Category Archives: 2017-2018 Season

DELTA COASTAL SELECTS ANNOUNCES U13 INTAKE COACHES

DCS Announces U13 Intake Coaches

For the 2006-born Metro Selects League Season
Starting September 2018

Delta Coastal Selects is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian King as Head Coach of the 2018 Delta Coastal Selects U13 Girls Intake team, and Steve Frank as Head Coach of the U13 Boys Intake team. Both coaches will immediately begin working in collaboration with the BCSPL Coaches to conduct a thorough 5 month scouting process ahead of the formal evaluations in February 2018. The substantial scouting process will allow Ian and Steve the opportunity to engage in discussions with partner club Technical Directors, BCSPL Intake Coaches, current U12 Club Coaches, game day scouting, and other potential scouting platforms.

Delta Coastal Selects is pleased to welcome Ian King as Head Coach to the DCS Girls U13 Intake team. Ian is a Provincial C licensed and Provincial B trained coach. He played soccer in BC for over 20 years at various levels including premier, both as a youth and adult. He has coached the Surdel Tier 1 team for the past 4 years and has been involved in coaching at Surdel Girls for the past 7 years. He works in the club coaching Surdel Academy and the High Performance Program Academy sessions as well as coaching various other age group teams over the last three seasons. Ian is a motivated coach who enjoys working with players of all levels and abilities to better their technical skill and development while fostering a love for the game.

Delta Coastal Selects is happy to have secured the coaching services of Steve Frank, a motivated soccer coach with solid experience managing all levels and ages. Having coached from U5 youth through to mens over 35 soccer in the VMSL, Steve truly enjoys coaching and teaching the game of soccer. He has coached in the VMSL Mens Premier and Div 1 for 6 years with Richmond FC, and coached Canada’s Nations Cup open team for the past 13 years. Steve currently hold’s the position of Head Coach at South Delta United for ages U13-U18, and coaches various ages of the South Delta United Academy program. He has played for 40 years with Richmond youth soccer, Richmond FC senior soccer, and still play’s with Temple United FC in the Fraser Valley over 35 premier.

Mark Rogers, Program Director of Delta Coastal Selects said “We are happy to announce the appointments of Steve and Ian to head up the DCS U13 boys and girls programs for the 2018/2019 season. Both coaches have very strong backgrounds in the game, support the DCS player pathway and are strong members of the local soccer community. We are excited to begin the player identification process in collaboration with the partner clubs South Delta United, North Delta United and Coastal FC.”

DELTA COASTAL SELECTS – CHANGES TO METRO LEAGUE BEGINNING 2018/2019 SEASON

We thank you with your patience regarding the uncertainty surrounding the Metro division ceasing operations and the ramifications of such a decision.

We have received communication from BC Soccer regarding the second tier of play (formerly known as Metro). As suspected, the second tier of play will continue although instead of the Metro League operating separately, it will now come under the control of the BCCSL which currently runs the Div 1-3 divisions (commonly known as Gold, Silver and Bronze).

What does that mean for Delta Coastal Selects?

We are looking at a name change from Metro to Division 1. Division 1 (Gold) would become Division 2, Division 2 (Silver) would become Division 3, etc. Everything else will remain very similar in structure. As with Metro, 3-4 Division 1 teams will be placed out of South District http://www.southfrasersoccer.ca to represent the District at the Division 1 level for the U13-U18 age groups. Priority for these Division 1 teams (previously called Metro) will go to clubs or collaborations of clubs who support the BCSPL (HPL) clubs in the district (Surrey Utd, Coastal). As a collaboration that supports the Coastal BCSPL program we feel strongly that we will continue to have Division 1 programs (Metro) for each age group and gender going forward under much the same structure that exists presently.

With this uncertainty largely alleviated, we are in the process of finalizing the evaluation schedule for the 2018/2019 season and will have this information to you shortly.

Once again, thank you for your patience and consideration.

Regards,
Delta Coastal Selects