Soccer 2018

The 2018 Soccer season is here! On this page, you will find all the information you need about the upcoming soccer programs.

Key Dates

Early bird registration: January 21 – March 1, 2018
Regular registration begins: March 2, 2018
Registration closes: March 31, 2018
Our season will run from approximately May 5 to June 23, 2018.
League Starts: Saturday, May 5 (weather permitting).
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.
Year End Tournament: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Registration

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 soccer@wscr.ca 

Leagues

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.

U10 League

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 in late June.  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.

Soccer Fields

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.

Uniforms

Jerseys, shorts and socks will be provided to all players, which they can keep at the end of the season.

Equipment

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.

Weather

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.

Parental Attendance

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.

Parent Volunteers

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 indicate on the registration which position(s) you would prefer.  Volunteer assignments will be based on these indicatios, 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 soccer@wscr.ca

Refunds

All withdrawal/refund requests must be submitted in writing to soccer@wscr.ca (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.

Team Assignments

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 on of the last clubs to randomly select U10 teams.  This year we have decided to try player evaluations.  We are still working out the details, such as dates and number of times.  Those registered for U10 will receive e-mails when more information is known.  We may have a few bumps along the way, but fell this will make for a more positive experience for the children and parents in our U10 program.

Informal evaluations, in combination with friend requests, will be used in order to place children on the appropriate U10 SWL team.

Evaluation schedules and dates have yet to be determined. The exact schedule for your player will be e-mailed to you and also will be posted by link by April 5 (tentative).

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 soccer@wscr.ca .

Coaches’ Clinics

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: soccer@wscr.ca