The Soccer for Life program is for ages 13-17, born between 2005 and 2001 for our 2018 Outdoor Season.
All divisions play regulation 11-a-side soccer. Parent volunteers are needed to coach at these age levels too!
At any stage in the LTPD model, players may choose to play soccer as a purely recreational activity regardless of their level of ability or disability, and soccer can certainly be enjoyed as part of a lifelong wellness plan. Players of all ages and abilities sometimes stop playing due to other interests, lack of success, shortage of playing opportunities, poor leadership, or other reasons. The LTPD model promotes personal success to ensure they remain enthusiastic and choose to stay involved in soccer and sport in general.
This league is run for social and fitness benefits that align with Ontario Soccer’s Soccer for Life program.
Registration is $175 before March 31 and $200 after.
Physical training in the Soccer for Life stage follows appropriate guidelines in the areas of endurance, strength, and flexibility training to promote continued activity among participants. Technical training may present new skills, or it may simply focus on maintaining skills already acquired. Basic tactics are sufficient to enjoy the game, and the mental focus is on having fun, stress release, and maintaining a fitness discipline.
Apart from the benefits of lifelong wellness through soccer, adult recreational players can also become active in the coaching and administration of the sport. LTPD encourages the recruitment and retention of players, coaches, referees, and administrators as a means of supporting the ongoing development of both grassroots and elite soccer in Canada.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
U13-U18 Rules (FIFA Laws of Game)
We do not accept teammate requests.
Please note: U10 through U17 youth house league coaches have been mandated by Ontario Soccer to complete the Respect in Sport Certificate. As part of Byron Optimist Soccer Club commitment to the development of its volunteer coaches, we will reimburse the head coach of each team once the certificate has been achieved and submitted to us. If you have already completed the course for another sport organization, please submit a copy of your certificate to us to begin the certification process, click here.
Upon registration, all players agreed to the player's code of conduct. All coaches must complete a PVSC every 3 years and sign a coaches code of conduct annually.
Referees, fields, and full uniform will be provided by the club through your registration fees.
Players are required to wear shin pads and cleats weekly.
League games will begin after the long weekend in May and finish mid-August.
List of fields TBA