TOCA Weekly Blog October 22nd

We are very excited to bring you TOCA’s weekly blog for Oct. 22! Blogs feature news, updates, soccer culture content and more from our Canadian centres! Stay connected and communicate here for conversations via our comments section, as well as on our various social media pages. Fridays are now TOCA days for all of our platforms!

This week, we want to highlight our TOCA Strikers program for developing players! Strikers introduces players aged 1.5-7 years to the game of soccer through classes designed to be age-appropriately challenging and fun. Activities include: fun games to teach the skills and rules of soccer and real gameplay. Players also utilize the patented TOCA technology to develop their game. Age-groups and times are posted here

Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. Jumpstart is committed to helping all families access a range of activities, including soccer. In fact, this program has helped nearly 700 organizations, impacting over 70,000 kids from coast-to-coast-to-coast. TOCA applauds Canadian Tire’s generous gift of $12 million to boost Jumpstart’s Individual players fund. Apply to Jumpstart for all Canadian TOCA Centres here. 

Have you met coach Ricardo from TOCA North Van?! This week’s coach profile features El Salvador’s own Ricardo Gonzalez! When it comes to TOCA training, Ricardo shares a similar opinion to many of the guests, as he knows he would have loved specific skill training that TOCA Technology has for development in his youth career. This week, the debut of our coaching profiles starts with Ricardo, but stay tuned for more profiles, spotlights and blogs on TOCA’s highly qualified staff! 

TOCA Canada is also very excited to announce our 11th annual Winter Jamboree at the Richmond Olympic Oval with over 200 teams attending this year’s soccer extravaganza!! 

Have a FANtastic Weekend! Oh yes, just a fyi for this rainy weekend…EPL, MLS, and all other domestic leagues return to play this weekend!

Welcome to TOCA Canada Blogs

We are very excited to introduce TOCA’s weekly blogs that now feature news, updates, soccer culture content and more from our Canadian centres! Stay connected and communicate here for conversations via our comments section, as well as on our various social media pages! Fridays are now TOCA days for all of our platforms!

Toca Canada applauds BC Soccer’s newest level of competition in bridging the gap between youth and professional players with the announcement of League1, accompanied with the “Training to Compete” strategic program within the Long term Player Development plan (LTPD). 

This Thanksgiving Weekend, the local youth soccer scene is packed with tourneys. In Richmond, the TGS e-sport Tournament continues a 28 year tradition. BCTigers in Surrey are celebrating with the annual Miri Piri Tournament, including a free soccer camp, in Newton Park. For the youngest members of our soccer community, Wesburn FC has their annual mini-gobbler Thanksgiving tournament for ages U5 – U11 teams. However, don’t let the potential rain decimate your passions on the pitch! Bring your team to your local TOCA indoor centre today! That gives you the chance to get indoors and out of the cold for fun, engaging sessions that will improve your game! Call our centres today for any and all questions regarding booking and availability.

TOCA is so excited to introduce our newest specialty program, TOCA Strikers. TOCA Strikers introduces children (18 months to 7 years) to the game of soccer through age-appropriate and fun classes that challenge and encourage players to learn and work together. These 50-minute classes are fun, high-energy, and teach the skills and fundamentals necessary to build confidence playing soccer. Try it for Free today! linked above.

The Road to Qatar continues on Saturday at 6;00pm. Our beloved  Whitecaps FC will meet the Seattle Sounders in the latest chapter of their classic rivalry for the Cascadia Cup, and hope that victory will bring us a final playoff spot. The soccer festivities continue onto Sunday afternoon at 3PM PST, with the Team Canada Men’s team battling Jamaica for a trip to Qatar 2022 in CONCACAF qualifying. All of Canada’s national teams are live streamed on the Onesoccer website, including all Canadian Premier league games. So check out Pacific FC’s game against the East Coast Halifax Wanderers.

This is a great time to join TOCA, as we have been putting together a mix of returning and new trainers that offer various styles and programs to get you set for 2022! Whether you are currently a member, thinking about becoming a member, or have never been to TOCA, you’ve found the best time to check out our facilities! 

As a new feature of our blogs, TOCA is now a page that offers soccer content from not just our centres, but from around the world of football! Also, stay tuned for specific soccer culture content that serves as a forum for all of our members that are major soccer fans. Videos, commentary and interactive discussions are currently in the works for TOCA Canada!

Which matchup this weekend excites you most? Comment down below and include your predictions! Stay tuned for blogs and updates!