Chilliwack Ford Spring Soccer League
For rules and regulations and field set-up for each age group please click the appropriate tab above.
Spring Soccer registration is now closed. We are in the process of forming teams and finding coaches for some teams.
Games are set to begin the week of April 10 and will run for 12 weeks until the last week of June.
To access the public view of the game schedules CLICK HERE.
Please note: Age groups are defined by the older age group, for U5/6 teams click on the schedule link under U6, for U7/8 click on the schedule link under U8.
Chilliwack FC is moving all registration and league organizing to GotSoccer as a money saving measure. SportsLogic will continue to be used for the remainder of the fall/winter 2017 season but all new registrations will be handled through GotSoccer for all upcoming seasons.
CFC Spring Soccer Group Training
Spring training sessions are being offered again to all Spring League players in the U5/6, U7/8 and U9/10 divisions. These sessions are coached by CFC staff coaches and will take place at Exhibition Field on the following Fridays: April 21, 28, May 12, 26 and June 9. Please note: Our June 2 session has been cancelled due to our head staff coach being out of town.
The start times will be:
U5/6 – 5:00-6:00pm
U7/8 – 6:00-7:00pm
U9/10 – 7:00-8:00pm
These sessions are not mandatory for coaches or players and are simply a way for the younger players to gain a little soccer knowledge and work on some basic skills. The sessions are usually broken into some simple drills at the beginning focusing of footwork with the ball with fun games or small-sided scrimmages at the end.
These sessions were introduced because of feedback that CFC received from parents as the program became more popular. We found that many players who did not play in our fall program and choose only to play in the spring were missing some of the organized practices most teams have during the fall season. These sessions are the prefect way to introduce some of the basics to this group.
Game Days for the 2017 Spring Season
The game days and times for our 2017 season have been finalized. We will be utilizing Exhibition Field turf as our main venue again this year with additional games at Townsend Park turf on Mondays and Wednesdays.
U5/6 Boys – Monday – 5:30 – Exhibition
U5/6 Girls – Monday – 5:30 – Exhibition
U7/8 Boys – Tuesday – 5:30 or 6:45 – Exhibition
U7/8 Girls – Monday – 5:30 or 6:45 – Exhibition
U9/10 Boys – Monday – 5:30 or 6:45 – Exhibition & Townsend
U9/10 Girls – Thursday – 5:30 – Exhibition
U11/12 Boys – Wednesday – 5:30 or 6:45 – Townsend
U11/12 Girls – Wednesday – 5:30 or 6:45 – Exhibition
U13/14 Boys – Tuesday – 6:45 or 8:00 – Exhibition
U13/14 Girls – Wednesday – 6:45 – Exhibition
U15/16 Co-ed – Thursday – 6:45 or 8:00 – Exhibition
Age groups for the 2017 season:
Age groups for the Spring Soccer season follow the fall season prior. For example, if your child was born in 2008 and played U9 in the fall season they will play in the U9/10 division for spring.
U5 – boys & girls – born 2012
U6 – boys & girls – born 2011
U7/8 – boys & girls – born 2010/2009
U9/10 – boys & girls – born 2008/2007
U11/12 – boys & girls – born 2006/2005
U13/14 – boys & girls – born 2004/2003
U15/16 – boys & girls (Co-ed) – born 2002/2001
Exhibition & Townsend field set-up: Below are thumbnails of the field set-ups for all age groups. For a larger view of each field set-up for the various groups please click on the tabs near the top of this page for the appropriate age group or go to the “field map” tab and scroll to the bottom of that page.
Turf field rules:
Please click on the “Field Maps” tab at the top of the page to see a larger view of this access and parking map as well as a detailed list of the turf field rules and regulations as set out by The City of Chilliwack.
Turf Field Rules for Spring Soccer
The City of Chilliwack has agreed to allow Spring Soccer spectators to use the covered team benches at Exhibition Field. This will help parents of players with games on the east fields be a little closer to the action. This will be allowed as long as the rules below are followed:
- Only players and coaches are allowed to be on the turf – spectators view behind the fences on the west side.
- The team bench area on the east side will be open for spectators for the U5-U8 divisions only. In order to access the team benches, spectators must walk around the outside fence from the main entrance – they are not to walk across the field.
- Absolutely no food or drink to be in the covered team bench area (other than water).
- Absolutely no food or drink on the turf (except water).
Spectators will be required to stay behind the fences for the games scheduled at Townsend Park, there will be no access to the covered benches. The facilities we are using are owned and operated by the City of Chilliwack and everyone must follow their rules or CFC may lose access to the fields.
Questions: For any Spring Soccer related questions or comments please contact the Chilliwack FC office administrator Liz Freeman via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 604-792-0090 or visit the CFC Office located at the south end of the Rotary building at Townsend Park, office hours listed here.
Exhibition Stadium Concession
Chilliwack FC operates the concession at Exhibition Filed Stadium. The “Corner Kick Concession” will be open every evening during the spring soccer season.
The Spring Soccer Concept
The Spring Soccer League (formerly referred to as Seven-a-Side League) has been an option for our players for over 10 yrs now. It was established to provide an alternative to the structured, competitive nature of fall soccer. The Spring Soccer League is geared towards boys and girls who want to play purely for the fun of the sport. There is a less competitive edge to it. Results of regular season games are not recorded. Standings are not kept. There is no tiering of teams into divisions of different levels. All teams play at the same level. Many new players play in the Spring Soccer League as do some established fall rep players. The teams are formed as fairly as possible by evenly distributing rep players amongst the teams.
This program is meant to develop a love for the game and emphasizes team play and fun rather than skills and drills. It also allows our Fall players an outlet to play but with a break from competitive soccer. It also is a great introduction for new players to the sport. All age groups wrap up their season with a Pizza Night after their final game. All players playing in the Spring Soccer League are awarded a participation medal at the end of the season.
As always the involvement of parents as team coach/managers is important to the success of the league. A thorough knowledge of the game is not required. Just your enthusiasm and ability to organize, encourage and support your players is all we look for. Please check the appropriate box on your child’s registration form under the parent info if you are interested in coaching your child’s Spring League team.