Frequently Asked Questions


When is my child old enough to play soccer?
A player must be born on or before December 31, 2013. No exceptions.

Must I be a resident of Uxbridge to register?
No. However, the club is required to pay an additional township user fee of $50 plus tax ($56.50) for any adult non-resident players.

Are there any requirements for those new to the Uxbridge Soccer Club?
Yes. You will need to submit /show proof of age to the Club in the form of a government-issued identification. Acceptable documents include birth certificate, passport, or health card. Proof of age can be provided in person, by email, mail, or fax.

I’ve heard that parents have to do a Respect in Sport Online course. Is that true?
Yes. As part of the 2017 summer season Registration with the Uxbridge Soccer Club, one parent/ guardian of each family must complete the Respect in Sport for Parents online education program as mandated by the Durham Region Soccer Association. Check out the Respect in Sport page

How do I get a receipt to use for the Child Fitness Tax Credit?
When you registered, you should have received a copy of your receipt upon finalizing online payment. Those who registered in person were emailed a receipt shortly after.

Now that I have registered, when will I hear about the season?
Using the information you provided at registration, a coach will contact you by the Victoria Day holiday weekend with team information.  If you have not heard from a club representative by Victoria Day Monday, you can contact the Club office or just plan to arrive at the fields for your first scheduled night and we'll help you find your team!

How can I help?
We are always looking for many, many Volunteers! House League soccer relies heavily on volunteers to be run smoothly. 

Each age group requires a volunteer Convenor to help administer the division, coordinate the teams and disseminate information.

Each team requires a Coach/Team Leader and the number of coaches required fluctuates based on player registrations year to year. All U4-U12 coaches are supported by the Club’s Practice Facilitator, whose role is to format the weekly practices and assist coaches in carrying out the practice sessions. Individual coaches are not required to create practice drills independently. Enthusiasm, patience, and a desire to teach children new skills is all that is required!

Due to insurance and requirements for working with minors, all coaches and assistant coaches are required to formally register with the Club and submit to volunteer screening protocols. Please refer to our web site for Volunteer Registration and Screening information. 

There are many other roles with which we need help. Contact us and we’ll find a good fit for you.

How is my child placed on a team?
Players are placed on teams based on age, gender, and skill rating. Teams will be created based on the number of players registered and the roster sizes per age group. Team formation takes place as we near the season start date.
We are NOT ABLE to accommodate requests (i.e. friend, carpooling, coach) due to the high number of participants.

What if my child wants to play in a different age group?
Players are always encouraged to play within their age group. A request for an assessment can be made to the Club by a parent or coach after the start of the season. See the complete playing up policy

When does the outdoor season start?
All divisions begin the week of May 23.
This is the start of a 3-week pre-season during which time teams are adjusted, if necessary, to create a balance of skills and ages across each division.  Saturday, June 10, 2017 is the official U10 opening day when individual and team photos are taken. Each player receives a photo as part of their registration fee. 

When and where does my child play?
All games are played on the same day of each week. Weekly game schedules will be posted on the club website in May. 
U4-U10 divisions are scheduled for one practice session followed by a short break and then a game each week. Note that there is no soccer on holiday Mondays. U12 & up will have separate game and practice nights. U18 and senior may choose not to have practices. 
All house league games for U4-U10 are played at The Fields of Uxbridge on Main St. N. 
The NDSI league (U11-U18) may alternate between The Fields of Uxbridge, and the Scugog Soccer Fields in Port Perry.

Where do we Park?
The entrance to The Fields of Uxbridge is off of Main Street North and leads to many soccer parking lots. The driveway that intersects Main St. is one-way for entering the Fields only. All vehicles will exit via Ball Road. Please be observant of all Township of Uxbridge parking regulations and bylaws. Take care when driving through the field area and use parking lots only. Please do not use the Skate Park parking lot for soccer activities.

What equipment do we need?
Shin guards are mandatory at all ages (including goalkeepers). Proper soccer shoes are needed for players U6-U18. 
The Club provides jersey, shorts and socks to every registered player. Players under 15 will receive a soccer ball sized to FIFA standards. You can get equipment in Uxbridge at Canadian Tire and Walmart.

What should we bring to the field?
Wear your complete uniform. It is important to bring plenty of water regardless of the weather. Remember sunscreen and insect repellent. Some coaches will assign a rotation for the duty of providing a nutritional thirst quenching boost (oranges, watermelon) for half time each week. Please avoid items like freezies and other packaged snacks which do not conform to our Healthy Snack Policy.

Can I drop of my child at the field an pick them up when soccer is finished?
Players and parents should arrive at the fields 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time so that you can safely travel from the parking lot to the assigned field. Please do not drop off children adjacent to the field area or stop vehicles in driveways. Children should not be left unattended at the fields. Should you need to leave, please arrange with a fellow parent to be responsible for your child.

For older youth, it is still the parent’s responsibility to ensure that their youth is safely supervised. You must have arrangements in place in case of emergency - which includes being prepared for mid-session severe weather field closures. Do not assume that your team coach will take responsibility for your youth. In the event that you do leave your youth under another person’s care, you must arrange for pick-up on time at their field. Please refer to the Club Policy on our website for further information and requirements.

What do we do if it is raining?
Soccer is played in the rain! Rare cancellations and lightning calls are made at the field by officials. If in doubt, please proceed to your field or check our Twitter account and web site for updates. Weather cancellations are customarily made at game time, not before, by Referees or Club Field Ambassadors. Note that any cancellation of early games does not necessarily mean cancellation of later game times on the field schedule. Weather conditions change and your team depends on having a full roster at each scheduled game, rain or shine! Please read USC Severe Weather Policy on our website. Cancelled games will not be rescheduled.

What do we do if it is really hot?
Uxbridge Soccer Club does not cancel soccer games due to extreme heat. History has shown us that most evenings, the soccer fields are some of the coolest areas in town. With appropriate precautions, we are able to have a great night at the fields. Parents can use their own judgement regarding attendance but soccer will be on. Please read the complete Extreme Heat Policy on our website.

What is the expectation of parents at the field?
Parents of U4 and U5 players are expected to participate with their child on the field. 

Other parents are encouraged to respectfully watch games and practices from the sidelines. Spectators are requested to sit on the opposite side of the field from the teams and coaches. This encourages youth to listen to coaches, watch their teammates, and become more of a team. No seating is permitted behind the nets or ends of the field. Review the club's Codes of Conduct for more information.

While it is tempting to criticize the referee in any sport, we ask that you please keep comments about the referee or their calls to yourself. Just as your child is learning the nuances of the game, so to are our young refs leaning how to be a good referee. Every year we lose a number of youth who have great potential because of the unwarranted commentary from the sidelines. Remember, every referee is someone's child too.

I’m not happy with the soccer program. Who do I talk to?
Start with your coach. If this does not resolve the issue, you can talk to your Age Group Convenor. Still need help – contact the club office or as a final avenue, the Club has a confidential mediator to address concerns. Her email is mediator@uxbridgesoccerclub.com

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