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**Please note that the Development Centre program will now be the replacement of the former Skills Centre program moving forward.

All players are asked to complete an information application form so our staff can get to know them a bit better before the start of the program. Please click here to complete the application form.

Led by Chilliwack FC’s Technical Director Troye Flannery and Manager of Player Pathway Vaggeli Boucas, the Development Centre is a program for players aspiring to grow their foundational skills and acquire new ones. The Development Centre will emphasize confidence and ownership of the ball. For a player to be able to share the ball, they must acquire the skills to own the ball.

The Development Centre Program is designed to attract players that have a passion for playing the game, a drive and desire to improve as a player and are committed to be at every session with an excitement to train. With that being said, the program is open to all players that would like to join. The hope is to have players come in with those characteristics OR join the program, develop those characteristics, and take them back to their team environments. Chilliwack FC wants this program to be one that players are excited about and understand that they will be coached in a way that helps them further their development.

The Development Centre will emphasize two aspects of skill development. Skill Acquisition and Skill Advancement.

Skill acquisition will be the introduction setting of the Development Centre program. The skill acquisition setting will help players acquire a set of skills while in possession of the ball.

Skill advancement will be the progressive setting of the Development Centre program. The skill advancement setting will guide players who have acquired the basic foundational skills in the acquisition setting and incorporate different methods in which a player can use them in possession.

A player can move from the skill acquisition setting to the skill advancement setting as they develop and progress through the program.

Cost: $250

Program Schedule:

Winter

Girls U7-U18 – Monday 5:15pm-6:30pm Exhibition Field
January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20

Boys U7-U18 – Thursday 5:15pm-6:30pm Exhibition Field
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2, 9, 16, 23

Spring

Girls U8-U18 – Mondays 5:15pm-6:30pm Location TBD
April 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12

Boys U8-U18 – Thursdays 5:15pm-6:30pm Location TBD
April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8

Summer

The program will be run in a co-ed style and players will be divided into groups that best fit their current development state. These groups will be decided by the program staff coaches. The groups will be flexible throughout the program to allow for players to move according to how there are progressing.

Group 1 – 5:15pm – 6:30pm Location TBA
July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3

Group 2 – 6:45pm – 8:00pm Location TBA
July 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3

The Development Centre Goalkeeper Program runs specialized goalkeeper training for any goalkeeper looking for additional sessions. This program will be run by a Chilliwack FC staff member. The sessions will be based on the foundational skills of goalkeeping, technique work, individual work, and pair/small group work.

The program is a co-ed program and will host two sessions based on age group.

Cost: FREE for registered Chilliwack FC Players
Cost: $250 for non-Chilliwack FC Players

Winter 

Program Schedule

Group 1

Age: U11-U12

Dates: January 12th, 19th 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm
Location: Exhibition Field

Group 2

Age: U13-U18
Dates: January 12th, 19th 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Time: 6:45pm-8pm
Location: Exhibition Field

Spring

Group 1

Age: U11-U12
Dates: April 3rd, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th
Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm
Location: TBD

Group 2

Age: U13-U18
Dates: April 3rd, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, June 5th, 12th
Time: 6:45pm-8pm
Location: TBD

Summer

Group 1

Age: U8-U12
Dates: July 4th, 6th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th, August 1st, 3rd
Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm
Location: TBD

Group 2

Age: U13-U18
Dates: July 4th, 6th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th, August 1st, 3rd
Time: 6:45pm-8pm
Location: TBD