Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome

2015 Sting
Delta Coastal Selects Sting

Home of the 2015 Umbro Beach Blast Champions, 2015 Coastal A Cup Silver Medalists, 2014 West Coast Cup Champions, 2014 Coastal A Cup Silver Medalists, 2013 USA Cup Champions, 2012 West Coast Cup Champions, 2012 U-13 Provincial A Cup Champions, 2012 U-13 Coastal A Cup Champions, 2011/12 U-13 MSL Division Champions, 2011/12 U-13 MSL League Championship Runners Up, 2011 North Shore Thanksgiving Tournament Champions, 2011 Pitt Meadows Labour Day Tournament Champions, 2011 Mission Memorial Tournament Champions, 2010 Burnaby Remembrance Day Tournament Silver Medalists, 2010 Pitt Meadows Labour Day Tournament Champions, 2010 Umbro Beach Blast Silver and Bronze Medalists, 2010 Steve Bonnet Memorial Champions, 2009 PoCo Thanksgiving Tournament Champions & 2009 Richmond Spring Breaker Silver Medalists. 

Welcome to the U-17 Metro, Delta Coastal Selects Sting team website, for the 2015/16 season. The Delta Coastal Selects team, formerly known as the SurDel Sting, is a partnership between the SurDel, Tsawwassen, Coastal FC and Ladner soccer clubs.  The Sting team will be hitting the training pitch in August to start to prepare for the kickoff of the new season but not before heading down to Jericho Beach for this summer's Umbro Beach Blast Tournament. As well the players will be working out with core conditioning coach Michelle Roots in preparation for the upcoming soccer season in September. The players have worked hard to get to this point and look to continue that hard work as they develop their skills against some tough competition. They are a great bunch of dedicated players and we are sure they will have a great learning experience and a lot of fun along the way. Go Sting!!!

Tuesday, December 1
Delta Coastal Selects Showcase

Delta Coastal Selects (DCS) is continiung its annual Showcase event as the DCS 98 team will play the DCS Sting on Friday December 4th. The Showcase is hosted each year by DCS to allow coaches and scouts from various post secondary institutions to come out and see and rate the players. For the Sting it will be their first time in this event and this will allow coaches to identify players this year and to see them again at next years event when the Sting will be the graduating class. To date we have confirmed attendance by Douglas College, Capilano College, Quest University, Trinity Western University and University of Fraser Valley. As well UBC and SFU are attempting to send representation. The Sting are wishing the 98' graduating team all the best and hopefully they will see some players get signed and some scholarships handed out for the end of the season. In particular the Sting are sending their best to Mary Allworth as she has a big spot in the Sting's hearts.

If any Sting fans want to come and see some first class soccer the full event starts at 6:15pm with Opening Ceremony @ South Surrey Atheltic Park, turf field #10. Go Sting!!  

Tuesday, December 1
Sting Fill the Net

The Sting welcomed the 98' Coquitlam Metro Ford Stompers team to the friendly confines of Elsom for league play on Sunday. The first match between these two teams resulted in a goal less draw as the older Coquitlam team took the game to their younger counterparts. The Sting were ready for this one however and from the opening whistle were the better of the two sides. Sports is a funny thing as the Sting have been playing some lights out soccer this season but have struggled to find the back of the net and while the first half of the game wasnt their best of the season, they managed to bag a brace. The first goal was all of the things the Sting have been working hard at and it was all quality. Kylie picked up the loose ball on the right touchline and crossed into the middle of the eighteen where she found Lou. A fantastic one touch saw Lou flatten the ball out for Brit and she made no mistake from ten yards out as she crushed the ball up and under the bar. Ten minutes later and Lou was playmaker again as her long throw into the box caused a terrific scoring opportunity but it was just out of Chelsea's reach as the keeper came out to collect. A few minutes later though and the Sting had an insurance marker after a a penalty shot was awarded off a handball. Rav stepped up and while the keeper guessed right, Rav's shot had too much pace and was perfectly placed in the bottom corner of the net. Just before the break and the Sting came close again as some good link up play between Sami and Chelsea saw Chelsea slide the ball into the eighteen for the speedy Caitlin to run onto but the keeper was able to slide out a fraction sooner to sweep away the ball. Score at the half Stompers 0 - Sting 2.

At the half time break the players were talking amongst themselves that they still had a lot of work to do and they hadnt played there best. So it was a tough start when just a few minutes in a miscue at the back saw the Stompers able to head one in for a goal. If anything this made the Sting even more determined not to let this game slip thru their fingers and it showed as the rest of the half was all theirs. Allie collected the ball wide to the keeprs left and crossed but it was just out of Brit's reach and fizzed by the far post. Allie, who was a beast in the second half, then got into the mix with a wonderful goal. Some give and go work with Meg in the final third of the field eventually saw Meg slide the ball over for Allie and her one time shot left the diving keeper no chance as it found the inside of the far post. Lou then got into things as she muscled her check off the ball and chipped the ball over the keeper but it just sailed by the far post. Another goal was coming and again some tremendous passing earned the Sting a fourth goal. Meg pounced on the loose ball at the centre circle and played a first class pass thru the gap wide for Ally to run onto. Ally used her speed to get around her mark and cross into the eighteen for Caitlin. A nice touch and turn to hold the ball up and then a layoff pass saw Meg, who had continued her run, crush the ball from the edge of the eighteen. The shot took a deflection off a Stompers defender and into the net leaving the keeper flat footed. The Sting's last chance on net fell to Lou as she was able to find some space and collect Haley's cross from the right but the resulting shot was right at the keeper. At the other end of the pitch the Sting got a little caught out as call up keeper, Corrine, was left on her own but a brilliantly timed sliding tackle by McKenna took the ball right off the Stompers foot and away on what would have been a sure goal. A very strong second half by the Sting saw them see the game out, final score CMF Stompers 1 - Sting 4. The Sting will need to bring their best game next weekend as they take on current league leaders the 98 North Shore Renegades. Go Sting!!

Monday, November 23
Sting Finally Rewarded for Hardwork

The Sting have been playing some outstanding soccer this season and while the bounces and results have not gone their way you cant knock the entertainment value these kids put on week in and week out. This weekends MSL action had them on the road against West Coast FC, which in past has proven to be a tricky venue for the players. As per the last few weeks the Sting started on the front foot and really took the match to the home team. Georgia got the ball rolling as she muscled her check off the ball and slipped a pretty pass in for Meg. Meg carried across the top of the eighteen and let fly but the shot fizzed over the crossbar. Ten minutes in and the Sting scored their best goal of the season so far. Haley, who had a brilliant match down the left wing, cut the ball back across the path of her mark and found Brit inside the eighteen. With Allie making a good overlap run, Brit laid the ball off for her and Allie made no mistake from the edge of the six as she found the far corner of the net and beat the diving keeper for the go ahead goal. The Sting kept the pressure up in this high tempo match and were rewarded just five minutes later. Lou, who's corner kicks have been a thing of beauty, crossed another corner into a very dangerous spot and Sami was on the spot to make a brilliant side footed volley which saw the ball go up under the bar and the Sting had doubled their advantage. The first half was all Sting as they were relentless in their attack. Meg was able to pounce on a loose ball and find Allie off a nice run. Allie did a great job of teeing the ball up but the shot was right at the keeper for the save. Meg was the provider again a short time later as this time it was Brit who was played in. Brit beat her check but was a bit off balance on the shot from twenty yards out and it curled wide of the far post. At the other end of the pitch the Sting's defence stood tall as they turned away any real threats. West Coast was able to jump on an errant pass however and lashed the ball on net from the top of the eighteen but Shayla, who was on call up duty, made a fine diving save to smother the shot. Kylie then forced the West Coast defence on its back heels as she ran at them and slid the ball over for Ally. Ally carried the ball past her mark and let fly with a booming shot but it was at the keeper and just stung her hands. The Sting came close just before the break and it was from the ever dangerous Haley. A first class corner was curling into the net at the near post but the keeper got her fingertips to it and pushed it onto the bar where it actually hit twice before going out the other end of the eighteen. The whistle sounded on an excellent half for the Sting, West Coast FC 0 - Sting 2.

The Sting opened up the second with the same determination as the first with Meg and Allie teaming up with some nice give and go passing with Allie eventually sliding the ball wide to the right of the eighteen for Ally. A nice touch set up the shot, which forced the keeper into a good low save at the near post. The Sting had another set piece come near fifteen minutes in as Lou's whipping corner saw Sami out climb her mark and bravely head the ball and while this would have been a challenger for goal of the season, the ball whipped over the crossbar. Another good chance fell the Sting's way just a few minutes later. Rav played a first class pass wide to the right touchline where Allie collected and crossed into the six yard box. Lou made a brilliant run to get into a good position but the ball didnt cooperate as it came off Lou and into the keepers grateful hands. So with all of this action it was a huge turn of events when West Coast were able to get a goal and some life, as they scrambled a loose ball off a corner over the line. This forced the Sting to defend for a spell and in particular Rav and Brit had their hands full with West Coast's speedy striker but they did a fantastic job of covering and the rest of the defensive squad tightened things up. The Sting slowly got control of the game as Meg teed the ball up for Chelsea but her twenty five yard effort was at the keeper for the stop. Then ten minutes from time the Sting put things away for good. Ally recognized some space and made a great cross field run where Allie fed her a channel pass to run onto. With the defender and keeper both closing Ally did a great job of using her strength to chip the ball around the keeper for the insurance marker. A solid ninety minutes of soccer came to an end and the Sting were finally rewarded for their efforts. Final score West Coast FC 1 - Sting 3. The Sting now head home for a match against the 98 Coquitlam Metro Ford squad next weekend at Elsom. Go Sting!!

Monday, July 16
Michelle Roots, SAQ Trainer

The Delta Coastal Sting want to welcome back Michelle Roots, BA Kin, CSCS, to the coaching staff. Michelle will be our Strength, Agility and Quickness (SAQ) coach for the upcoming season. Michelle's biography is on her company website, Core Conditioning and can be viewed thru the Links tab.

Michelle will be putting the team thru her conditioning program starting in mid August in preparation for the Sting's upcoming season as well as their Labour Day tournament in Pitt Meadows. Michelle will be running her weekly sessions with the team until Thanksgiving. 

Welcome back Michelle to the Sting family.