2018 Chilliwack Ford Spring Soccer League


The 2018 Chilliwack Ford Spring Soccer League registration will be opening soon. Join our mailing list or our Facebook group to keep up-to-date on when registration starts.

Games are set to begin the week of April 10 and will run for 12 weeks until the last week of June.

Game Days for the 2018 Spring Season

The game days and times listed below shows the game days and times for our 2017 season. We will try to utilize a similar set-up but the final allocation of fields and games times for the 2018 season is determined by the number of players registered for each group which we won’t know until registration has closed and teams are formed for each group. The final 2018 game days will not be determined until March 2018.

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 2018 season:

Age groups for the Spring Soccer season follow the fall season prior. For example, if your child was born in 2013 and played U5 in the fall season they will play in the U5 division for spring.

U5 – boys & girls – born 2013
U6 – boys & girls – born 2012
U7/8 – boys & girls – born 2011/2010
U9/10 – boys & girls – born 2009/2008
U11/12 – boys & girls – born 2007/2006
U13/14 – boys & girls – born 2005/2004
U15/16 – boys & girls (Co-ed) – born 2003/2002

 


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:

  1. Only players and coaches are allowed to be on the turf – spectators view behind the fences on the west side.
  2. 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.
  3. Absolutely no food or drink to be in the covered team bench area (other than water).
  4. 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 chilliwackfcinfo@gmail.com 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.

Spring Soccer Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to register for Spring League?

The 2018 fee structure has not been finalized yet.

Who is eligable to play?

All children born between Jan. 1, 2002 to Dec. 31, 2013. No exceptions.

How can I register?

Registration is set to open January 2018.

When does the 2018 season start?

The season starts early April and will run to the end of June.

Can I request my child to play on the same team as a friend?

To help balance teams there will be no friend requests. Teams will be created using school location and combine players of different experience levels.

What nights are the games played on and where?

The game days and times listed below shows the game days and times for our 2017 season. We will try to utilize a similar set-up but the final allocation of fields and games times is determined by the number of players registered for each group which we won’t know until registration has closed and teams are formed for each group. The final 2018 game days will not be determined until March 2018.

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

Are the teams CO-ED?

We have decided to keep the youngest age groups separate. There will now be a combined U5/U6 girls group and a U5/U6 boys group. The U15/16 group is co-ed with both boys and girls playing in the same group.

Can my child play in a higher/younger age division?

No. All players must play in their own age group. No exceptions.

What equipment do the players need to provide?

Soccer boots and shin pads are mandatory. Chilliwack FC provides a team jersey and socks for each player.

How can I apply to coach my child’s team?

If registering online there is a button to click if you are interested in being a Coach. Click the appropriate button. If registering in the Chilliwack FC Soccer Office, please let Liz (Office Administrator) know that you are interested in volunteering. If you forgot to click the button, simply give Liz a call at the office, and she will add this to your registration.  Office Phone: 604-792-0090

If selected you will be contacted in early March.

Chilliwack FC requires every coach and manager of our teams to complete a Criminal Record Check. Even if you have an exisiting CRC with a school or through your job we require a separate one done for our purposes, no exceptions.

We have changed to an online process offered through the Province of BC’s Ministry of Justice. This should streamline the process for coaches as well as our office staff.

ALL Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Managers in our 2015/16 Fall & Spring Leagues will require this new check to be done, even if you had one done with the RCMP for the previous fall season. We will not require another one for the 2015 Fall season if you plan to coach then as well, and filled out a Criminal Record Check for the 2015 Spring Season.

Please follow the link below and enter the access code in the field towards the bottom of the page (see below). This access code will link up with the Chillwack FC account and when the process is finished we will receive the report to our office.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in regards to this.

If you have any issues or problems with this process please contact Liz Freeman in our office chilliwackfcinfo@gmail.com


https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm

Access Code: BNHHB2EFLT

What's included with the cost of registering for the season?

Your registration fee includes following:

  • Jersey kit including: jersey and socks (to keep), shorts are not supplied and part of our spring kit, you supply your own
  • Spring training sessions run by CFC staff coaches for players in the U5/6, U7/8 and U9/10 divisions. Typically these training sessions take place on Friday evenings throughout the spring season. This is a great opportunity for players new to the game to learn a little more about the game and develop some essential skills.
  • Season wind-up has included each player being given a voucher for the concession for a hot dog, chips and juice box to enjoy as a team after the last game of the season.
  • Participation medal for the younger age groups and keychains for the older groups.

U5-U6 Rules & Regulations


GAMES:

  • Fields will be lined by cones and are approx. 25 yds x 40 yds.
  • Pop-up goals are used. The goals and field lining cones are supplied by CFC.
  • Games are played with 5 outfield players per team on the field at any time.
  • Duration of games is 2 x 20 minute halves with a five minute half-time.
  • No switching ends after half-time as it’s less confusing for this age group to focus on going one way per game.
  • There are no goalkeepers for the U5 & U6 groups. All active players are outfield players. Any player may prevent the ball from entering the net, but they may not use their hands. Please keep your players from parking themselves in front of the net “acting” as goalkeepers.
  • There is no designated goal area.
  • Goal kicks must be taken from any point on the goal (end) line.
  • Retreat Rule: Opposing players must be positioned on their side of center field when a goal kick by the opposing team is taken. This helps eliminate the opposing team crowding the kicker and lets the ball get back into play without being kicked directly back at the goal.
  • Substitutions may be made at a stoppage in play and must be Ok’d by the ref. Substitutions are unlimited.
  • There are no offsides.
  • The home team (listed first on the schedule) shall provide the game ball.
  • Shin pads and soccer boots are mandatory equipment.
  • A penalty shall be awarded if a defending player denies a goal scoring opportunity by committing an unlawful tackle or deliberately handling the ball within the goal area. All other infractions will result in an indirect free kick.
  • All turf field rules must be followed. Spectators are allowed on the east side but must enter the field through the east gate.
  • Coaches are allowed on the field to help position their players with the goal of coaching mainly on the sidelines towards the end of the season. One coach per team only.
  • No referees for the U5 & U6 group. Coaches will be controlling the games. Please try to start games on time as there other games following your game that can not start late.

 

COACH’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chilliwack FC will have the fields for the U5 & U6 groups set-up prior to the games being played. After week 1 we request that coaches go to the storage bin and grab a pop-up net for your game. The field lining cones for fields 1 – 4 need to be returned back to the storage bin after your games. Fields 5 & 6 West get transitioned to U7/8 games after the 5:30 games are finished. Please just return your nets to the bin but the field cones can stay on those fields.
  • Coaches are asked to ensure that all players are given a fair amount of playing time (min 20 mins)
  • Coaches are asked to keep the score of games as even as possible. If the opposing team is not as strong as your team and your team is ahead by 4 or more goals you may ask the ref to have the opposing team add a player to the field. If you are on the losing side of a game and you are falling behind by 4 or more goals you should ask the referee at a stoppage in play to notify the opposing coach that you are adding a player. If the score continues to rise the winning team should drop one more player. Coaches are asked to work together to make the playing experience an enjoyable one for all players.
  • Coaches are asked to stop play when the ball goes off the sideline or end line, tell the players which team has been awarded a throw-in or goal kick, set the ball back at center field after a goal has been scored and keep track of the time of the game.
  • As this is a fun non-competitive league with many new and inexperienced players, coaches are asked to offer much encouragement and display a positive attitude at all in times an effort to provide an enjoyable experience for the players.

U7-U8 Rules & Regulations


GAMES:   

  • Each game shall be played with 6 outfield players and a designated goalkeeper on each team, 7-a-side.
  • Fields will be lined by cones and are approx. 30 yds x 50 yds.
  • The smaller sized expandable aluminum goals will be used for this group. Goals are 8ft wide x 4ft. high.
  • Goal kicks may be taken from any point within the 5 yd line in front of the goal. Generally, the ball will be placed on the line 5 yards from the goal line.
  • During play, if the goalkeeper picks up the ball, they can place it on the ground and it is treated like a goal kick. This helps eliminate opposing players crowding the keepers and stealing the ball. Everyone is learning, so it’s more important to get play going fairly. There’s lots of time as they get older to play it as a live ball.
  • Retreat Rule: On goal kicks, opposing players must be positioned 20 yds. from the goal line when a goal kick is taken. This helps eliminate the opposing team crowding the kicker and just kicking the ball back at the net. Coaches are asked to help encourage their teams to move back during goal kicks and not leave it up to the ref to instruct at every goal kick.
  • Substitutions may be made at a stoppage in play and must be Ok’d by the ref. Substitutions are unlimited.
  • There are no offsides.
  • Duration of games shall be 2 x 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half time. If 30 minutes seem too long coaches can agree to play one or both halves at 25 minutes.
  • The home team (listed first on the schedule) shall provide the game ball.
  • Sliding tackles are not permitted and will result in an indirect free kick. Leniency will be given to goalkeepers if they slide using the upper body to prevent a goal – if the goalkeeper slides feet first, it will be considered a sliding tackle and an indirect free kick will be awarded
  • Shin pads and soccer boots are mandatory equipment.
  • All free-kicks, including any hand balls preventing a goal in the goal area, will be awarded as indirect.  In the goal area, the ball moves back to the top of the goal line for the indirect kick.  Opposing players can line up 8 yds away, in front of the goal.
  • If, in the opinion of the referee, a player is being unduly aggressive toward the players on his or her own or the other team, the referee may order that player off the pitch for a five minute “cool down” period. A substitute player is permitted as a replacement.
  • All turf field rules must be followed including spectators not permitted anywhere on the turf field and must stay behind the fences.
  • Coaches are allowed on the field for the U7/8 group to help position their players with the goal of coaching mainly on the sidelines towards the end of the season. One coach per team only. Coaches are are asked to not interfere with the play in any way or intimidate the opposing team by getting too close to the play.

  

COACH’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Chilliwack FC will have the fields for the U7/8 group set-up prior to the games being played. Coaches playing in the last games of your age group are asked to move the goals and field lining cones to the storage bin at the end of their games.
  • Coaches are asked to ensure that all players are given a fair amount of playing time (min 30 mins)
  • Coaches are asked to keep the score of games as even as possible. If the opposing team is not as strong as your team and your team is ahead by 4 or more goals you may ask the ref to have the opposing team add a player to the field. If you are on the losing side of a game and you are falling behind by 4 or more goals you should ask the referee at a stoppage in play to notify the opposing coach that you are adding a player. If the score continues to rise the winning team should drop one more player. Coaches are asked to work together to make the playing experience an enjoyable one for all players.
  • As this is a fun non-competitive league with many new and inexperienced players, coaches are asked to offer much encouragement and display a positive attitude at all in times an effort to provide an enjoyable experience for the players.

 

CONDUCT TOWARD REFEREES:

Many referees in this league are just learning their role. They have limited experience, but will learn more with each game. In the past our club has suffered from a shortage of young referees due to many dropping out as a result of abuse, intimidation and negative comments from the sidelines while they were in their early stages of development. We have just certified a number of new referees who will be officiating in the Spring Soccer League which is where they can hone their skills in a less structured and less competitive environment. Please help us retain these young referees by respecting their decisions and accept that from time to time their decisions may appear wrong. It is my experience that when it comes to referee decisions the old saying “you win some, you lose some” often comes into play. It is important that you encourage the parents of your players to display the same conduct to the referee’s also. Chilliwack FC adheres strictly to zero tolerance of abuse towards our young referees. If we receive complaints that abuse is being directed towards referees, the parent, coach, or player doing so will be given a warning.

U9-U14 Rules & Regulations


GAMES:

  • U9/10 and U11/12 games shall be played with 7 outfield players and a designated goalkeeper on each team, 8-a-side.
  • U13/14 games shall be played with 6 outfield players and a designated goalkeeper on each team, 7-a-side.
  • Games will be played on a field approx 60 yds x 75 yds.
  • The 12’x6′ expandable/portable white aluminum nets should be used for the U9/10 group and the larger Super8 goals will be used for U11/12 & up.
  • A goalkeeper may handle the ball anywhere in the 6 yard box.
  • Goal kicks may be taken from any point within the 6 yard box.
  • Retreat rule: Opposing players must be positioned outside of the 18 yd retreat line during the taking of goal kicks. Opposing players can not enter the area until the ball is touched by the kicking team or the ball crosses the retreat line.
  • Substitutions may be made at a stoppage in play and must be OK’d by the ref. Substitutions are unlimited.
  • There are no offsides.
  • Duration of games shall be 2 x 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half time.
  • The home team (listed first on the schedule) shall provide the game ball.
  • Shin pads and soccer boots are mandatory equipment.
  • Sliding tackles are not permitted and will result in an indirect free kick. Leniency will be given to goalkeepers if they slide using the upper body to prevent a goal – if the goalkeeper slides feet first, it will be considered a sliding tackle and an indirect free kick will be awarded.
  • All free-kicks, including any hand balls preventing a goal in the goal area, will be awarded as indirect.  In the goal area, the ball moves back to the top of the goal line for the indirect kick.  Opposing players can line up 8 yds away, in front of the goal.
  • U13/14 BOYS ONLY » Goalkeepers cannot drop-kick the ball after they have saved or picked it up from a shot. They can throw the ball, or place the ball on the ground and play it with their feet within the 18 yd area. However, opposing players cannot touch the ball until it has been kicked outside of the 18 yd area. To ensure the ball is put back into play quickly the keeper must play the ball within 6 seconds of their initial save. Once the keeper plays the ball with his feet he can not pick the ball back up. If the keeper plays the ball outside the 18 yrd. area the ball becomes “live” and the opposing team can attack the ball.
  • In the U9/10 boys & girls, U11/12 boys & girls, and U13/14 girls groups, goalkeepers are allowed to drop-kick the ball once they gain possession.
  • All turf field rules must be followed including spectators not permitted anywhere on the turf field and must stay behind the fences.


COACH’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coaches are required to move the goals into position for the first games of the evening. The U9/10 nets are stored in our storage locker at the south end beside the grandstand. Coaches will need to get the nets onto the field for the first games and take them back to the bin after the last games.  Nets are already attached to these goals and do not need to be attached or taken off.
  • Coaches are asked to ensure that all players are given a fair amount of playing time (min 30 mins)
  • Coaches are asked to keep the score of games as even as possible. If the opposing team is not as strong as your team and your team is ahead by 4 or more goals you may ask the ref to have the opposing team add a player to the field. If you are on the losing side of a game and you are falling behind by 4 or more goals you should ask the referee at a stoppage in play to notify the opposing coach that you are adding a player. If the score continues to rise the winning team should drop one more player. If the game comes back to within one goal the coaches are asked to go back to 6 outfield players per side and adjust the numbers according to the scroe. Coaches are asked to work together to make the playing experience an enjoyable one for all players.
  • As this is a fun non-competitive league with many new and inexperienced players, coaches are asked to offer much encouragement and display a positive attitude at all in times an effort to provide an enjoyable experience for the players.


CONDUCT TOWARD REFEREES:

Many referees in this league are just learning their role. They have limited experience, but will learn more with each game. In the past our club has suffered from a shortage of young referees due to many dropping out as a result of abuse, intimidation and negative comments from the sidelines while they were in their early stages of development. We have just certified a number of new referees who will be officiating in the Spring Soccer League which is where they can hone their skills in a less structured and less competitive environment. Please help us retain these young referees by respecting their decisions and accept that from time to time their decisions may appear wrong. It is my experience that when it comes to referee decisions the old saying “you win some, you lose some” often comes into play. It is important that you encourage the parents of your players to display the same conduct to the referee’s also. Chilliwack FC adheres strictly to zero tolerance of abuse towards our young referees. If we receive complaints that abuse is being directed towards referees, the parent, coach, or player doing so will be given a warning.

U15-U16 Rules & Regulations


GAMES:

  • Each game shall be played with 6 outfield players and a designated goalkeeper on each team, 7-a-side.
  • Games will be played on a field approx 60 yds x 75 yds.
  • Super8 size goals will be used.
  • A goalkeeper may handle the ball anywhere in the 6 yard box.
  • Goal kicks may be taken from any point within the 6 yard box.
  • Retreat rule: Opposing players must be positioned outside of the 18 yd retreat line during the taking of goal kicks. Opposing players can not enter the area until the ball is touched by the kicking team or the ball crosses the retreat line.
  • Duration of games shall be 2 x 30 minute halves with a 5 minute half time.
  • Substitutions may be made at a stopage in play and must be OK’d by the ref. Substitutions are unlimited.
  • There are no offsides.
  • The home team (listed first on the schedule) shall provide the game ball.
  • Shin pads and soccer boots are mandatory equipment.
  • Sliding tackles are not permitted and will result in an indirect free kick. Leniency will be given to goalkeepers if they slide using the upper body to prevent a goal – if the goalkeeper slides feet first, it will be considered a sliding tackle and an indirect free kick will be awarded.
  • Goalkeepers cannot drop-kick the ball after they have saved or picked it up from a shot. They can throw the ball, or place the ball on the ground and play it with their feet within the 18 yd area. However, opposing players cannot touch the ball until it has been kicked outside of the 18 yd area. To ensure the ball is put back into play quickly the keeper must play the ball within 6 seconds of their initial save. Once the keeper plays the ball with his feet he can not pick the ball back up. If the keeper plays the ball outside the 18 yrd. area the ball becomes “live” and the opposing team can attack the ball.
  • All free-kicks, including any hand balls preventing a goal in the goal area, will be awarded as indirect.  In the goal area, the ball moves back to the top of the goal line for the indirect kick.  Opposing players can line up 8 yds away, in front of the goal.
  • If, in the opinion of the referee, a player is being unduly aggressive toward the players on his or her own or the other team, the referee may order that player off the pitch for a five minute “cool down” period. A substitute player is permitted as a replacement.
  • All turf field rules must be followed including spectators not permitted anywhere on the turf field and must stay behind the fences.

 

COACH’S RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coaches are required to move the Super8 goals into position for the first games of the evening. The teams playing last are asked to move the goals back to the storage areas. Nets are already attached to these goals and do not need to be attached or taken off.
  • Coaches are asked to ensure that all players are given a fair amount of playing time (min 30 mins)
  • Coaches are asked to keep the score of games as even as possible. If the opposing team is not as strong as your team and your team is ahead by 4 or more goals you may ask the ref to have the opposing team add a player to the field. If you are on the losing side of a game and you are falling behind by 4 or more goals you should ask the referee at a stopage in play to notify the opposing coach that you are adding a player. If the score continues to rise the winning team should drop one more player. If the game comes back to within one goal the coaches are asked to go back to 6 outfield players per side and adjust the numbers according to the scroe. Coaches are asked to work together to make the playing experience an enjoyable one for all players.
  • As this is a fun non-competitive league with many new and inexperienced players, coaches are asked to offer much encouragement and display a positive attitude at all in times an effort to provide an enjoyable experience for the players.

 

CONDUCT TOWARD REFEREES:

Many referees in this league are just learning their role. They have limited experience, but will learn more with each game. In the past our club has suffered from a shortage of young referees due to many dropping out as a result of abuse, intimidation and negative comments from the sidelines while they were in their early stages of development. We have just certified a number of new referees who will be officiating in the Spring Soccer League which is where they can hone their skills in a less structured and less competitive environment. Please help us retain these young referees by respecting their decisions and accept that from time to time their decisions may appear wrong. It is my experience that when it comes to referee decisions the old saying “you win some, you lose some” often comes into play. It is important that you encourage the parents of your players to display the same conduct to the referee’s also. Chilliwack FC adheres strictly to zero tolerance of abuse towards our young referees. If we receive complaints that abuse is being directed towards referees, the parent, coach, or player doing so will be given a warning.

 

Spring Soccer Turf Field Rules & Maps


SPRING SOCCER ON THE TURF

All games for the 2017 Chilliwack Ford Spring Soccer League season will be played at Exhibition Field and Townsend Park. The benefits of using these facilities for our spring program are many. No games will be cancelled because of closed fields, more adequate size goals and field sizes used for all age groups, no limit to the number of games per night because of darkness, and the same field configurations will be used in our fall program as our spring program.

Chilliwack FC is only one user group that has access to these fields. Chilliwack FC does not own or make the rules for field use. The rules and regulations listed below are set out by the City of Chilliwack and must be adhered to or we will lose privileges.

ACCESS & PARKING

  • Parking access to Exhibition Field is off Spadina Avenue through Gate 4 north east of the stadium. Parking in this city owned lot is always free and the lot will always be open when games are scheduled.
  • Parking in the Prospera Centre owned lot to the north west of the stadium is discouraged. Parking fees will be in effect during all event times at Prospera Centre.
  • A new entrance to Exhibition Field has been built at the north end off the Gate 4 parking lot. There is no access to the field from the Prospera lots.
  • Parking at Townsend Park is available in the parking lots off of Ashwell Rd. and Wolfe Rd.
  • Chilliwack FC appreciates your cooperation.

EXHIBITION & TOWNSEND TURF FIELD RULES & REGULATIONS

  • Only players, coaches and officials are permitted on the turf playing fields.
  • One parent per U5 – U6 – U7/8 team is permitted on the field during games to assist coaches in helping guide players off the field for bathroom breaks. We suggest this task be divided up among willing parents, each team can discuss how this task is assigned.
  • Parents and spectators must stay behind the fences. The team bench area on the east side of Exhibition Field will be open for spectators for the U5-U6 &-U7/8 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.
  • Players must not enter the field prior to their permitted time.
  • Coaches have been instructed to gather teams outside the playing field fence at the nearest gate to the field the game is scheduled on.
  • Teams are to enter the playing fields together once the earlier games are finished
  • NO coffee, pop, juice, sports drinks or oranges. ONLY WATER is permitted on the turf. This means no oranges or other snacks are permitted at half-time. Players are allowed to carry water bottles onto the field. Oranges or other snacks will have to wait until after the game.
  • NO food is permitted on the turf, including gum, sunflower seeds and nuts.
  • NO food or drink is permitted in the team bench area at Exhibition Field.
  • NO smoking within the facility.
  • NO dogs or animals within the facility.

Spectaors will be required to stay behind the fences for the games scheduled at Townsend Park, there will be no access to the covered benches.

EXHIBITION FIELD CONCESSION

The concession at Exhibition Field is now being operated by Chilliwack FC and will be open during all spring game times scheduled. A variety of food is available.

FIELD MAPS

The maps below show the various field configurations for both Exhibition Field and Townsend Park.