Welcome to Albion FC

A Message from Technical Director, John Sneddon

Thanks to all of you who have signed up for the fall season. As Technical Director of Albion FC I look forward to working with all of you to create one of the best grassroots soccer clubs that is firmly rooted in our community.  As a club we fully endorse the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) program of the Canadian Soccer Association that places the development of children as its “ultimate goal.”  I have been asked a lot of questions about next season so the following hopefully will answer many of these inquiries regarding programs, coach education and the role of the Albion Technical Staff. If you have any questions that are not covered please feel free to email me.

GRASSROOTS I U4-U5 Parent and Child will run from mid-September to end of October 2015 on Sunday afternoons.  This is a six week fun-filled experience for both parent and child.  Children, jointly with their parent, learn the basic elements of physical literacy within a soccer related environment.  Each session is one hour in length led by our Adult Albion FC Technical Staff who have completed the Active Start Certification Stage 1 of the LTPD Canadian Soccer Association.  We are also planning a spring session in 2016 that will run for six weeks.  We hope to have Upper Albion Park as the location of the program.

GRASSROOTS I U6-U7 will operate from mid-September 2015 to March 2016.  All sessions will take place on Saturdays.  All sessions will be run by the Adult Albion FC Technical Staff who have completed FUNdamentals Stage 2 of the LTPD Canadian Soccer Association. This program focuses on physical literacy for 5 and 6 year olds featuring the development of basic soccer skills in a co-ed environment.  As per the name given to this stage of soccer development FUN through soccer related games and activities is “the ultimate goal.”

GRASSROOTS II U8-U10 is team based with Parent Volunteer Coaches closely mentored by the Albion FC Technical Staff.  All our U8 to U10 boys and girls will be placed on ‘house’ teams that will compete against local clubs.  In our first year our teams played against Abbotsford and Langley FC.  We are hoping to complete against other local clubs in the coming seasons.  The Albion FC Technical staff will be evaluating all our players from August onward through the fall and will select players to play in ‘prospect’ games against Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley FC during the fall of 2015.  House league games will be on Saturdays while the ‘prospect’ games will take place on various Sundays.  We hope to have the schedule for both house and ‘prospect’ games completed for distribution to parents and players prior to the start of the first league game.

SUPER 8s U11 AND U12 Boys and Girls teams will play against other clubs in and out of the Alouette District.  We will have both ‘house’ and ‘select’ teams in both ages and genders.  For all these players the Albion FC Technical staff will evaluate players from August through to March.  The evaluation of players is an on-going process and the pathway for Albion FC players is toward the Fraser Valley BCSPL franchise.  We already have graduates of an earlier U6-U7 program playing in the BCSPL and we will endeavour to develop more players to that level.  At all levels of skill we will endeavour to make their soccer experience an enjoyable one whether it is ‘house’, ‘select’ or ‘elite’.
 
DIVISIONAL U13 TO U18 Boys and Girls teams will compete in 5 District and BC Coastal Girls respectively.  We will have more teams in divisional to add to our U17 Girls who were Champions this year beating Aldergrove FC 3-2 in a very well contested game this spring.
 
SPRING AND FALL LEAGUE ACADEMIES will be operated by the Albion FC Technical Staff for any players who wish extra training in the game. Presently we have our Spring League Academy training in April and games going into June.  We hope to set aside Monday nights as the day for Fall League Academy but more details will follow once we are given our field assignments in July.  In both cases Albion FC Academies are NOT MANDATORY and we hope to attract players of all skill levels to help them improve and make them more successful in the game.

COACH EDUCATION is a main priority for this club.  We had some of our coaches take Soccer for Life (S4L) this year and hope to have another S4L in the fall.  With the cooperation of the Abbotsford Soccer Club we will jointly host FUNdamentals (aimed at coaching 6-8 year olds) August 22 and Learning to Train (aimed at coaching 9-12 year olds) August 29 and 30 at Bateman Park.  I strongly encourage all coaches at these age levels to take these courses.

I hope the above helps you understand where our club will be heading and the programs we will be delivering.

John Sneddon
Technical Director
Albion Football Club
td@albionfc.ca


"Where Kids are the Ultimate Goal"

 

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Posted 4/23/2015 Ref # 80

U16 Girls Evaluations

U16 Girls Evaluations

WhenTimeLocationWho
Sat, May 2, 201510:00 am to NoonWestview Turf FieldU16 Girls (born 2000)

Please register players here to participate in this evaluation day.

 
Posted 4/22/2015 Ref # 50

Spring Camps for Kanaka Creek School Students

Spring Break Camp for Kanaka Elementary School Students

Camp runs Monday through Thursday. Please dress your child weather appropriate as these sessions will run rain or shine. No lunches will be supplied, so please bring your own snacks or juices.

Cost $110 and includes an Albion FC T-Shirt and soccer ball.

DateTimeLocationAge Group
April 27-30, 20159:30 - NoonSRT Turf Field5 to 12 yrs old





 
Posted 4/15/2015 Ref # 76

Goalie Clinics!

Albion FC - Free Goalie Clinics!

When: Friday nights during the spring season
Where: SRT
Who: U8 - U10 - 5:45 to 6:30 pm
U11 & up - 6:30 to 7:15 pm
What: Join Coach Steven Read as he teaches footwork, diving, handling, shot stopping, crosses and much more!


 
Posted 4/11/2015 Ref # 51

Spring League Academy

Spring League Academy - Register Now!
Registration Cutoff date - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Dates: April 8 to June 20, 2015

This is a combination of regular spring league and spring academy rolled into one program. Players will receive a one hour and fifteen minute training session per week and games will be played every other weekend. All sessions will be coached by the Albion FC Technical Staff. Games will be coached by the Albion FC Technical Staff and Parent Volunteer Coaches.

COST: $140 Includes Albion FC T-Shirt and water bottle.

DayTimeLocation Age Group
Monday Training Day6:15 - 7:30 PMSRTU9 & U10 Boys & Girls 
(Born 2006/2005)
Wednesday Training Day6:15 - 7:30 PMSRTU7 & U8 Boys & Girls
(Born 2008/2007)
Friday Training Day6:15 - 7:30 PMSRTU11 & U12 Boys & Girls
(Born 2004/2003)

 
Posted 4/3/2015 Ref # 48

Albion FC Announces 2015 - 2016 Coaching Staff



Albion FC is proud to announce our Coaching Staff for the 2015/2016 season.

DivisionCoach(s)
U11A Girls
U11A Boys
Darryl Evans & Bill McFadyen
John Sneddon
U12A Girls
U12A Boys
Jason Bermudez
Shawn Blakeway
U13 Boys
U13 Girls
Steve Pena
TBA
U14 BoysTBA
U16 GirlsSteve Pena
U18 GirlsDennis Tjernagle


 
Posted 3/24/2015 Ref # 56

Maple Ridge Chrysler Bag Winners!

Congratulations to all the WINNERS of a rolling bag from our sponsor Maple Ridge Chrysler:

·         Brayden Vecchiato
·         Jaxson Bowser
·         Cade Armour
·         Kail Slater
·         Canyon Gudaitis
·         Kaylin Selvage
·         Declan Schrader
·         Lauren Sullivan
·         Delilah Jordan
·         Lucky Gudaitis
·         Derrian Peden
·         Makenna Camire
·         Dominic McKeever
·         Megan Picard
·         Dylan Madden
·         Mia Stone-Wilson
·         Emily Buzza
·         Neo Zhang
·         Evan Hurren
·         Riley Bowser
·         Finnley Skelton
·         Riley Johnson
·         Greg Adams
·         Seyi Jeong

A huge thank you to all those that came out to Valley Fair Mall this past weekend to either say hello or sign your kids up for our Spring, Summer and Fall programs. We appreciate the support we are getting from this awesome community!


 
Posted 2/24/2015 Ref # 42

Thank You!


 
Posted 2/24/2015 Ref # 40

VOTES ARE IN!

Big welcome to the three new board members voted in at our AGM last night. 

We’d like to announce Richard McBride as Albion FC’s new Vice President, and Carrie Hurren and Andrew Anderson into the Director at Large positions. 

Combined with their knowledge in soccer, kid’s involvement, and positive intentions to build a strong foundation in this community, it’s clear that the three bring valuable virtues and strong skills to support the club. 

On behalf of Albion FC we welcome you all to the team and we look forward to working with you to ensure that the kids in our community, the coaches that guide them, and the parents supporting their children’s opportunities in soccer, together, are all having fun playing great soccer!




 
Posted 2/22/2015 Ref # 18

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FEBRUARY 23, 2015

We are holding our first Annual General Meeting on February 23, 2015 at Samuel Robertson Technical School beginning at 7:00 PM

Samuel Robertson Technical School is located at: 10445 245 St, Maple Ridge
One main order of business with be to finalize the Albion FC Constitution & Bylaw and appoint the Vice President and two Member-at-Large positions.

We have received the following applications for the Vice-President’s position:
  • Mike Coulter
  • Richard McBride
We have received the following applications for the Member-at-Large positions (there are two vacant positions):
  • Andrew Anderson
  • Carrie Hurren
Members are asked to bring photo ID as all active members are entitled to vote. An individual or family is entitled to one vote for each currently enrolled family member if those members are Minor Players.

The agenda is as follows:

Call to Order
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Elections
New Business
Open Forum
Adjournment

 
Posted 1/30/2015 Ref # 19

New Website

While we are currently under some new website construction, please enjoy the new site and visit our registration page for Spring Soccer and enjoy some early bird pricing for fall/winter registration in 2015/16.


We welcome your comments and feedback to: albionfc@live.com

 


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