WHITEHORSE Football Club


ANNOUNCING - GIRLS ONLY! Recreation & Premier

As you register for this outdoor season, you will see "GIRLS only!" options.  We want girls to be proud of their skill and dedication to soccer and mostly to their own development. As we strive to building stronger players we can better represent Yukon at large competitions if we develop girls alongside other girls rather than in COED teams with small numbers of girls.



OUTDOOR SCOPE & REGISTRATIONS 2017

OUTDOOR SOCCER Registation OPENS Monday, FEBRUARY 20th, 9:00am

All registrations are on-line.  
Please return to this site on Feb. 20th and click on the button below:




OUTDOOR SEASON runs - May 1 to June 22, 2017

RATES and Proposed Schedules are found
HERE (all dates, locations and times are subject to change)

SAVE THE DATE!
Outdoor Championships:
U9-U11           June 16-18, 2017
U12 + older     June 23-25, 2017



Northwestel Indoor Futsal Championships:
March 10-11, 2017    SAVE THE DATE!
YSA will post schedules by end of February.

 


FITNESS TAX CREDITS 2017

Federal Government Ends Tax Credits Jan 1 2017
In April 2016, the federal government announced that they were ending the Fitness Tax Credit program in the 2017 tax year. Credits are applied to the taxation year in which transactions are made so a purchase made on Dec 31, 2016 would count in the 2016 tax year and would still be eligible for credit. But as of January 1, 2017, registrations are not eligible for tax credits because they fall in the 2017 tax year. As a result, Zone4 has stopped issuing tax credit receipts on Jan 1st 2017.  

For more information on the changes to the Fitness Tax Credit program and the budget descision, please see here: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2016/qa06-eng.html

 



SCHEDULES for INDOOR 2016-17

FUNdamentals 1 - 2017 Indoor SCHEDULE
FUNdamentals 2 - 2017 Indoor SCHEDULE
U13 REC - 2017 Indoor SCHEDULE

FIRST KICKS - TIMBITS SOCCER!

Session #2 starts Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 runs till Feb. 18th, 2017

Born in 2013 - 9:00am - 9:50 am
Born in 2012 - 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Born in 2011 - 11:00 am - 11:50 am

All sessions are at Christ the King Elementary School - please show up and you will be directed to your team.  Indoor shoes must be worn.  Jerseys and soccer balls will be provided.



FUTSAL 5 Fridays  
Starts up again Friday, Jan. 13th, 2017.  All games are at the CGC.
U7-U9       5:45-6:45pm - COACHES: Grant Zazula & Cali Battersby
U11          6:45-7:45pm - COACHES: Geof Harries & Drew Whittaker
U13-U17   7:45-8:45pm - COACHES: Edgar Musonda


PREMIER SCHEDULE
Please note there are NO SESSIONS: Dec. 23, 25, 30, Jan. 1, Feb 10 & 24.
Starts up again Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2017.  Fridays start again Jan. 13th, 2017.
U7 & U9   11:00 am - Noon COACHES: Grant Zazula, Cali Battersby, Kevin Benson, Tyra Jones
U11          Noon - 1:00 pm COACHES: Geof Harries, Drew Whittaker, Charlotte van Randen
U14          1:00 - 2:00 pm COACHES: Edgar Musonda
U16          2:00 - 3:00 pm COACHES: Edgar Musonda

**Note that some PREMIER TEAMS may also have additional training times, other than those listed above, during the season in preparations for tournaments.

 



UPCOMING CLINICS & MEETINGS NOTICES:


- 2017 quarterly evaluation and planning meetings plus coaching clinics:

  • April 28, 2017 - coaches evaluation meetings/coaching Clinic/ summer planning meeting

  • July 28, 2017  - coaches evaluation meetings/coaching Clinic/ fall planning meeting

  • ​Oct.​ 27, 2017- coaches evaluation meetings/coaching Clinic/ winter planning meeting

 


FUTSAL 101 - CLICK HERE to find out more about FUTSAL with this link to Canada Futsal. 

FUTSAL RULES - CLICK HERE 

 


 

Whitehorse FC announces hiring of Edgar Musonda as Head Coach and Technical Director



Whitehorse FC is excited to announce that Edgar Musonda will take on the role of Head Coach and Technical director for the club. Edgar brings over 15 years of international experience and expertise to youth soccer and we feel very strongly that his leadership will be a huge step forward for the soccer community of Whitehorse and the Yukon.

Edgar has coached both soccer and futsal in Whitehorse since 2012, most recently leading the U16 Boys futsal team to a bronze medal at the 2016 Arctic Winter Games in Greenland.  Edgar’s soccer coaching and management career began in his home country of Zambia where in 1998 he established the “Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy”. This successful academy focusses on grassroots youth community development through sports, at the same time providing the tools necessary for players to compete at the highest levels internationally across Africa, Europe and North America. https://chiparambabreakthroughsportsacademy.com/   His impressive coaching and management record also includes Ajax Cape Town in South Africa, Loughborough College in England and the Ottawa Internationals Soccer Club in Ontario. On top of his vast international coaching experience, Edgar also holds a Bachelor of Sports Science with Sports Management degree from Loughborough University and Diploma in Education with focus on Physical Education and History from the University of Zambia. 

Edgar will bring his commitment to high quality soccer instruction together with his passion for community development and humanitarian outreach and help Whitehorse FC become established as a cornerstone of our local sports community. In his role as Head Coach and Technical Director, Edgar will be responsible for developing, overseeing and implementing all recreational and competitive (PREMIER) soccer programming for Whitehorse FC. He will also provide coaching leadership by mentoring, training and assisting our established coaches to implement sport philosophy and programming to help our young soccer players achieve their goals. We are confident that through Edgar’s leadership and nurturing, our young soccer players in Whitehorse will be on the right path to grow as confident and healthy young people and emerge as skilled athletes that can play the game at any level. 

We all look forward to seeing and working with Edgar on the pitch this upcoming winter indoor season. 

Edgar can be contacted directly at td@sportyukon.com 

 


DATES TO REMEMBER (subject to change):

  • YSA Northwestel Indoor Championships - March 10-11, 2017

  • END of RECREATIONAL INDOOR SEASON - March 11, 2017

  • Whitehorse JUNEAU EXCHANGE (Soccer and Futsal) - April 2017

 


Whitehorse Minor Soccer Annual General Meeting 2016

Was held MWednesday, Sept. 14th, 2016.  The following board was elected to WMS, with three vacancies still to be filled:

  • President - Grant Zazula

  • 1st Vice President - vacant

  • 2nd Vice President - vacant

  • Secretary - Crystal McLean

  • Treasurer - Michael Lauer

  • Directors at large; Derric Lewis, Kevin Benson, J.P. Ladreue, Gary Rusnak


COACHES CORNER:

Please feel free to download any of the following materials for your coaching experience:

RETREAT LINE links:

Here is a quick PRESENTATION about the retreat line.  This is some INFORMATION about the retreat line.

SOCCER NATION "Decision Making in the early years"


Soccer Canada Fundamentals - U7 - U9 skills and drills:

  1. Fundamentals - Week 1

  2. Fundamentals - Week 2

  3. Fundamentals - Week 3

  4. Fundamentals - Week 4

  5. Fundamentals - Week 5

  6. Fundamentals - Week 6

  7. Fundamentals - Week 7

  8. Fundamentals - Week 8

  9. Fundamentals - Week 9

  10. Fundamentals - Week 10

Other resources:
 

  • BYTE SIZE COACHING - go to http://www.bytesizecoaching.com

    • username: wmsoccer

    • password: yukongold

  • PDF - Canada Soccer Pathways Coaches Tool Kit Active Start Level 1 - Ages: U4-U6.  Gives the youngest players the opportunity
    to develop basic movement skills like running, jumping, landing, kicking, throwing, and catching in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement. 

  • PDF - Canada Soccer Pathways Coaches Tool Kit Fundamentals Level 2 - Ages U6-U10.  Allows children
    to develop their movement ABCs— agility, balance, coordination, and speed—and learn the basics of the game while emphasizing fun, cooperation, and maximum time on the ball. 

  • PDF - Canada Soccer Pathways Coaches Tool Kit Learn to Train Level 3 - Ages U8-U12.  This “golden age
    of learning,” when children become less self-centered and are more able to reflect on their actions and learn from mistakes, provides an optimal window for further development of skills. The focus is
    on learning by doing, building a larger repertoire of soccer movements and teaching the basic principles of play in a fun and challenging environment. 

  • PDF - Canadian Soccer Excel Women



PARENTS - RESPECT in SPORT!
Whitehorse Minor Soccer would like to remind you that we HIGHLY RECOMMEND all parents to take the RESPECT in SPORT Parent module - CLICK HERE.

 



FIND US ON FACEBOOK!!   https://www.facebook.com/soccerwhitehorse 

Whitehorse Minor Soccer is a volunteer run organization which provides youth with the opportunity to play organized indoor and outdoor soccer.  We promote the idea of safe and enjoyable play for everyone.  We expect that players, coaches, and parents will abide by the WMS Code of Conduct.
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