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Frequently Asked Questions


If you're new to having your children play youth soccer, the following frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) should help you understand the basics of how our soccer association is organized, what you/your child can expect, and what your commitment as a parent will be.


What is your mailing address?

PO Box 1024. Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4B7


How do I E-Transfer Registration Fees?

PRYSA utilizes SportsEngine to process registration fees.  It is a secure site that accepts primary payment options.  If you wish to send an E Transfer you can do so at the following.
prysatreasurer@gmail.com
Please make the password soccer2024


What ages does PRYSA have soccer teams for?

PRYSA has programs for ages 5-18




Note: “U” refers to “under” as of December 31st of the player’s birth year.


When can I register my child for the soccer season?

Registration for outdoor soccer will open on Sunday February 18th 2024.

Early bird – February 18th – February 25th

Normal - February 26th - March 26th

Late - After March 27th 

Closed - April 7th


How much does it cost?

PRYSA prides itself in trying to keep our registration costs the lowest in the Northern Interior Youth Soccer Association (NIYSA) family of clubs. Many times we have to increase our fees due to large increases in our payments to Northern Interior Youth Soccer Association (NIYSA), BC Soccer Association (BCSA) and Canadian Soccer Association (CSA).
 


Here are our current fees

Time of Registration U-5 U-6 U-8 U-10 U-12 U-14 U-16+
Early $60 $60 $100 $100 $125 $125 $125
Regular $80 $80 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150
Late $100 $100 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175

The registration costs are still expensive – Is there help?

If you need grant money to help cover the cost of soccer registration: You can apply for funding through KidSport Prince Rupert either online or by paper application available at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre or the Port Interpretive Centre.
 

All information about grants can be found at http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/apply-for-assistance/. Please note that parents/guardians must register and will be informed by KidSport Prince Rupert if their application is approved. If approved KidSport Prince Rupert will pay the Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association directly. Payment is made once registered and grant approval is confirmed. For more information email:kidsportprincerupert@sportbc.com


What does the registration fee cover?

The registration fees cover the following player specific items:

  •     Approximately two months of soccer (April to June)
     
  •     Group sports insurance
     
  •     Uniforms (T-shirts to keep for the younger players)
     
  •     Photographs (team photo)
     
  •     Payment to BC Soccer Association and Northern Interior Youth Soccer Association (almost 35% leaves the PRYSA  immediately).
     
  •     And much much more

For the PRYSA, general membership and community, the registration fees cover the following…
 

  •     Equipment for the players (e.g. balls, cones, flags, nets, jerseys, etc.)
     
  •     Up-keep of fields, facilities and buildings
     
  •     Program expansion
     
  •     And much much more
     

When does the season start?

Our outdoor house season starts April 15th and end June 22nd.

House League Schedule by Division, Day & Time

Active Start (U5) Mondays & Wednesdays 5-5:45 pm

Active Start (U6) Mondays & Wednesdays 5-5:45 pm

Grassroots (U8) Mondays & Wednesdays 6-6:45pm

FUNdamentals (U10) Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-6pm

League 1 (U12) Tuesdays 6-7pm & Fridays 5-6pm

Championship (U14) Tuesdays 7-8pm & Friday 6-7:15pm

Premier (U16+) Wednesdays 7-8:30pm & Friday 7:15-8:30pm

 

Development Team Schedule by Day & Time

Future Star Girls (U10) Mondays 7-7:45pm (Quarter Field)

Future Star Boys (U10) Mondays 7-7:45pm (Quarter Field)

Trigon Development Girls (U12) Thursdays 6-7pm (Half Field)

Trigon Development Boys (U12) Thursdays 6-7pm (Half Field)

DP World Excel Girls Training Program (U13+) Thursdays 7-8:30pm (Quarter Field)

DP World Excel Boys Training Program (U13+) Thursdays 7-8:30pm (Quarter Field)


When and where are the games and practices?

Charles Hays Secondary (CHSS)
201 Prince Rupert Blvd


Does PRYSA provide players with development training?

We offer the following development times during our outdoor house season.

Development Team Schedule by Day & Time

Future Star Girls (U10) Mondays 6-7pm

Future Star Boys (U10) Mondays 6-7pm

Trigon Development Girls (U12) Thursdays 6-7pm

Trigon Development Boys (U12) Thursdays 6-7pm

DP World Excel Girls Training Program (U13+) Thursdays 7-8:30pm

DP World Excel Boys Training Program (U13+) Thursdays 7-8:30pm


What equipment do I need for my child?

Soccer equipment is simple and relatively inexpensive. It includes…
Mandatory equipment: A pair of shin pads and a pair of soccer boots/cleats.
Uniform: 
    Club Supplied: Jersey
    Player/Parent Supplied: shorts and socks 
 


Do I need to buy a uniform?

Yes & No, the club supplies all jerseys. For all levels the parents must buy the shorts and socks.


Can my two children play on the same team?

Typically no (unless they are twins!). Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) rules state that teams are formed by age specifications, i.e. all 11 year olds play together and all 12 year olds play together, etc.


Can I request that my child play with a friend?

Maybe. We try our best to balance the strength of the teams in each division. If your request doesn’t upset this balance, then we will try to honor it.
On your Registration Form, just place these special requests in the ”Special Requests / Comments” section.


Can I request that my child play with a specific coach?

Similar to the above answer … Maybe. However, we try our best to balance the strength of the teams in each division. If your request doesn’t upset this balance, then we will try to honor it.
On your Registration Form, just place these special requests in the ”Special Requests / Comments” section.


Is there girls and boys soccer?

PRYSA house league is mixed.

PRYSA development programs offer gender specific practices and teams.

PRYSA Futsal activities will have boys and girls programs.


How many players are on a team?

Age Division Players Per Team
U-5 Timbits Active Start 8
U-6 Timbits Active Start 8
U-8 Grassroots Division 14
U-10 FUNdamentals Division 14
U-12 League 1 14
U-14 Championship 14
U-16+ Premier 18

How big is the time commitment?

It depends on the age and competitive level of the team. Soccer games are typically scheduled during weekdays. With the Timbit and Novice divisions playing between 40-60 minutes. Intermediate and Senior divisions playing between 70-90 minutes. Some teams may practice once a week.


Who coaches the teams?

Typically, a parent volunteers to coach their child’s team in league play. Talk to other coaches … they are normally your best source of information. You can also visit the Canada Soccer Grassroots coaching page for more information


I don’t know anything about coaching soccer…… what can I help with?

All parents are encouraged to help out the club by either coaching, or assisting with the numerous other tasks that come with organizing a soccer season for our youth players. A few of the positions include:
      -      Join the Executive 
Team coordinators to distribute information, and coordinate practice, snacks, and uniforms for each team. 
Parents are always needed to help move goals, put up and take down goal nets
Volunteers to help set up and organize our annual fun tournament / jamboree. 
Someone to help with fundraising / sponsorships. 
**Please note that all above information is a guideline, and not “written in stone”**
Any further registration related questions can be emailed to prysaregister@gmail.com