Founded in 1980, the Peterborough City Soccer Association (a.k.a. Peterborough City Soccer Club) provides long term player development and competitive playing opportunities at the representative level for boys and girls aged 5 to 18. There are also Men’s and Women’s Under-21 and Senior teams.
With an emphasis on player development, including physical fitness, technical and tactical skills and psychological development (commitment, confidence, concentration, communication), we enable individuals to develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community.
Younger players in the U6 to U12 divisions focus on developing physical literacy (agility, balance and coordination) while learning the fundamental soccer skills in our popular development program. The older players (U13 and up) hone their technical and tactical skills in the competitive program. Leagues for the older players include teams from Toronto, York, Durham and Peterborough districts. Leagues for younger players up to U12 cover a smaller geographic area.
Practice sessions in the fall (for older teams), winter (indoor), spring (outdoor) and summer are an integral part of the program. The recommended ratio of practices to games is 2:1 or higher. The playing season runs from mid-May to mid-September.
Player development is the responsibility of the Technical Coaching Team comprising Director of Coaching along with 8 other Technical Team coaches. These are all paid professional positions, with several of the coaches having a national- or provincial-level coaching licence. Assisting them are approximately sixty volunteer team coaches and assistant coaches, all of whom must have Ontario Soccer coaching certification.
In addition to their regular league and cup games, 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 would likely be out of town.
- U6-U8 Development Program
- U9-U12 Development Program
- Youth Soccer (U13-U18) – see Tryouts
- U21 and Senior Teams – contact coach
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.
- Orientation/Tryouts: September;
- Team Selection: First two weeks in October;
- Fall Training (October – December): U9 – U18 players;
- Winter Training (January – March): U9 – U18 players;
- Spring Training (April): U9 – U18 & senior teams;
- Summer Program (May – September): U9 – U18 & senior teams;
- Development Program (U6-U8): May – July.
Orientation (U6-U12) and Tryouts (U13-U18)
Players who wish to join our 2022 Development/Grassroots Program (U6 – U12) should attended the orientation sessions taking place in September 2021.
Selection of players for next year’s representative teams (U13 – U18) begins in September when open tryouts are held at Eastgate Park. There is no charge to attend tryouts and new players are always welcome. If you are interested in playing with the Club in the summer of 2022 you must attended the tryouts taking place in September, 2021.
If you have any questions about the selection process you should contact the head coach of the team or the Director of Coaching.
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