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Inter UBC Veterans 5-a-side/Futsal Soccer Academy Program (2001-Present)

Since 2001, an active program of research has been integral to 3-levels of this Veterans 5-a-side/Futsal Soccer Academy: :

1) Bi-ennial Masters/Veterans 5-a-side/Futsal World Cup Tournament and International Symposium on Soccer Communities: Local and Global Contexts
2) Inter UBC Masters/Veterans 5-a-side/Futsal Select Team Development Program (click here for performance data 2001-Present)
3) Inter UBC Masters/Veterans 5-a-side/Futsal Program

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(050's) Chelsea FC 3 v 6 Inter UBC Tri-Nations (050's)

(035's) Aston Villa FC v Inter UBC Tri-Nations (050's)

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(050's) FC Barcelona 1 v 1 Inter UBC (050's) - World Clubs Cup Group Stage

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(050's) FC Barcelona v Inter UBC (050's) - World Clubs Cup FINAL.

1) Bi-ennial Masters/Veterans Futsal World Cup Tournament and International Symposium on Soccer Communities: Local and Global Contexts

This unique research-based Masters/Veterans World Cup Tournament focuses on futsal (5-a-side football) and is limited to 10-12 representative teams of Over-40, 45, 50, 55, 60+ year old players whom are selected from clubs, communities, institutional groups or football associations within a country. Participating teams to date include: Canada, England, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Ireland, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, and Wales. The 1st Masters/Veterans Futsal World Cup Football Tournament (040) was held at the Chelsea School, England, 2006. The 2nd Masters/Veterans Futsal World Cup Football Tournament (045) was held in Filzbach, Switzerland, 2008. The 3rd Masters/Veterans Futsal World Cup Football Tournament (045) was held at Aston University, Birmingham, England, 2010. The 4th Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (050) was held in Antalya, Turkey, 2011. The 5th Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (050) was held in Barcelona, Spain, 2013. The 6th Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (050) was held in Verona, Italy, 2014. The 7th Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (050) was held in Real Sociedad, Spain, 2015. The 8th Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (050) was held in Algarve, Portugal, 2016. The 2017 Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (055+) will be held in Swansea University, Wales. The 2019 Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (058+) will be held in Algarve, Portugal. The 2021 Veterans/Masters 5-a-side (Futsal) World Cup Football Tournament (060+) will be held in Doha, Qatar.    

Hubball, H.T., Reddy, P., Sweeney, M., & Kauppinen, R. (2017). Evolution and Sustainability of the Super Veterans 5-a-side World Cup Football Tournament (2006-2017): A Scholarly Approach. Submitted to International Journal for Sport and Society.

2) Inter UBC Masters/Veterans 5-a-side/Futsal Select Team Development Program (click here for performance data 2001-Present)

Recent advances in sport pedagogy have made a significant contribution to team and player development programs across Canada. Context based learning (CBL) provides an integrated approach to team and player development and draws upon a wide range of sports science disciplines in order to meet the diverse needs and circumstances of a masters/veterans soccer team. Action research methodology was employed to evaluate the implementation of team and player development experiences for a select masters/veterans soccer team at the University of British Columbia. Data suggest that CBL organizes a team and player development program around critical game issues relevant to masters/veterans players; ensures that the practice environment closely simulates the competitive context; engages masters/veterans players as stakeholders in the team development process; and enhances performance! The Inter UBC select team have successfully represented Canada in four masters/veterans world cup tournaments (twice winners) including games against FC Barcelona and were invited to play exhibition games against former players at prestigious English Premier League Football Clubs: Chelsea Football Club, Aston Villa Football Club.

Hubball, H.T. (2010). Context-based learning impacts on team development and performance outcomes: Critical preparations for the masters/veterans futsal world cup. International Journal of Sport & Society, 1(1), 19 pgs.

Hubball, H.T., Dumbrille, J., & Reid, J. (2009). Multi-media contributions to player development in a masters/veterans futsal team. Transformative Dialogues Journal, 3(3), 27 pgs.

3) Inter UBC Masters/Veterans Futsal Program

A. Masters soccer communities can play a valuable role in sustaining the physiological health (e.g., active living, bones, muscles, organs), psycho-social health (e.g., camaraderie, support network, interpersonal skills) and quality of life (e.g., morale, happiness, spirit) of masters/veterans players in team contexts (Earles & Chase, 2001; Lyons & Dionigi, 2007). Emerging 6-a-side masters/veterans soccer environments (e.g., FIFA standard 40 X 30 metre fields with 5.0 X 2.0 metre goalposts) focus on a series of 15-20 minute round-robin games. In comparison with the traditional 11 v 11 soccer format for masters/veterans players, 3v3 and 6v6 small-sided masters/veterans games on quality turf/field surfaces can be more exciting, with intense end-to end action, more goals and touches on the ball, more passes, more interactive offense and defense teamwork, and result in a greater energy expenditure and high quality soccer. Various levels of competition (e.g., recreational, developmental and high performance levels) are often implicit within masters/veterans soccer programs. Essentially, levels of competition differ on key variables such as primary motives for participation, player abilities and access, as well as expectations for adequate support resources, player commitment, team roles, quality of play, and the extent to which performance outcomes influence further development. Attention to differential levels of competition will help to ensure that masters/veterans soccer games are close (rather than one-sided), safe, exciting and enjoyable soccer experiences for all players.

B. 055-070+ UBC 5-a-side Competitive Walking Football - (Contact Harry Hubball for Details) 2016 Indoor Competitive Walking Football Video;  2015 Indoor Competitive Walking Football Video; Alan Shearer/Harry Kane Walking Football Video.

Click here for 050/060+ UBC 5v5 Competitive Walking Football picture gallery

Hubball, H.T., & Reddy, P. (2015). Impact of walking football: Effective team strategies for high performance veteran players. The International Journal of Sport and Society:Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education, 6(1), 13-27Outdoor Walking Footy Indoor Walking Footy

Hubball, H.T. (2010). No one-size fits all: Coaching considerations for Masters soccer programs. NSCAA Soccer Journal, May/June, 11 pgs.

Inter UBC Youth Soccer Academy: Team and Player Development Program (1999-2004 Including Liverpool, Everton and Aston Villa FC Academy Games) Click here

Publications

Hubball, H.T., Reddy, P., Sweeney, M., & Kauppinen, R. (2017). Evolution and Sustainability of the Super Veterans 5-a-side World Cup Football Tournament (2006-2017): A Scholarly Approach. Submitted to International Journal for Sport and Society.

Hubball, H.T. (2017). Sports Science Research Informing Practice: Sustainability of a Masters/Veterans 5-a-side Football World Cup (2006-2021). ISAFA – International Science and Football Association Publication, Article 12.

Reddy, P., Dias, I., Holland, C., Krustrup, P., Campbell, N., Nagar, I., Connolly, L. & Hubball, H.T. (in press 2017). Walking Football as sustainable exercise for older adults – a pilot investigation. European Journal of Sports Science.

Hubball, H.T., & Reddy, P. (2015). Impact of walking football: Effective team strategies for high performance veteran players. The International Journal of Sport and Society: Journal of Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education, 6(1), 13-27.

Hubball, H.T., Mitchell, S. & Reddy, P. (2010). Universities masters world cup soccer: Integrated sports science research and implementation of an international masters soccer community. World Leisure Journal, 52(1), 25 pgs.

Hubball, H.T. (2009). Context-based learning impacts on team development and performance outcomes: Critical preparations for the Masters/Veterans Futsal World Cup. International Journal of Sport & Society, 1(1), 19 pgs.

Hubball, H.T. (2010). No one-size fits all: Coaching considerations for Masters soccer programs. NSCAA Soccer Journal, May/June, 11 pgs.

Hubball, H.T., Dumbrille, J., & Reid, J. (2009). Multi-media contributions to player development in a masters/veterans futsal team. Transformative Dialogues Journal, 3(3), 27 pgs.

Hubball, H.T., Lambert, J., & Hayes, S. (2007). Theory to Practice: Using the Games for Understanding Approach in the Teaching of Invasion Games. Physical and Health Education Journal.

Hubball, H.T., & Butler, J. (2006). Learning-centred Approaches to Games Education: Problem-based Learning (PBL) in a Canadian Youth Soccer Program. Journal of Physical Education New Zealand. 39(1), 20-33.

Hubball, H.T. (2006). Effective Team Strategies: Developing 'game sense' in youth soccer programs. Submitted to Strategies Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 19(5), 8-11.

Robertson, S., & Hubball, H.T. (2005). Coach-to-Coach Mentoring: Raising the Bar. Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 18(5), 6-10.

Hubball, H.T., & Robertson, S. (2004).Developing a Coaching Portfolio: Enhancing Reflective Practice. Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 18(2), 16-18.

Hubball, H.T., & Robertson, S. (2004). Problem-based Learning in a Youth Soccer Academy Program. Journal of Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 75 (4), 38-43.

Hubball, H.T., & Robertson, S. (2004). Field Trip Experiences Enhancing Team and Player Development in Youth Sports Programs. Strategies. Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 17(4), 7-9.

Hubball, H.T., & Robertson, S. (2003). Player Selection Strategies for Youth Team Try-outs: Case Study Experiences with the INTER ubc Soccer Academy Program. Strategies. Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 17(1), 7-11.

Hubball, H.T., (2002). PBL: Enhancing team and player development in a soccer academy program for grade 5's. CUPR research supplement, Physical and Health Education Journal, 68(3), 43.

Conference Proceedings

Hubball, H.T. (2004) Development of a Youth Soccer Academy Program: Teaching Games for Understanding. Conference Proceedings. International Conference on Teaching Sport and Physical Education for Understanding, University of Melbourne, Australia, 21 pgs.

Presentations

Hubball, H.T. (2016). International Masters Football Tournament and Symposium (2006-2017): Qatar University 2021 Host Proposal. Invited Presentation for CAS Sports Science, Athletics & Sports Department Heads. Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, November.

Hubball, H.T. (2016). 055-060+ Veterans Walking Football World Cup Initiatives: Research and Practice in National and International Contexts. Invited presentation, Qatar Foundation Recreation & Sports, Doha, Qatar, September.

Hubball, H.T. (2016). 055-060+ Veterans Walking Football World Cup Initiatives: Research and Practice in National and International Contexts. Invited keynote presentation at the Veterans World Cup Football Tournament, Faro, Portugal, May.

Hubball, H.T. (2016). Research on Veterans Walking Football: Strategic Approaches to Team and Player Development in Diverse Veterans Walking Football Contexts. Invited Club Presentation, Birmingham Walking Football Club, Birmingham, England, May.

Hubball, H.T., & Reddy. P (2015). Impact of walking football: Effective team strategies for high performance veteran players. 8th World Congress on Science and Football, Copenhagen, Denmark, May

Hubball, H.T. (2012). Super Masters/Veterans 5-a-side Futsal World Cup Tournament: From Youth to Masters Team and Player Development in a Canadian Futsal Academy Program. Campus-wide presentation, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany, April.

Hubball, H.T. (2012). International Masters/Veterans 5-a-side Futsal Team and Player Development Initiative: Impact in Canadian, World Cup and English Premier League Football Club Contexts. Campus-wide presentation, Aston University, Birmingham, England, May.

Hubball, H.T. (2010). Context-based Learning Impacts on Team Development and Performance Outcomes: Critical Preparations for the Masters/Veterans Futsal World Cup. Presentation at the International Conference on Sport & Society, Vancouver

Hubball, H. T., Reddy, P., & Mitchell, S. (2010). Bi-Ennial Masters/Veterans 6-A-Side Soccer World Cup: Sports Science Impacts on Tournament Conditions and Team Development Experiences. Presentation at the International Conference on Sport & Society, Vancouver

Hubball, H.T. (2009). Back-to-back World Cup Champions: Effective Team and Player Development in Masters/Veterans Soccer Contexts. Poster Presentation. International Council for Coach Education Conference, Vancouver, Canada, November.

Hubball, H.T., Mitchell, S. & Hayes, S. (2008). Building Effective Teams and Community Spirit: The Universities Masters' World Cup 6-a-side Soccer Tournament and Symposium. Poster Presentation. International Teaching Games For Understanding Conference. University of BC, Canada, May.

Hubball, H.T. (2008). Masters/Veterans Soccer Communities: Local and Global Contexts. Feature research poster, International Symposium, Filzbach, Switzerland.

Hubball, H.T. (2006). Co-Chair, International Symposium on Masters’ Soccer Communities: Sport and Fitness on the University Campus, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, June, UK.

Hubball, H.T. (2005). Scholarship of Coaching: Impact of Team Development Strategies in a Youth Soccer Academy Program. International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, October Vancouver.

Hubball, H.T. (2004) Developing a Leadership Portfolio: Enhancing Reflective Practice. Canadian Student Leadership Conference, CAHPERD, October, Hamilton, Ontario.

Hubball, H.T. (2003). Developing a reflective practice for team and player development: Mental skills training in a soccer academy program for grade 5 boys. International Conference on Imagination and Education, July, Vancouver.

Hubball, H.T. (2003). Development and evaluation of a youth soccer academy program: Action research informing practice. Paper accepted to present at the International Conference on Teaching Games for Understanding, December, Melbourne.

Hubball, H.T. (2002). Collaborative learning for team and player development: The INTER ubc Soccer Academy Program for young players. International Conference for the Study of Co-operative Education, University of Manchester, England.

Hubball, H.T. (2002). Problem-based learning in a soccer academy program for young players. International Conference on Physical and Health Education, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Hubball, H.T. (2002). BC Soccer Player Development Panel. Annual BC Soccer Fest, Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver.

Hubball, H.T. (2001). Team and Player Development: Integrating Research and Coaching. Paper presented at the BC Coaches Association Conference, Vancouver.

Hubball, H.T. (2001). Design and evaluation of a ‘Team and Player Development Program’ for advanced young soccer players: The INTER Way. Presentation and paper presented to BC Soccer.

Hubball, H.T. (2001). Integrating action research into the teaching and learning process: Lessons learned in coaching and teacher education contexts. Paper presented at the International Conference on Teacher Research, Vancouver, BC.

Hubball, H.T. (2001). Learning styles and sport pedagogy: An holistic approach to coaching advanced young soccer players in a Team and Player Development Program. Paper presented at the International Learning Styles Conference, Cardiff, UK.

Media Reports

2013 Bowen Island Undercurrent Newspaper Article. "Inter UBC Canada's tournament success continues by reaching the final against FC Barcelona in the 3-day World Clubs Cup Tournament in Spain" Published May 22.

2013 UBC Public Affairs Article. "Inter UBC Canada places second at 2013 World Clubs Tournament." http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/2013/05/30/ubc-this-week-30-may-2013/#94711

2010 BBC Radio West Midlands, England. "Opening ceremony by the University Vice-Chancellor drew upon the history of the event and the importance of the sports science research symposium for masters soccer players, as well as the excellent facilities at Aston University to host the 3rd Masters/Veterans World Cup." http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p0089mw6

2010 Times Higher Education, England. "As the 2010 FIFA World Cup gathered steam, Aston University last week played host to its own global football tournament, with more than a dozen masters/veteran teams from around the world taking part. The players in the six-a-side competition also attended a sports- science symposium focusing on practice-based research related to masters/veterans football"
   http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=412151&c=1

2010  Bowen Island Undercurrent Newspaper. "Team Canada's golden generation world cup team was crowned runners-up in the 3rd Veterans/Masters 6-a-side World Cup Football Tournament held in England, June 2010. Winners of the back-to-back 2006 and 2008 Masters/Veterans World Cup tournaments, Team Canada's Over-50's travel to Turkey in March 2011 to try to regain the trophy for a record 3rd time."

2010 Birmingham Mail Newspaper, England. "A dozen teams travelled to Birmingham from as far as Canada and Turkey for the Over-45s World Cup Masters. Germany were crowned the overall winners and runners-up Team Canada received medals"
 
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2010/06/21/alternative-world-cup-sees-the- over-45s-team-gb-outscore-the-england-team-97319-26690755/

2008 North Shore News newspaper article. "Smart Soccer" Feature article on the Inter UBC Masters/Veterrans defence of Worldcup Title record and team success.

2006 Vancouver Sun newspaper article. "Athlete of the Week" Feature article on the Inter UBC Masters goalkeeper and the impressive defensive record and team success.

2006 North Shore News newspaper article, "UBC Team Takes the Cup" Universities Masters' World Cup report.

2006 The Undercurrent newspaper article, "Local Athletes Undefeated" Feature article about the Over-45's World Cup Soccer Tournament and participating teams from England, Turkey, USA, Canada, Switzerland, West Indies and Ireland. Victorious celebrations by the Canadian Inter UBC team.

2002 The Province Newspaper article, “He keeps kids in touch”, description of holistic soccer experiences and excellence for grade 5 boys in the INTER UBC Soccer Academy leading to an England soccer trip and competition with Liverpool, Aston Villa and Everton Premier League Youth Football Academies.

2002 BCIT Community TV Feature, “England Soccer Tour for Grade 5 Players in the INTER UBC Soccer Academy Program”, Player and coach profiles with description of unique soccer development program.

2001 BCTV Program Feature, “INTER UBC Soccer Academy Program”, description of research informing soccer excellence in a program for Grade 5 children at UBC.

2001 The Vancouver Sun newspaper article, “Smaller can definitely be better: INTER UBC Soccer Academy Program is changing the way that soccer is taught”, description of overseas field trip and learning experiences for Grade 5 children at UBC.

2000 The Vancouver Courier newspaper article, “Homework part of Hubball’s winning program”, description of research-based soccer development program for Grade 4 children at UBC.

2000 Province Newspaper article, “Hubball scopes the best in world”. Description of research informing soccer excellence in a program for Grade 4 children at UBC.

2000 UBC Reports newspaper article, “Program offers youth a kickstart”. Description of Hubball’s research-based soccer development program for Grade 3 children at UBC.