Orientation and Tryouts

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 U7 – U8 Development Programs are held at the same time.

Orientation and Tryouts Days for 2024 teams were held on 23, 24 and 25 September, 2023. Orientation and Tryouts Days for 2025 teams will take place on 21- 23 September, 2024. More details will be available closer to the date.

The U7-U8 Development Programs operate on an open registration basis until March 1, subject to capacity limits, even if you missed the Orientation Days in September. Please contact the PCSA Registrar to register your child in these programs.

U6 – U9 Orientation Session at Eastgate

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.

The U7-U8 Grassroots Program operates on an open registration basis, subject to capacity limits, until March 1. Please contact the PCSA Registrar to register your child in these programs.

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
U7 – U8 (orientation recommended)*
2017 – 2016
U9 – U21 (tryouts mandatory)
2015 – 2003
Senior Women and Men (tryouts mandatory)
2002 and older

*Players must be at least 6 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 U4/U5/U6 divisions.

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