Divisional Coaches (U13-18)2021-02-12T06:22:32+00:00

Divisional Coaches (U13-18)

Frequently Asked Questions

Full sided soccer for both recreational and competitive players.  We offer 4 tiers of play (Metro, Div 1, Div 2 and Div 3).  All teams play in the BC Coastal Soccer League.  Away games will mean traveling to other parts of the lower mainland.

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What extra training is available to Divisional players?2019-02-11T01:47:47+00:00

Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite FC follows Long Term Player Development models. Metro division teams are automatically enrolled in our High Performance Academy.  Division 1 teams may also be invited to participate, extra fees may apply.

Goal Keepers in all divisions are encouraged to take part in our Goal Keeper Academy.

How do I handle uniform issues or size exchanges?2019-02-05T06:51:03+00:00

To request uniforms for new players, request sizing changes, or other uniform issues, please use our online form by CLICKING HERE.

When does the season start?2018-10-13T18:11:58+00:00

The soccer season usually starts early-mid September and ends in March. There is a break over the Christmas holidays.

When are teams formed?2018-10-13T18:11:09+00:00

Teams are put together between March and May after evaluations have been completed.

When will the team equipment and uniforms be distributed?2018-10-13T18:10:44+00:00

Equipment and Uniforms are handed out prior to the season starting, usually in Mid-Late August.

When and Where are practices held?2018-10-13T18:09:59+00:00

Practices will be held on turf at Gates Park.  Times are assigned by Mid-August.  Coaches will be asked to provide a minimum of 2 preferred days of the week, and 2 preferred times.  All effort is made to accommodate preferences.  Practices are booked in 60 minute blocks starting on the hour.  There will be multiple teams sharing the field in every block.

When and Where are games held?2018-10-13T18:09:15+00:00

Generally, Boys play scheduled games on Saturdays and girls play on Sundays. League rules allow play on Friday nights as well.

Home Field – Gates Park, Turf 1 & 2.  Some games could be played on grass fields in Poco.

What are the responsibilities of the coach on game day?2018-10-13T18:08:36+00:00

Coaches are required to ensure that:

• players and coach arrive early so that games can begin on time

• fields are properly lined with flags put up

• parents, players and team supporters respect the decisions of the referee and that the player, coach and parent Codes of Conduct are followed

Coaches are responsible for the behaviors of their parents.

Where can I find Corner Flags?2018-10-13T18:07:59+00:00

Turf 1 – Flags are in the green bin between the benches.

Turf 2 – Corner flags are available in the brown bin between Grass 1 and Turf 2 (across the sidewalk from the baseball backstop).

Grass 2 – Flags are in the green bin between the benches on Turf 1

Cedar Park – Flags are in the small grey bin behind the away team baseball dugout.

Evergreen – Flags are in the green bin behind the away team baseball dugout.

Are there referees and linesmen for all games?2018-10-13T18:06:28+00:00

Referees are assigned for all games.

For most U13/14 games, Parents are asked to act as linesmen – 1 parent from each team.  The linesman’s job is only to call the call all the way out of play.  They are not to determine the direction of play.

For U15 and up, along with all Metro level games – Assistant Referees (linesmen) will be provided.

What happens if a referee doesn’t show up?2019-08-21T03:37:42+00:00

If the ref has not arrived 5 minutes before kick off, please call the club scheduler at 778-836-1641.

Who can cancel games in case of bad weather?2018-10-13T18:05:11+00:00

ONLY the referee can cancel a match due to weather, and then only for safety reasons. You are expected to show up ready to play.  If you feel conditions are unsafe for play, please discuss this with the referee before kicking off, and a decision can be made.  Coaches are NOT to decide on weather related cancellations the morning of a scheduled match.

Sometimes, either the City of Port Coquitlam or Poco Euro-Rite FC has closed the fields due to rain, snow or frost in which case all games are automatically cancelled. Please be sure to call the other coach and let them know of the cancellation.

Are we allowed to cancel a game in advance?2018-10-13T18:04:33+00:00

Cancellations in advance MUST be discussed with your coordinator beforehand.  Doing this incorrectly can result in forfeitures and fines from the league.  Coaches should not be cancelling games on their own.  Once a decision has been made, please confirm with the club scheduler via clubscheduler@pocosoccer.com.

What are the rules of soccer?2018-10-13T18:04:01+00:00

All teams follow FIFA rules of play.  BCCSL Rules and handbook should both be reviewed. These can be found on their website at: https://www.bccoastalsoccerleague.ca/bccsl-documents

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