House League FAQ

 

How can I register?

  • You can register one of two ways:

    • PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION FOR 2021 OUTDOOR HOUSE LEAGUE IS NOW CLOSED

      • ADULT CO-ED IS STILL OPEN​

    • Register in person at our office during regular office hours.

  • Follow the link on our website to register online (preferred);

 

What are your office hours?

  • We are open:

    • Tuesday & Wednesday – 9:30am – 4:30pm (closed 1-2pm for Lunch)

    • Thursday – 11am – 7pm on Thursday (closed 2-3pm for Lunch).

      • These hours are subject to change.

      • Please check the website before heading to the office.

 

At what age can my child start playing?

  • We offer a range of programs from U3 through to U18 with the youth divisions.

  • We also offer Men’s and Co-Ed adult leagues.

 

How many days a week will I play?

  • All of our recreational leagues play 1 day per week on the allocated night/day listed on the Nights of Play document on our website.

 

Do I get a uniform and or ball?

  • All players U4 and older receive a uniform consisting of jersey, shorts & socks. Uniforms will be handed out by your coach at or before your first game. U3 players receive a t-shirt.

  • U3 – U8 players also receive a ball.

 

What equipment do I wear?

  • Outside of the uniform we supply, you are also required to wear shin guards (mandatory) and suitable footwear; outdoor cleats are recommended.

  • Players must wear the current year uniform to all games. Any player not in the current uniform cannot participate.

 

Where do I play my games?

  • We use over 30 fields spread throughout the City of Barrie and a few in Midhurst.

  • Generally a division will be using the same group of fields every week.

    • In certain cases, fields are closed after schedules have been released. In those cases we are forced to revise schedules and will do our best to notify everyone involved of the change(s).

 

What is the start date and time of my games?

  • Please refer to our Nights of Play document on our website for start dates, times etc.

 

When will I know what team my child is on?

  • Coaches will contact the parents by email at least one week prior to the start of the season.

  • If you do not hear from your coach within one week prior to the start of the season, please phone the Club 705-739-7844 or email BSCOffice@barriesoccer.com

 

Can I request a Teammate/Coach/Team for my child?

  • Players are not allowed to request a coach or a specific team.

  • Requests to play with a friend are not guaranteed and no requests are accepted after April 15th.

    • Both players MUST request to be with each other or the request will be void.

Will my team have a coach?

  • All coaches with the recreational division are volunteers. Every effort is made to ensure every team has a coach but due to the number of teams sometimes it is not possible. If this is the case, the club will produce a schedule for the parents to rotate coaching each week. It is important to note all recreational sports clubs rely on parent volunteers to coach teams. Please consider offering your time.

 

How can I volunteer?

  • Volunteers are needed to act as conveners for each division. Please contact our Technical Director if interested BSCTD@barriesoccer.com

  • Game Leaders are needed to coach and no experience is required for the U4 – U8 program which is led by our Technical Staff.

    • We require two volunteer Game Leaders per team for our U4 – U8.

  • For U9 and older divisions we only a Head Coach. We offer assistance to any coach requesting assistance. Please contact our Technical Director at BSCTD@barriesoccer.com to volunteer or for assistance.

 

I have offered to coach, when should I hear back from the Club?

  • If you haven’t had a confirmation of your application being received within a couple of weeks of submission, please phone the Club 705-739-7844 or email info@barriesoccer.com

  • We usually have our coaches assigned to teams by the end of April so more details will be provided at that time.

 

Can I have my child play in a higher/ lower age group?

  • Due to insurance restrictions a player cannot play in a lower age group unless a medical requirement is provided. A player looking to play up an age level must get approval from the Technical Director; please email BSCTD@barriesoccer.com for approval.

 

Are there games on Mondays of long weekends?

  • Due to the length of the season in relation to the weeks in the summer, we do require some divisions to play on Monday nights. The U4 –U6 do not play on Monday’s of long weekends.

 

Who do I contact to find out if a field is closed due to inclement weather?

  • WE DO PLAY IN THE RAIN, however on occasion the weather is severe enough to close a field.

  • The City of Barrie will close fields by 3:30pm in the event of bad weather.

    • Call the hotline at 705 739-4215, select #2 for Midhurst (Barrie Sports Complex) and #3 for in Town (City of Barrie Fields).

  • Barrie Soccer Club field closures will be posted on our website by 4pm if appropriate.

 

If the game is cancelled due to weather when will it be rescheduled?

  • We will only reschedule the teams with scores and standings, U13 and older. The club will work with the coaches to determine a make-up date. We will do our best to give 2 weeks of notice for every rescheduled game.

If competition is unbalanced will teams be rebalanced?

  • All players are given a ranking from AA-A-U (being Above Average, Average, and Unrated) by coaches from previous season. If a player is new to the club they are rated U. Teams are then balanced using these ratings. If it is noted that one or more teams are dominating play within their division, BSC reserves the right to move players in order to provide a fair and balanced recreational program.

 

Will my child receive a Medal?

  • The Barrie Soccer Club provides participation awards for the U3 – U12 divisions.

  • In the older divisions awards are provided for those teams that finish 1st or 2nd in overall standings.

 

What should I do if a problem occurs with a coach, player or parent at the field?

  • We hope this does not happen but, it is important that conflicts get documented. If any conflict should arise please notify the office in writing as soon as possible. We request that you wait 24 hours before filing a complaint.

 

How do I get a refund?

  • Please see posted refund policy on website under “About > Rules and Regulations”