Thursday, March 16, 2023

Strong Early Bird Registration highlights enthusiasm for upcoming PRYSA season

Close to three hundred youth soccer players took advantage of Early Soccer Registration in Prince Rupert, setting the stage for what should be promising season on the pitch when April Rolls around.

PRYSA President Charles Cook provided the North Coast Review with an update on the season ahead, noting that there are still spots available in all divisions, though he notes that some divisions are filling up fast. 

The Regular Registration period will continue through to March 26th.

The Breakdown by Division is available below:

U5 - Timbits Active Start (2018) - Regular $80 / Late $100 
U6 - Timbits Active Start (2017) - Regular $80 / Late $100 
U8 - Grassroots Division (2016 / 2015) - Regular $150 / Late $175 
U10 - FUNdamentals Division (2014 / 2013) - Regular $150 / Late $175 
U12 - League 1 (2012 / 2011) - Regular $150 /Late $175 
U14 - Championship (2010 / 2009) - Regular $150 / Late $175 
U16+ - Premier (2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005) - Regular $150 / Late $175

The melt is on and that should mean a green pitch just in time
to launch the PRYSA outdoor soccer season in April

The schedule for the season ahead has still be finalized, but Cook noted it will be relatively unchanged from last year which was as follows:

U5 - Timbits Active Start (2018) Mondays & Wednesdays 5pm-6pm 
U6 - Timbits Active Start (2017) Mondays & Wednesdays 5pm-6pm 
U8 - Grassroots Division (2016 / 2015) Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm-7pm 
U10 - FUNdamentals Division (2014 / 2013) Tuesdays & Thursdays 5pm - 6pm 
U12 - League 1 (2012 / 2011) Tuesdays 6pm-7pm & Fridays 5pm - 6pm 

U14 - Championship (2010 / 2009) Tuesday 7pm - 8:30pm & Friday 6pm - 7:15 
U16+ - Premier (2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005) Wednesday 7pm - 8:30pm & Friday 7:15 - 8:30pm ** 

Championship & Premier divisions schedule is dependent on registration**

Parents and Guardians of the players will hear more on the final notes on scheduling and official start dates once that is wrapped up.

It's anticipated that the season wil start April 17th and run through to June 23rd

PRYSA also has some Development programs moving forward in 2023, that with some sponsorship from community partners . The Development programs start May 1st and are provided at no additional charge to PRYSA registered youth players

Lions Club Future Stars Programs (U9/U10) - Mondays 7pm - 8:00pm 
Trigon Development Program (U11/U12) - Thursdays 6pm - 7pm 
DP World Excel Program (U12 - U18) - Thursdays 7pm - 8pm 
More on the programs is available here.

The action on the pitch can't go ahead without referees and the 2023 season offers up some additional training for those looking to join the ranks of the officials

Referee clinics are being finalized in Terrace for April 8th/9th. More details will follow this week. 

Youth players who are at least 12 years old can participate in these courses and get paid to ref! 

Course fees will be reimbursed by the PRYSA if youth officials complete the course and officiate one league game this season.

The 70 plus coaches that have helped build the success of the PRYSA program also have a chance to pick up some new skills. 

The PRYSA hosted  Grassroots clinics take place on April 15th/16th at CHSS. 

The sessions will offer a chance for those Youth Soccer certified coaches to complete the on field portion of their grassroots certification. 

You can find out more about the program from  coach Katie Beach through the PRYSA e-mail tree.

To keep up on developments with Youth Soccer in Prince Rupert, follow their website here and their social media feed.

More on Youth Soccer in the Northwest can be reviewed from our archive page.

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