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Chilliwack FC announces new adaptive soccer program

February 6, 2022

Chilliwack FC is thrilled to announce the addition of an Adaptive Soccer program to its growing list of opportunities for the Chilliwack community. Adaptive soccer gives children and youth with diverse abilities the opportunity to learn ‘the beautiful game’ in a barrier-free, safe, and fun environment.

Keeping in step with its Strategic Plan, as well as BC Soccer and Canada Soccer initiatives, as an inclusive organization the addition of this program was of paramount importance to the club. It was also important that before launching the program that qualified leaders were in place who didn’t just love and know the game, but also had the experience in supporting potential participants with diverse abilities and exceptionalities. We are excited to welcome Katie Diaz and Brady Cameron to the Chilliwack FC coaching staff. Staff coaches will focus on creating opportunities for meaningful participation rather than competition. Their experience in the education sector will undoubtedly make this program a success.
Chilliwack FC Adaptive Soccer will start in the Spring of 2022 alongside traditional spring programming. It is specifically designed for players with diverse abilities that would benefit from an adapted environment. The goal is to give players the opportunity to learn basic soccer skills and overall motor skills in a supported and small-scale environment while creating new friendships along the way.
To learn more about coaches Katie and Brady and the new Chilliwack FC Adaptive Soccer program, click here.