Congratulations to the four DCS Teams that participated in the Provincial A Cup Championships this past weekend. Your efforts to make the Provincials were fantastic and your results were equally terrific.
U14 Girls (coached by Gord and Jonathan) – Gold Medal Provincial Champions
U16 Girls (Sting) (coached by Kevan, Wayne and Paul) – 4th place finish
U13 Boys (coached by Emad and Simon) – Bronze medal; 3rd place finish
U15 Boys (coached by Joe and Rob) – Gold Medal Provincial Champions
These results are fantastic for the DCS program and all the partner clubs under its umbrella. Congratulations to the players and coaches.
Samantha Kaltenegger (part-time model, DCS Soccer Player and all round great personality!) is in the latest Nike commercial featuring the US Womens National team. Samantha is featured in snips throughout but probably the best one is at the 43 second mark when she is crossing the ball and 48 second mark when she is riding the team bus (front seat left side). Congratulations Samantha!
DCS was represented at the recent Pacific Soccer Coaching Conference at the Fortius Sports Centre in Burnaby as the players were put through their paces. Coaches from across North America were on hand to participate in the conference and see some on field demonstrations and that is where DCS came in.
The players first session was run by Ron Smith, former Technical Director of the Australian National team, who kept the players on their toes in a “Developing Good Habits in Players” course. Ron is seen here in the pictures explaining the drills and walking them thru the opening session.
The second session was lead by Dick Bate, FIFA Technical Director, on “Developing Possession”. Dick Bate has managed England’s U-17 to U-20 program over the years so this was a real treat to have the DCS players instructed by a very influential and knowledgeable coach. Dick put the players through some very challenging drills but, as he told the coaches in attendance, he was most impressed with the DCS players and how they handled these drills.
Hats off to the players who had hundreds of eyes on them in the broiling heat but it was another memorable experience for them.