Indo-Pacific Soccer Academy

By April 8, 2014Sports, Sports News

From Magnuson Ford Soccer Club. As an ‘Associate Club’, Abbotsford Magnuson Ford Soccer Club is delighted to announce the return of the Indo-Pacific Soccer Academy, for the spring of 2014.

The Indo-Pacific Soccer Academy (IPSA), is a ‘tri-party’ collaboration involving Shooting for Hope and Youth for Change (YFC) in Rurka Kalan, Punjab.

The partnership consists of the following initiatives and goals:

v  Training Program to complement existing Club/Player commitments

v  Potential exchange visits to/from YFC Rurka Kalan, Punjab, India

v  Coach Education Clinics at YFC Rurka Kalan

v  Player Development & ID Camps

v  Cultural Education

v  Sponsorship/Fundraising for under-privileged children

Training Program:

All IPSA training will work in collaboration with the players’ current club programming and will not prevent a player from participating in multiple programs. Indeed the IPSA curriculum is based on individual skill development and is tailored to meet the needs of the player, respective of their age and current level of ability. The twelve (12) week IPSA training program will focus on two main areas of development…Technical & Physical, working predominately within a 1v1 environment, with specific attention on the following areas…


Training Curriculum:

Physical Literacy: Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed, Strength.
Technical: Control, Passing, Dribbling, Turning, Shooting, Shielding.


Training Schedule:







11TH APRIL 2014

27TH JUNE 2014

6:30 – 7:30PM



IPSA Attire:

Players attending the IPSA program are encouraged to wear appropriate soccer attire and footwear, including shin pads at all times.

IPSA branded clothing is available on request and consists of the following – Rain Jkt, Track Jkt, T-shirt.






Has not participated within IPSA previously


cash or chq at the field of 1st session

Is a returning IPSA player


cash or chq at the field of 1st session

Would like to attend as drop-in player


cash or chq at the field of each  session

Make all cheques payable to the Abbotsford Soccer Association.

Click here to complete the IPSA Registration Form….


Rurka Kalan Tour – IPSA players will be eligible to attend the visit to YFC Rurka Kalan, which will take place in Dec 2014.


To contact Indo-Pacific Soccer Academy, please send an e-mail to;



About Shooting for Hope

Founded by Ish Jhaj in 2011, and is a not-for-profit society that has the vision of giving young girls from rural communities in India a chance to enhance their lives through the beautiful game of soccer.

Web site – Shooting for hope



About YFC Rurka Kalan

YFC Rurka Kalan, was founded in 2001 by a group of youth of the village Rurka Kalan to counter the menace of drugs in the area. Started as a Football Club but has now progressed to being an integrated community based grassroots organization, which has centers in 9 villages. Impact areas include education, sports, health, youth development and environment. YFC Rurka Kalan, a progressive social organization. We are partners in a global campaign, which aims to restore the childhood of millions of children by means of care, protection, opportunities, participation and most significantly sports.

Web site – YFC Rurka Kalan


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