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Cold Weather Training

Layers:  Long-sleeve shirt, sweat top, track pants, warm jacket, rain shell, toque, light gloves

 

Message from the Director of Volunteers

Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding way to be a part of your club. We also can't do it without you! Lakehill is a volunteer run club from top to bottom - the only paid positions are the technical staff. So we need everyone to chip in to make our club the best place to play soccer in Greater Victoria!

Thanks to all those individuals who have already volunteered to coach, manage or act as a linesperson for their child's team and/or have completed other duties around the club. We are a club that depends on its volunteers and we need everyone's help. To date, I have been contacting individuals based on the role they signed up for during the registration process. If you haven't yet heard from me yet....you eventually will! Why not beat me to the punch. Look at the volunteer list  and find a position that suits you. Then just email me to let me know (just in case someone else already grabbed it!) Once you get a confirmation - and any related instructions - fulfill your volunteer hours. Voila - job done. You can bask in the warm glow of a good feeling, a job well done, and the respect and admiration of your club!
Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 14:30
 

Lakehill Comment on the Treatment of Officials

Lakehill Soccer believes adamantly in the role of officials in the game of soccer, and in protecting those officials from any type of abuse and have been vocal about this issue in the past. We have recently circulated a communique to all Lakehill coaches and managers outllining our club values and the policies of BC Soccer and Lower Island Soccer as they relate to abuse of referees. BC Soccer, through it's Coach Centre, circulated a memo on protection of youth last week to all registered coaches. We have been leaders in the local soccer scene with our support for referee training and the creation and funding of a referee mentorship program. We have also developed and are in the process of launching a Field Marshall program to address referee abuse by spectators. We will continue to push this and similar initiatives to ensure that game officials at all levels are respected and encouraged. Officials are part of our sport and part of every game: we can't do it without them. All participants in soccer deserve our respect and tolerance as we strive to make our sport the best game for everyone.
Last Updated on Monday, 21 November 2016 14:30
 

Lakehill Seniors Shine Despite the Weather

Lakehill is more than just youth soccer. Over the past 60 years, we have developed a vibrant seniors program that has seen a fair share of success at all levels of local soccer. This year our clubs six men's and four women's team have started off strongly in their respective visl.org and liwsa.com leagues. Many of our teams, including the Div 1 Men's have had a successful summer recruitment phase and are achieving good results! The D1 Men are coming off a strong showing in Campbell River  (see newspaper article). Our Senior teams typically play at Braefoot park on Friday nights and on Sunday's. Check out the weekly schedule for game times and locations. Put on your Lakehill colours and come out and cheer them on!

 

Lakehill fields another "Footballer" of the Week!

Congrats to Coach Kevin Slagboom and his U15 Girls for being an inspiration to everyone!

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Lakehill/Gorge U15 girls silver AND Bays U15 girls silver

Coached by Kevin Slagboom (LK/G) and Domingo Martinez (Bays)

 This week’s original Footballers of the Week were rained out as field conditions and concern for our youngest player’s enjoyment saw the 186 team U8-U10 MiniFestival get cancelled for all of Saturday.  But not to worry there were still games played this weekend and Footballers of the Week were found on Oak Bay High turf on Saturday afternoon.

Parking was a breeze as the majority of fans waited until kick-off to arrive with their wet weather gear and warm drinks.  The players and coaches were positively delightful and seemed completely unaware of the approaching storm.  I believe both teams said storm, what storm? We’ve got a LISA Cup Game to play!

The weather was a mix of everything from wind, rain and even a small amount of sunshine.  When the wind did pick up it was blowing directly into the west end goal.  While the corner flags could not stand up to the wind the girls played tall and did not disappoint the fans.

Anticipating a Bays attack aided by the wind,  Lakehill in the downwind side in the first half setup a 4-4-2 defensive shell to help keep the ball out of their net. Predictably, the majority of the play was in the downwind side of the field as Lakehill players struggled to move the ball against the wind.

At the 35 minute mark in the first half Bays opened the scoring by winning a scramble in front of the goal area, knocking the ball off the post before being slotted into the net.

In the second half, Lakehill changed their formation and went on the attack.   Bays now were forced to defend the windy end and Lakehill pressured Bays in their end for the first 20 minutes.   Bays rallied and managed to find players up field and move the play into striking distance of the Lakehill goal.  Bays scored a second with a cross that was a well finished ball into the back of the net.    Finally, with another attack, a Bays midfielder outside the 18yrd box and against the wind struck a long ball that sailed into the back corner of the net.    Lakehill rallied and had some opportunities including some great corner kicks however could not find the back of the net.

A big thanks to the coaches who suggested the joint picture; the parents for supporting their kids; and the weather for not being so bad that the game couldn’t be played!  The Bays 3-0 win moves them into the quarter finals of the LISA Cup.

Well played both teams.  Three cheers for fall soccer!!!

 

Al Moir Named Footballer of the Week

Lakehilll Soccer is incredibly proud to announce that our own Al Moir has been named Footballer of the Week! This is a joint project between the VISL (men’s league), the LIWSA (women’s league) and LISA to recognize individuals in the soccer community. Congratulations Al! Read all about Al in his Footballer of the Week profile, stolen straight from the Lower Island Soccer website!

Footballer of the Week

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Al Moir

BC Soccer Referee Development Officer & Assessor
Lakehill Head Referee and Field Coordinator

BC Soccer Referee Development Officer and Assessor Al Moir is this week’s Footballer of the Week.

Al is not only involved in the development of BC’s referees but is also Lakehill’s Head Referee and Field Coordinator.  He is a friend to all!  He is a friend to BCSPL (and Metro before that) with field and referee scheduling assistance.   He is a friend to LISA with referee mentorship whether it be for League, Cup Games or Festivals and he is just a great person to know when you need an objective opinion.  LIWSA and VISL also have nothing but great things to say about this gentleman with a whistle.

Now what would we do without Al?  As Lakehill President Jeremy Mannall-Fretwell says, “I live in fear of the day Al says he is going to retire! Words cannot do justice to how much effort he puts into refereeing, teaching, mentoring, and assessing. Our referee program is strong, vibrant and growing and it is all because of Al. His contribution to Lakehill and to Lower Island Soccer is immeasurable!”

Those of us in the know love to see Al at a field with a notepad in hand knowing he is mentoring or assessing an official, young or old, so they can achieve their referee goals.  Colleagues say, “It’s because of people like him that the standard of refereeing in Victoria is continually improving.  His position with BC Soccer helps strengthen our refereeing community.”

Al Moir is one of a kind and we hope the Victoria community joins us in recognizing the contributions Al makes to the local game, we hope to have him for years and years and years to come!

 

Share the turf when grass fields are closed

For practice, when the grass fields are closed we ask all teams to share the turf field.

Teams displaced and moving onto the turf, please connect and cooperate with teams scheduled on the turf to figure out a space where you can practice. It makes for crowded practices but it gives all an opportunity to practice.

Small space drills and games when turf is crowded--using an 20x20 yard area.

  • Juggling games / soccer tennis (multiple teams, make it a competition)
  • 1v1 passing/receiving/trapping skill and technique work.  
  • Passing and dribbling games: turns, cuts, twist-offs, step-overs, dribbling tag
  • Attack the line: 2v2 / 3v3 (king of the court / transition)  2 games of 10x20
  • Possession games: 4 v 2, 6 v 4, (2 touch or 1 touch for pace)
Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2016 14:16
 

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Braefoot Turf OPEN
Braefoot 2 CLOSED
Braefoot 3 OPEN
Reynolds Park CLOSED
Beckwith Park OPEN

Next update Friday December 2, 8 PM

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Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2016 12:53
 

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