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ACADEMY NEWS

Our best wishes go out to the Academy senior girls and boys teams and their families as they travel to Sandusky Ohio on Friday to compete in the CASA Spring Kickoff Tournament on March 25-26.

Safe travels!

The Peterborough City Soccer Association provides player development and playing opportunities at the representative level for youth and adult soccer 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.

Coaching Certification Courses

PCSA is hosting a 2-day Soccer For Life course (for U13+ coaches) on April 1/2 and a 2-day Learn to Train course (for U9-U12 coaches) on April 8/9. Kawartha Lakes Soccer Club (Lindsay) is hosting a 1-day FUNdamentals course (for U6-U8 coaches) on April 8. Go to the Coaching Certification page for more information.

Position Opportunity – Special Projects Coordinator

The PCSA is presently seeking applications for the position of Special Projects Coordinator. The application deadline is 7 April. Please go to the Position Opportunities page for details.

PCSA Apparel is Ready!

Blue HoodieThe Peterborough City Soccer Club has partnered with Soccer Plus Peterborough to offer club branded apparel to our members and fans. Soccer Plus has two store locations, at 139 George St N (opposite the Holiday Inn) and in the boutique at the Spiplex (indoor season only).

PCSA players and their families receive a 10% discount on all goods purchased at Soccer Plus. Just mention Peterborough City Soccer at the checkout to receive the discount.

Go to our Club Apparel page to view a selection of clothing items. Additional items can be viewed at the store.

Ontario Soccer, eh!

A new look and a new name. The provincial soccer governing body we know as the Ontario Soccer Association or the OSA, is re-branding itself with a new name and logo. The organization will be called Ontario Soccer and the new logo, incorporating a stylized soccer ball, the words Ontario Soccer and the motto Play. Inspire. Unite. is shown on the right. You can read more about the announcement and watch a video at the Ontario Soccer website.

Becoming a Referee

If you are 12 years of age or older on 31 March 2017, you might want to consider becoming a referee. You can find out how to go about it by visiting the Referees page.

Players Wanted – U15 Girls (2002)

The PCSA U15 Girls team is looking for a few more players to round out 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 Director of Coaching Vic Waselenko.

Happening Now …

Winter training at the Spiplex for all U8 to U18 teams continues through to the end of March, except during the March break. See – Winter Training Schedule.

The PCSA Academy winter semester continues until March 27. See Academy schedule.

Registration for the U5-U7 development program as well as 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 these programs.

U7 – U8 orientation at Eastgate

Volunteer of the Year – Sonja Patel

The 2016 PCSA Volunteer of the Year is Sonja Patel. Sonja has been the manager of the 1999 Boys team for 10 years. She is often seen with her team volunteering at club activities such as tournaments, BBQ’s, Pink-at-the-Pitch (fundraiser for cancer research), spring clean-up days, player registrations and more.
Congratulations Sonja!

Sonja Patel receives the PCSA Volunteer of the Year award

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

Fun Fact

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.

FIFA Women’s Ranking
OWSL Video – Girls, Let’s Get Motivated

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.

Read the write-up in the Peterborough Examiner.

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, 2016

Coming Soon

Winter Training for U8 – U18 teams at the Spiplex (January – March)

Goalkeeper Training – Saturdays until March 25 – Spiplex at 6 pm

PCSA Academy winter semester – see Academy schedule

Spring Training for U8 – U18 teams and goalkeepers (April 1 – 30)

April 1-2, Soccer For Life (for coaching U13+) – SPSS, 9:00 a.m.

Monday April 3, Coaches’ Meeting (LOTG) – Eastgate, 6:00 p.m.

April 8, FUNdamentals (for coaching U6-U8) – LCVI, 8:00 a.m.

April 8-9, Learn To Train (for coaching U9-U12) – SPSS, 9:00 a.m.