Team Officials Guide

Team Officials Guide

Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Managers

At Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. The club continues to set high standards both on and off the field, and that would not be possible without the people who give countless hours of their time to the club - particularly those that coach and manage our teams.

Coaching and managing a team is more often than not a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it's certainly not an easy job. As a club, we have high expectations for how our teams operate and conduct themselves. This section of our website will serve as a resource and reference that will make that job a little easier.

Prior to the start of every season, all team officials (coaches, assistant coaches, and managers) are responsible for ensuring that Club policies and procedures are followed by their team members. We strongly encourage coaches and managers to be familiar with all club policies and procedures which can be found in the Club Policy Guide.

Additionally, each team official is responsible for completing the following:

1. Volunteer on Power Up, add your photo to your profile, access your team roster (please read through the Power Up section for directions)

2. Provide a Criminal Record Check (must be updated every three years)

3. Complete the Respect in Sport Activity Leader training every five years

4. Complete online Concussion Education Program *only U11 + teams. Click here for program information

5. Head Coaches must be appropriately certified in the age group they are coaching (all information regarding certifications can be found here.)

Any questions can be directed to Member Services.

Volunteer on Power Up (If you already have a Power Up account, skip to step 3): 

Every coach, assistant coach, and manager must volunteer on Power Up every season.

1. You may access our site at
2. Click the 'Sign Up' tab on the right side of the screen
3. Once your profile has been set up, log into your profile
4. On the main screen, click 'Volunteer Now!' on the left side of the screen
5. Click the green 'Apply Now' button
6. Fill in the information requested on the form and hit continue
7. Confirm with Member Services that you have completed this process

Upload a Photo

For U11+teams, team officials are required to have ID cards. Please upload your photo to your profile:
1. You may access our site at
2. Log into your account
3. Click the 'Profile' tab on the left side of the screen
4. Click 'Edit My Profile'
5. Below the 'Player Photo' box, click 'Edit Photo'
6. Click 'Choose File'
7. Click 'Upload' 

Access Your Team Roster 

ONLY once you have completed the above steps, will you be able to access your team roster on Power Up. 

1. Log into your Power Up account
2. Select your Role as: 'Team Official:HL' (brown tab at the top of the screen)
3. Select your Active Team. The Active Team will be green, while the inactive team will be blue. You will see both if you are a team official for multiple teams
4. Select the Roster tab to view your roster information

*If you do not have an active team, please ensure you read carefully through Volunteering on Power Up.*

Access your Profile and View your Certifications

1. Log into your Power Up account
2. Select your Role as: 'Team Official:HL' (brown tab at the top of the screen)
3. Click the soccer ball scroll down in the top right corner
4. Click PROFILE

On every team within Coquitlam Metro-Ford, team managers play an integral role in the administrative organization of the off-the-field logistics of running the team - allowing the coach to focus on coaching. 

Though every team needs a team manager, the role can be quite varied in expectation and responsibility. The best initial course of action is to meet with the coach and/or assistant coach before the season starts to outline the role and how you will fit with the team. 

What should you expect?
  • Prepare league paperwork as necessary like game roster, travel documents, player/team official ID cards
  • Administration of the Club raffle tickets. You can read more about the Club Raffle here
  • Uniform/equipment pick-up and distribution
  • Create snack schedules (half-time oranges, water, etc)
  • Coordinate team events like holiday parties, bonding activities, year-end wrap-up. 
  • Collect and track team funds as your team may decide to collect additional team funds for extra equipment, tournaments, etc (all registration fees are collected by the Club directly)
  • TeamSnap set-up and maintenance. This includes loading the team roster, adding practices/games, and making changes as necessary
  • Confirm game time and jersey colour with opponent on a weekly basis

Some of these items only pertain to specific age groups and teams so it is very important to discuss your role with the head coach to make sure everyone is on the same page.

Please also take the time to review the rest of the Team Officials Guide as the information will assist you in managing your responsibilities as required. 

We thank you for volunteering your time!

As soon as your roster is confirmed, please make sure to reach out to your team to welcome them and provide them with any important information. It is important to set out team expectations early to get everyone on the same page. Below are examples of team emails:

Coach Certification
As per BC Soccer rules, it is mandatory for all Head Coaches of any youth team to complete the appropriate Canadian Soccer Association/BC Soccer Association coaching course respective to the age group of the team(s) they are currently coaching. Please click here for more information.

Under 4 to Under 5 - Active Start
Under 6 to Under 8 - FUNdamentals
Under 9 to Under 12 - Learn to Train
Under 13 to Under 18 - Soccer For Life

Coach Development

The 2020-21 Coach Development Calendar has been postponed until further notice.

Training schedules are posted on our Schedules Link. Click HERE to view. 

Initation Academy

  • Parent/Player to Volunteer Parent Manager/Coach
  • Parent Manager/Coach to Age Group Coordinator
  • Age Group Coordinator to Initiation Academy Head Coach/Member Services

Under 8 to Under 12 Boys & Girls Communication Protocol

  • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
  • Manager to Age Group Coordinator
  • Age Group Coordinator to Club Staff
  • Club Staff to Club Board, Leagues, District, BCSA, etc.

Under 13 to Under 18 Boys & Girls Communication Protocol

  • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
  • Manager to Member Services
  • Coach to Technical Staff
  • Member Services/Technical Staff to Club Board, Leagues, District, BCSA, etc.

Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL Boys & Girls Communication Protocol

  • Parent/Player to Manager/Coach
  • Manager/Coach to BCSPL Administrator (Nicky Land)/ BCSPL Technical Director (Dale Mitchell)

For a complete list of CMFSC Executive and Staff, including coordinators, operational staff, technical staff and the Board of Directors, please visit : CMFSC Club Contacts

CMFSC offers the complementary service of the TeamSnap program ( to all CMFSC teams (excluding Initiation Academy teams). This mobile and web online team management software allows teams a simple but powerful tool to keep track of practice schedules, game schedules, attendance, player availability, team payments, send out group messages, post team photos, and more. Effectively, TeamSnap enables teams to communicate, coordinate, and collaborate more efficiently.


Though we provide this service, is it up to the coach/manager, to maintain usage and update as necessary (roster information, schedules). Service is provided throughout the Fall Season and to those teams participating in the Spring Season. At the end of the season, the information is archived and teams will be reset.


If you believe your team has not been set up, will not be using the service or if you have any questions regarding TeamSnap please contact Member Services.

TeamSnap - How Do I Change My Team Name? (132kb)

TeamSnap - How Do I Add My Team Manager? (119kb)

TeamSnap - How Do I Add My Roster? (218kb)

TeamSnap - Archive Your Season (38kb)

U8 - U18 Grass/Turf Field Setups

All teams should review the basic setups for the fields their games are at - CLICK HERE

Please also consider the following principles: 

  • Teams/players are to be on one side of the field, while spectators are on the other.
  • No one should be standing (teams or spectators) behind the goal areas. 
  • Home teams are required to set up the nets in the goals and corner flags. 
  • Home teams are required to clean up the equipment if they are the final game on the field. 

U8 - U12 Turf Field Setups

To utilize our turf fields when the weather is poor, we will often move games scheduled on our grass fields to any available turf fields. Since the U8 - U12 program does not use the full field, the setup needs to be followed in a particular way to ensure safety of the players and correctness of the rules.

Notes to remember when using the turf fields:

* Some teams will be required to use portable nets. These portable nets MUST be secured by sandbags are not safe without them. If you cannot locate them, please call the City 604.506.4965. ONLY the portable nets can be moved to different fields. The regular nets must stay on the fields they are found on. 
* We often schedule games back to back to maximize our turf fields, so please make sure your set-up and clean-up are as efficient as possible. If the team playing before you is set up the same way, have cones ready to trade with the finishing team so the field does not have to be re-setup
* Parents are absolutely NOT to be on the turf field. They must remain on the outside of the fenced areas for the entire duration of the game  
* Make sure you notify your opponent ASAP if your field location/time is changed

Field Etiquette - Training

All teams are assigned training times by the club. Teams are expected to respect the allocations as provided both to themselves and the other teams.

  1. Do not enter the field prior to your scheduled start time
  2. Do not stay on the field after your scheduled end time
  3. Warm ups and cool downs should take place off the field
  4. End zone areas (and the warm up area at Town Center) are not free space

If there are any issues of this kind, we ask that the coaches/managers avoid confrontations at the field. If other field users (from our club or other organizations, even the general public) are not respecting the allocations and proper field etiquette, please notify appropriate club personal.

Field Etiquette - Games

  1. Do not go to the bench area until the game before you has ended.
  2. When warming up, please be respectful of the game before you. Avoid warming up directly behind the goal area, and please keep balls from going astray on to the field of play.
  3. Please clean up the bench areas when your game is over. Do not leave empty water bottles, discarded tape, and ice packs. All trash can be put in the provided receptacles.
  4. At the conclusion of your game, please vacate the bench areas to allow for the next team to setup.

Relocation form Grass to Turf

During winter weeks, we may relocate your game to turf. For teams U8 - U12, please click here for the guidelines when setting up your field at Town Centre and Charles Best.

Please also note the following:

  • Disassembling Fields - Games have been scheduled back-to-back to maximize the number of teams that can play on a given day. If you are the Home team, as soon as your game ends, the equipment must be put away immediately. As well as your own team benches/equipment, this also includes moving the nets to the fences and removing any cones that have been setup as sidelines. This may involve notifying parents ahead of time to start this process as soon as the final whistle blows. The only time this is not done, is if the team playing after you approaches you to let you know their set-up is the same.
  • Cone switching - If you are the next game to play and your field has already been set-up appropriately with cones, have a matched number set of cones ready to give the team that is about to finish their game, rather than having them clean up their cones, and you setting down new cones.


One blue lock key will be provided to each team. This key works for the field boxes that hold the equipment as well as the light switches for the practice fields. If your team does not have a key, please contact your coordinator.

Parents & Spectators

A reminder that all parents and spectators are to remain on the opposite sideline of where the player benches are setup, for the entire duration of the game.

The priority is for teams to wear the blue/black jerseys as much as possible. The white alternates will only be worn by the CMF team that is the home team and only if they are playing another CMF team or a team that has a jersey colour that clashes with our blue/black set. Coaches/Managers, should confirm jersey colour with the opposing team prior to game day, however, players should ALWAYS bring both jerseys to every game.

Home Team: CMF Lions
Away Team: CMF Bears
*Lions would wear WHITE as they are the home team and are required to change. Bears would wear Black/Blue.

Home Team: CMF Lions
Away Team: PCEFC Tigers
*Lions would wear BLACK/BLUE as they are the home team, unless the Tigers show up to the game wearing black - in this case, Lions would have to change into white uniforms. 

Referee Development Programs:

Referees are a very important part of the club. Without referees we cannot play the game we all love. It is very important to develop, mentor and support our referees as we do the players and coaches. At CMFSC we take our referee program very seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy towards any kind of Referee abuse. We have an extensive Referee Mentorship and Development Program.

It is important that we ensure that we DO NOT question or provide feedback to any of the referees during the game or after the game. This is an important point to ensure that your parents also understand. Remember these referees may only be 12-14 years old.
Feedback on a referee's performance is to be provided by team officials through the referee evaluation form /referee-evaluation-form. Please use this form when you have a positive experience with a referee as well!

Referee Payment:
The Club will pay referees directly via direct deposit for all league games. Teams do not provide payment to the referee or have a referee reimbursement form sign*.  

If your referee does not show up to your game, or your game is cancelled, please notify:
U8 - U12 Minis (excluding U12 Select) - Andrea Brizuela - 604-729-0427
U12 Select & U13 - U18 Divisionals - Pete Dragan - 778-839-5108

*Referees for exhibition games - To be paid in cash directly by the team requesting the game (no Club reimbursement). Please click here for referee fee schedule. For full Exhibition Game process, please view the section in the Team Officials Guide.

Everyone should be familiar with the league rules:

Under 11 to Under 12 - NFYSA Guidelines for Small-Sided Soccer

Under 11/Under 12 Div 1 & 2, U13 - U18 Metro, Div 1 - 3 BC Coastal Soccer League

Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL - BC Soccer Premier League

*All U13 - U18 games will follow the new FIFA 2019-2020 rules. Click here for update rules. 

Creating game schedules is a balancing act with many considerations which include:

  1. Scheduling games back-to-back on the same field to reduce the need for setup and take down of equipment by the same team.
  2. Working around coaches with multiple teams so they can make it to as many of their teams' games as possible.
  3. Scheduling grouped games to streamline ref scheduling.

Changes create a domino effect of changes for other teams and ref scheduling and cannot be entertained within 48 hours of a scheduled game.

To minimize disruptions, here are some guidelines to follow:

  1. Any request for a time change in U8-U12 age groups with fixed schedules MUST be sent a minimum of 10 days prior to requested game change. Every effort will be made, but no request can be guaranteed. Change requests must be proposed to your opponent first. Only if they agree, are you able to make the request.
  2. For teams without fixed schedules (U12 SEL-U18), please email Michelle at least 10 days prior to the weekend in question with your preferred game time and every effort will be made to accommodate.
  3. Send request to Michelle Zorzenone and cc your age group coordinator. (Please provide the reason when this is requested.)

Switching with another team:

It is also permitted to switch times with another game (ie you have a 10am game but would like to switch with someone else that is hosting a 12pm game), you must contact your opponent and both teams involved in that game to request the swap. If all 4 teams agree to the switch, then email Michelle (cc the other team coach/managers) to let her know so she can update the team info for the referees doing those games. These game swaps should be done well in advance for the fixed schedule games and as soon as possible after home games are posted for divisional games. Absolute deadline is 3 days prior to the game.

Because referees are assigned according to their skill level, and some games require 3 officials while other games require only one official, such switching can only be done between same age group teams within a league (ie. U15 Div 3 teams cannot switch with a U15 MSL team or a U14 team.) All teams involved in the change are then responsible for informing their players of the new game time. Michelle will adjust the game schedule and inform the referees.

Exhibition Game Request Process

Teams may request exhibition games as they see fit, however, please keep the following in mind:
*Games should be requested a minimum of 10 days in advance of requested date
*Fields are first delegated to league/cup games
*Referees must be paid in cash directly by the team requesting the game (no Club reimbursement). Click here for referee payment schedule.

To request an exhibition game, send an email to the Club Administrator - and include the following information in your email:
* Team Name/Age/Level
* Opponent
* Date and time of game
* Preferred location
* Confirm if you need referees

Exhibition games may only be schedules against teams with affiliate members of BC Soccer. For a complete list, please click HERE

Rescheduled Game Request Process

Teams may request to reschedule a cancelled game, however, please keep the following in mind:
*Games should be requested a minimum of 10 days in advance of requested date
*Fields are first delegated to league/cup games  
*Teams should check with their own team and their opponent to make sure that they are available for the game
*Cancelled games are only made up if fields are available

To reschedule a game, send an email to the Club Administrator - and include the following information in your email:  
* Team Name/Age/Level
* Opponent
* Date and time of game (Try to schedule on a Friday night or Sunday, as Saturdays are very full on the schedule)
* Preferred location  
* Date of original game and game ID number (if part of the BCCSL)

Please be advised that if you arrive at your field and determine it to be unplayable, or you are unable to field a team, you must take the following steps as soon as possible to ensure all parties are notified immediately.

  1. Contact opponent to notify them of cancellation. Team contact information is available on the website here: 
  2. For game day cancellations, contact your referee scheduler by TEXT MSG ONLY including your team name, age group & game details to confirm cancellation so that they can notify the referees ASAP:
    • U8 - U12 Mini's - Andrea Brizuela - 604-729-0427
    • U12 Selects & U13 - U18 Divisional's - Pete Dragan - 778-839-5108
  3. During times that we are experiencing inclement weather, please check the website here to ensure your field is open. If all fields are closed, an email will be sent out to all CMF teams via Power Up and referees will automatically be cancelled, but please ensure any out of club opponents are notified as early as possible. 

ID Cards

All U11 - U18 teams will receive player ID cards and team official ID cards. BCSA ID cards will be created internally by CMFSC at the beginning of the season and distributed to coaches. All cards will have the level of play on the card: Metro, D-1, D-2, D-3, H. All cards must be turned in at the end of the season. Player ID cards will not be required until 2021. 

Teams that lose their ID cards will be charged a replacement fee of $50.

Game Day Roster - (Match Sheet)

All BC Coastal Soccer League teams (U11 - U12 Select teams, and all U13 - U18 Metro - Division 3 teams), are required to print two copies of their match sheet for HOME games. It is recommended to bring a copy if you are the AWAY team. Match sheets are available the Thursday prior to a game - this is to ensure that any ineligible players are appropriately crossed out before their game. 

Each team has been provided with log in details for the BCCSL Team Portal to access their Match Sheet.

GUEST PLAYERS - Guest players are to be written on the match sheet. Make sure to collect the ID card from the original team for the game and then return to the original team. 

Jersey Numbers - are to be entered in by a team official. 

Score Reporting

The HOME TEAM is responsible for reporting the game score before 9pm Monday night following the game into the QScsriptor system. There is a link to REPORT SCORE on the website's main navigation bar. Teams using this link will need the match number, which can be found in the top left hand corner of the match sheet. The match number can also be found on the League's Schedule page. If a score isn’t reported by the home team by Monday at 9pm, the away team can do this function.

Alternatively, on the Schedule page, there is a ‘Report Score’ button to the right of the match listing. Teams using this button will not need the match number, as Qscriptor will know they are reporting the score for that particular match. Please ensure that the match displayed in the score reporting page is the correct match that you are reporting the score for.

Enter the score and click on the Report Score button. Once a score has been reported and accepted by the League, all score changes and challenges must go through your MEMBER SERVICES. Teams are not allowed to report a corrected score for any match through the League website.

As with previous years, and following good sportsmanship, scores with a differential of 7 goals maximum are to be reported. Ie: if your team wins 9-0, please report 7-0.


There will always come situations where a team may be short players for a game or tournament. This is a wonderful opportunity for players to experience a higher level of soccer. There are specific Club and League protocols that must be followed in every instance. If you are confused or have questions, please reach out to Member Services

If you are looking to pick up a player for a league game, exhibition game, or tournament, please comply with the following call-up system:

  1. BCSPL invites from Metro
  2. Metro Invites from Div 1
  3. Div 1 invites from Div 2
  4. Div 2 invites from Div 3
  5. Div 3 invites from other Div 3

*Acceptions to the above recommendations are the following:

  • If the team is 1A, they may call up from 1B (2A/2B).
  • If the team directly below has a conflict, teams may call up from any lower division (Metro calling up from Div 2, etc).  
  • Teams may also call-up from a team that is a year younger but the same level. 
  • It is not recommended and highly discouraged for coaches to pick up players from higher level teams for exhibition games. In the event that a team is in a tournament and is placed at a higher level, or there is no other options for pick-ups, then the coaches can ask the level higher teams for a pick-up with the approval of the club technical staff.

If the lower level  team cannot provide players due to game/training conflicts please contact CMF Technical Staff Andrea Maloney (Poole) - Head Coach, Girls (U11-U18 Girls) or Liam Carter - Head Coach Boys (U11-U18 Boys). They will assist in recommending call-up players. 

Player Invitation Process:

  1. Contact the Head Coach of the team. 
    1. Coaches are NOT to contact players from other teams before talking to the head coach first, even if they are friends or if requests are time sensitive.
  2. Ask the Head Coach for recommendations, or let the Head Coach know which players you are interested in inviting. 
  3. Arrange with the coach to either contact the families directly, or have the coach connect you with the families. 
  4. Confirm with the Head Coach once you have confirmed players. 
  5. Arrange pickup of Player ID card if necessary

**Note: first priority is for the players to meet the commitments of their own team. If there is a conflict, the priority goes to the player’s original team unless the Head Coach has approved for the player to miss their team game.

For in club Divisional teams, this practice of communication and inviting players should be followed all season and until the Evaluations (reassessment of teams).

At no time are we able to invite Out of Club players to join us for training or games unless this is cleared and approved by the Club technical staff.  Club technical staff has to get approval from the other club if we are inviting out of club players.


The BCCSL believes a policy that facilitates player movement between teams at the same club helps teams avoid forfeits or playing undermanned while helping  players who narrowly missed being selected for a higher level stay within touching distance of that level by easily allowing them to be able to be  called up to play at that level.

To that end, the policy for what was previously called Intra-Club Permits or Playing Up Policy will be changed to the BCCSL Fluid Roster Policy (FRP).


Any player with a valid BC Soccer ID card will be allowed to play for another team at the same Club under the following conditions:

  • The League shall grant a registered player permission to play for a team within the Club at the same age or the age group one year older than theirs as long as the player is currently playing a lower calibre of play, if at the same age, or the same or lower calibre of play if they are a year younger. Movement of players in Div 3 shall be permitted between teams at the same level. The player must provide his or her BC ID card to the game officials to be eligible to play under FRP.
  • Teams that do not have another team from their Club in a lower division within the same age or a younger team in the same or lower division may use the FRP to pull players from another team at their Club that plays in the same division as them.
  • Players can only use the FRP for league games. League Championship games are considered league games but no teams will be allowed to use FRP for players from the same division they played in between the first round of re-tiering in October and the start of League Championship play. Players must be from a lower division or a younger age group at the same or lower division for League Championship games.
  • Clubs must limit players to two games per weekend to safeguard against them playing too many games and being exposed to potential injury.
  • Team game day roster, including FRP's cannot exceed the declared roster size registered with BC Soccer.
  • No team shall be allowed to use players from U10 teams to play under the FRP.  
  • For U11 and U12 house teams, where the players are not provided with BC ID cards, the District can opt to use a paper-based FRP process that makes the details needed on the BC ID card clear. The paper would then be presented to game officials in lieu of an ID card.

Prior to your game each week, make sure to email the opposing team to confirm game time, location, and uniform colour. You will have to go onto other clubs' websites for team contact information but for internal matches, below are all of the CMFSC contacts:

Under 8 to Under 12 Boys
Under 8 to Under 12 Girls
Under 13 to Under 18 Boys
Under 13 to Under 18 Girls
Under 13 to Under 18 BCSPL

Schedule: The schedule has been emailed out to teams directly. Please contact Michelle Zorzenone (

Location - Town Centre above Cunnings Field, corner of the parking lot


  • Every player receives a complimentary photo mate as part of their registration fees
  • Families should fill out picture package ordering form PRIOR to arriving for picture day
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated time
  • Players should wear their Blue/Black jersey, shorts, soccer socks, cleats
  • Coaches should wear their coach's kit. If you have not received your kit, we will have extra jackets to wear for the picture

Safety General

Medical Information & Emergency Contact Information:

Emergency contact information for all players should be on-site at all games and training sessions.

Players with Pre-exisiting Medical Conditions:

For any player with pre-existing medical condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes) this should be declared by families at registration and parents should advise coaches in addition to providing at registration.

First Aid Kits:

First Aid Kits are distributed as part of the team equipment package at the beginning of each season. First aid kits need to be present at training and games. Teams are responsible for replenishing the first aid kit as required. 

Our bulk distributor has provided a discounted pricing list for CMFSC teams - please click here

Lightning/Severe Weather:

When considering resumption of any athletics activity, wait at least thirty (30) minutes after the last flash of lightning or sound of thunder before returning to the field. Please see the following link for more information from BC Soccer on Lightning Policy.

Cold Weather/Freezing Temperature: 

The City of Coquitlam may decide to close fields if fields are frozen or have standing ice/snow on them. If there is a drop in temperature, please follow the Sports Safety Guidelines for Cold Weather here.


Some helpful points to help in prevention of injury and promote a safe training and game environment:

  • All players must wear shin pads for training and games.
  • All players must remove jewellery before practices and games.
  • Players should wear footwear with proper traction for training and games - i.e. cleats and not runners.
  • Equipment is in good condition and used appropriately.
  • Do not let players pull or hang from nets or cross bars. Goal posts and equipment should be inspected for any safety related concerns prior to each use. More information about goalpost safety can be found here.
  • field is in decent playing condition and clear of major obstructions including giant holes.
  • Coaches using gyms should ensure benches and any other objects are removed from the playing area, if possible.
  • Parent pick-up and drop-off times are adhered to and no player is left behind.
  • Coaches should not be left alone with a player waiting for a parent. Always ask another adult or parent to wait with you.
  • Weather and ground conditions are safe to play on.
  • Players should not play if they are injured, overly-dehydrated, have a suspected concussion or suffering from any medical condition that would put them at risk playing.

Useful Forms & Documents:


BC Soccer would like to draw your attention to the following guidelines for the safe use of goalposts. The unsafe or incorrect use of goal posts could lead to serious injury or death. Safety is always of paramount importance and everyone in soccer must play their part to make our sport as safe as possible. More information can be found at the following link.

The City of Coquitlam will also be providing supplying "sand bags" at all artificial turf sites before the start of the new soccer season, all your coaches to asked to use these sand bags with portable goals to add stability to the structure. We will be posting signage at all turf fields.

FIFA 11+

Coaches and players are encouraged to review and implement this training into each training session and warm-up. Each year the club reviews the FIFA 11+ program through coach development sessions.

In 2012, we introduced a program where CMFSC will supply a kit for all coaches from MSL and below (two kits distributed, per team). The intent is for all coaches to wear the kit during games and training so that our colours are well presented on a consistent basis. Our program consists of an automatic renewal every four years. Coaches, if registered as a volunteer in Power Up, will get an reminder upon the four year renewal date. They will then be responsible to confirm their information for a new kit.

What is provided is as follows:

  • U8 to Adult -Training Jacket, training pants and rain jacket
  • Initiation Program - Polo top and rain jacket
  • Coaches moving from Initiation U7 will be given the training jacket and pants
  • Coordinators - Training top and rain jacket

All new coaches for the season will be required to set up a profile on Power Up (if you don't have one already) and have an up to date Criminal Record Check. Information regarding ordering will come out from the Equipment Coordinator in the beginning of each season.

Individual team officials (coaches/managers) are responsible for picking up the uniforms and equipment assigned to that team prior to the commencement of the season.

Each team will be issued a blue lock key, which will allow access to the field equipment sheds and boxes. Nets, corner flags, liners and in some cases portable goal posts are supplied in these locked up areas for team contests. Each coach is responsible for returning this equipment to the storage area after their game. 

The following is what is provided to each team...

Age Group Practice Balls Size Game Ball Cones Red Triangles Pinnies Goalie Jersey Goalie Gloves
Competitive Teams                
U13 - U14 | 17 Players 1 per player 5 1 30 4 8 Yes, returned None
U15 - U16 | 18 Players 1 per player 5 1 30 4 9 Yes, returned None
U17 | 19 Players 1 per player 5 1 30 4 10 Yes, returned None
U18 | 20 Players 1 per player 5 1 30 4 10 Yes, returned None
Minis - Boys                
U11 - U12 | 14 Players 1 per player 4 1 30 4 7 Yes, returned Yes
U10 | 12 Players 1 per player 4 1 30 4 6 Yes, returned Yes
U9 | 12 Players 1 per player 4 no 30 no 6 Yes, returned Yes
U8 | 12 Players 1 per player 3 no 30 no 6 Yes, returned Yes
Minis - Girls                
U11 - U12 | 12 Players 1 per player 4 1 25 4 6 Yes, returned Yes
U10 | 11 Players 1 per player 4 1 25 4 6 Yes, returned Yes
U9 | 11 Players 1 per player 4 no 25 no 6 Yes, returned Yes
U8 | 11 Players 1 per player 3 no 25 no 6 Yes, returned Yes

Should a serious injury occur at the field (game or practice) to a player, team official or spectator, please complete the following FORM. An email will be sent to the Club Technical Director.

Please note, these are editable/fillable PDF forms, and must be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader for editability to work properly. Right click the form, "Save Link" or "Save Target As" to your computer (i.e. Desktop). Open file in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, click here to download.

CMFSC Mid Season Evaluation Form
CMFSC Year End Evaluation Form

Safety of players and members is a guiding principle within our Club values. We strive to not only provide children with a safe place to play, but more importantly a feeling of safety when around team officials and members in general.  

Along with other safety measures already in place, we have adopted The Rule of Two, which states that there should be a minimum of two screened and NCCP-trained or certified coaches  with an athlete in all situations where the athlete is potentially vulnerable. Other than medical emergencies, coaches are to avoid all one-on-one interactions with individual players to keep both the player and coach safe.  

The Coaching Association of Canada has developed the following standards for the Rule of Two: 

Rule of Two

Person of Authority includes but not limited to coaches, assistant coaches, managers, support personnel, chaperones, and Directors of the club or organization. 

Canada Soccer expects that all organizations will work toward the Gold Standard – having two NCCP-trained or certified coaches always present with an athlete. If NCCP-trained or certified coaches are not available, screened volunteers (such as managers, support personnel, chaperones, and Directors of the club or organization) should be available instead. If screened volunteers are not available, parents of other athletes should be asked to temporarily substitute. If another adult is not available, there should always be more than one athlete with the coach (this is the lowest standard and is not recommended).  

This policy should be considered before/during/after team practices & games, travel, and overnight stays. We understand that it is not always easy or convenient to follow this Rule, yet it is critical to ensure athlete and participant safety in sport. 

As a Club, we respect and observe the procedures outlined in Canada Soccer’s Guide to Safety: 

The following guidelines are strongly recommended during travel with athletes:  

  • A Person in Authority may not be alone in a car with an athlete unless the Person in Authority is the athlete’s parent or guardian  
  • A Person in Authority may not share a room or be alone in a hotel room with an athlete unless the Person in Authority is the athlete’s parent or guardian  
  • Room or bed checks during overnight stays must be done by two Persons in Authority

Locker Room / Changing Area / Meeting Room  
The following guidelines are strongly recommended for locker rooms, changing areas, and meeting rooms:  

  • Interactions between a Person in Authority and an individual athlete should not occur in any room where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy such as the locker room, meeting room, washroom, or changing area. A second Person in Authority should be present for all necessary interactions in any such room  
  • If Persons in Authority are not present in the locker room or changing area, or if they are not permitted to be present, they should still be available outside the locker room or changing area and be able to enter the room or area if required  

Training / Competition Environment
The following guidelines are strongly recommended for the training and competition environment (including before, during, and after practices and games):  

  • A Person in Authority should never be alone with an athlete prior to or following a game or practice, unless the Person in Authority is the athlete’s parent or guardian. If the athlete is the first athlete to arrive, the athlete’s parent should remain until another athlete or Person in Authority arrives. Similarly, if an athlete would potentially be alone with a Person in Authority following a game or practice, the Person in Authority should ask another Person in Authority (or a parent or guardian of another athlete) to stay until all the athletes have been picked up. If an adult is not available then another athlete should be present in order to avoid the Person in Authority being alone with a single athlete  
  • Persons in Authority giving instructions, demonstrating skills, or facilitating drills or lessons to an individual athlete should always be doing so within earshot and eyesight of another Person in Authority   

Gender Identity  
A Person in Authority who is interacting with athletes should be of the same gender identity as the athletes. The following guidelines are strongly recommended:  

  • For teams consisting of athletes of just one gender identity, a Person in Authority of the same gender identity should be available to participate or attend every interaction  
  • For teams consisting of athletes of more than one gender identity (e.g., co-ed teams), a Person in Authority of each gender identity should be available to participate or attend every interaction

Further Recommendations in a Virtual Setting  

  • The Rule of Two should continue to apply to all minor athletes in the virtual environment during the COVID-19 pandemic (additionally, for those athletes under age 16, a parent or guardian should be present during the session where possible); 
  • We recommend applying the Rule of Two to non-minor athletes, as well, in the current circumstances; 
  • For every session, the Rule of Two would require two adult coaches be present, or one coach and one adult (parent, guardian, volunteer, club administrator) – one-on-one sessions should be prohibited; 
  • A clear statement of professional standards expected of the coach during calls should be communicated – (i.e., sessions are not social engagements, and should be focused on training/coaching);
  • Parents/guardians should be fully informed beforehand about the activities undertaken during the sessions, as well as the process of the virtual session; 
  • Parents/guardians should be required to consent to virtual sessions prior to each session, if irregularly scheduled, or prior to the first session if there is a series of regularly scheduled sessions;
  • Communication during each session should be in an open and observable environment (i.e., avoid bedrooms) in the athlete’s home (athlete’s parents’/guardians’ home), and the coach must initiate the session from an appropriate location (i.e., avoid bedrooms or “overly personal”/unprofessional settings); 
  • It is recommended to record sessions where that capacity exists; 
  • Prohibit one-on-one texting, emailing or online contact between coach and athlete – any texting, emailing or online contact should be limited to group text/email that includes at least two adults (two coaches or one coach and one adult (parent, guardian, volunteer, club administrator), and limited to coaching (non-social) matters, and parents of minor athletes should be provided the opportunity to receive these texts/emails; 
  • Social media contact by coach to athlete should be prohibited (including the sharing of memes, non-training video, etc.); 
  • Encourage parents/guardians to debrief with U-16 athletes about virtual training on a weekly basis. 

In addition, care should also be taken to ensure that appropriate security settings have been set for virtual, videoconferencing arrangements, including password protected videoconference invitations.

As part of your fees, all CMFSC youth players and BC Soccer registered adult leagues, are covered under the BC Soccer Insurance Coverage for liability and sport accident issues. More information can be accessed via this link. BC Soccer Master Insurance

CMFSC Club technical staff have assembled the basic U8-U12 playing formations and game management guidelines. Please review, and if you have further questions, you may contact Andrea Maloney (Girls Minis) or Esteban Mora (Boys Minis)

CMFSC Mini's Formation and Guidelines (374kb)

Provincial & National Competitions Club Support

Recognizing the commitment and the investment of these teams, as well as the positive outcomes that reflect on the club as a whole, it is important that we establish guidelines for financially supporting their success at provincial or national championships.

Team Travelling Document Resources For Managers & Coaches

Travel Outside of British Columbia

Teams travelling outside of British Columbia are required to complete an Application to Travel Out-of-Province. Completed forms are to be sent to Alfredo Valente - Technical Director for boys teams and Andrea Maloney (Poole) - Head Coach, Girls for girls teams, to submit to our District and BC Soccer on your behalf. BC Soccer requires payment based on the amount of time prior to departure date (all fees paid directly to BC Soccer). Fees must be covered by the team directly - there is no Club reimbursement. Please review the form carefully prior to submitting.