Van Isle Wave - 2009 Intake Program
Van Isle Wave is excited to launch the 2009 Intake Program for 2021. Within the Intake program, players move from 8-aside soccer to a high performance training environment playing 11-aside, traveling to the lower mainland, competing against larger pools of players, and are asked to commit to our core values at the Wave representing Vancouver Island.
Van Isle Wave Intake Program
Within the Intake program, players move from 8-aside soccer to a high performance training environment playing 11-aside, traveling to the lower mainland, competing against larger pools of players, and are asked to commit to our core values at the Wave representing Vancouver Island.
Van Isle Wave/Pacific FC Coaches will lead the open tryouts (Phase 1 Training Style) at the Island Training Centre (ITC).
Important: PLAYERS CAN ONLY SIGN UP FOR A SINGLE SESSION.
Group 1: Tuesday Mar 02nd – 7:30 to 9:00pm (Maximum 45 players)
Group 2: Tuesday Mar 09th – 7:30 to 9:00pm (Maximum 45 players)
Group 1: Saturday Mar 06th – 7:00 to 8:30pm (Maximum 45 players)
Group 2: Saturday Mar 13th – 7:00 to 8:30pm (Maximum 45 players)
At the end of open tryouts, 50 to 60 players (per gender) will be selected to our “Invitational Tryouts”.
The Invitational Tryouts consist of 2 sessions (Phase 1 Training Style). Those players selected in the Open Tryouts will receive an email between Mar 14th and Mar 15th to choose between 2 dates, as below:
Boys Group 1: 9:00 to 11:00am (25 to 30 players)
Girls Group 1: 12:00 to 2:00pm (25 to 30 players)
Boys Group 2: 9:00 to 11:00am (25 to 30 players)
Girls Group 2: 12:000 to 2:00pm (25 to 30 players)
At the end of the “Invitation Tryouts”, 20 players (per gender) will be selected to our 2009 Intake Program – Spring Season.
Can we still go on vacation as a family?
Of course! The rest of Canada plays through the summer and it does not have an effect on their programs. One of the great benefits of the BCSPL program is the scheduled breaks throughout the season. There is a provision for a large break in December and the first half of January, as well as the month of July and the first half of August.
The December break is traditionally hard on Wave players in their first year because they are used to playing during this time and often their friends at school are still playing.
The driving factor of BCSPL is to produce a responsible and sustainable player development model in line with the Canadian Soccer Association’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) program. When provincial and national team programming occurs there will not be BCSPL league games scheduled so that selected players are free to attend and team performance does not suffer.
Can I play other sports?
The short and simple answer is yes, however this is not a short and simple matter. For a program to be athlete-centred there needs to be opportunities for rest and recovery.
We are fully supportive of BCSPL players taking part in other sports/clubs. The expectation for a Wave player is to commit to the team’s complete training and game schedule.
Wave coaches will be supportive of athlete’s involvement in other sports to a point. However the Wave program will require that players in the program view the BCSPL teams as their number one priority and must commit to team training plus games.
School soccer is the hardest extra activity to manage and it is important to speak to your team coach about the amount of training you are doing outside of the Wave to help ensure each player can be ready to perform to the best of their ability for their Wave team.
If your child does not make the team, we encourage them to continue to play and train at the highest level possible. It is important that the Wave continues to nurture programs that bridge the various levels of the game. We will also be working with the clubs to build a program up and down the island where a second group of identified players in each age group are able to connect directly with Wave training sessions and coaches.
If your child is released from Wave we will create mechanisms and opportunities for them to continue to be monitored in consultation with their club’s Technical Director.
To understand the Levels of Play on the island click here.
What is the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and why should my son or daughter play in this league?
It is the goal of BC Soccer to continue to be committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a stronger soccer nation. Part of the broad-based plan was the establishment of a two stream development process for the game. Those streams are known as grassroots and high performance. BCSPL, the high performance stream, started play in the fall of 2011. See www.bcsoccer.net for more information.
A key component of this process was the creation and development of a High Performance League in BC. This league is known as the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and will deliver on the following key development initiatives;
- Supports CSA’s “PLAYER FIRST” mentality and its Long Term Player Development strategy.
- Harmonizes all high performance levels of programming
- Eliminates congestion and provides greater clarity for all stakeholders
- Works within existing and supporting structures
- Drives improvements to all aspects of high performance soccer
How many teams in BCSPL?
There have been 8 franchises in the BCSPL since its inception, one from the Interior, one from the Island and the remaining six from the lower mainland. Each franchise has attempted to field 10 teams (5 boys, 5 girls) that will play in the following single age groups: U13-U16 and a combined U17/18 age group. And most years the league has been successful in fielding a full complement of teams. At the beginning of February the league has accepted four new franchises from the lower mainland into the league and they will enter on a graduated bases (starting at Intake).
Therefore there will be eight teams in each age group. On the island the U18 age group is always assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine the correct number of teams for the franchise. It is the goal in 2020-2021 to field 6 boy’s teams and 6 girl’s teams.
Lower Island Soccer Association, on behalf of both LISA and the Upper Island Soccer Association
- The British Columbia Premier League website.