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New to PFC

General Info

  • All program fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD$)
  • Program Registration Receipts are issued (at the office or online) once payment has been received. Please retain receipts as they may be used for tax purposes.
  • Receipt re-prints are subjected to a $10 fee per copy
  • Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page prior to registration for valuable information

Competitive Players

Please note: Competitive players who have completed the trial process and have been offered as spot on a team can proceed to register.

Recreational Players

Please note: The registration process is not complete until player program registration fees are paid in full.   Players will not be placed on teams, nor considered officially registered until payment has been made in full.

New Here? WELCOME!

Everybody has their first experience with a youth soccer club and we want yours to be positive. We have compiled the most important information for parents who are looking at putting a child into PFC programming and posted it here.

What to do first?

The first step for new-to-PFC parents is to identify which age group your child is in.  Age groups are determined by which year your child was born.  The ‘U’ stands for ‘under’, therefore a U13 is a player younger than 13. As determined by Ontario Soccer, every January 1st, players are officially moved ‘up’ a year in age group as they are one year older for the following season.

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Once you know your age group, you can identify and learn more about programming available for your age. Different programs have varying program details, and PFC is proud to offer programing for both an indoor and an outdoor season. Indoor typically runs from October through April and outdoor runs from late-May to September.

Proof of Age Requirements

A Proof of Age (POA) document is required to complete a player’s registration with the District Association and the Ontario Soccer (OS), and to obtain an Ontario Soccer Player Registration Number. The OS number is valid for the player’s entire soccer career. 

A POA document can be either an original photo or a scan of a birth certificate or the photo page of a passport.  Only club staff who have undergone a Criminal Record Check and understand the sensitivity of these documents are permitted to handle POAs.  Documents emailed to the club administrators will be shredded after the age verification process has been completed.

Registration and Sportsengine

Once you have identified a program, you can begin the registration process. You will be prompted to create a Sportsengine member account.  Sportsengine is the service we use to register players for all PFC programs.

The contact info you input into your account is how PFC contacts you. Please keep it current and up to date. There is also an opportunity to upload an image of your child; this is extremely helpful for club staff.

You will receive a confirmation email from Sportsengine notifying you that your registration was successful. From there, you will need to reference our website for program details and information. You will NOT receive an email about program details, as all the information is on the website - check often.

In Sportsengine, you will select a program and register. Programs will be offered based on the date of birth and the eligibility to the program by age and gender. 

Payment is done through Sportsengine, and you will receive a confirmation email. As a security precaution, you will also receive an email during the registration/payment process asking you to verify that the account belongs to you.

Schedule information will be available to you on the PFC website.  All that is left is to attend the date, time and location of your program!

Financial Assistance

PFC is committed to creating a playing environment that is accessible to everyone.

We believe that every child should have the right to play.  Any member seeking financial assistance should contact the Club Administration to discuss in confidence payment options.

Financial assistance generally involves funding via a third-party provider but the club recently started the PFC Community Fund to allow us to directly help families experiencing temporary or short-term financial issues.

Families seeking financial assistance are encouraged to register early to ensure their application can be duly processed and their child can be placed on a team in a timely manner.

Options for registration funding via a third-party provider are:

  • KidSport: For more information, click here.
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart: For more information, click here.
  • Their Opportunity: For more information, click here.

PFC does not need to be involved in any of these application processes, however we are able to initiate and process Jumpstart applications on our members’ behalf provided they are a Pickering resident.

Beyond Soccer - PFC Community Outreach (PFCCO)

This is a new venture for the club - details will be coming soon!

We reserve the right to add or change details for policies related to the PFCCO.

Refunds

Policy (in part):  To access the full Refund Policy, please click here.

Pickering Football Club will refund member registration, provided the criterion outlined below is met.

Criteria:

  1. PFC initiated refunds, will be issued for programs, divisions, or teams that are cancelled by PFC. Fees outlined in this policy will NOT be deducted in this instance.
  2. Competitive Only: Member-initiated refunds will be issued only if the request is due to a documented medical condition resulting in a season ending injury and is submitted on the official PFC Refund Request Form, or
  3. Recreational Only: Refunds are available up to 10 business days prior to the season start.

Refunds are subject to:

  1. An administrative fee, as set by the program budget,
  2. Any non-refundable DRSA/OS/League registration fees applicable to the participant, and
  3. Pro-rated game/training fees where applicable.

There will be no refund/transfer for a registration fee if a player is suspended or expelled from PFC under the Pickering Football Club’s discipline policy or Code of Conduct rules.

PFC shall not be responsible for any monies paid to a team, team coach or team official and PFC shall not entertain requests for any such refunds. 

PFC shall not be responsible for any monies raised and collected by teams through sponsorship or fundraising efforts and shall not entertain requests for any such refunds. 

For Recreational participants:  If equipment/uniform has been used, the applicable uniform fee will be deducted from the amount refunded.  Any unused equipment/uniform provided for the program/team may be returned to PSC and the uniform fee will not be deducted from the amount of the refund.

For Competitive/Elite participants:  Requests for Refund must be accompanied by an Ontario Soccer De-Registration form and the participant’s player book for processing.  Participants are subject to removal from the team roster and can no longer train or play with the team. 

The Board of Directors reserve the right to over-ride a refund approved by administrative staff.

Privacy and Security

Your personal information, such as names, home addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers is private and confidential.  All information is encrypted (the same as online banking) and your credit card information is never stored. The information provided is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated administrators and used only for the purpose for which you provided the information. 

There are no circumstances under which Pickering Football Club will provide or sell personal information to third parties.