Frequently Asked Questions

What age can play soccer?

Children who are turning 4 in this calendar year. They register as U5. U means Under.

When does the Fall season start?

U5 – U10 teams usually start the second week of September with assessment Jamborees. U11 – U18 start play the first weekend of September.

How long is the season?

The season ends for U5 – U8 the second week in March. There will be a season ending Tournament for those ages groups hosted by the Club. Older teams may play longer depending on their success. There is a Christmas break mid-December and restarts the week after the holidays.

What equipment do I need?

Your child will need soccer cleats, shin guards and a water bottle. Jerseys, shorts, and socks are provided by the Club. Goalkeepers typically provide their own gear at the divisional level (U13 and older) however the Club will provide Goalkeeper gear for U8 through U12.

When do we play?

Boys practice Monday and/or Wednesday with U9 and above practicing both days and U8 and below practicing on one of the days. Girls practice on Tuesday and/or Thursday, again with U9 and above practicing both days and U8 and below practicing on one of the days. U5 and U6 Boys have an additional practice on Saturdays and U5 and U6 Girls have an additional practice on Sundays. Boys in U7 and above play games on Saturdays, Girls in U7 and above play games on Sundays. U7s play at the same time and field every week. U8 Boys play in-house (only against other NWSC teams), at the same field but at different times. U8 Girls and all Boys and Girls U9 and above place against teams from other clubs thus the location and time of the game changes from week to week.

When do we have to travel?

Playing against other Clubs starts at U9 or U8 for Girls. This means 1 week you are at HOME at a field in New Westminster and the next week you may be scheduled against another Club on their field.

How often and when do we practice?

U5 – U8 usually practices once a week. Typically Boys practice on Mondays or Wednesdays and Girls practice on Tuesdays or Thursdays. U5 and U6 practice indoors all season at the Futbol 5 indoor soccer facility in New Westminster. U7 – U8 begin practice outdoors and then can move into a designated gym time in November. Older teams generally stay outside all season. Older teams (U9 and above) generally practice twice a week.

Do we play in the rain?

Yes we do! The only time you may not play is if your field has been closed.

Do we play in Tournaments?

U8 and up are allowed one paid tournament of their choice paid for by the Club. Whether or not your child plays in a tournament is up to your coach. Team must register and pay for the tournament and request a reimbursement from the Club. The Club hosts a Tournament for U5 through U8.

Can I register even though the season has started?

Yes you can! Registration generally closes in December. There is no discount for late registration.

What does my registration fee pay for?

Fees cover registration with BC Soccer and our District, Player Insurance, Uniforms, Team and Individual photos, training for coaches and referees, tournaments, referees for games, practice and game fields, and lights for fields as well as other miscellaneous Club expenses.

Why don’t we automatically get a coach when we pay our registration fee for our child?

Coaches come from volunteers, such as you the parents, and it takes a while to organize coaches for the season.

What if I want a refund?

Refunds are available up until October 15th but are subject to conditions and an administration fee. After October 15th there are no refunds. Contact registrar@rcysc.com to request a refund.

How do I pay with my credit card?

Click on ‘Member Login” button just under logo in top left corner. Upon logging into the registration system, you will see an “Account Balances” link on the screen. You can go into system and pay your outstanding balance with a credit card.

Can I pay with Visa Debit?

Unfortunately our current registration system only accepts credit card online. An alternative method of paying is via cheque or cash sent in the mail to our club address.

How can I print my receipt?

You can print your receipt in 3 Easy Steps: Login → Past RegistrationsPrint Statement

  1. Login to your Stack Sports (formerly Bonzi) user account from newwestsoccerclub.com (see ‘Member Login’ in top left-hand corner);
  2. On the Member Account page, click on the Past Registrations button;
  3. Choose the appropriate season such as 2017-2018 Regular Season — Players, click on Print Statement.

What if I have other questions not listed?

Please contact your age level coordinator with any questions or feedback and they will get back to you quickly.