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Registration FAQ's


BCSPL FAQ's


  • Can you still play other sports if you are on a CMFSC BCSPL Team?

    CMFSC supports the CSA Long-Term Player Development Model, which states: "Soccer is the primary sport, but complimentary sports are encouraged which support movement and athleticism suitable to soccer..."

    So yes, you can play other sports, but players must make soccer their primary commitment. Players are expected to be in attendance for all training session and games. The actual interpretation of what level of commitment is required will be up to the team coaches and will vary with the age of the player.

  • How do I register?

    Please follow the following link to our club registration page to register

    Registration will be open December 1st.

    Payment is due:

    • 1st instalment - December 15th
    • 2nd instalment - February 15th
    • 3rd instalment - April 15th

    Once the first instalment is made, the second and third instalment will be deducted automatically from the credit card made with original payment on the respective dates.

    Click here to register
  • How do I request an evaluation for a CMFSC BCSPL team?

    CMFSC is continually assessing players within and outside the BCSPL program. Any player interested in being evaluated for consideration should visit our BCSPL Evaluation page here (current CMFSC BCSPL players should not use this registration form, this is for non CMFSC players).

    Please note all requests will be reviewed, but all players may not be invited into an evaluation session, however all players will be contacted by the respective team coaches. As per the BCSPL guidelines, we are also obligated to inform the player's current club prior to communication with the player.

  • How do I update my credit card information if it has changed since setting up the automatic payments?

    First you will need to log into your Power Up account. You can edit your credit card on file at anytime.

    Once you are logged in:

    1. Go to Profile >> Payment Profiles
    2. Click Edit
    3. Enter your new credit card information. 
    4. Save

    For members with recurring payments or other payment plans, the new credit card information will be used for those future transactions.

  • How many times a week do the teams train?

    Teams train a minimum of three times per week:

    • Boys train Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • Girls train Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

    April 1st training locations and times will be adjusted as the club's allocations change for the Spring/Summer allocation schedule.

    Please click here to view Training Days & Times
  • What age groups are included in BCSPL?

    CMFSC runs the following BCSPL age groups

    Under 13 Boys Under 13 Girls
    Under 14 Boys Under 14 Girls
    Under 15 Boys Under 15 Girls
    Under 16 Boys Under 16 Girls
    Under 17 Boys Under 17 Girls
    Under 18 Boys Under 18 Girls
  • What are the facilities that the teams train and play games at?

    Teams train at Coquitlam Town Center fields as well as at Charles Best High School. Home games are held at Town Center.

  • What are the fees for the 2021 Season?
    Under 13 to Under 17 ** $1,455 3 payments ($485)
    Under 18 * $1,000 2 payments ($500)
    Under 13 Intake $1,395 TBD

    Fees for travel have not been included at this time and will be added separately if travel proceeds in Phase 1 or Phase 2. 

    • *fees are reduced for the Under 18 age group as the season is only phase 1(January to June)
    • **fees for U14 BCSPL will have an additional cost for kit confirmed soon

    Dates of Payments:
    December 15th (1st instalment)
    February 15th (2nd instalment)
    April 15th (3rd instalment)

    Fees include the following:

    • League Registration Fee
    • Club Administration
    • Website Support
    • BCSPL Technical Director
    • Goalkeeping Instruction
    • Speed & Agility Program
    • University Recruitment Program
    • Video Analysis
    • Coaching Costs
    • Referee Costs
    • Uniforms, training gear, tracksuits, bag, etc. *see exception for U14 BCSPL above
    • Game Day Costs

    NOTE: Additional tournament fees apply if teams travel to tournaments outside of the league.

  • What are the technical standards for the league?

    The technical standards and criteria can be found at the following link.

  • What is the BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) and why should my child play in this league?

    BC Soccer and CMFSC are committed to a comprehensive approach to improve player development in British Columbia, ultimately, to make Canada a strong soccer nation. Part of the broad-based plan was the creation and development of a high performance league in BC. The league is known as the "BC Soccer Premier League".

    The BC Soccer Premier League will deliver on the following key development initiatives;

    • Supports the CSA's "Player First" mentality and its Long Term Player Development strategy.
    • Harmonizes all high performance levels of programming.
    • Eliminates fixture/program congestion and provides greater clarity for all stakeholders.
    • Works with existing and supporting development program structures.
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    • Consolidates both player and coaching talent to facilitate the best players training and playing against and with the best
  • What is the substitution policy?

    The U13 Age Group - Unlimited with no re-entry within the same half.

    The U14 to U18 Age Group - Seven (7) substitutions within the match with no re-entry within the same half and unlimited substitutions at half-time.

  • Who are the Coaches and Technical Staff for CMFSC BCSPL Teams/Programs?

    CMFSC is proud of our line up of Technical Staff and Team Coaches. Many of our coaches have vast playing and coaching experience at the top levels of the game in Canada. There are also a number of them who have played for the club in the past and understand the standards and playing style that CMFSC desires.

    Click here to view our Technical Staff and Team Coaches.

BCSPL U13 Intake FAQ's


Initiation Academy FAQ's


  • What is the Initiation Program?

    The Initiation program is a Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer program catering to boys and girls in the Under 4, Under 5, Under 6, and Under 7 age levels. It introduces soccer gently by eliminating the team environment, which is overly competitive and individually detrimental at this vulnerable age.

  • What is the goal of the program?

    Upon leaving the Initiation Program at the end of their 4-year experience our goal is that children possess more developed skills than other players in the Under 8 division and have a sense that soccer is the most enjoyable sport there is! We believe that the Initiation Program provides players with the skills necessary to take their own steps to success.

  • Does my child need prior playing experience?

    No, not at all. The focus of the program is to introduce players to the game of soccer through the Initiation Program. It is a "steps to success" philosophy that works with youth players in the U4, U5, U6, and U7 age levels and gently and properly introduces the complex world of soccer to both girls and boys in a fun yet educational environment.

  • Are the teams arranged by playing ability?

    Teams will be organized based on player registration. We also do our best to keep teams from previous years together. If you'd like your child placed with a friend or put on a certain team, please make note of this during your registration in the comments section of the player questionnaire - we will do our best to accommodate any requests. Of course due to team sizes, not all requests can be granted. 

  • What does that registration fee include?

    We will offer two distinct seasons with two different registration periods.  The Fall Registration fee includes the Fall season from mid-September to November on a team training at least once a week with Coquitlam Metro-Ford Staff Coaches as well as a complete team uniform (Jersey, shorts and socks).

  • Why is the 2021-2022 Initiation Program season split into two distinct seasons with two different registration periods?

    With the challenges the soccer community faces with COVID-19, we have decided to split our traditional U4 - U7 Initiation Program into two seasons (Fall 2021 and Winter 2022) with two different registration periods; Fall 2021 registration opens May 3rd, 2021 and Winter 2022 registration will open in December 2021. By making this adjustment to our Initiation Program, it will allow us to adapt our programming to the current Provincial Health Order as needed. 

    If there are changes in the PHO orders during the Fall 2021, then we can adapt curriculum and practice locations for the Winter 2022 season.We want to ensure that we can reassess the program in the Fall to see if we can move back into the gyms for Winter 2022 season.  Our priority is always the safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff.

  • What is the coach to player ratio?

    To achieve a high level of development and enjoyment, the Initiation Program believes in a low coach-to-child ratio, an approach that enables the staff to work with children individually to meet their developmental needs. The maximum number of players per team will be kept at a maximum of 18 (ideally 16) with one Coquitlam Staff Coach as well as at least two Parent Coaches per team.

  • Who are the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Staff Coaches?

    The Initiation Program only employs the best coaches who have experience, outstanding coaching credentials and the right level of sensitivity to work with this valuable and impressionable age level. These coaches must demonstrate professionalism as well as a desire and a willingness to study and learn new techniques of development that fall within the vision of the Initiation Program and the Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC.

    Click here for complete coaching staff bios
  • Who coaches the teams?

    The club will hire coaches to work with each team as the Coquitlam Metro-Ford Staff Coach but will ask that parents that are interested in coaching also take part in this program as Parent Coaches, Parent Team Managers as well as Age Group Co-ordinators. 

  • Do we practice rain or shine?

    Yes, yes, yes! We are extremely fortunate for our outdoor sessions to practice on turf fields which hold up very well in the wet weather, therefore we will practice in the rain. Besides we live in Vancouver and if we cancelled sessions due to rain, we may miss the majority of the season (smile). The only time sessions will be cancelled will be in the event of extreme weather conditions and we will always email you of any practice cancellation. 

  • What does my child wear to practices and weekend sessions?

    Players should wear running shoes (shin pads, shorts, t-shirts or team jerseys) to indoor sessions and can wear cleats for outdoor sessions. Please ensure that your child's dress meets the weather conditions as we will be training rain or shine (please wear layers).

  • What team will my child play on?

    The boys and girls in the each of the age groups will be separated and formed into teams (groups). The U4 age group is co-ed so boys and girls may be in a group together. 

  • My child wants to play with her/his friends on the same team, is this possible?

    We will do our best to accommodate such requests however depending on player numbers, gym scheduling, and coach availability, no requests can be guaranteed.

  • Can I register my child for more than one team in a season?

    Players can only register for one weekly U4 - U7 Fall 2021 session. 

    BC Soccer also prohibits players from participating with more than one Club league program in a season.Players that register in multiple Club league programs will be contacted to cancel their registration. 

  • Are there additional playing opportunities for Initiation program players?

    Players have access to receive extra training through additional academies hosted by CMFSC, with two different types of academies to appeal to all levels of ability. Please view our Fall Academy page or Spring Academy page. 

    Boys & Girls Player Academy is open to all players and focuses on individual technical development and small-sided games. 

    A U7 Prospects Academy group will be added after the start of the Fall U7 Initiation Program season. Parent coaches, staff coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and/or Technical Staff Coaches work together to identify players to be invited to attend Prospects Academy. Emails will be sent directly to families by technical staff (Andrea Maloney - girls, Esteban Mora - boys). This is an on-going evaluation process, and players may be invited at any time. 

    Players already registered in Player Academy and subsequently invited to Prospects Academy, will have the option to either transfer their registration or continue to do both programs. To transfer your registration please contact Member Services prior to registering for Prospects Academy.  

    BC Soccer prohibits players from participating in more than one Club league program. Players that register in another Club league program will be contacted to cancel their registration. 

  • Do Initiation teams need TeamSnap and does the Club provide complimentary TeamSnap accounts for IA?

    No, TeamSnap accounts are not necessary but optional with the approval of your team parents. CMFSC only provides complimentary TeamSnap accounts to U8-U18 and Adult teams. All Initiation practices and games are pre-determined and do not change day, time, or location. An Initiation team can set-up their own TeamSnap account and either utilize a free TeamSnap account (not all functionality is available) or collect additional funds from members to cover the cost of a fully-functioning account. If you choose to pay for a team account, you must have approval from ALL members on that team before moving forward with the account.

  • How can I get involved and help?

    The success of this program is determined largely through the help of parent volunteers in roles such as Parent Head Coach, Parent Assistant Coach, Parent Team Manager and Age Group Coordinators. If you are able to help out in any of the mentioned roles, we truly appreciate your help and please make a note on your child’s registration that you are able to assist.

  • If I have a question during the program who should I contact and how do I reach them?

    Once Age Group Coordinators have been assigned, we ask that all communication be directed to them or your team manager to be passed onto the appropriate Initiation Academy Contact.

    Please click here for Club Contacts
  • What are my roles as a parent? Should I be working with my child at home?

    Although each team within the Initiation Program will have a Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC Staff Coach, Parent Coach and Assistant Coach, we encourage all parents to become involved with their child's development by taking an active part in continuing with the soccer development at home. It has been found that the most successful players are those with parents who encourage their child (positive feedback only please) and play with them on an ongoing basis. It really doesn't matter whether or not you have a background in soccer or currently play the game of soccer, as you and your son or daughter can learn the game together.

    We highly encourage that each player have their own soccer ball so the soccer does not have to stop when the training sessions are finished for the day. In the event, that your child does not have a soccer ball and you wish to purchase a ball, Initiation Program Soccer Balls can be purchased through our Club Sponsor Store, Soccer Express (www.soccerx.com), please mention that you are with the Initiation Program for an excellent rate.

  • What if a day/time is SOLD OUT? Do you have a wait list?

    If a day/time is sold-out, players can be registered for the waitlist. You will be contacted directly if/when a space opens up. There is no guarantee that a space will open up. 

    We recommend that if another day/time works, that you register for that to hold the spot and we will contact you regarding the waitlist spot and transfer your child at that time IF a space opens. 

  • What if a session is cancelled, are there make up sessions?

    If a session is cancelled, we will notify all parents as soon as possible via email. We will do our best to offer a make up session however with the short season timeline, we may not be able to offer make up sessions

  • What if my child cannot make a practice or weekend session, who should we contact?

    If you son or daughter cannot make a session, please simply notify your Parent Head Coach.

U8 FAQ's


  • Does my child get to play with their friends?

    During registration, please input any player requests in the comment section of the questionnaire. All efforts will be made to honour friends requests, keeping in mind that our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced, in terms of ability, within the Under 8 House and Development Divisions. Any players registering after the deadline of June 1st will most likely not have any requests looked at.

  • How are coaches being assigned to the Under 8 teams?

    Parents or individuals interested in coaching a CMFSC team is asked to complete the COACH APPLICATION PROCESS. We will consider all parents that have put their names forward as well as recommendations from Technical Staff during Initiation Program. 

  • How are players selected for Development for U8?

    U8 Development teams are determined by August based on evaluations provided by volunteer head coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and technical staff coaches. These evaluations are completed throughout the U7 Initiation season, Player Academy, Prospects Academy, and Spring Break or Summer Camp. Families will be contacted directly by Andrea Maloney, Girls Head Coach, or Esteban Mora, Boys Minis Head Coach, to confirm selection by August of that year. 

    Players that do not receive full invitations into the Development stream, may receive an invitation to start or continue in the Prospects Academy. From time to time, players in the house stream may also be invited to practice with Development teams or play in games. 

    Players in both the house and development stream are continually assessed throughout the season. Technical staff may change the placement of a particular player (from house to development, or development to house) if that change is what is most beneficial for that player's long-term development. These changes can occur mid-season, or post-season. 

  • How do I register my child for the House stream or the Development stream?

    You cannot register for either stream. You register for the Under 8 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

  • How many players play on the field at Under 8?

    We will be playing 6-aside at Under 8. This means 5 outfield players plus a goalie.

  • If my child is a new player or new to the club, what team would my child be placed on?

    If your child is a new player or new to the club, they will initially be place on a House team until they are assessed. After assessment, they may potentially be moved temporarily or permanently to the Development stream. 

  • Is there a different cost between the leagues?

    No, it is the same cost for registration for both the House and Development stream.

  • What is the purpose of having two streams of development in the Under 8 Division

    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 wish to provide coaches with technical support to ensure they are meeting the needs of their players. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development.

  • When will the Under 8 teams be formed?

    We will start the team formation process after the June 1st deadline. Teams will be formed by mid to late July.

  • Will my child have the same parent coach as they did in Under 7 Initiation Program?

    Some may and some may not. When you leave the Initiation Program and enter the Under 8 age group, the teams become smaller and teams do not stay together. In the Under 8 age group, the teams are coached entirely by the parent coach and do not have staff support on a weekly basis.

  • Will teams be balanced in the Development Division and House Division of Under 8?

    Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House and the Development Divisions. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 8 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

U9 FAQ's


  • Does my child get to play with their friends?

    During registration, please input any player requests in the comment section of the questionnaire. All efforts will be made to honour friends requests, keeping in mind that our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced, in terms of ability, within the Under 9 House and Development Divisions. Any players registering after the deadline of June 1st will most likely not have any requests looked at.

  • How are coaches being assigned to the Under 9 Teams?

    Parents or individuals interested in coaching a CMFSC team is asked to complete the COACH APPLICATION PROCESS. We will consider all parents that have put their names forward and decisions on coaches will be finalized and approved by CMFSC's technical staff.

  • How are players selected for U9 Development?

    U9 Development teams are determined by August based on evaluations provided by volunteer head coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and technical staff coaches. These evaluations are completed throughout the U8 season throughout league play, Player Academy, Prospects Academy, and Spring Break or Summer Camp.

    Players that do not receive full invitations into the Development stream, may receive an invitation to start or continue in the Prospects Academy. Players in the house stream may also be called up to practice with Development teams or play in games. 

    Players in both the house and development stream are continually assessed throughout the season. Technical staff may change the placement of a particular player (from house to development, or development to house) if that change is what is beneficial for that player's long-term development. These changes can occur mid-season, or post-season. 

  • How do I register for the U9 House stream or the U9 Development stream?

    You cannot register for either stream. You will register for the Under 9 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

  • How do I register my child for the House stream or Development stream?

    You cannot register for either stream. You register for the Under 8 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

  • How many players play on the field at Under 9?

    We will be playing 7-aside at Under 9. This means 6 outfield players plus a goalie.

  • If my child is a new player or new to the club, what team would my child be placed on?

    If your child is a new player or new to the club, they will initially be place on a House team until they are assessed. After assessment, they may potentially be moved temporarily or permanently to the Development stream. 

  • Is there a different cost between the leagues?

    No, it is the same cost for registration for both the House and Development stream.

  • What is the purpose of having two streams of development in the Under 9 Division

    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 wish to provide coaches with technical support to ensure they are meeting the needs of their players. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development.

  • When will the Under 9 Teams be formed?

    We will start the team formation process in early June and teams will be formed by late July. Coaches will confirm their teams by early August. 

  • Will my child have the same parent coach as Under 8?

    Some may and some may not. Parent coaches change from year to year as some parents may not return to coaching and there may be new coaches that put their names forward for coaching. We will also have to adjust the teams within the House league and the Development league to ensure that teams are balanced.

  • Will teams be balanced in the Development stream and House stream of Under 9?

    Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House and the Development Divisions. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 9 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

U10 FAQ's


  • Does my child get to play with their friends?

    On the registration form there is places for requests. Especially on the House League side all efforts will be made to honour friends requests, keeping in mind that our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced, in terms of ability, within the Under 10 House and Development Divisions. In the Development side there will be less consider for friendships and changes could be made each season. Any players registering after the deadline of June 1stwill most likely not have any requests looked at.

  • How are coaches being assigned to the Under 10 Teams?

    Parents or individuals interested in coaching a CMFSC team is asked to complete the COACH APPLICATION PROCESS. We will consider all parents that have put their names forward as well as recommendations from Technical Staff during Initiation Program. 

  • How are players selected for U10 Development?

    U10 Development teams are determined by August based on evaluations provided by volunteer head coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and technical staff coaches. These evaluations are completed throughout the U9 season throughout league play, Player Academy, Prospects Academy, and Spring Break or Summer Camp. 

    Players that do not receive full invitations into the Development stream, may receive an invitation to start or continue in the Prospects Academy. Players in the house stream may also be called up to practice with Development teams or play in games. 

    Players in both the house and development stream are continually assessed throughout the season. Technical staff may change the placement of a particular player (from house to development, or development to house) if that change is what is beneficial for that player's long-term development. These changes can occur mid-season, or post-season. 

  • How do I register my child for the House stream or the Development stream?

    You cannot register for either stream. You register for the Under 10 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

  • How do I register my child for the U10 House stream or the U10 Development stream?

    You cannot register for either League. You will register for the Under 10 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

  • How many players play on the field at Under 10?

    We will be playing 7-aside at Under 10. This means 6 outfield players plus a goalie.

  • How many teams will there be in the House and Development divisions?

    In each club based on registration numbers we are looking on average to have 30% of the players placed in the Development Division and 70% in the House Division. We will assess each season if additional Development teams will be added.

  • If my child is a new player or new to the club, what team would I be placed on?

    If you are a new player playing in our club, you will initially be placed on a House Team, unless otherwise assessed in a CMFSC club Academy or camp.

  • If my child is placed in the Development stream, will they be moved into the House stream?
    Returning Development players are evaluated throughout the season during practices, games, and academy. At the end of the Fall Season, technical staff will determine if continued placement in the Development Stream is still what is best for the player. If it is in the best interest for the player's development and enjoyment of the game, they may be moved to a House team. In very rare situations, a player may be moved mid-season, in consultation with the parents and technical staff, to the House Stream from the Development Stream if it is determined to be what is best for the player.
  • Is there a different cost between the leagues?

    No, it is the same cost for registration for both the House and Development stream.

  • What is the purpose for having two streams of development in the Under 10 Division?

    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 wish to provide coaches with technical support to ensure they are meeting the needs of their players. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development.

  • When will the Under 10 Teams be formed?

    We will start the team formation process after the June 1stdeadline. Teams will be formed by mid to late June.

  • Who do I contact with questions about the U8 - U10 Leagues?

    Administrative & Registration questions can be directed to the Age group Coordinators.

    Click here for a list of Age Group Coordinators
  • Will my child have the same parent coach as Under 9?

    Some may and some may not. Parent coach's change from year to year as some parents may not return to coaching and there may be new coaches that put their names forward for coaching. We will also have to adjust the teams within the House league and the Development league to ensure that teams are balanced.

  • Will teams be balanced in the Development Division and House Division of Under 10?

    Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House and the Development Divisions. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 10 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

U11 - U12 FAQ's


Divisional Program FAQ's


  • Can you explain the league structure of U13 - U18 Leagues?

    Boys Program

    The Boys Metro to Division 3 teams play within the BC Coastal Soccer League. More information on the BCCSL can be found at the following link.

    Metro, Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 teams are tiered teams that are formed through the club evaluation process and would be considered a Select Team. Division 3 teams are house level teams that are open to players of all levels and experience.

    The Metro division will no longer be offered to new age groups starting in the 2021-2022 season. Divisions will be Division 1, Division 2, Division 3. 

    Girls Program

    The Girls Metro and Division 1 thru 3 teams play within the BC Coastal Soccer League.

    More information on the BC Coastal Soccer League can found at the following link.

    Metro, Division 1 & 2 teams are tiered teams that are formed through the club evaluation process and would be considered a Select Team. Division 3 teams are house level teams that are open to players of all levels and experience.

    The Metro division will no longer be offered to new age groups starting in the 2021-2022 season. Divisions will be Division 1, Division 2, Division 3. 

  • How are coaches being assigned?

    All coaches need to fill out a coach application form found at the following link. Decisions on Head Coach positions are decided by the club technical staff.

    At registration, parents have an option to indicate if they would be willing to volunteer as an Assistant Coach or Manager. We will consider all parents that indicate interest in a volunteer position. Decisions on Assistant Coaches and Managers for each team will be decided by the team Head Coach.

  • How are the divisions categorized for Under 13 to Under 18 Divisions?

    In the Under 14 thru Under 18 Divisions, we have the following levels.

    Boys/Girls

    • BC Soccer Premier League
    • BC Coastal Soccer League
      • Metro
      • Division 1
      • Division 2
      • Division 3

    In the Under 13 Divisions, we have the following levels.

    Boys/Girls

    • BC Soccer Premier League 
    • BC Coastal Soccer League
      • Division 1
      • Division 2
      • Division 3

    The Metro Division is being phased out starting in the 2021-2022 season. The U14 - U18 Metro division teams will continue until they graduate but no further Metro teams will be created. 

  • How do I register my child?

    All players must register for the 2018-19 season prior to the first evaluation for their respective team/level.

    All Division 3 players are asked to register prior to May 15th and prior to the team formation sessions held in June.

    As per our registration policy only those players House (Division 3) players who register by May 15th will be placed on a team in the pre-determined order of registration. After May 15th, a non-refundable late fee of $50.00 applies, and team placement is not assured.

  • How many players are on a team?

    U13-U16 Divisional Teams are allowed a maximum of 18 players rostered under BC Soccer rules

    U17 and U18 Divisional Teams are allowed a maximum of 20 players rostered under BC Soccer Rules.

  • How many players are on the field at Under 13 through Under 18?

    At Under 13 through Under 18 the structure is 11-aside, full field.

  • How many times per week does a U13 to U18 team train and play games?

    Metro Teams -Train twice per week minimum

    Division 1 Teams - Train twice per week

    Division 2 Teams - Train once per week minimum

    Division 3 Teams - Train once per week minimum

  • How will Division 3 Boys & Girls teams be formed?

    The Division 3 boys & girls teams will be formed through a team formation session in June.

    Consideration for placement on the team will be based on:

    1. Returning CMFSC players (by registration date prior to May 15th).

    2. Non-CMFSC players (by registration date prior to May 15th).

    3. Coach input on player selection.

    4. All registrants after May 15thby registration date with preference to returning CMFSC players.

  • How will Select teams be formed?

    Please review our Team Selection Process here - https://www.cmfsc.ca/u11-u18-team-selections

  • What are games times for U13 to Under 18?

    Games are traditionally played on Saturdays for Boys and Sundays for Girls. You can expect game times to be scheduled between 9:00am and 8:00pm for home games. You will also be travelling outside of the tri-cities to play games and the game times set at the discretion of the home club.

  • What is the BC Soccer Premier League?

    The BC Soccer Premier League (BCSPL) is the premier division for Under 13 to Under 18. Please visit our BC Soccer Premier League for more information.

  • What is the Club Refund Policy?

    The Club Refund Policy can be found here

  • What is the registration cost?

    Please refer to our registration page for registration fees.

  • What type of Coach Support is there in the U13 to U18 Divisions?

    The Under 13 to Under 18 Division is overseen by club Technical Staff.

    Dale Mitchell oversees the Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL and MSL Divisions.

    Alfredo Valente oversees the Under 13 to Under 18 Boys Gold - Bronze and Andrea Maloney oversees the Under 13 to Under 18 Girls Division 1-3.

    Additionally, coaches are encouraged to take courses offered by CMFSC - https://www.cmfsc.ca/coaching-certification-pathway-info
     

  • When does registration begin?

    Registration is available February 15th each season. Please refer to the following link regarding registration.

    As per our registration policy only those players who register by May 15th will be placed on a team in the pre-determined order of registration. After May 15th, a non-refundable late fee of $50.00 applies, and team placement is not assured.

    Players accepting a position on a team and their parents should be aware that as outlined in CMFSC policies & procedures, subsequent withdrawal from the team will result in forfeiture of their registration fees. Verbally accepting a position is considered an official acceptance.

  • When does the season start?

    League play generally begins the second weekend of September for all levels. 


  • Who do I contact about questions about the Under 13 to Under 18 teams?

    Administrative & Registration questions can be directed to the Member Services

Evaluations FAQ's


  • Does CMFSC allow players to play up an age group?

    An underage player wishing to play up in a higher division may only do so at the discretion of Club Technical staff as per BC Soccer guidelines. 

  • Does my child need to attend all the evaluations listed in the evaluation schedule under his/her age group?

    Yes, players will be expected to attend all evaluations listed in their respective age group schedule. At the end of each evaluation session, players will be notified if they haven't been identified to continue in the evaluation process for that level.

  • For the Under 11 and Under 12 Evaluation Schedules the first session is listed as "Pre-Evaluation", what does this mean?

    These evaluations are for CMFSC players that played in the House League fall season as well as for players that are new to CMFSC only.

  • How does the selection work for Under 14 to Under 18 Metro?

    The club has put a new process in place for evaluations and team formations for Under 14 thru Under 18 Metro teams this season. CMFSC will hold one open evaluation session for each Metro Age Group. This session will be for any any current CMFSC players and any players new to CMFSC that would like to be considered for a Metro team. From this open session, any players deemed to be strong candidates for the Metro team will be invited to train with the team in their respective age group, for further evaluation and consideration for selection to the team.

  • If I am selected to a team, how soon do I have to commit to the team?

    Once players are notified that they have been selected for a team they must respond within 24 hours if they are accepting the position otherwise they risk losing their spot.

    All players selected to the team must be willing to give a full commitment to the team that they are selected for. The commitment level and time will be set out by the Head coach of the respective team during evaluations. If you are unable to meet the commitment level you must let the Head Coach of the team know during evaluations.

  • If my child is placed in the House League, will they have the opportunity to move to the Development league?

    Yes, there will be continued evaluation throughout the season. We will initially keep the Development stream teams smaller to allow movement into this division, if possible.

  • Once Evaluations are complete when will teams announced?

    The timeline for team selections will be discussed at the end of the evaluations, but it is normal to have the player selections completed within a week.

    Player selection announcements may be delayed if a team has qualified for the Coastal Cup.

  • What Academy opportunities are available for players in the House Stream?

    All players will have access to receive extra training through our Player Academies, camps, & club jamborees. All players are invited to register in our Friday evening player academy and some players House stream players will be identified to register in our Friday Night Prospects Program. Invites into the Friday night Prospects Program from the House stream will be determined through the Friday Night Player Academy, coach recommendations, and evaluation at club jamborees.

  • What are the roles & responsibilities of players in the Evaluation process?

    Players are expected to come to the evaluations ready to listen to instructions and aware that it is not a regular training session. Occasionally, there may be more time than usual waiting for their turn to play and they may be asked to play several different positions in small-sided games.

    Players should know that the goal of the evaluations is to find the ideal playing level for them so that they can enjoy the game and develop as much as possible.

    Players should also remember that Evaluations are different from their regular training sessions. They will not be "coached". The drills and/or small-sided games won't be stopped so coaching points can be made. The purpose is to evaluate them at this point.

  • What are the roles & responsibilities of the parents in the Evaluation process?

    Parents should familiarize themselves with all the material in this FAQ and discuss it with any of their children who will be attending Evaluations. Together, a decision should be made as to whether the child wants to participate in the Evaluations and players who opt not to attend and are registered with CMFSC will be placed on a House Team.

    At the evaluations, it is the parent's job to ensure the players arrive on time and with the required equipment (boots, shin pads, jacket, water, etc) they will need. It would also be a good idea to refresh their memory as to what the Evaluations will look like.

    Parents must also respect the work of the volunteers and evaluators and allow them to do their work without unnecessary intrusion. Parents will be asked to keep to the perimeter of the field(s) being used to allow evaluators and coaches to talk candidly and to keep the evaluation area as clear as possible for players and evaluation staff. Please do not shout out instructions or coach your child during the evaluation process.

  • What is the CMFSC Refund Policy for a player that withdraws from a team after accepting a position?

    Players accepting a position on a team and their parents should be aware that as outlined in CMFSC Refund Policy, subsequent withdrawal from the team will result in full forfeiture of their registration fees. Verbally accepting a position is considered an official acceptance. Before registering, please review all CMFSC Registration Policies

  • What is the general description of the evaluation process?

    The idea behind the Evaluations process is that players are best served by being placed on teams with players of a similar ability. We ensure that all players will receive equal opportunity for selection to the team that they wish to play for. In our club, we have a year-round evaluation process for our players.

    Player selection is based on ongoing evaluations and scouting of players throughout the year by the coaches in Coquitlam-Metro Ford Soccer Club as well as through the evaluation sessions.

  • What is the selection criteria for Under 11 and Under 12 players?

    Potential U11 & U12 Select level players should be able to do the following reasonably well, relative to other players in their age:

    1. Control the ball with all parts of their body
    2. Control the ball from a variety of service (i.e. in the air, bouncing, on the ground)
    3. Strike the ball with both feet and in specific ways that allow them to hit the ball the way they intend to (i.e. to shoot, volley, to chip, to pass with intended velocity) accurately.
    4. Move with the ball under control at speed
    5. Defend with good awareness, patience and technique
    6. Make good, early decisions with the ball that show emerging tactical awareness
    7. Involve teammates in the game rather than doing everything themselves
    8. Have the fitness, speed, coordination, and strength to play at the highest level
    9. Be committed to play and practice on a high level youth team. It is expected that all efforts will be made to attend all games and practices.
    10. Special Qualities – a player who possesses unique qualities, i.e. Strong in a specific position or role.

    House players:

    House level players may demonstrate some or most of the characteristics above, but may not meet the Select level requirements as they may still be developing one or more of the above components or may not be able to do them consistently or on demand. For example, a House player may demonstrate very good ball control and tactical game awareness but has not yet developed the fitness, speed or strength to compete at the Select level, or vice versa. They may also be able to demonstrate a strong ability in a particular aspect of the game in a drill that has no opposition but then not be able to do the same thing under pressure in a game-like environment.

  • When will the evaluation schedule be posted?

    All evaluation dates will be finalized and published on club websites and via email. All attempts will be made to set evaluation dates and locations as early as possible. Evaluation dates are to be determined by the Technical Staff based on total number of Evaluations being run, access to fields and estimated number of players per evaluation.

  • Who do I contact for more information on the CMFSC Evaluation process?

    If you would like any information about our evaluations please contact:

    Under 13 to Under 18 girls- Sonia Turner

    Under 13 to Under 18 boys- Rosemary Hagiwara

Academies FAQ's


  • What Academy opportunities are available for players?

    Players have access to receive extra training through additional academies hosted by CMFSC, with two different types of academies to appeal to all levels of ability.

    Boys & Girls Player Academy is open to all U5 - U13 players and focuses on individual technical development and small-sided games. The objective of our academy programs includes a personalized skill development approach, that sets out to boost and maximize each participant’s self-confidence, enjoyment, technical skills, vision, and awareness, and overall understanding of the game. 

    Boys & Girls Prospects Academy provides U8 - U10 Development Stream players and U11 - U12 Divisional players with an opportunity to train in a more competitive environment. Players will be emailed directly with the invite code for registration. *There are limited spaces, so an invite code does not guarantee a space. 

    There will be fewer registrations accepted into this year’s program to meet social gathering restrictions and limited field resources. Interested participants are encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment.

    Players already registered in Player Academy and subsequently invited to Prospects Academy, will have the option to either transfer their registration or continue to do both programs. To transfer your registration please contact Member Services prior to registering for Prospects Academy.  

  • What does PARENT/PLAYER mean?

    This is a Parent & Player program so each player must have a Parent/Guardian in attendance with them to actively participate in the full session. Parents & Players will work together to learn basic soccer skills such as ball control, dribbling and passing plus there will be a focus on physical literacy (agility, balance, jumping, coordination). Siblings are not permitted to participate unless registered. 

  • What happens if there is inclement weather?

    If the City of Coquitlam closes the fields due to weather or safety, we will notify all Academy players via email. We will also update our website and post information on our homepage.

  • What if we can't make all the sessions?
    Missed sessions will not be refunded unless a medical reason is provided. 


  • What is the $20 Out-of-Club Fee?

    The out of club fee is applied to players that did not participate in the CMFSC Fall/Winter 2020-2021 program. This fee covers player association fees and insurance. 

  • What is your Return to Play & Safety Guide?

    From the guidelines set by viaSport and BC Soccer, Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club created the following Return to Play & Safety Guide. We recommend all families carefully review the processes outlined to fully understand the measures we are taking as a club to mitigate the risks associated with returning to play. This guide is subject to change before the program starts and during the program. 

  • What restrictions will be in place due to COVID-19?
    The PHO orders regarding restrictions to sport have varied over the last year. These restrictions may include physically distanced activities (2m - 3m), no spectators, no contact activities, cohort groupings, etc. These restrictions are subject to change at any time. Players or parents not following set out restrictions may be removed from the program.

    Before the start of the program, all registrants will be sent detailed information about programming and any COVID-19 restrictions. Further communications will be sent if changes are made. 

  • What should my child wear to Academy?

    All Academy attendees must wear shin-guards and cleats. Players should wear comfortable athletic clothing that is weather appropriate (shorts, t-shirt, pants, toque, gloves, etc). It is suggested to wear CMFSC branded gear if possible. CMFSC gear can be purchased through our Club Sponsor: https://www.cmfsc.ca/club-wear 

  • Will my child get to play in full-sided games?

    No. The Academy setting is to work on individual skill development and small-sided games (maximum 5 per team).

Referee FAQ's


General FAQ's


  • How do I access receipts for my program purchases?

    To access receipts for programs you have paid and registered for, please first log into your Power Up account. On the left side of the screen, click the RECEIPTS tab. This screen will show all of your past purchases - click the applicable order number to access the receipt. Click the BLUE printer button to print for your records. 

    We are no longer issuing tax receipts because the Children Fitness Benefit was phased out in 2016 - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/programs/about-canada-revenue-agency-cra/federal-government-budgets/budget-2016-growing-middle-class/childrens-fitness-arts-tax-credits.html



  • If I played for CMFSC last season, do I still need to register?

    Yes, the same procedure applies to CMFSC players…only players who register by May 15th will be placed on a team in the pre-determined order of registration (subject to Coach availability)

  • What age groups and programs does CMFSC offer?

    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, or Friday afternoon 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 Boys/Girls Metro, Division 1, Division 2 & Division 3

    The Under 13 to Under 18 Boys & Girl's teams from Coquitlam Metro-Ford participate in the BC Coastal Soccer League. This includes Metro (Tier 2), 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 Soccer League can be found on the league website: https://www.bccoastalsoccerleague.ca

  • What is your refund policy?

    The CMFSC Refund Policy can be found here