Selection of players for next year’s U9 – U18 Girls and Boys teams as well as U21 and Senior Women’s and Men’s teams takes place following tryouts at the end of September. Orientation days for players interested in the U6 – U8 Development Programs are held at the same time.
Orientation and Tryouts Days for 2024 teams will be held on 23, 24 and 25 September, 2023. Scroll down the page to see the Daily Schedule for each age division.
There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome, however pre-registration is required for planning purposes and to improve the check in process. Please complete and submit the pre-registration form by following the link –
- PCSA 2024 Orientation and Tryouts – Pre-Registration (under 18 years of age)
- PCSA 2024 Orientation and Tryouts – Pre-Registration (18 years of age and older)
U6 to U8 Orientation – 23/24 September 2023
If you wish to register in the 2024 PCSA Development Program for children born between 2016 and 2018 you should attend the orientation sessions at Eastgate Park on the weekend of 23/24 September 2023. Orientation sessions are fun and non-competitive in nature. In addition to providing a preview of the type of sessions that we run during the outdoor season, they give players and the parents an opportunity to ask questions and meet the coaches. There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome, however pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Please complete and submit the pre-registration form at the top of the page.
If you are new to the club or have any questions that are not answered on our FAQ page please speak to the coach or any club official during orientation. Please plan to attend all scheduled orientation sessions, if possible.
Our U6 – U8 Development Program follows the Ontario Soccer guidelines for Long Term Player Development. It provides age-appropriate training and small-sided game formats designed to teach foundational soccer skills while fostering a lasting love for the game.
Scroll down the page to see the daily orientation schedule for each age division.
U9 to U21 and Senior Tryouts 23-25 September 2023
Selection of players for next year’s pre-competitive U9-U12 (b. 2012-2015) and representative (competitive) U13-U18 teams (b. 2006-2011) as well as U21 and Senior Women’s and Men’s teams (b. 2005 and earlier) will be held on 23 – 25 September at Eastgate Park. If you are interested in playing on a PCSA team in the summer of 2024 you must attend these tryouts in September 2023.
There is no charge to attend and new players are most welcome, however pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Please complete and submit the pre-registration form at the top of the page.
If you are new to the club or have any questions that are not answered on our FAQ page please speak to the coach or any club official during the tryouts.
Please plan to attend all tryout sessions, if possible. It is club policy that players attend tryouts for their natural age division even if they have previously played up a year.
Scroll down the page to see the daily tryout schedule for each age division.
Schedule for Orientation and Tryouts
There are two Orientation sessions for U6 to U8’s and a minimum of two Tryouts sessions for U9 and up. Sessions are for 60 – 90 minutes. The optional third session for U13 and older groups on Monday, September 25, will be at the discretion of the coach and will be announced after the Sunday session as applicable.
Please register at the Marv Buchan Soccer Centre (a.k.a. the clubhouse) at Eastgate Park, 2150 Ashbournham Drive, fifteen 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 team uniforms during tryouts please as a courtesy to new players) 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.
Orientation / Tryout Schedule September 23 (Sat), 24 (Sun) and 25 (Mon)*, 2023
*Please note that 2011 (U13) Boys do not have a session on Saturday due to a schedule conflict and will have tryouts on both Sunday and Monday instead.
The Senior Women do not have a session on Saturday or Sunday and will have tryouts on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday instead (see below).
2002+ (Senior) Men
2003-2005 (U21) Men
2006 (U18) Boys
2007 (U17) Boys
2008 (U16) Boys
2009 (U15) Boys
2010 (U14) Boys
2011 (U13) Boys
Moved to Monday
2012 (U12) Boys
2013 (U11) Boys
2014 (U10) Boys
2015 (U9) Boys
2016 (U8) Boys & Girls
2017/18 (U6/7) Mixed
2002+ (Sr.) Women
Monday: 8:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:15 p.m.
2003-5 (U21) Women
2006 (U18) Girls
2007 (U17) Girls
2008 (U16) Girls
2009 (U15) Girls
2010 (U14) Girls
2011 (U13) Girls
2012 (U12) Girls
2013 (U11) Girls
2014 (U10) Girls
2015 (U9) Girls
2016 (U8) Boys & Girls
2017/18 (U6/7) Mixed
*The optional third session on Monday will be at the discretion of the coach and will be announced after the Sunday session as applicable.
What Happens After Tryouts?
When orientation/tryouts 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.
The playing season runs from mid-May to August or early-September. Indoor and outdoor training, development and conditioning sessions take place over a much longer period, depending on the age division. The optional Enhanced Technical Training program runs from October to March. It focuses on fundamental soccer skills (first touch, passing, receiving, dribbling and shooting), gives you lots of touches on the ball and provides opportunities for development that are in addition to your regular team training.
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.
Age Divisions – 2024
Age divisions are determined by the player’s age on December 31, 2023. The age divisions for 2024 are:
Year of Birth
U6 – U8 (orientation recommended)*
2018 – 2016
U9 – U21 (tryouts mandatory)
2015 – 2003
Senior Women and Men (tryouts mandatory)
2002 and older
*Players must be at least 5 years old before January 1 to register in the program. Younger children might like to sign up for recreational soccer with the Peterborough Youth Soccer Club which has a U4/U5 division.