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FALL: U8 - U13 OUTDOOR
PLAYER ACADEMY 

PROGRAM MANAGER: Nour Fathy - nfathy@coastalfc.ca

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Coastal FC Outdoor Player Academy is for U8 - U13 with a major emphasis on developing players skills with a primary focus on technical abilities and the skill components of the game. This is an additional training session led by our Coastal FC Professional Academy Staff, which takes place at South Surrey Athletic Park.

AGES: Player ages 7-12 (2017-2012)

PROGRAM DETAILS:

  • 1 x 1-hour session per week

  • Led by Certified/Licenced Professional Academy Coaches 

  • Approximate ratio of 14 players to 1 staff 

  • Technical soccer development

  • Technical Focus on:

    • Ball manipulation

    • Dribbling

    • Running with the ball

    • Passing

    • Shooting

LOCATION: BMO Coastal Soccer Centre

FALL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

FALL DURATION: The Fall program will run from September 20, 2024, through to March 7, 2025, with breaks during traditional holiday breaks. 

  • Thanksgiving (Oct. 12-14)

  • Halloween (Oct. 31)

  • Winter Break (Dec. 21 - Jan. 5)

  • Family Day (Feb. 15-17)​

FALL TRAINING SCHEDULE

PROGRAM/REGISTRATION FEES

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: An administration fee charge of $50.00 will be applied to all cancellations up until August 15th. There will be no refunds after August 15th, unless accompanied by a medical note, stating that the player is medically unable to participate for the soccer season.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Academy Structure and Player Movement: Groups will be structured by ability and/or age. Players will have the opportunity, based on staff assessment and recommendation, to move within the academy system. ​

FAQ SECTION

  • What Is the Coastal Fc mailing address?
    Coastal FC PO BOX 75343 Surrey, B.C. V4A 0B1
  • What is the address for the BMO Coastal Soccer Centre?
    2295 148th Street 
Surrey, BC V4A 9P5
  • Where can I find the mobile App?
    The latest version of the Demosphere 2.0 Mobile App is available for Android Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
  • How do I access registration via the mobile app?
    On the home screen, tap the menu icon and select Register. Existing registrations you have previously registered with will display on the screen. Tap on the name of the organization – COASTAL FC, and a new browser window will open on your device. The browser will take you to the registration website for the organization. Select 'Sign in to Begin Registration.' Enter your Demosphere username and password for your account. Proceed to complete the registration process for the organization as necessary. Once complete, a confirmation message will be sent to you verifying your registration for the season.
  • How do I navigate the App?
    The Demsophere 2.0 App is easy to navigate. Check out the Getting Started Guide for Parents / Players Below: ,
  • How do I add a Member to our Household?
    Navigate to your My Account on the home screen by either tapping on the menu icon in the top right > Account or tapping the Account icon in the lower right. On the MyAccount view tap on your household name. On the My Household view tap on Add Member Enter profile information for the new household member. The first and last name at minimum is required for adding a new household member. Tap save once complete. For tutorial view click HERE
  • How do I find my child't team on the mobile app?
    In order to view a team that you are affiliated with, permissions to view the team must first be turned on by a Coastal FC administrator. Once access is granted, you will see your team on the Mobile App home screen or via the “My Teams” view. This view can be accessed using the top-level menu or on the app footer.
  • How do I view training & games or other events for my child's team?
    You can see you team events in multiple locations such as: · On the home screen under My daily events · When viewing the team, team specific events will be found on the Home Team and team calendar. · You can view all events on My Calendar.
  • How do I grant access for another Parent/Guardian to view the team information?
    If you have admin privileges within your household, you can add a new member (parent/guardian/grandparent/babysitter) to your household by navigating to: MY ACCOUNT using the links in the footer or top menu of any screen From the MY ACCOUNT view, click on the name of your household and select the ADD MEMBER option. If you need this member to have access to your child’s team for event and communication access, they must be designated as a Household Admin. Once a new member is added, your new household member will receive an email and must verify their account and set up a password before access can be granted. If you feel you should have Household Admin privileges and do not, or need another member removed from your household, contact csteer@coastlfc.ca for assistance.
  • How do I RSVP to Calendar Events?
    To RSVP to Demosphere calendar events, please view the tutorial HERE. If you are NOT able to RSVP to availability: Make sure your child is not assigned as the admin for the account , this will inhibit your access to RSVP. Once you remove their admin status, you will be able to RSVP.
  • How do I delete my Account?
    The Demosphere Mobile app does not support account deletion at this time. To request the removal of your Demosphere account, please first contact csteer@coastalfc.ca to ensure that all outstanding refunds or account balances are settled.
  • Coaches: How to create a event on the calendar for your team?
    To create calendar events in the Demosphere calendar events, please view the tutorial HERE.
  • Coaches: How to send reminders to your team?
    To send a 24-hour reminder to your team in the Demosphere App , please view the tutorial HERE.
  • When does Fall Registration Open?
    The 2024/2025 Fall/Winter Registration will open on April 15th at 6:00AM PT.
  • How do I register my child for the Fall Season?
    Our club uses an online program called Demosphere. On Coastal FC Website Go to "Youth Programs" Select "Fall/Winter Programs" on the website and select your desired program. Select your child’s age group and then the registration button. If you are new to Coastal FC click HERE for registration help.
  • How much are the Fall Registration Fees?
    All program fees can be found on the website within the Youth program drop-down site. All programs fees include the $100.00 refundable volunteer Bond, $35.00 Capital fee.
  • Is payment required for a waitlisted registration?
    Yes, we do accept payment for waitlisted players . If you are not placed you will be fully refunded.
  • Can I pay my registration fee by cheque?
    Coastal FC only accepts Mastercard and Visa.
  • What is the BC Soccer Fee?
    BC Soccer provides coverage to full member associations (Youth District and Adult Leagues) their affiliate clubs / teams and the registered players/participants within them via our insurance provider All Sport Insurance and the broker which is SBC Insurance.
  • What is the difference between Fall Soccer & Coastal FC Academy Programs?
    Fall/Winter Season Soccer, are league (games) played and practice once a week with a team throughout the duration of a season. The Coastal FC Academy are specifically geared to individual skill development in a group setting where members of the training group are at a similar level to one another. The groups may include players of their own age, younger or older age, and from within their own regular season team or not. Academies are coached by Licensed Professional Coaches highly skilled to provide an exceptional, professionally led training environment leading to a player's growth in their own skill level and confidence that translates into other areas of their team play.
  • Are there League games on Thanksgiving Weekend?
    There are no league games Thanksgiving or Family Day long weekends. There are (optional) tournaments teams can participate in if they wish depending on their level of play and age.
  • What equipment odes my child need?
    Soccer cleats and a pair of shin guards are required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Fall registration fees include club jersey, shorts and socks dependant on programs. All players keep their jerseys at the end of the season. Coastal FC has an online store to purchase additional pairs of socks, additional shorts and other Coastal FC player wear and fan wear. Click HERE to purchase.
  • When does the Fall Season start?
    o The Fall/Winter season runs from September to March, with a break from mid-December through to early-January. Dates are posted on the website for each program. o Games are played rain or shine. o Games are usually played on Saturdays for boys and Sundays for girls . On rare occasions, there could be some games scheduled during the week. o Youth players can generally expect to travel for games outside of Surrey/White Rock.
  • When are evaluations for Rep Teams?
    Youth evaluations occur all year round. Player selections and teams will continue to be formed using a season-long evaluation and scouting process. U8-U10 Prospects - Player Evaluation U11-U13 - Development - Player Evaluation U14-U18 Rep Player - Request for Evaluation
  • When will I know if I am/ my child is accepted on a team?
    A coach will contact you with all the team details. If you have not been contacted by the start of the season please contact your age group program managers. (Lindsay Zygarliski U5-U7 | Shelley Chin U8-U18)
  • How can I apply for Financial Assistance?
    Coastal FC does have a Financial application plan and you must contact our Registrar at csteer@coastalfc.ca for your Financial application form. Other options for financial assistance are: Kidsport: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/surrey-white-rock/ Jumpstart: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ Athletics for Kids: https://www.a4k.ca/apply_now If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. KidSport, Jumpstart, etc.), the application is your responsibility and not the responsibility of Coastal FC . Along with your CFC application form you must and provide a copy of your application for funding before the registration deadlines. Once received, the Registrar will plan with you for online registration.
  • I forgot my Demosphere Password, How Do I find it?
    Go to “Forgot Password” on your account You will receive email to reset your password.
  • How do I change my phone number or email address on my Child's Demosphere profile?
    If you need to update you Demosphere profile a new phone number , address and/or photo outside of the normal registration process, please follow these steps: 1. Login to your account 2.Click the blue "Manage Profile" button under "My profile Information" 3. This will navigate you to where households and members are managed. 4.Click to “Edit” the member’s profile details, you can change your details at this point. 5. Click save
  • If my child played last year do I still need to create a Demosphere account?
    No, use your email address to open the registration link.
  • What is the Refund & Collections Policy?
    A written notification directly to the Registrar ( csteer@coastalfc.ca ) by email is required for any refund. An administration fee charge of $50.00 will be applied to all cancellations up until August 15th. There will be no refunds after August 15th, unless accompanied by a medical note, stating that the player is medically unable to participate for the soccer season. You can find more information on our Refund Policy HERE.
  • What is a Volunteer Bond?
    The Volunteer Bond is a $100.00 refundable fee paid by all members at the time of Fall registration ONLY. A credit (Volunteer Voucher) towards the bond is earned when a member volunteers a minimum of 4 hours per child during the Fall or Spring season. Voucher codes can only be used for the season they were intended for. EXAMPLE: If you volunteered during the Fall 2023/2024, you will be able to utilize a volunteer voucher for the Fall 2023/2024 season. You are not permitted to use a code given during the 2020/2021 for the 2022/2023 season.
  • How do I get my Volunteer Code for the Fall?
    Volunteer codes will be sent out to all volunteers prior to the fall registration opening. If you didn’t get a code prior to the star of registration please contact csteer@coatalfc.ca
  • Can I get my Volunteer Bond Returned?
    Volunteer fees are refunded through a credit code upon completion of 4 or more hours of volunteering after paying the Bond/Fee; however, codes are withheld from team staff lacking valid CRC or Respect in Sport certification, and bonds remain unreimbursed if no volunteering occurred during the playing season. Click HERE for more information regarding the Volunteer Bonds.
  • Do All Volunteers Need a criminal record check?
    Yes, all volunteers need a criminal record check. All volunteers must also be registered as a staff member with the club, so we can track your hours.
  • Where Do I get a Criminal Record Check?
    Follow the instructions on the link below using the Coastal FC direct link: Online Link: http://admin.coastalfc.ca/eCRC/eCRC_redirect.php If a volunteer access code is required: Coastal FC Volunteer Access code: 46B79P5PJA
  • When does Spring Team Registration Open?
    Spring team registration opens January 15th
  • How do I register for Spring Programs?
    Using the online link available HERE from the website. Select “Spring Recreational Soccer League” from the dropdown menu. New-to-CFC families must create a Household account to begin registration. This includes the requirement to upload a copy of player’s birth certificate. The account is not considered in good standing without this information as it is required for the District, BC Soccer and insurance purposes.
  • If my child played last year, do I still need to create an account?
    No, you just need your email address to log into your household account.
  • Is payment required for a waitlisted registration?
    Yes, we do accept payment for waitlisted players . If you are not placed you will be fully refunded.
  • How much are the Spring Registration Fees?
    All the fees are available on the website under youth programs/ spring programs.
  • What is the "New Player Fee"?
    The new player fee is for those players that did not play in the past 2023 fall team season, and are considered new players . The fee is a combination or your child’s BC soccer Fee, District league fee and Facility fee.
  • Do I need to send a copy of my child's birth certificate?
    If your child is new to Coastal FC you can either upload the document during the registration process or submit a copy of their Birth certificate to csteer@coastalfc.ca
  • How can I apply for Financial Assistance?
    Coastal FC does have a Financial application plan and you must contact our Registrar at csteer@coastalfc.ca for your Financial application form. Other options for financial assistance are: Kidsport: http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/surrey-white-rock/ Jumpstart: https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ Athletics for Kids: https://www.a4k.ca/apply_now If you are applying for financial assistance (e.g. KidSport, Jumpstart, etc.), the application is your responsibility and not the responsibility of Coastal FC . Along with your CFC application form you must and provide a copy of your application for funding before the registration deadlines. Once received, the Registrar will plan with you for online registration.
  • When will I know if my child is accepted on a team?
    A coach/team manager will contact you with all the team details. If you have not been contacted by the start of the season please contact your age group program managers. (Lindsay Zygarliski U5-U7 | Shelley Chin U8-U18)
  • How do I know what team my child is on?
    Placement on teams is done on a "first received, first placed" basis. We attempt to place children based on requests, but this is not guaranteed. Coaches will contact players with the practice schedule and other details once teams have been formed in March. Placement on a CFC team is subject to full payment and registration being completed through Demosphere. Age group coordinators do not have the information on times and days of practice or games as these are dictated by the City of Surrey and final team scheduling.
  • I forgot my Demosphere account password, how do I find it?
    Click “forgot Password” on the login page of the registration link.
  • Can I pay my registration fees by cheque?
    No, Coastal FC only accepts Mastercard and Visa.
  • What is the Refund & Collections Policy?
    A written notification directly to the Registrar ( csteer@coastalfc.ca ) by email is required for any refund. An administration fee charge of $50.00 will be applied to all cancellations up until May 15th. There will be no refunds after May 15th, unless accompanied by a medical note, stating that the player is medically unable to participate for the soccer season. You can find more information on our Refund Policy HERE.
  • Do I get a volunteer credit for the Spring registration?
    No volunteer credits are given for spring registration. Volunteers will be given credit for Fall Registration in April. Eligible Volunteers will be receive the code.
  • Do all Volunteers need a criminal record check?
    Yes, all volunteers require a criminal record check.
  • Where do I get a Criminal Record Check?
    Follow the instructions on the link below using the Coastal FC direct link: Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/criminalrecordcheck If a volunteer access code is required: Coastal FC Volunteer Access code: 46B79P5PJA
  • What is the U5-U7 Recreational Soccer Program?
    Our U5-U7 recreational/house soccer program, is a beginner to intermediate program for players aged 4-6 years old, led by Certified Volunteers Coaches focussed on providing an excellent experience/environment by ensuring that safety, organization, structure and fun/enjoyment exists for both players and coaches. The environment created will provide an opportunity for players to develop technical ability, comprehension of team play and formations, and individual Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ). The end goal will be the identification, advancement and continued development of future Skill Centre coaches and players.
  • What is the U8-U18 Recreational Soccer Program?
    Our U8-U18 recreational/house soccer program, is a beginner to intermediate program for players aged 8-17 years old, led by Certified Volunteers Coaches focussed on providing an excellent experience/environment by ensuring that safety, organization, structure and fun/enjoyment exists for both players and coaches. The environment created will provide an opportunity for players to develop technical ability, comprehension of team play and formations, and individual Speed, Agility and Quickness (SAQ). The end goal will be the identification, advancement and continued development of future Skill Centre coaches and players (U8-U13) and future Rep coaches and players (U14-U18).
  • What is the difference between U5-U7 Indoor Recreational vs U5-U7 Indoor Academy?
    Below is a more detailed breakdown of the differences between our U5-U7 Indoor Academy vs Indoor Recreational Program. If you have any further questions please contact Nour Fathy here. Leadership: Recreational Program: Led by Certified Parent Volunteer Coaches. Academy Program: Led by Certified Professional Coaches. Structure: Recreational Program: Consists of one practice session midweek and one game on the weekend. Academy Program: Consists of one training session only; no games are included. Coaching Expertise: Recreational Program: Coaches are parent volunteers, likely with varying degrees of coaching experience. Academy Program: Coaches are certified professionals with specialized training and expertise in coaching youth players. Focus: Recreational Program: Emphasis on providing a fun and introductory experience to soccer while learning basic skills and team play. Academy Program: Focused on skill development and foundational training under the guidance of professional coaches, with an emphasis on technique and individual player improvement. Development Goals: Recreational Program: Primarily aimed at fostering enjoyment of the sport, social interaction, and basic skill acquisition in a relaxed environment. Academy Program: Designed to offer more structured and intensive training to enhance players' technical abilities and understanding of the game, potentially preparing them for higher levels of competition in the future.
  • How long does it last for? What is the commitment?
    The program runs from September to March, with breaks at traditional holidays. Exact dates for the season start and end will be provided mid-August. The program consists of one training session per week on a weekday, and one game on the weekends. The game schedule will be published just prior to the start of the season and will be communicated via email. Boys play on Saturdays, and girls play on Sundays.
  • Who coaches the teams? I would be interested in coaching, but don’t have much soccer knowledge or experience.
    All U5-U18 recreational teams are coached by Certified Parent Volunteer Coaches (After completion of a criminal record check) who receive extensive support from Coastal FC. Prior to the start of the season, free coaching clinics are offered to our coaches that are delivered by our Licensed Professional Coaching Staff. Additionally all training sessions will be organized and managed by the club Technical Staff, and volunteer coaches will receive weekly session plans and assistance on the field for all training sessions throughout the course of the season. The goal of the curriculum that has been developed for this program is to make all sessions fun and interactive for all players with a focus on Technical Development and Fundamental Movement Skills, through age-appropriate activities. Respective age groups follow recommendations from Learning to Train & the Soccer For Life stages of LTPD (Long Term Player Development). Additionally, club staff will be on the field to oversee games played at South Surrey Athletic Park. You do not need to have extensive soccer experience to coach!!! If you are interested in coaching, please contact Shelley Chin at schin@coastalfc.ca with your preferred coaching day and time.
  • I have a request to be on a specific team, with a specific player or coach. How do I send in my request?
    Given the size of our club, we are unable to monitor and keep track of individual email requests that we receive. Players are encouraged to make requests, however, all requests must be made at the time of registration in the comments boxes. Requests on registrations received prior to May 15th will be prioritized. After May 15th, all players will be placed where space exists. While we try our best to accommodate all requests in order to create an enjoyable experience for all players, requests are not guaranteed. If you have specific requests, we urge you to register prior to May 15th.
  • How are teams built and kept balanced?
    Teams are built based on requests to be with friends, training day requests, or coach requests. If you do not have any requests, your child will be placed where space exists. For U5-U10, teams will play in our Internal Coastal Recreational House League. Realizing that the teams may not always be perfectly balanced, our Coastal FC coaches work with the volunteer coaches to ensure that games are managed and kept close in score so that the soccer environment is an enjoyable one for all players involved. If you do notice that there is a coach that is not following this policy, please make sure to contact the Technical Lead for the program. Coastal FC is committed to providing a fun and inclusive environment for all of our players. For U11-U18 teams, teams are built based on requests, and teams play in the BCCSL. Since teams within the league will likely not start the season perfectly balanced, teams are re-tiered and grouped with teams of similar ability, typically after Thanksgiving Weekend, in order to keep the experience enjoyable by all players.
  • I want my child to participate in soccer training, but I am not able to participate in games on the weekends. What programs do you offer?
    Coastal FC offers a variety of Academy programs for U5-U13 players of all levels, from beginner and intermediate to high-performance players. The Academy programs are all weekly 1-1.5 hour sessions and are coached by Certified/Licensed Professional Coaches. There are various Academy training programs available, ranging from general to specialized. These programs are excellent as standalone development programs or as supplementary training during the soccer Season. We also offer Private/Individual Training, which is a 1 on 1 and Small Group Training will provide specially designed sessions to meet the specific needs of individual players. To learn more about these programs, please visit our website here.
  • What does my child need to participate?
    Soccer cleats, shin pads, and a water bottle. One Coastal FC Kit consisting of shorts, a jersey, and socks will be provided to each player at the start of the season.
  • How do I register?
    To register for the program, please use the register here. Registration is done through Demosphere. If you are new to Coastal, you will need to create a new account. If you are an existing player, you do not need to create a new account, use your existing account, and if you don’t remember the username and password, please refer to the Demosphere FAQ webpage.
  • What is the refund policy?
    If you require a refund, prior to the start of the program, you can request a refund by contacting our registrar, Carina Steer at csteer@coastalfc.ca. An administration fee charge of $50.00 will be applied to all cancellations prior to the start of the program up until July 31, 2024. There are no refunds after August 1st, 2024.
  • Who do I contact if I have questions that are not answered by the website?
    If you have further questions, not answered by the website, please contact Nour Fathy at nfathy@coastalfc.ca.
  • How does the evaluation process work?
    The club operates a 6-7 month evaluation period starting in September and ending in February/March, depending on the age group. Player performance in training and games between September and February/March is the most significant evaluation period. This period is the main opportunity for players to showcase their abilities and earn selection for the team for the following season. The evaluation, selection and placement process is comprised of a combination of past and current season assessments by the player's Team Staff, other Team Staff within the age group, Club Technical Staff and a final Team Selection meeting.
  • How are the players evaluated over the 6-7 month season?
    The club operates a Player Placement Program for the purpose of identifying players prior to the post-season selection meetings. The process is as follows: Step 1 – All Team and Club Staff coaches of all levels observe and make note of players demonstrating high-performance levels within their own environment from week to week. Step 2 – Club Technical Staff will distribute a recommendations form for team coaches to complete. ● Division 3 coach recommends the best players to Division 2 coach ● Division 2 coach recommends the best players to Division 1 coach Step 3 – Upon receiving a recommendation, coaches may invite recommended players into training sessions or games in order to assess their abilities for future entry to the level above. Step 4 – If a player is considered suitable for the level above, they will be identified as a player who may potentially advance at the next entry point into the program. Note: In exceptional circumstances, players may move up or down the player pathway mid-season. Mid-season movement is only sanctioned after the Club Technical Staff has assessed the organizational and logistical possibilities in addition to the impact on all parties.
  • How do I know if my child was recommended for consideration to the team above through the Player Placement Program?
    Your team coach should be able to advise you if your child was recommended. The coach should also be able to provide reasons/opinions why your child was not recommended if this was the case.
  • Who actually evaluates and selects the players during the 6-7 month evaluation period? Is it the team coaches or the club staff? What are the roles and responsibilities?
    1. The team coaches are responsible for evaluating and selecting the players within their age group over the 6-7 month period. 2. The club staff is responsible for managing the Player Placement Program, providing oversight of the evaluation process and the player selection decisions. 3. Team coaches are responsible for selecting the players; however, club staff must approve the final selections after they have verified the selections have been fair, honest and accurate. Note: If necessary, club staff (as unbiased and independent evaluators) will challenge and overrule a coach’s selection if they are considered unfair, dishonest, or inaccurate.
  • How are players evaluated if they are new to the club or to the “REP” level?
    For players new to the club or to the “Rep” level, if you haven’t attended an evaluation session yet, please fill out the form below to request an assessment. Request Player Evaluation HERE
  • What role does the club play in ensuring fair, honest and accurate player selections?
    It is the club’s responsibility to ensure a fair, transparent, and honest process with respect to final player selections. As such, the Club Technical Staff will provide oversight of the entire process. This consists of: 1. Management of the Player Placement Program 2. Periodic observation of players during training sessions or potential games 3. Ongoing consultation with team coaching staff regarding player abilities 4. Facilitating selection meetings 5. Ensure evaluators are fair, honest and accurate by challenging and overruling selection decisions if necessary 6. Approval of final roster selections While we may not all agree on the final selections, it is important to know that the Coastal FC goes to great lengths to ensure that the process is fair, transparent, and honest. We believe a 6-7 month evaluation of players through the Player Placement Program, coupled with strong leadership and oversight from our Club Technical Staff, allows the final selections to be as accurate as possible.
  • During the selection of players, what are the coaches actually looking for?
    Player selections are somewhat subjective, and selection decisions are largely determined by opinion. Opinions often differ between coaches and parents, and rarely does everyone agree. Decisions to select a player are based on a multitude of different perspectives, such as: ● Overall impact and influence on training and games ● Athletic ability ● Technical ability ● Tactical ability ● Attacking attributes ● Defensive attributes ● Positional attributes ● Attitude ● Attendance ● Positional needs of the team ● A combination of everything above
  • How are selection decisions made when players are relatively similar in ability or impact?
    When players are similar in ability, the coach will often choose the player that possesses a slight advantage (in the coach’s opinion) in the specific individual attributes listed above or for specific positional needs of the team. Example: Players may have a similar level of impact/influence during training or games, but their physical or technical abilities may be very different.
  • When players are similar in ability, how does the club select players from outside the club/community versus those currently within it?
    In situations where all things are deemed relatively equal, the club will select those players currently playing in the club, residing within the club’s catchment area, or returning to the club.
  • Will players get feedback on why they were not selected?
    Due to several hundred players being evaluated, we unfortunately can’t provide individual feedback on the reasons why players were not selected.
  • If players can’t get feedback on why they were not selected, how are they supposed to know what areas to improve upon?
    The club distributes individual Player Progress Reports for our coaches to complete and discuss with their players each season. You can ask your team coach to provide you with feedback on the areas you need to improve on.
  • Are players selected for the “Rep” Program if their parent is a coach, assistant coach, or manager?
    No, players do not get access to a rep team simply because their parent is on the team staff. Prior to the appointment of a coach, assistant or manager, the club determines the level of the player first. Only when the club is satisfied the player is suitable for the relevant level of play will the coaching staff be appointed.
  • Can players be evaluated to play up a year?
    Players have no restrictions on development opportunities due to their year of birth. In staying with our philosophy of doing "what is best for the player,” the club will consider the player's ability rather than their birth date. Any player who believes that they have the ability to play at a higher level shall be provided the opportunity to go through a season-long evaluation process to determine this. If successful during the evaluation period, the Club Technical Staff will have the final say on whether playing up is in the best interests of the player after considering all factors. In short, if a player is good enough, they will be considered old enough. Advancement of younger players will consider: 1. Are they amongst the best 2-3 performers at tier 1 of an older age, or are they average performers at tier 1 of an older age? 2. Are they equipped physically, emotionally, and socially with respect to safety and interaction with peers? 3. Is it better to be an average player playing up or an impact player at their own age? 4. Does the environment provide the player with confidence, excitement, love of the game, and the ability to use technique, or is it simply a physical and technical battle to perform each week?
  • What is considered "Rep" at CFC?
    ● U11/U13 Girls Development 1 – 3 ● U11/U13 Boys Development 1 – 3 ● U14 - U18 Boys/Girls Divisions 1 & 2
  • How many teams are created in each age group?
    Our goal is to have 2 - 3 teams at each age group. However, the creation of additional teams will always be dependent on the number and ability of players within the given age group.
  • What are the process and timelines for offering spots?
    The timeline for completing the entire process can take between 3-7 days, depending on how many teams there are and if any unforeseen issues arise. The process is outlined as follows: ● Step 1 - Division 1 players will be offered spots approximately 24 hours after the final evaluation. ● Step 2 - Upon receiving the offer, Division 1 players will have 24 hours to accept a position on the team. Once all spots have been accepted we move to the next step. ● Step 3 - Division 2 players will be offered a spot after the completion of the Division 1 roster. ● Step 4 - Upon receiving the offer, Division 2 players will have 24 hours to accept a position on the team. Once all spots have been accepted, we move to the next step. ● Step 5 - If another team is to be created, the same process as above will apply. ● Step 6 - Once all team rosters have been completed, players who are not selected will receive a letter informing them.
  • If a player chooses to delay acceptance, will the club hold the spot past the 24-hour acceptance window, or will the club continue to offer spots and build the roster?
    The club will not hold spots for players who delay acceptance past the 24-hour window and will continue to offer spots and build the roster until it is complete. Accepting players are expected to complete their online registration immediately.
  • What options exist for those not offered a spot in the Coastal FC Rep/Development program?
    We encourage those that are not selected to register in the Coastal FC House program.
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