GNS Soccer School

GNS Soccer School

GNS has long fielded competitive soccer teams who have gone on to win city, provincial, and even national competitions. With such a strong history and commitment to the sport, GNS proudly opened its own Soccer School in the fall of 2009 to help better support our young athletes.

The vision for the Soccer School also incorporates coaching training for senior soccer players who want to give back to the program and help prepare younger players to eventually take their places on the Senior teams. Not only does this system reinforce the school’s soccer philosophy, the younger students are inspired by the older ones and are encouraged to work hard at the sport, with the hopes of one day wearing GNS's white jersey and playing at home on our turf field.GNS Soccer School

The Soccer School runs afterschool and weekend programs for students in Kindergarten to Grade 7. The 2016/2017 school year will see return of the Little Kickers and Prospects Programs for children in kindergarten to Grade 7. There are two phases of training during the school year, fall and spring, each composed of ten sessions. All sessions are developed and overseen by GNS Technical Director of Soccer Sonny Pawar.

The GNS Little Kickers Program – Kindergarten to Grade 2

A structured afterschool soccer program focused on developing the FUNdamental skills of soccer in a safe, encouraging and fun environment.

Using the station-based model of activities and games recommended by the Canadian Soccer Association, players develop their movement ABCs (agility, balance, coordination) and learn the basics of the game while emphasizing fun, cooperation, and sportsmanship with maximum time on the ball.

When: Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m.
Where: Senior School Turf Field
Cost: $175

Note: Students from the Junior School are provided with bus transportation from the Beach Campus to Pemberton Woods to participate in the program. Payment and completed registration forms are to be returned to the Junior School Office prior to the start of the program.

Spring Phase Dates

  • March 1, 8
  • April 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May 3, 10, 17, 24

Registration form

The GNS Prospects Program – Grades 3 to 7

The Prospects Program focuses on learning by doing, allowing players to build a larger repertoire of soccer movements and learn the basic principles of play in a fun and challenging environment.

Children in this age group are more aware of their environment and are able to reflect on their actions and learn from mistakes. This is a “golden age of learning,” and an optimal time for skill development. The group will be divided into two smaller training groups based on age and ability.

This a recommended program for those looking to compete on the future GNS CAIS teams.

When: Sundays at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Senior School Turf Field
Cost: $195 per phase

Spring Phase Dates

  • March 5
  • April 2, 9, 23, 30
  • May 7, 14, 21. 28
  • June 4

Registration Form

Contacts

Sonny Pawar
Technical Director of Soccer
250.370.6800
spawar@mygns.ca

Sonny Pawar, Director of Soccer
Prior to joining GNS, Sonny spent ten years in Prince George where he was a coach at the University of Northern British Columbia and Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Northern Academy.

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