Welcome to PCSA!

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.

Tryouts/Orientation on September 17/18 & 24/25

Please check the schedule again as some times have changed.

Selection of players for next year’s Development (U6-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) rep teams will take place on the last two weekends of September at Eastgate Park. If you are interested in playing on a PCSA team in the summer of 2017 you must attend these tryout/orientation days. There is no charge to attend. New players are most welcome. Pre-regristration is not required. Sessions are fun and stress free – your child will not want to leave. Please go to the PCSA Tryouts / Orientation page to see the schedule.

U7 – U8 orientation at Eastgate

PCSA Soccer Academy Set for September Restart

A fresh new year for the Peterborough City Soccer Academy is set to start on Wednesday, September 7 when open tryouts for returning and new players will be held for all age groups (U10 – U15) at Eastgate Park. The program is condensed from nine months to six (October – March) to avoid interference with team schedules. This new format is intended to open up the Academy program to more players than ever before. Evaluations will continue on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of September for a total of seven sessions. This will give new players a chance to sample the Academy experience alongside the returning players before fully committing to the program.

Vic Rocha is returning as Academy Head Coach as the program enters its fourth year. Coach Vic has extensive playing and coaching experience at an elite level and holds a Provincial B coaching licence.

See Academy Tryouts for details.

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

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.

City Men’s Last Stand

For the fifth time this year, Peterborough City Men were on the wrong end of a 1-goal margin when they lost by a score of 2-1 in the final game of the 2016 season on August 26 against Queens Park Rangers (Pickering) at Eastgate Park. After a frustrating season where 12 of their 14 games were decided by a margin of 1 goal or less, City sits in 7th place in the Central Region East division of the Ontario Soccer League with a record of 1 win, 6 ties and 7 losses.

U14 Boys Win Gold at Woolwich

PCSA U14 (2002) Boys Maroon won all four games, including a 3 – 1 win over their hosts Woolwich Wolfpack in the final, to take first place at the Woolwich Invitational Tournament on August 6/7. The team is coached by Craig Smith, Jason Hawkins and Malcolm D’Souza.

Woolwich Champions

PCSA U14 Boys Maroon win gold at Woolwich Tournament

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.

FIFA Women’s Ranking

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.

Watch CHEX Sports video report (skip to 0:40 in the video) or
Read the Peterborough Examiner (February 11) write-up.

Club Excellence

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

Coming Soon

Wednesdays September 7, 14, 21, 28 &
Mondays September 12, 19, 26 Academy Tryouts – Eastgate

Sat. September 17, Sports Expo – Sport & Wellness Centre, 10:00 – 2:00

Sat/Sun September 17/18, First w/e of Tryouts/Orientation

Tuesday September 20, Board Meeting – Eastgate, 6:30 p.m.

Sat/Sun September 24/25, Second w/e of Tryouts/Orientation