Our Mission is to promote, develop, encourage and educate young players in soccer by providing an environment which fosters the enjoyment of the sport along with team spirit, sportsmanship, fair play and which affords all players the opportunity to reach their full potential. To achieve our goal we shall endeavor to provide education, training and leadership to our volunteers as we strive to reach the highest standards in amateur sport within our community.


CRYSA Fall Academy Space is Limited  

CRYSA is excited to announce its first ever academy program.  The CRYSA Development Academy will provide an extra opportunity for motivated CRYSA players to train in a positive learning environment.  Led by the Technical Director Kevin Lindo and Academy Lead Coach Anthony  Vassallo players will undergo an eight week program which will aim to progress the individual technically and tactically whilst building team ethics and responsibilities.  Using the CRYSA Curriculum the program will build playing and practice habits that develop the athlete holistically.  Our mission is to develop players who are comfortable in possession, can be decision makers both on and off the field and show respect to players and coaches.


Pertinent Details

Where: The academy will take place every Tuesday at the indoor gym at Georgia Park Elementary

678 Hudson Road,
Campbell River, BC, V9H 1T

When: 18th , 25th of November  2nd , 9th of December (Christmas break) Tuesday 13th , 20th , 27th of January and 3rd of February (8 sessions in total)

Time: 7-9 year olds 5pm-6:15pm,  10-12 year olds 6:15pm-7:30pm, 13 and above 7:30pm-9pm


Registration will be set up online No later than October 27th.


What to bring: Correct soccer attire including shin guards with socks over the top, indoor foot wear and a full water bottle

What the players get: A ‘skills’ soccer ball, a unique CRYSA Academy T-Shirt.  Extra soccer playing/practice time with qualified, experienced coaches in groups that are developmentally appropriate

Cost: $100 for the full 8 week program

Coaches: Kevin Lindo is the Technical Director of CRYSA, current Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy Centre Coach and former New York Red Bulls Professional Youth Development Coach and former Middlesbrough FC Youth Development Squad Coach.  Kevin coached this year’s BC Summer Games Island soccer team and has coached for 13 years.  His playing career took him from the North East of England to Australia, New Zealand and now represents Nanaimo United.

Anthony Vassallo hails from London, Ontario and was the District Coach for U11-U13 Boys & Girls as well as a Head Coach at the London Croatia Soccer Club, Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL). Anthony played professionally in Europe and represented Malta at the U19 UEFA European Championships and is now also representing Nanaimo United.


CRYSA are currently accepting applications for assistant coaches in the academy.  Whether you are a junior coach or somebody looking to add to your knowledge this will provide you with a further insight into the CRYSA way on how we are aiming to develop soccer players.  This is also a great opportunity for current CRYSA Coaches to get ideas on how they can implement ideas and strategies into their own practice.  To apply please contact Kevin Lindo klindo@pacificsport.com 250 716 6849. 


If you have any questions regarding the Academy please contact Kevin Lindo  klindo@pacificsport.com 250 716 6849 but please be sure to read the FAQ section below first.




Will my child be with playing with their friends?


We will do our best to try and accommodate every child’s needs but keep in mind this program is designed to develop soccer players in groups that appropriate to their physicality and or ability


Do I have to book all sessions to take part?


Yes, this is so we can plan groups accordingly


Will they be with the same coach?


No, we will rotate the coaches several times throughout the program


Can my child play up or down an age group?


Yes but this decision is made by collectively after communication with the club and the Technical Director


Is this Futsal?


We will use Futsal balls to improve individual technique and some of the sessions may relate to Futsal because of the indoor environment, however Futsal rules will not be applied strictly as we want our players to continue their knowledge of the game of soccer


Is this mandatory for all CRYSA players?


No, this is for players at all ages in our club to gain extra exposure to soccer if they would like it


This conflicts with my practice schedule, should I miss practice?


Due to the teacher strike delaying requests for gym time there will certainly be some conflicts with teams practicing.  This is to be dealt with internally by your individual coaches so please reach out to them for advice.  There are tentative plans for a Spring Academy which we can plan much further ahead of time


Is there an opportunity to receive a sponsorship for players to take part?


There are Community programs available, contact the CRYSA for details.

Regular Schedule.  

Development League (House) Schedule

Game Days are Saturdays 
Season Launch September 13
No soccer Thanksgiving Weekend

This will be the schedule until we have a break in the labor dispute and make the move back to our regular fields

Ø  Tots/U6

Ø  Game Time 9:45-10:45

Ø  Field Location- Robron Mini’s Upper

Ø  Format- Active Start

Ø  U7/8

Ø  Game Time 11am-12noon

Ø  Field Location- Robron Mini’s Upper

Ø  Format- Jamboree

Ø  U9/10

Ø  Game Time – 11:00am

Ø  Field Location- Pinecrest Park

Ø  Format – 6 v 6 with Goalie (adjust as needed)

Ø  All Teams play at one time; Division Manager will notify Coaches of opponents and field number

Ø  U11/12

Ø  Game Time – 9:30 am

Ø  Field Location- Pinecrest Elementary

Ø  Format – 8 v 8 with Goalie (adjust as needed)

Ø  All Teams play at one time; Division Manager will notify Coaches of opponents and field number

Ø  U13-18 Teams

Ø  See Comox Valley Schedule at cvusc.org Home field The Spit(Home Depot)

How is the CRYSA going to communicate directly with Coaches, Players and Parents?  
The new website with its communication features will mean that the primary form of information flow from the club to Coaches, Players, Parents, Referees and Volunteers will be email. The email will appear with the sender name being info@crysa.bc.ca
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