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.

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. Please dress appropriately for the activity.

All participating children will receive a Chilliwack FC Kick Start jersey at the first session.

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.


Our Spring 2020 U4 Kick Start Program for children born in 2016 is will run alongside of our Chilliwack Ford Spring Soccer season on weeknights at Exhibition turf. The Spring 2020 season will run from early April to late June and the registration fee is $65.

We’re planning on offering one or two sessions per night and the days the sessions run will depend on the number of participants registered. We’ll try to run sessions on Monday’s which coincides with the younger age groups playing in our spring league. Each session will run approx. 45 minutes. There will be 10 sessions total.

More details will become available as soon as we see how many players we have registered.

Parent participation is mandatory with our Kick Start Program. You will be expected to have one parent participate in the drills and games with your child. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the activity and weather conditions.

Introducing Kick Start Program Lead Coach Steffi Schopf

My name is Steffi Schopf, 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 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.

Steffi Schopf – Kick Start Program Lead Coach

Kick Start Slideshow