Q1. When are tryouts?
Tryouts for our competitive age divisions (U13 to U18) are held in September for the following year’s teams. Younger players (U6-U12) attend non-competitive orientation days in September. There is no cost to attend tryouts and orientation. Pre-registration is not required. New players are welcome. Please refer to the Tryouts page for more information.
Q2. What do I do if I missed the tryouts in September?
You can contact the PCSA Director of Coaching by email to ask whether there is any space available in your child’s age division.
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. U6-U8 players have two sessions per week.
Q5. Does the club have a program for 4-year olds?
Players must be at least 5 years old on January 1 to register in the U6/U7 program. Younger children might like to sign up for recreational soccer with the Peterborough Youth Soccer Club which has a U4/U5 division.
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. U8 teams do not travel except for weekend festivals.
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 Fees page.
Q10. How do I register and when do I pay?
Once your child has been assigned to a team (U9-U18), your coach will provide you with the information needed to register and pay. Registration is a two step process requiring you to register on-line through PowerUp as well as filling out a paper registration form. PowerUp, the PCSA Registration and Payment system, allows members to review their registration and account status and it allows the club to communicate with members by email. Your coach will provide you with the paper registration form that must be completed and signed to fulfill Ontario Soccer regulations. This form can be downloaded from the PCSA website.
Q11. How do I get a tax receipt?
A receipt can only be issued to the person who made the payment, we cannot issue a receipt to you if someone else made the payment. Receipts can be printed for payments made as far back as 5 years.
To obtain a receipt, follow the instructions on the About PowerUp page.
Q12. Where can I get more information?