Tryouts/Orientation

U7 – U8 orientation session at Eastgate

U5 to U12 Orientation – 16/17 & 23/24 September 2017

Our Long Term Player Development program provides age-appropriate training and small-sided game formats for ages U5 – U12. If you wish to register in the 2018 PCSA Development Program you should attend the orientation sessions at Eastgate Park in September 2017.

There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome. Pre-regristration is not required.

It is the goal of the PCSA Development Program to accept every player with the desire and the commitment, subject to maintaining an appropriate coach to player ratio. The number of players that can be accepted into the program is only limited by the number of available coaches. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as mentor coaches or to assist their team in some other capacity.

Please plan to attend all four orientation sessions, if possible. The daily schedule (time) of orientation sessions for each age division will be published here at a later date.

LTPD – OSA Parent Brochure

U13 to U18 Tryouts – 16/17 & 23/24 September 2017

Selection of players for next year’s representative (competitive) U13 – U18 teams begins in September when open tryouts are held at Eastgate Park. If you are interested in playing on a PCSA representative team in the summer of 2018 you must attend tryouts in September 2017.

There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome. Pre-regristration is not required.

Please plan to attend all four tryout sessions, if possible. The daily tryout schedule for each age division will be published here at a later date.

What Happens After Tryouts?

The playing season runs from mid-May to August or early-September. Depending on the age division, indoor and outdoor training, development and conditioning sessions take place over a much longer period.

When tryouts/orientation are over, your main source of information will be the head coach of your age division. If you need additional information about the selection process you should contact the Director of Coaching.

See – Club Calendar

Age Divisions – 2018

Age divisions are determined by the player’s age on December 31, 2017. The age divisions for 2018 are:

Division Year of Birth LTPD* Program 
U5 2013 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U6 2012 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U7 2011 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U8 2010 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U9 2009 Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)
U10 2008 Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)
U11 2007 Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)
U12 2006 Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)
U13 2005 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U14 2004 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U15 2003 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U16 2002 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U17 2001 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U18 2000 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)

*LTPD is an acronym for Long Term Player Development, which is the OSA’s mandatory program for delivery of age appropriate skills development and competition at the various stages of development for ages U4 to adult. While the OSA provides a separate LTPD matrix for Recreational and Development (pre-competitive) programs for U8 to U12, the PCSA follows the guidelines for the Development stream.