FAQ's

About Youth House League

1. When does registration open?

2. What is the registration process?

3. What happens after registration is completed?

4. When is the deadline for registration?

5. What equipment is required?

6. What age group will my child play in?

7. Can my child be on the same team as their friend?

8. How are teams formed?

9. What do we bring to the game?

10. How can parents help their child's team?

11. Does OSC have a refund policy

12. What do we do if it is raining for our game during the Summer Outdoor Season?

13. Can game times or fields be requested?


About Youth House League

To learn more about OSC's Youth Summer Outdoor House League Program, please click here.

To learn more about OSC's Youth Summer House League Development Program, please click here.

To learn more about OSC's Youth Fall/Winter Indoor House League Program, please click here.


When does registration open?

OSC’s Youth Summer Outdoor Season registration opens annually in January.

OSC’s Youth Fall/Winter Indoor Season registration opens annually in July.

Please register early to avoid waitlists.



What is the registration process?

There are two ways to register:

  1. New players must register in person at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre (1520 Pine Glen Road) and provide proof of age. This can be any government issued piece of identification.

  2. Online registration is available for returning players and can be completed by clicking here. As a returning player, registration can also be completed in person at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre.


What happens after registration is completed?

The volunteer coach will contact parents at least one week prior to their first scheduled game. Please make sure your contact information is up to date and correct when registration is completed.

One week prior to the beginning of the season, parents will also be able to see their child's team name and coach’s name by logging into their Oakville Soccer account and going to page 3/6.

If the coach has not yet made contact one week prior to the first game, please contact the Oakville Soccer Club at 905-849-4436 ext. 4440.  If the line is busy, please leave a message, and you will be contacted as soon as possible.



When is the deadline for registration?

Please refer to the specific program's website page for registration deadlines. If the deadline has passed, please contact the Club as soon as possible at 905-849-4436 ext. 4440 to check availability.



What equipment is required?

Youth Summer Outdoor Season – House League Program: Players will be provided with one (1) jersey, one (1) pair of shorts and one (1) pair of socks.

Youth Summer Outdoor Season - House League Development Program: Players will be provided with one (1) game jersey, one (1) practice jersey, one (1) pair of shorts and one (1) pair of socks

Fall/Winter Indoor Season: Players will receive one (1) game jersey and must provide their own shorts and socks.

Shin guards are mandatory at all ages (including goalkeepers).

Footwear: Soccer cleats are recommended for both indoor and outdoor play for safety reasons, however running shoes are acceptable. Open toed shoes and sandals are not permitted.

Jewelry: No jewelry of any kind is permitted.


What age group will my child play in?

At OSC, children are divided into age groups structured around date of birth, not their grade in school. The "U" designation refers to an age group (ex. U4 age group are children born in 2014). Age group’s changeover at the beginning of the Fall Season and continue through to the next Summer Season. For example, if a player is in the U4 age group for the 2018 Summer Season they will move into the U5 age group in the 2018 Fall Season.


Can my child be on the same team as their friend?

Play Soccer with Friends!

Fall/Winter Indoor - During the Fall/Winter Indoor seasons, OSC is unable to accommodate friend requests to ensure balanced teams.

Summer Outdoor - OSC strives to ensure balanced teams for the enjoyment of all players involved. As such, OSC is unable to guarantee requests will be fulfilled, but every effort will be made to accommodate all requests.

Please submit friend requests for the 2018 Youth Summer Outdoor season to playerrequests@oakvillesoccer.ca by Sunday, April 15, 2018. Player requests will not be accommodated after this date. Please ensure that the players are registered in the same age group and play on the same day. Please include the first and last name of both players and ensure that the names are spelled correctly. 


How are teams formed?

House League teams are formed by Convenors, whose main goal is to ensure balanced teams throughout each division. Convenors utilize evaluations of players given by former coaches in order to disperse the players evenly.



What do we bring to the game?

The player should arrive in their complete uniform. Players are reminded it is important to bring plenty of water to the game regardless of the weather/indoor or outdoor play. Don’t forget your sunscreen and insect repellent when playing outdoors!


How can parents help their child's team?

Parents can help their child's team in several ways throughout the season, including coaching, assistant coaching, and/or managing. Each team is required to have a coach and an assistant coach is also recommended.  In addition, a parent can also volunteer as a team manager to schedule snacks, orange slices and take charge of the end-of-season party (if applicable). 

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach or assistant coach for your child’s team, you can fill out the Coaching Application Form while registering your child.  Click here for the application and to find more information about coaching.


Does OSC have a refund policy?

Please click here to review OSC’s House League Refund Policy and Procedure.



What do we do if it is raining for our game during the Summer Outdoor Season?

Please proceed to your game - all soccer games are played in the rain. Referees (for U7+) or Field Ambassadors can make a decision to cancel games at the field at game time. If fields are closed by the Town of Oakville, OSC will notify coaches and publish updates on OSC's website and social media platforms. 



Can game times or fields be requested?

In order to ensure a fair distribution of time across fields, players/parents may not request a game time.

Parents/Players may not request which field a team plays on. Fields are scheduled based on availability and field size. As such, the field closest to a player's home may not be allocated for the player’s age group.

 All Indoor games are played at the Pine Glen Soccer Centre.