The 2018 Soccer season is here! On this page, you will find all the information you need about the upcoming soccer programs.
Early bird registration: January 21 – March 1, 2018
Regular registration begins: March 2, 2018
Registration closes: March 31, 2018
U10 Evaluations (skills): Wednesday, April 11, 2018
U10 Evaluations (scrimmage): Saturday, April 14, 2018
Pre-season Coaches Clinic: TBD (possibly April 21, 2018)
Our season will run from approximately May 5 to June 23, 2018.
U4/U6/U8 Leagues Start: Saturday, May 5 (weather permitting)
U10 League Start Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
U10 Technical Training Sessions: TBD (3 to 5 times)
Picture Day: Saturday, May 26
Victoria Day Long Weekend: There will be games on May long weekend for those who are in town. Past experience suggests that better than 60% of each team usually attends.
Team splitting can be adjusted to suit as required.
U4/U6/U8 Year End Tournament: Saturday, June 23, 2018
SWL U10 Year-end Tournament: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Registration will begin at noon on January 21, 2018. Early bird rates are offered until March 1, and registration closes on March 31. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis with a limited number of spots in each group. Groups may sell out at any time. Please click here to register.
What happens after I register?
After completing your registration, you will receive a welcome e-mail and then in early to mid-April you will be contacted by your coach or manager. U10 SouthWest League (SWL) players will receive a welcom e-mail and also be contacted with information on player evaluations (dates are still being determined). If you do not receive a welcome e-mail after registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Leagues are arranged according to the age of the players. For more information on the leagues, including age, practices, game times, and more, please click here.
For U10 players, WSCRCA offers registration in the South West League (SWL). This league is managed by representatives from the participating communities of West Springs/Cougar Ridge, Triwest, Signal Hill, Glamorgan, CalGlen, and Scarboro, presenting upwards of 700 players. The SWL was set up to provide consistent days of play, limited travel, and focus primarily on fun and player development. Similar to the CMSA, the SWL has multiple divisions of play and allows the U10 age players to play on teams with other at a similar skill level. However, unlike the CMSA that encompasses teams throughout the city, the travel for the SWL players is limited to the participating communities. Also, SWL games are scheduled Mondays/Wednesdays for the girls and Tuesdays/Thursdays for the boys. The season ends with a tournament on June 23, 2018. CMSA teams play on varying days of teh week or weekend, and the season extends into the summer and possibly resumes for a few weeks in the fall. Also see team assignments for U10 specific information.
All games for our community soccer program will be played on West Springs and Cougar Ridge fields. For more information about fields, please click here.
U4 and U6 games will be played at the Waldorf school fields at 515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW
U8 games will be played at the fields along Cougar Ridge Dr and Cougar Plateau Way SW
U10 games will be split between home games (Waldorf School fields) and away games in the communities involved in the U10 SWL.
West Springs / Cougar Ridge Community Membership
The purchase of a $25 Regular Membership to our community association is required for registration. Players from all neighbouring communities are welcome to register and participate in the program as well. To purchase your membership, please click here.
Jerseys, shorts and socks will be provided to all players, which they can keep at the end of the season.
Appropriate footwear is required. Cleats are not necessary for U4 and U6 leagues.
Shin pads are mandatory for all players, including during practices.
Soccer balls and other equipment will be supplied by the Community Association.
This is an all-weather soccer program, so please remember that we play in the rain. WSCRCA does not send out field cancellation notices. Decisions are left up to the parents at the field. On those cold mornings or evenings, we recommend that the kids wear toques and gloves. We normally do not play if there is snow on the fields or danger of lightning.
At least one parent/guardian is required to be in attendance during each game or practice. Parents are expected to administer first aid to their child in the unfortunate and unlikely event of injury.
WSCRCA soccer needs a small contribution of time from all of the parents. Our soccer program requires that one parent in each family make themselves available as a volunteer for each of their registered children. Please click on this link for a description of the various Volunteer Roles. Please indicate on the registration which position(s) you would prefer. Volunteer assignments will be based on these indications, and will be assigned by the Age Group Coordinators or other volunteers, as needed.
Many positions require little knowledge of soccer. Some position can be shared by a group of people. There will be full support from our strong group of existing volunteers. It’s a fun way to get out and meet some of your neighbours and to get involved. You will be working together, often in a team environment, with other who will help you and explain the responsibilities in more detail. In the registration process, parent are asked to choose from a variety of volunteer activities.
WSCRCA soccer works on the honour system. We do not collect volunteer deposits or offer “buy-out” options. Exceptions to this approach may be reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests for an exception must be submitted to email@example.com
All withdrawal/refund requests must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org (not to your age group coordinator or coach).
Refund requests will be processed up to the registration closing date (March 31). Refunds may be processed after this date if they are of a medical nature and accompanied by a doctor’s note.
A $25 administration fee will be deducted from all refunds. This offsets the cost of the administration with online schedule, possible team shuffling and equipment if other players cannot be found. Refund requests can take up to 30 days to be completed.
U4 / U6/ U8 Teams
Players in U4, U6, and U8 will be randomly assigned to teams within their age league. Requests for specific players to be put on the same team may be made (maximum 1 per player and must be reciprocal with the other player doing the same); we cannot guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled. Player requests will not be honoured unless stated on the registration and done before the registration close date. Assigning players to teams will happen after league registration has closed. In the past there are often cancellations and late entries that require some team adjustments to accommodate the late entries and cancellations.
Note: There are no evaluations for U4, U6 and U8 players.
***NEW*** U10 Teams – Player Evaluations
WSCRCA is continually looking at how to improve the experience our players and members have. Through feedback from parents and soliciting other U10 SWL clubs, we found that WSCRCA is one of the last clubs to randomly select U10 teams. This year we have decided to try player evaluations. Please see the details below. Those registered for U10 will receive e-mails when more information is known. We may have a few bumps along the way, but felt this will make for a more positive experience for the children and parents in our U10 program.
While we are still accommodating friend requests, in order to provide the best soccer experience for all of our players, it is important that we form teams of players with similar skills/experience.
In cases where your child evaluates on a higher tier than their friend request, we will do our best to move your child down a tier. Please remember we cannot guarantee friend requests, but our volunteers do their best. Please contact email@example.com if you do not want your child moved down a tier.
Evaluations Dates & Times for Boys & Girls
April 11 at Calgary French and International School, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Girls, 1st half sorted alphabetically (Player last names A-J), 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Girls, 2nd half sorted alphabetically (Player last names K-Z), 6:45 pm – 7:30pm
Boys, 1st half sorted alphabetically (Player last names A-J), 7:30 pm – 8:15pm
Boys, 2nd half sorted alphabetically (Player last names K-Z), 8:15 pm – 9:00 pm
April 14 at Calgary West Soccer Center, 10am-1pm, Field 1
Girls, should be ready to play from 10:00 am -11:00 am
Boys, will be split into one of two times, 11am-12pm OR 12pm-1pm
Boys will be notified by end of day April 12th of which time they will need to arrive on April 14th.
Please come prepared to play wearing shin guards and indoor running/soccer shoes (no outdoor cleats) and bring a water bottle. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allotted time. If you are unable to make the allocated times for your age group, please notify your Age Group Coordinators (U10boys@wscr.ca, U10girls@wscr.ca).
We intend to host coaches’ clinics for all coaches from U4 through U10 around mid-April. (Exact dates TBD). We encourage all coaches and assistants to attend even if they have attended clinics before, as things change every year. The more the coach knows and the more drills that the coach knows, the better our program is and the more skillful the players become. Your coordinator will contact you with further detail.
For more information, contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org