Mini (U7 - U10)

2017 Season Schedule *Venue locations & times subject to change*

Under 7 Boys (2010)
Monday & Wednesday - 6:30pm or 7:30pm Greensborough/Upper Cornell
Under 8 Boys (2009)
Tuesday & Thursday - 6:30pm or 7:30pm  Upper Cornell/Roxbury
Under 8 Girls (Born 2010 & 2009)
Tuesday & Thursday - 6:30pm or 7:30pm  Greensborough
Under 10 Boys (Born 2007 & 2008)
Monday & Wednesday - 6:30pm or 7:30pm  Wismer/Roxbury
Under 10 Girls (Born 2007 & 2008)
Tuesday & Thursday - 6:30pm or 7:30pm Wismer

Cost & Dates 
The cost for the 2017 outdoor season is $295.00 up until April 15th after which a $30.00 late fee is applied.  The U7-U10 divisions will begin the week of May 15th (weather permitting) with game & one practice per week.  The first two weeks will be player assessement and exhibition games after which teams and schedules will be finalized and the regular season will begin the week of May 29th.  U7's will finish the third week of August, U8-U10 will have their closing day on August 19th. 

What is provided
Shorts, socks, jerseys, team balls and a full-season program. Players will receive merit coins throughout the season for their legacy plaque (plaques will be provided for registrants that did not register in 2016 outdoor or 2016-17 indoor).

Nights and times

For the house league groups U7 – U10 there are generally two time slots per night (e.g. 6:30-7:30 and 7:30-8:30). Teams rotate throughout these two times (i.e. they don't have a fixed time) for both games and practices.  Games times are moved ahead a half hour in the month of August due to lack of daylight. 

All U7-U10 teams will be coached by our "Grassroots Certified" coaches, who will receive compensation for coaching the age group. This step will ensure consistent delivery of our program and ensure that ALL house league coaches will comply with the Markham Soccer Club policies and technical curriculum.

Our U7 - U10 divisions have a regular season with referees. No standings are kept. The divisions and teams for boys and girls are separate.

House League Guides, Rules and Details

The three references below explain how we run our recreational house league. All coaches must understand how they pertain to their division's teams and players.  All parents are encouraged to read the Parent Guide.

Parents of players up to U12 should also read the LTPD (Long Term Player Development) FAQs.

Parent Guide - 2016 edition 
Playing Rules - V5.0  April 2013 - contains detailed Club and division-specific rules. 
LTPD FAQs published by the OSA - Explains changes to the U8 to U12 ages in the last couple of years.

Division  Birth Year Program Description
 U7
 U8
 2009
 2010
  • One game with a game leader and one training session per week
  • Training session will be delivered as developed by our Club Head Coach and our Recreational Technical Manager
  • U7:  4vs4 (No GK), played on Micro sized field ; U8: 5vs5 (incl GK); played on micro sized field
  • Super Light Size 4 ball
  • Referees and game sheets but no standings kept
  • No offside rule
  • 2 x 20 minute halves
  • Goalkeeper can be changed with approval of referee at designated stoppages
  • Coaches not allowed on the field
  • Coaches required to follow our equal play rules 
 U9
 U10
 2008
 2007
  • One game with a referee and one training session per week.
  • Training sessions will be delivered as developed by our Club Head Coach and our Recreational Technical Manager
  • Size 4 Ball
  • Seven players on the field including the GK, played on Mini fields and permanent goals
  • Referees and game sheets but no standings kept
  • No offside rule
  • Coaches required to follow our equal play rules with no regulated substitution breaks
  • 2 x 25 minute halves
  • Goalie can be changed with approval of referee at designated stoppages