U8 for Players Born 2009, 2010

Welcome to the 2017 Summer Season 

New for 2017

 

Contact Information:

Fees

Team Early Bird (March 1-31) Regular (April 1-22) After April 22
 U8 Girls $145 $170 permission required
 U8 Mixed $145 $170 permission required

Important Dates:

Team Game Day Practice Day Team Assignment Notification First Game Last Regular Season Game Festival
 U8 Girls Wednesdays Mondays by May 23rd

May 24th

May 31

August 9th*

August 16

August 19th
 U8 Mixed Wednesdays Mondays by May 23rd

May 24th

May 31

August 9th*

August 16

August 19th

*some games may occur on August 16th if an odd number of teams exists

Game/Practice time: all U8 games and practices will last one hour and could start between 6PM and 7:15PM on the stated day depending on field availability. The exact schedule for your team will be published in May.

Team Sorting Dates (for communities with multiple teams):  May 15-19

 

General Information:

U8 teams play 7 vs 7 on a mini field. Team sizes are limited to 10 to 13 children; smaller teams would have trouble having enough players for games later in the summer, larger teams create the likelihood of having a third shift of players which provides insufficient game time for the kids. As a result some communities may have too many or too few players. In these situations it may be necessary to assign a player or players to their “second choice” community. This is done based on registration date and location.  In communities where numbers warrant, teams will be formed during one or more leveling nights. Members of the WCSC Board will run a series of drills with the children in an effort to create relatively balanced teams. After the leveling night the players will receive an email from their assigned coach and receive their jerseys at the first practice.   

 

Mixed versus Girls Only: 

U8 is offered as a mixed program or girls only. While girls are more than welcome to join the mixed teams, please be aware that historically almost all girls have chosen to play girls only; sometimes leaving girls in the mixed division to be the lone female on a team.   

 

Coaches and Assistant Coaches:

If you have not yet done so, please consider getting involved as a coach or assistant coach for your child’s team.  Teams cannot start the season without a designated “Coach”.  You don’t need to know the game; you just have to learn it faster than the children! All coaches will be provided with lesson plans for each session and all volunteers are invited to our Coaches Information Meeting. If you’re not sure, why not contact the Program Director.  We look forward to a fun season!

Coaches Information Meeting:

  • Saturday, May 13, 2017
  • Location:  West Carleton Amateur Sports Club (above the arena in Carp)
  • Time:  12:30 pm - 3 pm
         

Important Polices:

All players, parents and spectators are required to abide by the WCSC Code of Conduct.

Jewellery:  No item of jewellery of any sort will be allowed on the field of play, even if it is taped. This includes but is not limited to necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather or rubber bands or visible body piercings. Loose beaded hair is also not permitted unless tied back or covered by a net. This rule follows Law 4 issued by the Canadian Soccer Association and is in place to ensure the safety of everyone on the field. Please, DO NOT GET YOUR CHILD ANY PIERCING DURING THE SOCCER SEASON, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY WITH STUDS IN.

Refunds:  Players notifying admin@wcsc.ca before May 10 will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee. After May 10, the Club may provide a pro-rated refund if a player must cease playing for medical reasons.  A doctor's statement may be required.