The program gives players a further opportunity to train in a player-centred environment, focusing on the development of the individual. In addition, this allows a heavy emphasis on coaching individual player habits to help athletes reach their potential and get to the next level. The United Development Program is structured so players aren’t trained as ‘teams’, rather, groups can be varied to accommodate player’s individual needs.
To raise the standard of youth soccer in the Comox-Strathcona Region of Vancouver Island.
To enhance the performance of everyone individually & collectively, in a high energy, competitive & excellence driven environment to help support the goal of elevating the players to higher levels of play.
Energy: Enjoyable & high energy will encompass all aspects of our program
Competitive: We will allow children to showcase their inert desire to compete
Excellence: We will raise the standards of everyone involved
Opportunity: Through showcasing & role modelling, we will push players to higher levels of play.
United Development Program 2023/2024
Monday's Vanier Turf Field (3001 Vanier Dr., Courtenay, BC V9N 5Y2)
$125/Phase (less than $14/session) - Players registered for all 3 Phases will be granted a $50 rebate.
Players must register for each Phase during the period the Phase's registration is open. Registration for Phase 2 and Phase 3 opens approximately Week 6 of the previous Phase. For example Phase 2 registration will open approximately Week 6 of Phase 1, early November. UDP will accept registrations until Week 4 of the current Phase. Starting the week before UDP starts, registration requests received between Friday and Monday will not be processed until Tuesday. See below for when each Phase Registration will open.
Phase 1 (Sept. - Nov.)
Phase 2 (Jan. - Mar.)
Phase 3 (Apr. - Jun.)
All sessions will be around ‘developing the individual’, focusing on age and stage appropriate player habits. In addition, sessions will include the 4 moments of the game (where possible).
All United Development Program coaches have valid criminal record checks and are committed to ongoing development and education. This is to help create the safest and best possible environments for players to enjoy and develop in.
Coaches currently confirmed for the 2021/22 Program:
More coaches TBD
If you have any additional questions, please email Darrin McLeod firstname.lastname@example.org
Your child does not need to register for all 3 Phases. Individual Phase registration was designed to allow players and families to choose which Phase(s) work best for them. Players must be registered in the current phase to participate in the Jamborees. Phase 1 and Phase 2 Jamborees are now built into the weekly Monday training nights. The last session of each Phase will end with a Jamboree night. Phase 3 will have a Sunday inter club Jamboree hosted by CVUSC. To participate in this Jamboree the player must be registered for Phase 3. CVUSC is introducing a Future Competitive program for U11 players, players wishing to be in this program must be registered for the UDP.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 Jamboree will be held the last Monday. Players will play a series of small-sided games during their time slot. Players will be organized into teams on the night.
Phase 3 Jamboree is an event (free of cost) hosted by CVUSC where players in the United Development Program are placed into teams and will play 2 games over the course of the day. Other clubs will be invited to send teams to play in this Jamboree. Phase 3 Jamboree will be hosted on a weekend at the end of the phase.
Teams will be made based on the following factors:
The Future Competitive Program is for all U11 players that want extra training/competition and are thinking about joining the Competitive Program at U12. This program helps bridge the gap between the Valley Youth Soccer League and full-time Competitive Programming. Players will be placed into training groups and receive some additional Sunday morning training session (free of cost) between the months of April 2022 - June 2022 (dates to be identified by CVUSC staff).
Some games will be arranged, depending on the availability of competition. A team or teams will be organized to attend the Slurpee Cup May Long Weekend in Kamloops.
Players must be registered in Phase 3 UDP to participate in the Future Competitive U11 Program.
U10 players are not eligible to participate unless identified by CVUSC Technical staff.
Future Competitive additional training and locally planned games are free. Players will be required to pay an administration and entry fee into the Slurpee Cup and all expenses associated with attending the tournament.