Kindersley Soccer is about halfway through their indoor season. Whether it's weekly fun with their rec teams, or travelling to compete as members of Storm FC, it's been a very enjoyable year on the pitch. 

Both recreational teams and the competitive team have been practicing since the season began in early November.

"(Soccer) started in the fall, we went through to the holidays, and have our first practice of the new year today." shared Storm FC coach Daniel Lubberts during a phone call Thursday morning.

The lone travel team is a co-ed group of U11/U13 players, coached by Lubberts, and Lucas Lizee. They played their first and only tournament of the season so far back in mid-December, and it was a great time for everyone who made the trip.

"December 16 we went up to North Battleford Soccer Club Days, played two games there against one of their all-girls teams. We went 1-1."

Lubberts felt the weekend was a good team-bonding experience.

"It was really fun. The kids had a lot of really good chances, and had a good time." Lubberts said, as a few players were lucky enough to keep the action going Sunday. "Some of them even joined up on the Sunday with Eatonia, they have their own club there and we kind of piggyback with them."

Storm FC Eatonia.jpg The team on Day 2 also finished with one win and one loss (Photo via Kindersley Soccer on Facebook)

Lubberts shared that two, possibly three more tournaments are down the road for the Storm team. One is tentatively set for the end of January, another the first week of February, and then a tournament during the February break as well. 

"We've signed up for two for sure, but potentially three. So it would be great to get the kids out if we can all make it. It just gives them more experience playing against other teams. Lots of fun."

The end of February is typically when the indoor season shuts down. Lubberts also helps out in the recreational league, as he gave a rundown of his busy coaching profile.

"I coach the U11's on Wednesday nights, then my assistant coach Lucas has been helping as well, he's been taking on the U13-U15 rec (afterwards). Then we both do the Thursday night Storm team."

If that wasn't enough, Lubberts also shared that Kindersley Soccer will be presenting a fun drop-in night beginning January 11. It is open for anyone 15+, whether you have played soccer before or not.

KIN Drop-in Soccer.jpg Everything you need to know for drop-in soccer in Kindersley (Photo via Kindersley Soccer on Facebook)

Drop-in soccer is just another way to help grow the game in town. Lubberts talked about the pandemic putting a slight dent in their numbers, and how great it would be to get the club back to full capacity.

"We're kind of building it back up again. Getting kids interested, and formalizing some schedules," commented the coach and dedicated member. "In the past we have had up to four teams going as a Storm club to tournaments. Anywhere from U19, to U8. It's a pretty broad spectrum, plus we have had some years where we had all-girls teams go as well."

As part of this turnover Kindersley Soccer as an organization has underwent recent changes to their board. New president Jason Hankewich is looking forward to getting the soccer association more visible in the community, as Lubberts and the rest of the Kindersley Soccer board members should have no problem promoting the beautiful game.