The regular seasons runs from September through March with older age groups having playoffs in April/May. At Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite FC, home games are played at various fields in PoCo. Typically U5 through U7 boys and girls will play at Minnekhada Oval. U8 through U10 will play home games in Port Coquitlam (field location to be determined) with away games in the Tri-Cities. U11 and U12 will usually play home games at Gates Park Grass (fields 1A & 1B) with away games in neighboring communities. U-13 through U-18 will have more variation in their fields.
All minis’ players (U5 – U10) are placed on teams by the mini’s coordinators, with the exception of some special development programs. We attempt to place players from the same school/neighbourhood on the same team but this is not always possible. Players U-11 through U-18 wishing to play competitively are placed on teams by way of an ongoing evaluation process and formal try outs in the spring. Players wishing to play house will be placed on teams according to age and balance by the competitive coordinators in the club.
Practices usually take place during the week and are set by the club in conjunction with coach requests. All practices are held outside, with the exception of the younger ages that usually move to the gym by mid-October. Individual coaches will have information for parents at season start up. Games take place on the weekends, with boys typically playing on Saturdays and girls on Sundays. Older age groups may occasionally play a mid-week game.
With registration fees, all players receive a jersey, shorts and socks. Players are expected to purchase their own shin pads and soccer boots. Our new Poco Euro-Rite FC Logo is on our new team kit for this season. We look forward to seeing all our players looking sharp out on the pitch!