What is House League? Our House League is brand new and devoted to players who want to play soccer but do not want to take part in the FC program, are not old enough to take part, or are not interested/available for more than a couple of games a week.
How much does it cost? We strive to keep the fees as low as we can in an effort to allow as many youths to experience the game as possible. The fees for House League include SSA player insurance, field rental for games, equipment usage, team jersey/t-shirt, and staff salary for our Administrative Assistant. There is a $50 volunteer bond applied during registration which is in addition to the fees. This bond can be returned at the end of the season so long as the parent/guardian/older family member volunteers for any of the various volunteer positions available.
I am funded through JumpStart, KidSport, or another Financial Assistance program, do I have to pay the volunteer bond? Yes, unless you coach a team, volunteer for tournaments, join one of our committees, become a Board Member, etc.
Why does my player need to complete an evaluation? Players are evaluated between the U7-U13 ages to allow for equally skilled teams. This makes it more fun and more competitive for everyone.
Do House League players have uniforms? Yes. Players wear shorts and a team-specific MJSA t-shirt. Cleats, shinguards, and socks are mandatory
Do House League players have extra practices in addition to games? Our U7 and U9 players will take part in short skills-based practices at the beginning of each game day, run by their coach. This will then be followed by a game. U11+ players will not generally practice before their games since their games are longer at this age, but coaches may request to practice with their team if there is availability.
Are there standings? We do not keep standings for our U7 and U9 House League. However, we do keep standings beginning at the U11 age for both team and individual players.
Can my player take part in both House League and FC? Yes. Your player may not be placed on a team specifically with other FC players, however. We split our FC players up for House League to keep teams fair and fun.
Who coaches our House League? Our coaches are all volunteers. Teams will be small and will stay the same throughout the season. We encourage parent or student volunteers who are willing to learn what's needed, ask questions, and above all have fun. They must provide clean criminal record checks if they are 18+, take the Respect in Sport training, and are provided with the equipment and Curricula necessary to coach a team. We strongly encourage everyone interested to take advantage of the coaching education that MJSA can provide through Canada Soccer.
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