Fall Registration

Welcome to the 2020-2021 Soccer Season

Welcome to the registration page for the Richmond FC (girls & boys) 2020-2021 season starting in September 2020 to March 2021. 
 
Richmond FC offers two streams of programming for players in accordance with Canada Soccer's Long Term Player Development:
1) U5-U18 Recreational
2) U9-U18 Competitive (which encompasses U9-U12 Development, U13-U18 Division 1/Division 2 and U13-U15 Metro). Generally speaking, Competitive programming refers to "rep" teams and these teams/players are chosen by evaluations/"tryouts".

Recreational programming (U5-U18) includes one practice per week and a game on Saturdays. Registration is open to all. For U5-U12 all Saturday games take place "in-house" (Richmond only) and for U13-U18 Recreational all teams participate in Division 3 of the BC Coastal Soccer League. U13-U18 games are on Saturdays and take place across the lower mainland (travel outside Richmond). Saturday games for U13-U18 could take place anytime between 8am and 6pm, both in Richmond (home) and in other cities across lower mainland. Game schedule comes out in early September of each season. Each team is run by parent volunteer coaches, however a Richmond FC staff coach is assigned to each age group and attends all sessions and offers time to all teams during practices.

Competitive programming (U9-U18) includes two to three practices per week and a game on Saturdays. Registration is open to those players who attended evaluations and were selected to a Competitive team. All U11-U18 teams participate in the BC Coastal Soccer League (Metro, Division 1 or Division 2). Games are on Saturdays and take place across the lower mainland (travel outside of Richmond). Saturday games for U11-U18 could take place anytime between 8am and 6pm, both in Richmond (home) and in other cities across lower mainland (away). Game schedule comes out in late August of each season. Each age group has a Technical Lead who runs all practice sessions and attends as many home games as possible. Each team has a parent volunteer head coach and assistant coach. Only players who attended evaluations (in March 2020) and were selected to a Competitive team are to register for these Divisions. The exception to this is the U9 (2011) and U10 (2010) Development Program who would like to be involved in soccer programming with high commitment expectations. The U9 and U10 Development teams do not participate in the BC Coastal Soccer League but have other organized game play on Saturdays.

Families Affected by Covid-19
We understand that this maybe a financially challenging time for some families and as such the club is implementing cheque or etransfer installment payment plans to accommodate these circumstances. To use the payment plan method select “cheque” if you wish to pay by post-dated cheques or “e-transfer” if you wish to pay by e-transfer. Specific instructions will come to you in your Confirmation of Registration so please check your email after registering. Installment dates are as follows:

1) 25% of “amount owing” due at date of registration
2) 25% September 1
3) 25% October 1
4) 25% November 1

If you would like to discuss your family circumstances and look at other options for registration/payment, please contact admin@richmondfc.ca - we are here to assist you during this challenging time.

Register for Soccer with Richmond FC

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 2020/2021 soccer season starting in September 2020. (playing day/times & fees are listed below)

PLAYER REQUESTS:  Requests to be with friends are only taken at U5 (2016), U6 (2015) and U7 (2014). We do not take requests for any other age groups. We will honor one player request, if you make more than one player request it is not guaranteed you will be placed with all. Thank-you in advance for respecting this.
 
Relative Age Effect: Many studies indicate that in sport being born earlier in the year creates for players being chosen to selected teams (Richmond FC creates its first selected teams at U11) and a corresponding disadvantage for those players born later in the year.  This disadvantage/advantage is called "Relative Age Effect".  While we do not pretend to have a complete answer for all of the challenges resulting from Relative Age Effect, we believe a partial solution is to permit players born in the last four months of the year and playing in our Richmond only domestic leagues (U5 to U11 non-Select) to play in the year younger division.  For example, in the 2020-2021 season, a player born in December 2010 rather than play at U10, could if he wished, play at U9.  Players wishing to take this opportunity are required to make this request with the Richmond FC Administrator prior to registering.
 
U5-U12 Recreational Team Notification:  You will be contacted in September, after Labour Day, regarding what team your child is on.
 
U13-U18 Division 3 Team Notification:  You will be contacted mid to late August regarding what team your child is on.
 
Equipment required:  Cleats and shin guards.  All players will receive one (1) pair of socks to keep.  U5-U18 will be given uniforms that must be returned at the end of the season. 

Age Groups, Playing Days/Times & Registration Fees

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Generally speaking the soccer season runs from September to March. Players on Competitive Select teams (U9-U18), e.g., attended assessments and were selected to a team, may start in mid-August and finish later depending on how well they are doing.

Below are the playing times for girls and boys for the 2020/2021 soccer season starting in September.

 
U5-U18 RecreationalWeekday PracticeWeekend Game
By
July 31
After
July 31
U5 (2016)
Tuesday
5:00-6:00pm
Saturday
9am-10am
$350$400
U6 (2015)
Tuesday
6:00-7:00pm
Saturday
10am-11am
$350$400
U7 (2014)
Thursday
5:30-6:30pm
Saturday
11am-12pm
$350$400
U8 (2013)
Monday
5:30-6:30pm
Saturday
12pm-1pm
$350$400
U9 (2012)
Wednesday
5:30-6:30pm
Saturday
9am-10am w/occasional 430pm game
$350$400
U10 (2011)*
Wednesday
6:30-7:30pm
Saturday
9am-1pm w/occasional 430pm game
(1hr games on season long schedule)
$350$400
U11/U12 (2010/2009)*
Tuesday & Thursday 
6:00-7:30pm & 630-730pm
Saturday
9am-1230pm w/ occasional 430pm game
(1 hr games, season long schedule)
$350$400


By
Jul 31         
After
Jul 31  
            
U13-U18 Division 3
(2008-2003)                                        
      
1 weekday session will be announced by coachSaturday (travel outside if Richmond)                                    $370                   $420 
 *For the U10 to U12 age groups, each team will have a one hour game within the posted time above on a season-long set schedule. You could play a one hour game at a different time each week within the posted time frame. We do not have enough fields or referees to have all the teams playing at the same time. The game schedule will posted in early September once teams have been finalized and we know how many game fields we require. No team will play in the same time slot every week.
 
U9-U18 CompetitiveWeekday Practice(s)Weekend Game (travel outside of Richmond)By
June 15
After June 15
U9-U10 Development
(2012-2011)
2 weekday sessions will be announced by CoachSaturday (boys), Sunday (girls)$625$675








By
June 15         
After June 15
U11-U12 Development**
(2010-2009)
3 weekday sessions will be announced by CoachSaturday (boys), Sunday (girls)$875$925




U13-U18 Division 1 & 2**
(2008-2003)
2 weekday sessions will be announced by Coach Saturday (boys), Sunday (girls)$650$700
U13-U16 Metro**
(2008-2003)      
3 weekday sessions will be announced by CoachSaturday (boys), Sunday (girls)$1050$1100




 **U11/U12 Development, Metro, and Division 1/Division 2 are not "open" registrations. These are selected teams and only those players selected to these teams by way of evaluations are to register for these Divisions. All other players will register for Recreational (or U9/U10 Development) or Division 3.

NOTE:  We CANNOT tell you what field you will be playing on at this point.  This information will be distributed in late August.

Financial Assistance

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