Teams

Teams

House Player Placement

The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that our House Player Placement process is transparent in placing house players on teams. Details on Select Player Placement are provided in the Evaluations section.

The priority is to ensure that there are sufficient number of viable teams for the number of registered players. A viable team has:
  • A coach in place
  • An assistant coach in place (minimum one – encourage many)
  • A manager in place
Sufficient number of players in place (plus expected late registrations) to meet the minimum team size requirement for the age group

If there are an insufficient number of viable teams, the Club may either carefully split up teams with multiple coaches or new team officials can be recruited:
  • From within the team
  • From new registrants
  • From other teams with a strong assistant coach
When placing House players, priority will be given to players (before or after the deadline) with a parent volunteering to be a team official where is a need for this team official. The Club may also consider information from registration information including the school the player attends and one friend request as well as input from Club staff, AGCs, team officials and others.  While the Club takes, and considers friend requests and team requests at the House level, it is not guaranteed they will be met. There are many factors to consider when making teams and many requests are received.

Registrations are accepted up until the Registration Deadline or until the age group is full; whichever comes first. Because of changes in levels of play and game formats in some age groups, placement back onto last season’s team is not guaranteed. 

Roles

Typically, the AGCs put together the initial teams according to the House Player Placement Criteria. The Registrar is the first point of contact for AGCs seeking guidance on House Player Placement and is responsible for reviewing the teams before sending player placement information (from the Club) to players and team officials.  The Registrar or General Manager can make a player placement decision or move a player in the best interest of the Club.  The General Manager manages the House Player Placement process.

House Player Placement Requests

Parents and coaches seeking to change a house player placement after the final team lists have been sent out must submit their request on the House Player Placement Request page of the website. The House Player Placement Request page will be managed by a working group assigned by the General Manager.  The Club will only consider requests where a player is without a former teammate, schoolmate, or friend on the team or where there is a medical issue. The Club will not consider requests for a particular team.

Proof of Age

Proof of age is required for U11 and up players.  Acceptable proof of age:

•    Copy of Passport
•    Copy of Birth Certificate
•    Copy of Immigration Papers

Team managers will be provided with a team list indicating the players who need to submit proof of age.  Team managers are responsible for collecting proof of age document for the identified players. Team managers will submit proof of age documents for the identified players (one per page) and will give them to their Age Group Coordinator prior to the ID Card Night.

ID Cards

U5 to U11 House Teams

BCSA Player ID Cards are not required for players.  Coaches who have satisfied BC Soccer’s Risk Management Policy (see Criminal Records Check section) will be given a NSYSA Lanyard ID card.  For U9 and up, referees will cancel a game if a carded team official is not present.

U11 Select and up (4 District League) Teams

BCSA Player ID cards are required at all games after September 30th. 

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New ID cards are required for:
  • All U13 and U16 teams.
  • Any team that has been renamed.
  • Any team with 7 or more new players.
Coaches who have satisfied BC Soccer's Risk Management Policy (see Criminal Records Check section) will be given a BCSA ID card.  Referees will cancel a game if a carded team official is not present.

For all other players, last year’s ID cards can be “stickered” and reused.  Team managers will be provided with the required new ID cards. They should complete the new cards and return them along with their ID cards from last season to their Age Group Coordinator prior to the ID Card Night.  The Age Group Coordinators will distribute the completed ID cards to the teams prior to September 30th.

Metro Select League Teams

BCSA Player ID cards are required at all games. 

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  • All U13 and U16 Teams.
  • Any team that has been renamed.
  • Any team with 7 or more new players.
Coaches who have satisfied BC Soccer’s Risk Management Policy (see Criminal Records Check section) will be given a BCSA ID card. Referees will cancel a game if a carded team official is not present.

For all other players, last year’s ID cards can be “stickered” and reused.  The District’s Metro Coordinator will facilitate the ID Card process with the District Registrar and the Club’s Metro Age Group Coordinator during the summer.

Any new players added to any U11 Select and up teams after the ID Card Night should email their proof of age and photo to registrar@nvfc.ca.  Team managers will be notified to pick up the ID card from the NSYSA Registrar.

Team Sizes:

The Technical Director sets the team sizes for Select teams within BC Soccer's rules.
  • U5 – 11 to 13 players. Ideally teams of 12.
  • U6/U7/U8  – 11 to 13 players. Ideally teams of 12.
  • U9  – 10 to 11 players.
  • U10*  – 11 to 13 players.
  • U11 to U12** – 11 to 14 players. Ideally teams of 13.
  • U13 to U16 – 15 to 18 players. Ideally teams of 16/17.
  • U17 to U18 – 17-20 players. Ideally teams of 17/18.

*for U10 and under teams should never have double the amount of players that are on field during a game

**for U11 and up, the Club is bound by league rules (4 District and Metro) for roster maximums.