What we're about

Play Vancouver organizes drop-in games for adults in most major team sports: soccer, ultimate, touch rugby, flag football, beach volleyball, ball hockey, and lacrosse.

We also organize bar-game nights and lawn-game afternoons -- e.g., darts, shuffleboard, bocce, petanque, and many more.

You can expect a well-organized and welcoming session because our organizers have shed-loads of experience in, and a deep-seated passion for, the sports they're managing. For example, we have in our arena of organizers a former Canadian national rugby player and former Canadian national swimmer (yes, we hope to offer water-polo soon), and even a current world top-10 Crokinole player.

Join in the fun and fitness. Meet new friends. Bring old friends along.

A note or two on costs:

We have permits for many of our sessions, and so we must charge a nominal fee to cover permit and insurance costs. Some parks, for the events we're running, don't require permits. But for these events, we do encourage donations, which go to The Soccer Project Foundation (http://www.soccerproject.org/), our non-profit arm which helps under-served youth participate in organized sports and to receive crucial tutorial services to help them complete high school.

AND... if you'd like to play in one of our rec. sports leagues, which help to generate the brunt of our funding for youth sports and education -- please check out our website: PlayVancouver.Org (http://www.playvancouver.org)

Hope to see you on a field or court, or at a bar-game night, soon!

-Greg

Founder/Director

PlayVancouver.Org (http://www.playvancouver.org)

SoccerProject.Org (http://www.ProjectSoccer.Org)

Upcoming events (5+)

Soccer (Sundays) [Point Grey High School Turf Field]

Kerrisdale Park

CA$2.00

This is a weekly soccer pick-up session, which is open to all adults (18+). All skill levels welcome. We'll play short-sided (5v5 to 8v8) games over a two-hour period at this turf pitch, for which we have the permit. PLEASE NOTE: If numbers are fewer than 10, we will not have a game. Those who RSVP 'yes' and do not show up, causing numbers to be fewer than 10 at the park, will be removed from this group. Pop-up goals provided, freshly washed bibs/pinnies too. And only top-quality balls used (e.g., Fifa-quality and Fifa-approved balls). If you'd like to donate more than the session's per-player fee (just $2), 100% of it will go to our non-profit arm: The Soccer Project Foundation, which helps under-served youth to participate in organized sports. • What to bring: Rubber-studded boots or plastic moulded cleats (no plastic blades or metal cleats). Indoor soccer shoes work well on this surface, so long as it isn't wet. • Important to know: Proceeds from this pick-up go to The Soccer Project Foundation.

Touch Rugby [Sundays] [Kerrisdale]

Kerrisdale Park

CA$2.00

• What we'll do: This is a weekly Touch Rugby pick-up session, which is open to all adults (18+). These sessions occur on a field for which we have a permit. So it's a guaranteed event. This also means we have to charge a small fee to cover permit and insurance costs. If you'd like to donate more than the session fee (just $2) when you play, 100% of it will go to our non-profit arm: The Soccer Project Foundation, which helps under-served youth to play organized sports (not just soccer but rugby and several other sports as well). We'll start each session with an easy warm-up, perhaps run a few drills that will especially help those new to the sport. Then we'll form balanced teams and launch into some friendly, competitive games. Ideally, each week will see enough people to form three or four teams, so that we can have a fun round-robin tournament. Please note: this is not the lame warm-up version of touch rugby that many 15s clubs play at the start of practice. We play by International Federation Touch rules. This code of the game is super fast, fierce and safe. And it's easy to learn. From time to time, we may also play Australia's newest code of rugby, called Turbo Touch. If you don't know it, look it up! Playing it is much better than watching it -- just like every other code! Post-match socials (at a local pub) will be a feature of this group as well... • What to bring: Running shoes, cross trainers, or rubber studded boots (no cleats please). • Important to know: Proceeds from this pick-up go to The Soccer Project Foundation.

Soccer (Fridays) [Downtown]

Andy Livingstone Park

CA$2.00

• What we'll do: This is a weekly soccer pick-up session, which is open to all adults (18+). All skill levels welcome. We'll play short-sided soccer most days. If the numbers make sense for 11v11 and people want to play some full-field footy, then we'll do it. Proper goals provided, freshly washed bibs/pinnies too. And only top-quality balls used (e.g., EPL match balls, not replicas). PLEASE NOTE: If you'd like to donate more than the session's per-player fee (just $2), 100% of it will go to our non-profit arm: The Soccer Project Foundation, which helps under-served youth to participate in organized sports. • What to bring: Rubber-studded boots (no cleats please) or indoor soccer shoes. • Important to know: Proceeds from this pick-up go to The Soccer Project Foundation.

Ball Hockey (Saturdays) [QE Park]

QE Park Basketball Courts

CA$2.00

This is a weekly pick-up ball hockey game, open to everyone who is 18+. I'll bring the balls and some extra sticks. Goals are there already. If you're a goalie, you're especially welcome! If no goalies come, then we'll play a version of good old-fashioned street hockey (with small targets or slots). If you don't have a stick, let us know and we'll make sure to bring enough spares. We recommend gloves (even if they're just gardeners gloves) and shin-guards (soccer ones will do if you don't have hockey shins). Helmets are always a good idea too, even though most don't wear them. There's a small fee for this pick-up: Just $2, all of which goes to The Soccer Project Foundation. The SPF helps local, under-served youth to play organized sports (not just soccer but hockey and other sports too). The emphasis is on chill attitudes. Any agro at all and a player will be shown the exit and not welcomed back. Fun, friendly, good times only! • What to bring Hockey stick. Shin guards, gloves and helmet are highly recommended but not required. If you're a goalie, bring your equipment!

Past events (216)

Soccer (Fridays) [Downtown]

Andy Livingstone Park

CA$2.00

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