Tryouts/Orientation

U7 – U8 Orientation Day at Eastgate

U13 to U18 Tryouts – September 2019

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 2020 you must attend tryouts in September 2019.

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

Please plan to attend all tryout sessions, if possible. Scroll down the page to see the daily tryout schedule for each age division.

U6 to U12 Orientation – September 2019

Our U6 – U12 Development Program follows the Ontario Soccer guidelines for Long Term Player Development. It provides age-appropriate training and small-sided game formats designed to learn foundational soccer skills while fostering a lasting love for the game. If you wish to register in the 2020 PCSA Development Program you should attend the orientation sessions at Eastgate Park in September 2019.

Orientation sessions are fun and non-competitive in nature. 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 scheduled orientation sessions, if possible. Scroll down the page to see the daily orientation schedule for each age division.

LTPD – OSA Parent Brochure

Schedule for Tryouts and Orientation

Tryouts/Orientation is schedule over four days with the exception of the U6-U10 and the U18 age divisions which have orientation sessions on the two Saturdays only.

Saturday September 21 and 28
Time U6 – U12 Orientation
(75 minutes)
U13 – U18 Tryouts
(90 minutes)
9:00 a.m. U6/7 mixed
(2013-2014)
U9 Girls
(2011)
U13 Girls
(2007)
U13 Boys
(2007)
10:15 a.m. U8 Mixed
(2012)
U9 Boys
(2011)
10:30 a.m. U14 Girls
(2006)
U14 Boys
(2006)
11:30 a.m. U10 Girls
(2010)
U10 Boys
(2010)
12:00 p.m. U15 Girls
(2005)
U15 Boys
(2005)
1:00 p.m. U11 Girls
(2009)
U11 Boys
(2009)
1:30 p.m. U16 Girls
(2004)
U16 Boys
(2004)
2:30 p.m. U12 Girls
(2008)
U12 Boys
(2008)
3:00 p.m. U17 Girls
(2003)
U17 Boys
(2003)
4:30 p.m. U18 Girls
(2002)
U18 Boys
(2002)
Sunday September 22 and 29
Time U6 – U12 Orientation
(60 minutes)
U13 – U18 Tryouts
(60 minutes)
8:30 a.m. U13 Girls (2007)
9:00 a.m. U11 Girls (2009)
9:30 a.m. U13 Boys (2007)
10:00 a.m. U11 Boys (2009)
10:30 a.m. U14 Girls (2006)
11:00 a.m. U12 Girls (2008)
11:30 a.m. U14 Boys (2006)
12:00 p.m. U12 Boys (2008)
12:30 p.m. U15 Girls (2005)
1:30 p.m. U15 Boys (2005)
2:30 p.m. U16 Girls (2004)
3:30 p.m. U16 Boys (2004)
4:30 p.m. U17 Girls (2003)
5:30 p.m. U17 Boys (2003)

Please register in the Marv Buchan Soccer Centre (the clubhouse) at Eastgate Park, 2150 Ashbournham Drive, fifteen to twenty minutes before your start time on each day that you attend. From there you will be directed to the assigned field for your session. Please sign in prior to every session that you attend.

Parents are asked to make sure that the players bring WATER, dress in their soccer gear (no club uniforms during tryouts please) and according to weather conditions (warm-up jackets, sun block, etc.). Players are requested to attend as many sessions as possible to ensure a complete evaluation/orientation.

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 – 2020

Age divisions are determined by the player’s age on December 31, 2019. The age divisions for 2020 are:

Division Year of Birth LTPD* Program
U6 2014 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U7 2013 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U8 2012 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U9 2011 Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)
U10 2010 Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)
U11 2009 Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)
U12 2008 Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)
U13 2007 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U14 2006 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U15 2005 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U16 2004 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U17 2003 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U18 2002 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)

*LTPD is an acronym for Long Term Player Development, which is the Ontario Soccer mandatory program for delivery of age appropriate skills development and competition at the various stages of development for ages U4 to adult. While Ontario Soccer 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.

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