Outdoor U5 to U9 season will run from May 1 – June 30, 2023.
This is community soccer – parents and guardians will need to be involved to make the season a success!
Community SYSI Leagues are intended to be non-competitive and fun. Emphasis is on learning therefore no standings are kept, and there are no referees. If your player is interested in the development league, you may register for with the zone, Eastside Soccer, here. D-Leagues are also intended to be non-competitive and fun, but have more of a focus on player development.
Registration for Stonebridge community soccer will begin online from Monday, February 27 and end on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS, PRICES, AND NIGHTS OF PLAY?
Note that Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. (SYSI) schedules the games for U5-U9, and Stonebridge CA does not have control over the schedule.
Outdoor Age Groups
- Kinder Soccer — Born 2019 & 2020
- Under 5 — Born 2018
- Under 7 — Born 2016 & 2017
- Under 9 — Born 2014 & 2015
Outdoor Season Info
- Co-Ed: (born 2019 & 2020) May 4 to end of June. Will be led by a parent volunteer – please sign up to coach/lead your child’s group when registering! If there isn’t a parent volunteer coach, participation of all parents and/or guardians are required on a rotation basis. Parents/guardians should expect to be involved in the games & activities.
**Choose either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday when registering.
Dates: Tuesdays – May 4 to June 20; Wednesdays – May 5 to June 23; Thursdays – May 6 to June 24.
Location: Alexander MacGillivray Young Park
- Under-5 (born 2018) — Co-Ed: May 1 to end of June
8 games on grass fields, 3v3 format. Games may be on Mon or Tues (possible occasional Fri) PLUS Mini-FOS Tournament (June 9-11) and Tim Hortons Jamboree (Sun June 25). Team will be coached by a parent volunteer. Please sign up to coach your child’s team when registering!
- Under-7 (born 2016 & 2017) — Boys/Girls: May 2 to end of June
8 games on grass fields, 3v3 format. Games may be Weds or Thurs (possible occasional Fri) PLUS Mini-FOS Tournament (June 9-11) and Tim Hortons
Jamboree (Sun June 25). Team will be coached by a parent volunteer. Please sign up to coach your child’s team when registering!
- Under-9 (born 2014 & 2015) — 8 games on grass fields, 5v5 format (includes keeper). Games may be on Mon or Tues (possible occasional Fri) PLUS Mini-FOS Tournament (June 9-11). Team will be coached by a parent volunteer. Please sign up to coach your child’s team when registering!
Nights of play and number of players in games are subject to change. Any practices will be at the discretion of the team’s coach and will be scheduled by the coach.
WHEN IS SOCCER REGISTRATION FOR STONEBRIDGE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION?
Monday, February 27, 2023 to Thursday, March 16, 2023.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Under-5 to Under-9 registration is on the Stonebridge RAMP website (registration form will be activated February 27).
Kinder Soccer registration can be accessed here (registration form will be activated February 27).
HOW DO I PAY FOR SOCCER?
Paying online is strongly encouraged. In-person payment drop-off will be held on Thursday, March 16th, from 7:00PM-8:00PM at the Community Room at the Chief Whitecap/St Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic School Joint-use building. Please use the Community Entrance.
Payment must be received by March 16 at 8:00pm. Late payments are subject to a $15 late payment fee, or may result in losing your child’s place on the team.
WHAT IS SASKATOON YOUTH SOCCER’S ROLE?
SYSI is a Member Organization of Saskatchewan Soccer Association and represents registered Community Association and member Zone Association soccer players and team personnel in the Saskatoon region.
SYSI accepts team registrations from Community Associations, Zone Associations, and Out-of-District areas. SYSI handles the creation of league schedules, development of rules and programs, and provision of coach certification clinics. SYSI also ensures all associations provide detailed team rosters and ensures all players and coaches are registered with the provincial association.
WILL THE TEAMS BE CO-ED OR WILL THERE BE A BOYS/GIRLS TEAM ONLY?
The SYSI leagues are CO-ED for U5, and BOYS/GIRLS for U7 and U9. Girls are permitted to play in the boys league.
If we do not get enough players to form a team at all for a particular division, we will be in contact with other nearby community associations to try to find spots for the registered players.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
An official “soccer kit” includes a jersey, shorts, socks and shin-guards. Players may wear running shoes or cleats for footwear. Team jerseys will be provided to wear during the games, and players will return their jerseys to the coach at the end of the season. Players are responsible for their own shorts, socks, shin-guards and footwear.
CAN I COACH? WHAT TRAINING DO I NEED TO COACH?
Yes! We are always in need of coaches. In fact, if a parent on your child’s team does not step up to coach, we will not be able to register the team with SYSI and therefore, will need to cancel and refund those registrations.
SYSI also provides lesson plans, drills and activity ideas on their website here.
IF I DECIDE TO VOLUNTEER TO COACH, DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR THE COACH TRAINING?
Stonebridge Community Association will pay for any extra training costs that are incurred.
DO I NEED TO BUY A NEW MEMBERSHIP?
Stonebridge Community Association memberships run from August 1 to July 31 every year. You will need a new membership if you have not purchased one since August 1st of 2022. Memberships can be purchased online at time of registration.
CAN I REGISTER LATE?
If there is room on a team after March 16th, you may be able to register late by contacting email@example.com. Late registrations are subject to a $15 late registration fee.
WHY IS REGISTRATION SO EARLY?
Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. requires teams to be submitted by March 20. The community association requires time to form teams and find coaches prior to the team submissions.
ARE SPOTS LIMITED?
We do not have a limit for on-time registrations. If we don’t get enough coaches to volunteer, some players will not be able to play and will be refunded.
CAN I MAKE FRIEND REQUESTS WHEN REGISTERING?
Yes, you may request up to two friends for your child to play with. Please realize that there are a lot of factors that go into forming teams, so these requests are not guaranteed.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
You may request a refund prior to March 20. Refunds are subject to a $15 administration fee. After March 20, we are not able to issue refunds as fees have been paid to SYSI.
WHEN WILL I GET TEAM INFORMATION?
Your coach should email you by mid-April. If you don’t receive an email by April 21st, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. WHO DO I CONTACT?