House League (Recreational) Division

Information on the Cavan house league soccer program

COVID Pre-Screen Questionnaire

Players and fans are being asked to screen before entering any of the playing fields (even if you they been vaccinated). In Step 2 Maple Leaf Cavan FC is required to actively screen players and fans as per the advice of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Calling all Volunteers!!

We are looking for volunteers for the 2021 House League Season.

CLICK HERE for Application

IMPORTANT COVID News for 2021 House League Season

MLCFC is proud to announce we have received back to play approval from Ontario Soccer. We are thrilled to offer our 2021 Outdoor Soccer Recreational Program for children born in 2018 - 2009.

Our goal is to get our children back on the Pitch, having fun, playing the game that they love.

The health and safety of all players and their families remains of paramount concern and importance to our club, therefore our program has been re- designed to follow all of the “return to safe play“ protocols and guidelines from the Peterborough Public Health Unit, Cavan Monaghan Township and Ontario Soccer.

To ensure the safety of everyone the following modifications to our league play will be made.

  • All age groups will have smaller 4 team divisions with smaller team roster sizes.
  • All divisions are limited to a 40 or less player bubble.
  • 30-minute gap between division play to allow for less traffic and congestion at all field locations.
  • Match officials will be exclusive and will only be assigned to one division bubble.
  • There will be no cross play between divisions to ensure the player bubble remains consistent for the entire season.
  • Separate entry and exit points for the upper and lower fields have been arranged.
  • Half time snack time cannot be offered due to COVID.
  • Pre-Season Festival and end of season pizza party cannot be provided due to COVID
  • Masks are required to be worn by all spectators and coaches while at the fields. Players are required to wear masks when arriving and leaving from field but are not required to wear masks while playing *

  • Based on the current Peterborough Health Unit rules for outdoor sports, a max of 100 spectators per division will be allowed while practicing social distancing *

    * - Peterborough Health Unit is continuously monitoring and updating its COVID protocols so please note that this information may change at any time


By registering with MLCFC you agree to comply with the specific measures and rules that will be in place for COVID-19.

Please read our COVID Refund Policy carefully before registering for our 2021 Outdoor House League Program!

2021 House League Division Registration

  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.

2021 Recreational Game Days & Locations

U4 (2017/2018)

  • Gender: Mixed
  • Crestwood: Saturdays (9:30 a.m.) | Sunday (9:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park: Saturdays (8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.) | Sunday (9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m)

Visit U4 page for more information

U6 Boys (2015/2016)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Crestwood: Saturdays (8:00 a.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park:   Saturdays (9:30 a.m.) | Sunday (8:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.)

Visit U6 Boys page for more information

U6 Girls (2015/2016)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Crestwood: Sundays (8:00 a.m.)
  • Maple Leaf Park:   Saturdays (8:00 a.m.) | Sunday (8:30 a.m. or 4:30 pm)

Visit U6 Girls page for more information

U8 Boys (2013/2014)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Maple Leaf Park: Monday (6 p.m.)
  • Crestwood: Wednesday or Thursday (6 p.m.)

Visit U8 Boys page for more information

U8 Girls (2013/2014)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Maple Leaf Park: Tuesday (6 p.m.)
  • Crestwood: Monday or Tuesday (6 p.m.)

Visit the U8 Girls page for more information

U10 Boys (2011/2012)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Maple Leaf Park: Wednesday (6 p.m.)

Visit the U10 Boys page for more information

U10 Girls (2011/2012)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Maple Leaf Park:  Thursday (6 p.m.)

Visit the U10 Girls page for more information

U12 Boys (2009/2010)

  • Gender: Boys
  • Maple Leaf Park: Thursday (7:30 p.m.)

Visit the U12 Boys page for more information

U12 Girls (2009/2010)

  • Gender: Girls
  • Maple Leaf Park: Monday (7:30 p.m.)

Visit the U12 Girls page for more information

Maple Leaf House League Rules

U4 (2017/2018)

  • Ball size: 3
  • Format(1): 4 v 4
  • Goalkeeper: No
  • Throw-ins from sidelines(2): No
  • Move opposing team back at goal kicks (3): No
  • Incidental Handball called(4): No
  • Off-side called: No
  • Slide tackles: No
  • Game time:
    • Warm up: 15 minute of fun drills
    • Game times: 2 x 15 minute halves
    • Half-time break: 5 minutes
  • Field Size: 20 to 25m by 30 to 36m OR 15 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 4′ Pop-up

U6 (2015/2016)

  • 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:
    • Warm up: 15 minute of fun drills
    • Game times: 2 x 15 minute halves
    • Half-time break: 5 minutes
  • Field Size: 25 to 30m by 30 to 36m OR 20 steps x 25 steps
  • Net: 6′ Pop-up

U8 (2013/2014)

  • 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:
    • 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 (2011/2012)

  • 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:
    • 2 x 25 minute halves
    • 5 minute half-time break
  • Field Size: 1/2 field
  • Net: End white nets

U12 (2009/2010)

  • 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 35 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

 

U5 - U8 Future Stars Program

For players interested in a bit more than House League but not as much commitment as Competitive.

 

More Information

House League FAQ

Where will the games be played?

U4 (2017/2018) and U6 (2015/2016) will have the option of playing at either Maple Leaf Park or Crestwood Secondary School .

U8 (2013/2014) have the option of Maple Leaf Park or Crestwood.

U10 (2011/2012) and U12 (2009/2010) will play at Maple Leaf Park.

What is the cost?

BEFORE APRIL 1, 2021 – $125
AFTER APRIL 1, 2021 – $160

Financial assistance from MLCFC may be available – download 2021 Financial Assistance form

Other areas of financial assistance: 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 Canadian Tire Jumpstart Chapter.

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, shorts, socks, MLCFC face mask, sling bag and a digital team photo. U4 & U6 players also receive a MLCFC soccer ball for the fun skills & drills training included during their game.

All registered players will receive a commemorative trophy

What are the game times?

  • U4 will play Saturdays & Sundays (same time every week – based on division registered for)
  • U6 Boys will play Saturdays & Sundays (same time every week – based on division registered for)
  • U6 Girls will play Saturdays & Sundays (same time every week – based on division registered for)
  • U8 Boys and Girls will play at 6:00 pm
  • U10 Boys and Girls will play at 6:00 pm
  • U12 Boys and Girls will play at 7:30 p.m

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 and cleats are required.

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 2018 (U4), the oldest player is birth year 2009 (U12).

How long does the season last?

9 weeks – starting Saturday May 29, 2021 running until Thursday, July 29, 2021.

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 ref’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 refs due to thunder will not be added to the end of the season.

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, mask, bag or ball (U4-U6) – those are yours to keep.

No refunds will be issued after the 4th week.

COVID Refund Policy

If the league is unable to begin due to additional government COVID restrictions being imposed a full refund will be issued.

If the league is unable to be completed due to any COVID related issues or additional government restrictions imposed a partial refund will be issued (less $65.00 U8-U12 and less $75.00 U4-U6) for the following incurred costs ($30.00 Ontario Soccer & Admin Registration Fees, $15.00 (U8-U12) for the mask & bag – $25.00 (U4 & U6) for the mask, bag & ball & $20.00 for the uniform. The uniforms, masks, sling bags and soccer balls (for U4-U6) are yours to keep.

We will establish your refund amount using a pro-rated calculation based on the number of games played.

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@mlcfc.com