Frequently Asked Questions
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When is registration?
Registration dates for the Outdoor Soccer season usually starts Online in January.
See the Registration page for info on the "in-person" registration date, time and place.
Registrations will be accepted until June if there is room on a team's roster.
When does the season begin and end in Port Perry?
The outdoor season starts the 2nd week of May for house league teams (U4 - U10). The season start for U11 to 16+ teams is scheduled for the 3rd week in May (Subject to change). Adult teams are informed by their own leagues, but usually start late May as well. See the Events page for dates and locations. The final festival for House League teams aged U4 to U10 is the week after the August long weekend. The end of season for NDSI teams is TBA. Please see the events page for more details.
What equipment do players need?
The club supplies a uniform to every registered youth player, which includes: team jersey, shorts, and socks. Some adult teams only receive jerseys every 3 years to keep costs down. Each player in all divisions must wear shin guards and appropriate footwear (soccer shoes are not mandatory but are recommended). Insurance rules do not allow players to play without proper equipment or play if they are not fully registered (ie paid in full).
When do they play games/have practices?
The tentative game nights for the U4 to U10 age groups are posted on the Registration page. The final game nights are determined by registration numbers and divisions, which can vary from year to year due to field availability and other league play.
Regular games are played on weeknights (Mon-Thurs). Sponsor Day and Cup Day Festivals are on Saturdays (see the event page for this years dates).
Schedules for the playing nights for the U11 and up are TBA. These schedules are generally not made available to the club until sometime in early May. Check the Home Page for details. Again these playing nights are weeknights with year end festivals on a two weekends in late August.
Coaches for the U8 and up age groups are expected to conduct weekly practices (it can be switched if the coach and parents wish, but it is still subject to field availability). It's suggested all teams in each of the U8 to U10 age divisions practice all together. This allows those who wish to practice to ability to do so even when not all team member show up. It also allows coaches to share the load in case not all can attend.)
Note that U7s, U8, U9 and U10 can be combined in different combinations each year based on player numbers.
Where do they play if you Register to play in Port Perry?
The U4 to U10 teams play all their games at the Scugog Soccer fields in Port Perry, located at 16700 Old Simcoe Road, approx. 1 km north of Reach Road (See the Maps Page). U4, U5 and U6 play on the micro fields (60' x 90'), U7, U8, on a slightly large field (90' x 120') and the U9 & U10 on the mini size fields (120' x 180'). U11 and older kids play in Uxbridge and Scugog on three quarter size fields (150' x 240')
All Scugog home games are played at the Scugog Soccer Fields which is located at 16700 Old Simcoe Road, Port Perry
I'm thinking about getting involved as a coach - what training do you provide?
The Club sponsors and reimbuses its Coaches for OS coaching clinics.
A pre season information session for all new and returning house league & traveling coaches is held in May. Please check the Events Page and/or the Coaches Page for information (dates, times and locations of clinics and meetings).
We also have Coaches manuals for each of the age divisions (Micro (Timbit), Mini and older) that will help you with requirements, contacts, guidelines, practice drills, etc. These are a work in progess and are being developed year by year with your input and as rules and poilcies change. Look for them on the Coaches Page.
For further information please contact our Head Coach or the Club Administrator or call the office 905-985-7553.
Note: as these clinics represent a significant dollar and manpower investment for the club, it is important to the club that coaches who attend these clinics, give us a full year of coaching for each level attained.
How do I sponsor a team or my child's team?
The club is composed of approximately many teams in the various age groups. Sponsorship fees are $350/team and the sponsor will be provided with a receipt for tax purposes. We'd like all our sponsor fees by March 1 but due to changing numbers up until the end of May the number of Sponsors can vary. The club will try wherever possible to match a sponsored team to a specific player if requested, however we cannot guarantee this. Download a sponsorship form here or visit the Sponsor page.
For further information, please contact the Club Administrator.
Can I make a special request to have my child play on the same team as another (i.e. for commuting)?
The club serves 600+ players in many age groups and participates in many leagues. Consideration for player placement is prioritized first by coach's son/daughter, sponsor's son/daughter and then by team balancing.
Each division has a specific night for practices and games at the Scugog Fields. Therefore, if you have two children in U6, for example, even if they are not on the same team, they will still be playing at the same time at the same location.
Does the club host any festivals/tournaments?
Yes! We hosts two house league festivals for the U4 to U10 age groups (early June and early August)
In addition to the house league festivals noted above, the club sometimes plays host to regional tournaments that will involve rep teams from other clubs. DSL, CSL and Ontario Cup.
Why do some teams travel and at what age do they start?
Teams within the club usually start to travel at the U11/U12 age group. There are several factors driving the clubs participation in regional leagues; as the teams are playing on the full sized fields, with larger teams of 18 players, we do not usually have enough participants in any age group to conduct a house league division within the club.
Can my son/daughter try-out for Select, Rep or All-Star teams?
Yes. We offer teams in many division, boys and girls.
All-Star teams still come out of House League Soccer and so NDUFC still supports All-Star teams where we have coaching and enough parent/player interest.
Does the club publish standings?
The club's philosophy is to encourage the "fun pursuit of excellence" in house league play, and therefore does not publish standings for the U4 to U10 age groups.
U11 and up teams' results will be captured for team balancing and playoff seating.
Schedules are published online for NDSI. See the Players page for links.
I don't want to coach but I would like to help in other ways, what can I do?
The club co-ordinates many activities in order to make the "soccer experience" safe and enjoyable for its participants. All these activities, from helping at a practice, putting out corner flags, organizing tournaments, BBQ's, to the everyday operational tasks like running the canteen, lining the fields and painting the goalposts requires volunteer support. All players (or their parents) are encouraged to help the club or their team at some point during the year.
How do I apply for a refund for House League Registration?
Refunds must be applied for, in writing, with a copy of your receipt or cancelled cheque by mail to the club's address, or to the Club administrator in person. Dates are listed on the registration application. All refunds are subject to a $25 administration fee. Uniforms must also be returned clean and in good condition for the application to be eligible.
Note: As June is our volunteer's busiest month, please note that refunds that meet the above noted eligibility, will take a minimum of three weeks to process.
How old does my son/daughter have to be to play?
For our youngest age group Under 4, players must be at least 3 years of age on December 31st of the previous year. This is Ontarion Soccer policy, again for insurance reasons. Sorry.
How will my son/daughter be notified of what team they are on?
The coaches receive their rosters in early May, and should contact all of their players by a week before their first scheduled game. Coaches will arrange a team meeting where they will provide player uniforms as well as team scheduling information. and to go over rules, code of Conduct, etc.
If no one calls, come to your age groups opening night and find your team on list posted at the Clubhouse.
Then go meet your coach and get your uniform.
Does the club provide Team/player photos?
The club arranges for team and player photos, which are taken usually during the June Festival Day for the U4 to U10 house league teams. Older teams have just team photos taken on a number of dates (usually Game nights) throughout June. Photos are distributed to the players by their coaches by the end of the season or on Cup Day.