Delta Coastal Sting: Welcome

2015 Beach Blast Champions
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!!!

Monday, September 28
Sting Share Spoils With Stompers

The Sting, who opened up the season with two victories, were back on the road and the first of four straight matches against U-18 teams as they took on the Coquitlam Metro Ford Stompers at Town Centre Park. This was really a game of two halves as the Stompers took the game to the Sting with a lot of sustained pressure on the defenders. In turn the Sting gave up more corners than they would like as they faced seven of them in the first half alone. Some whipped in crosses kept the players on their toes and in particular Alyssa had to be sharp in net tracking them all. The closest the opposition came though was a corner that was redirected onto net but Taylor held the post well and steered it off the line and out of play. The Sting were working hard in the middle of the pitch but were having difficulty stringing multiple passes together but they did manage some time in the opponents end of the pitch. From Brit's free kick from the half line she was able to drop the ball behind the defenders and Lou made a great run to get in behind them but the Stompers keeper was equal to the task on a nice sliding take. Just before the break and Kass did well to strip the ball off her mark and feed over to Meg who made a fine run at the defenders but the twenty yard strike was right at the keeper. So the half came to an end where the Sting did not muster too much offence and had to stand tall in defence. Score at the break Stompers 0 - Sting 0.

Last season the Sting showed their fans they are a second half team and while this season they have been playing great for the full ninty minutes for this game they returned to last seasons form and had their best half of the season. Rav got things moving as she carried up from the centre back position and as the Stompers gave her the space she moved the ball right up the pitch and let fly with a long range effort that the keeper gathered but put on notice more was to come. The Sting had a free kick awarded just past half and Syd put a beauty of a cross to the top of the eighteen for Georgia who in turn teed the ball up for McKenna but her effort was caught up high by the keeper. Kylie then had her own free kick deep in the Stompers end of the pitch drop into the six yard box for Sami but the effort skidded off her foot and went over the bar. The Sting had to be careful in their own end though but Alyssa was on the spot for a great sliding take on a thru ball and a few minutes later was able to get down quick at the near post to keep the opposition at bay. The Sting kept coming though and Meg, who was again just a beast of player on the day, had a half field run at the defenders but the resulting shot lacked power as the keeper smothered the ball. The last chance on the day had Brit's picture perfect corner drop to Chelsea at the near post. Chelsea made a nice turn and found Ally at the top of the six but the resulting shot was well blocked and cleared. So on the day the Sting will be happy to have taken a point on the road but will feel that they deserved more and something to take forward into the next game. Final score Coquitlam MF Stompers 0 - Sting 0. The Sting now head home for a very tough match against the top ranked North Shore team next Sunday. Go Sting!!

Monday, September 21
Sting Take Home Opener

The Sting's first home match of the new Metro Selects League season was against West Coast FC. The Sting were looking to build off a fine performance on the road last week and they did not disappoint. A strong wind was at the Sting's back to open the match but the weather was never really a factor as the Sting took the match to their opponents. Haley and Meg had some nice build up play going down the left flank before teeing the ball up for Georgia but her booming low shot whistled by the near upright. Chelsea was the next to have a go as she pounced on the loose ball at the top of the eighteen but the effort sailed over the crossbar. At the other end of the pitch Alyssa found herself back in net after a year long ACL recovery and while she wasnt troubled too much she was able to distribute the balls around the backfield. Twenty minutes in and Meg did a great job of running at the West Coast defenders and pushing them back and while her eighteen yard effort was headed top corner the keeper was on the spot for the take. The Sting kept ramping the pressure up though and came close off another great play. Sami's throw in had Chelsea flick the ball into Caitlin's path where she beat her mark and fed the ball back to Chelsea. A nice touch and shot was right at the keeper however for the easy collection. The Sting finally got on the board and again it was some hardwork down the wing that provided the service. Ally collected the ball on the right touchline and rounded her check into the eighteen where a hard low effort saw Chelsea crashing the net lookingfor the redirect. The ball however was cleared but only as far a Sami and her one timer from thirty yards out sailed over the keepers head and in under the bar for the goal. Just before the break and the Sting added to their lead and again it was from some good link up play. Brit's throw from the keepers left had Kylie's flick header fall into Chelsea's path. A nice carry into the eighteen saw Chelsea beat her mark and with the keeper rushing out Chelsea was able to get a toe on the ball and slide it past the keeper. Score at the half West Coast 0 - Sting 2.

The second half opened with a near identical play the Sting scored their second goal on. This time it was Sami's throw that Kylie was able to flick onto for Georgia to have a go on goal but the strong shot was at the keeper for the save. Meg, who had a huge game, then got into a nice give and go with Georgia which in turn sprung Ally free into the eighteen but the angle was against her as the low hard shot was gathered by the keeper. So it was a bit against the run of play when the Sting didnt clear the ball well enough and the West Coast striker was able to jump on a loose ball and slide it past Alyssa. The Sting werent happy about giving up their clean sheet but also had to endure a small spell of pressure in their own end. A great way to relieve that pressure was to net another goal and thats just what the players did. Georgia put her mark under some pressure and stripped the ball loose where she carried into the eighteen and calmly slid the ball into the far corner to restore the two goal margin. From there on in the Sting controlled the ball as they knocked it around the pitch to see the game out. Final score West Coast FC 1 - Sting 3. The Sting will head back out on the road next weekend as they take on an under eighteen Coquitlam Metro Ford side. A good start to the season but the Sting will be pushed the next few weeks as they battle in their tough conference. 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.