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.
The PCSA Men’s team is continuing to recruit players for two senior teams for the 2020 outdoor season. The teams will play in two different divisions of the Ontario Soccer League starting in May. Interested players should contact head coach Biren by email for tryout information.
The Senior Women’s team is also seeking players who are interested in playing this summer in the Ontario Women’s Soccer League. The season runs from the middle of May until the end of August. If you would like to take your game to the next level and make some new friends who share your passion for sport please contact Coach John.
U14 – U15 Boys and Girls
PCSA is seeking to create some additional teams in age divisions that have sufficient players to warrant a second team or a team that combines players from two age divisions. All players who have not yet been assigned to a PCSA team are invited to contact the team head coach or the Director of Coaching, Scott Cockburn.
‘Tis the Season for Giving
The PCSA U11 (2009) Boys team visited the children’s ward at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Friday (November 22) where they donated a bumper crop of stuffed animals to the young patients there. The toys were purchased from the proceeds of the charity car wash the team held back in July when they raised over $1000 with all proceeds going to the PCSA Bears for Kids project. Bears for Kids is a community outreach program operated by PCSA to bring comfort to young patients at PRHC. They were accompanied on the visit by Coach Vic Waselenko and program patron Coach Marv Buchan.
Well done, U11 Boys! You make us proud.
Fall Training underway as of October 26
Fall training for next year’s U13 to U18 teams runs on Saturdays and Sundays from October 26 to December 15 (8 weeks) at the Spiplex indoor soccer facility. Go to the Fall Training page to see the schedule.
U12 and younger teams do not train in the fall, although many players will be training with the Academy or participating in some other soccer activity. U9 – U12 teams will begin training in January. Details for the U6/U7 and U8 development programs will be announced later.
After Tryouts/Orientation – the next step
The scheduled tryouts/orientation days for selection of Peterborough City Development (U6-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) teams for 2020 are now over (September 21 – 29). Coaches are busy finalizing their team selections. If you attended tryouts/orientation you will be contacted by the team coach during the next two weeks. If you need additional information about the selection process you should contact the Director of Coaching, Scott Cockburn.
PCSA Soccer Academy in Full Flight
A fresh new year for the Peterborough City Soccer Academy got underway on 17 October. This is a 6-month program for players who are passionate about soccer and want to reach their full potential. The Academy runs from October until the first week of April. Eligible players for the 2019-2020 Academy year are the 2020 U11 to U18 age groups, that is players born between 2002 and 2009.
Gergin Naoumov is returning as Academy Head Coach as the program enters its seventh year. Coach Gergin has extensive high level playing and coaching experience and holds an Ontario Soccer Provincial C coaching licence as well as a U.S. Soccer Federation C licence.
The deadline to register with the Academy was October 5. All programs are now full. Thank you to everyone who registered and have a great season.
Canada crashed out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 in the round of 16 following a 1 – 0 loss to Sweden on June 24 in Paris. Canada had several scoring opportunities, including a penalty kick late in the game, but failed to convert. Sweden went on to finish the tournament in third place.
Canada slipped three places to 8th in world ranking, their lowest position since winning the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
Next up for the Canadian Women –
- Concacaf Olympic Qualifying (Texas & Calif.), 29 Jan – Feb 9, 2020
October 17 – April 6, PCSA Soccer Academy
October 26 – December 15, Fall Training for U13 – U18 divisions
January to April – Winter training (schedule coming soon)
Mondays, Jan 13 – Apr 6, ECOSA District Development Program