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Welcome New Parents. Burnaby Girls Soccer Club U6/U7 2011-2012 Season. Introductions and Agenda. Burnaby Girls Soccer Club Basics of Micro Soccer Practice Times Game Times & Rules Equipment Who To Contact Parents ’ Responsibilities Volunteer Team Positions Risk Management

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Welcome new parents

Welcome New Parents

Burnaby Girls Soccer Club U6/U7

2011-2012 Season

Introductions and agenda
Introductions and Agenda

  • Burnaby Girls Soccer Club

  • Basics of Micro Soccer

  • Practice Times

  • Game Times & Rules

  • Equipment

  • Who To Contact

  • Parents’ Responsibilities

  • Volunteer Team Positions

  • Risk Management

  • Your Daughter’s Soccer Future

  • Upcoming Dates

Burnaby girls soccer club
Burnaby Girls Soccer Club

  • BGSC was formed in the 1991/92 season as a group of parents and coaches interested in promoting girls soccer

  • The club strives to offer a full program including Micro, Mini and Super 8 soccer, and at the divisional level – Metro, Gold, Silver & Bronze teams.    

  • BGSC Motto 

               A Place for Every Girl to Play

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Burnaby Girls Soccer Club

  • The BGSC Executive team consisting of volunteer parents 

  • Paid positions Technical Staff, Field Administrator, Bookkeeper and Referee Coordinator

  • BGSC's long term goal is to provide a club for female soccer players in Burnaby to progress from 5 years old through to 18 years old and them continue to play at the U21 and Women levels

  • We have had former players return to coach at BGSC and soon hope to have their children start to play in our club

Micro coordinators
Micro Coordinators

  • Email: 

    • [email protected]

    • Currently Vacant – Need a volunteer!

    • [email protected]

    • Heidi Hughes and Paul Ruben

  • Help with assigning teams and practice times

  • Coordinating with coaches

Basics of micro soccer
Basics of Micro Soccer

  • Play is 3 on 3 for U6

  • Play is 4 on 4 for U7 (goalie added)

  • Plays on a smaller, narrower field

  • Focus is on having fun

  • If the girls can run towards the right net, they are doing great


Forming the team
Forming the Team

  • Girls are grouped by their schools and general location unless a specific request has been made

  • No specific considerations for balancing the skill set of the teams

Practice times
Practice Times

  • Determined by team's coach(es) based on available school times offered by Burnaby School District

  • Girls who cannot make their team practice times may request to be placed on a different team

Game times
Game Times

  • Sundays 12pm to 3pm

  • Canlan (Burnaby 8 Rinks)

  • Schedule based on number of teams

  • Games, 50 minutes each

Game playing rules
Game Playing Rules

  • Parents are to watch from outside of the boards

  • Only 2 coaches on turf, one maximum on play field with girls

  • Minimize sideline coaching

  • Try to let the game play without much stoppage

  • No food or drink to be opened on the turf except for water


  • Nets, soccer balls, and uniforms provided by Burnaby Girls Soccer to coaches

  • Each girl will be loaned a uniform

  • Each girl responsible for shin guards and soccer boots with rubber cleats (shin guards are mandatory)

  • Runners at practices

Who to contact
Who To Contact

  • Team Specific Items – contact Team Coach

  • General questions – contact Coordinator

    • [email protected]

    • [email protected]

  • Gym times – Coach/Manager should contact [email protected]

    BGSC Club Phone Line: 604-432-1976

Parents responsibility to team
Parents' Responsibility to Team

  • Let coaches know in advance if your child will not be attending a practice or a game

  • Attend all practices and games

  • No drop-offs

    • Might as well volunteer for a team position!

Volunteer team positions
Volunteer Team Positions

  • Coach

    • Runs practices and games

    • Takes turn acting as referee in games

  • Assistant Coach

    • Assists the coach in conducting practices and games

    • Fills in when the coach is unavailable

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Volunteer Team Positions

  • Team Manager

    • Keeps list of players and contact information

    • Contacts players with any necessary information in regards to practice/game changes etc.

  • Team Mom

    • Required if Coach and Assistant Coach(es) are male

    • Must ensure that female adult is present at every practice and game 

Risk management
Risk Management

  • Criminal record checks,

  • BGSC requires all volunteers to get a Police Criminal check every two years

  • There is a letter on the club website in the documents section

  • http://www.burnabygirlssoccerclub.com

  • Print the letter and take it with you to the Police station - there should be not cost if you do this.

Your daughter s soccer future
Your Daughter’s Soccer Future

  • Mini Soccer (U8, U9 U10)

    • Teams formed by School & Location (remain the same)

    • U8s play in house; U9s & U10s play teams in Burnaby and Tri-cities

  • Super 8’s (U11 & U12)

    • Start of select soccer (tryouts)

    • House teams formed by School & Location

    • Games played within the Lower Mainland

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Your Daughter’s Soccer Future

  • Divisional Soccer (U13 - U18)

    • Levels – Metro, Gold, Silver & Bronze

    • Vancouver Island -> Chilliwack

  • Women Soccer (U21 and up)

    • BGSC Canadians

Upcoming dates
Upcoming Dates

  • Sept 10 - Orientation Day for U6s at Canlan, 2-3pm

  • Sept 11 – Get To Know Each Other Day

  • Sept 17 - Coaching Clinic at Canlan, 2-3pm

  • Sept 18 - Games start

  • Oct 9 - No games (Thanksgiving Day weekend)

  • Oct 18 & 22 - Photo Days

  • Nov 26 - Club Pub Night

  • Dec 11 - Last games before Christmas

  • Jan 9 - Games resume

  • Mar 4 - End of season wind-up


  • Any Questions?

Have a great season
Have a great season!

Thank you very much for the time you give our clubA Place for Every Girl to Play