FAQ

Where and When will I play / practice?

Play nights are allocated based on available Fields, Referees, registration numbers, inter club and league commitments and time of year.

Youth league games will be played on weeknights, Monday through Thursday. U7, U9 and U11 games start at 6:30 and are played at South Gower Fields. 

What is youngest age for registering?

The youngest age level we have is "under 3". 

Why is registration so early? 

  1. In order to plan teams, uniforms, coaches, fields etc., we must know as soon as possible how many players we will have.
  2. We have a deadline for getting registrations to the Ontario Soccer Association. They sanction our league and our liability insurance is through them.
When is registration?

Find all the details on our Registration Page.
 

What if I miss registration?

Find all the details on our Registration Page.
 

I registered at registration day, when will I find out when I play?

You can expect to hear from the coach by mid-May. Players that registered for the competitive teams will receive notification of tryouts by the coach or it will be posted on the tryout page

My child registered for competitive and didn't make the team. Can she/he play in the house league? 

Yes, it is expected that some players will not make the competitive teams. Where we have house league divisions these players will be accommodated. The club would like to see all players that want to play, playing.
 

Can my 8 year old play on the same team as his 11 year old brother?
 

‘Playing Up’ a division or more requires special permission from the Eastern Ontario District Soccer Associations. They review requests and only approve very special circumstances. 

My Son only wants to play forward?
 

As part of team development it is expected that players learn the skills necessary to play any position. Your son will probably get to play in his favourite position based on the coaches decision, however in the house recreational leagues all coaches ensure equal playing time and that all players take turns at all positions..

Do we have to attend practices?


If you have signed up for a ‘competitive’ team, it is expected that you attend all practices and games. Some competitive teams will have two team practices for every game played.
 

For the house league teams every effort should be made to attend all practices. It is here that the players will have the time to learn the skills they will need in the game. Practices are usually once a week and should be about 45 mins. Practices should be a fun mix of team development and skills training.
 

Can I get my money back?
 

The current policy of the club with respect to refunds is: 

  • Prior to OSA player registration: Full Refund.
  • After OSA player registration but before the first game: Full Refund less the OSA registration costs .
  • There with be no refunds for players who withdraw their registration after the first game, except if the club has to withdraw a category or division during the season then a pro-rated refund may be offered.
  • A player who does not make a competitive team but goes on to play house league will be refunded the difference in registration prices.
Due to the workload at the beginning of the season, refunds are usually not issued until the end of June. Please mail in or drop off at the office a Request for Refund Form <<(Needs Links)>> Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. 

I want to complain about a coach, ref., or player?


The club takes all complaints very seriously but we must be careful to protect the reputation of all our coaches, refs. and players. You must first approach thae age level convener and make your feelings known. If you find this unsatisfactory then you should contact the Director for that program. They will bring any major issues to the Board of Directors for review. Failing that we have a discipline / complaints committee that may meet to hear your issues.
 

House vs Competitive 

Competitive teams from our club are usually entered in 
Ottawa Carelton Soccer League (OCSL) or East Region Soccer League (ERSL) , so many of the games will involve travel in ther greater Ottawa region. House teams typically play only within the Kemptville area although occasionally they may play games in the areas around North Grenville. This usually occurs in the older age groups where we don't have enough teams to make a division.

Tryouts for places on competitive teams should be expected. Competitive teams are typically made up of the stronger players, as we usually have more players trying out for places than we have room for. House league teams will have a far greater range of skill and experience levels. We do intentionally try to even out the teams at house so as to make for more even play.
 

The level of commitment expected for Competitive teams is much greater. As well as travelling, competitive teams will usually hold more practices. Often a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of practices to games. House league teams typically have a 1:1 practice to game ratio.
 

Team discipline at the competitive level has a higher emphasis. Competitive coaches have greater latitude with individual playing times.
 

In all leagues winning is very important, teams must always try to win, but in the House League it may not be the most important thing. Instead a high emphasis is placed on participation.
 

The exact rule for U11, U13 etc

To take Under 11 as an example. U11 players for the 2005 season must have been under 11 years of age on Dec 31'st 2004. To put that another way their 11'th birthday falls some time in 2005, so their date of birth was some time in 1994. Similarly U16 means under 16 years of age on Dec 31'st 2004, hence their 16'th birthday is some time in 2005. Or you can use the next section to let the computer to do the math.
 

In many cases players 1 or 2 years younger can also play. For example if we field U12 and U14 teams, but no U13 team, then we would encourage players who will be 13 sometime this year to apply for the U14 team.
 

What if it rains?

Soccer is an all weather sport. Games (both Competitive and House) will go ahead rain or shine. The referee can call the game off if there is lightning or if he/she believes it would be dangerous to continue for any reason. But this is the referee's decision, which will be made at game time. Coaches and players should arrive for the game ready to play depending on the referee's decision.

Do I have to attend all the tryouts?

In order to be chosen to play on a competitive team you must attend a minimum of two of the four tryouts.

Soccer Leagues
OCSL
Our Adult competitive teams play in OCSL Divisions. This site includes schedules, standings & maps.
ERSL As of 2004 our youth competitive teams play in ERSL Divisions.
EODSA League As of 2010 youth competitive Level 5 teams play.
GLSL Our over 30 Women's team play here.
Ottawa Futsal League Futsal is recreational soccer played indoors over the winter (5 a-side)
NCISL Adult recreational indoor and outdoor soccer.
NASL North American Soccer League, where theOttawa Furyplay.
MLS Major league soccer

Soccer Clubs
A.C. Fiorentina Almonte S.C. Arnprior United S.C.
Aylmer S.C. Capital United S.C. Carleton Place S.C.
Sunset Lakers / NDHQ Stingers Cumberland United S.C. Falcons S.C.
Gatineau (ASG) Gloucester S.A. Goulbourn S.C.
Hull S.A. Kanata Soccer Kinsmen M.S.A.
Nepean Soccer Nepean Hotspurs S.C. Ottawa Bears S.C.
Ottawa Hellenic A.A. Ottawa Internationals S.C. Ottawa Royals S.C.
Ottawa South United Ottawa St. Anthony Italia S.A. Prescott Gunners S.C.
Rockland United S.C. Russell S.C. Salvadoreno S.C.
Soccer Chelsea Spitfires S.C. Sporting Peru S.C.
West Carleton S.A.


Soccer Associations
The Official FIFA Website Canadian Soccer Association
Ontario Soccer Association EODSA(Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association)