Q1. When are tryouts?
Tryouts for our competitive age divisions (U13 to U18) are held in September for the following year’s teams. Younger players (U6-U12) attend non-competitive orientation days in September. There is no cost to attend tryouts and orientation. Pre-registration is not required. New players are welcome. Please refer to the Tryouts page for more information.
Q2. When does the season start?
Although the outdoor playing season runs from mid-May to mid-September, many divisions conduct indoor and outdoor training, development and conditioning sessions over a much longer period. Please refer to the Club Calendar for more information.
Q3. How many days per week do I need to commit?
Competitive teams (U13 – U18) and Development teams (U9 – U12) usually have two training sessions and one game per week. U8 players have two sessions per week on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Q4. What are the coaches qualifications?
All team head coaches and assistant coaches must complete the Ontario Soccer designated coaching courses according to the age of their team (FUNdamentals, Learn to Train and Soccer For Life). In addition, all coaches are certified in MED (Make Ethical Decisions), RiS (Respect In Sport for Activity Leaders) and Making Head Way certification.
Q5. How many tournaments will my team attend?
Most teams play in three tournaments during the summer, one of which is the Peterborough Challenge held in June each year. The other two tournaments will be out of town. Selection of out of town tournaments will be determined by the team officials in consultation with the team parents.
Q6. Will I be traveling outside the Peterborough area?
Competitive leagues for the older players (U13 and up) include teams from Toronto, York, Durham and Peterborough districts with games played at home and away. U9 players up to U12 also play at home and away against teams as far away as Durham region. U8 teams do not travel except for weekend festivals.
Q7. What is the cost?
The player registration fee includes (where applicable) uniforms, Ontario Soccer registration and accident insurance, practice facilities, winter training, spring training, team coaches training and certification, technical coaches, training equipment, field costs, referees, league fees, Peterborough Challenge Tournament/Festival, and more. The registration fee is set annually based on achieving a balanced operating budget for the coming year. The registration fees for the 2018 season can be viewed on the Registration Fees page.