IMPORTANT: the registration deadline has now passed. Registration fees have been adjusted to reflect the late fee, and the player will go onto a waiting list. Recreational teams will be decided in mid-May and players on the waiting list will be notified if they have been placed on a team then. Competitive try-outs will begin shortly; new players may not be accepted after try-outs begin.
Registration forms can be mailed in, or brought to the SFDSC Office during office hours (details below).
Sundays, in April and May 2013
|7 - 9 pm||
5 Willow Lane, Smiths Falls, ON
Our new Office is located in the Innovative Logic Corporation building (old CJET radio Staion) on the Jasper highway. This is just a few minutes south of Lower Reach park, on Jasper Avenue, near the intersection with Eric Hutcheson Road. You can see the huge tower right beside the building from town.
The SFDSC Office is located on the north side of the building, accessed by the rear parking lot.
GPS coordinates: “44.882,-75.993” or 5 Willow Lane, merrickville-Wolford Township
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The SFDSC Registration form can be downloaded below, printed, filled in and mailed with a cheque to the Club at: Smiths Falls and District Soccer Club, PO Box 117, Smiths Falls ON K7A 4T1. You can also bring a filled in form to the SFDSC office during office hours liste above.
Please fill out and sign both sides of the form. One form for each player being registered.
Cheques are to be made out to: “Smiths Falls and District Soccer Club” or “SFDSC.” Post-dated cheques cannot be accepted through this mail-in registration.
Youth Player Registration
All players under 19 must be registered by their parent or guardian. Registration is not complete until payment, or an acceptable arrangement to pay, is made with the board of directors.
Playing up: In some circumstances, SFDSC will approve a youth “playing-up” into a higher age grouping: for example a U10 player on a U-11 team. The SFDSC Constitution limits the opportunities for playing-up to situations where there is no harm to the lower age group team or teams. The most common exercise of this ruling is to ensure that the lower age group team will still have enough players to field a team. New for 2012: in a similar way, a player may play down an age level with approval from the SFDSC board of directors.
Parents, guardians and players need to be aware that approval for “playing-up” is determined by the SFDSC board of directors, not the team coaches or managers.
Youth Competitive Team Registration and Try-outs
Registration: Players desiring to try-out for a SFDSC competitive team must be registered with SFDSC for a competitive team. Any player not selected after try-outs will be offered a position on a SFDSC house league team, and the difference in registration fees will be refunded. Should the player choose not to play on a SFDSC house league team – the full fee will then be refunded. Refunds will only be made to the person who paid the registration fee. Players from outside clubs are welcome to try out for SFDSC teams, as long as a SFDSC registration form has been filled out and fees have been paid.
Try-outs will be conducted for competitive teams (where numbers warrant). Try-outs will be conducted by team coaches, under supervision of the SFDSC, with assistance from volunteers. Every effort will be made to conduct an open, transparent and appropriate try-out that assesses players’ skill, fitness and attitude. Smiths Falls does not have an indoor field for try-outs, so parents, guardians and players should expect a limited opportunity to try-out in a school gym setting, followed by outdoor try-outs when field conditions allow (usually early to mid-April).
Feedback: Parents, guardians and players may submit feedback, questions or complaints about try-outs to the SFDSC board of directors.
SFDSC and Youth Competitive Soccer
Club mandate: SFDSC is first and foremost a community-oriented club with a mandate to offer a sustainable range of playing opportunities close to home and at a reasonable cost. Given this mandate, SFDSC aims to provide competitive soccer to as many of our youth players as possible, limited only by appropriate skill development and the availability of qualified coaches. We strive to have SFDSC players, team staff, and the club as a whole recognized as spirited, skilled and noble ambassadors of “the beautiful game.”
Competition and Soccer: Competition can be healthy. Our philosophy for competitive soccer is that the development of soccer skills and healthy attitudes is more important than the score of a game, and success is when a youth player continues to be active in soccer when they are an adult.
Levels of Competitive Teams: SFDSC is committed to providing youth competitive soccer opportunities at Levels, 4, 5 and 6 of the Ontario Soccer Association’s pyramid for play. Due to the relatively small size of our club (compared to city clubs), and the limits to our resources, SFDSC may not be able to regularly offer opportunities at any higher levels. Parents or guardians of players who are striving to play at Level 4 or higher, may wish to discuss their plans with a SFDSC coach so that an appropriate development plan can be created for the player.
In 2013, SFDSC is pleased to offer two Level 4 competitive team for female U15 and U17 players.