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Club Guide

This club guide provides information and direction on how CMFSC operates. It is a single point of resource for all members of our soccer club.


Constitution

Here is a read only version of the CMFSC Constitution. Click here for the direct link to the CMFSC Constitution.

 
 
Club Policies

In this section, you will find the policies of CMFSC.

General


CMFSC Policies and Procedures CMFSC Policies and Procedures (461 KB)


Conduct


Player Code of Conduct Player Code of Conduct (344 KB)

Parent Code of Conduct Parent Code of Conduct (362 KB)

Coaches Code of Conduct Coaches Code of Conduct (335 KB)


Privacy


CMFSC Privacy Policy CMFSC Privacy Policy (461 KB)


Social Media


CMFSC Social Media Guidelines CMFSC Social Media Guidelines (126 KB)


Discipline & Suspensions



Organizational Chart

2016 CMFSC Organizational Chart. Please click the thumbnail below to enlarge the image.

Picture Day Information

The Picture Day for the 2016/17 is now complete. Information regarding the 2017/18 Picture Day Info will be posted September 2017

Age Group Information

Initiation Academy (Under 4 to Under 7)


Under 4 Initiation Academy Program

The Under 4 Initiation Program is for boys and girls pre-school age. The season runs indoors once per week scheduled either on a mid-week evening, Friday afternoon, or Saturday morning from September to early March with a winter break. One parent or caregiver for each player is required at all sessions to participate in this parent and tot program. Each session is led by a CMFSC Staff Coach and supported by volunteer parents coaches. More information about this program can be found at the following link.

Under 5 Initiation Academy Program

The Under 5 Initiation Program is for boys and girls pre-school age. The season runs indoors once per week scheduled either on a mid-week evening, Friday afternoon, or Saturday morning from September to early March with a winter break. Each session is led by a CMFSC Staff Coach and supported by volunteer parents coaches. More information about this program can be found at the following link.

Under 6 & Under 7 Initiation Academy Program

The Under 6 & Under 7 Initiation Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten (Under 6) and Grade 1 (Under 7). This program runs twice per week. One session is a practice that is held in a school gym and scheduled between Monday and Thursday. Each week-day session is led by a CMFSC Staff Coach and supported by volunteer parents coaches.The second session is on Saturday mornings for boys and Sunday mornings for girls. The season runs from September to early March with a winter break. More information about this program can be found at the following link.


Minis (Under 8 to Under 10)


Under 8 to Under 10 Two Streamed Development

The Under 8 to Under 10 Two Streamed Program is for boys and girls in Grade 2 (Under 8), Grade 3 (Under 9), and Grade 4 (Under 10). The goal of ability based teams it to allow all players to play at their skill and confidence level. We want all players to be challenged, to build their skills and to enjoy their playing experiences. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development. More information about this program can be found at the following link.


Minis (Under 11 to Under 12)


The Under 11 (Grade 5) & Under 12 (Grade 6) age group is a continuation of the philosophy of our Under 8 to Under 10 Two Streamed House League. Grouping players with similar ability, coaches will be able to deliver activities at a pace that will meet their players’ needs. In this way, instruction is differentiated, meeting players at their level with the goal of moving them along the continuum of Long Term Player Development. We want all players to be challenged, to build their skills and to enjoy their playing experiences. More information about this program can be found at the following link.


BC Soccer Premier League (Under 13 to Under 18)


Under 13 to Under 18 BC Soccer Premier League

The BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) is the Premier league for youth players in BC. Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC is one of 8 clubs in BC with the rights to participate in this league. Players from this league are eligible for Provincial Team Selection as well for selection for the Whitecaps Residency and the REX Program. More information about the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC BCSPL Program, can be found here.

More information about the BC Soccer Premier League can be found on the league website: BCSPL League Website


Divisional (Under 13 to Under 18)


Under 13 to Under 18 Metro-Selects

The Metro-Select league (Tier 2) is the division below the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL). Players who are not selected to BCSPL should look to be evaluated for this level. Through the Metro-Select league teams can qualify for Provincial Cup play.

More information about the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Metro-Select Program can be found here.

More information about the Metro-Select league can be found on the league website: http://metroselectleague.ca/wp/


Under 13 to Under 18 Girls Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, & Division 4

The Under 13 to Under 18 Girl's teams from Coquitlam Metro-Ford participate in the BC Coastal Girls Soccer League. This includes Division 1 (Tier 3), Division 2 (Tier 4), and Division 3 (Tier 5). More information about the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC Division Teams can be found here.

More information about the BC Coastal Girls League can be found on the league website: http://www.bccgsl.ca


Under 13 to Under 18 Boys Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, & Division 4

The Under 13 to Under 18 Boy's teams from Coquitlam Metro-Ford participate in the 5 District Soccer League. This includes Division 1 (Tier 3), Division 2 (Tier 4), Division 3 (Tier 5) and Division 4 (Tier 6). More information about the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC Division Teams can be found here.

More information about the 5-District Soccer League can be found on the league website: http://www.5dsl.ca/wp/


Player Evaluations & Team Formation

The Evaluation process allows us to place players on teams with players of similar ability. We ensure that all players receive an equal opportunity for selection to the team that they wish to be evaluated for. In CMFSC, the players are evaluated in their team environment on a year-round basis.

Under 11 & Under 12 Select Teams


Information about the process, FAQ, and schedules can be found here. Player Evaluations and Team Formation will be completed prior to Spring Break 2017.


Under 13 to Under 18 Metro-Select, Division 1, Division 2, & Division 3 (Boys)


Information about the process, FAQ, and schedules can be found here. Player Evaluations and Team Formation will begin after Spring Break 2017.


Under 13 to Under 18 Division 3 (Girls) & Division 4 (Boys)


Information about the process, FAQ, and schedules can be found here. Team Formation for these divisions will happen in June 2017.


Under 13 BCSPL Intake (Born 2005)


Information about the process and schedules can be found here. Player Evaluations and Team Formation will be held in February 2017.


Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL


Players interested in being Evaluated for a CMFSC BC Soccer Premier League Team can register here.

Coaches & Managers

Introduction


At Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The club continues to set high standards both on and off the field, and that would not be possible without the people who give countless hours of their time to the club - particularly those that coach and manage our teams.

Coaching and managing a team is more often than not a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it's certainly not an easy job. As a club, we have high expectations for how our teams operate and conduct themselves. We home this section of our website will serve as a resource and reference that will make that job a little easier.


Team Lists and ID Cards


All teams from Under 12 to Under 18 are provided with a set of BCSA ID cards for players and staff. Please note that only those individuals with ID cards are permitted to be in the bench or technical areas.

You must provide the ID cards (along with two copies of your team list) to the referee prior to the start of your match. Please ensure that you obtain your cards form the official at the end of the game.

*Teams that lose their ID cards will be charged a replacement fee of $50*

Teams playing in BCSPL and MSL are required to have they ID cards effective the first game of the new season.

Teams playing in 5 District League (Boys) and BC Coastal Girls Soccer League do not need ID cards until October 1.

Team must provide two copies of their team list to the match official prior to the game. (Protocol is different for BCSPL where the home club provides game sheets for use by both teams.)

Teams MUST use the team list forms issues by their respective league. Do not make your own. Metro-Select League, 5 District and the BC Coastal Girls Soccer League all have specific forms. They are available on the league websites as well as below:

  • Metro-Select League Team List (and Permit)
  • 5 District League Team List (and Permit)
  • BC Coastal Girls Soccer League Team List (and Permit)

All players and team officials must be listed on this team list (essentially anyone that has an ID card). Anyone not on the team list will be asked to leave the bench/technical area.


Player Permits


All of the Leagues allow the use of permits in League play. Teams may call up players from either a younger age group of the same division or lower, or from the same age group but lower division. Permitted players must be from our club.

For Metro Select League and 5 District League, the permit is located on the bottom of the team list form; BC Coastal Girls League uses a separate permit form available on their website. The process is as follows:

  1. Contact the coach of the player (s) you wish to call up to confirm availability and get permission to permit the player(s).
  2. Complete the permit including approval from the player's coach.
  3. Permit must be emailed to Scott Fletcher at srdir@cmfsc.ca for District approval. Scott is the club's District designate.
  4. Permits will only be accepted by email and must be received 24 hours prior to scheduled kickoff. (Same day permit requests will not be processed).
  5. Approved permits will be returned via email by midnight the night before your scheduled game.
  6. Permits must be provided to the match officials. ID cards for the permitted players must also be presented.

Criminal Record Checks


Please see the Risk Management (Criminal Record) section in the Club Guide.


Club Contacts


Under 8 to Under 12 Boys & Girls - Communication protocol is:

  • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
  • Manager to Age Group Coordinator
  • Age Group Coordinator to Club Board Member
  • Club Board Member to Leagues, District, BCSA, etc.

Under 13 to Under 18 Boys & Girls - Communication protocol is:

  • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
  • Manager to Director, Senior Boys & Girls (Scott Fletcher)
  • Club Board Member to Leagues, District, BCSA, etc.

Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL Boys & Girls - Communication protocol is:

  • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
  • Manager/Coach to BCSPL Manager (Linda Hall)/ BCSPL Technical Director (Dale Mitchell)

For a complete list of CMFSC Executive and Staff, including coordinators, operational staff, technical staff and the Board of Directors, please visit : CMFSC Club Contacts 


Club Policies


CMFSC has a number of policies and procedures that all club members must adhere to and abide by : players, parents, coaches, managers, staff, volunteers, and directors. All of these policies are available in the Policies Section in the Club Guide

A team coaches and managers are responsible for ensuring that these policies and procedures are followed by their team members, we strongly encourage coaches and managers to be familiar with all club policies and procedures.


Training Allocations & Field Training Plan


Please see the following page for information on training assignments as well as the assigned locations at each field: http://www.cmfsc.ca/training-schedules


Game Fields & Field Set-Up


Field Etiquette - Training

All teams are assigned training times by the club. Teams are expected to respect the allocations as provided both to themselves and the other teams.

  1. Do not enter the field prior to your scheduled start time
  2. Do not stay on the field after your scheduled end time
  3. Warm ups and cool downs should take place off the field
  4. End zone areas (and the warm up area at Town Center) are not free space

If there are any issues of this kind, we ask that the coaches/managers avoid confrontations at the field. If other field users (from our club or other organizations, even the general public) are not respecting the allocations and proper field etiquette, please notify appropriate club personal.

Field Etiquette - Games

Do not assume you will have the same home field allocation every week.

Do not go to the bench area until the game before you has ended.

When warming up, please be respectful of the game before you. Avoid warming up directly behind the goal area, and please keep balls from going astray on to the field of play.

At the conclution of your game, please vacate the bench areas.

Please clean up the bench areas when your game is over. Do not leave empty water bottles, discarded tape, and ice packs all over the bench and ground. Put all trash in the receptacles.

Game Fields By Age Groups:

Keys:

One blue lock key will be provided to each team. This key works for the field boxes that hold the equipment as well as the light switches for the practice fields. If your team does not have a key, please contact your coordinator.

Field Lining & Equipment:

All grass fields must be lined, nets put up, and corner flags up before each game. Please ensure that when your team is playing the first game of the day that you have some parents come early to set up the fields (minimum 1 hour before kick-off). Please ensure that the empty paint cans be placed in a bag and then in a garbage can, do not just leave the empty cans in the equipment boxes. Also, the last team is responsible to take the equipment back and put it away neatly and ensure the boxes are locked. When supplies are low, please let your coordinator know. A field lining training session will be scheduled to help new coaches or field set-up volunteers.

Parents & Spectators:

A reminder that the parents should be on the opposite sideline of where the player benches are setup.

Jerseys

The white alternates will only ever be worn by the CMF team that is the home team and only if they are playing another CMF team or a team that has a jersey colour that clashes with our Blue/Black set. Players should ALWAYS bring both jerseys to every game.


Referees


Referee Development Programs:

Referees are a very important part of the club. Without referees we cannot play the game we all love. It is very important to develop, mentor and support our referees as we do the players and coaches. At CMFSC we take our referee program very seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of Referee abuse. We have an extensive Referee Mentorship and Development Program.

It is important that we ensure that we DO NOT question or provide feedback to any of the referees during the game or after the game. This is an important point to ensure that your parents also understand. Remember these referees may only be 12-14 years old.
Feedback on a referees performance is to be provided through the referee evaluation form http://www.cmfsc.ca/referee-evaluation-form. Please use this form when you have a positive experience with a referee as well!

Referee Payment:

Home teams are responsible for paying the referees, before the game. Please ensure that the proper cash is paid (in bills, no loonies or toonies), per the ref schedule. Please print out the the referee reimbursement form (link to the referee reimbursement form under forms) and bring to to each game. The form can be submitted for reimbursement in December and upon completion of the season.


League Schedules


Links to all league schedules can be found at the following link: http://www.cmfsc.ca/schedule


League Rules


Everyone should be familiar with the league rules:

CMFSC U8-U10 Small Sided Game Rules CMFSC U8-U10 Small Sided Game Rules (495 KB)

Under 11 to Under 12 - TCYSA Guidelines for Small-Sided Soccer

Under 12 Select, Under 13 to Under 18 Division 1 - 3 Girls - BC Coastal Girls

Under 11 & Under 12 Select Under 13 to Under 18 Division 1 - 4 Boys - 5 District

Under 13 to Under 18 Metro-Selects - Metro-Selects League

Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL - BC Soccer Premier League


CMFSC Team Contacts


Under 8 to Under 12 Boys
Under 8 to Under 12 Girls
Under 13 to Under 18 Boys
Under 13 to Under 18 Girls
Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL


Tournaments


Please see Tournament Section in the Club Guide for all information on Tournaments.


Picture Day


Picture Days are TBD. We will update as soon as confirmed.

Initiation Academy -
Minis & Divisional -
BCSPL -

Once the schedule is finalized, the location and schedule will be emailed to all team officials. If you have a special request for a time or date due to team conflicts, please email the Picture Day Coordinator at picturecoord@cmfsc.ca.


Club Raffle


Raffle packages will be handed out at the coaches meetings during sign-in. Please read the raffle information package (included with your tickets) carefully.

  1. All coaches/team representatives attending the meeting must pick up and sign for their team package before they leave the meeting.
  2. The team packages are to be given immediately to the team manager for distribution of the tickets to the players. The instructions are contained in the package.
  3. The date for return of the completed packages is October 7th (Monday, October 17th for the IA Teams).
  4. More information about the raffle can be found here.

Examples of Communication Documents


Sample Parent Information Document Sample Parent Information Document (76 KB)


Age Group Technical Staff Head Coaches


This season will see an expansion of our Age Group Head Coach Support with expansion to the Under 7 and Under 11 age groups. The Age Groups Head Coaches will continue to supports teams and coaches through running team sessions and observation and support at games on weekends.

Under 7 Boys - Liam Carter
Under 7 Girls - Liam Carter
Under 8 Girls - Rachael Pelat
Under 8 Boys - Anthony Marrello & Dante Marconato
Under 9 Girls - Esteban Mora
Under 9 Boys - Esteban Mora
Under 10 Girls - Karim Ismael
Under 10 Boys - Liam Carter
Undder 11 Boys - Giovanni Valente
Under 11 Girls - Lindsay Levasseur

Please see here for a full description of bios of our Age Group Head Coaches.


Coach Certification & Development


Coach Certification
New BC Soccer Rule: Head Coaches of any youth team shall complete the appropriate Canadian Soccer Association/BC Soccer Association coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they are currently coaching. Please click here for more information.

Under 4 to Under 5 - Active Start
Under 6 to Under 8 - FUNdamentals
Under 9 to Under 12 - Learn to Train
Under 13 to Under 18 - Soccer For Life

Coach Development

The 2016-17 Coach Development Calendar is currently being developed. Please check back - http://www.cmfsc.ca/coach-development


Individual Player Programs


Academy Information

Please refer your teams to the following link for Academy information - http://www.cmfsc.ca/fall-winter-academy

Complimentary Goalkeeping Clinics

There will be three complimentary drop-in goalkeeping clinics for boys and girls from the Under 8 through Under 12 age groups. There is no cost and no registration for these sessions and you may send as many players from your team as you would like to each session. All coaches are welcome to attend as well to observe. These sessions will give goalies basic skills to make them feel more comfortable when it is their turn in goal.

Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Registration : No Registration is required. This is a drop-in Program.


Team Mentorship Program


CMFSC will be continuing the Team Mentorship Program again this season where teams can apply for this program. A divisional team will be partnered with a minis team. Information will be distributed and posted on our website about this program. Please click here to go to our Mentorship Program page.

Game Officials
Registration

Coming soon...

Risk Management (Criminial Record Check)

Please be advised that pursuant to the policies of the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club, as mandated by B.C. Soccer and all governing Districts, the criminal screening process is due once every three years by all volunteers and staff. The club takes the policies very seriously and the safety of our players is very important.

All volunteers and staff are required to complete the screening process as outlined. There are three options for members, on-line and in person at your local police station or provide existing CRC’s

Reminder emails will be sent out to volunteers regarding the process prior to the start of the season. Also, throughout the season when a volunteer’s CRC is coming due, the Risk Management Coordinator will contact the volunteer approximately one month prior to the expiry date. The board of directors makes all final decisions on volunteers and staff who do not comply with the screening process.

The complete CRC process is covered in the Criminal Record Check Process Overview here:

CRC Process Overview CRC Process Overview (1097 KB)

Individual forms are as follows:

CRC Form CRC Form (526 KB)

CRC Letter - Coquitlam Resident CRC Letter - Coquitlam Resident (229 KB)

CRC Letter - Non Coquitlam Resident CRC Letter - Non Coquitlam Resident (227 KB)

The on-line code required for CMFSC is – XJFNTJCLXY

Safety

Insurance


As part of your fees, all CMFSC youth players and BC Soccer registered adult leagues, are covered under the BC Soccer Insurance Coverage for liability and sport accident issues. More information can be accessed via this link.


Safety General


Medical Information & Emergency Contact Information:

Emergency contact information for all players should be on-site at all games and training sessions.


Players with Pre-exisiting Medical Conditions:

For any player with pre-existing medical condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes) this should be declared by families at registration and parents should advise coaches in addition to providing at registration.


First Aid Kits:

We encourage team officials to have first aid kits on had as part of the team equipment package. Please ensure that your kit is replenished as required. In particular, it is most important to have ice, plastic bags and bandages on hand to treat minor injuries.


Lightning/Severe Weather:

The safety of players, coaches, management and spectators is the primary concern in any weather event that occurs during practices or games. It is important to be prepared and to respond quickly. More information can be found here.

Prevention:

Some helpful points to help in prevention of injury and promote a safe training and game environment:

  • All players must wear shin pads for training and games.
  • All players must remove jewellery before practices and games.
  • Players should wear footwear with proper traction for training and games - i.e. cleats and not runners.
  • Equipment is in good condition and used appropriately.
  • Do not let players pull or hang from nets or cross bars. Goal posts and equipment should be inspected for any safety related concerns prior to each use. More information about goalpost safety can be found here.
  • field is in decent playing condition and clear of major obstructions including giant holes.
  • Coaches using gyms should ensure benches and any other objects are removed from the playing area, if possible.
  • Parent pick-up and drop-off times are adhered to and no player is left behind.
  • Coaches should not be left alone with a player waiting for a parent. Always ask another adult or parent to wait with you.
  • Weather and ground conditions are safe to play on.
  • Players should not play if they are injured, overly-dehydrated, have a suspected concussion or suffering from any medical condition that would put them at risk playing.

Useful Forms & Documents:

CMFSC Emergency 9-1-1 Procedures From Town Center Fields CMFSC Emergency 9-1-1 Procedures From Town Center Fields (165 KB)

Hospital Directions for Visiting Teams from Town Center Fields Hospital Directions for Visiting Teams from Town Center Fields (45 KB)

CMFSC Team Medical Form CMFSC Team Medical Form (138 KB)


Concussions


Concussion Education Program:

Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC in an attempt to be a leader in player safety has adopted a mandatory concussion awareness training program. We are requiring that all staff and team officials complete the new Concussion Awareness Training module from all Under 11 to Under 18 teams. In addition, we are strongly recommending that at least one parent from each family complete the course as well. More information can be found in the following link:

Concussion Education Program Concussion Education Program (319 KB)


Concussion Awareness & Return to Play Information:

Concussion - Return to Play Guidelines Concussion - Return to Play Guidelines (187 KB)

Concussion Guidelines - Coach and Trainer Concussion Guidelines - Coach and Trainer (178 KB)

Concussion Guidelines - Physicians Concussion Guidelines - Physicians (465 KB)

Concussion Handout - Coaches Concussion Handout - Coaches (155 KB)

Concussion Response Tool Concussion Response Tool (704 KB)

Concussions - Player Code of Conduct Concussions - Player Code of Conduct (87 KB)

Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool (68 KB)


FIFA 11+


Coaches and players are encouraged to review and implement this training into each training session and warm-up. Each year the club reviews the FIFA 11+ program through coach development sessions.

11+ Intervention study BMJ 2008 11+ Intervention study BMJ 2008 (759 KB)

11+ compliance study BJSM 2010 11+ compliance study BJSM 2010 (186 KB)

11 Countrywide Campaign AJSM 2011 11 Countrywide Campaign AJSM 2011 (113 KB)

FIFA 11+ Poster Generic FIFA 11+ Poster Generic (3023 KB)

FIFA 11+ Cards FIFA 11+ Cards (5781 KB)

FIFA 11+ Field Set-Up FIFA 11+ Field Set-Up (500 KB)

FIFA 11+ Videos for PowerPoint FIFA 11+ Videos for PowerPoint (0 KB)

FIFA 11+ Manual FIFA 11+ Manual (4423 KB)


Programs

Academies


Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club runs a variety of Academies throughout the year for players and goalkeepers. Please click here for more information.


Camps


Please see here to see the soccer camps that are offered through Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club.

Uniforms & Equipment

Coming soon...

Fields & Facilities

Following is information regarding the fields and facilities that we use. We are fortunate to have access to these through the City of Coquitlam and SD #43, so please treat them with respect

Fields


General

  • If the goals are locked up at Town Centre, please call the city line at 604.506.4965 to have them unlocked. Put this phone number in your address book for easy reference.
  • The City has requested that goals on the turf field are put up on the wheels or lifted up when moving. There appears to be an increasing frequency of damage to the seams, which if it continues will result in potential injury and field closures.
  • It is important that we keep the fields clean. Please ensure that you clean up after yourselves regardless of where we are playing - home or away; specifically, the areas around the benches. Things such as orange peels, tapes and water bottles must be picked up and discarded. That includes the visiting bench area.  
  • Following are the fields we have access to:
    • Turf - Town Centre Park, including Cunnings, TC North, TC West (Mobilio), TC East (Fridge), Percy Perry (Stadium) and Charles Best
    • Grass – Hillcrest, Brookmere, Ranch Park, Mundy 1&2, Parkland, Miller Park, Hampton and Roy Stibbs
    • Gravel – Porter, Riverview Park, Montgomery Middle
    • Locations for all of these fields can be found here.
  • All turf field lights are on timers. If times need to be adjusted, please inform the field equipment coordinator.
  • Gravel fields are on timers as well, however at times a manual start will be required. Each field has a box with switches that is accessible using your blue lock key. Please familiarize yourself with the location of the box at the field you are assigned at.
  • All questions related to the fields and equipment should be directed to the field equipment coordinator at fieldcoord@cmfsc.ca.

Training


General

Our goal is to assign training times by the end of July for both turf and gravel. It is dependent on team formation and responsiveness. Our allocation comes from the City of Coquitlam and we are one of many user groups who have access to turf, grass and gravel. Once we receive this allocation, we begin the assignment process. We are fortunate that we provide turf only to our divisional teams and to some of our minis.

We have also set up training assignments and rotation. Please see the following page for information on training assignments as well as the assigned locations at each field. Click here for details.

Grass is not to be used for any training purposes unless approved by the field scheduler.

Charles Best - please make sure the smaller goals are locked at the end of the night. This is a constant challenge and if you are unsure if someone is after you, lock the nets up as a precaution. We do not want them to end up in the forest. If the chains and lock are missing, please let us know.

Montgomery Middle - We have been asked by Montgomery Middle School that players and parents using the gravel fields for training DO NOT use the school to get from the upper parking lot to the practice fields and vice versa. They are very concerned about security, as well as the disruption of the evening classes.

Field Etiquette

All teams are assigned training times by the club. Teams are expected to respect the allocations as provided both to themselves and the other teams.

  1. You should start to clear the field at about 5 minutes prior to your time ending so that the following teams can get onto the field on the hour.
  2. For those that are waiting, DO NOT enter the field until your time. That includes warm up. There is nothing more frustrating to teams than when they are training and other teams are kicking balls into their area. Please be respectful of each other. If these incidents happen, please the field scheduler.
  3. End zone areas (and the warm up area at Town Center) are not free space.
  4. If there are any issues of this kind, we ask that the coaches/managers avoid confrontations at the field. If other field users (from our club or other organizations, even the general public) are not respecting the allocations and proper field etiquette, please notify appropriate club personal.
  5. If you decide to forgo your time on turf to go to a gym, you will lose your time. It is unfair that the space is unused when others are training on gravel.
  6. For those of you who are scheduled on Charles Best during the week, please be aware that we do not officially have the turf booked until 6:00pm. For the past few years, we have booked teams to start training at 5:30 as the fields are usually empty with the understanding that this is school time. However, there will be times when Charles Best high school teams are on the field and we must respect the fact that this is their time until 6:00pm. Please find an area to warm up and then take to the field at 6:00pm on these rare occurrences.

Games


General

Do not assume you will have the same home field allocation every week.

Field Etiquette

  • Do not go to the bench area until the game before you has ended.
  • When warming up, please be respectful of the game before you. Avoid warming up directly behind the goal area, and please keep balls from going astray on to the field of play.
  • At the conclusion of your game, please vacate the bench areas.
  • Please clean up the bench areas when your game is over. Do not leave empty water bottles, discarded tape, and ice packs all over the bench and ground. Put all trash in the receptacles.
  • For all games on grass fields, team benches should be on one sideline ( the inner side of the field). Spectators (parents/siblings, etc), should always be on the opposite sidelines. Spectators should also give at least a 10’ buffer from the sideline to give room for the lines person as well to ensure safety for both players and spectators.
  • For games and practices on turf, only coaches and players should be on the field. Spectators should be on the outside of the fence, not on the sideline of the turf. This is a city rule to help protect the wear and tear of the turf fields.

Game Fields & Field Set-Up


Field Lining & Equipment – Grass Fields

  1. Each grass field that we use has a green equipment box that is on a blue lock key that has the following:

    • set of nets in a plastic bin
    • a set of corner flags for each field
    • boxes of paint
    • paint liner
    • string to be used for lining
    • step stool (if required)

    If any of this equipment is removed broken or the box is low of paint, you must notify the field equipment coordinator immediately. Finally, empty paint cans should be removed and thrown away.

    Please ensure that the boxes are locked at the end of the day.

  2. Home team is responsible for the field set up and take down.
  3. We expect that the lining of the fields is done properly. If you think that there has been excessive rain over the course of the week, please do not show up 30 mins before your game and expect lines to be visible. It should take about an hour to properly line the field. Each of our full size grass fields have been marked by the city with corner locations, half lines and both the 18 yard and 6 yard box. Mini fields may not have all locations marked. The locations are marked by a red stake in the ground.

    The simple way to line the field is to place one end of the string around a corner flag at a marker. Run the other end to another marker, straighten the line and then mark the line with the field paint liner. The most difficult part is to line the center circle and all you need to do is pace out 30 feet in one direction. Place one end of the string and corner flag in the center and then mark the string at the 30 foot point. Walk the circle and place multiple paint guides using the string. Finally, follow the markers using the paint liner.

    One person can line a field using the above, however, it goes much faster if you have one person each on a line end and one person on the paint liner.

    All equipment must be put away. Please do not leave it out assuming that there is another game. If you do not see anybody on the field warming up, assume there is no game following. If we are told the equipment is still out, the last team will be asked to return and put things away.


Field Lining & Equipment – Turf Fields

  1. All turf fields are lined
  2. Town Centre Park – corner flags are provided by the City of Coquitlam
  3. Charles Best – we provide the corner flags and they must be placed in the cage in the equipment room at the end of the last CMFSC game

Game Fields By Age Groups:

U8

  • TC North, Brookmere and Ranch Park
  • Field size – 35 M X 45 M
  • Goal size – 5’ X 10’
  • Goals need to be moved into place prior to the game and then returned to the fence to be locked up
  • Goal area - 7 yards from inside of the goal post, 7 yards out from goal line
  • Center circle – 7 yard radius

U9

  • TC North and Mundy Park
  • Field size – 40 M X 55 M
  • Goal size – 6’ X 12’
  • Goals locked in place on grass fields
  • Goal area - 8 yards from inside of the goal post, 8 yards out from goal line
  • Center circle – 8 yard radius

U10

  • Any turf and Parkland
  • Field size – 40 M X 55 M
  • Goal size – 6’ X 12’
  • Goals locked in place on grass fields
  • Goal area - 8 yards from inside of the goal post, 8 yards out from goal line
  • Center circle – 8 yard radius
  • U10 Turf Field Set Ups
  • Note, when we are using turf for U10’s, Super 8 goals are to be used. When two games are side by side, an extra set will be required from the city when at Town Centre. For TC East and West, there is a set already prepared. Access to this is using a blue lock key. For other fields, we will make arrangements for the city to provide. Charles Best has two sets already as does TC North.
  • For TC North, please use the east sideline so that it gives enough of a buffer to the smaller mini fields
Cunnings Turf U10 Set UpAll other Turf Set Up

 

U11

  • Any turf and Miller Park
  • Field size – 50 M X 70 M
  • Goal size – 6’ X 18’
  • Goals locked in place on grass fields
  • Goal area - 10 yards from inside of the goal post, 10 yards out from goal line
  • Center circle – 10 yard radius
  • Penalty spot – 9 yards out from goal line
  • Offsides – 25 yards from end lines (use cones to mark)

U12

  • Any turf, Hampton and Roy Stibbs
  • Field size – 50 M X 70 M
  • Goal size – 6’ X 18’
  • Goals locked in place on grass fields
  • Goal area - 10 yards from inside of the goal post, 10 yards out from goal line
  • Center circle – 10 yard radius
  • Penalty spot – 9 yards out from goal line
  • Offsides – 25 yards from end lines (use cones to mark)
  • When two games are side by side, an extra set will be required from the city when at Town Centre. For TC East and West, there is a set already prepared. Access to this is using a blue lock key. For other fields, we will make arrangements for the city to provide. Charles Best has two sets already as does TC North.
All other Turf Set Up

 

U13 and above

  • Any turf, Hillcrest and Panorama
  • Field size – 50 M X 70 M
  • Goal size – 6’ X 18’
  • Goals locked in place on grass fields
  • Goal area - 11 yards from inside of the goal post, 11 yards out from goal line
  • Center circle – 10 yard radius
  • Penalty spot – 12 yards out from goal line

Parking


Town Centre Park

With the addition of TC North, it is apparent that the parking situation in the centre parking lot is becoming a serious issue. Things have slowed down due to the upcoming Xmas break, however when all gets back going in January, we need to follow a new process or we risk a serious accident happening.

The city has sent the following note out and will be managing the situation as follows:

  • The City of Coquitlam MUST keep emergency access points clear at all times.
  • Staff have reported a number of incidents recently with cars illegally parked and ignoring all our traffic routes.
  • Our only option has been to call our by-law officer to review and monitor the situation.

This means ticketing will be happening on vehicles that are improperly parked.

To ensure we are not a part of this issue, following is what we need to follow, for parking or pick up/drop off:

  • If you are training/playing on Percy Perry, use the south parking lots by the south entrance of the stadium
  • If you are training/playing on TC North use the upper parking lot off of Pinetree
  • If you are training/playing on Cunnings use the west parking lot off of Pinetree
  • If you are training/playing on TC East/West use the center parking lot

Click here to view the map of the park to see where you should be parking

All other fields

Parking is available either in the school lot or the surface roads in the area.


Gyms


General Information

  • CMFSC provides gyms for Initiation Academy only
  • Gyms are scheduled for Oct 1st – Nov 30th as well as Jan (when school is back in) – March (the week prior to the Mobilio Tournament)
  • During the year, schools will be closed for a variety of reasons. We attempt to provide back ups, but at times due to other organizations using the facilities, that may not happen.

Gym Protocols

  • No outside drinks other than water is allowed in the gymnasiums
  • Teams must end their sessions on the hour
  • Equipment used must be put back where it was found including, nets, benches, etc.

Travel & Tournaments

Tournament Subsidy Program


Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC has established a Tournament Subsidy Program that benefits all teams in CMFSC. All teams will be given $300 credit towards participating in a tournament per season. Please see below for the specific criteria in how and which tournaments this credit will be applied to.

CMFSC Subsidy Program CMFSC Subsidy Program (599 KB)


Provincial & National Competitions Club Support


Recognizing the commitment and the investment of these teams, as well as the positive outcomes that reflect on the club as a whole, it is important that we establish guidelines for financially supporting their success at provincial or national championships.

CMFSC Provincial National Competitions Subsidy CMFSC Provincial National Competitions Subsidy (552 KB)


Team Travelling Document Resources For Managers & Coaches


Traveling Teams - BCSPL CMFSC Traveling Teams - BCSPL CMFSC (1676 KB)

CMFSC Travelling Code of Conduct - Day Travel CMFSC Travelling Code of Conduct - Day Travel (343 KB)

CMFSC Travelling Code of Conduct - Overnight Travel CMFSC Travelling Code of Conduct - Overnight Travel (428 KB)

CMFSC Rooming List CMFSC Rooming List (80 KB)

Sponsorship & Team Fundraising

Sponsorship


Player registration fees that are charged to play soccer do not completely cover the cost of running our soccer programs. It is necessary to raise revenue through sponsorship initiatives. We have developed the CMFSC Partner Program that outlines opportunities to get involved with the club and teams in a variety of ways. Please click here to access the CMFSC Corporate Sponsorship Program (PDF).

We value all of ours sponsors and encourage all team officials to help us develop relationships with other organizations.

More information on our sponsors can be viewed on our Sponsors Page here.


Team Fundraising


We understand that it may be necessary to raise team funds for items such as travel, coaches gifts, team events, etc. The Coquitlam Metro-Ford Board of Directors suggests these guidelines for managing team funds:

  • Most banks offer a community plan with no or low fee. Club approval or documentation is not required to open an account. If the bank is asking for any type of documentation, please forward this request to your age group director.
  • A Management Committee should be established for the team account(s), that should consist of at least two parents (not related to each other) and may also include the team manager and/or a coach. Parents not functioning as coach or manager should form a majority of Committee members.
  • All funds raised are equally apportioned as credits to individual team members. Coaches and managers may also have individual credits. A record of credits for individual team members (and coaches and managers) will be maintained by the Committee and be open to inspection by parents of individual team members on request. Disputes over apportionment of funds, if not resolved by the Committee, will be resolved at a meeting of parents of team members (a majority of team members must be represented).
  • Expenditures from team accounts require the approval of the majority of members from the Committee.
  • Signing authority on the team account(s) should be held jointly by two members of the Committee (both should be required to sign), at least one of whom is NOT a coach or manager.
  • Funds should be expended in the season in which they were raised and by March 30th of the current season, the committee should provide a statement of account to the team prior to the team disbanding for the season. Funds should not be carried over to the next season and any excess should be distributed to team members equally, unless a member has opted not to receive the excess monies.
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