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Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club

Minis U11 - U12 Program Information

The Under 11 Season will consist of several changes for players and teams as the players transition from our Two Streamed Development & House League to the Under 11 and Under 12 Select and House League.

Please refer to the FAQ section for information about the Under 11 and Under 12 divisions.

The Under 11 & 12 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.

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.

Some Guiding Principles for the Under 11 & 12 Age Group

  • Technical support for all coaches in the age group to evenly distribute coaching talent.
  • Player Development Programs available for all players
  • A transparent evaluation and ongoing assessment process.
  • A clear communication plan to parents and coaches.

Any technical questions, can be directly to:

Alfredo Valente – CMFSC, Assistant Technical Director
Andrea Maloney – CMFSC, Head Coach, Girls

  • 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 coaches being assigned to the U11 - U12 Select Teams?

    At Under 11 Select 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 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 are teams formed at the U11 - U12 Select 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 Select are completed prior to spring break each year. Information about the evaluation process and dates can be found at the followinglink

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

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

    All players must register for the 2016-17 season prior to the first Under 11 evaluation date. When registering choose either Under 11 or Under 12 Select.

  • 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?

    Select 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 Select 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 division there is a possibility for training opportunities and call-up opportunities with Select Teams.

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

    No, if players were on a development team in the previous season it does not guarantee a position on a Select 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 Select League?

    Yes, the Select League is $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 Select Boys

    All U11 Select teams will be scheduled in the 5 District select league. Competition will be within the Tri-Cities, Alouette, Surrey, Delta, and Fraser Valley districts. Each CMFSC select team will have a set home time and location but all away scheduled games will vary.

    U11 House Boys

    All U11 House teams will play games within the Tri-Cities and Alouette district. Each CMFSC House team will have a set home time and location but all away scheduled games will vary.

    U11 Select Girls

    U11 Girls Select teams will play games within the Tri-Cities district. Competition will be within the Tri-Cities, and it could also include teams from other Districts including the Fraser Valley and Alouette Districts . Each CMFSC Select team will have a set home time and location but all away scheduled games will vary.

    U11 House Girls

    All U11 and U12 House teams will play games within the Tri-Cities district. Each CMFSC House team will have a set home time and location, but all away scheduled games will vary. Tri-Cities district members include Port Moody Soccer Club, Poco Euro-Rite FC, North Coquitlam Soccer Club and Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club.

  • What is the league structure at U12?

    U12 Select Boys

    All U12 Select teams will be scheduled in the BC Coastal Soccer League. Competition will be within the Tri-Cities, Alouette, Surrey, Delta, and Fraser Valley districts. Each CMFSC select team will have a set home time and location but all away scheduled games will vary.

    U12 House Boys

    All U12 House teams will play games within the Tri-Cities and Alouette district. Each CMFSC House team will have a set home time and location but all away scheduled games will vary.

    U12 Select Girls

    U12 Girls Select teams will play games within the BC Coastal Girls Soccer League. Competition could include any of the following 8 lower mainland Districts including Alouette District, Burnaby District, Fraser Valley District, North Shore District, Richmond District, South District, Tri-Cities District and Vancouver District.

    U12 House Girls

    All U12 and U12 House teams will play games within the Tri-Cities district. Each CMFSC House team will have a set home time and location, but all away scheduled games will vary. Tri-Cities district members include Port Moody Soccer Club, Poco Euro-Rite FC, North Coquitlam Soccer Club and Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer 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
     

  • 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?

    The league will begin normally begins the second weekend of September for Select and the third weekend of September for House teams. Select 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?

    Select 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.

  • Who do I contact about questions about the U11 - U12 House or Select 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 Select teams have different uniforms?

    Both the House and the Select teams will receive a home and away jersey in the CMFSC colours.

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