U7 – U8 orientation session at Eastgate
U13 to U18 Tryouts – 22/23 & 29/30 September 2018
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 2019 you must attend tryouts in September 2018.
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 – 22/23 & 29/30 September 2018
Our Long Term Player Development program provides age-appropriate training and small-sided game formats for ages U6 – U12. If you wish to register in the 2019 PCSA Development Program you should attend the orientation sessions at Eastgate Park in September 2018.
There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome. These orientation sessions are fun and non-competitive in nature. 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.
Schedule for Tryouts and Orientation
The schedule is the same for all four days with the exception of the U6-U8 age divisions which have orientation sessions on the two Saturdays only.
Due to a conflict with Cup games, tryouts for the U16 Girls will commence on September 25. Scroll down further to see the U16 Girls schedule.
|Saturday September 22 and 29
Sunday September 23 and 30* (except U6-U8)
|Time||U6 – U12 Orientation
|U13 – U18 Tryouts
|8:30 a.m.||U6-U8 (2013-2011)
|9:00 a.m.||U9 Girls
|9:30 a.m.||U13 Girls
|10:00 a.m.||U10 Girls
|10:30 a.m.||U14 Girls
|11:00 a.m.||U11 Girls
|11:30 a.m.||U15 Girls
|12:00 p.m.||U12 Girls
|12:30 p.m.||U17 Girls
|1:30 p.m.||18 Girls
*U6 – U8 orientation on two Saturdays only. No Sunday sessions.
U16 Girls Schedule
|Tryout Schedule for U16 Girls|
|Tuesday September 25||6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday September 27||6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday September 29||3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday September 30||3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
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 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 – 2019
Age divisions are determined by the player’s age on December 31, 2018. The age divisions for 2019 are:
|Division||Year of Birth||LTPD* Program|
|U6||2013||FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)|
|U7||2012||FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)|
|U8||2011||FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)|
|U9||2010||Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)|
|U10||2009||Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)|
|U11||2008||Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)|
|U12||2007||Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)|
|U13||2006||Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)|
|U14||2005||Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)|
|U15||2004||Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)|
|U16||2003||Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)|
|U17||2002||Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)|
|U18||2001||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.