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Outdoor 2017 House League (Born 2012 to 1996)

Frequently Asked Questions

Update (May 16/17): Have any divisions closed for certain Communities?

The following communities have closed the following of their divisions if you would like to list your name on the wait list, please call our office at 905-623-7309 with your name, number, age group and community:

  • Newcastle Colts: U5 Coed, U6 Coed, U8 Coed, U8 Girls, U10 Coed, U10 Girls,  U12 Girls, U12 Coed, U14 Coed, U14 Girls, U16 Coed, U19 Coed (Limited Spots in U7 and Varsity Girls)
  • Hampton: U5/U6 Coed, U7/U8 Coed,  U12 Coed, U14 Coed,  U16 Coed, U19 Coed
  • Orono: U7/U8 Coed, U14 Coed, U16 Coed, U19 Coed
  • Courtice: All divisions are closed
  • Bowmanville: All divisions are closed

What is House League/Recreational  Soccer?

Recreational soccer provides players with opportunity to play for enjoyment, participation, to make friends and to develop a healthy life style. 

When will online registration be active?

Darlington's  start time for online registration is set for Monday, January 16th, 2017. Parents will be able to register anytime during that window. Please note that any Community can close divisions at any time, so we encourage families to register as soon as possible so they can play in their preferred Community.

Unless completed for the Outdoor 2016 season, parents must register for and complete the Respect In Sport parental program or port their certification over from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. This is required for online registration. For info on RIS, please click here.

Important: If you would like to make an offline payment through cash, debit or cheque. You will have to register directly with the Darlington Soccer Club at 2375 Baseline Rd. W. in Bowmanville during regular office hours. Please bring your Respect In Sport # with you at that time.

What is the structure of Recreational/House League Soccer?

Darlington has its own in house league in which the eight clubs of Courtice, Bowmanville, Orono, Newcastle, Hampton, Tyrone and Burketon all field teams. Teams play in either a Coed or All Girls division depending on the parent’s preference at registration. Teams play once a week. Practices are at the coaches discretion.

For the 2017 Outdoor season, the U5 & U6 divisions will be playing in a 3v3 Format with two games running at the same time on one single mini field.

For the 2017 Outdoor season, the U7 & U8 divisions will continue to play on mini fields with a referee.

What is the cost and the days of the week would we be scheduled to play?

Please see the table below for tentative game nights. Year Born has been updated for the Outdoor 2017 season. 

Note both boys and girls can play in the Coed division.

Divisions marked with * are run by Hampton, Burketon, Orono and Tyrone only. Age groups in the northern Clarington communities are merged due to the smaller pool of participants in those communities. Please note for the Outdoor 2017 season, that the community of Hampton has accepted Solina into it's organization (those formerly in Solina can register for Hampton instead).

The All Girls divisions are exclusive to Bowmanville, Courtice and Newcastle due to sustainable number of players in these communities. The majority of girls play in the all-girls division and very few play Coed by U8.

Year Born Age Group Format Game Night Cost
2012 U5 Coed 3v3 Monday $160.00
2011 U6 Coed 3v3 Thursday $160.00
2012/2011 *U5/U6 Coed 3v3 Thursday $160.00
2010 U7 Coed 7v7 Tuesday $160.00
2009 U8 Coed 7v7 Wednesday $160.00
2010/2009 *U7/U8 Coed 7v7 Wednesday $160.00
2010/2009 U8 Girls 7v7 Wednesday $160.00
2008/2007 U10 Coed 7v7 Monday $165.00
2008/2007 U10 Girls 7v7 Thursday $165.00
2006/2005 U12 Coed 11v11 Tuesday $170.00
2006/2005 U12 Girls 11v11 Tuesday $170.00
2004/2003 U14 Coed 11v11 Thursday $170.00
2004/2003 U14 Girls 11v11 Thursday $170.00
2002/2001 U16 Coed 11v11 Wednesday $180.00
2002/2001 *U16 Girls 11v11 *Wednesday $180.00
2000/1999/1998 U19 Coed 11v11 Monday $185.00
2000 to 1996 *U21 Girls 11v11 *Monday $185.00


* - For the Outdoor 2017 season, due to low registration #'s in the U21 girls divisions U16G and U21G will be merging to form a "Varsity Girls" division. Games will take place roughly half on Monday and half on Wednesday.

Is there a penalty to registering late?

There is a late fee of $25.00 added to all registration taken after April 30th, 2017 for spaces that are still available. Our Club does not discount or "pro-rate" fees for games missed by signing up for spots later in the season.

What is the regular start time for games?

The majority of the games for the Outdoor 2017 season will have a 6:30pm start time. Some games, to account for double headers will be at 6:00pm and 7:00pm respectively. Please keep a specific eye on the start time for each of your games.

How long is the Recreational/House League Soccer season?

Recreational/House League Soccer typically runs from late May to the end of August depending on the age group. Teams U12 and up have playoffs in September and U5 to U10 have a season wrap up festival in August. U19 Coed and above will start a week earlier and end a week earlier to account for post-secondary. The exact times for festivals will be confirmed by mid-season. 

The registration fee covers regular season play, fun day festivals/playoffs, and a three piece uniform consisting of a jersey, shorts and socks.

Where are the games played?

Please click here for our Field Locations & Map page detailing all the fields our Club makes use of. 

Do you accommodate requests to play with other children?

Our Club does not accommodate requests to play with other children whether it's for transportation purposes, friendships, etc. 

I live in one community but would like my child to play for another. Is this allowed?

Yes. Whether it is to play with friends in the area, in an All-Girls league, or whatever the reason this is permitted. However, you cannot switch after your registration is complete.

What is your refund policy?

Refund requests must be made on or prior to April 30th, 2017. All refund requests are subject to a $25.00 administration fee. There will be no refunds after May 1st, 2017. 

Do you require Volunteer Coaches?

Yes! The Club is always looking for Volunteer Coaches. When completing the online registration process for your children, you will at some point be prompted for volunteering to coach. Your information will then be forwarded to your communities volunteer group and will follow up with you. Head Coaches will receive a $50.00 reimbursement per team at the end of the season on the condition the Coach completes the season, has an updated Police Record Check and submitted all requested coach documents

Important: For the Outdoor 2017 season, Coaches will continue to need a Police Record Check (2017 or 2016 PRC is applicable). If coaching in the U14, U16 or U19 divisions, Coaches will require the Respect In Sport Activity Leader program as well (this is different from the Parent Program). The cost of the program will be reimbursed to the Coaches when provided to the Darlington Soccer Office. Coaches can complete their registration forms by clicking the link directly under the registration link at the top of this page when directed to do so by a Community. More on the required documents for coaching in the House League can be found by clicking here.

How do I get a tax receipt for this program?

Please e-mail darlingtonsoccer@rogers.com with the players name and the season you're looking to acquire. Please note there is a $25.00 charge for this service.

Tax receipts for Outdoor 2016 and later will be available online in your SportsEngine account.

U5 & U6 3v3 Format