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GRASS FIELDS ARE OPEN

City Parks and Recreation has announced that grass fields will open for team training as of Monday, May 16, with the exception of Beavermead 3 (wet) and Eastgate 3/4 (maintenance). Most U9 to U18 teams will train twice weekly in addition to games. Coaches will communicate specifics of days, times and location for your team training.


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Let the Games Begin: Read more …
A Knight to Remember: Read more …
What If There Was No Referee? Read more …
It’s a Good Sign: Read more …
April Newsletter: Click to view …


Let the Games Begin

The long wait is almost over; the summer playing season is almost upon us. Games in all divisons from U8 Girls and Boys to Senior Women and Men are set to begin within the next two weeks. It’s been three years since we saw teams from outside outside our own district. All that is about to change.

Game schedules, results and standings are available on-line for OSL (Senior Men), OWSL (Senior Women), TDYSL (U18 Boys) and DRSL (U13-U17) leagues. DRSA-LTTDP (U9 – U12) and ECDSL Festival (U8) schedules are also on-line. Go to the Soccer Links page and follow the link for your league.

We are also eagerly awaiting the return of the Peterborough Festival and Challenge Tournament on June 4/5 (Girls) and June 18/19 (Boys).

U6 - U8 Program
U6 – U8 Program

A Knight to Remember

Several PCSA players got a taste of the big leagues (League1 Ontario that is) when they took part in the opening ceremonies at ECFC Women’s home game at Fleming Knight’s field on Wednesday evening (May 18). The U9 and U11 girls accompanied the players during the walkout parade and the National Anthem. PCSA U14 Girls acted as ball girls during the game. It was an evening that will inspire this group of young players, despite the 3 – 1 loss for the home team.

PCSA U9 & U11 Girls at ECFC
PCSA U9 & U11 Girls with ECFC Women’s Team

What If There Was No Referee?

Without the referee there would be no game. Yet we are inclined to take them for granted, ignore them when they do a good job but let them know every time they make a mistake, and neglect to thank them when the game is over. Not any more.

Referees

We are facing a critical shortage of referees, or game officials as they are properly called, both locally and across the province. There is a real chance that games might be cancelled this summer because there are not sufficient referees to cover all the games. Games that do get played might see one or two officials in charge where there would normally be three, which will make their job even tougher.

Ontario Soccer has launched an awareness campaign for players and parents to manage expectations during the 2022 season and to encourage participants and spectators to be more appreciative of the “third team”. To that end, Ontario Soccer will pursue a Zero Tolerance policy in relation to Match Official Abuse. We are asking for your support in creating the most positive experience on the field for the players, coaches and match officials in 2022.

Occasionally, a volunteer parent, coach or player might be asked to step into the role of an Assistant Referee (line person) in a game. The following guide would be helpful in such cases.

If you are interested in becoming a soccer referee please visit our Referees page.


It’s a Good Sign

Take a look around when you visit Eastgate. There’s a fresh look about the place. Lots of bright blue paint. There’s a new vinyl/aluminum signboard at centre field. The City of Peterborough supplied the paint. Kudos to DOC Biren and his helpers who supplied the elbow grease.

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