House League (Recreational) Division

Information on the Cavan house league soccer program

2024 House League Division

The 2024 season starts the week of May 20, 2024. All Games are played at the same time & same location every week.

As requested from the year end survey, we are offering a longer season for U6 & older and a shorter season for U4’s & pizza is back!!!

New for 2024

  • Season End Festival for U6 – U12 Divisions on Saturday August 10, 2024, at Maple Leaf Park. The Festival will include Trophies/Medals, pizza, food trucks, a BBQ, photo booth, bouncy castles & more!
  • End of Year Tournament for Mixed Adults (25+) – Sunday August 18, 2024 at Maple Leaf Park.

  To make your registration process quicker please register for a free MLCFC account before filling out the forms.

If you created an account last season you may login. If you forgot your account info you may create a new one.

2024 Recreational Game Days & Locations

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

When you play with MLCFC Youth house league you choose your field location when registering and will play at the same location and at the same time every week.

Adults will play at Maple Leaf Park on Fridays at 6:30 or 7:50 p.m.  (where possible the  schedule will have alternating kick off times to equalize the number of early/late games for every team).

 

U4 (2020/2021)

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Crestwood: Thursdays (6:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park: Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.)

Visit U4 page for more information

U6 Boys (2018/2019)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Crestwood: Wednesdays (6:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park:  Mondays (5:30 p.m.)

Visit U6 Boys page for more information

U6 Girls (2018/2019)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Crestwood: Tuesdays (6:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park:  Mondays (5:30 p.m.)

Visit U6 Girls page for more information

U8 Boys (2016/2017)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Crestwood: Mondays (6:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park: Thursdays (6:45 p.m.)

Visit U8 Boys page for more information

U8 Girls (2016/2017)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Crestwood: Mondays (7:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park: Thursdays (5:45 p.m.)

Visit the U8 Girls page for more information

U10 Boys (2014/2015)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Crestwood: Tuesdays (7:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park: Wednesdays (5:45 p.m.)

Visit the U10 Boys page for more information

U10 Girls (2014/2015)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Crestwood: Thursdays (7:00 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park: Tuesdays (5:45 p.m.)

Visit the U10 Girls page for more information

U12 Boys (2012/2013)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Maple Leaf Park: Mondays (5:45 p.m.)

Visit the U12 Boys page for more information

U12 Girls (2012/2013)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Maple Leaf Park: Mondays (5:45 p.m.)

Visit the U12 Girls page for more information

Mixed Adult (25+)

  • Players born in 1999 and older
  • Maple Leaf Park: Fridays (6:30 or 7:50 p.m.)

 

Visit the Mixed Adult page for more information

Maple Leaf House League Rules

U4 (2020/2021)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format: 5 v 5(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 20 minute skills
    • Half-time break: 10 minutes
    • 20 minute scrimmage/game
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 4′ Pop-up

U6 (2018/2019)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format: 5 v 5(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 20 minute skills
    • Half-time break: 10 minutes
    • 20 minute scrimmage/game
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 4′ Pop-up

U8 (2016/2017)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 5 v 5(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 5 minute warm up
    • Game times: 2 x 25 minute halves
    • Half-time break: 5 minutes
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: Blue nets (5′ x 8′)

U10 (2014/2015)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 7 v 7(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): Yes
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 5 minute warm up
    • 2 x 25 minute halves
    • 5 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

U12 (2012/2013)

  • Ball size: 4
  • Format: 7 v 7(1)
  • Goalkeeper: Yes
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): Yes
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): Yes
  • Incidental Handball called (4): Yes
  • Off-side called: Yes
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • 2 x 30 minute halves
    • 5 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

 

(1): Number of players on the field INCLUDES the keeper

(2): U4, U6, U8 players can pass/dribble the ball in. In U12+ if a player does not throw properly, they should be allowed to retake. If an improper throw is made on the 2d attempt, ball is turned over to the opposing team

(3): Opposing team should be moved back mid-way between the goal line and center line, 1/2 way for U6 & U8, 1/3 way for U10, U12 (retreat rule)

(4): In U4, U6, and U8 incidental handball should not be called

 

Future Stars Program

For players (born between 2016 & 2021) interested in a bit more than House League but not as much commitment as Competitive.

 

 
More Information

House League FAQ

 

Where and when are games played?

**Games are played at the same time & same location every week**
(based on the division and location you register your player for)

U4 MIXED (2020/2021) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Wednesdays @ 5:30pm)  or Crestwood Secondary School (Thursdays @ 6:00pm).

U6 GIRLS (2018/2019) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Mondays @ 5:30pm) or Crestwood Secondary School (Tuesdays @ 6:00pm).

U6 BOYS (2018/2019) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Mondays @ 5:30pm) or Crestwood Secondary School (Wednesdays @ 6:00pm).

U8 GIRLS (2016/2017) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Thursday @ 5:45pm) or Crestwood Secondary School (Mondays @ 7:00pm).

U8 BOYS (2016/2017) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Thursdays @ 6:45pm) or Crestwood Secondary School (Mondays @ 6:00pm).

U10 GIRLS  (2014/2015) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Tuesdays @ 5:45pm) or Crestwood Secondary School (Thursdays @ 7:00pm).

U10 BOYS  (2014/2015) option of 2 locations: Maple Leaf Park (Wednesdays @ 5:45pm) or Crestwood Secondary School (Tuesdays @ 7:00pm).

U12 GIRLS (2012/2013) & U12 Boys (2012/2013) Maple Leaf Park (Mondays @ 5:45pm).

Mixed Adults 25+ (1999 & older) Maple Leaf Park (Fridays @ 6:30 or 7:50pm).

What is the cost?

U4 Mixed - $110
U6 - U12 - $155
Mixed Adults (25+) - $195

Areas of financial assistance may be available from Kid Sport Canada and Canadian Tire JumpStart – Call 1-877-616-6600. Based on your postal code, a Call Centre representative will provide a contact on the closest c.

Can I make a friend request?

We will make every effort to accommodate a single friend request for transportation purposes.

Siblings in the same age division must be requested to be placed on the same team. Please indicate sibling names on the registration form.

NO FRIEND REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED AFTER APRIL 1ST

What is included with registration?

Each registered player receives a jersey (t-short for U4 mixed division), shorts, socks & sling bag.

U4 & U6 players also receive a MLCFC soccer ball for the fun skills & drills training included during their game.

U6-U12 players receive pizza and a Year End Festival on August 10, 2024 at Maple Leaf Park.

All registered players will receive a year end award 

What equipment is needed?

We do not require cleats for the U4 age group; however, shin guards are required.

All other age groups: Shin guards are required and cleats are recommended. However, running shoes are just fine for all ages!

What about hats/jewellery?

Maple Leaf Cavan FC is governed by Ontario Soccer, the Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA and is therefore subject to the Laws of the Game. Players are not permitted to wear hats or any type of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands, etc.)

What happens after I register?

You will receive a confirmation email with your registration details.

A coach will be in contact with you 1-2 weeks before game day to let you know which team you are on and where to get your uniform.

What payment options are available?

Registration is Online ONLY with payment by Bank Debit card or credit card. All payments are processed through PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account to process your payment.

What are the age groups for youth players?

The youngest player is birth year 2021(U4), the oldest player is birth year 2012 (U12). Mixed Adults (25+) is players born 1999 or earlier.

How long does the season last?

U4 Mixed - 11 weeks - starting week of May 20, 2024 and ending week of August 5, 2024 (No games week of June 24)

U6-U12 Divisions - 11 weeks + End of Year Festival - starting week of May 20, 2024 and ending week of August 5, 2024. Year End Festival on August 10, 2024 at Maple Leaf Park (No games week of June 24).

Mixed Adult 25+ - 12 weeks + Year End Tournament - begins week of May 20, 2024 and ends week of August 5, 2024. Year End Tournament Sunday August 18, 2024 at Maple Leaf Park.

If games are cancelled because of wet field conditions we will extend the season, max 1 game.

As the season starts, please check the schedules page on a regular basis.

What happens during rain/thunderstorms?

Kids love playing during the rain however thunderstorms can be very dangerous. It is the match official’s responsibility to call the game if they feel safety is an issue – this will be done at the field.  Games will only be cancelled if the township closes the fields and players will be notified.

Games cancelled due to a field closure (prior to the game start – i.e. this is not applicable when the game is called on the field) will be added to the end of the season (max 1 game)

Games cancelled by the match officials due to thunder will not be added to the end of the season.

Extreme weather announcements issued by Meteorological Services, Environment Canada (e.g. involving tornado watches and warnings) are increasing in frequency. Parents and adult care providers are advised to monitor these alerts and take appropriate action for the safety and well-being of their family. Travel to playing fields should be avoided until the alerts and warnings are lifted. Decisions about whether games will be played will depend on when alerts are lifted.

What happens during extreme heat conditions?

Games will carry on despite the heat. Players will be provided with additional water breaks and we recommend you bring extra water to the field for your player. It is always up to the individual family to decide whether or not to participate during hot weather.

Need a Refund?

No problem. We understand, things happen. After April 1st but before the season begins, there is a $35.00 admin fee when refunding players. As the season starts, if you need a refund we will calculate a pro-rated amount based on the date and number of games left. We will not refund you for the cost of the uniform, bag or ball (U4-U6) – those are yours to keep.

Please email info@cavanfc.com to request a refund.

No refunds will be issued after the 2nd week.

House League Sponsors

Please take a moment to visit the websites of our sponsors. Without their support the house league season would not be possible.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 274
Millbrook, ON, L0A 1G0
info@cavanfc.com

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