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Orientation & Tryouts

The Peterborough City Soccer Association will hold its Orientation (U6-U12) and Tryouts (U13-U18) at Eastgate Memorial Park on Ashburnham Drive on the weekend of September 25/26 and Tuesday Spetember 28. Please scroll down the page for more details.

Players must complete a COVID-19 Screening Test on each day before coming to their session. Please use the following link to access the screening tool:

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 the Menu buttons for more options. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

** PCSA Newsletter – September 2021 (click to view) **

** PCSA Newsletter Special Edition – September 2021 (click to view) **

On This Page – click to view

2022 Orientation/Tryouts
2022 Coaching Appointments
2021 Season Winds Down
Annual General Meeting – September 18
Hogan Awards
Volunteer of the Year Awards
Mark Forster Scholarship Award
PCSA Receives $15,000 Jumpstart Grant

Orientation/Tryouts for 2022 Season

Selection of players for next year’s Development (U6-U12) and Competitive (U13 – U18) rep teams for players born between 2004 (U18) and 2016 (U6) will take place on the weekend of September 25/26 and on Tuesday September 28 at Eastgate Park . If you are interested in playing on a PCSA team in the summer of 2022 you must attend these orientation/tryout days. There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome.

Players are requested to complete the pre-regristration form by clicking on following link:

PCSA Orientation & Tryout Registration Form

Please go to the PCSA Orientation / Tryouts page for more details and the schedule for each age division.

Children born in 2017 or later are not eligible to join the PCSA for the 2022 season.

PCSA orientation at Eastgate

2022 Coaching Appointments

PCSA is pleased to announce team head coach and technical team coach appointments for the 2022 season. Please go to the Coaches page for a list of the 2022 coaches.

2021 Season Winds Down

It got off to a late start, but the 2021 season proved to be just the tonic we needed after 18 months of lockdown. The fields were open for training on June 21 and competitive games for U10 to U17 players began on July 19 in the newly minted local ECDSL league. The season ended on September 16 after a total of roughly 170 games over the 9 week period.

During this brief interlude between the end of the 2021 season and the 2022 tryouts on September 25/26 we would like to pause and thank some of the people who kept us safe and made the 2021 season possible:

  • Our front line health care workers;
  • Dedicated staff and volunteers at the local vaccination clinics;
  • PCSA volunteer Board members;
  • Volunteer coaches and team managers;
  • Our patient and supportive parents and players;
  • ECDSL league organizers at ECOSA and at our sister clubs in Cavan, Lindsay and Coburg;
  • Many others too numerous to list.

Don’t forget to sign up for 2022 Orientation/Tryouts which start on September 25.

PCSA U11 Girls show Team Spirit at their final practice of 2021

2020-2021 AGM – September 18

The Peterborough City Soccer Association held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday September 18, 2021 at the Marv Buchan Soccer Centre in Eastgate Memorial Park. This meeting considered business for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The following members were elected to the Board for 2022 – Dan Moore (President), Angela Gaskell (Vice President), Rich Bergman (Secretary), Sonja Patel (Registration), Zach Rogers (Treasurer), David O’Neill (Development Teams), David Bartleman (Youth Teams), Biren Patel (Senior Teams), Todd Barr (Fundraising/Promotions), Julia Tearne (Equipment) and Chris Entwistle (Special Events). Congratulations to all new and returning Board members.

The proposed amendment to the PCSA Constitution and Bylaws was approved.

Please go to the 2020-2021 AGM page for a full report.

Hogan Awards

Congratulations to Lillian Bleecker (U14 Girls) and Claire Hamilton (U15 Girls), winners of the 2020 and 2021 Hogan Awards, respectively. This award is made annually to the Peterborough City youth player best representing skill in soccer, commitment to the game, team and club and team leadership. The award honours the memory of PCSA U12 player Mark Hogan and his mother Joanne who were killed in an automobile accident in 1999.

Left: 2020 Hogan Award recipient Lillian Bleecker
Right: 2021 Hogan Award recipient Claire Hamilton

Lillian is recognized for her leadership by example and her enthusiastic engagement in all team and club activities such as GK training, Academy, team training and refereeing. “She is a leader on the pitch with her words of encouragement and guidance, as well as demonstrates the love of the game with her dedication to continually learn and improve her skills.” – (Coach Anne Clark)

Claire is recognized for her efforts in recruitment and promotion of the club, for being an Ambassador for the club at many levels in many places and for being a model of inspiration for what this club is all about.

Volunteer of the Year Awards

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The PCSA Board recently announced four worthy recipients of the Volunteer of the Year Award, two for the 2020 year and two for 2021. Congratulations to Matt Strano and Dan Moore (2020) as well as Emery McLaughlin and Leigh Proctor (2021).

The club owes a huge debt of gratitude to these four tireless volunteers –

  • Matt “for his special contribution during the Covid-19 crisis with generous donations of protective gear and expert advice; great coach, great man”
  • Dan “for his hard work and dedication during 20 years of service to the club and most importantly for steering the club through the pandemic crisis in what will be remembered as one of the most challenging years in its history”
  • Emery “for his hard work and dedication and most importantly for his enthusiastic contributions to player development in the U6-U9 age groups during the last 10 years”
  • Leigh “for his dedication and tremendous help and IT expertise with the registration process.”

Mark Forster Scholarship Award

Congratulations to PCSA U18 player Belle Onusko who is the recipient of the Mark Forster Scholarship for 2021. In addition to playing soccer from an early age, Belle also enjoyed community volunteer activities such as summer soccer camp counsellor, the 2019 Women’s U19 Lacrosse World Championships, United Way, Mental Health Run, and the arts…just to name a few. Belle has enrolled at the University of Ottawa in the study of biochemistry and chemical engineering.

Mark’s parents, Margaret and Fred Forster, along with PCSA President Dan Moore were on hand to make the presentation at Eastgate Park on Tuesday (August 17). We wish Belle and all PCSA high school graduates the best of luck in the coming year.

Belle Onusko with Margaret and Fred Forster and PCSA President Dan Moore (Photo: Lesli Onusko)

PCSA Receives $15,000 Jumpstart Grant

When the pandemic and state of emergency was declared in March 2020, PCSA paused all soccer programs for its 200+ families and 350+ players. This has placed a financial strain on PCSA players, families, and operations. There will be additional costs associated with starting up again due to enhanced health and safety regulations. Now PCSA has been approved for a $15,000 grant from Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund which is sponsored by Canadian Tire Corporation. The scheme is designed to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.

“With Jumpstart’s support, PCSA will be able to purchase the personal protective equipment needed for a safe re-start anticipated this summer”, said PCSA President Dan Moore. “It will also be used to purchase a practice t-shirt for every player, further easing the registration burden on players and families. Operationally, Jumpstart will support staff honorariums over the summer, staff who have been volunteering since June 2020”.

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