PORTUGAL COVE-ST. PHILIP'S WEATHER

Posted May 25, 2022

PCSPMSA-WHITECAPS FC SUMMER SOCCER CAMP

 We are excited to announce that our Whitecaps FC Soccer Camp is back for a second year running July 4-8.

For those of you who participated last year you will agree it was a great experience for our players.  Lots of fun, new skills and new friends!  This camp is open and ideal for players of all skill levels - beginner, novice and advanced!

PCSPMSA members will receive a special offer savings of $30 by using Code: PartnerPro22.  

Registration and details can be found at this link: REGISTRATION

DETAILS:

Led by Whitecaps FC Academy Centre Director Mike Ayyash, the Whitecaps Portugal Cove Camp is perfect for players new to the sport, as well as more experienced players. And, when players are ready to take the next step in their development, they can advance within the Whitecaps system, including Whitecaps FC BMO Virtual Academy and Academy Centres.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led by Whitecaps FC coaches and Safe Sport Officer
  • Take the Whitecaps skills challenge
  • Put skills into practice with daily world cup tournaments.
  • Virtual Whitecaps FC player appearance
  • Get a Whitecaps FC Camp t-shirt and digital poster

Town: Portugal Cove - St. Philip's
Field:  Voiseys Brook Soccer Field
Date: July 4-8, 2022
Time: 9am-12pm (U7-U12) / 1pm-4pm (U12-U15)
Age: Boys & Girls U7-U15
Price: $229 + taxes and fees
PCSPMSA Member Promo Price using code partnerPro22: $199 + taxes and fees 

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Posted May 25, 2022

PCSPMSA Sponsorship Opportunities

PCSPMSA is happy to announce that field signage sponsorship opportunities are currently available at our Rainbow Gully turf field!
 
Our field plays host to Avalon-based soccer associations and leagues of all ages for practices, games and tournaments. Your organization's logo, offering and/or slogan will be highly visible to spectators and players throughout the busy soccer season.
 
Field sign sponsorship is $500 per 8'x4' sign. Signs will be affixed to the field fence facing viewing areas.
If you are interested in promoting your organization while at the same time supporting the Portugal Cove - St. Philip's Minor Soccer Association, please call or email Susan Keough at the contact information below.
 
Limited signage space is available! Contact us soon to get your sign up early in the soccer season.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
Susan Keough
Fundraising & Sponsorship Director
PCSP Minor Soccer Association
(709) 691-0470
susankeough08@gmail.com

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Posted May 25, 2022

2022 METRO LEAGUE WEEKEND SCHEDULE

2022 Metro League Weekend Schedule

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Posted May 10, 2022

Good Evening Spurrs Country!
 
What a day today and a perfect time to announce our outdoor practice schedule for the Spring/Summer Metro League Season.  This information pertains ONLY to Metro League players.  Not House League.  Registration for House League will open in June.
 
PCSPMSA's Metro League program has continued to grow this year. Historically, our Metro League practices have been held on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. By starting our outdoor practices in May, we can only use the turf field at Rainbow Gully as the grass field at Voiseys Brook is not yet opened for use.  With the number of registered players we have for the 2022 Metro League season at an all-time record high of nearly 200 players - we are simply unable to find/manage field space solely on the Rainbow Gully field on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As such, we have worked closely with the town over the past few months and for the first time in our association's history, we have been able to secure additional field time at Rainbow Gully on Mondays and Wednesdays in addition to Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Great news!
 
We will be dividing our Metro League practices this year into two categories:
  • Pre-Season: Mondays-Wednesdays or Tuesdays-Thursdays at Rainbow Gully only.
  • Summer Season: Tuesdays-Thursday at both Rainbow Gully and Voiseys Brook once Voiseys is open for use.

Practices can start tomorrow, Wednesday, May 11th. The Practice schedule this week will be:

 
Wednesday May 11:
 
5:15pm to 6:30pm: GU8, GU9, GU11
6:45pm to 8pm: GU13, BU13
 
Thursday May 12:
 
5:30 to 6:45pm: GU7, BU7, BU8, BU9
6:45pm to 8pm: BU11
 
Given the quick turnaround, some coaches may wait until next week to start outdoor practices. If your coach is waiting until next week to start practice, they will confirm with you via email.
 
The schedule for the week of May 16th is:
 
Monday/Wednesday:
 
5:15pm to 6:30pm: BU7, GU7, GU8, GU11
6:45pm to 8pm: Gu13, BU13
 
Tuesday/Thursday:
 
5:15pm to 6:30pm: BU8, BU9, GU9
6:45pm to 8pm: BU11
 
The actual weekends for Metro League tournaments has not been finalized yet. We are hoping to receive this from the league by Friday. We are looking at a mid June start for tournaments. As soon as we have dates to share, we will post immediately.
 
Thank you
 
PCSPMSA

 

Posted February 21, 2022

Good Morning

Please follow the below link to our RAMP Registration site to register your player(s).  The link is also available on our website.

2022 Metro League Registration

Thank you

PCSPMSA

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Posted February 20, 2022

Good Evening Spurrs Country,

Registration for our 2022 Metro League season opens tomorrow Monday, February 21 and closes Monday, March 7.  Please be advised that players eligible for the 2022 Metro League season are those who:

  • Played in the Metro League previously; and or
  • Are registered in the current Fall/Winter indoor program

The registration fees for the 2022 Metro League season will remain unchanged over the 2021 season: $375.00 for the 1st child, $350.00 for the 2nd child and $325.00 for the 3rd child. Fees will be payable in two instalments: 1st (50%) on date of registration and 2nd on April 1, 2022.

Please note that this year, for the first time, you will be able to confirm your players' uniform sizing during the registration process.  Please ensure that you click on the Google Doc Link provided in the registration description titled: "2022 Uniform Sizing". 

Example is below:

Again, due to supply chain delays due to COVID we are hoping for a fulsome early registration by all players so all are able to receive uniforms.  We appreciate your understanding and thank you always for your support and cooperation.

 

Thank you,

 

PCSPMSA

 

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Metro League vs House League:  What is the difference?

Posted Sunday, February 20th

Good Afternoon,

We have received numerous questions in the past week as to the differences between our Metro League program and our House (or Club) League program as well as the end/start dates and scheduling of our current winter and summer programming.  Please refer to the below information and attachments to help provide some background information on our programming as well as some key dates.

We kindly ask that you review the below and attached information in its entirety.  Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask on our group Facebook page and/or send us an email.

Programming Calendar:

Winter end dates:
  • Benvon's Room (U7): Saturday May 14th / (U13): Thursday May 12th
  • Premier Sports Academy (U8): Saturday May 7th
  • Techniplex (U9/U11/U13): Sunday May 1st

Spring/Summer start dates:

  • Metro League registration: Monday February 21st to March 7th
  • Outdoor training starts (all ages): Week of May 1st - weather permitting
  • House League registration: June - exact date TBD

Spring/Summer Schedule:

Our summer programming schedule is still to be determined as we are currently finalizing additional field time with the Town of PCSP as well as confirmation of final registration numbers.  However historically, programming has usually followed the below format/schedule and is ALWAYS subject to change given COVID 19, final number of registered players/age groups and field and time capacities.  Typically - once registration closes a more defined schedule can be created.  In recent years PCSPMSA has experienced such significant growth in its Metro and House Leagues (and throw COVID in the mix) that confirming consistent schedule year over year has been difficult.

House/Club League:

  • Registration opens June 2022
  • 8 Weeks - Monday July 4th to Wednesday August 24th
  • U4/U6/U8/U9 and tentatively U11
  • Hosted at Voisey's Brook Grass Field
  • Twice a week (Mondays/Wednesdays) - this may be subject to change should registration numbers exceed both field and time capacity for two nights a week.
  • Younger ages U4-U8 have the earlier session and U9 the later session.
  • We will be opening a trial registration for the U11 age group this summer.  Should we have sufficient interest (minimum 20 players) we will proceed with U11 programming.  If we do not receive minimum registration we will refund registration fees.

Metro League:

  • Registration opens Monday February 21.  Closes March 7th.
  • Outdoors as early as May 3 (weather permitting) to mid-September, depending on tournament scheduling
  • U7/U8/U9/U11/U13
  • Hosted at Rainbow Gully Turf Field
  • Practices days and times have typically been Tuesdays/Thursdays for all ages.  However, with our increased growth we are currently finalizing additional field times to include Mondays and Wednesdays with the Town of PCSP.
  • Games and tournaments against other associations every second or third weekend through the summer.

What is the difference between Metro League and House League?

This is a common (and relevant) question asked each year by new members.  In October 2021 we hosted an online information session outlining the differences between the two leagues.  Please click on the linked presentation below for the information presented.

Metro League vs House League

In summary the key difference between the two programs is: COMMITMENT.

Should you require additional information and/or have further questions - please do not hesitate to contact either Ingo Eckoldt ingoeckoldt@gmail.com or Adam Nolan adamnolan.nl@gmail.com

 

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COVID-19 and Contact Tracing 

February 8, 2022
 
Although PCPSMSA is not responsible for completion of contact tracing for its members, the association will support the team/family in the process of completing contact tracing as best as possible. The responsibility remains with the person/family. Please review the government link as it contains important information about contact tracing:
 
https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/covid-19/contact-tracing/
 
Thank you

 

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Hello Spurrs!

Registration for our Fall & Winter Indoor Season is now open. Please follow the link below to register your player(s). The link is also available on our website www.pcspminorsoccer.caParticipant registration fees for the fall/winter session must be paid via credit card online or post-dated cheque prior to your child’s attendance.

Our fall/winter program is open to both metro and house league players who wish to further develop their individual technical abilities. Fall/Winter training is mandatory for players who intend to play metro for the first time when the outdoor season begins.  For returning Metro League players, fall/winter training is strongly encouraged.  Programming will be offered to the following age groups:

U7 Born 2015 & 2016

U8 Born 2014

U9 Born 2013

U11 Born 2011 & 2012

U13 Born 2009 & 2010 

CLICK HERE: FALL/WINTER REGISTRATION

Registration Steps:

  • Create a RAMP account if you do not already have one
  • Select "Participant" Register as a participant
  • Under Choose a Season select 2022
  • Under Choose Family Member to Register select player name
    • Confirm player information
  • Under Choose Division select the appropriate age based on birth year outlined above.  
    • There will be a notice confirming age by Saturday December 31, 2022
  • If only registering one child - please select 1st Child.  If registering multiple sibling, please select 2nd and or 3rd child on additional registrations.
  • Click Continue and complete remainder of registration and payment

Because of significant growth in registration numbers over last year, as well as ensuring adequate capacity levels due to COVID, we have expanded the venues and times for our indoor programming over the 2021/22 fall/winter season to ensure there is enough space and time for all ages to participate.  This year PCSPMSA will host indoor programming at the following venues and times:

Techniplex: Sundays 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Premier Sports Academy: Saturdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Benvon’s Room, Powerplex: Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Beachy Cove Elementary: Saturdays 5:00pm to 6:30pm and Sundays 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Training at these venues will start in early November.  Although we anticipate similar scheduling as last year at the Techniplex for older age groups (U11/U13) we cannot confirm ages, times, and venues for of ages until registration numbers are better understood.  We will communicate specific age groups and locations/times prior once registration numbers are finalized. 

We still remain subject to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions. The Techniplex has provided its facility requirements for your review and familiarity (attached). Please ensure that you and your player review this documentment and become familiar with them.

As this is the start of a new session with the PCSP Minor Soccer Association, we require that all participants/players complete the Assumption of Risk and Declaration of Compliance waivers (also attached) prior to your child’s attendance. Please sign and submit these waivers to inquiries@pcspminorsoccer.ca on or before November 1, 2021

Assumption of Risk - Youth Players

Declaration of Compliance - COVID19

Techniplex Return to Play Guidelines

 

PLEASE NOTE: For safety and liability precautions - only registered players with completed Assumption of Risk and Declaration of Compliance waivers will be permitted on the field.

Once again - the PCSP Minor Soccer Association is extremely appreciative and thankful for the amazing support and understanding our Spurrs family has provided over the past year. We want to thank you in advance for your continued support as we start this new season.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Executive and/or email us at inquiries@pcspminorsoccer.ca

 

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Good afternoon Spurrs Country,

We would like to provide the association with pertinent information and updates regarding our fall/winter indoor programming as well as our competitive Metro League teams.  

We kindly ask that you to take the time to read this email in its entirety

 

1. FALL/WINTER INDOOR SEASON:

Registration for our fall/winter indoor programming will open on Friday, October 1, 2021.  Our fall/winter program is open to both metro and house league players who wish to further develop their individual technical abilities. Fall/Winter training is mandatory for players who intend to play metro for the first time when the outdoor season begins.  For returning Metro League players, fall/winter training is strongly encouraged.  Programming will be offered to the following age groups:

U7 Born 2015 & 2016

U8 Born 2014

U9 Born 2013

U11 Born 2011 & 2012

U13 Born 2009 & 2010

Because of the significant growth in registration numbers as well as ensuring adequate capacity levels due to COVID we have expanded the venues and times for our indoor programming over the 2021/22 to ensure there is enough space and time for all ages.  This year PCSPMSA will host indoor programming at the following venues and times:

Techniplex: Sundays 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Premier Sports Academy: Saturdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Benvon’s Room, Powerplex: Thursdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Training at these venues will start in early November.  Although we anticipate similar scheduling as last year at the Techniplex for older age groups (U11/U13) we cannot confirm ages, times, and venues for you at this time once registration numbers are better understood.  We will communicate with you with specific age groups once registration numbers are finalized. 

 

2. 2022 METRO LEAGUE PROGRAMMING:

For the 2022 Metro League spring/summer season we will be offering competitive programming for the age groups below:

U7 Born 2015 & 2016

U8 Born 2014

U9 Born 2013

U11 Born 2011 & 2012

U13 Born 2009 &2010 

Our Metro League season will start in early May.  Teams will practice 2 times a week.  They will also play in competitive games every second and/or third weekend starting in mid-June and ending in late August or early September depending on the age group and how the Metro League schedule is designed.

 

3. 2022 HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAMMING:

This past summer saw our recreational House League program successfully return to Voisey’s Brook after a one-year COVID hiatus.  We would like to thank all the great volunteer parent and student coaches who gave up their personal time to help our kids have fun, learn new skills, and make new friends!  Summer 2022 will see the return of our House League programming once again!  Stay tuned for exciting announcements in the spring of 2022!

 

4. METRO LEAGUE vs HOUSE LEAGUE:

In recent months we have received an increasing number of questions with regards to what the difference is between PCSPMSA’s Metro League programming and our House League programming.  To help understand the differences, our Metro League Director Adam Nolan will provide an online presentation on Sunday, October 3rd at 8pm to all interested parents in learning more about the different programming streams and development PCSPMSA provides.  Please email adamnolan.nl@gmail.com by Friday, October 1st to sign up for the presentation. 

 

5. SPURRS PYL BU15:

PCSPMSA is proud to announce that it is holding tryouts/evaluations on Saturday September 24 and Sunday 25 with the intent to field its first Premier Youth League (PYL) team in the association’s history - Boys U15.  Premier Youth League is the step players take after they have finished playing in the Metro League, typically after U13.  The team will practice 1-2 times a week throughout the fall and winter months.  In the spring and summer, the team will practice and compete in the PYL.  Our PYL teams’ overall focus is long-term player development (LTPD) and will be overseen and coached by a Canada Soccer C-Licensed certified coach.

Our proposed 2021/2022 BU15 PYL team will be selected through a tryout and evaluation process during the last weekend of September.  Location and times along with a registration link will be sent out later this week. 

 

6. COACHES WANTED:

PCSPMSA is looking for coaches, both new and returning, for its fall/winter indoor programming starting in November as well as for its spring/summer Metro and House League programs.  We will be sending out a call for coaches email later this week along with a Coaching Application Form.  We are currently looking for coaches for all our ages groups.  Successful applicants will be required to present a Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Records Check as well as all Coaches must have completed the Respect in Sport workshop within the past 5 years.  Also, the age-appropriate Canada Soccer Coaching Education Program course(s) will be required.  We will provide coaching course details once coaches are selected and assigned.

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