GNS Prospects Soccer Program
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 offers an after-school training program to help better support our young athletes in Grades 4 to 8.
The vision for the program also incorporates coaching training for Senior soccer players who want to 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.
The GNS Prospects Soccer 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 students in Grades 4 to 8 looking to compete on future GNS CAIS teams.
Led by Sonny Pawar
Curriculum and session plans by Sonny Pawar
Junior Coach and Mentorship – Sr. School Students
Age: Grades 4 to 8
When: Wednesdays from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Pemberton Woods Campus Turf Field
Cost: $200 per phase
Wear/bring: Appropriate active clothing, shin pads, soccer cleats and a water bottle
Fall Phase – 10 sessions
- September 19, 26
- October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
- November 14, 21, 28
Note: Students from the Junior School can take supervised bus transportation from the Beach Campus to Pemberton Woods Campus at 3:30 to participate in the program.
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.
In May 2018, Sonny earned his Canadian Soccer Association A License certification, the highest level of soccer coaching certification in Canada.