House League

(House League)

For 2022, the U4 Parent and Tot program has been suspended, but we hope to return even stronger next summer.

U6  (*fees $90) for children born 2016 and 2017

U8 (*fees $150) for children born 2015 and 2014

Start date for 2022, is Tuesday May 31st.

Last day of soccer for 2022 is Thursday July 21st.

Please take the time to read and scroll through the various programs.

PUSC GRASSROOTS House League

for 5 – 8 Year Olds (Born 2017 – 2014)

•    All U6 and U8 House League players get their supplied TimBits soccer uniform on the first night they play. House League players must wear shin pads, soccer socks and either running shoes or soccer cleats.

• For our U6 players, you will choose to play on ONE night (Tuesday OR Thursday, $90**), Please indicate your preference on your registration form, including if you would like to play on a MIXED team, or a Boys/Girls team.  You will be sent an email with your Field Leaders contact Information and your Team Color/Jersey.

• U8 Boys and U8 Girls players, will play on both Tuesday AND Thursday night, $150**. You will be sent an email with your Field Leaders contact information and your Team Color/Jersey.

**REGISTER EARLY and receive an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!

Personalized magazine from Photo Night!

Info about Perth United Soccer Club’s House League

At the House League (Grassroots) level, we continue our focus on individual skill development but we start to build on team play and tactics.  As our players physically and mentally develop, we continue to push them to improve their skills and understanding of the game.

Our House League program follows the Ontario Soccer Association Pyramid of Play, and Soccer Canada’s Learning Pathway, which emphasizes individual player development and growth.  Our Activity Leaders follow the Game Leader, Active Start, and Fundamental programs at these ages.  House League is complemented by the club’s youth recreational and competitive programs, which gives players an opportunity to further develop their skills once they reach the ages of 9 and 10 and beyond, with Learning to Train and Soccer for Life.

Players are assigned to the appropriate age group for their year of birth.  Any request to play up or down in a different age category will be evaluated after the season has started and the player’s ability has been assessed by the club head coach.  Generally, players are to remain within their age group for peer and social development, regardless of abilities.  As a soccer player develops, the OSA only allows a player to play one year up through development, so we aim to keep children in their age appropriate groups and develop together as future “teammates”.

U4 Parent and Tot Program is suspended for 2022, and hopes to return for the summer of 2023.

U6 House League (2016 and 2017 Fees : $90)

PHOTO NIGHTS for U6 Tuesdays or Thursdays – June 14th and June 16th

The Under 6 age teams are divided into either Mixed teams or Girls teams. Please mark your preference on your registration form.  Players who turn 5 or 6 during this calendar year play at the U6 level.

U6 players have the choice of ONE ($90) nights per week — on Tuesdays OR Thursdays — from 6-645pm at Conlon Farm.

The focus at the U6 level is on building basic soccer skills and developing an appreciation for the game.  Game play is introduced with the addition of nets in the U6 group but we do not keep score or maintain team standings so that the focus remains on skill development.   Mini Games are played without goalies and a small field size to encourage player development and maximum touches with the soccer ball.  We aim to maintain a high leader-to-player ratio, to ensure that every player is receiving the attention they need.

U6 Game Play Rules
Time: Two 15 halves.  Games are preceded by a 30 minute warmup/drills practice session.
Team Size: MAX 5 players on field
Referees: No.  Games are refereed by coaches
Substitution:  On any stoppage of play

U8 House League (2014 and 2015 Fees : $150)

PHOTO NIGHTS for U8’s – June 14th and June 16th

The Under 8 age teams are divided into boys teams and girls teams. Players who turn 7 or 8 during this calendar year play at the U8 level.

U8 players play two nights per week — on Tuesdays AND Thursdays — from 6-645pm at Conlon Farm.

The focus at the U8 level is on furthering soccer skills and developing an appreciation for the game.  Game play is held at the U8 level. There will be one “game” night and one “skills” night.  Game Night scores are not kept and team standings are not maintained, so that the focus remains on skill development.   Games are played with goalies and are refereed by “learning” referees from our youth recreational and youth competitive teams.  We aim to maintain a high leader-to-player ratio, to ensure that every player is receiving the attention they need.

Current format is individual training and skills.  When/If we reach Stage Two, we anticipate being able to have one practice night and one scrimmage night between the groups within the 50 player bubble.

U8 Game Play Rules
Time: Two 15 halves.
Team Size: MAX 5 players on field
Referees: Yes.
Substitution:  On any stoppage of play

 

House League Coaches and Volunteers are ALWAYS Needed!

Our coaches are an integral component in our development program and the Perth United Soccer Club is committed to an Activity Leader development program.  The soccer club runs free coaching clinics every spring with the goal of providing better instruction to our players, and if a parent wants to further their coaching skills, we will re-imburse for coaching courses run by OSA/EODSA and Soccer Canada. See our Activity Leaders page for more information.

All PUSC Activity Leaders and Field Helpers are volunteers.  We always have a need for them each season, and we would love for you to join us! NO experience necessary!

Our current Activity Leaders are simply parents of kids on the team that join the players on the field, rather than watching from the sidelines. Everyone is being introduced to soccer at the same time, and it is a great learning opportunity for both players and parents. We will provide volunteers with handouts and examples of drills to use.

If you’re interested in helping out a House League team, please email clubgm@pusc.ca, or you can also offer to volunteer on your child’s registration form.

IF you know a high school, college or university student who may be interested in coaching, please pass on their details or have them contact us.

We thank you, and so do the kids!