Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Vancouver Island Soccer Academy "springing into action!"



The first meeting of the Vancouver Island Soccer Academy on Feb. 16 was well-attended by lots of familiar faces and a few new faces. The registration process has been initiated online and will continue in the week ahead. Importantly, there will be a second meeting on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Old House Village and Spa in the meeting room to finalize the registration process and size the players for clothing. All parents and players must be present at this meeting to discuss the training times and days one last time before we set the wheels in motion. Importantly, there will be several additions to the coaching staff for 2014 as we build towards a more professional development model:


• Shel Brodsgaard is the founder of the Vancouver Island Soccer Academy (est. 2013). Shel is a National B License Certified Coach. Currently, Shel is the VIPL Riptides Soccer Development Coordinator, Kwalikum Secondary School Soccer Center for Excellence Director, Oceanside Youth Soccer Society Technical Director and founder of Denman Island Residential Summer Soccer Camps (est. 2000). He is also the former Canadian Soccer Association National Teams Goalkeeper Coach (2000-2006) and recently spent a season with Toronto FC in the MLS as the Sports Performance Analyst (2012). Shel has been involved with the game at all levels and thoroughly enjoys being involved with the players, parents and coaches in the North Island.

• Ken Garraway is a National B License Certified Coach, BCSA Course Conductor and former BCSA Provincial Team Coach. Ken also played for the Canadian Men's World Cup Team in 1986.
Ken is a fantastic coach with a wonderful sense of humor. His sessions are lively, intense, demanding and educational. Ken's involvement with any youth soccer organization brings forward the level of professionalism both on and off the field.

• Jamie Fales is a National B License Certified Coach and NCCP Level Four Theory Certified. Jamie is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute in Victoria and was a member of the Canadian Women's National Team Support Staff from 2003-2007. Jamie has extensive coaching experience and was a captain for the Canadian National Team in his youth. Jamie exudes passion for the game and is a tremendous motivator for youth. His sessions are full of life and love for the game- there are few who can match the energy Jamie puts out when  working with kids.

• Bruno CH Munger will be running the Keeners Program for the 2003-2004-2005 players. Bruno is a former national team handball player and soccer enthusiast. He created a successful campaign for the Keeners through the CVUSC and will continue to do so under the VISA banner. His first project will be to return to Vancouver in early April to compete with both the Keeners and Keeners-Lite in a tournament.

• Marc St. Jules is the owner/operator of "The Cave." Marc is a highly successful and effective personal trainer. He will bring a level of professionalism to the training and development of our academy athletes with his "cleats" program. Marc spent the winter working with several of the VIPL age groups and recently ran a very successful campaign with a select groups of 2002 born players from the academy. The players will benefit tremendously from these workouts which will be included in the training times.
"We look forward to another exciting spring!" Brodsgaard said.







Friday, 7 February 2014

ANNOUNCING NEW WEBSITE FOR 2014 SPRING ACADEMY AND SUMMER RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS ON DENMAN ISLAND


EAT. SLEEP. PLAY SOCCER.


“ CHAMPIONS ARE MADE FROM SOMETHING DEEP DOWN INSIDE OF THEM- A DREAM, A DESIRE, AND A VISION.”


Sunday, 26 January 2014

2014 VISA Spring Academy Information and Registration Meeting Sunday, February 16, 2014





We are pleased to announce an informational evening for all players and parents interested in the 2014 Vancouver Island Soccer Academy Spring Soccer Programs being run by Shel Brodsgaard in the Comox Valley. The program is going to be available to youth soccer players from the ages of 6 years to 16 years and will run for a total of twelve weeks starting first week of April 2014 and concluding the last week of June 2014. In an effort to bring together interested players, families and coaches we have arranged the following information meetings located at the Old House Resort and Spa in the Denman & Hornby Rooms:

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Old House Village Hotel & Spa        
1730 Riverside Lane   (250) 703-0202
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Players & Parents ages 2001-2006
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Players & Parents ages 2000-1996


The aim for these informational meetings is to review the academy model being created and address all concerns regarding CVUSC House & REP Soccer, defining and explaining the age groups, outlining the skill-based model for assessment of the players, as well as address the program content and goals. Our goal will be to form the following groups for the 2014 Spring Academy:

Keeners-Lite (2005–2006 born players)
Keeners (2004 born players)
Player Development Program (2003-2002-2001)
Player Development Program (2000-1996)
If you would like further information regarding the 2014 Spring Soccer Academy please email sheldano@telus.net

2014 DENMAN ISLAND RESIDENTIAL SOCCER CAMPS & ONLINE REGISTRATION

We are pleased to provide you the opportunity to live and train in a very special and unique environment on Denman Island. The community has an excellent soccer field, which, in addition to the lakes, ocean and natural environment provides an excellent setting for you to excel. These residential programs have been running since 2000 with tremendous success, for many, the highlight of each and every summer! Each residential camp on Denman Island provides you with the opportunity to work hard on and off the fi eld. There are two training sessions daily, excluding Wednesday (day-trip to Tribune Bay) and Friday (morning session only). The sessions are designed to work on technical training (ie passing) with speed or agility training in the mornings, and the afternoons are reserved for functional training and small sided games. Days are topped off with a refreshing swim at one of the local lakes and Paola’s cooking has become legendary! Be prepared for a residential experience that includes great food and “good times!” 




All participants will be asked to submit a waiver/release form as well as a questionnaire regarding allergies/food and/or acknowledge any special or unique diets prior to the start of camp. All participants will also receive a camp manual to make them familiar with the island,our location and the expectations for the camp. We ask that camp participants be prepared to find their own way to and from the ferry terminal at Buckley Bay at the beginning and end of the camp (please con rm these details prior to the start of the camp). 



  • July 6-11, 2014 for FEMALES ONLY born in 2002-2000 & 1999-1996
  • July 13-18, 2014 for INTERMEDIATE players and goalkeepers born 2001, 2002, 2003
  • July 20- 25, 2014 for YOUTH players and goalkeepers born 2004, 2005, 2006
  • August 3-8, 2014 for ADVANCED players and goalkeepers born 2000-1996


Please note, the applicants for the Advanced Camps for Player and/or Goalkeepers must contact sheldano@telus.net to confirm eligibility. The Advanced Camps are designed for VIPL, HPL, Provincial and Youth National Team Players. Importantly, all special requests for player movement between programs will be handled on an individual basis. Which means there is an opportunity for players to participate in programs based on skill rather than birth year.  All participants are required to register online:

https://soccersoccersoccer.wufoo.com/forms/2014-residential-soccer-programs-on-denman-island/.

Special Guests


  • Mark Bell Former Prospect Lake Soccer Association TD
  • Craig Glennie VIU Mariner’s Women’s Assistant Coach
  • Amy Vermulen former Candian Women’s National Team Player
  • Morgan Quarry Canadian Men’s National Team Manager
  • Burns Jennings Canadian Men’s National Team Equipment Manager
  • Big Daddy Denman (Bob Stankov) Goalkeeper Coach for the Victoria Highlanders
  • Ian Bridge Former Canadian Women's National Team Head Coach and Current UVIC Vikes Men's Team Assistant Coach

Camp Staff

  • Paola Brodsgaard Cook
  • Kathy Brodsgaard Cook
  • Kjeld Brodsgaard Bus Driver and Camp Maintenance
  • Isabella Brodsgaard Camp Baby
  • Frodo Camp Dog
  • Perky Camp Cat

Mentor Coaches
 

  • Alex the Goalie (Alex Jones) U16 VIPL Riptides
  • Charlie Purcell U14 VIPL Riptides
  • Jared Jones U15 VIPL Storm
  • Chris Ilyn U14 VIPL Storm
  • Oscar Novak U15 CRYSA Select
  • Peter Gledhill U15 VIPL Storm
  • Ryan West U16 VIPL Riptides
  • Danielle Robertson U15 VIPL Riptides
For further information please contact sheldano@telus.net .

Thursday, 26 December 2013

2014 VISA SPRING ACADEMY







PROGRAM GOALS

The goal for the program is to elevate the level of play available to the players in our community, as well as raise the level of education for the parents and families with respect to the opportunities for hard working and talented young soccer players. The program enables all ages of players and mixed genders to develop and foster healthy relationships within the academy, extending to the community through the game of soccer. Shel has spent the past twenty years training and developing young soccer players who have moved on to enjoy success playing at the collegiate level in both the US and Canada. He has also trained and developed players who have gone on to play at the professional level, as well as selection to the provincial programs and youth national team program. In addition, several of his earliest students are now coaching for the Canadian National Team Program, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Victoria Highlanders.
 
SKILL-BASED MODEL

The programs will be skill-based, which is a movement away from the traditional club-model in which players are defined by age groups. Age groups will be a starting point, but it is essential that players and families accept this is a skill-based program. Please note, considerations will be attended to regarding physical and mental abilities of the participants with respect to selecting the appropriate training group. Importantly, assessment will be an ongoing process with the participants in the respective programs, and adjustments can and will be made at any given time.




SPRING SOCCER ACADEMY
  • 12 week program
  • Three sessions weekly (Two midweek and one weekend date)
  • Training sessions are 90 minutes (excluding Saturdays on Denman)
  • Once monthly games and/or tournament play
  • Technical and tactical training to prepare the individuals and teams to play at a high level
  • Personal relationship established with Shel Brodsgaard for the player/family
  • Specialized goalkeeper training will be provided in addition to team training
  • 3-day training camp to conclude program on Denman Island
  • Player Evaluation at the end of the program based on Technical, Tactical, Physical and Mental Qualities of the Individual
  • Guest Coaches 





KEENERS AND KEENERS LITE

This will be our first opportunity to include younger players in the academy with the aim to introduce them to a higher level of play in a positive and rewarding learning environment. Bruno CH Munger will run this program with the support of Dave Nelson and a host of mentor coaches from the VISA Academy. Both Bruno and Dave have been active in the local soccer community for years, promoting the game and a healthy playing and training environment for youth. The mentor coaches will provide a link between the players and the coaches, which often leads to positive relationships with youth with positive role models from within their respective soccer community. The program will feature two training sessions on a weekly basis at a reduced cost from the overall program fee plus occasional games. Importantly, we respect the fact that many of you would also like to continue to play house soccer with CVUSC and we will try very hard to accommodate all parents, player and families so they can do both.

Keeners- Lite $99.00 includes training shirt and one session per week (2006-2005 born players)

Keeners $399.00 includes shirt, short, socks x 2 training sessions and weekend games arranged by/with Bruno and Shel. Please note, 2004 born players interested in participating in the full academy development model listed below will be encouraged to do so under the watchful eye of Shel with the support and recognition of Bruno CH Munger. Importantly, the second child from the same family will pay $299.00 (2004 born players).




PLAYER DEVELOPMENT GROUPS


It is essential that all players be able to compete physically, mentally, technically and tactically to be considered eligible to training and competing in this program. Boys and Girls will be encouraged to train and play together. But, there will be a trial arranged for all players to determine who is most eligible to participate in the specified age groups. If a player is unable to meet the standards of the program then an suitable training arrangement will be made between the player/family and Academy Head Coach. The fee for these programs will be $600.00 plus a $165.00 clothing fee for first year participants which includes game shirt, shorts, socks, tracksuit, bag and two training shirts. Please note, there will be a $75.00 clothing fee for the second year participants to provide each player with two dry fit-training shirts; a new game shirt, plus socks and shorts. Importantly, two children from the same family will pay $1000 for the program fee plus and the appropriate clothing fee.  

·         2003-2002-2001         
·         2000-1996        


GOALKEEPER DEVELOPMENT

Three levels for goalkeeper development have been defined to provide the best learning environment for learning the technical aspects for playing the position. All players in the youngest program, or beginners program will be encouraged to try goalkeeping at some point during their time participating in the training program offered by VISA. During the first year of our academy, there was resounding success for ages 9, 10, 11 years to try and remain motivated for playing the position- thanks to the hard work of Alex and Mackenzie. The intermediate goalkeeper development model is for those already seeking the position of goalkeepers, starting with the ages of 11-14/15 years and focuses on the basic skill and technical development for the youth goalkeeper. The advanced level goalkeeper development program is reserved for the select few have already demonstrated the basic skill and techniques with a minimum three years of specialized training as a goalkeeper. However, exceptions can and will be made to this guideline, with special consideration for the mentality of the goalkeeper, the physical status of the goalkeeper as well as the general technical and tactical awareness for the goalkeeper. Importantly, all goalkeepers will receive a quality experience in a demanding and rewarding training environment. Special guests will include Bob Stankov, who is the Victoria Highlanders Football Club Director of Goalkeeping during the spring academy. Each level of goalkeeper development is designed to motivate all participants to develop with an understanding for the technical details and skills required for playing the position of goalkeeper.

·         Beginner
·         Intermediate
·         Advanced




Mentor Coaching

The benefit for the community based development model promoted by Shel Brodsgaard and the VISA Academy is that future coaches come from within the program. In the first year, we were lucky enough to enjoy the benefit of many excellent mentor coaches from within the academy who became an inspiration part of the learning process for the younger players. Positive relationships were developed between age groups and sexes with the added benefit of utilizing the older players as mentor coaches. Suitable applicants include players who have a passion for the game and display a natural tendency for working with youth. Suitable candidates will possess some or all of the following qualities:
  • -Motivated
  • -Positive
  • -Kind
  • -Leader
  • -Caring
  • -Role Model
Applicants must communicate directly with Shel to explore this opportunity further


DENMAN ISLAND WEEKEND TRAINING

We will meet on Denman Island for the Saturday sessions (excluding out of twon game days) and we will run a lengthy session with room for on-field training and off field training. Each player will be expected to bring a lunch with snacks as well as a change of clothes. Additional water will be provided and transportation will be in the Denman Island Soccer Bus. The players are able to walk-on the ferry from Buckley Bay and may do so for free as long as you follow these instructions:
  • Approach the BC Ferries attendant at the booth and ask for the clipboard with the yellow sheet on it for school field trips
  • Fill-out the information as required in detail
  • Location: Denman Island Community School
  • Reason: Soccer
  • Parents are more than welcome to attend on their own initiative

DENMAN ISLAND WORKSHOP

The players will all be spending three-days together on Denman Island in June. The dates will be determined in advance based on the group size and travel details for other events. All meals will be provided, as well as accommodations, training and transportation on Denman Island. Players will be responsible for bringing a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, sunscreen, water bottle, flashlight, indoor shoes/jogging shoes, soccer gear, etc. There will be two-training sessions each day with swimming at the lake once each day. No ipods, ipads, iphones or technology will be tolerated during these workshops!



COACHING STAFF

Shel Brodsgaard will be the head coach and director for the program. Assistant coaches will be selected to support the defined age groups, with the player to coach ratio 10:1. Special Thanks to the 2013 VISA Spring Academy Coaching Staff: Ken Garraway, Dave Nelson, Mike Rogers, Gerald Fusil, Andrew Scott, Bruno CH Munger, Darren McLeod, Dylan Bams, Jordan Tufnail and Katie Rogers.

Goalkeeper coaching will be handled by Shel and his extensive network of Island Keeper Clinic Goalkeeper Trainers. 2013 VISA Spring Academy Goalkeeper Coaches: Mackenzie Zirkl, Alex Jones and Bruce Mitchell.

Guest Coaches will be promoted during the academy training sessions, weekend games and 3-day workshop on Denman Island. During 2013, the following guest coaches dropped in to the academy

·         Bob Stankov               Victoria Highlanders FC Goalkeeper Coach
·         Craig Glennie              VIU Women’s Assistant Coach
·         Amy Vermulen           Former Women’s National Team Player and Olympian





SPRING SOCCER ACADEMY
  
Dates:
  • Start: Monday, April 7th, 2014
  • Stop: Saturday, June 28th , 2014 (excluding the long weekend in May plus the dates for the residential visits must be considered)
  • Plus a 3-day training camps on Denman Island in June for each of the participants. The dates will be provided in advance.

Keener Program Cost:            
  • $399.00 per player (includes clothing)
  • $299.00 second child same family (includes clothing)
  • $100.00 additional clothing fee if you would like to add the tracksuit and bag
Program Fee

  •         $600.00 per player (includes HST)
  •          $1000.00 two kids same family
  •         $165.00 year one clothing fee (game shirt, shorts, socks, dry-fit training t’s, LST, tracksuit & bag)
  •          $75.00 year two clothing fee (two dry-fit t’s, game shirt, shorts, socks)
  •         Additional clothing can be ordered on per item basis as required
Provided:
  • All training and games (excluding transportation to games if needed)
  • 36 training sessions
  • 4 games or tournament weekends
  • 3-day training camp on Denman Island with all meals, accommodations and transportation in Denman Island provided.
  • 75 hours of instruction

APRIL SCHEDULE


MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAYS

SATURDAY

SUNDAY


1
2
3
4
5
6




7

WEEK ONE


8
9
10
11
12
13



14

WEEK TWO


15
16
17
18
19
20



21

WEEK THREE


22
23
24
25
26
27



28

WEEK FOUR


29
30









MAY SCHEDULE



MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAYS

SATURDAY

SUNDAY








1
2
3
4





5

WEEK FIVE


6
7
8
9
10

MINI-WORLD CUP
11

MINI-WORLD CUP


12

WEEK SIX


13
14
15
16
17

NO TRAINING

18


19

WEEK SEVEN


20
21
22
23
24


25


26

WEEK EIGHT


27
28
29
30
31






JUNE SCHEDULE



MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAYS

SATURDAY

SUNDAY











1





2

WEEK NINE


3
4
5
6
7


8





9

WEEK TEN


10
11
12
13
14


15

FATHER’S DAY


16

WEEK ELEVEN


17
18
19
20
21

CONFERENCE
22

CONFERENCE

23

WEEK TWELVE


24
25
26
27
28

NO TRAINING
29





PLAYERS TRAINING
  • All players will wear the shorts, socks and training t-shirt uniforms with their tracksuits
  • Shinpads are worn at all times
  • Arrive at all training sessions 15 minutes early- there will be no shooting or playing with the balls before the group has warmed-up in a proper manner
  • All players will be expected to help with the set-up and breakdown of all equipment required for training
  • All players will be expected to train in an intense, competitive and fair manner
  • All players will represent the academy program in a professional manner- there is a zero tolerance rule for inappropriate behavior and/or conduct with a non-refundable policy for the program fee
PLAYERS GAME DAY
  • Arrive at the venue 75 minutes prior
  • Arrive in tracksuit wearing alternate uniform top
  • Be sure that you have your boots, shinpads, water bottle, suncreen and fruit/snack
  • Be prepared to meet as a group 60 minutes prior to the start of the game for a team tactical discussion- which means all shoes/boots on, shinpads in place, goalkeeper gloves are ready to go- you will begin the team warm-up 45 minutes prior to KO
  • Post-game we will be sure the shake hands as a group with the opponent, the official and be sure to thank the parents before proceeding with our cool down
  • Team talk to follow the cool down, as well as allow players to rehydrate and eat
PARENTS
  • Training
    • All players to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each session
    • All parents are welcome to observe the training sessions but there will be no interaction with the players unless it is through the coaching staff
  • Game day
    • Parents are welcome to support the players on the sidelines with positive feedback regarding their respective play and sportsmanship
    • No information will be provided to the players during the match regarding technical or tactical information
    • The game is for the players and the coach to work hard on the game plan and modify with respect to the established game plan
    • Parents to provide support with the nets and accommodate the needs or our guests if needed
    • Players will be played in games based on the opposition quality and level of play, which means that all players may not receive the same amount of playing time. 
COMMUNICATION

  • Email will be the first method for contact regarding games, training, planning, etc sheldano@telus.net
  • Cell phone 250 607 7029 will be for contacting the Academy Head Coach with immediate needs (ie late to training and or games)
  • Personal contact will also be available to discuss with the players, team and families at any given time during and after the program
  • The aim is to build a strong feeling of family for all of the program participants and encourage community based involvement with each other
  • No ipods, ipads, iphones or technology will be tolerated during training, games, workshops, team activities and so on.



SHEL BRODSGAARD
  • Full time resident of Denman Island
  • Founder of Island Keeper Clinics 1993 www.islandkeeperclinic.com
  • Former Canadian National Teams Goalkeeper Coach 2000-2006
  • Former Toronto FC Sports Performance Analyst 2012 MLS Season
  • Former Professional Goalkeeper from the age of 15 years to 30 years
  • National B-License Certified Coach
  • Bachelor’s Degree from UVIC 1998
  • Former Nanaimo District Development Center Head Coach 2006-2009
  • Current Oceanside Head Coach 2008- date
  • Current VIPL Riptides Soccer Development Coordinator
  • Current Kwalikum Secondary School Soccer Center for Excellence Program Coordinator
  • Founded Residential Soccer Camps on Denman Island in 2000