U8 - U18 Information (Drayton Minor Soccer)

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Drayton Soccer Information – 2024 Season


U8 – U18 (born 2006 – 2017)

The Drayton Soccer Club executive welcomes you to the 2024 season! We offer a safe, friendly, athletic and fair play environment for all players. Players are categorized by age, and teams are chosen randomly. We do our best to have an even mix of boys and girls, and coaches are assigned as available.

These age groups play on fields throughout the North Perth league (npsl.ca) . This league has clubs from Drayton, Palmerston, Wallace, Newton, Elma, Listowel, Brussels, and Howick. Each team has a game and a practice every week. Practice nights will be determined based on field availability and the coach’s schedule and will be posted in your team schedule/page.

Fees are listed under the Registration tab.  This includes use of fields, team and individual pictures, the use of a uniform shirt and a ball. If funding is available, Timbits uniforms will be available to U8 players.  Parents supply shorts, soccer cleats and shin pads.

Game Nights
Games begin the middle of May, weather permitting. Practices begin in May. Practice night is usually a week night chosen by the coach. Players will be called when we have enough coaches. Most games start at 7:00. Game nights are:

• Monday: U10, 
• Tuesday: U8, U12
• Wednesday: U15 (2023)
• Thursday: U4/5, U6 (Kiddie Kickers), U18.

Equipment and Uniforms

• All players U8 and older must wear shin guards that go from the ankle to just below the knee. 
• Timbit uniforms are provided to U8 players, pending a successful application to Tim Hortons.
• A team jersey is provided to each player (that does not receive a Timbits uniform). These must be returned on the last day of soccer to your coach.  There will be a pick-up time when the coaches return their equipment. 
• Please provide black soccer socks and black shorts for your child. 
• Soccer shoes are recommended. Cleats are optional and cannot be metal.

Dates will be determined, we try to do these early in the season. The cost is included in registration fees.

New this year - U6 will takeplace in a end of season festival Sunday July 28th. 
U8 end of season festival will take place on Friday July 26/Saturday July 27
U10 - end of season will be end of July followed by 2 weeks of playoffs- no year end festival
U12, U15 and U18 - Season will run until end of July, followed by two weeks of playoffs - no year end festival. 
Parental Involvement
Coaches and assistant coaches are required at every level, as well as new members of the executive. Without these volunteers, we cannot have a soccer program. If you would like to help out, please contact [email protected]

As a member of the Southwest Regional Soccer Association, the Drayton Soccer Club has a zero-tolerance policy for verbal and physical abuse of players, referees and coaches. Ours is a recreational league emphasizing fun and sportsmanship. All players have an equal opportunity to play and parents are necessary participants. Coaches have the responsibility to counsel any parent who is not supportive of players and referees on the field. Referees have the final authority for the removal of any player, coach or spectator for unacceptable behaviour.