SPRING Recreation Program - Now Open!
Spring Soccer registration is now open! Season runs from Monday April 19 to Saturday June 19. Participation in the program will follow the BC Soccer and Via Sport’s Return to Play guidelines. Currently BC Soccer's Return to Play Phase 1 soccer has been extended through the end of March. RTP Phase 1 requires social distance drills, no physical contact, no games and no spectators. Spaces will be limited in some divisions, we encourage you to register early. Deadline to register March 31
Parents are required to read the Return to Play information and documents provided on this page of our website https://www.cvusc.org/return-to-play-phase-one
COVID guidelines and procedures are continually changing, we ask for your patience as we adjust to requirements. We are hopeful we will move into Phase 2 soccer before we kick off April 19, and will adjust programs accordingly if so. This will allow for more players/teams, and games will come into play.
NOTE - Bambinos (players born 2016) - while under RTP Phase 1 guidelines unfortunately we will not be offering a program for the Bambino player. If at some point during the season we move to RTP Phase 2 we will re-adjust and offer a shorter version of the program to these players. If you have a Bambino please email the soccer office to add your child to a wait list and we will contact you if anything changes. firstname.lastname@example.org
The spring program will have 8 weeks or 9 weeks of programming. Phase 2 Soccer allows for games but requires players to be placed in Cohorts of no more than 50 players. To maximize play league and vary competition division with more than 50 players will be divided into two Cohorts. These Cohorts train and play separately but can inter mix after a two week break and form up to play another series of games. In these division the teams will play and train four weeks, followed by a two week break, then finish in new Cohorts for another four weeks of programming. Divisions with less then 50 players do not require the two week break so will play and train for nine weeks. The two week break is scheduled for Victoria Day Long Weekend and the week before, May 16 to May 28.
Training Days - (Saturday will be a game day if we move to RTP Phase 2). Times/field locations TBD after registration closes.
U6 Boys (born 2015) - Mondays & Saturdays
U7 Boys (born 2014) - Thursdays & Saturdays
U6/U7 Girls (born 2014/2015) - Mondays & Saturdays
U8 & U9 Boys - (born 2012/2013) - Wednesdays & Saturdays
U8/U9 Girls - (born 2012/2013) - Thursdays & Saturdays
U10/U11 Boys (born 2010/2011) - Tuesdays & Saturdays
U10/U11 Girls (born 2010/2011) - Tuesdays & Saturdays
U12 to U18 (born 2003 through 2009) - Saturdays & the weekday will be Tues or Wed or Thurs. Final determination will not be made until registration closes.
VYSL seasons are independent; members are required to register for each season they wish to play.
Valley Youth Soccer League is for players U5 to U18. "U" stand for "Under". Bambinos & Micros are our youngest division (U5, U6 & U7), then Juniors (U8 to U11), finally Youths U12 to U18.
CVUSC's volunteers and staff plan and organize approximately 1,000 players for each season. To allow volunteers the time to carry out this process, players are required to register before a set date -- generally mid-August for the Fall league and mid-February for the Spring league.
Spring VYSL will run from Monday April 19 to Saturday June 19 (no Soccer May 17 to May 28 to allow for Cohorts restrictions). The deadline to register is March 31, 2021 and spaces are limited so please register early. Once divisions fill up we can only place players on teams if space allows.
Games will be played Saturdays with one practice scheduled during the week for all age groups U6 and older. Bambinos U5 have a combined Skill & Play Session Per Week (30 mins Skills & 30 mins Game Play) on Saturdays.
Game location/time: Games will be played anytime between 9am and 4pm at either Valleyview, Highland, Isfeld or Vanier Turf.
Practices: U6 through U11 will have a weekly one hour Skill Centre practice. If you are interested in coaching, please check the appropriate box on your registration.
U5 to U11 Players in the VYSL will train using Canada Soccer’s Preferred Training Method (PTM) using mass practice Skill Centres for our U5 to U11 players. Skill Centre training players will partake in a fun, engaging and developmentally appropriate activities designed to foster a love for soccer, a love for the ball, whilst at the same time improving key motor skills.
Skill Centres training will be at a dedicated field, on a set night and time. In addition to the Saturday game day, Micro’s through U11 Junior’s will be training weekly. All delivered in a mass practice, station style & vibrant training environment. Volunteer Coach lead delivering session plans developed by CV United’s Technical Director. Field setup will be assisted by Mentor Coaches.
Equipment: Cleats, soccer socks & shin pads are mandatory. Jerseys will be provided to all players. Bambinos to U8 players will also be provided with socks and a ball thanks to our sponsor Tim Horton's.
2021-2022 VYSL Registration Fees.
Division Born In Fee Jersey Deposit* U5 Bambinos 2017 $125.00 n/a U6 & U7 - Micros 2016 & 2015 $150.00 n/a U8, U9, U10 & U11 - Juniors 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 $150.00 n/a U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, & U18 - Youths 8 aside 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 $150.00 n/a
If paying online with a credit card your registration will be processed immediately.
If you opt to pay by cash, you need to do the following: create your child's profile online, continue through all the checkout stages, when you get to the final payment screen click on "read more". This will open a page where you need to download 2 forms. Please bring those to the office with payment asap. NOTE - the club no longer accepts chq's and debit not available at office. Your child's registration is not complete until we receive both forms and payment at the office. Office hours are posted on the home page of the website.
First time registrants must show a birth certificate.
Registration Info - Click Here
Valley Youth Soccer League Information: Click Here
From a general perspective the CVUSC House programs are not about winning; it's about providing opportunities for children to develop as soccer players while having fun in balanced, fair competition. Our programs focus on teaching solid skills as our players progress through the age divisions, all the while engaging them with the essence of soccer -- FUN.
We have two recreational Valley Youth Soccer League seasons - September to November and April to June. Children are divided up into divisions according to age with all children playing with same-aged children. If numbers require, we will combine age groups in order to make an appropriate schedule. Games are all played on Saturdays. Fields and times are set prior to the start of the season.
The primary playing fields used are Valley View Elementary School, Highland Secondary School, Vanier Turf Field, Woodcote field or others as numbers require. Please click here to view our Field Locations & Status.
Please click here for game formats, Bambino's U5 to U18
Each age group has a Division Manager. These are the people who form the teams and act as a liaison between the coaches and the Club. They help form the Youth Executive and are responsible for making the decisions that affect our children. Any questions regarding your child's team should first be directed to your child's coach and then to your Division Manager. If appropriate, they may choose to forward your question to the Head Coach or the VP of Youth.
Coaches are parent volunteers. Advanced knowledge of soccer is not required. CVUSC hosts beginner and advanced coaching clinics to assist coaches in their tasks. Coaches indicate their interest by checking the appropriate box on the registration form. Coaches are requested to assist or lead one practice during the week and a game on Saturday's.
Once coaches and teams have been arranged, the coaches are given their team lists at a coaches meeting, usually one to two weeks prior to the start of the season. The coach will then email his or her players to inform them of a first practice session.
If players register after the registration deadline, they are placed on teams only if space allows. CVUSC plays two separate and distinct house seasons, fall and spring. Registration for each season is open as soon as the previous season ends. Other registration options are available - refer to the Registration page for full details.
Shin Guards and cleats are mandatory, and are not part of your registration.
More details on our VYSL program can be found on our Parent FAQ page