WSCRCA Age Groups

WSCRCA Soccer League information can be found on the following 3 web pages:

  1. Main soccer league info page: https://wscr.ca/soccer (key dates, general info on registration, age groups, play fields, volunteering, and more)
  2. Age group information: https://wscr.ca/age-groups/
  3. Soccer volunteer roles: https://wscr.ca/soccer-volunteer-roles/

League Information

  • All games will be played on West Springs or Cougar Ridge fields. Click here for a map of field locations.
    • Exact locations will be confirmed based on field availability and number of teams.

U4 Age Group (Born between Jan 1, 2016 to May 1, 2017)

  • Registration Fee:
  • 1 time per week
  • Saturday: 9:30am to 10:15am.
  • 25 minute practice/fun games, 5 minute snack & 15 minute practice/fun games
  • U4 is an introduction to soccer for children three years old
  • Teams play 3 on 3 (no goalie) per team
  • There will be lots of parent involvement to help organize various games for the players
  • Mixed teams of 12 or less depending on total number of U4 registrations
  • Waldorf School fields (515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW).

U6 Age Group (Born between Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015)

  • Registration Fee:
  • 1 time per week
  • Saturdays: 10:30am to 11:40am.
    • 40 minute practice, 10 minute snack & 20 minute game
  • The focus in this age group is on basic skills development
  • Teams play 3 on 3, including a sweeper/keeper per team
  • Mixed teams of 12 or less depending on total # of U6 registrations
  • Waldorf school fields (515 Cougar Ridge Drive SW).

U8 Age Group (Born between Jan 1, 2012 to Dec 31, 2013)

  • Registration Fee:
  • 2 times per week
  • There are separate registrations for boys and girls in this age group.
    • In the event that registration numbers do not support separate boys and girls teams, then we will set up mixed teams, as in previous years.
  • Boys: Saturday: 9:00am to 10:20am and Thursdays: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Girls: Saturday: 10:40am to 12:00 pm and Wednesday: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
    • Saturdays are: 40 minute practice, 10 minute snack & 30 minute game
    • Wednesdays/Thursdays are: 50 minute practice, 10 minute snack & 30 minute game
  • The focus in this age group is on basic skills development
  • Teams play 5 on 5, including a sweeper/keeper per team
  • Teams of 12 or less depending on total # of U8 registrations.
  • Fields at Cougar Ridge Dr and Cougar Plateau Way SW

U10 Age Group (Born between Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2011)

  • Registration Fee:
  • Season generally starts around the last week in April and ends by the last week in June.
  • Teams will play in with other associations in the Southwest League (SWL). This is a locally run grassroots league on the West side of the city that has house league type of play with a little more structure than our house league in U8. All teams play about 20 games throughout the season (approximately 2 times per week). Each team will play approximately 50% home games within our community and travel to the away teams for the rest. Most of the away teams are within 5 to 10 minutes from our community. The SWL is setup to realign at mid-season to ensure teams are playing in the correct tier. The league is formally structured with scores, standings, and youth referees.  It is still aimed at being a fun recreational but competitive league style of soccer. More competitive leagues can be chosen by searching other local soccer programs such as Rangers and Westhills United.  The SWL allows us to choose our own community teams, have our own home field and play soccer in our community. It also gives us a good set of teams to play against.
  • The SWL aims at having structured times:
    • Mon/Wed for Girls: 5:30 or 6:45 p.m. start for 1.5 hours with 30 minute practice and 60 minute games.
    • Tues/Thurs for Boys: 5:30 or 6:45 p.m. start for 1.5 hours with 30 minute practice and 60 minute games.
    • SWL could have two games on some nights.  In anticipation of this and the 90 minute format, we have revised the start times to 5:30 p.m. to allow for a 6:00 p.m. game start. Practices will start at 6:45 p.m. for the second game, to allow for a 7:15 pm game start.
    • **Please note: SWL sets its own start times. In 2018, there were some games that started at 7:15 pm. There is a SWL planning meeting on January 14. We will update this section with any new information as it becomes available.
    • Final exact times will be determined when the season is setup. Each team will also have a 1.5 hour practice session flexible to meet the team’s time frames.
  • For more information on SWL, please see the following link: South West League. The site will continue to be updated as we get closer to the start of the season.
  • WSCR home field location will be near the Waldorf school.
  • The SWL also has a year-end tournament (which is a lot of fun).