Competitive Youth Program

 

Program Details

 

CMSA LEAGUE (with Calgary Minor Soccer Association) for U7-U19 League Players

Players can register with CWSC for the city-wide Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) League. The Calgary West Soccer Club will endeavor to place players at the appropriate level of play based on the number of players and conventional pyramid concepts as well as technical assessment and prior knowledge of player skills.

Teams will be formed based on our Try Out process which includes objective skills tests and 3v1 and 4v2 game situations.

 

Please see our Try Out Protocol for details.

Try Out schedules will be released in September once registration closes.

 

  • We will be adding to our programs, our partnership with GPS/FC Bayern.

  • To read more about the partnership, please click here.

You can download our Indoor 2019 2020 Registration Newsletter for all program details. 

Please find below, a summary of the competitive program registration details and below you will find out PROGRAM SUMMARY table which provides a summary of the program and fees for all ages and tiers

 

U7 and U8 CMSA Program

  • Season starts end of October and goes until February 9, 2020

  • U7/8 girl teams will participate in the CMSA league played on Sundays at the West Soccer Centre.

  • U7/8 Boys teams will participate in the CMSA league played on Saturdays at the West Soccer Centre

  • There are no try outs for U7 and U8. Players will be placed on friendship requests and geographical location of residence to facilitate friendships and carpooling.

  • U7/8 teams are boys or girls, no mixed teams

  • U7 and U8 teams will have 1-hour practices, generally on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. The number of practice sessions will be between 15 and 18, depending on the gym facility.

  • U7 and U8 teams will receive team support sessions with our Head Coaches during their practice time.

  • U7and 8 players can also register for options U7/8 Academy Skills sessions

  • Uniform sets (shorts/socks/shirts) are included in fees. Shirts must be returned after the end of the season. Shorts and socks can be kept by the player.

  • Training t-shirt provided in fees.

  • High quality ADIDAS CWSC Club Wear is also available at Kicks.

  • Our teams are coached by volunteer coaches, who are primarily parents of players on the team. Without a coach, we cannot run teams. So please consider stepping up to coach a team.

  • We will support our volunteer coaches with coaching education. Volunteer team coaches are strongly encouraged to participate in Provincial C licencing that is taking place in October over two weekends.  Watch for details!

  • Volunteer coaches are also encouraged to take NCCP Certification courses offered by Alberta Soccer Association through CMSA. All fees are covered by CWSC. Please refer to the CMSA website for NCCP Certification requirements for the Indoor 2019/20 season and beyond.

 

CMSA U9-U18 Program

  • Season starts October 26 and goes until early to mid-March, depending on level of play as per CMSA schedules with weekly games.

  • U9-U18 teams will participate in the CMSA league with games played on the following days of the week:

    • U9 Tier A (futsal): Sundays and/or Wednesdays 

    • U9 Tier B (futsal): Saturdays and/or Tuesdays

    • U9 Tier C (arena): Sundays and/or Thursdays

    • U9 Tier D (arena): Saturdays and/or Tuesdays

    • U10 Tier A (futsal): Saturdays and/or Mondays

    • U10 Tier B (futsal): Sundays and/or Wednesdays

    • U10 Tier C (arena): Saturdays and/or Tuesdays

    • U10 Tier D (arena): Sundays and/or Thursdays

    • U11 Tier 1/2 (futsal): any day of the week

    • U11 Tier 3/4 (arena): any day of the week

    • U11 Tier 5 (arena): Saturday and/or Monday 

    • U2 Tier 1 (futsal): any day of the week

    • U12 Tier 2 - 4 (arena): any day of the week

    • U12 Tier 5 (arena): Wednesdays and/or Sundays

    • U13 Tier 1 (7V7): Saturdays

    • U13 Tier 2-5 (arena): any day of the week

    • U15 - U17 Tier 1 (7V7): Saturdays

    • U15 - U19 Tier 2-5 (arena): any day of the week

  • The number of games will vary across age groups and divisions, this is determined by CMSA

  • Teams will receive between 15-18 practice gym times between October and March, depending on the gym facility bookings. Teams are not guaranteed a practice every week, depending on their facility allocation, however the Club will endeavor to even out practices across all teams.

  • U9-U19 teams will have 1.5-hour time slots.

  • U9-U18 Tier C/D and Tier 4/5 players can register for optional academy skills sessions

  • New socks and training shirt included in fees.

  • High quality ADIDAS Club Wear is also available at Kicks.

  • New Club members must purchase Club shorts at Kicks.

  • Many our teams are coached by volunteer coaches, who are primarily parents of players on the team. Without a coach, we cannot run teams. So please consider stepping up to coach a team.

  • We will support our volunteer coaches with coaching education. Volunteer team coaches are strongly encouraged to participate in Provincial C licencing that is taking place in October over two weekends.  Watch for details!

  • Volunteer coaches are also encouraged to take NCCP Certification courses offered by Alberta Soccer Association through CMSA. All fees are covered by CWSC. Please refer to the CMSA website for NCCP Certification requirements for the Indoor 2019/20 season and beyond.

  • Teams with Head Coaches as team coaches will also pay extra Head Coach fees –All teams will be $100 player. Please see our Head Coach Team Fee Policy.

Players can register with CWSC for the city-wide Calgary Minor Soccer Association (CMSA) League. The Calgary West Soccer Club will endeavor to place players at the appropriate level of play based on the number of players and conventional pyramid concepts as well as technical assessment and prior knowledge of player skills.

Head Coach Fees:

Our Technical Director and Head Coaches are assigned to coach a number of our teams. Due to the high volume of work involved in coaching teams, we are instituting a Head Coach fee of $100 per player per season for any U9-U19 team coached by a Head Coach. This fee will be distributed amongst the operational budget and fees paid to the Head Coaches. We recognize this is an added fee for those players, however, we hope that players and members recognize the high degree of quality training they will benefit from, as part of their long-term development.

 

Note, because our Head Coaches coach multiple teams, there will be conflicts with other teams. Teams with paid Head Coaches can expect that their Head Coach will attend a minimum of 80% of team practices and games. Head coaches will work with assistant/parent coaches to follow the Club’s development philosophy and pathway.

 

CWSC notes that in the open boundary system prevalent in Calgary, the need to strategically place our professional coaches as team coaches is paramount. We reserve the right to assign coaches strategically. For teams which are not assigned a Head Coach, we endeavor to find non- parent, experienced soccer players as volunteer coaches, and we provide a small honorarium to those coaches. For those teams with parent coaches, we provide team support and player development through our Head Coaches.

Important Dates:

  • Try Outs will be held September 13 - 22, 2019 at Ranchlands DQ field. A detailed schedule will be released closer to the dates.

  • Teams formed by early October

  • Regular gym permits start in mid-October, depending on the facility

  • Coach and Team Manager meeting Thursday, October 17th (venue and time TBD)

  • CMSA League Dates:

    • Oct 23: Schedules available on CMSA

    • Oct 26: League play starts

    • Nov 17: U9-U12 pre season games end

    • TBD: U13-U17 pre season games end

    • Nov - U15 and U17 Tier 1 regular season start date Nov 3, 2018

Season End Dates:

U7/U8: February 9/20

U9/U10: February 23/20

U11/12 Tier 1-6: February 27/20

U13, U15 and U17 Tier 1: Feburary 22, 2020

U13 - U19 Tier 2-5: March 1, 2020

Post Season Dates:

U9/10 Grassroots Rally: Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2020

U11-U12 Tier 1-5; U13, U15 Tier 5 Final Four: March 2 - 6, 2020

U13-U19 Tier 2-4 Provincials: March 13 - 15, 2020

U13, U15 and U17 Tier 1 Provincials: March 5-8, 2020

Registration Details:

Registration for the CMSA program runs from July 30/19 to Sept 10/19.

Early Bird Prices in effect until August 15, 2019

Regular registration fees take place August 16, 2019 onwards for all CMSA  registrations.

$25 per registration will be applied to registration fees after August 15th and placement will not be guaranteed after September 10th. Registrations are not considered completed until payment has been completed.  All registrations that are not paid by Aug 15/19 will also be charged a late fee of $25 per player. Please note: CMSA players who have not paid their fees (registration/academy/head coach/extra gym fees (indoor only) will be deregistered with CMSA by December 1 for the indoor season.

Note: Teams practicing at the CNSC will have additional facility/practice fee.

Please access our online registration link opening July 30th for CMSA. We will continue to offer credit card payments with online registrations. Cheques will still be accepted, but members are strongly encouraged to utilize the convenience of online payment.

Late fees: A late fee of $25 will be applied after Aug 15/19 for Play and Train, Early Development Multimove and CMSA registrations.

 

Credit Card payments will be charged a 2.75% surcharge

NSF cheques will incur a charge of $25

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