Super 8 Coaches (U11-12)
Frequently Asked Questions
Moving up to Super 8 – the fields get bigger, and we now play 8-a-side soccer. We offer three tiers of play. Divisions 1 & 2 play in the BC Coastal Soccer League, while Division 3 plays in the. Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (TCYSA) league. Away games could mean travelling to other parts of the lower mainland.
To request uniforms for new players, request sizing changes, or other uniform issues, please use our online form by CLICKING HERE.
The soccer season usually starts early-mid September and ends in March. There is a break over the Christmas holidays.
Teams are put together between March and May after evaluations have been completed. Some juggling may occur due to late registrations on Div 3 teams.
Equipment and Uniforms are handed out prior to the season starting, usually in Mid-Late August.
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.
Generally, Boys play scheduled games on Saturdays and girls play on Sundays.
Home Field – Gates Park Grass 1A and 1B – Front of the park near Pajo’s. Easiets Parking is at Riverside Secondary.
Away Games for Div 1 & 2 could be anywhere in the lower mainland. The league tries to group geographically where possible. Division 3 away games will be mostly in Coquitlam and Port Moody.
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.
Corner flags are available in the brown bin between Grass 1 and Turf 2 (across the sidewalk from the baseball backstop).
Please make sure you are using GRASS FLAGS. These have a big spike at the bottom. Under no circumstances should you use the flags with no spike as they are for the turf. Teams on turf can incur fines if they play without proper corner flags.
Referees are assigned for all 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.
If the ref has not arrived 5 minutes before kick off, please call the club scheduler at 604-518-8344.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division 1 & 2 follow the BCCSL Rules and handbook should both be reviewed. These can be found on their website at: https://www.bccoastalsoccerleague.ca/bccsl-documents
Division 3 follows the TCYSA Small Sided Rules. These can be found at http://www.tricitiesyouthsoccer.ca/links.html
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