Orientation and Tryouts

U6 – U8 Orientation Session at Eastgate


Pre-registration forms

U6 to U12 Orientation – 24/25 September 2022

If you wish to register in the 2023 PCSA Development Program for children born between 2011 and 2017 you should attend the orientation sessions at Eastgate Park on the weekend of 24/25 September 2022. Orientation sessions are fun and non-competitive in nature. 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 by following this link –

PCSA 2023 Orientations – 2011-2017 Pre-Registration Form

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 – U12 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.

U13 to U21 and Senior Tryouts 24 – 27 September 2022

Selection of players for next year’s representative (competitive) U13 – U18 teams (b. 2005-2010) as well as U21 and Senior Women’s and Men’s teams will be held on 24 – 27 September at Eastgate Park. If you are interested in playing on a PCSA representative team in the summer of 2023 you must attend these tryouts in September 2022.

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 by following this link –

PCSA 2023 Tryouts – 2002 – 2010 / Senior Men and Women Pre-Registration

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 U12’s and a minimum of two Tryouts sessions for U13 and up. Sessions are for 60 – 90 minutes. Note that some teams have their second tryout session on Monday instead of Sunday due to conflicting team schedules. The optional third session on Tuesday, September 27, will be at the discretion of the coach and will be announced after the second session as applicable.

Please register at the Marv Buchan Soccer Centre (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 club uniforms during tryouts 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.

Orientation / Tryout Schedule September 24 (Sat) – 27 (Tues)
YOB (Division) 1st Session 2nd Session 3rd Session*
(if necessary)
<2002 (Senior) Men
2002-2004 (U21) Men
2005 (U18) Boys
8:45 a.m. Sat 8:45 a.m. Sun 8:45 p.m. Tue
<2002 (Senior) Women
2002-2004 (U21) Women
2005 (U18) Girls
9:15 a.m. Sat 9:15 a.m. Sun 8:15 p.m. Tue
2006 (U17) Boys 8:30 a.m. Sat 8:30 a.m. Sun 8:30 p.m. Tue
2006 (U17) Girls 9:00 a.m. Sat 9:00 a.m. Sun 8:00 p.m. Tue
2007 (U16) Boys 11:45 a.m. Sat 11:45 a.m. Sun 7:30 p.m. Tue
2007 (U16) Girls 10:45 a.m. Sat 10:45 a.m. Sun 7:00 p.m. Tue
2008 (U15) Boys 10:00 a.m. Sat 5:45 p.m. Mon 7:15 p.m. Tue
2008 (U15) Girls 10:30 a.m. Sat 6:15 p.m. Mon 6:45 p.m. Tue
2009 (U14) Boys 10:15 a.m. Sat 10:15 a.m. Sun 6:15 p.m. Tue
2009 (U14) Girls 12:15 p.m. Sat 6:00 p.m. Mon 5:45 p.m. Tue
2010 (U13) Boys 11:30 a.m. Sat 5:30 p.m. Mon 6:00 p.m. Tue
2010 (U13) Girls 12:00 p.m. Sat 12:00 p.m. Sun 5:30 p.m. Tue
2011 (U12) Boys 1:15 p.m. Sat 1:15 p.m. Sun n/a
2011 (U12) Girls 8:30 a.m. Sat 1:45 p.m. Sun 6:30 p.m. Mon
2012 (U11) Boys 1:00 p.m. Sat 1:00 p.m. Sun n/a
2012 (U11) Girls 1:30 p.m. Sat 1:30 p.m. Sun n/a
2013 (U10) Boys 2:45 p.m. Sat 2:45 p.m. Sun n/a
2013 (U10) Girls 3:15 p.m. Sat 3:15 p.m. Sun n/a
2014 (U9) Boys 4:15 p.m. Sat 4:15 p.m. Sun n/a
2014 (U9) Girls 3:00 p.m. Sat 3:00 p.m. Sun n/a
2015 (U8) Boys & Girls 2:30 p.m. Sat 2:30 p.m. Sun n/a
2016/17 (U6/7) Mixed 4:00 p.m. Sat 4:00 p.m. Sun n/a

* The optional third session on Tuesday will be at the discretion of the coach and will be announced after the second session as applicable.


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 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.

See – Club Calendar

Age Divisions – 2023

Age divisions are determined by the player’s age on December 31, 2022. The age divisions for 2023 are:

Division Year of Birth LTPD* Program
U6 2017 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U7 2016 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U8 2015 FUNdamentals (5 vs. 5)
U9 2014 Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)
U10 2013 Learning to Train (7 vs. 7)
U11 2012 Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)
U12 2011 Learning to Train (9 vs. 9)
U13 2010 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U14 2009 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U15 2008 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U16 2007 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U17 2006 Youth Competitive (11 vs. 11)
U18 2005 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 U5 to adult. The Long Term Player Development platform for players in the U12 and younger age divisions is called Grassroots Soccer. The goal of Grassroots Soccer is to provide the best learning environment for these young players to master fundamental soccer skills while having fun, rather than emphasizing winning at all costs.

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