The Peterborough City Soccer Association provides player development and competitive playing opportunities at the representative level for youth and adult players in the greater Peterborough area. If you want to find out what’s happening at our club, then keep reading or click on one of the links on the left. You can find more stories on the News page.
Position Opportunities at PCSA
The PCSA is presently seeking applications for the positions of Club Administrator, Director of Coaching and Technical Team Coach for 2017. Please go to the Position Opportunities page for details.
2016 Hogan Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to Curtis D’Souza (U14 Boys) and Emily Banika (U17 Girls), recipients of the 2016 Hogan Awards. This award is made annually to one female and one male Peterborough City youth player best representing skill in soccer, commitment to the game, team and club and team leadership. The awards honour the memory of PCSA U12 player Mark Hogan and his mother Joanne who were killed in an automobile accident in 1999.
Hogan Award winners Curtis D’Souza and Emily Banika
Following their bronze-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Canadian Women’s national soccer team has risen to 4th place in the FIFA world rankings, behind USA, Germany and France, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
After Tryouts/Orientation – the next step
The scheduled tryouts/orientation days for selection of Peterborough City Development (U9-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) teams for 2017 are now over (September 17/18 & 24/25). Coaches have finalized their team selections. If you have not already done so, please ensure that you register your player(s) in PowerUp and make the first installment payment by November 1st.
U13 and older teams are already playing Fall Futsol at the Spiplex once a week. The U8 – U12 teams will start training in January.
Registration for the U6/U7 development program and the U8 age division remains open at this time. You can register directly on PowerUp or contact coach Leanne McLaughlin if you would like more information about the program.
U7 – U8 orientation at Eastgate
Players Wanted – U15 Girls (born in 2002)
The PCSA U15 Girls team is looking for a few more players to complete its 2017 Rep team. If you would like to take your game to the next level and make some new friends who share your passion for sport please sent a quick email to club head coach Mike Everson.
2017 Team Coaches
On the recommendation of the Director of Coaching, the PCSA is pleased to announce the appointment of team head coaches for 2017. These appointments take effect on 17 September 2016, the first day of tryouts.
For age groups U6 to U12 playing under LTPD guidelines, the head coach will oversee the full squad of players with the help of one or more assistant coaches whom they will select as needed in consultation with the Director of Coaching.
U13 Girls Win the McGarrigle Cup
Peterborough City U13 Girls Maroon defeated Darlington Energy by a score of 2-1 at the Markham Sports Dome on Saturday (August 27) to claim the York Region Soccer League McGarrigle Cup. They defeated East Gwillimbury, Oak Ridges, Vaughan and Newmarket in earlier rounds of the knock-out Cup competition to reach the final. The team is coached by James Onusko and Craig Muir with Manager Deb Strain.
PCSA U13 Girls Maroon win the YRSA McGarrigle Cup
City Teams Shine in League and Cup Play
PCSA U17 Boys earned promotion to the CSL next year by virtue of a 3 – 1 win over Collingwood in their inter-division play-off game in Innisfil on Saturday (August 27). They had already clinched first place in the HDSL U17/U18 East Division thanks to a scoreless draw with Ganaraska United in their final league game at Eastgate on August 23. Their season record in the league is 9 wins, 3 ties and 2 losses. They took silver in the HDSL League Cup competition where they went all the way to the final before losing out to Ganaraska by a score of 3 – 1.
The U14 Boys Maroon team were runners-up in YRSL Division 1 and are in line for promotion to the CSL next year. They won their final game at Oak Ridges on August 31 by a score of 3 – 0. They reached the semi-final of the YRSL McGarrigle Cup before being eliminated by Oshawa Kicks by a score of 1-0.
The U13 Girls Maroon team posted a third-place finish in YRSL Division 1 following a 2-2 draw with Aurora Stingers in their final regular season game on August 23. Their season record in the league is 8 wins, 5 ties and 1 loss. They are in position for promotion to the CGSL next year. The girls defeated Darlington Energy by a score of 2 – 1 in the championship game to claim the YRSA McGarrigle Cup at the Markham Sports Dome on Saturday (August 27).
PCSA U16 Girls posted seven wins in a row and climbed to a second-place finish in the 16-team CGSL Regional league with a record of 10 wins, 2 ties and 3 losses. The team repeated as Champions at the prestigious Showcase of Champions tournament in Ottawa on August 7.
Girls, Let’s Get Motivated – OWSL Video
PCSA Connection to Canada’s Olympic Bronze
Team Canada defender and Olympic bronze medalist Allysha Chapman played on the Peterborough City U14/U15 OYSL Girls team in 2003 and 2004. “Chappy”, a native of Courtice ON, was invited to join the Canadian youth program in 2004 and went on to play for the Canadian U20 team in 2008. She earned her first senior international cap in 2014 and played on the team that won bronze at the Rio Olympic Games thanks to a scintillating 2-1 win over hosts Brazil in their final game.
PCSA Awarded OSA Gold Standard
The Peterborough City Soccer Association is proud to announce that it has received the Gold Club Excellence award from the Ontario Soccer Association. The OSA club excellence program identifies clubs that have adopted best practices in the key areas of technical, governance, personnel and community. Technical standards are aligned with OSA’s Long Term Player Development curriculum and recognize a club’s commitment to ‘live’ the award. The program uses a three-tiered approach (Bronze, Silver and Gold). The Gold Standard is awarded to clubs that meet the highest standard in all four key areas.
The PCSA is immensely proud of its team of dedicated coaches, managers and administrators who collectively have merited this prestigious recognition for the club.
Mike Everson (left), with Leslee Bax (ECOSA), accepts the Gold Club Excellence award from OSA President Ron Smale (right) during the OSA Soccer Summit in Guelph on March 5