(3-8 Years, Recreational House League)
Soccer for 3 – 8 year olds is offered at the Conlon Soccer Complex on Tuesday and Thursday nights, from 6-7pm from mid-May to end July each year.
PUSC House League at Conlon Soccer Complex for 3 – 8 Year Olds (Born 2017 – 2012)
PUSC House League kicks off the summer soccer season this year on: May 19th, 2020
Opening Night of House League for U4, U6 and U8 participants:
• All U4, 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 U4 Mixed Parent and Tot players, you will choose to play on EITHER Tuesday OR Thursday night, $90. Please indicate your preference on your registration form. You will be sent an email with your Team Color/Jersey before May 15th, 2020, one parent MUST be on the field at all times in the Parent and Tot program. As the season progresses, there may be less need for all parents on the field, as the children get accustomed to the routine.
• For our U6 players, you will choose to play on ONE night (Tuesday OR Thursday, $90), or TWO nights (Tuesday AND Thursday, $140). 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 before May 15th, 2020.
• U8 Boys and U8 Girls players, will play on both Tuesday AND Thursday night, $140. You will be sent an email with your Field Leaders contact information and your Team Color/Jersey before May 15th, 2020.
• Check the Field Layout Chart for the location of your team at the Conlon Soccer Complex.
• PUSC will also have all teams posted at the Red Soccer Shack on a big, two-sided board.
• We keep our activity leaders posted with league information to pass onto each player’s family, throughout the season.
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”.
PAY BEFORE APRIL 1st, 2020 and Receive a $10 Early Bird Discount!
U4 House League (2017 and 2016 /Fees : $90)
PHOTO NIGHTS for U4 Tuesday Players – TBA
PHOTO NIGHTS for U4 Thursday Players – TBA
The Under 4 age group is made up of boys and girls who turn 3 or 4 years during this calendar year. This is a Parent and Tot program, where one parent is to accompany their child on the field at all times. Both parent and tot are learning about soccer together in a fun and social environment. As the season progresses, we may have less need for ‘every’ parent, as the children get used to the soccer routine.
Teams will be mixed with boys and girls on each team.
U4 players play ONE night per week — either Tuesday OR Thursday — from 6-645pm at Conlon Farm. Each U4 player will be assigned to play on Tuesday OR Thursday. If there is a certain night you need to have your U4 player play, then please indicate either “Tuesday” or “Thursday” when filling out your child’s PUSC registration form. PUSC volunteers will try our best to assign your child to the night that fits with your family’s schedule.
The emphasis for U4 is on introducing basic skills like ball control and passing. Skills are taught using fun activities that balance soccer skills and social development.
There are NO scrimmages, nets or scoring at this level. Sessions work on individual enjoyment of being outdoors with parents, friends and a soccer ball, light skill development and building social skills through interactions with other kids and learning all about equipment and safety on the field.
U6 House League (2015 and 2014 Fees : $90 or $140)
PHOTO NIGHTS for U6 Tuesdays and U6 BOTH Nights – TBA
PHOTO NIGHTS for U6 Thursdays – TBA
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) or TWO ($140) nights per week — on Tuesdays AND/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 (2013 and 2012 Fees : $140)
PHOTO NIGHTS for U8’s – TBA
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 6-7pm 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. The score is 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.
U8 Game Play Rules
Time: Two 15 halves. Games are preceded by a 30 minute drills/skills practice session.
Team Size: MAX 5 players on field
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can also offer to volunteer on your child’s registration form.
Also, you may know a high school, college or university student who may be interested in coaching. If you know anyone, please pass on their details.
We thank you, and so do the kids!