Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome

2013 USA Cup team
Delta Coastal Selects Sting

Home of the 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 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-16 Metro, Delta Coastal Selects Sting team website, for the 2014/15 season. The Delta Coastal Selects team, formerly known as the SurDel Sting, is a partnership between the SurDel, Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo and Ladner soccer clubs.  The Sting team will be hitting the training pitch in June to start to prepare for their kickoff tournament in Portland in August as well as 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!!!

Friday, November 14
Sting and Renegades Battle the Elements

A tremendous Remembrance Day match was put on between two of the top teams in the league as the Sting took on the North Shore Renegades at Chalmers Park. These two teams always put on a good show but the beautiful sunny cool day had a gale force wind that challenged both teams to not only play some good soccer but manage the wind as well. Good soccer was an understatement from the Sting for the first twenty minutes as the passing, movement and use of the width of the field really opened up the Renegades defence. Allie picked up from her fine performance last week as she sprung Kylie free in the eighteen. A nice hard shot was parried away by the keeper but right to Ray whos one time effort flashed over the crossbar. Syd, who had an amazing game, then stripped the ball off her mark and fed Kylie a nice channel pass but the keeper made a fine diving save. Kylie was getting all the chances as Georgia carried into the eighteen and fed another ball to Kylie but she was off balance and the shot was right at the keeper. The holding midfielders were doing a fantastic job of jumping up into the play and this time it was Brit who placed a nice wall pass over to Haley on the edge of the eighteen, while her left footed effort was on target it was right at the keeper. The Sting then came close again as Haley and Kylie teamed up on a nice give and go with Kylie's shot eluding the keeper but crashing off the far post and out. While the Renegades were trying to find their way back in the Sting's defenders did well to repel and chances. Five minutes from time though a bad break saw a long range effort elude Kass who stepped up to play net and the Renegades had the lead. A tough break as the Sting deserved better but they paid the price for not finishing. Score at the half Renegades 1 - Sting 0.

 The second half saw the Renegades with the wind and the Sting were limited to any real chances on net as Ally fell to injury and the Sting's bench depth was down to one. The Sting's defenders did another solid job of keeping their team in the match as they searched for an equalizer. Several Renegades corners were cleared well as the Sting continued to be stingy in giving up set piece goals. As with these types of wind affected games though a long range effort saw the wind carry the ball over Kass as it left her no chance for a save. A little bit of frustration as the Sting were feeling they deserved more showed as Kylie was flashed a yellow card from the ref but the Sting werent done. A final chance came off Brit's corner with a few minutes left and after several terse challenges the Renegades were finally able to clear. So a tough one ended where a tie would have been a far more fair result but it wasnt to be. Final score North Shore Renegades 2 - Sting 0. The Sting now hit the road for two matches against the top two teams in the league. They are also heading into these with a banged up team but as usual these players will be up for the added challenge. Go Sting!!

Monday, November 10
Sting Storm Past West Coast

The Sting, looking to improve off last weekends performance, were up against a struggling West Coast at Newton Athletic as league play continued. With the Sting still in injury mode they welcomed back Allie off the injured list, with Sami being added to it and they called up Keara to the team. As well Lou stepped into the keeper role and was looking for the Sting's defence to stem any attack. While the Sting struggled in the first half to find some form they carried the bulk of the play and Allie made some big impacts in the match. A nice chip over to her strike partner saw Kyie head the ball on and chase it into the eighteen but the keeper did well to slide out on the take. The same combination though had better luck fifteen minutes in. Allie's brilliant diagonal ball split the defence for Kylie to run onto and with the keeper charging out Kylie was able to chip over for the go ahead goal. A few minutes later and the Sting came close again. Ally, who ran miles on this day, skipped down the right touchline and and her brilliant cross was met by Haley's header but the effort was cleared off the line by the defender. Ally was the provider again on another effort on goal as her thru ball found Kylie but the effort went into the side netting. The Sting rounded out the half with another fine chance off a set piece. Brit's corner went to near post where Ally played it back and Brit's returning cross went back post for Allie. Allie's header fizzed just over the crossbar as the half came to an end. Score at the half West Coast 0 - Sting 1.

The second half was all Sting although an early chance by the visitors went off the outside of the post, Lou had the angle covered well. Taylor and Allie got things going in the attacking third as some nice build up play sprung Keara but the effort on net was well gathered. A second goal was in the wind though and it came off a nice play. Kylie's throw in deep in the visitors end saw Georgia run in and get position for a flick header to the back post where Haley was on the spot to slot in her first goal as a Sting player. A few minutes later and Ally nearly had her first in Sting colours as well. Kylie and Allie did a great job in working the ball to the keepers left. A nice hard cross had Ally rushing the net but the effort was wiffed on and went out the other side. Ally wasnt going to be denied though on a pretty goal ten minutes from time. On some nice build up passing thru the Sting's back end Allie was sprung free down the right touchline. A tremendous heads up pass to the top of the box saw Ally pull the ball back across the defender and slot into the far corner for a first class goal. The Sting's holding midfield core of Kass, Brit, Mac and Syd had an outstanding game in the defensive third, particularly in the second half and also provided some good support to the attack. Final score West Coast FC 0 - Sting 3. The Sting now have a rare mid week match against North Shore at home on Tuesday before they hit the road for three matches. 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.