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Registration Now FULL! BC Soccer Second Annual FREE Grassroots Futsal Festival


Registration is now FULL for BC Soccer's Second Annual Free Grassroots Futsal Festival. Thank you to all of the teams who registered

Vancouver BC, November 14 – After a successful inaugural Grassroots Futsal Festival in 2014, BC Soccer is happy to host the second annual BC Soccer Grassroots Futsal Festival on January 2-4, 2015. The festival will not only create a educational environment that teaches U9-U12 kids to play the game of futsal, but the festival will also be delivered in the FIFA Festival model, adapted for the game of futsal by the BC Soccer.  The free festival is open to U9 to U12 teams and will take place at the University of Fraser Valley’s Envision Athletics Centre.

“The 2014 Grassroots Futsal Festival was incredibly successful and we really look forward to hosting another free festival in January of 2015,” said Don Moslin, BC Soccer Grassroots Committee Chair. “Festivals are a great way for kids to explore futsal in a fun and dynamic environment and we excited to co-host more of these festivals in other regions of British Columbia later this season.”

BC Soccer’s Free Grassroots Futsal Festival incorporates a coach education portion on the Friday evening prior to festival games and activities beginning on Saturday.  The coach education sessions will be conducted both on-field and in the classroom and at least one coach from each team must attend. The sessions will cover grassroots futsal specific training techniques that coaches will able to deliver to their teams.

Event Details

When: January 2-4, 2015
Where: The University of Fraser Valley, Envision Athletics Centre (33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC)
Open to: Girls & Boys U9 -U12
Entry Fee: FREE!

Overview of Activities

  • Teams will participate in a mixture of games and workshops (Official Grassroots Futsal balls will be provided by BC Soccer)
    • The University of Fraser Valley Women’s Varsity team will be on hand participating and supporting throughout the weekend!
  • All teams will alternate between game and workshops stations.
  • Recommended roster size is 12 (large rosters can be split into two teams), however if your team has slightly less or more, we can accommodate.
  • Teams will participate on both Saturday and Sunday.
  • Teams must have one coach attend the Friday, January 2 Coaching Education Session from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Space is limited so register early!

Schedule of Events

Friday January 2, 2015

  • Coach education component (classroom and on-field)
  • Introduce Grassroots Futsal and the role of the Grassroots Futsal coach in training and competition
  • On field component introduces/reviews Grassroots Futsal specific techniques and formations

Saturday January 3th, 2015

  • Player – Teams will rotate between game stations and skill workshop stations so that players and coaches can learn Grassroots Futsal specific skills/tactics and apply them in a game environment.
  • Coaches - Will receive feedback and mentorship during the festival from BC Soccer’s Grassroots Futsal tutor and Regional Grassroots tutors.

Sunday January 4th, 2015

  • Player – Teams will rotate between game stations and skill workshop stations so that players and coaches can learn Grassroots Futsal specific skills/tactics and apply them in a game environment.

How to Register

To register your team please email Dan Turvill (danturvill@bcsoccer.net) and submit the following application form – 2015 GRASSROOTS FUTSAL FESTIVAL APPLICATION

Please note that applications will be accept on a first come first serve basis until the festival is full.

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game in British Columbia. The professional not-for-profit society is committed to developing the game by inspiring British Columbians to lifelong active, inclusive and team play. Its vision is to pursue Canada’s foremost integrated soccer development system built upon club, school, varsity and professional team excellence.

BC Soccer is comprised of 150 member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, spanning more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,500 referees, and thousands of coaches and other volunteer administrators and soccer leaders. Working with these member Clubs, Districts and Leagues, BC Soccer will operate under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer will promote the integral soccer values of authenticity, unity and integrity.

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