Outdoor Soccer 2020

What are the age groups, prices and nights of play?
Note that Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc (SYSI) schedules the games for U5-U9, and WUHCA does not have control over the schedule.

Age GroupYear of BirthFees ($)Tentative Night of Play
Kinder Soccer201640Wednesdays
6-7pm Wallace Park (large soccer field)
U5 (co-ed)
3v3 no goalkeeper
201575Mon/Tues 6pm or 7pm
Possible Fri
U7 (Girls or Boys)
4v4 (keeper optional)
2013 & 201485Wed and/or Thurs and/or Fri 6pm or 7pm
U9(Girls or Boys)
5v5 (with keeper)
2011 & 201295Mon and/or Tues and/or Fri 6pm or 7pm

Important Information:

  • U5-U9 Season starts week of May and ends June 25
  • Kinder soccer players must be at least 3 years old at the time of play.
  • Kinder soccer teams have practices/ non-competitive games once a week.
  • No underage players are permitted in U5
  • Nights of play and number of players in games are subject to change.
  • A family WUHCA membership is required to be purchased ($15) at the time of registration and is not included in your soccer fees.

 
No refunds will be issued after registration.

When is soccer registration for the WUHCA?

February 4 – March 1

Where can I register for WUHCA soccer?

Kinder soccer players – all registration will occur on the WUHCA registration site.

NEW! U5/U7/U9 soccer players – will have two registration steps

  1. First, you will need to register for a WUHCA membership on the WUHCA registration page and select the FREE U5/U7/U9 Soccer Program and complete the registration process.
  2. Second, you will be required to pay soccer fees at the link received in your confirmation email. This ensures your child is put on a roster. The RAMP link can be used for all children in your household registering for U5/U7/U9 soccer with WUHCA.

What if my child’s year of birth is 2010 or earlier?

Your child should be enrolled in Youth Soccer though our zone (Aurora Soccer).  See www.aurorasoccer.ca and www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca.

My child is small/inexperienced.  Can they play down a level?

No, unfortunately this is not permitted by Saskatoon Youth Soccer.  Note that SYSI considers U5-U9 to be non-competitive.  Scores are not kept during games.


Can I register for U9 Developmental league through WUHCA?

Registration for U9 Developmental league is through the Aurora zone.  Please see www.aurorasoccer.ca and www.saskatoonyouthsoccer.ca for details.


Can I register for U7 and U9 Developmental league through WUHCA? 

Registration for U7 and U9 is done at through the Aurora Soccer. Please note youth soccer players cannot belong to more than 1 team during a season. No refunds will be issued for those registering for both leagues.


Will U7 and U9 be co-ed or will there be a boys/girls team only.

This is dependent on the number of players registered. Some players may be transferred to another community team to create teams.

What equipment do players need?

Running shoes and comfortable clothes are fine. Shin guards are recommended for U5-U9. If shin guards are worn, they must be covered in order to prevent injury to other players. Most older players wear soccer cleats.Team shirts and soccer balls are provided.

Can I coach?

Yes! We are always in need of coaches. Unfortunately, if we do not have enough coaches we will be unable to create teams and many disappointed kids. Your money will be refunded if there is not a coach for your child’s team.

What training do I need to Coach?


The below lists the Coach Certification Requirements. Requirements must be met prior to the first game or no later than May 4, whichever comes first.

Any unregistered team personnel (those found on the team bench or on the game sheet) may be fined $100 each.

NCCP Certification Clinics

Active Start FUNdamentals (max 8 hours)

When: Monday April 27 and Wednesday April 29 or Saturday May 2

Cost $150

Time: 5:45 – 9:45 (Mon/Wed) or 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sat)

Register: Online by Thursday April 17

Where: Sasktel Sports Centre

This course is the first and second certification for the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and is offered by SYS for those peopel coaching Under -5, 7 &9 teams. The course covers physical literacy, LTPD Player Characteristics, Role of the Coach, Instructor Demonstrations, practice planning, practical coaching and small-sided games. Participants must attend the entire sesion and bring running shoes, pen and paper. Times may vary slightly.

Respect in Sport – FREE Online (approximately 2-3 hours)

All team personnel to complete before the first game.

Online anti-bullying, anti-harassment program that is a provincia government led initiative through Sask Sport and is a requirement for all coaches in all sports in Saskatchewan.  There are some equivalency acceptances for coaches that have receiving similar training through programs such as hockey’s ‘Speak Out’ training, the ‘Respect in School’ program or NCCPs new ‘Empower +’. The Respect in Sport program is structured over 5 modules with their sub-modules which can be taken independently and at the coaches’ leisure. The overall duration is 3 hour but that can be broken down as the profile will register for every sub-module once compelted. When registering, select Saskatchewan Soccer as your association. NEW In 2018, RIS announced a 5-year expiry date for all RiS certifications province wide. As such, anyone who has completed the RiS training in 2014 or earlier will now be required to re-certify prior to the start of the outdoor season.

Making Ethical Decisions (MED) In person clinic, $35 (approx 3 hours)

In Person Clinic: TBA SaskSport Building, 510 Cynthia St.

By successfully completed the MED workshop, coaches will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence. MED helps coaches identify the legal, ethical and moral implications of difficult situations that present themselves int he world of team and individual sport. Example: A coach that has attended FUNDmentals, learning to train or Soccer for Life will appear as ‘In Training’. A coach needs to attend and pass the online evaluation for MED fo rthe status to be changed to ‘Trained’. MED and online evaluation not required in the U5 Active Start Coaches.

MED Online Evaluation – Free Online after attending an in-person MED clinic or $85 without MED Clinic

All coaches need to complete an online evaluation after taking the MED course which can be done at any time at the coach’s pace after completing the Active Start, FUNdamentals or Learning To Train, MED and Respect in Sport. Once all are completed including the online evaluation, the coach will be considered ‘Trained’ for the appropriate age group; until then the coach will be considered ‘In Training’. MED and online evaluation not required for U5 Active Start Coaches

If I decide I want to volunteer to be a coach and take the coach certification requirements, does WUHCA reimburse me for the courses?

Yes. You will be fully refunded for the above required courses taken upon submission of a valid receipt

 

Do I have to have a criminal record check if I decide to become a coach?

Yes. All coaches must have criminal record check (CRC) as mandated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association as a result of working with children (vulnerable person).    

 

If I decide I want to volunteer to be a coach, does WUHCA reimburse me for the courses?

Yes, you will be fully refunded for the above required courses taken.

 

I can’t coach- how else can I help?

You can help with your team as manager or fundraising for tournaments or team events. Another option is to consider signing up as a soccer coordinator for next year. Contact anyone on the WUHCA executive if you are interested!

Is there an in-person registration night?

No, registration is online.

Do I need to buy a new membership?

You will need a current family WUHCA Memberships.  Memberships are valid from July 1st – June 30th. Memberships can be purchased online at the time of registration. Your child cannot play without a valid membership, and late purchased memberships will be assessed a 50% administrative charge.

Can I register late?

If there is room on a team after March 1, you may be able to register late by contacting the Soccer Coordinator.  Acceptance will be based on space availability. Late registrations are subject to a $40 late fee.

Why is registration so early?

Saskatoon Youth Soccer requires teams to be formed by the early of October. Also, by offering a month-long registration period, we hope to have everyone register before the deadlines

Are spots limited?

For on time registrations there is no limit. If we are unable to find enough coaches to volunteer, some players will not be able to play and will be refunded.

How can I pay for soccer?

WUHCA only accepts online payments using Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Can I get a refund?

No refunds are issued after registration.

When will I get team information?

Your coach should email you by mid-April.  If you don’t receive an email by April 20, email the WUHCA Soccer Coordinator.

I still have questions- who do I contact?

Kinder Soccer and U5

U7 and U9