Minis (Under 8 - Under 10)

Minis (Under 8 - Under 10)

The CMFSC Minis program caters to boys and girls in Under 8 - Under 10 divisions.

In this section, you will find information about our Under 8 - Under 10 Minis Team Program and our Under 8 to Under 10 Two Stream Program.

Information about our U8-U10 Fall/Winter League Program

U8 Fall/Winter League Program (September - March): *2015 born players

This is a great program for players graduating from our U7 Initiation Program, coming from another soccer program, or brand new to the sport. Registered players will be placed on teams and will practice outdoors once during the week and then have outdoor games on weekends (boys - Saturdays, girls - Sundays). All practice days and times will be determined by the end of August. Players will have an opportunity to develop technical ability, comprehension of team play and formations, and individual agility, balance and coordination in a fun and challenging environment. Players are separated into two streams, House and Development - read below for further information. A league schedule will be created based on the number of teams but no standings will be kept. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping. Teams will be guided by volunteer team officials which include a head coach, assistant coach, and team manager.

Cost for the 2022-2023 Season: $335

Registration opens: February 15, 2022

Please refer to the FAQ section for information about the Under 8 and Under 10 divisions.

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U9 Fall/Winter League Program (September - March): *2014 born players

This is a great program for players that were in last season's U8 League Program, coming from another soccer program, or brand new to the sport. Registered players will be placed on teams and will practice outdoors once during the week and then have outdoor games on weekends (boys - Saturdays, girls - Sundays). All practice days and times will be determined by the end of August. Players will have an opportunity to develop technical ability, comprehension of team play and formations, and individual agility, balance and coordination in a fun and challenging environment. Players are separated into two streams, House and Development - read below for further information. A league schedule will be created based on the number of teams but no standings will be kept. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping. Teams will be guided by volunteer team officials which include a head coach, assistant coach, and team manager.

Cost for the 2022-2023 Season: $335

Registration opens: February 15, 2022

Please refer to the FAQ section for information about the Under 8 and Under 10 divisions.

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U10 Fall/Winter League Program (September - March): *2013 born players

This is a great program for players that were in last season's U9 League Program, coming from another soccer program, or brand new to the sport. Registered players will be placed on teams and will practice outdoors once during the week and then have outdoor games on weekends (boys - Saturdays, girls - Sundays). All practice days and times will be determined by the end of August. Players will have an opportunity to develop technical ability, comprehension of team play and formations, and individual agility, balance and coordination in a fun and challenging environment. Players are separated into two streams, House and Development - read below for further information. A league schedule will be created based on the number of teams but no standings will be kept. All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping. Teams will be guided by volunteer team officials which include a head coach, assistant coach, and team manager.

Cost for the 2022-2023 Season: $335

Registration opens: February 15, 2022

Please refer to the FAQ section for information about the Under 8 and Under 10 divisions.

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U8 - U10 Two Streams

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club provides two streams for U8 - U10 League Players: House Stream and Development Stream.

Both streams offer players the opportunity to develop technical ability, comprehension of team play and formations, and individual agility, balance and coordination in a fun and challenging environment. The goal of ability based teams is to allow all players to play at their skill and confidence level. We want all players to be challenged, to build their skills and to enjoy their playing experiences which supports Long Term Player Development. With two streams, our league teams are more balanced in overall ability which allows for a more competitive environment and offers all teams a chance for success.

House and Development teams are formed at U8 based on technical staff evaluations during the U7 Initiation Program, CMFSC Academies, and CMFSC Camps. Development rosters will have a smaller amount of players to allow for continued movement from the House stream. Technical staff will work with team officials to provide opportunities for House stream players to practice and play games with Development teams as the season allows. There is no timeline on the player development pathway. Changes to rosters may be made before, during, or after a season on player placement for all U8 - U10 age groups.

Some guiding principles:
  • Year-long assessment of players by technical staff coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and volunteer coaches.
  • Upward promotion of players with limited downward demotion.
  • Technical support for all coaches in the age group.
  • A clear communication plan to parents and coaches not only in the beginning stages, but year-long.

Any technical questions, can be directly to:

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U8 Frequently Asked Questions

During registration, please input any player requests in the comment section of the questionnaire. All efforts will be made to honour friends requests, keeping in mind that our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced, in terms of ability, within the Under 8 House and Development Divisions. Any players registering after the deadline of June 1st will most likely not have any requests looked at.

Parents or individuals interested in coaching a CMFSC team is asked to visit the TEAM OFFICIALS INFO PAGE. We will consider all parents that have put their names forward as well as recommendations from Technical Staff during Initiation Program. 

U8 Development teams are determined by August based on evaluations provided by volunteer head coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and technical staff coaches. These evaluations are completed throughout the U7 Initiation season, Player Academy, Prospects Academy, and Spring Break or Summer Camp. Families will be contacted directly by Andrea Maloney, Girls Head Coach, or Esteban Mora, Boys Minis Head Coach, to confirm selection by August of that year. 

Players that do not receive full invitations into the Development stream, may receive an invitation to start or continue in the Prospects Academy. From time to time, players in the house stream may also be invited to practice with Development teams or play in games. 

Players in both the house and development stream are continually assessed throughout the season. Technical staff may change the placement of a particular player (from house to development, or development to house) if that change is what is most beneficial for that player's long-term development. These changes can occur mid-season, or post-season. 

You cannot register for either stream. You register for the Under 8 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

We will be playing 6-aside at Under 8. This means 5 outfield players plus a goalie.

Newly registered players to the Club will be placed on a House team unless identified through Spring, Summer, or Fall/Winter Season long process.

No, it is the same cost for registration for both the House and Development stream.

The goal of ability based teams it to allow all players to play at their skill and confidence level. We want all players to be challenged, to build their skills and to enjoy their playing experiences. We wish to provide coaches with technical support to ensure they are meeting the needs of their players. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development.

For all practices and games, players must wear appropriate athletic clothing like t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants/trackpants. Jeans are not permitted. Players should also bring any weather appropriate clothing like a rain jacket, a hat/toque, and/or gloves. Players must also wear shin-guards with soccer socks and cleats or turf shoes.

All players will receive a uniform which includes soccer socks, shorts, and a jersey. These must be worn for games. Players may wear their uniforms to practice as well but it is not required. 

Club wear can be purchased here

We will start the team formation process after the June 1st deadline. Teams will be formed by mid to late July.

Some may and some may not. When you leave the Initiation Program and enter the Under 8 age group, the teams become smaller and teams do not stay together. In the Under 8 age group, the teams are coached entirely by the parent coach and do not have staff support on a weekly basis.

Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House and the Development Divisions. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 8 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

U9 Frequently Asked Questions

During registration, please input any player requests in the comment section of the questionnaire. All efforts will be made to honour friends requests, keeping in mind that our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced, in terms of ability, within the Under 9 House and Development Divisions. Any players registering after the deadline of June 1st will most likely not have any requests looked at.

Parents or individuals interested in coaching a CMFSC team is asked to visit the TEAM OFFICIALS INFO PAGE. We will consider all parents that have put their names forward as well as recommendations from Technical Staff during Initiation Program. 

U9 Development teams are determined by August based on evaluations provided by volunteer head coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and technical staff coaches. These evaluations are completed throughout the U8 season throughout league play, Player Academy, Prospects Academy, and Spring Break or Summer Camp.

Players that do not receive full invitations into the Development stream, may receive an invitation to start or continue in the Prospects Academy. Players in the house stream may also be called up to practice with Development teams or play in games. 

Players in both the house and development stream are continually assessed throughout the season. Technical staff may change the placement of a particular player (from house to development, or development to house) if that change is what is beneficial for that player's long-term development. These changes can occur mid-season, or post-season. 

You cannot register for either stream. You will register for the Under 9 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

You cannot register for either stream. You register for the Under 8 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

We will be playing 7-aside at Under 9. This means 6 outfield players plus a goalie.

Newly registered players to the Club will be placed on a House team unless identified through Spring, Summer, or Fall/Winter Season long process.

No, it is the same cost for registration for both the House and Development stream.

The goal of ability based teams it to allow all players to play at their skill and confidence level. We want all players to be challenged, to build their skills and to enjoy their playing experiences. We wish to provide coaches with technical support to ensure they are meeting the needs of their players. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development.

For all practices and games, players must wear appropriate athletic clothing like t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants/trackpants. Jeans are not permitted. Players should also bring any weather appropriate clothing like a rain jacket, a hat/toque, and/or gloves. Players must also wear shin-guards with soccer socks and cleats or turf shoes.

All players will receive a uniform which includes soccer socks, shorts, and a jersey. These must be worn for games. Players may wear their uniforms to practice as well but it is not required. 

Club wear can be purchased here

We will start the team formation process in early June and teams will be formed by late July. Coaches will confirm their teams by early August. 

Some may and some may not. Parent coaches change from year to year as some parents may not return to coaching and there may be new coaches that put their names forward for coaching. We will also have to adjust the teams within the House league and the Development league to ensure that teams are balanced.

Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House and the Development Divisions. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 9 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

U10 Frequently Asked Questions

On the registration form there is places for requests. Especially on the House League side all efforts will be made to honour friends requests, keeping in mind that our first priority will be to make sure that all teams are balanced, in terms of ability, within the Under 10 House and Development Divisions. In the Development side there will be less consider for friendships and changes could be made each season. Any players registering after the deadline of June 1stwill most likely not have any requests looked at.

Parents or individuals interested in coaching a CMFSC team is asked to visit the TEAM OFFICIALS INFO PAGE. We will consider all parents that have put their names forward as well as recommendations from Technical Staff during Initiation Program. 

U10 Development teams are determined by August based on evaluations provided by volunteer head coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and technical staff coaches. These evaluations are completed throughout the U9 season throughout league play, Player Academy, Prospects Academy, and Spring Break or Summer Camp. 

Players that do not receive full invitations into the Development stream, may receive an invitation to start or continue in the Prospects Academy. Players in the house stream may also be called up to practice with Development teams or play in games. 

Players in both the house and development stream are continually assessed throughout the season. Technical staff may change the placement of a particular player (from house to development, or development to house) if that change is what is beneficial for that player's long-term development. These changes can occur mid-season, or post-season. 

You cannot register for either stream. You register for the Under 10 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

You cannot register for either League. You will register for the Under 10 age group and then you will be placed on a team through our team formation process.

We will be playing 7-aside at Under 10. This means 6 outfield players plus a goalie.

In each club based on registration numbers we are looking on average to have 30% of the players placed in the Development Division and 70% in the House Division. We will assess each season if additional Development teams will be added.

Newly registered players to the Club will be placed on a House team unless identified through Spring, Summer, or Fall/Winter Season long process.

Returning Development players are evaluated throughout the season during practices, games, and academy. At the end of the Fall Season, technical staff will determine if continued placement in the Development Stream is still what is best for the player. If it is in the best interest for the player's development and enjoyment of the game, they may be moved to a House team. In very rare situations, a player may be moved mid-season, in consultation with the parents and technical staff, to the House Stream from the Development Stream if it is determined to be what is best for the player.

No, it is the same cost for registration for both the House and Development stream.

The goal of ability based teams it to allow all players to play at their skill and confidence level. We want all players to be challenged, to build their skills and to enjoy their playing experiences. We wish to provide coaches with technical support to ensure they are meeting the needs of their players. We believe that providing children with the opportunity to play with and against those of similar ability will enhance both player and coach development.

For all practices and games, players must wear appropriate athletic clothing like t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants/trackpants. Jeans are not permitted. Players should also bring any weather appropriate clothing like a rain jacket, a hat/toque, and/or gloves. Players must also wear shin-guards with soccer socks and cleats or turf shoes.

All players will receive a uniform which includes soccer socks, shorts, and a jersey. These must be worn for games. Players may wear their uniforms to practice as well but it is not required. 

Club wear can be purchased here

We will start the team formation process after the June 1stdeadline. Teams will be formed by mid to late June.

Administrative & Registration questions can be directed to the Age group Coordinators.

Click here for a list of Age Group Coordinators

Some may and some may not. Parent coach's change from year to year as some parents may not return to coaching and there may be new coaches that put their names forward for coaching. We will also have to adjust the teams within the House league and the Development league to ensure that teams are balanced.

Teams will be formed with all efforts to balance all teams in the House and the Development Divisions. This will be done in collaboration with the Under 10 Coordinators and CMFSC Technical Head Coaches of Minis Boys & Girls.

Please send any required updates to Member Services.

BU8 Coordinator Sarah Hauck
Division Level Team Name Coach Email
BU9 Coordinator Kamila Koperda
Division Level Team Name Coach Email
U9 Development Development Tiarnan King
BU10 Coordinator Sonia Turner
Division Level Team Name Coach Email
U10 Development Ajax Anthony Canosa
U10 Development Bayern Tino Bartucci
U10 Development Lazio Joey Cremona
U10 Development Leicester Mat Bird
GU8 Coordinator Natsha Douglas
Division Level Team Name Coach Email
GU9 Coordinator Marco Arruda
Division Level Team Name Coach Email
U9 Development Magic Steven Mitchell
U9 Development Stars Kyla Mobilio
U9 Development Wave Greg Waller
GU10 Coordinator Kelly Marchen
Division Level Team Name Coach Email
U10 Development Courage Jason Carruthers
U10 Development Dash Richard Henly
U10 Development Reign Craig Richards
U10 Development Spirit TBA