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.
Open Registration for U6/7 & U8 Programs
The PCSA U6/7 and U8 Development Programs are designed to teach a broad range of basic soccer skills to players at the FUNdamental stage of Long Term Player Development.
The U8 Development Program, which is open to girls and boys who were born in 2010, begins with indoor training at the Spiplex in March and April (starting after March break). The program moves outdoors from May to July with twice weekly development sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays comprising fun activities and small-sided games. Players will also participate in five district festivals in Peterborough and nearby soccer communities.
The U6/7 Development Program for girls and boys who were born in 2011-2012 starts in April.
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.
Happening now ….
Winter training for all U9 to U18 teams will continue every weekend (except holidays) until March 24 at the Spiplex. See – winter training schedule.
The PCSA Academy kicked off the winter semester on January 9. The programs runs until March 29 – see Academy schedule
The U8 program will begin with indoor training in March (after March break). The U6/U7 Development Program starts in April. On-line registration is now open in PowerUp.
Coaching Certification Courses
PCSA is hosting a 2-day Learn to Train course (for U9-U12 team coaches) on February 24/25 and a 2-day Soccer For Life course (for U13+ team coaches) on March 3/4 (this course is full).
All coaches and assistant coaches must have the certification appropriate for the age of the team they are coaching. These in-town courses are filling up quickly. If you don’t register soon you may have to go out of town to get certified. Go to the Coaching Certification page for more information.
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 over the next few months. You can find out how to get involved by visiting our Referees page.
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.
City Team Prepares for Life in the OYSL!
The Peterborough City U18 Girls (2000) will play their 2018 soccer season in the Ontario Youth Soccer League, the top competitive league in Ontario for their age. Their first-place finish in the CSL in an undefeated 2017 season (14-1-0, W-T-L) secured their promotion to the top league. As a result, the best U18 female soccer players from across Ontario will be regular visitors at Eastgate Park this summer. We are in for a treat.
This same group of players made it to the top division once previously in 2015, however they finished in last place in the OYSL U15 division and were relegated after one season. This year the team is better prepared for top flight soccer and the players are determined to make this a season to remember.
2017 PCSA U17 Girls (2000) Team promoted to OYSL
The only previous time a Peterborough City girls team played at the top provincial level was in 2004 when the U15 Girls (1989) team finished ninth in the OYSL, having finished seventh in the previous year. In 2006 the PCSA U18 Boys (1988) team placed 6th in the OYSL and were runners-up in the Ontario Cup.
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. You can also register in-person at Lansdowne Place Mall on February 17 and February 24. Please visit the PYSC website for more information.
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 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.
PCSA is one of only 32 Gold Standard Awardees in Ontario. The Club is immensely proud of its team of dedicated coaches, managers and administrators who collectively have merited this prestigious recognition for the club.
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, behind USA, Germany and France, easily surpassing their previous highest-ever ranking of 7th.
Update (December 2017): Canada slipped one position to 5th place in world rankings despite a good run of 7-3-2 (W-L-T) over twelve games through 2017. Most recently they defeated Norway by a score of 3 – 2 on 28 November in Marbella, Spain. Earlier in the month they recorded a tie (1-1) and a loss (3-1) in a pair of home and away “friendly” matches against the world perennial top team, the USA.
Next up for Canadian Women and Girls –
- FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 (Uruguay) qualifiers (April)
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 (France) – did not qualify
- FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 (France) qualifiers (October)