The Chilliwack FC Kick Start Program is designed to nurture a love for soccer and act as a stepping stone for players wishing to enter our U5 program the following season. Children will participate in stimulating practices and activities that introduce them to a soccer ball and start to develop basic ball skills in a FUN no-pressure atmosphere. Parent participation is a requirement.

Soccer boots and shin pads are recommended for all participants but not mandatory. The session are outdoors and will run rain or shine.

Parents will be participating with the children during these session and they must be wearing flat bottomed shoes, running shoes preferred. No dress shoes or anything with a heal allowed on the turf.

All participating children will receive a Chilliwack FC Kick Start jersey at the first session and will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.

The emphasis will be on movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play within a fun but structured setting in accordance with the standards as laid out by the Canadian Soccer Association and BC Soccer.


Chilliwack FC will be offering our Kick Start Program in the Fall of 2018 for children born in 2015. Space for this program will be limited as the plan is to run it alongside our Fall min-ball program on Saturday mornings at Exhibition Filed on the turf. The registration fee is $60 and is available until August 15. First Fall 2018 session expected to start early September. Practices will run for a maximum of 45 minutes.

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Introducing Kick Start Program Lead Coach Steffi Schopf

My name is Steffi Schopf, I am 22yrs old and I’ve been involved with Chilliwack FC as a player since I was 10 years old. I have played at the highest level of youth soccer in the BC Premier League. I am now in the process of developing my coach education with BC Soccer certification courses. I have a great deal of passion for the game and am really excited to now be in the role of Lead Coach for the new Chilliwack FC Kick Start Program.

I am currently graduating at UFV from the Early Childhood Education program. I have completed 400 practicum hours in both daycare facilities and preschools with up to 20 children per class. It is my career goal to continue to work with young children and help nurture their development as young people.

I am looking forward to using my background in early childhood development and blending it with my soccer experience to inspire and hopefully nurture a love for the game of soccer in these young children. I want them to love the game as much as I have learned to over the years. My goal is to make it a fun and exciting learning experience for everyone involved.

I can’t wait to get started!

Steffi Schopf – Kick Start Program Lead Coach

Kick Start Spring 2018 Slideshow