Silverwood Heights Community Association Youth Soccer
Indoor Soccer Registration information
SHCA Indoor Soccer Registration will be open online from Sunday, August 20th at 7 pm to Friday, September 8th at 9 pm.
Please note that for indoor 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 9 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Please note we no longer offer Kindersoccer due to a lack of volunteers, but have arranged for Happy Feet to provide soccer programming to this age group in our community. Details can be found with regular programming information. Lawson Heights soccer still organizes Kindersoccer if you are looking for this program.
What are the leagues, and when do they play?
Under 5 (Co-Ed) Born in 2013
The focus of under 5 is on building elementary skills and learning the basics of match play. Teams are usually 6 to 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, 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 indoor 2017, match dates are expected to primarily be Wednesday.
Under 7 (Girls, Boys) Born in 2012 and 2011
The focus of under 7 will be increased ball handling and the basics of match play. Teams will have between 7 and 10 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 either the SaskTel Soccer Centre on Nelson Road or the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre. 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 indoor 2016, match dates are expected to be Sundays.
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 9 (Girls, Boys) Born in 2010 and 2009
The focus of under 9 is greater independence in play and greater awareness of team play. Teams are usually 10 to 14 players and match play is 5 versus 5 with a goal keeper. 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 or the Henk Ruys Soccer Centre in Lawson Heights. Coaches are on the field during match play to assist the players and to act as referees. For indoor 2017, match dates are expected to be Mondays or
Other Soccer Options
Under 9 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. Teams will be made up of players from the entire Hollandia draw area. 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 U5 ages and Astra offers programming for players in the U7 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:
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.
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 indoor season if your child was born in:
- 2013 register in Under 5
- 2012 or 2011 register in Under 7 (boys or girls)
- 2010 or 2009 register in Under 9 (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, or go directly to www.hollandiasoccer.com.
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 5 Coed - $125
- Under 7 (Boys/Girls) - $145
- Under 10 (Boys/Girls) - $185
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
I still have questions.
We are happy to answer other questions. Please contact email@example.com with your question and one of us will get back to you as soon as possible.