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Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club Soccer for life!

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club

The CMFSC Club Guide | All Resources in one place.

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

  • Team Officials (Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Managers)

    Introduction


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

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

    • Team Official Requirements (Coach, Assistant Coach, Manager)

      Prior to the start of the season, all team officials are responsible for ensuring that Club policies and procedures are followed by their team members. We strongly encourage coaches and managers to be familiar with all club policies and procedures which can be found in the Club Guide.

      Additionally, each team official is responsible for completing the following:

      1. Volunteer on Power Up for the applicable season
      2. Have a completed Criminal Record Check on file (within three years)
      3. Complete online Concussion Education Program *only U11 + teams
      4. Access your team roster

      Volunteer on Power Up (If you already have a Power Up account, skip to step 3):

      1. You may access our site at https://cmfsc.powerupsports.com
      2. Click the 'Sign Up' tab on the right side of the screen
      3. Once your profile has been set up, log into your profile
      4. On the main screen, click 'Volunteer Now!' on the left side of the screen
      5. Click the green 'Apply Now' button
      6. Fill in the information requested on the form and hit continue
      7. Confirm with Member Services that you have completed this process

      Complete a Criminal Record Check

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

      Concussion Education Program

      In an attempt to be a leader in player safety, CMFSC has adopted a mandatory cushion awareness training program. We are requiring that all staff and team officials complete the new Concussion Awareness Training module from all Under 11 to Under 18 teams. In addition, we are strongly recommending that at least one parent from each family complete the course as well. 

      The course can be completed at: www.cattonline.com. Once completed you will be able to select Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC in the drop-down menu to indicate your club and an email notification will automatically be sent to Member Services. 

      Accessing Your Team Roster

      ONLY once you have completed the above steps, will you be able to access your team roster on Power Up. 

      1. Log into your Power Up account
      2. Select your Role as: 'Team Official:HL' (brown tab at the top of the screen)
      3. Select your Active Team. The Active Team will be green, while the inactive team will be blue. You will see both if you are a team official for multiple teams
      4. Select the Roster tab to view your roster information

      *If you do not have an active team, please ensure you read carefully through Volunteering on Power Up.*

    • Examples of Communication Documents

      As soon as your roster is confirmed, please make sure to reach out to your team to welcome them and provide them with any important information. It is important to set out team expectations early to get everyone on the same page. Below are examples of team emails:

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

      Sample Team Roles and Responsibilites Sample Team Roles and Responsibilites (104 KB)

    • Coach Certification & Development

      Coach Certification
      As per BC Soccer rules, it is mandatory for all Head Coaches of any youth team to complete the appropriate Canadian Soccer Association/BC Soccer Association coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they are currently coaching. Please click here for more information.

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

      Coach Development

      The 2017-18 Coach Development Calendar is currently up to date. Please view our website to see the full schedule - http://www.cmfsc.ca/coach-development

    • Training Allocations & Field Training Plan

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

    • Communication Protocol

      Under 8 to Under 12 Boys & Girls Communication Protocol

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

      Under 13 to Under 18 Boys & Girls Communication Protocol

      • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
      • Manager to Member Services
      • Coach to Technical Staff
      • Member Services/Technical Staff to Club Board, Leagues, District, BCSA, etc.

      Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL Boys & Girls Communication Protocol

      • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
      • Manager/Coach to BCSPL Administrator (Nicky Land)/ BCSPL Technical Director (Dale Mitchell)

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

    • TeamSnap

      CMFSC offers the complementary service of the TeamSnap program (https://www.teamsnap.com) to all CMFSC teams (excluding Initiation Academy teams). This mobile and web online team management software allows teams a simple but powerful tool to keep track of practice schedules, game schedules, attendance, player availability, team payments, send out group messages, post team photos, and more. Effectively, TeamSnap enables teams to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate more efficiently.

      Though we provide this service, is it up to the coach/manager, to maintain usage and update as necessary (roster information, schedules). Service is provided throughout the Fall Season and to those teams participating in the Spring Season. At the end of the season, the information is archived and teams will be reset.

      *PLEASE DO NOT SET UP A TEAM YOURSELF. MEMBER SERVICES WILL SET UP ALL TEAMS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON AND GRANT THE HEAD COACH OWNERSHIP ACCESS*

      If you believe your team has not been set up, will not be using the service or if you have any questions regarding TeamSnap please contact Member Services.

      TeamSnap - How Do I Add My Roster? TeamSnap - How Do I Add My Roster? (218 KB)

      TeamSnap - How Do I Add My Team Manager? TeamSnap - How Do I Add My Team Manager? (119 KB)

      TeamSnap - How Do I Change My Team Name? TeamSnap - How Do I Change My Team Name? (132 KB)


    • Game Fields & Field Set-Up

      For more comprehensive information regarding our fields, specific age group game set-up, gyms, and parking, please review our Fields & Facilities section in the Club Guide.

      Field Etiquette - Training

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

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

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

      Field Etiquette - Games

      1. Do not go to the bench area until the game before you has ended.
      2. When warming up, please be respectful of the game before you. Avoid warming up directly behind the goal area, and please keep balls from going astray on to the field of play.
      3. Please clean up the bench areas when your game is over. Do not leave empty water bottles, discarded tape, and ice packs. All trash can be put in the provided receptacles.
      4. At the conclusion of your game, please vacate the bench areas to allow for the next team to setup. 

      Relocation form Grass to Turf

      During winter weeks, we may relocate your game to turf. For teams U8 - U12, please click here for the guidelines when setting up your field at Town Centre and Charles Best.

      Please also note the following:

      • Disassembling Fields - Games have been scheduled back-to-back to maximize the number of teams that can play on a given day. If you are the Home team, as soon as your game ends, the equipment must be put away immediately. As well as your own team benches/equipment, this also includes moving the nets to the fences and removing any cones that have been setup as sidelines. This may involve notifying parents ahead of time to start this process as soon as the final whistle blows. The only time this is not done, is if the team playing after you approaches you to let you know their set-up is the same.

      • Cone switching - If you are the next game to play and your field has already been set-up appropriately with cones, have a matched number set of cones ready to give the team that is about to finish their game, rather than having them clean up their cones, and you setting down new cones.

      Keys

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

      Parents & Spectators

      A reminder that all parents and spectators are to remain on the opposite sideline of where the player benches are setup, for the entire duration of the game.

    • Jerseys

      The priority is for teams to wear the blue/black jerseys as much as possible. The white alternates will only be worn by the CMF team that is the home team and only if they are playing another CMF team or a team that has a jersey colour that clashes with our blue/black set. Coaches/Managers, should confirm jersey colour with the opposing team prior to game day, however, players should ALWAYS bring both jerseys to every game.

      EXAMPLES:

      Home Team: CMF Lions 
      Away Team: CMF Bears

      Lions would wear WHITE as they are the home team and are required to change. Bears would wear Black/Blue.

      Home Team: CMF Lions
      Away Team: PCEFC Tigers

      Lions would wear BLACK/BLUE as they are the home team, unless the Tigers show up to the game wearing black. 

    • Referees

      Referee Development Programs:

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

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

      Referee Payment:

      Home teams are responsible for paying the referees before the game. Please ensure that the exact of money in cash is paid, per the referee payment schedule. Please print out the the referee reimbursement form and bring to to each game. The form can be submitted for reimbursement in December and upon completion of the season.

      Officials Payment Claim Form Officials Payment Claim Form (618 KB)

    • League Schedules

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

    • League Rules
    • Game Time Change Request Process

      Creating game schedules is a balancing act with many considerations which include:

      1. Scheduling games back-to-back on the same field to reduce the need for setup and take down of equipment by the same team.
      2. Working around coaches with multiple teams so they can make it to as many of their teams' games as possible.
      3. Scheduling grouped games to streamline ref scheduling.  

      Changes create a domino effect of changes for other teams and ref scheduling and cannot be entertained within 48 hours of a scheduled game.

      To minimize disruptions, here are some guidelines to follow:

      1. Any request for a time change in U8-U12 age groups with fixed schedules MUST be sent a minimum of 10 days prior to requested game change. Every effort will be made, but no requests can be guaranteed. Change requests must be proposed to your opposing CMFSC team first. Only if they agree, are you able to make the request. For teams playing non-CMF teams, a request can be made without opponent approval, but this is NOT recommended since it may lead to a cancelled game by the opponent.
      2. For teams without fixed schedules (U13-U18), please email Gwenda at least 10 days prior to the weekend in question with your preferred game time and every effort will be made to accommodate.
      3. Send request to Gwenda Woodbusy (divscheduler/at/cmfsc.ca ) and cc your age group coordinator. (Please provide the reason when this is requested.)

      Switching with another team:

      It is also permitted to switch times with another game (ie you have a 10am game but would like to switch with someone else that is hosting a 12pm game), you must contact your opponent and both teams involved in that game to request the swap.  If all 4 teams agree to the switch, then email Gwenda (cc the other team coach/managers) to let her know so she can update the team info for the referees doing those games. These game swaps should be done well in advance for the fixed schedule games and as soon as possible after home games are posted for divisional games. Absolute deadline is 3 days prior to the game. 

      Because referees are assigned according to their skill level, and some games require 3 officials while other games require only one official, such switching can only be done between same age group teams within a league (ie. U15 Div 3 teams cannot switch with a U15 MSL team or a U14 team.) All teams involved in the change are then responsible for informing their players of the new game time. Gwenda will adjust the game schedule and inform the referees. 

    • Game Cancellation Process

      Please be advised that if you arrive at your field and determine it to be unplayable, or you are unable to field a team, you must take the following steps as soon as possible to ensure all parties are notified immediately.

      1. Contact opponent to notify them of cancellation. Team contact information is available on the website here: 
      2. For game day cancellations, contact your referee scheduler by TEXT MSG ONLY including your team name, age group & game details to confirm cancellation so that they can notify the referees ASAP:
        • Mini’s - Andrea Brizuela - 604-729-0427
        • Divisional’s - Gwenda Woodbury - 604-657-7170 (or Pete Dragan - 778-839-5108)
      3. During times that we are experiencing inclement weather, please check the website here to ensure your field is open. If all fields are closed, an email will be sent out to all CMF teams via Power Up and referees will automatically be cancelled, but please ensure any out of club opponents are notified as early as possible.

      **Referees are due payment when they are not able to be notified within 3 hours of the start of the scheduled game or when the game is cancelled on site by the referee due to field conditions.** Teams are responsible to pay the referee if cancelled on site. The club will pay the referee in all other game cancelled situations.

    • Team Lists and ID Cards (U12-U18)

      All teams from Under 12 to Under 18 are provided with a set of BCSA ID cards for players and staff. BCSA ID cards will be created internally by CMFSC at the beginning of the season and distributed to coaches. All cards must be turned in at the end of the season.

      You must provide the ID cards along with two copies of your team list to the referee prior to the start of your match. Please ensure that you obtain your cards from the official at the end of the game. Please note that only those individuals with ID cards and listed on the official team list are permitted to be on the bench or in technical areas.

      Additional Information:

      Teams playing in BCSPL and MSL are required to have they ID cards effective the first game of the new season. Teams playing in 5 District League (Boys) and BC Coastal Girls Soccer League do not need ID cards until October 1.

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

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

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

       

      Team Lists and ID Cards (U12-U18)


       

    • Player Permits (U13-U18)

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

      For Metro-Selects League, the permit is located on the bottom of the team list form; BC Coastal Girls League and the BC Coastal Soccer League use a separate permit form available on their website.

      Metro-Selects League - http://metroselectleague.ca/wp/resources/forms/
      BC Coastal Girls - https://www.bccgsl.ca/downloads/Play%20Up%20Permit%20fillable.pdf
      BC Coastal Soccer Intra Club Permit - http://www.4districtsoccer.com/downloads/BCCSL-Intra-Club-Permit.pdf

      The process is as follows:

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

      Prior to your game each week, make sure to email the opposing team to confirm game time, location, and uniform colour. You will have to go onto other clubs' websites for team contact information but for internal matches, below are all of the CMFSC contacts:

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

    • Picture Day

      Initiation Academy - October 14th and 15th
      Minis & Divisional - September 23rd and 24th (makeup October 14th and 15th)
      BCSPL - TBD (Spring 2018)

      Location - Town Centre above Cunnings Field, corner of the parking lot

      Picture Schedule 
      Saturday, October 14th - Click Here.
      Sunday, October 15th - Click Here.

      Notes:
      - Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated time
      - Players should wear their Blue/Black jersey, shorts, soccer socks, cleats
      - Coaches should wear their coach's kit. If you have not received your kit, we will have extra jackets to wear for the picture

    • Age Group Technical Staff Head Coaches

      This season will see an expansion of our Age Group Head Coach Support with expansion to the Under 12 age group. The Age Groups Head Coaches will continue to supports teams and coaches through running team sessions and observation and support at games on weekends.

      Under 7 Boys - Liam Carter
      Under 7 Girls - Liam Carter
      Under 8 Boys - Liam Carter
      Under 8 Girls - Giovanni Carida        
      Under 9 Boys - Anthony Marrello & Dante Marconato
      Under 9 Girls - Rachael Pelat
      Under 10 Girls - Tony Cargill        
      Under 10 Boys - Connor Ayre
      Under 11 Girls - Karim Ismael
      Under 11 Boys - Tony Cargill
      Under 12 Boys - Giovanni Valente
      Under 12 Girls - Lindsay Sayers

      Please see here for a full description of bios of our Age Group Head Coaches (under Technical Staff).

    • Club Raffle

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

      1. All coaches/team representatives attending the meeting must pick up and sign for their team package before they leave the meeting.
      2. The team packages are to be given immediately to the team manager for distribution of the tickets to the players. The instructions are contained in the package.
      3. The date for return of the completed packages is Friday, October 6th (Monday, October 16th for the IA Teams).
      4. More information about the raffle can be found here.
    • Individual Player Programs

      Academy Information

      Please refer your teams to the following link for Academy information.

      Drop-In Complimentary Goalkeeping Clinics

      Each season the club provides complimentary goalkeeping clinics for Under 8 to Under 12 players. As most teams do not have dedicated goalies, this position is often shared amongst all players. These sessions are designed to give players some practice and instruction to prepare them for this position and give them more confidence when it is their turn in goal.

      These sessions are complimentary and no registration is required. Players can attend as many of the sessions that they would like. All Coaches are welcome to attend as well to observe.

      Saturday, September 9th - 4:00pm - 5:00pm at Town Center South (Grass Field)

      Sunday, September 10th - 4:00pm - 5:00pm at Town Center South (Grass Field)

      Wednesday, September 13th - 6:00pm - 7:00pm at Town Center South (Grass Field)

       

  • Risk Management (Criminal Record Check)

    TEAMS WITHOUT APPROPRIATELY ACCREDITED "TEAM STAFF" WILL BE FORCED TO FOLD.

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

    BC Soccer rule (#21) requires coaches/volunteers and administrators working with youth and club/teams funds to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check(VSC)/Criminal Record Check(CRC) every three (3) years. More information is on the BC Soccer website at:

    https://www.bcsoccer.net/Risk%20Management

    BC Soccer is becoming increasingly vigilant in validating club's compliance as part of the Club charter process and has declared that clubs are not to operate teams without the appropriate VSC's/CRC's being in place prior to the start of the season.

    All volunteers and staff are required to complete the screening process as outlined. There are three options for members; online, in-preson, or providing a pre-existing current Criminal Record Check. 

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

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

    CRC Process Overview CRC Process Overview (1110 KB)

    For in-persons forms, please access these forms from our Club Forms Page.

    To access the online process, please use this link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm

    The on-line code required for CMFSC is – XJFNTJCLXY

  • Age Group Information

    Initiation Academy (Under 4 to Under 7)


    Under 4 Initiation Academy Program

    The Under 4 Initiation Program is for boys and girls pre-school age. The season runs indoors once per week scheduled either on a mid-week evening, 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 Metro-Selects

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

    More information about the BC Coastal Soccer League can be found on the league website: http://www.4districtsoccer.com

     

  • Club Policies

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

    General


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


    Conduct


    CMFSC Coach / Team Official Code of Conduct CMFSC Coach / Team Official Code of Conduct (61 KB)

    CMFSC Parent Code of Conduct Agreement CMFSC Parent Code of Conduct Agreement (126 KB)

    CMFSC Player Code of Conduct Agreement CMFSC Player Code of Conduct Agreement (120 KB)


    Privacy


    CMFSC Privacy Policy CMFSC Privacy Policy (461 KB)


    Social Media


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


    Discipline & Suspensions



  • Concussion Programs

    Concussion Registration Waiver 


    BC Soccer (governing body), in the interests of players’ health and safety, requires ALL players and parents and/or guardians (if player is under 18 years old), to be educated about the signs and symptoms of concussions. All parents and adult players are required to complete the online Concussion Awareness Training course to ensure you are aware of the signs and symptoms of a concussion, as well as the return to play protocols at www.cattonline.com. Parents and players have a responsibility to report all concussion-related injuries and illnesses to an independent medical professional. CMFSC reserves the right to limit players' return to the field, based on the aforementioned protocols and professional medical advice.

     

    Baseline Concussion Testing


    Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC aims to be a leader in player safety and injury recovery. Last year, we started a pilot program by partnering with Strive Health and Performance Clinic to offer Baseline Concussion Testing to our BCSPL teams. 169 players (U13-U18 boys and girls) participated in the initial baseline testing and 17 of those participants returned to the clinic after a suspected concussion for additional testing and treatment.

    This season, we are pleased to open this program up to U12 teams and above. Players that complete baseline testing have the ability to return to Strive when they suspect they’ve suffered a concussion for additional testing and treatment if necessary. At that point, all return to play protocols will be managed and communicated by Strive directly to the team officials so coaches will know when/how the player can return to play.

    Although this program will not be mandatory, we ask that you discuss Baseline Testing with your team as Strive offers team rates, group rates (5+ athletes) and individual rates. The regular rate is $130 per person.

    Team Rate – Team coach/manager books directly with Strive for a rate of $70 per player. Minimum of 5 teammates.

    Group Rate – Any group of 5 or more athletes (mixed gender and/or age) can book directly with Strive as a team for the same rate of $70 per player.

    Individual Rate – Individuals may book themselves directly with Strive for a rate of $95 per player. *Just make sure to mention you are from CMFSC*

    For more information about baseline testing, please read the attached information or you may visit http://strivehealthandperformance.ca/concussion-management/

    Ready to book? Please call Strive Health and Performance to arrange your appointment at 778-355-3050
    Testing will be held at Strive Health and Performance:
    102-1032 Austin Ave, Coquitlam

    Concussion Awareness & Return to Play Information:

    Baseline Concussion Testing FAQ’s Baseline Concussion Testing FAQ’s (35 KB)

    Baseline Testing - What to Expect Baseline Testing - What to Expect (4196 KB)

     

     

    Concussion Education Program


     

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

    Concussion Education Program Concussion Education Program (319 KB)

  • Constitution

    CCS Bylaws CCS Bylaws (214 KB)

  • Fields & Facilities

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

    Fields


    General

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

    Training


    General

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

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

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

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

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

    Field Etiquette

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

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

    Games


    General

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

    Field Etiquette

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

    Game Fields & Field Set-Up


    Field Lining & Equipment – Grass Fields

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

      • set of nets in a plastic bin
      • a set of corner flags for each field
      • step stool (if required)

      If any of this equipment is removed broken, is it your responsibility to notify the field equipment coordinator immediately. Please ensure that the boxes are locked at the end of the day.

    2. Home team is responsible for the field set up and take down.

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

    Field Lining & Equipment – Turf Fields

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

    Game Fields By Age Groups:

    U8

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

    U9

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

    U10

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

     

    U11

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

    U12

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

     

    U13 and above

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

    Parking


    Town Centre Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All other fields

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


    Gyms


    General Information

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

    Gym Protocols

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

  • Organizational Chart

    2016 CMFSC Organizational Chart.

    CMFSC 2016 Organizational Chart

  • Player Evaluations & Team Formation

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

    Under 11 & Under 12 Select Teams


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


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


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


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


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


    Under 13 BCSPL Intake (Born 2005)


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


    Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL


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

  • Registration

    Please visit our Registration Resource Centre for all current information here.

  • Safety

    Safety General


    Medical Information & Emergency Contact Information:

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


    Players with Pre-exisiting Medical Conditions:

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


    First Aid Kits:

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


    Lightning/Severe Weather:

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

    Prevention:

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

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

    Useful Forms & Documents:

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

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

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

     

    GOALPOST SAFETY


    BC Soccer would like to draw your attention to the following guidelines for the safe use of goalposts. The unsafe or incorrect use of goal posts could lead to serious injury or death. Safety is always of paramount importance and everyone in soccer must play their part to make our sport as safe as possible. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.bcsoccer.net/files/MemberService/RiskManagement/GoalPostSafety.pdf


    The City of Coquitlam will also be providing supplying “sand bags” at all artificial turf sites before the start of the new soccer season, all your coaches to asked to use these sand bags with portable goals to add stability to the structure. We will be posting signage at all turf fields.

     

    FIFA 11+


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

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

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

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

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


  • Social Media Guidlines

    The Coquitlam Metro Ford Soccer Club recognizes and supports its members’ rights to freedom of speech and expression including the use of social networks. In this context, however, each member must remember that playing and competing for CMFSC is a privilege, not a right. As coach, athlete or volunteer you represent CMFSC and you are expected to portray yourself, your team, and the Club in a positive manner at all times. Any online postings must therefore be consistent with Club guidelines.

    Guidelines:

    If you participate on a social networking site, you must keep the following guidance in mind:

    • Everything you post is public information – any text or photo placed online is completely out of your control the moment it is placed online – even if you limit access to your site. Information (including photos, videos, comments, and posters) may be accessible even after you remove it.
    • Use caution when adding someone or inviting someone to be a friend.
    • What you post may affect your future. Many university school admissions officers, scouts, professional teams, national governing bodies, volunteer organizations and employers review social networking sites as part of their overall evaluation of a candidate or employee. Carefully consider how you want people to perceive you before you give them a chance to misinterpret your information (including photos, videos, comments and postings).
    • Similar to comments made in person, CMFSC will not tolerate disrespectful/offensive comments and behaviour online towards CMFSC teams, coaches, & players and opposition teams, coaches, & players.

    Monitoring and Consequences:

    Any violation of these guidelines is subject to investigation and sanction by CMFSC. CMFSC reserves the right to determine appropriate sanctions for any violation of these guidelines (such sanctions may vary from removal of the objectionable material, suspension or dismissal).

    *Note: Adapted, with permission, from Simon Fraser University *


    For a pdf version of the above please click here


  • Sponsorship & Team Fundraising

    Sponsorship


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

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

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


    Team Fundraising


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

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

    Academies


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


    Camps


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

  • Travel & Tournaments

    Provincial & National Competitions Club Support


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

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


    Team Travelling Document Resources For Managers & Coaches


    Application to Travel Out of Province - BC Soccer Application to Travel Out of Province - BC Soccer (211 KB)

    CMFSC Rooming List CMFSC Rooming List (80 KB)

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

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

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

  • Uniforms & Equipment

    Please visit our webpage here for all current information. 

  • Insurance

    Insurance


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

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