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.
Happening now ….
Spring training for U8 to U18 teams continues until May 10.See – spring training schedule
Goalkeeper training for U11 to U18 players takes place from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. every Sunday until May 6 at the Spiplex.
The U6/7 Development Program runs from April 7 to May 8.
Coaches and managers are completing their certification requirements and registering their teams. New referees are attending entry level courses, returning referees are attending refresher clinics and getting into condition for the opening of the new outdoor season.
Becoming a Referee
If you are 12 years of age or older on 31 March 2018, you might want to consider becoming a referee. It could be the right call. The Peterborough Youth Soccer Club is hosting several certification courses for new referees in April, May and June. You can find out how to get involved by visiting our Referees page.
PCSA Summer Camp at Eastgate
The Peterborough City Soccer Camp is a joint venture of the City of Peterborough Recreation Division and the Peterborough City Soccer Club. It offers four weeks of fun and skills training with certified coaches at Eastgate Park between July 2 and July 27. The camp caters to all skill levels, from novice to rep players, from 5 to 16 years of age. In addition to half-day micro-camps and full day development camps, there are specialized programs exclusively for “girls only”, for rep players and for goalkeepers. For details check out the PCSA Summer Camps page.
New to Peterborough this year is the PCSA-NIKE Elite Soccer Training Camp for players aged 10 to 17 who are already playing a high level of competitive soccer. It takes place during the week of July 9 – 13 on the turf fields at Fleming College. The program will include technical training, tactical training, speed and agility training, yoga for soccer athletes and a nutrition learning session. For details go to NIKE Elite Soccer Training Camp or read the article in the Peterborough Examiner.
PCSA Awarded Gold Standard – Again
The Peterborough City Soccer Association is thrilled to announce that Ontario Soccer has renewed the club’s Gold Club Excellence status for a further two years through to the end of the 2019 season. This follows an in-depth review by Ontario Socccer of the club’s commitment and performance in the key areas of technical, governance, personnel and community.
The Ontario Soccer Club Excellence Program identifies clubs that have adopted best practices in these four key areas. Technical standards are aligned with OS’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.
PCSA is one of only 32 Gold Standard Awardees in Ontario. The Club is immensely proud of its team of dedicated coaches, managers, administrators and volunteers who collectively have merited this prestigious recognition for the club.
PCSA Director of Coaching Vic Waselenko (left) accepts the Gold Club Excellence Award from OS President Ron Smale (right) during the Ontario Soccer Summit at Seneca College on March 2, 2018. Also pictured, keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Norris (centre).
Players Wanted – U21 Men
The PCSA U21 Men’s team is looking for a few more players to round out its 2018 roster. The team will play in the Ontario Soccer League U21 Regional Division starting in May. 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 Coach Biren.
Calling All Senior Women (21 and up)
Peterborough City will form a Senior Women’s Team to play in the Ontario Women’s Soccer League (OWSL) in the summer of 2018. The playing season runs from the middle of May until late August. Any women over the age of 21 (i.e. born in 1996 or earlier) who are interested in playing for the PCSA Senior Women’s team are asked to contact coach John Whiston by email ASAP for further information.
Younger women (born in 1997, 1998 and 1999) are eligible to play on the Peterborough City U21 Women’s team.
PYSC (House League) Registration
The Peterborough Youth Soccer Club (PYSC) offers outdoor recreational soccer (house league) for boys and girls from U4 (b. 2014) to U18 (b. 2000). You can register by mail or by email. Players are guaranteed team placement if registered by March 31.
You can visit the PYSC website for more information.
PCSA Branded Apparel
The 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.
Following their bronze-medal performance at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Canadian Women’s national soccer team climbed to 4th place in the FIFA world rankings, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
Update (April 2018): Canada remains in 4th place in world rankings behind USA, England and Germany. They started 2018 with five strong outings against Sweden (3-1 loss), Russia (1-0 win), Korea Republic (3-0 win), Japan (2-0 win) and France (1-0 loss). They continue to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in October with a series of “friendly” games under new head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller.
Next up for Canadian Women and Girls –
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 (Uruguay) qualifiers (ppd)
- June 10, Canada (#4) vs. Germany (#3), in Hamilton, Ontario
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France) qualifiers (October)
Week of May 21 – Outdoor season starts for most teams
June 2-3, Girls Tournament/Festival Weekend
June 16-17, Boys Tournament/Festival Weekend