News and Announcements

Learn How to Run the Lines

Submitted by President on Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:43

Out of Bounds?

Do you really know when the ball is out of bounds? Most soccer fans (and some players!) are surprised by the picture to the left. Well here’s your chance to learn about this, and the other rules of the game. Not to mention you’ll learn how to run the lines for that “rare” game when the opposing club doesn’t provide anyone to run the lines (can you hear me Bays and JDF?) And Mini’s parents will be better prepared to help out on Saturday mornings at Braefoot.

Lakehill Referee Coordinator Al Moir will be delivering a course on running the lines this Sunday November 12th from 6-7:30pm. It will be held in the Junior School Building at St Margaret’s School which is located at 1080 Lucas Avenue (across the street from Lakehill School.) The course is free for all Lakehill members.

Anyone who is interested in learning how to run the lines, the real rules of the game, and what all those flag signals mean, is encouraged to attend. At the completion of the clinic you will better understand the duties and responsibilities of an A/R as spelled out in the FIFA Laws of the Game and will leave with a handout that you can refer to before assuming the role of Assistant Referee. This is your opportunity to learn the proper signal technique; positioning; and the roles and responsibilities of an assistant referee. Who knows – maybe you’ll find your next part time job!

Anyone interested in attending should contact Al by email to confirm their attendance.

GK Masterclass with Montreal Impact's Evan Bush!

Submitted by Technical Director on Mon, 11/06/2017 - 14:59
Evan Bush

 

Come join 'Keeper Culture' on Monday, November 13th for an amazing day of training and classroom keeper learning with MLS Montreal Impact No.1 goalkeeper Evan Bush.  We are offering 5 different packages so everyone has a chance to take part. There is limited space so please sign up right away! We will be doing a 3 hour field training session and a classroom keeper education session.

  1. Complete Day (Training/Classroom/Training DriFit Top/Lunch) $115 + TAX
  2. Just Training (Training at Braefoot with optional add on training top) $75 + TAX
  3. Just Classroom (Classroom Session with optional add on lunch and training top) $40 + TAX
  4. Field Pass ( Access to be on the field to be close up to the training field sessions to learn all you can from Evan) $15 + TAX
  5. Field Pass & Classroom ( Access to be on the field for the training session plus the classroom education session - lunch and top add-on optional $55 + TAX

Field Training: 9:00am-12:00pm  @ Braefoot Turf

Classroom: 1:15pm-3:15pm @ Ticket Rocket HQ across from the Royal Theatre

The classroom session will be supplied with lunch by our Friends at Chorizo & Co and drinks provided by Phillips Soda Works. Complete Day Packages have lunch included. Classroom only sign-ups can add the lunch package for $10. Lunch will be a sandwich,cookie and natural soda or water.
ALL PRICES and registration are available at the Keeper Culture website.

Any questions please email at info@keeperculture.com

Victoria  Keeper Culture Day Goalkeeping Camp:

From Evan:
I’m excited to bring a new element of coaching and educating to Victoria. Like most day camps, we will do a three-hour field session to work on many elements of our game. Everything from shot stopping and handling to dealing with crosses and distribution. Every minute of the time on the field will be used effectively in order to sharpen us at our craft of goalkeeping and push us to new limits. We encourage an open mind and a competitive mindset.
Unlike all day camps, we will offer a unique perspective of the goalkeeping position during a “classroom” session. During this segment of the camp we will focus on situational play while looking at specific decisions that goalkeepers must make over the course of each game. The idea behind the classroom session is to make it highly interactive and that of an open forum. We will encourage dialogue from coaches, players, and parents in order to help not only the player, but those around him so there is a clear understanding as to why goalkeepers make the decisions they make. We will also cover the “unseen” aspect of the game, which is the mental preparation and daily body maintenance every athlete must perfect in order to perform at the highest level. As careers progress these are the margins that will separate the good from the great and those that are able to not only make the jump to the next level, but have success at that level.
 

With the years of experience that both Trevor and Evan possess in the field of goalkeeping this promises to be an extremely insightful and educational opportunity for young goalkeepers and coaches alike. This type of camp is exactly what 'Keeper Culture' is about. Come see what it takes to reach the next level of your career in an open and inviting setting.

 

 

Weather Related Closures

Submitted by President on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:34

As the wind and rain become more constant, please check the Lakehill website for regular updates about field closures (and a handy weather forecast).

When grass fields are closed, grass field teams should move their practices to the turf.

Please check with the existing turf users for a spot to use (don't take too much space).

Small-sided activities are the word of the day!

Reserved space for grass field users

After all the cancellations last year, we’ll be doing our best to keep the fields open as much as possible this year, and if it looks like things are going in the same direction, we’ll try to come up with ways to make up some of that all-important soccer time.

In the meantime, bundle up, layer your players, and don’t forget to dry out that gear between practices. Kids won’t melt, but they might get trench foot…! And provided the weather cooperates…

Photo Day Postponed

Submitted by President on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:53

Due to the threat of rain, photo day has officially been postponed. Photos will take place January 7th and 14th, inside the Braefoot Community Centre. A schedule will be released in early January.

Female Soccer Day 2017

Submitted by President on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:31

Prospect Lake Soccer Club is hosting Female Soccer Day 2017 this Sunday, October 22nd!

The goal of this FREE event is to acknowledge and encourage female participation in soccer. UVic Vikes and Island Wave players will be leading training sessions for the girls ages 4-18 (U5-U18 in soccer lingo!).

The event is open for players of ANY club in Victoria and also for kids who currently don’t play soccer at all. Every participant will get a t-shirt and BBQ lunch!

Schedule

  • 9 am – 12 pm: Active Start Coaching Clinic (Ages 16+) - see Active Start registration info below
  • 10:30 – 11:30 am: U7-U18 goaltending clinic
  • 12 – 1:30 pm: Free BBQ for participants
  • 1 – 2 pm: U5-U12 skills sessions with Vikes and VI Wave players
  • 2 – 3 pm: U13-U18 skills sessions with Vikes and VI Wave players

The schedule may change, please check plsc.org for the most up to date info.

All events are for females only. Pre-registration for all sessions is required. Please email Julie Ainsworth if you have any questions.

 

Active Start Coaching Clinic Registration

The Active Start Coaching Clinic (9 am to 12 pm) is free and open to any female 16+. Planning on coaching a team? Just want to learn more about coaching in general? This is the perfect place to start!

To register visit www.coachcentre.ca

  1. Click the grey ‘Register’ button
  2. Choose ‘BC Soccer’ from the drop down box, and click ‘Next’
  3. You will now enter the registration form. Complete the fields
  4. Once you have completed the registration form, you will have created a Coach Centre account and you should be looking at the Coach Centre home page.
  5. You will now be able to search the available courses and register! Course number is 1563. Course code is PLASGIRLS.