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Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club

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Registration FAQ's


  • Do I need to keep a receipt?

    You do not need to present a receipt when attending programs. 

    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’s 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


  • Do I need to register by a certain date?

    Yes, only those players who register by May 15th will be placed on a team in the pre-determined order of registration (subject to Coach availability). After May 15th, a non-refundable late fee of $50.00 applies, and team placement is not assured.

  • How do I apply for Jumpstart funding?

    Jumpstart grant applicants should contact Jumpstart directly for grant forms, but are asked to return a scanned copy of the completed form by email to Bruce Dent - Registrar.

  • How do I apply for Kidsport funding?

    Kidsport grants applicants should contact the CMFSC Registrar to obtain the correct pre-filled form (Evaluation players should do this prior to evaluations).

  • How do I register for evaluations/tryouts for Under 11 to Under 18 players?

    U11 - U12 Division 1 and 2 players must register and pay for the 2018-19 Season for Under 11 or Under 12 House in your respective age groups. Please indicate the level that you are requesting to be evaluated at on the player questionnaire. Selected players will be transferred internally after evaluations and asked to pay the difference in fees at that time for the difference in registration between House and Select. This must be done prior to evaluations.

    U13 - U18 CMFSC returning players must register and pay for Division 3 in your respective age groups. Please indicate the level that you are requested to be evaluated at on the player questionnaire. Selected players will be transferred internally after evaluations and asked to pay the difference in registration at that time for the difference in registration cost. Players will not be allowed to participate in evaluations that do not have this process complete.

    Out of Club players are asked to register for evaluations, including a $10.00* payment online. Please use the link below to register.*please note if selected to a CMFSC team this $10.00 will automatically be applied to your registration cost*Players will not be allowed to participate in evaluations that do not have this process complete.

    For CMFSC returning players that are applying for Kidsport or Jumpstart, they are required to email their grant request to CMFSC’s registrar prior to attending evaluations). Please contact the CMFSC Registrar directly at registrar/at/cmfsc.ca for the Kidsport application form. (Jumpstart forms are available directly from the program).

  • Is there an in-person registration day?

    No, our registration process is only supported on-line.

  • What happens if I am put on the waitlist for a program?

    If at the time you register a program is full, your child will be placed on a waitlist. The waitlist will remain in the order of registrations received. Coordinators will try to find teams for waitlisted players either when an existing player cancels their registration or if new teams open up. If we cannot place a waitlisted player on a team by the start of the season, we will confirm with you and reimburse any fees paid. 

  • What if I do not have a credit card?

    Registrants without online access or credit cards are asked to register online with the assistance of a friend, relative, employer or via public facilities (all local libraries provide free online access) online with a pre-paid credit card….see details of various available cards at: http://dan.matan.ca/Canadian-Prepaid-Mastercard-Visa-Card-Reviews-Information

  • What is your refund policy?

    Only those players who register by May 15th will be placed on a team in the pre-determined order of registration (subject to Coach availability). After May 15th, a late fee of $50.00 applies to all registrations.

    If you register on a waitlist, you will be required to pay the $50.00 late fee only. If you are offered a spot in the program, full payment of the registration fees will be due within one week of being removed from the waitlist - if fees are not paid, your child may be placed back on the waitlist and the next player in line will be served. If we are unable to remove your child from the waitlist, the late fee of $50 will be refunded.

    Players and parents should be aware that accepting, including verbal, and then subsequently withdrawing from one of the following teams will result in forfeiture of their registration fees:

    • All U13 - U18 teams
    • U11 - U12 Division 1 & 2 teams
    • U8 - U10 Development Teams

    Players participating in U12 and below age groups, excluding Development and Divisional players (as stated above), are eligible for refunds (subject to the same contingencies listed above), provided such requests are received in writing by Member Services prior to October 15th.

    A written request to the Registrar is required for the return of registration fees. It is club policy that refunds will ONLY be given under extenuating circumstances. Return of the registration fee will be contingent on the following:

    • a $30.00 cancellation fee
    • prorated amount, based on portion of season elapsed
    • deduction of unrecoverable costs (i.e. affiliation fees, equipment, team pictures, etc.)
    • return of any outstanding raffle tickets and/or funds

    If you would like to be placed on a wait list or would like more information please review the list of Age Group Coordinators on this page.

  • When will I know if I am accepted on a team?

    For teams from U11/U12 Select plus U13 to U18, you will be contacted immediately after evaluations (for evaluation team players) or at the team formation evening in June (for non evaluation team players). Our goal for these age groups is to have completion by June 30th.

    For U8 to U12 house teams, our goal is to have teams formed by July 31st.

    For U4 to U7 (IA), our goal is to have complete information available in Early September based on allocation provided by the School District.

  • When will Online Registration be open?

    Our online registration system opens on Feb 15th and our early registration ends May 15th. After May 15th a late fee will be applied to registration and placement on a team is not assured.

    Please click here to Register Now
  • Where can I find information on the Adult Team Programming?

    Please review the webpages found on our website under the tab titled "Programs?

  • Where can I find information on the Club Academy or Extra Training programs?

    Please review the webpages found on our website under the tab titled "Programs"

  • Where can I find information on the Club Spring Break and Summer Camp programs?

    Please review the webpages found on our website under the tab titled "Programs"

  • Where can I find information on the Under 13 to Under 18 BC Soccer Premier League Team Programming?

    Please review the webpages found on our website under the tab titled "Programs"

  • Where can I find information on the Under 13 to Under 18 Team Programming?

    Please review the webpages found on our website under the tab titled "Programs”

  • Where can I find information on the Under 4 to Under 7 Initiation Academy Team Programming?

    To get information on our Under 4 to Under 7 Initiation Academy Team Programming, click here.

  • Where can I find information on the Under 8 to Under 12 Team Programming?

    Please review the webpages found on our website under the tab titled "Programs"

  • Who do I contact if I have a specific age group question?

    Questions relating to a specific age group may be emailed to yourAge Group Coordinator (U4-U12) or Evaluation Coordinator (U13-U18) here.

  • Who do I contact regarding subsidized registration questions?

    Contact our registrar at registrar/at/cmfsc.ca

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.

    In addition, information about the EA Sports League Selection and Evaluation Policies and Procedures can be found here.

  • 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 2019 Season?
    Under 14 to Under 15 $2,043 3 payments ($681)
    Under 13 * $1,740 3 payments ($580) 
    Under 16 to Under 17 *** $2,187 3 payments ($729)
    Under 18 ** $1,264 2 payments ($632)
    Under 13 Intake $1,023 One payment
    Training Player Fee $800 One payment
    • *fees are reduced to reflect uniforms & other apparel received during the 2018 intake season
    • **fees are reduced for the Under 18 age group as the season is only phase 1 & reduced apparel received
    • ***fees have a 2 night additional trip (beyond league) to Kamloops for the College Showcase

    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
    • Travel Costs (2 trips to Island, 2 trips to Okanagan)
    • Referee Costs
    • Uniforms, training gear, tracksuits, bag, etc.
    • 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 2019 League Calendar?

    2019 League Calendar Coming soon!

    Training will begin at the beginning of the January 2018. Phase 1 League play will begin on the February 25th/26th weekend, teams will be playing in pre-season tournaments and exhibition matches during January and February. The tentative 2018 schedule up to and including the Provincial Premier Cup Championships is:

    March 3/4: League match #1
    March 10/11: League match #2
    March 17/18: League match #3
    March 31/1: League match #4
    April 7/8: League match #5
    April 14/15: League match #6
    April 21/22: League match #7
    April 25 Picture Day
    April 28/29: League match #8
    May 5/6: League match #9 & #10
    May 12/13: League match #11 (College ID Weekend)
    May 26/27: League match #12 & #13
    June 2/3: League match #14
    June 9/10: Provincial Quarterfinal Playoffs 
    June 15-17: Provincial Premier Cup Semifinals (hosted by higher seed)
    June 23/24: Provincial Premier Cup Finals 
    Sept 8/9: League match #15
    Sept 15/16: League match #16
    Sept 22/23: League match #17
    Sept 29/30: League match #18
    Oct 13/14: League match #19
    Oct 20/21: League match #20
    Oct 27/28: League match #21
    Nov 3/4: League Cup Quarter-Finals
    Nov 10/11: League Cup Semi-Finals
    Nov 17/18: League Cup Finals

     

  • What is the EA Sports 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 "EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League".

    The EA Sports 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.
  • Why play for CMFSC?

    At CMFSC our past record of developing players for higher levels is second to none in British Columbia. We have a strong tradition of producing quality teams and players and are recognized as one of the top clubs in Canada.

    In early 2015, Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club was assessed by the National Soccer Coaching Association of America through their Club Standards Program. The club was designated at a Gold Standard Level, the highest recognition in this program. We were also recognized from the 170 plus clubs evaluated across the United States as "the ‘best' performing youth soccer club evaluated by the NSCAA to date."

BCSPL U13 Intake FAQ's


Initiation Academy FAQ's


  • Are the teams arranged by playing ability?

    Teams will be organized based on player registration, gym scheduling and coach availability. We also do our best to keep teams from previous years together.

  • Do boys and girls play on the same team?

    U4's may be co-ed, both boys and girls. U5, U6, and U7 boys and girls will be separated into separate teams.

  • Do Initiation Academy 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 Academy practices and games are pre-determined and do not change day, time, or location. An Initiation Academy 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.

  • 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 theInitiation Academy. 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.

  • For U6 & U7 weekend sessions, do we practice rain or shine?

    Yes, yes, yes! We are extremely fortunate for our outdoor weekend 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 weekend sessions will be cancelled will be in the event of thunder, lightning or snow.

  • 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.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Registration for the Initiation Academy is as follows:

    • U4 (2016) - $250.00
    • U5 (2015) - $250.00
    • U6 (2014) - $290.00
    • U7 (2013) - $290.00
    * Prices increase by $50 after May 15, 2019*

    Please click here for registration information

  • 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
  • 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.

  • What age groups does the Initiation Academy ecompass?

    Initiation is for players born in 2013 (U7), 2014 (U6), 2015 (U5) and 2016 (U4).

    Introducing Parent and Tot Program for Under 4 (3 year olds)

    CMFSC is excited to introduce an Under 4 program for both boys and girls who are born in 2016. This is an introduction to soccer in a fun and organized    environment. The emphasis will be on basic skills and lots of fun soccer activities. Parents will be asked to participate in this fun Parent-Tot Introduction    to Soccer Program. There will be one session per week (indoors) on the following days and times:

    • U4 Coed-Tuesday 5-6pm (Location TBC)
    • U4 Coed-Wednesday 5-6pm (Location TBC)
    • U4 Coed-Thursday 5-6pm (Location TBC)
    • U4 Coed-Friday Daytime 12-1pm (PINETREE GYM)

    Under 5 (4 Year Olds)

    This program will include both boys and girls who are born in 2015. This is an introduction to soccer in a fun and organized environment. The emphasis will be on basic skills and lots of fun soccer activities. The session will be structured as so the main focus will be the basic fundamental skills of ball control, dribbling, and passing. There will be one session per week (indoors). There will not be game days for this age group.

    Under 6 (5 year Olds)

    This program will include both boys and girls who are born in 2014. This is the second step in Initiation and we will continue building on what the players have learned in the Under 5 Program. Emphasis will still be on basic skills in a fun and non-competitive environment. The sessions will still be structured as so the main focus will be the basic fundamental skills of ball control, dribbling, and passing. At this age there is a second session on the weekend. Weekend sessions will consist of warm up activities and Game Days where teams will play games against other Initiation Academy U6 teams.

    Under 7 (6 Year Olds)

    This program will include both boys and girls who are born in 2013. This is the third step in Initiation and we will continue building on what the players have learned in the Under 5 and Under 6 Program. Emphasis will still be on basic skills in a fun and non-competitive environment. The sessions will still be structured as so the main focus will be the basic fundamental skills of ball control, dribbling, and passing with more emphasis beginning on game play. At this age there is a second session on the weekend. Weekend sessions will consist of warm up activities and Game Days where teams will play games against other Initiation U7 teams.

  • 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôt 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 day(s) will my child practice on?

    Locations and times of the sessions will be determined in September once allocations have been given by the Coquitlam School Board.

    • U4's & U5's will practice one session during the week
    • U6/U7 Boys practice once mid-week and have a second session on Saturdays at Town Centre - North Field (U6 Boys 10:15-11:15am / U7 Boys 9-10am)
    • U6/U7 Girls practice once mid-week and have a second session on Sundays at Town Centre - West Field (U6 Girls 10-11am / U7 Girls 9-10am)
  • What does my child wear to practices and weekend sessions?

    Players should wear running shoes (shin pads, shorts, t-shirts or team jerseys) to all 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 does that registration fee include?

    Registration fee includes a complete season from mid-September to March 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).

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

    From time to time, school events are scheduled at gyms and therefore cannot be used for soccer sessions. For weekday sessions, we will do our best to reschedule sessions at an alternate gym location. However, if a gym is unavailable, and no alternative location is available, the session will be cancelled and we will notify all parents as soon as possible via email. Unfortunately, with the season timeline, no make up sessions will be available. For weekend sessions, at Town Center, if a session is cancelled due to snow or a special event, parents will also be notified as soon as possible and no makeup sessions will be available.

  • 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.

  • What is the coach to player ration?

    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 one Parent Head Coach and one Parent Assistant Coach per team.

  • What is the focus of the program? What are the program objectives?

    The Initiation program focuses on psychomotor and cognitive skill development. Players move constantly, each with a ball at his or her feet, working on vital skills that will enable them to perform to their maximum potential. Through fun games and activities, they also learn basic gymnastics and running techniques.

    The Initiation program shares the philosophy of most of the world's leading educational systems in developing not only the few exceptional players but also the children with less ability. For us, the greatest reward comes not from the best player, but from the child who shows the greatest improvement.

  • 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.

  • When does the Initiation Program take team pictures?

    The Initiation Picture Day is held on a separate day than other CMFSC Club Teams so once the IA Picture Day date is confirmed, parents will be notified by their Team Manager/Age Group Coordinator. In the event that you miss the Initiation Picture Day, once a back up date is confirmed, your age group coordinator/manager will let you know.

  • When does the season start?

    This program will run from mid-September to early March when the season will wrap up with the Domenic Mobilio Friendship Cup Tournament. There will also be a break for the Christmas/Holiday Season.

  • 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 Head Coach, Parent Assistant Coaches, Parent Team Managers as well as Age Group Co-ordinators.

U8 FAQ's


U9 FAQ's


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

    As players are registered, parents are asked to indicate if they are willing to volunteer as Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Managers. 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • What will happen for the 2018-2019 season and beyond for the 2009 age group?

    2018-19 - Dual stream Under 10 House league. Each season the club technical staff will assess the age group and we may, in addition, select an Under 10 team from the Development stream that will play in the Under 11 Select league.

    2019-20 - This is the first year of an organized Under 11 Select Soccer and players will be placed on a Select team or a House team in this age group.

  • When will the Under 9 Teams be formed?

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

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

    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. If an additional team is added in the Development Division there will be adjustments on all teams to accommodate this.

  • 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


U11 - U12 FAQ's


  • How are coaches being assigned to the U11 - U12 Division 1 and 2 Teams?

    The Under 11 Division 1 & 2 coaches are required to complete a coach application form found at the following link. Decisions on Head Coach positions are decided by 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 coaches being assigned to the U11 - U12 House Teams?

    At registration parents have an option to indicate if they would be willing to volunteer as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or Manager. We will consider all parents that indicate interest in a volunteer position and decisions on coaches will be finalized and approved by CMFSC’s technical staff and the Age Group Coordinator. Decisions on Assistant coaches and Managers for each team will be decided by the team Head coach.

  • How are teams formed at the U11 - U12 Division 1/2 level?

    Teams will be formed through evaluations. This is the first time these players will be going through an evaluation process. The evaluations for Under 11 Division 1 & 2 are completed prior to spring break each year. Information about the evaluation process and dates can be found at the following  link

    Within the Under 11 division, each season it is determined by the technical staff how many Under 11 division teams will be formed and how they will be tiered.

  • How are teams formed at the U11 - U12 House level?

    Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House division. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 11 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

    On the registration form there is a place for requests. In the House league consideration will be given to honor friend requests. Our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced in terms of ability within the Under 11 House league. Registering after the deadline of May 15th will likely result in requests not being considered.

    The House teams will be formed and completed by July 15th.

  • How do I register my child for a U11 - U12 Division 1 or 2 team?

    All players must register for the current season prior to the first Under 11 evaluation date. When registering choose either Under 11 or Under 12 Select. The evaluation schedule can be found here

  • How do I register my child for a U11 - U12 House team?

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

    When registering choose either Under 11 House or Under 12 House.

    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.

  • How many players are on the field for U11 or U12?

    At Under 11 & Under 12 the structure is 8-aside. This means 7 outfield players plus a goalie.

  • How many times per week does a U11 team train and play games?

    Division 1 & 2 teams will train 2 times per week and players will be strongly encouraged to attend the High Performance or Prospects academy.

    House teams will train a minimum of 1 time per week and players are encouraged to attend the Player Academy.

  • If my child is placed on a House Team, do they have an opportunity to move to a Division 1 or 2 Team during the season?

    We will continue to monitor players in the house league through coach feedback and technical staff feedback. If a player is identified as excelling at the House League there is a possibility for training opportunities and call-up opportunities with a Division 2 Team.

  • If my child was in the Development Stream are they guaranteed to be on one of the Divisional teams?

    No, if players were on a development team in the previous season it does not guarantee a position on a Division 1 or 2 team.

  • If my child was on a house team in Under 10, do they have an opportunity to attend U11 evaluations?

    Yes, all players can attend the Pre-Evaluation session. It is advised that you speak with your house league coach prior to registering for evaluations to provide you feedback on if this would be a beneficial experience for your child.

  • Is there a difference in cost between the House League and the Divisional League?

    Yes, the Division 1 and 2 team fees are $20 more than the House League. 

  • What are the games for the U11 - U12 program?

    Games will be played on Saturdays for Boys and Sundays for Girls. You can expect game times to be scheduled between 9:00am and 3:00pm 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 league structure at U11?

    U11 Division 1 & 2 Boys/Girls

    Both the U11 Division 1 and Division 2 teams compete in the BC Coastal Soccer League. Competition will be within the Tri-Cities, Alouette, Surrey, Delta, and Fraser Valley districts. 

    U11 House Boys/Girls

    All U11 House teams will play games within the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (TCYSA). Games will be played against Port Moody, PoCo and inter-club.

  • What is the league structure at U12?

    U12 Division 1 & 2 Boys/Girls

    Both the U11 Division 1 and Division 2 teams compete in the BC Coastal Soccer League. Competition will be within the Tri-Cities, Alouette, Surrey, Delta, and Fraser Valley districts.

    U12 House Boys/Girls

    All U11 House teams will play games within the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association (TCYSA). Games will be played against Port Moody, PoCo and inter-club.


  • What kind of Coach Support is there?

    The Under 8 to Under 12 divisions are overseen by club Technical Staff, Esteban Mora (boys) and Andrea Maloney (girls). Each age group and gender will also have an Age Group Staff Head Coach assigned to support the volunteer coaches. The Age Group Staff Head Coaches will provide coach development sessions throughout the season, provide team support, and will be monitoring games.

    The Club also offers Coach Development Courses - https://www.cmfsc.ca/coaching-certification-pathway-info
     

  • What type of Coach support is there for the U11-U12 divisions?

    The Under 11 & Under 12 divisions are overseen by club Technical Staff, Alfredo Valente (boys) and Andrea Maloney (girls). Each age group and gender will also have an Age Group Staff Head Coach assigned to support the volunteer coaches. The Age Group Staff HeadCoaches will provide coach development sessions throughout the season, provide team support, and will be monitoring games.

  • When does the season start?

    League play generally begins the second weekend of September for all levels. Division 1 & 2 teams will be formed in March and train and play exhibition games from April to June. House teams will be formed in June and normally start training at the end of August.

  • When will U11 - U12 teams be formed?

    Division 1 and 2 teams will be formed through the evaluation process and finalized prior to spring break. The House teams will be formed and completed by July 15th. For a list of evaluation dates, please visit our Evaluation Page here

  • Who do I contact about questions about the U11 - U12 House or Division 1/2 teams?

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

    Click to contact Age Group Coordinators
  • Will my child have the same coach as he/she had the previous season?

    No, there are no guarantees that your child's coach will be the same as the previous season.

  • Will the House and Division 1/2 teams have different uniforms?

    Both the House and the Division 1 & 2 teams will receive the same home and away jersey in the CMFSC colours.

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.

    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.

  • 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 13 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
  • 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?

    Select teams: Metro, Division 1, Division 2, & Division 3 teams will be formed through the evaluation process. More information on our evaluation process can be found at the following link.

  • 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 Metro-Select League?

    The Metro-Select league is the division after BC Soccer Premier League. 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 Metro-Select league can be found on the league website.

  • 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 in the 2017-18 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. We will delay confirming a 2018-19 roster, if the 2018-19 season is not complete as to not distract the team and players in the Coastal Cup Competition.

  • 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 policies & procedures, subsequent withdrawal from the team will result in forfeiture of their registration fees. Verbally accepting a position is considered an official acceptance.

  • 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 goal of the program?

    Upon leaving the Initiation Academy 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 Academy provides players with the skills necessary to take their own steps to success.

  • 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.

  • 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) and assigned gym times throughout the week.

  • 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 in the Development League?

    All players will have access to receive extra training through our academies, camps, & club jamborees. All Development players additionally will be invited to our Prospects Program.

  • 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?

    This fee is applied to any Academy registrations when the player is not currently registered in the CMFSC Fall League Program.

  • What is the difference between Player Academy and Prospects?

    Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC hosts two different types of academies to appeal to all levels of ability.  

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

    Prospects Academy is intended to provide U8 - U10 Development Stream and U11 - U12 Divisional players with an opportunity to train in a more competitive environment. This program is an invite only program. Players from the house program may be invited to attend the program as well.  

  • 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.

  • When does registration open?

    Registration opens in mid-July for the 2018-19 Fall Academy.

  • 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