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@ Home Skills Challenge Winners

By morganquarry | Apr 10, 2020

Congratulations to all players who submitted videos. After careful consideration our top 3 videos are as follows: No. 3 – Abby Walters (juggling) No. 2 – Andy Molinski (trampoline soccer) No. 1 – Liam Turnbull (shooting accuracy) Keep practising at home and keep sending in your videos as we want to see what you are…

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BIFC @ Home Skills Training Session #1

By morganquarry | Apr 8, 2020

BIFC is pleased to present its first of a series of @ home skills training videos.  These are designed to help our players practice their skills @ home. All you need is a ball and a small flat surface. Practice these ball mastery drills to help with your skill development. Enjoy and keep practising. If…

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BIFC @ Home Challenge

By morganquarry | Apr 2, 2020

Welcome to our first BIFC @ Home Challenge. We are asking you to send us a short video of what you are doing at home to stay soccer active. We are looking for videos that showcase skill, initiative and creativity. Please make sure no pets, artifacts or family heirlooms are damaged while filming. We will…

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A Soccer Player’s Guide to Nutrition

By Communications | Jun 2, 2016

As Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger once said: “Food is like kerosene. If you put the wrong one in your car, it’s not as quick as it should be”. Soccer is a fast paced, intense, competitive sport, and the demands on a players’ body can be incredible. During a game, a player is in constant motion…

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Small-Sided Soccer: Promoting lifelong wellness and a love of the game.

By bowenislandfc | May 19, 2016

This blog is excerpted from BC Soccer’s Small-sided Manual. The Canadian Soccer Association’s pathway for young players focusses on unique concerns at every level of development. This pathway is designed to ultimately contribute to Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) and a lifelong love of the game. From ages 9-12, League players are “learning to train.” Read more about…

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The “Changing the Game Movement”

By bowenislandfc | May 19, 2016

When it comes to the importance of winning soccer games at the youth level, few topics can elicit such visceral opinions. Check out John O’Sullivan’s TedX talk on putting the “play” back into youth sports.  

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Sports Should Be Child’s Play

By bowenislandfc | May 19, 2016

    This article from the New York Times advocates for avoiding specialization in order to turn kids into elite and healthy athletes. Read more

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