BOWEN ISLAND FC MINI HOUSE
Bowen Island FC introduces soccer to young children with its Mini House program which is all about having fun and learning the basics of the sport. Our youngest program is our U5s which is designed for 4 and 5 year olds. We often get requests from parents for children as young as 3 but the Club feels 4 is the right age to start. Sessions at U5 and U6 are limited to 45 minutes, any longer may be a challenge as the children tend to lose focus. At U7 we expand the sessions to an hour and provide hour-long sessions at U8. All Mini House programs are co-ed as BIFC is a strong believer in the benefits of coed training.
Should some players excel at their age level, then consideration will be given to moving them up an age level to encourage their development. Some players who are at the U7 and U8 level man be considered ready to join our youth teams and there have been examples of Mini House aged players playing up wth our youth teams. This would occur only if the Club TD, parents(s) and respective coaches feel it would be in the best interest of the player and his/her overall development.
Our Mini House program is offered in the Spring and Fall to best take advantage of best possible weather for soccer. The Club is currently considering offering summer camps for Mini House age players and will update this site accordingly. Any questions regarding our Mini House program can be directed to the Club TD.