The Richmond FC Spring Open (Recreational) Development Program is open to girls and boys born 2017 to 2003 and is a new and exciting soccer program which ensures every child has fun while developing soccer and physical literacy skills. The ODP program also uses soccer as a vehicle to develop social skills and core values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play and respect. The program includes 3 sessions a week (2 training sessions and Saturday games). Programming is developed by Richmond FC Acting Technical Director, David Thorburn.
Programming will run April 6 to July 17 (no soccer on April 5 or May 24).
2021 Spring ODP Program Information (click link for info)
SATURDAY GAME TIMES:
Saturday games times will be dependent on what Provincial Health Orders are in place at that time. Current PHOs do not allow for more than 50 people on a field, and this impacts playing times as there are more than 50 players in each age group, so an entire age group cannot play at the same time. Proposed range for Saturday games times are as follows (1 hour in listed time).
U4-U6 = 9am-11am
U7 = 11am-1pm
U8 = 1pm-3pm
U9-U10 = 9am-12pm
U11-U12 = 9am-1pm
Once registration closes and the number of teams are determined as well as any revision to PHOs are communicated from the government, more specific Saturday playing times will be circulated out. Until then, this is the club’s best approximation. Thank-you for your patience.
For U13-U18, game times are determined by the Cascadia Spring Soccer League and this will be available to club’s after April 2.
♦ All players require shin guards, soccer socks and cleats. Players will receive a League t-shirt that is theirs to keep.
♦ Players will be placed on teams within their age group and teams are coached by parent volunteers.
♦ Parent volunteers are required for coaching teams (you will be placed with your child). There is a box on the registration form to indicate interest in coaching. If you have questions about coaching, please contact David Thorburn at email@example.com .
♦ Licensed staff coaches facilitate practice sessions. Games are run by parent volunteer coaches.
♦ Player placement requests are taken for those born in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.
♦ Spring soccer is co-ed for U4-U8. Where numbers permit separate boys and girls programming will run for U9-U12. U13-U18 programming is separate girls and boys.
♦ Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
U4-U6 = $150 Early Bird Registration to February 28th. After February 28th $200. After March 29th $50 late fee applied to all registrations.
U7-U12 = $325 to March 29th. After March 29th $50 late fee is applied to all registrations.
U13-U18 = $375 to March 29th (however $50 for Cascadia will be invoiced in April). After March 29th a $50 late fee is applied to all registrations.
All soccer programming will be delivered in accordance with BC Soccer/ViaSport and the Ministry of Health Covid-19 safety protocols. All soccer programming is subject to any Provincial Health Orders that may be in place at the time.