Q1. When are tryouts?

Tryouts for our competitive (U13 to U18) and pre-competitive (U9 to U12) age divisions are held in September for the following year’s teams. Younger players (U7-U8) attend non-competitive orientation days in September. There is no cost to attend tryouts and orientation. New players are welcome. Please refer to the Orientation and Tryouts page for more information.

Q2. What do I do if I missed the tryouts in September?

For U9 and older teams you can contact the PCSA Director of Coaching by email to ask whether there is any space available in your child’s age division.

The U7-U8 Development Programs operate on an open registration basis until March 1. Please contact the PCSA Registrar to register your child in these programs.

Q3. 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.

Q4. 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. U7-U8 players have one training session and one game per week.

Q5. Does the club have a program for 4 and 5-year olds?

Players must be at least 6 years old before January 1 to register in the U7 program. Younger children are encouraged to join the local recreational league at our sister club, the Peterborough Youth Soccer Club which runs U4/5/6 divisions in their recreational house league program. While PCSA does not have a formal program for this age group, our club will be offering additional training throughout the summer on Saturday mornings at Eastgate park in cooperation with the PYSC. You will have the option of registering for this enhanced training through your registration with the PYSC at no extra cost.

Q6. What are the coaches qualifications?

All team head coaches and assistant coaches must successfully 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 (concussion awareness) certification.

Q7. 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.

Q8. 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. U7 and U8 team travel is limited to neighbouring clubs and weekend festivals which are held within the District.

Q9. 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 current season can be viewed on the Registration page.

Q10. How do I register and when do I pay?

Once your child has been assigned to a team your coach will provide you with the information needed to register and pay.

Payment can be made by e-transfer to (a challenge question is NOT required; please ensure name of player, date of birth and program name are indicated in the message area) or by cheque payable to Peterborough City Soccer Association (please give to your coach or manager).

Q11. Where can I get more information?

If you have a question that is not answered on these pages, please contact the club by email at . You will receive a reply within 24 hours.

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