Fall/Winter Programs

Fall Pricing

The Chilliwack FC 2017/18 Fall & Winter Recreational program registration is now open.

Our Recreational program is for players who want to play soccer at a less competitive level.
The U5 - U10 teams will play Saturdays Sept - Dec.
The U11 - U18 teams will play Sept - Feb/March. Boys play on Saturday, Girls play on Sunday.

U5 – U8 = $145.00
U9 – U10 = $175.00
U11 – U18 = $250.00

A $50 Late Fee will go in to effect at midnight June 16th, and registration will close at midnight June 30th, and any registrations after June 30th will be put on a Wait List with no guarantee of being placed on a team.

CLICK HERE to register.

2016/17 Inclement Weather Discount
Chilliwack FC is offering a $30 discount to those CFC Players that were affected by the unusually poor weather during December, January & February of the 2016/17 Fall Season. This is ONLY available for U11-U18 players that were registered for the 2016/17 Fall Season. For the discount to be applied, please check the appropriate boxes during the registration process.

Please note: Chilliwack FC is moving all registration and league organizing to GotSoccer as a money saving measure.  CLICK HERE to download a PDF showing step-by-step instructions on how to create a new account for players or families.

PLEASE NOTE: To align with the rest of the Lower Mainland, all girls teams U11 and up will play their home games on Sundays.

 

Fall-Winter 2017/18 Season Fees

Program

Price

Season Length

Description

RECREATIONAL

U5 – U7 Mini-Ball
  2013 - 2011

$145

September - December

Saturday games which will run until December.

U8 – U10 Mini-Ball
  2010 – 2008

$175

September - December

Saturday games which will run until December.

 

U11 – U18
  Fall Registration
  2007 - 2000

$250

September - March

PLEASE NOTE:

  • U11 Recreational season runs from Sept thru to March and teams will travel out of Chilliwack for away games.
  • To align with the rest of the Lower Mainland, all girls teams U11 and up will play their home games on Sundays.

DEVELOPMENTAL

U8 – U10 Prospects Academy Program
2010 - 2008

$TBA

September - March 

The CFC Prospects Academy is geared towards players in the U8-U10 age groups that want to be involved in more structured training on a more frequent basis than is common in our MiniBall program. The coaching curriculum will follow closely the guidelines implemented in the CSA (Canadian Soccer Assn) Long Term Player Development Program.

  • Twice weekly training September-March (days to be determined - likely same as our Rep teams)
  • Training under the guidance of club Head Coach and Staff Coaches
  • Game days with partner clubs (Langley FC, Abbotsford Magnuson Ford SC and possibly Mission FC) through the fall
  • For U8/U9 age groups there will be a 7 week Futsal program after Xmas break.
  • Prospects is an Academy program. Not teams. Players placed into teams on game days only. Training takes place in groups determined by age/ability.

U11 – U18
Fall Rep Fee - Head Coach Session*

$530

September - March

Includes the $250 basic registration fee plus a $280 rep fee that covers: jersey kit which includes a main jersey, shorts, socks and an alternate jersey; lit field time for twice weekly training as well as being included in the Head Coach Training Program and SAQ (Speed, Agility & Quickness) sessions run by CFC coaches.

 


Age groups for the Fall-Winter 2017/18 season

Division Year of Birth
U5 2013
U6 2012
U7 2011
U8 2010
U9 2009
U10 2008
U11 2007
U12 2006
U13 2005
U14 2004
U15 2003
U16 2002
U17 2001
U18 2000

 

 

Rep vs House

Once players within our club reach the U11 age group they have options as to the level of soccer they may play at, right up to U18. Here is an outline of the two options available for players of these age groups.

Developmental (Rep)
For players that favour development and a more competitive environment there is the option of playing at the “Developmental (Rep)” level. In order to do this they must attend Player Evaluations that are held by the club each spring in a bid to be selected to a Developmental team for their age group. Depending on the number of players attending the Evaluations and the overall standard the club may enter more than one Developmental team. The Developmental level is now being tiered into Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 teams (formerly gold, silver and bronze). The club, on the recommendation of the club Head Coach, decide which level to place its Developmental teams at. The general idea is to place teams at a level that will challenge them, but also allow them to be competitive.

Developmental teams generally train twice per week. For games, they travel throughout the Lower Mainland. Generally the older they get and higher the level they play at, the further afield they may travel. For the first year, U11, teams generally stay within the Fraser Valley. The standard of coaching at the
Developmental level is higher as coaches must obtain certain levels of coaching certificates depending on the age group and level they coach at.

If accepted to a Developmental team in our club you are required to pay a Rep Fee ontop of the basic registration fee. This additional fee covers the cost of a number of things including, lit training field times throughout the fall/winter season, uniform and alternate jerseys which players keep, and access to Head Coach training sessions. 

Recreational (House)

Our Recreational program is for players who want to play soccer at a less competitive level. Players looking to play at this level are not required to attend Evaluations. Teams are selected for each age groups based on the school they attend or postal code. Practices are generally held once per week instead of two at the Developmental level and team coaches are often volunteer parents who are generally not required to obtain minimal coaching certificates. However, our experience suggests that there are still some very worthy and dedicated coaches at this level.

Travelling outside of Chilliwack is still required at the Recreational level, although not necessarily as far as with the Developmental program.

Recreational players are not required to pay a Rep Fee. However, they do not get access to Head Coach training sessions. Recreational players are assigned a uniform and it is required to be returned at the end of the season. Recreational teams must pay, as a team, for use of lit fields in the fall. This is generally a minimal charge depending on how often they use facilities.
 

U5 - U7 Fall/Winter Program

The CFC “Timbits” program is based on a smaller version of the “big game” known as “mini ball soccer”. The CFC emphasis is providing fun & sportsmanship, basic skills concepts, rules of the game and allowing players to learn & enjoy the game in a positive, low pressure environment.

Weekly games will be played Saturdays staring early September to December. Until our registration is closed and we know how many teams we will have we are unable to confirm which night your child will be playing.

U5 - U10 Schedules and Field Map

Fairfield map layout is below.

Please contact Lisa Mclean U5-U7 CFC Fall miniball coodinator or Gary Lau U8-U10 Fall miniball coordinator

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR THE FALL SEASON:

The mini ball season will kick off the first weekend after Labour Day of September and will continue until December. There will be no games scheduled during the Thanksgiving weekend. Games are played Saturdays at Fairfield Island Park between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.   

Starting in mid January through to end of February an indoor Futsal program will be run with skills and drills with a Chilliwack FC staff coach as well as games.

Players will be contacted by their coaches late August and onwards. If you have not received a call by Sept 5th from a coach, please contact Lisa McLean for further information.

Most coaches will have a practice once a week. Day, time and location will be at the coach’s discretion. A game schedule will be provided to the coach the first week of September.

The CFC will provide team jerseys, shorts & socks. Jersey and shorts must be returned at the end of the season.

Teams are based on number of registrations and area of public school catchment in specific areas, this is not always possible. Due to the challenges of attempting to create parity within all the teams, movement of players after teams are formed will only be allowed under exceptional circumstances.

Only late registrations will be considered if there is room available on a team.

U5 - Born in 2013 Micro ball
Games are played 3 v 3, no goalies with pug nets (field 15yd x 30yd) 6 - 8 players per team.

U6 - Born in 2012 Mini ball
Games are played 4 v 4, no goalies with pug nets (field 20yd x 35yd) 8 - 10 players per team.

U7 - born in 2012 Mini Ball
Games are played 6 v 6, including the goalie (field 25yd x 40yd) Max 12 players per team.

What is needed for the season:
Soccer shoes, shin pads, water bottle and non marking runners for gym practices.

Required:
Coaches are always needed for teams. If you are interested in coaching your childs team (no experience necessary) the CFC will provide “tools” to help new coaches. Please indicate on your child’s registration form or contact Lisa Mclean if you can coach.


 

U8 U10 Fall/Winter Program

FALL/WINTER 2017/18 REGISTRATION INFO COMING SOON

The CFC Miniball program continues to develop players as they enter the U8-U10 age group. Each successive year adds increasing complexity as the players develop their personal and team play skills as they move toward full-field game when they reach U13 and up. The focus is still on developing their skills and learning the various positions (offense, defense, and GK). As players are added to the field, new formations are introduced and new tactics are taught. All players must wear shin guards and are encouraged to wear soccer boots (cleats).

The season goes from early September to December on Saturdays (with no games on Thanksgiving Weekend). An indoor futsal season will begin in mid-January and run until the end of February. Coaches will contact players on their teams in late August or early September and perhaps will arrange a practice or two before the season starts. Jerseys, shorts, and socks are provided with the jerseys and shorts to be returned at the end of the season. Team picture day will be announced separately and is usually in October.

Until our registration is closed and we know how many teams we will have we are unable to confirm which night your child will be playing.

U5 - U10 Schedules and Field Map

 

Volunteer Coaches are needed. Please contact Gary Lau U8-U10 Fall miniball coordinator.


U8 Boys and Girls (Players born in 2010)

The game for the U8 age group is similar to what the players played in U7. The teams are now divided into boys and girls divisions and play 6V6 (including the GK). There is no offside rule and games consist of 2x25 minute halves with a 5 minute half-time break.


U9 Boys and Girls (Players born in 2009)

At U9 an additional player is added to the field as the teams play 7v7 (including the GK). There is still no offside rule and games still consist of 2x25 minute halves with a 5 minute break between. A Master Coach program is instituted at this age for all teams to benefit from a practice session with a club coach. It is beneficial for players to take advantage of these extra training session to further develop their skills. Player will be assessed throughout the season by the team coach and Master coach in preparation for the following U10 year where players may choose to play U10 Recreational (house) or U10 developmental (rep).


U10 Boys and Girls (Players born in 2008)

At U10 we maintain the 7v7 format but extend the halves to 2x30 minutes. There is still no offside rule. The goal area is increased from 10 yards to 18 yards. We again offer a Master Coach program for U10 teams to benefit from sessions with an appointed club coach. Player assessments are made by the team coach and the Master Coach throughout the season in preparation for the following U11 year where again players may choose to play U11 Recreational (house) or U11 Developmental (rep). Players must try out and be accepted for rep teams with tryouts occurring in the Spring.


U8 - U10 Prospects Academy Program (Players born 2008 - 2010)

The CFC Prospects Academy is geared towards players in the U8-U10 age groups that want to be involved in more structured training on a more frequent basis than is common in our MiniBall program. The coaching curriculum will follow closely the guidelines implemented in the CSA (Canadian Soccer Assn) Long Term Player Development Program.

  • Twice weekly training September-March(days to be determined - likely same as our Rep teams)
  • Training under the guidance of club Head Coach and Staff Coaches
  • Game days with partner clubs (Langley FC, Abbotsford Magnuson Ford SC and possibly Mission FC) through the fall.
  • For U8/U9 age groups there will be a 7 week Futsal program after Xmas break.
  • Prospects is an Academy program. Not teams. Players placed into teams on game days only. Training takes place in groups determined by age/ability

 

For more information please contact Gary Lau U8-U10 Fall miniball coordinator.

 

U11 & U12 Fall/Winter Program

PLEASE NOTE: To align with the rest of the Lower Mainland, all girls teams U11 and up will play their home games on Sundays.

Players competing at the U11/12 age groups play the "Super 8" format designated by BCSA. This is an effective stepping stone towards full field soccer that begins at U13. The game is played on a smaller field, often the width of a full field. Goals are also smaller than standard size goals, typically 6' x 18'. There are eight players on the field (including GK) at any given time. The intent with this format is to contribute to all players getting more touches on the ball and generally being more involved in the game. This encourages their overall skill development. Coach's at the age also start to focus more time on developing positional awareness amongst players. The typical playing formation is 3-3-1 (3 defenders, 3 midfielders and 1 striker)

Generally, teams in the recreational program will travel to Aldergrove/Mission/Abbotsford/Langley and possibly Surrey/Maple Ridge for games. The Developmental level teams may have to travel further depending on where they placed.

At the recreational level boys and girls teams play on Saturdays. The Developmental level boys teams play on Saturdays and girls U11 might play Saturdays or Sundays – will be known in June - U12 girls play on Sundays. Please be aware that because of field availabilty issues all age levels may encounter away game times at any time, from Friday evenings to Sunday evenings.

PLEASE NOTE: The season is also longer at this age. Teams will play till the end of February or into March further depending on how succesful they may be in end of season play-offs.

Once young players reach the U11 or U12 age group they have the opportunity to continue playing at the Recreational (House) level, as they will have been since U5. Or they may choose to participate in our Developmental (Rep) program which involves an evaluation to be assigned to a team of the appropriate level. Players must first be evaluated in order to be named to a competitive team. These evaluations take place at the end of April under the guidance of CFC Head Coach and Technical Director Glenn Wilson and our staff coaches. There are generally two evaluation sessions held. It is our intention to enter at least two boys teams and one girls team into the Developmental level program at each age group.

Highlights of the U11/12 Developmental Program are:

  • Structured twice weekly training sessions under guidance of CFC Head Coach program.
  • BCSA Certified team coach.
  • At least one of the sessions on Townsend turf field.  
  • Games played throughout Fraser Valley against select teams from other communities.
  • Full game kit including main jersey and alternate jersey with player names on back.


Games at the U11 and U12 age groups are played 8 v 8 (inc GK) Games are played on 1/2 of full size fields. Focus of this format is to encourage more contact with the ball by all players as a means to developing confidence on the ball.

If your child is an enthusiastic soccer player with a desire to play at a high level, then this program, over Recreational soccer, will go along way to helping them achieve their goals.

If you have any questions you can contact Kevin Skalicky  or CFC Head Coach Glenn Wilson.

 

U13 - U18 Fall/Winter Program

PLEASE NOTE: To align with the rest of the Lower Mainland, all girls teams U11 and up will play their home games on Sundays.

Starting at the U13 age group all teams play regular full field, 11 a-side soccer. Evaluations continue for players interested in playing at the Developmental (Rep) level. Tiering of age groups into Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 (formerly Gold, Silver and Bronze) levels is more evident. It is the focus of our club to ensure that each Developmental team is playing at a challenging level that will further aid in developing its players.

Boys Developmental teams play on Saturdays up until U17 at which point they move to Sundays. Girls Developmental teams play Sundays throughout. The season continues up until March or later depending on each teams progress in play off competitions. These Coastal and Provincial Cup competitions take place towards the end of each season.

Recreational (House) level soccer is still available to players who want to play at a less competitive level. Boys play Saturdays through U16 then move to Sundays. Girls play Sundays from U11 - U18. Please be aware that because of field availability issues, all age levels may encounter away game times at any time, from Friday evenings to Sunday evenings.

Once players complete their U18 year our club is able to offer them continued soccer by playing in our senior program at the U21 age group.

Where each team travels to play games depends on what other clubs enter teams in the same division, but the league will try to divide the teams up geographically.