2017 PCA Youth Soccer Registration Closed

Registration for the 2017 Parkdale Soccer Program is now closed.

The schedule will begin the week of April 24th, through until late June (final season dates TBD).

Age Specific Information

What does U… mean?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions. Children are grouped by age as U6, U8, etc. The “U” stands for “Under”. The number is their age on December 31 of this past New Years Eve.  Your child will be assigned to the appropriate age category based on their age on December 31st, 2016.

For example, if your child is 5 years old on December 31st, 2016, your child is considered U6 (even if their birthday is Jan 1st and they will be 6 years old before or during the soccer season).

This means that players are allocated to player groups strictly based on this designation, and we cannot allow players to join team outside of their eligible age group. *Policies do not allow us to have players participate outside their eligible age group, regardless of reasons, so please do NOT register your child in a group that does not correlate their year born. Registrations done this way will NOT be processed*

Here are the categories that relate to each year of birth (ie: if your child’s year of birth is 2009 or 2010, your child is considered U8).

• 2003/2004: U14

• 2005/2006: U12

• 2007/2008: U10

• 2009/2010: U8

• 2011/2012: U6

• 2013/2014: U4

Under 4 (U4) – $50.00/child

The U4 program consists of playing some kids games that involve a soccer ball (e.g. red light / green light). They play on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Yes, we do have wee toddlers and welcome the little starters as young as 2. If they can walk/run, they can play!

Under 6 (U6) – $65.00/child

The U6 program will operate entirely within the Parkdale community. Teams will be mixed (boys and girls). Typically there are 9-12 players per team.  Most of the season consists of practice and scrimmaging within each team.  Occasional scrimmages may be played between different Parkdale teams, but there will be no games outside the community. Practices and games will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Under 8 (U8) – $90.00/child

* The registration fee for each player in U8 & older includes a new soccer jersey, shorts and socks which will be theirs to keep after the season!  *

The U8 program will involve scheduled games with teams from nearby communities. Teams will be co-ed (boys and girls) and formed on the basis of equal ability. Typically there are 8-11 players per team with 5 players per side for actual games. Practices and games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Games are held at various inner-city fields.

Under 10 (U10) – $90.00/child

* The registration fee for each player in U8 & older includes a new soccer jersey, shorts and socks which will be theirs to keep after the season!  *

We anticipate having co-ed U10 team(s). They will play in a boys division. If players permit, we will form two teams, perhaps being gender based.  Team formation is always based on the number of players who register – so we strongly encourage parents to speak with other community parents and have their children’s friends register so we have a strong turn out.

The U10 program will involve games with teams from NW Calgary inner-city communities. Teams will be placed into the Boys / co-ed Division and Girls Division. Parkdale typically forms mixed teams (boys and girls) which will be placed in the Boys Division. There are ideally 10 – 12 players per team with seven players per side for actual games. Practices and games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30-7:30pm.

Under 12 (U12) – $90.00/child

* The registration fee for each player in U8 & older includes a new soccer jersey, shorts and socks which will be theirs to keep after the season!  *

The U12 program involves games with teams from Northwest Calgary inner-city communities. Teams will be seeded into Boy’s A & B Divisions, Mixed Division and Girl’s Division.

*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN MIXED TEAM GAME AND PRACTICE TIMES FOR U12 & OLDER BELOW – moved to Monday & Wednesday*
We anticipate having co-ed U12 team(s). They will play in a MIXED division. If players permit, we will form two teams, perhaps being gender based and then they would play in their own gender division.  Team formation is always based on the number of players who register – so we strongly encourage parents to speak with other community parents and have their children’s friends register so we have a strong turn out.

U12 Boys practices and games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from approximately 6:15-7:15pm. Additional practices may be held on Saturday mornings at the discretion of the coach. ***U12+ MIXED and Girls Teams play on Monday and Wednesday nights 6:15pm-7:15pm***. Additional practices may be held on Saturday mornings at the discretion of the coach.

Under 14 (U14) – $90.00/child

* The registration fee for each player in U8 & older includes a new soccer jersey, shorts and socks which will be theirs to keep after the season!  *

The U14 program involves games with teams from Northwest Calgary inner-city communities. Teams will be seeded into Boy’s A & B Divisions, Mixed Division and Girl’s Division. Our hope is to have enough players registered to form a Parkdale U14 team. We will also look to combine players from neighbouring communities as required. 

We anticipate having co-ed U14 team(s). They will play in a MIXED division. If players permit, we will form two teams, perhaps being gender based and then they would play in their own gender division.  Team formation is always based on the number of players who register – so we strongly encourage parents to speak with other community parents and have their children’s friends register so we have a strong turn out.

*PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN MIXED TEAM GAME AND PRACTICE TIMES BELOW – moved to Monday & Wednesday*

If the team[s] are BOYS only, practices and games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights respectively (7:30 – 8:45pm). ***If a MIXED or Girl’s Division team is created, that will run Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:30pm -8:45pm. Additional practices may be held on Saturday mornings at the discretion of the coach.***

U16 / U18 Teams

Based on previous registration numbers, we will not be forming U16 or U18 teams this year.

Important Note For Forming U10, U12 and U14 Teams

The teams we are able to form each year are entirely based on the total number of players that are registered.  It is very important that you register your child(ren) as soon as possible so that we can monitor the demand for each age category, as well as whether it is possible for us to form mixed teams, or boys / girls teams.  If your child has friends in the community, we strongly encourage you to invite them to play and help ensure we have enough kids to form teams at every level.

Equipment

Shin pads are required for all players (all age groups) to participate in games and practices. Soccer cleats are optional at U6 and U8, and highly recommended for U10 and above.

Each child should have a water bottle labeled with their name. The water bottle should be brought to both practices and games.

If you’re ready to register your child(ren) for the 2017 Soccer season, please go here:

http://parkdalecommunity.com/soccer/2017-soccer-reg-form/