Silverwood Heights Community Association Youth Soccer

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Outdoor Soccer Registration information

Outdoor Soccer Registration is now closed. Email soccer@silverwoodcommunity.org for soccer inquiries or late registrations.

Please note that for outdoor 2017 there have been some changes to the organization of the leagues.

How is Youth Soccer in Saskatoon Organized?

Youth and mini soccer is organized by Saskatoon Youth Soccer.  The introduction to soccer up to age 10 is offered through the community association, after which the players move to one of the city soccer clubs. Players ready to make a greater commitment to soccer can move to the clubs as early as age 7.

Silverwood Heights Community Association soccer is organized by volunteer coordinators and coaches.  We are always looking for more assistance. If you are interested in helping out please contact soccer@silverwoodcommunity.org.

What are the seasons?

Silverwood Heights Community Association offers soccer for the indoor and outdoor season.

The outdoor season runs May through June (weather dependant).

The indoor season runs from the end of October through March.

 

What are the leagues, and when do they play?

Under 6 (Co-Ed) Born in 2011-12

The focus of under 6 is on building elementary skills and learning the basics of match play.  Typically teams will have one practice and one match per week. Practices and matches are usually held in area parks for the outdoor season, and in local school gyms for the indoor season.  Games are 3 versus 3 with no goal keeper and the coaches are on the field to assist the children in the game play and to act as a referee.  Parental involvement is encouraged.  This league is sponsored by Tim Horton’s and each player receives a TimBits Soccer shirt to keep. For outdoor 2017, match dates are expected to be primarily Thursday.

Under 7 (Girls, Boys) Born in 2010

The focus of under 7 will be increased ball handling and the basics of match play. Teams will have between 6 and 9 players. Typically teams will have one practice and one match per week. Practices and matches are usually held in area parks for the outdoor season. For the indoor season practices are held in local school gyms and match play occurs at the SaskTel Soccer Centre on Nelson Road. Games are 4 versus 4 with a goal keeper and the coaches are on the field to assist the children in the game play and to act as a referee. Parental involvement is encouraged. For outdoor 2017, match dates are expected to be Wednesday and/or Thursdays.

Under 8 (Girls, Boys) Born in 2009

The focus of under 8 is greater independence in play and greater awareness of team play. Teams are usually 8 to 10 players and match play is 4 versus 4. New for outdoor 2016, introduction of goalkeepers will be deferred until U10 play. Typically, there is one practice and one match per week lasting around an hour each. Practices and matches are usually held in area parks for the outdoor season. For the indoor season practices are held in local school gyms and match play occurs at the SaskTel Soccer Centre on Nelson Road. Coaches are on the field during match play to assist the players and to act as referees. For outdoor 2017, match dates are expected to be Wednesday and/or Thursdays.

Under 10 (Girls, Boys) Born in 2007-08

The focus at this level is independent team play. Teams are usually 9 to 12 players and match play is 6 on 6. Typically, there is one practice and one match per week lasting around an hour each. Practices and matches are usually held in area parks for the outdoor season. For the indoor season practices are held in local school gyms and match play occurs at the Henk Rhys Soccer Centre in Lawson Heights. Coaches provide assistance, guidance and refereeing during match play. For outdoor2017 boys' match dates are expected to be Mondays and/or Wednesdays, and the girls' match dates will be Tuesday and/or Thursdays.

Other Soccer Options

City Park, North Park, Richmond Heights, River Heights

This year these community associations are working together to try a new format. Individuals will sign up to play on a specific day and time. Teams will practice together at a neighbourhood park and will then scrimmage against each other rather than taking part in the SYSI schedule games. If you are interested in finding out more about these options please see: http://riverheights.sk.ca; http://www.nprh.ca;

Hollandia

Under 8 Developmental (Coed)

This league is focused on individual skill development for players whose primary activity is soccer and who have a high level of passion and commitment to the game. Groups will be made up of players from Silverwood Heights, Lawson Heights, River Heights, North Park/City Park and Silverspring. This league will have a minimum of two practices and one game per week. Game play at this league often does not follow traditional game play and focuses more on small sided games. Registration will be online at www.hollandiasoccer.com. Please see their website for registration dates and costs.

Under 10 Developmental (Girls, Boys)

This league is focused on individual skill development for players whose primary activity is soccer and who have a high level of passion and commitment to the game. Groups will be made up of players from Silverwood Heights, Lawson Heights, River Heights, North Park/City Park and Silverspring. This league will have a minimum of two practices and one game per week. Game play at this league often does not follow traditional game play and focuses more on small sided games. Registration will be online at www.hollandiasoccer.com. Please see their website for registration dates and costs.

Astra and Happy Feet Private Academies

Happy Feet offers training at Kindersoccer and U6 ages and Astra offers programming for players in the U8 and greater age groups. All coaches have formal certification, and players focus on individual skill development with a greater number of sessions per week. Players in this academy may enter tournaments, but do not participate in league play. More information can be found on their websites:

http://www.astrasoccer.ca/index.cfm;

http://www.happyfeetsask.ca/content/about-us

 

Who are the coaches?

Youth soccer at the community level is coached by parent volunteers.  Volunteer coaches and coaching assistants are always needed.  Coaching clinics are offered through Saskatoon Youth Soccer to coaches.   Without volunteer coaches, the leagues cannot run.  Your child’s participation may depend on your willingness to volunteer.

Do I need to play soccer in order to coach?

No.  There are coaching clinics available and the focus at this level of play is on building fundamentals and having fun. 

I would like to coach.  How do I sign up?

Please fill out the following form OR when you are registering your child to play, please indicate your willingness to coach, co-coach or act as a team manager in the notes section.  An early identification of parents willing to help out assists greatly when it comes time to make teams.

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In which league do I register my child?

League registration is determined by birth year not age.  Please note that we are not able to register Kindersoccer age players in the Under 6 league.

For example, for the 2017 outdoor season if your child was born in:

  • 2011 or 2012 register in Under 6
  • 2010, register in Under 7 (boys or girls)
  • 2009 register in Under 8 (boys or girls)
  • 2007 or 2008 register in Under 10 (boys or girls)

If your child was born outside of these years, you would need to register them in the appropriate zone (usually Hollandia for Silverwood Heights players).  See Saskatoon Youth Soccer at http://www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca/registration for more information.

How do I register my child?

Registration for Silverwood Heights Youth Soccer is online.  The active registration dates are announced through the website, social media, and local area signs prior to registration.  If you miss this registration, please contact one of the soccer coordinators to enquire about late registration.  Please note that a $10 charge will be applied to all late registrations.

How are teams made?

Once the registrations are completed we compile all the information and begin to sort children into teams based on the number of registrations and the available number of coaches.  We work to balance teams with a combination of new and experienced players as well as taking into consideration special circumstances that have been brought to our attention.

My child has special circumstances.  How do I communicate this at registration?

We encourage parents to provide as much information to us at the time of registration so that soccer is an enjoyable experience for their child.  Information such as which school a child attends, particular friends they would like to play with, or other considerations that could affect their placement on a team is very helpful to include in the notes section.  We make every effort to honour requests, and appreciate everyone’s understanding if we can’t accommodate each request.

What are the fees?

Fees are set each season to cover the costs of running the league, registering the players for tournaments and supplying equipment.

  • Under 6 Co-ed - $70
  • Under 7 (boys/girls) -  $70
  • Under 8 (boys/girls)  - $70
  • Under 10 (boys/girls) - $80

If you do not have a valid community association membership you will need to purchase one to register for soccer. The annual SHCA membership fee will be automatically added on when you register your child.

Why do I need a Community Association Membership to register for soccer?

To register for any program offered through the community association, a membership is required.  This helps offset the costs of the programming that are covered by the association.  Memberships cost $10.

Is there financial assistance available?

Financial assistance to join organized sport is available through kidsport.  Please see their website at www.saskatoonsportscouncil.ca/funding/kidsport  for more information, or contact a coordinator at soccer@silverwoodcommunity.org.

When do we get the schedule?

Saskatoon Youth Soccer prepares the schedule and the Community Association coordinators usually receive it 1 to 2 weeks prior to the start of the season.  As soon as it is received it is passed to the volunteer coaches to inform their teams.  Practice times are scheduled around the matches.  Once the match dates for each team are known, practice time will be allocated.

What kind of equipment does my child need?

A pair of shin guards and soccer socks are required.   A pair of non-marking gym shoes is required in case of indoor practices in inclement weather.  A pair of cleats is recommended for use on turf or grass fields.  Shorts and shirts to be used for matches will be provided.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you have registered your child in soccer and they become unable to play please contact one of the coordinators at soccer@silverwoodcommunity.org and we will assist you.

I still have questions.

We are happy to answer other questions.  Please contact soccer@silverwoodcommunity.org with your question and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.