For 2021, the U4 Parent and Tot program has been suspended, but we hope to return even stronger next summer.
U6 (*fees $80) for children born 2015 and 2016
U8 (*fees $150) for children born 2013 and 2014
The U6 and U8 programs have been adapted, and will run from July 6th – August 12th.
Please take the time to read and scroll through the various programs.
STAGE THREE FIELD PROCEDURES
PUSC GRASSROOTS House League
for 5 – 8 Year Olds (Born 2016 – 2013)
PUSC Grassroots House League kicks off the summer soccer season this year on: July 6th, but generally the Tuesday after the May Long Weekend
Opening Night of House League for all GrassRoots and Youth ages is the week of July 6th
• 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, $80**), 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!
DUE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC, our programs will look slightly different, here’s what to expect according to current expectations : this is our safety plan as outlined by Ontario Soccer’s return to play and guided by the recommendations of the Province, our local Health Unit, Town of Perth and Club Officials. Please read the guide above and our plan below to prepare for this summer.
COVID19 Pandemic Procedures
Follow signs to the Designated Entrance for field access.
Wear a Mask.
Greeted by the Entry Field Marshal who will symptoms check, record attendance for contact tracing and ensure hand sanitizer is used before the participant enters the facility.
Participants go to and remain within their designated team areas at all times.
We will maintain posted gathering limits in the quadrants designated.
Coaches/Activity Leaders and Staff will wear masks during training, participants may remove masks once in their designated playing area. Players, Staff and Activity Leaders will maintain a distance of 3 metres at all times as outlined by Soccer Canada and Ontario Soccer. If scrimmages are allowed, the players will be allowed to be within the 3 metre distance, but no “heading the ball”.
After play, gather gear and put on your Mask.
Follow signs and / or Leaders to the Designated section with the Exit Field Marshal who ensures the participants hand sanitize on the way out.
Parents / Spectators have two designated areas in which to watch their participant. Please choose Area 1 (in White) or Area 2 (in Pink)
AREA 1) NON – FIELD – in WHITE, governed by the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit.
Area 1 Spectators are to be behind the treeline and /or in the parking lot, which is governed by the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Health Unit with regards to masking, social distancing and gathering limits.
AREA 2) DESIGNATED FIELD SPECTATORS – in PINK, governed by Ontario Soccer.
Area 2 spectators are to checkin with the ENTRY MARSHAL for COVID Screening, Contact Tracing and Hand Sanitization. All spectators are to bring their own chairs and wear a mask at ALL TIMES. Spectators are to maintain their recommended 2M distance from anyone outside their household, even while wearing their mask.
*These may be loosened and modified as instructed by the Governing bodies of Canada and Ontario Soccer, Our Province, the Local Health Unit and Club Officials.
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 2021, and hopes to return for the summer of 2022.
U6 House League (2015 and 2016 Fees : $80)
PHOTO NIGHTS for U6 Tuesdays or Thursdays – TBA
PHOTO NIGHT Order Form
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 ($80) 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.
Current format is individual training and skills. When/If we reach Stage Two, we anticipate being able to arrange scrimmages between the groups within the 50 player bubble.
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
Register by June 26th and receive a $15 discount.
U8 House League (2014 and 2013 Fees : $150)
PHOTO NIGHTS for U8’s – TBA
PHOTO NIGHT Order Form
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
Substitution: On any stoppage of play
Register by June 26th and receive a $30 discount
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 email@example.com, 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!