Super 8 Coaches (U11-12)2023-01-15T23:41:08+00:00

Super 8 Coaches (U11-12)

Frequently Asked Questions

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 (BCCSL) while Division 3 plays in the North Fraser Soccer Association (NFYSA).  Away games could mean travelling to other parts of the lower mainland.

Coaches Handbook & Training Expectations Click Here
What extra training is available to Divisional players?2023-01-15T23:17:17+00:00

Speed and agility program, Player academy, Team Academy and Goalie Academy.

How do I handle uniform issues or size exchanges?2023-01-15T22:51:28+00:00

To request uniforms for new players, request sizing changes, or other uniform issues, please email equipment@pocosoccer.com

When does the season start?2023-01-15T23:42:16+00:00

The regular season starts after Labour Day long weekend and finishes the weekend prior to SD43 Spring Break. There is a break over the Christmas holidays.

Teams that qualify in Cup Play could have their season extended into June (U13 – U18 teams only).

 

When are teams formed?2023-01-15T23:20:02+00:00

Teams can be formed as early as March 1st.  All teams will be finalized no later than mid-August.

When will the team equipment and uniforms be distributed?2023-01-15T23:20:19+00:00

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

When and Where are practices held?2023-01-15T23:20:35+00:00

Practices will be held on turf at Gates Park and 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?2023-01-15T23:22:32+00:00

Generally, Boys play scheduled games on Saturdays and girls play on Sundays.

BCCSL rules allow play on Friday nights (U11 & U12 Div 1 & 2 teams and U13-U18 teams)

Home Field – Gates Park

Away games – throughout the Lower Mainland

What are the responsibilities of the coach on game day?2023-01-15T23:22:56+00:00

Coaches are responsible for:

  • Player conduct
  • Parent conduct
  • Possible field set up & take down (corner flags)
  • Players and coach arrive early so that games can begin on time
  • **always respect the decision of the referee
Where can I find Corner Flags?2023-01-15T23:23:12+00:00

Turf 1 – Flags are in the green bin behind the players benches.

Turf 2 – Corner flags are available in the brown bin between Grass 1 and Turf 2

Grass 2 & 3 – Flags are in the green bin behind the players benches.

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?2023-01-15T23:23:31+00:00

Referees are assigned for all games (U8-U18)

For all U13/14 games, Parents are asked to act as linesperson – 1 parent from each team.  The linesperson’s job is to raise the flag when the entire ball has crossed the touchline (sideline).  They are not to determine the direction of play unless asked by the referee.

For U15 and up, paid Assistant Referees (AR) will be provided by the home club.

What happens if a referee doesn’t show up?2023-01-15T23:23:49+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?2023-01-15T23:24:04+00:00

ONLY the referee can cancel a match due to weather or safety reasons.

You are expected to show up ready to play if the fields are “open” or listed as “user discretion”.

If you feel conditions are unsafe for play after arrival, 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 unless the City of Port Coquitlam has closed your specific field on the City’s website.

 

What are the rules of soccer?2023-01-15T23:24:40+00:00

North Fraser Youth Soccer Association (NFYSA)

U8-U10 (Development and Community)

U11 & U12 Division 3

https://www.nfysa.ca/    (under “Resources”)

BC Coastal Soccer League (BCCSL)

U11 & U12 Division 1 & 2

U13-U18

https://bccoastalsoccerleague.ca/    (under “Documents”)

 

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