Quick post before I hit the field. Congrats to Richard Hawes (regular MMCB commenter) and Randee Hermus (great add on the girls side) on getting the nod to run to the Van-Rmd U13 boys and girls BCPL teams.
Here’s the full release. It’s cut and paste from a pdf so the formatting a mess. Oh well.
NOTICE OF U13 BOYS AND GIRLS VANCOUVER‐RICHMOND HIGH PERFORMANCE LEAGUE
2011 PLAYER ASSESSMENTS
Jason Jordan, the Technical Director of the Vancouver‐Richmond High Performance League (“HPL”)
franchise, invites 1999* born girls and boys to attend Vancouver‐Richmond U13 HPL assessments (try‐
outs). The assessment particulars and basic Vancouver‐Richmond HPL information is set‐out below.
ASSESSMENT DAYS, TIMES, AND LOCATIONS
Assessment days, time and locations are to be announced. We expect that the first of (likely) three
assessment sessions will take place in early March. Please keep an eye on the Vancouver FC
(www.vancouverfc.info), Richmond Youth Soccer Association (www.richmondsoccer.com) and
Richmond Girls Soccer Association (www.richmondgirlssoccer.com) web‐sites for up‐dated information.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION AND FEE
Pre‐registration for the Vancouver‐Richmond U13 HPL assessments is required. Players must register by
March 1, 2011. In order to register please visit the Richmond Youth Soccer Association web‐site
(www.richmondsoccer.com) and click on “High Performance League.” There is a $20 assessment fee that
must be paid by credit card when registering.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON ASSESSMENTS
Please contact Peggy Dang at: email@example.com for more information on assessments.
VANCOUVER‐RICHMOND U13 COACHES
RANDEE HERMUS (Girls). Randee’s coaching and playing background includes:
2009 Player – Assistant coach, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Vancouver Whitecaps summer camp coach
High Performance cach for a number of Lower Mainland Youth Clubs
GMSL coach for several Lower Mainland teams
applying for Provincial B Certification
10 years with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team
Olympic Games Team, 2008 Beijing
2003 and 2007 Women’s World Cup teams
Vancouver Whitecaps, 2000 – 2009
W‐League Defensive Player of the Year
*Please note that as HPL rules are currently written, younger (2000 born and younger) players are currently not permitted in
U13 HPL and therefore we will not be accepting younger players at the assessment sessions.
RICHARD HAWES (Boys). Richard’s coaching and playing background includes:
Assistant Coach, Hong Kong U23 National Team
Bobby Charlton Soccer Schools (Manchester) ‐ Staff coach
Vancouver FC (U14 and U16 levels) coach
Provincial B Certification (applied, 2011, for National B Certification)
Norwich City FC – youth
Blackpool FC – reserve
World Student Games
VANCOUER‐RICHMOND HPL BASICS
Playing Season: 2011 will be HPL’s inaugural year. In the inaugural year, there will be a short fall
season. The first full (March to November) season will start in March, 2012. U13 players will play at U13
level both in the short fall season (2011) and the first full season (2012). While the times and durations
have not yet been confirmed, the full HPL season will include summer break periods. The break periods
will accommodate the Provincial Teams Program and, of course, allow some time for summer vacations.
The full season is expected to have 22 games and includes two trips to Vancouver Island and two trips to
the Interior. Home games will be located in Richmond and Vancouver – expected venues include Boyd
Soccer Complex, Minoru Park and Andy Livingstone Park.
Teams: we expect that Richmond‐Vancouver HPL teams will comprise 18‐20 players including two
goalkeepers. As there are no out‐of‐district rules for HPL, players selected to Richmond‐Vancouver HPL
may reside outside of the cities of Richmond and Vancouver (indeed, the only restriction is that the
players reside in British Columbia).
Practices: practices will be located in Richmond and in Vancouver. A 3‐1 training ratio (practices to
game) is expected in the first season possibly increasing at some ages to 4‐1 in subsequent seasons. We
expect that practices will start sometime in August.
Costs: player registration cost will be approximately $2500 per season (the cost of the short fall season
will be prorated). This cost includes the professional coaching, two sets of game kit, two sets of training
kit, warm‐up suits and transportation expenses to and from Vancouver Island and to and from the
Interior. The Richmond‐Vancouver HPL franchise will be placing funds aside to assist players who are
unable, in whole or in part, to pay the registration costs. The franchise will be developing policies in this