If you are having difficulty with the registration process please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-623-7309 and we will be happy to help you within 1-2 business days!
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 January 25th, 2018. 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 previously, 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.
Will I be able to register in-person like I've done in season's past prior to online registration?
*Please note that in-person will always be available during office hours at the Bowmanville Indoor Soccer Facility.
What is the structure of Recreational/House League Soccer?
Darlington has its own in house league in which the seven 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 2018 Outdoor season, there will be a number of rule changes made. If you would like more information, please contact your local Community Club President or e-mail email@example.com and your message will be forwarded onward.
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 2018 season.
Note both boys and girls can play in the Coed division.
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|
*These divisions 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.
**Starting the Outdoor 2018 season we will be allowing recreational teams with the Oshawa Kicks to participate in our league to allow for greater variety of opposition in our leagues. Fields will be in east Oshawa, close to the 401 where possible.
What is the regular start time for games?
The majority of the games for the Outdoor 2018 season will have a 6:30pm start time. Some games, to account for double headers will be at 6:00pm and 7:00pm respectively. Games may be re-scheduled to an earlier time to account for rain-outs. Please keep a specific eye on the start time for each of your games.
Do you have anything for younger ages?
For the 2014 and 2015 birth years, our Club hosts a program called Micro & Mini 3v3 with registration taking place in late April 2018. More information on that program will be available by March 2018.
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.
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, 2018. All refund requests are subject to a $25.00 administration fee. There will be no refunds after May 1st, 2018.
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.
Important: Starting the Outdoor 2017 season, Coaches will continue to need a Police Record Check. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.