About Belle River Soccer
Formed in 1979, by local residents, Belle River Minor Soccer (now Belle River Soccer) is a community-based, non-profit that provides opportunities to play soccer for children in Lakeshore, ON and surrounding areas. In existence for nearly 40 years, our club has programs for everyone from ages 4 through 94.
What started as a small club playing out of the local school fields, in an effort to provide organized soccer for the Belle River community, as turned into Lakeshore Ontario’s largest Youth Sport Association, run by a Board of 20 volunteers, a Technical Director, and a membership of over 2000. Our fields are all centrally located at the Atlas Tube Center but our reach far exceeds that.
Belle River Soccer Club creates a fun and safe environment that fosters enjoyment of soccer while teaching children how to play the game. We offer programs for novice to advanced players and make every effort to place children in a program that best fits their current abilities. Importantly, we try to give all children the opportunity to play soccer and never turn away a child due to inexperience or limited skill.
We have Something For Everyone. Elite soccer pathways, Youth recreational soccer, small sided soccer, family tournaments and events, indoor soccer, travel programs, Tiny Tot programs, development programs and the list goes.
While the main emphasis of our programs is on having fun, we also believe that true enjoyment of soccer comes from developing individual skills and understanding of the game.
We subscribe – for our soccer focused families, a ball mastery and heads up training curricula, that teaches children age-appropriate skills. Programs for younger children utilize games and activities to develop skills in a relaxed and fun environment. Programs for older and more serious players employ more challenging activities to develop advanced skills.
Belle River GREEN.
Green is the choice of colour to represent the rich French Canadian heritage found in our area. The Francophone Flag of Green and White is a symbol of the National Pride that makes Canada unique.
Our Green honors that heritage, the Green of the pure soccer pitch and the Green that so often is a symbol for Spring and Summer. Green is also the colour of choice of Belle River District High School which has a long established history in our community for athletics excellence. The white and black represent the archetypical colours of a soccer ball. Together, our 3 main colours help to define our program, club and community! Go Belle River Green!
Belle River FC.
In the spirit of Team names; Belle River Jr.Canadians (Belle River Minor Hockey) and Belle River Braves (Belle River Minor Baseball), we have opted to go with Belle River F.C. This is to honor
some of the world’s most famous soccer clubs who also us F.C. (Football Club, which is the European term for Soccer) as their club name; i.e. Barcelona F.C., Bayern Munich F.C, Arsenal F.C., Toronto F.C.,. Like so many teams with nicknames, Belle River FC is quite simply; Greens!