Indoor Soccer 2019/2020

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.

AgeDivisionFeesFormat# of Games# of PracticesGame Times
Kindersoccer (2016)Coed
Community
$40Fun practice and games9 sessions in Willowgrove Large School gym (Sept-Nov)Allocated by Community CoordinatorWednesday 6 pm (subject to gym availability)
Under 5 (2015)Coed
Community
$100Fun developmental practices and 3v3 games10 games in elementary school gyms
5 turf games at SaskTel Spots Centre (Sundays)
Allocated by Community CoordinatorMon – Fri 6:00 7:00 pm
Under 7 (2013 & 2014)Boys/ Girls
Community
$1504 v 4
Includes goal keeper
10 games at Henk Ruys Soccer Centre
5 turf games at SaskTel Sports Centre (Sundays)
Allocated by Community CoordinatorSundays 8:15 am – 7:15 pm
Under 9 (2011 & 2012)Boys/Girls
Community
$1755 v 5
Includes goal keeper
10 games at Henk Ruys Soccer Centre
5 games at SaskTel Sports Centre (Sundays)
Allocated by Community CoordinatorMon and/or Tues plus one Sunday per month 8:15 am – 8:15 pm

Important Information:

  • U5-U9 Season starts week of October 20 to early March.
  • 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
  • The game dates for U9 are subject to change given new formats for U9 and U9-Development League.
  • Nights of play and number of players in games are subject to change.

 
No refunds will be issued after registration.

When is soccer registration for the WUHCA?

August  2 – September 11, 2019

Where can I register for WUHCA soccer?

Kinder soccer players – registration.wuhca.ca all registration will occur on the WUHCA registration site.  A family WUHCA membership is required to be purchased ($15) at the time of registration and is not included in your soccer fees.

NEW! U5/U7/U9 soccer players – will have two registration steps. First, you will need to register for a WUHCA membership and select the free U5/U7/U9 soccer on the WUHCA registration page. Second, in your email confirmation there will be a link to the GoalLine site. GoalLine is where you will pay soccer fees. Selecting the U5/U7/U9 Soccer Registration ensures you receive the link to register with GoalLine to complete your child(ren)s soccer registration.  The GoalLine 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 a player register on a Community League team as well as a Zone D-League team?

Yes, as per SYSI there are no restrictions for playing in both and the player may be register in both leagues. The player and parent must take into consideration the number of training sessions and games that will take place on a weekly basis between the two and decide as to how much is safe for the player.


When and where are U5-U9 practices held?

For U5, U7, and U9, teams will practice in schools. We hope to have practices in Willowgrove and Holy Family school gyms, space permitting. Practices will be scheduled Monday-Friday between 6-9 p.m. Practice frequency, times and dates will depend on available gym time, the number of teams that sign up, and coach preferences. You will find out your practice times from your coach.

Do I need to pay to get into the soccer centres to see my child’s games?

Yes- here is some information from SYSI:

Indoor Soccer Centre Season Admission Passes: (buy one, get one free) Sept 1 – Oct 31, 2019. Those over the age of 18 will require an admission pass to watch soccer games at the Saskatoon Soccer Centers (a non-profit organization run by adult and youth soccer). There will be a buy one, get one free season admission pass sale in effect from Sept 1 to Oct 31. The season passes are $20 each or $2 per day, however during the sale when one pass is purchased at $20 a second one will be provided for free. The passes are good from Sept 1, 2019 to Sept 31, 2020 and are not valid at tournaments. Please note, this is not necessary for Under-5.


Are U7 and U9 team’s co-ed or gender specific?

Both U7 and U9 are gender specific but SYS will allow female players on boy’s teams for U7 and U9 if there are not enough players to form a team. The coordinators will also be communicating with other community associations to determine what their numbers look like. If we do not have enough girls or boys to form a team, we will ask other community associations if they have players or if they need players if we have surplus of players.


Are U7 and U9 teams co-ed or gender specific?

Both U7and U97 are gender specific but SYS will allow female players on boy’s teams for U7 and U9 if there are not enough players to form a team.  The WUHCA coordinators will be in contact with surrounding community associations to when creating teams to optimize the numbers of players on a team.

What equipment do players need?

Tim Hortons will be sponsoring the U5 and U7 Timbits leagues this season. They will provide jerseys, soccer balls, socks, shorts and medals for each U5 and U7 teams. 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 of the older players wear soccer cleats.  For U9 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. You will have to try and register your child in another community association to play. So, we urge you to volunteer to coach your kids’ team – you don’t need to be a Ronaldo or Christine Sinclair. Many coaches have no soccer background and find it a very rewarding and enjoyable experience.

What training do I need to Coach?


The below lists the Coach Certification Requirements: 

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).    

 

I would love to coach but with all the time it takes to complete the coaches training and have a criminal record check, is it really worth it?

We understand with all the new training and CRC being implemented by SSA and SYS that you are losing family time. WUHCA will be providing honorarium to all coaches that complete the required training for the age group they are coaching, the CRC, and have coached the complete season.

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 September 12th, 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 via StackPay.  If you don’t have a StackPay account, you can still pay by credit card as a guest of StackPay.

Can I make friend requests when registering?

Yes, you can request up to two friends for your child to play with. Head coaches can request more than two friends. Please realize that there are a lot of factors that go into forming teams, so these requests are not guaranteed.

When will I get team information?

Your coach should email you by last week of September.  If you don’t receive an email by October 4th, email the WUHCA Soccer Coordinator.

I still have questions- who do I contact?

We thought we covered it all!  But if you still have questions email the WUHCA Soccer Coordinator.a