Outdoor Soccer Registration 2018
Interested in playing the beautiful game this spring?
Recreational outdoor youth soccer for boys and girls ages 9 – 18.
Season starts early May and runs until the first week of July for U9 – U12; U13 – U18 continue with playoffs in September.
Ages 9 and 10 (born 2009 and 2008)
Did you love playing mini-soccer? Wondering what comes after mini-soccer? For girls and boys interested in continuing to play soccer at the recreational level, RA Steen hosts recreational soccer teams that play against other community club teams within the St. Charles Soccer District. The program follows Soccer Canada’s Long Term Player Development program. Team roster maximum size of 12 kids, games are played 6 v 6 to ensure lots of touches on the ball for all kids. Separate boys and girls teams. District league play is organized by the St. Charles Soccer Association. Games 2 nights a week, plus one practice. Season runs from May – June, with a final Jamboree in early July. Teams will have the opportunity to enter one or more tournaments (extra cost), if the team so chooses.
Ages 11 and 12 (born 2007 and 2006)
Continue to play soccer at the recreational level through RA Steen. Play on an RA Steen team against other community club teams within the St. Charles Soccer District. The program follows Soccer Canada’s Long Term Player Development program. Team roster maximum size of 14 kids, games are played 8 v 8 to ensure lots of touches on the ball for all kids. Separate boys and girls teams. District league play is organized by the St. Charles Soccer Association. Games 2 nights a week, plus one practice. Season runs from May – June, with a final Jamboree in early July. Teams will have the opportunity to enter one or more tournaments (extra cost), if the team so chooses.
Ages 13 – 18 (born 2005 – 2000)
City youth recreational soccer
Play on an RA Steen team against other community club teams throughout the city. Maximum roster size 18 kids. City youth soccer play is organized by the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association. Games 2 nights a week, plus one practice. Season runs from May – June, and resumes in September for playoffs. Teams will have the opportunity to enter one or more tournaments (extra cost), if the team so chooses.
Registration for all ages (9-18) Saturday March 3 & 10 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm at RA Steen Community Centre. Please bring proof of age. Full payment due upon registration.
If applying for a Jumpstart fee subsidy please bring your Notice of Assessment from 2017 tax return.
COACHES NEEDED – Volunteer coaches needed. Training and support is provided by the community centre and SCSA district. Please contact Youth Soccer Convener Cynthia Neudoerffer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are willing to volunteer to coach.
For more information see the RA Steen website under Soccer -> Outdoor Soccer or St. Charles Soccer Association www.stcharles-soccer.com.
Indoor and outdoor mini-soccer fees are set entirely by the Community Centre and cover the cost of running the program, including a t-shirt for each player, individual and team photo, and medal. The Community Centre attempts to keep costs low, in order to allow as many children to participate as possible. Because the mini-soccer program uses Winnipeg One School Division fields for play, no field maintenance fee is required. Because the program is run entirely by the community centre, no fees are paid to Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association or Manitoba Soccer Association.
The fees for mini-soccer programs range from $60.00 – $80.00 per season or session. Actual fees for each program will be given on the Registration page when registration for that particular program is announced.
Youth Soccer Fees
Fees for outdoor youth soccer (district and city youth) ages U9 – U18 for the 2018 season.
Fees for indoor youth soccer (district and city youth) ages U9 – U18 are for the 2017-18 season, and are set by and paid directly to the St. Charles Soccer Association.
Youth (District U9-U12 and City Youth U13 – U18) outdoor soccer fees are set by the Community Centre, but are based on a fixed “base soccer team fee”, set by the St. Charles Soccer Association. The “base soccer team fee” is set each year to cover the costs required to offer youth soccer by the district, Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association, and Manitoba Youth Soccer Association.
For the 2018 outdoor season, the “base soccer team fee” is $TBD per player for U9 – U18 recreational players.
The soccer fee the community centre charges includes this “base soccer team fee” plus, a mandatory City Field Maintenance Fee (paid to the City of Winnipeg by the Community Centre on behalf of all teams), and a uniform and equipment fee. The recreational youth soccer program offered by RA Steen Community Centre is not revenue generating.
GCWCC Jumpstart subsidies
RA Steen community centre wants all children who want to play soccer to be able to play. Fee subsidies are available from GCWCC through the Jumpstart program for recreational soccer. If you wish to apply for a fee subsidy, we will have forms available at in-person registration. Eligibility for a subsidy is determined by the Jumpstart program on an income-means tested basis based on a Notice of Assessment from the previous year’s income tax. Unfortunately, if your application for subsidy is not accepted you will be responsible for paying the full registration amount.
Manitoba Fitness Tax Credit
Mini, district, and youth city soccer fees are all eligible to be claimed each year on your income tax under the Youth Fitness Tax Credit. Your copy of the registration form serves as a valid receipt and is all that is required to submit to Revenue Canada to claim this fee.
From mini soccer right up to eighteen years of age, children and youth are grouped into teams by birth year. Age groups are named “under x” e.g. Under 12 or U12 for short, to indicate that children playing at that age category are age 12 or under. This means that for the current calendar year, all children playing on a U12 team would be no older than 12 by 31 December of that year. In the summer outdoor season (May and June) some children playing on a U12 team may be 11 or 12, depending on where their birthday falls in the year.
Sometimes, based on registration numbers, younger children are “age-advanced” and play on an older age team, e.g. an 11 year old, born in the year prior to the 12 year olds, may due to numbers required to field a team or developmental ability, “play up” with a U12 team. Alternatively, however, older children are not permitted to “play down” an age category.
Starting at the U9 level, birth year restrictions are strictly enforced, because the district recreational and youth city soccer (and developmental and premier programs) are governed by the rules and regulations of the Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association and Manitoba Youth Soccer Association.
For ages 9 and up, WYSA (Winnipeg Youth Soccer Association) regulates where your child can play. The place of residence of your child determines which community club catchment area the child is in, and that is where you register. To determine if you fall within the RA Steen community centre boundaries check the interactive map at the GCWCC web site:
If you live within these boundaries, you must register for Outdoor District (9-12 years) or Youth City (13-18 years) soccer at RA Steen Community Centre. Even if in the past your child has played for a different community centre in the outdoor season, each year you must register at your local catchment community centre.