Promising future for youth soccer in Barriere

Youth soccer looks to have a promising future in the community of Barriere

Youth soccer looks to have a promising future in the community of Barriere, according to Chris and Kathy Matthews.

“In a recent survey sent out to elementary students we had over 90 youth interested in a soccer program in Barriere,” reported Chris Matthews,  “Fourteen adults were willing to coach in some capacity.”

Due to the positive feedback received, Matthews says Barriere youth soccer is scheduled to have a fall program starting Sept. 7, through Oct. 12.

“Our goal is to provide fun, safe, inclusive, skill-developing activities to challenge and enhance youth`s soccer abilities for ages four to 12,” noted Matthews.

Registration dates for youth soccer this fall are:

• Barriere Elementary School, Monday, June 17, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• Barriere Elementary School, Thursday, June 20, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• AG Foods lobby, Sunday, June 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• AG Foods lobby, Sunday,  July 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are unable to attend any of the above registration dates you can alternatively obtain the form from Mrs. Matthews at Barriere Elementary, and drop it off to school by June 28.

The cost of the program is $30 per youth (with the third, fourth, etc., child receiving a $5 discount).   A t-shirt and insurance are included in the registration cost.

All registration closes on Aug. 9, so that there is enough time to order the t-shirts.

“We’re also hoping to have a coaching clinic this summer for volunteer coaches,” said Matthews, “We want to support coaching development so we can deliver the best instruction to each participant.  We also welcome local support/sponsors to help with funding initial equipment start-up costs and field rentals; we will need to purchase nets, balls and pinnies.”

If you would like more information on the youth soccer program, or would like to become a sponsor, contact Chris or Kathy Matthews at 250-672-0350, or email: cmatthews@telus.net.