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Registration FAQ:

If you're new to the adventure of having your children play youth soccer, the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) should help you understand the basics of how our Youth House Soccer Program is organized, what your child can expect, and what your volunteer commitment as a parent will be. House League is for players aged U5 to U18. House league is a non-competitive program played in two distinct seasons, Fall and Spring.

  • Can I use my credit card?

    Yes, you can also pay be cash or cheque at the clubhouse office.

  • How are the players organized into teams?

    Bambinos & Micros Boys and girls play on mixed teams in our Micros division. For the playing season the children are placed on teams of 6 to 8 players. Each Saturday coaches will lead a short practice followed by a game. There are no weekly practices in Bambinos and Micros over the Saturday practice.

    U11 to U18 have the option to practice once a week with their team. At the coaches discreation. 

  • How are the teams created?

    Players are placed on teams based on there ability and soccer experience. Organizers try and balance team overall strengths. Request to play on another player's team and with a particular coach will generally not be honoured.

  • How do I register?

    To join Comox Valley United Soccer Club, all you need to do is register your child and pay seasonal registration fees. We offer both Fall and Spring Youth House programs. Each season has its own registration. Visit our "Registration"page for more information.

  • How much does it cost?

    The full soccer season costs are different for the different age groups of house players.

    For current registration fees see our "Registration" Page.

    Family Rate (three or more players): The fourth player is free.

  • How old do my kids need to be to play soccer?
    Comox Valley United Soccer Club has teams for players 5 to 17 years old (U6 to U18). Children are welcome to start playing soccer at any age within that range.


  • What equipment is required?

    The only equipment your child needs to play soccer is shorts, soccer socks, a pair of soccer cleats and shin guards. The club supplies the soccer balls, pennies and all other equipment.

  • When does registration start?

    Registration begins immediately after the close of the previous soccer season - typically this means November and June of each year. To ensure that your child is placed on a team we encourage all interested players to register early, and take advantage of the rates before they increase. Registrations are accepted up until mid-August (for Fall season) and mid-February (for Spring season), but cost more after those dates.

    Visit our "Registration" Page for more info!

  • When does the soccer seasons start and end?
    The Comox Valley United Soccer Club has two separate seasons, fall and spring. Players may play in one or both seasons. Each season has its own registration. The fall season starts mid September and runs through to the last week of Nov. There is a winter break and the spring season starts the last week of March or the first week of April and runs through to the middle of June.


  • Where can I register?

    The club has four registration days per House season. Players can also register at the Courtenay Recreation Centre (CRA) during normal office hours. Check the "Registration" page for specific dates the CRA will accept registrations and the date for the next club registration day.


Coaches FAQ:

Do you want to coach youth soccer, the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) should help you understand the role and responsibilities of coaching. To help you on your way to a rewarding means to be involed with your child and supporting your community

  • Does the Club offer Player & Coach soccer training programs?

    Yes, the club will guide the development of the club's players and coaches. 

  • I don't know anything about coaching soccer. What are my other volunteer options?

    Absolutely!

    All parents are required to help out the club by either coaching, or assisting with the numerous other tasks that come with organizing a soccer season for our youth players.

    A few of the positions include:

    • Division Managers to organize age divisions and distribute information.
    • Concession helpers are required once a week.
    • Registration takers are required throughout the year as are helpers to hand out and re-collect equipment.
    • Parents are always needed every weekend to help move goals, put up and take down goal nets and run the lines.
    • Many more jobs have to be done in the club.

    For more detailed Volunteering Information, please contact us!

  • What is Coach-the-Coach?

    Coach-the-Coach is training programs free to our coaches. Coach-the-Coach sessions offered by the Head Coach or an agency hired by the club.

  • What other amenities does the club offer?
    The club maintains a large clubhouse at 1701 Lerwick Rd in Courtenay. The clubhouse has a concession, change rooms, washrooms and boardroom facilities. Visit our "Clubhouse Bookings" page for more info! 


  • Who coaches youth soccer?

    The vast majority of coaches and assistant coaches are volunteers and parents of one of the kids on their team. They all share enthusiasm for community sport, and have varying levels of experience with soccer. The club strongly recommends coaches attain the appropriate BC Soccer coach certification, mandated by BC Soccer, for the age and skill level they coach.  You can visit our "Coaches" pages for more information. You can also visit the BC Soccer website for more info.


Guardian's and Parent's FAQ:

Our Soccer programs are diverse and vaired, offered to over 1000 players and played all year for Select players and over two seperte season for Recerational Players. The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) should help you understand many aspects of our soccer programs.

  • Can I use my credit card to register?

    Yes, you can also pay be cash or cheque at the clubhouse office.

  • Do boys and girls play on the same soccer teams?

    They do in Micros and the U16 to U18 House division. In all other age groups girls have the option of playing with the boys. Girls wishing to play on a boys team must indicate so at registration.

  • Do I need to buy a uniform?

    No, the club supplies all uniforms. For U6-U7 players this consists of t-shirt. For all other age levels the club supplies a jersey. At the beginning of the season, each U8-U18 player provides a $50 uniform deposit cheque, which is cashed only if the jersey is not returned at the end of the season. This is strictly enforced.

  • Does the Club offer Player & Coach soccer training programs?

    Yes, the club will guide the development of the club's players and coaches. 

  • How are the players organized into teams?

    Bambinos & Micros Boys and girls play on mixed teams in our Micros division. For the playing season the children are placed on teams of 6 to 8 players. Each Saturday coaches will lead a short practice followed by a game. There are no weekly practices in Bambinos and Micros over the Saturday practice.

    U11 to U18 have the option to practice once a week with their team. At the coaches discreation. 

  • How are the teams created?

    Players are placed on teams based on there ability and soccer experience. Organizers try and balance team overall strengths. Request to play on another player's team and with a particular coach will generally not be honoured.

  • How big is the time commitment?

    In the House division games are about an hour and are played once a week on Saturdays.  Practices are 1 to 1½ hours depending on the age of player.  Bambino's U5 players play and practice only once a week on Saturdays.

  • How do I register?
    To join Comox Valley United Soccer Club, all you need to do is register your child and pay seasonal registration fees. We offer both Fall and Spring Youth House programs. Each season has its own registration. Visit our "Registration"page for more information.


  • How many players are on a team?

    Teams typically consist of sufficient numbers to have 3 spares over the number per side the division plays. On occasion teams will have fewer or more spares depending on the number of players registered in the division. 

  • How much does it cost?

    The full soccer season costs are different for the different age groups of house players.

    For current registration fees see our "Registration" Page.

    Family Rate (three or more players): The fourth player is free.


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