Team Placement Process

Team Placement Process

Team Placement Information

The CMFSC Team Placement Process aims to place players where they can play in an environment that promotes a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity and the game. By providing multiple team levels within an age group, we allow players to play where they are assessed based on their level of ability at that moment in time.

Over the course of the season, our Club monitors the placement and development of all players within the Club through team coach mid-season and year-end evaluation submissions, Senior CMF technical staff and Age Group Head Coach observations, and feedback from additional Club programming (eg. Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games). Players are seen at multiple times during the season in a variety of environments and information is collected by a number of different individuals to build a more complete picture of a player and where they belong. We respect and value the opinions we receive and make our decisions on player placement in the best interests of our players and their long-term player development.

CMFSC Club technical staff will determine the number of teams and roster sizes for each age group and level after assessing both the ability and number of the players that register.

Teams will be offered at the following divisions for the 2022-2023 Fall/Winter Season:

Age Group Birth Year Gender Level
Under 4 - Under 7 2019 - 2016 Boys & Girls One level of play
Under 8 2015 Boys & Girls Prospects, Community
Under 9 2014 Boys & Girls Prospects, Community
Under 10 2013 Boys & Girls Prospects, Community
Under 11 2012 Boys & Girls Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 12 2011 Boys & Girls Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 13 2010 Boys & Girls BCSPL, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 14 2009 Boys & Girls BCSPL, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 15 2008 Boys & Girls BCSPL, Metro, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 16 2007 Boys & Girls BCSPL, Metro, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 17 2006 Boys & Girls BCSPL, Metro, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3
Under 18 2005 Boys & Girls BCSPL, Metro, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3

* Metro is no longer offered within the BC Coastal Soccer League for players born after 2008.

** For more information about BCSPL, please click HERE.

Please review the below Team Placement Process for each age group as they may differ for age group and level:

Under 8 - Under 10 Two Streams

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club provides two streams for U8 - U10 League Players: Community Stream (previously known as House) and Prospects Stream (previously known as Development).

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 current 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 development streams, our league teams are more balanced in overall ability which allows for a more productive learning environment and offers all players/teams a chance for success.

Community and Prospects teams are formed at Under 8 based on technical staff identification during the Under 7 Initiation Program, CMFSC Training Programs, and CMFSC Camps. Prospects rosters will have a smaller amount of players to allow for continued movement from the Community stream. Technical staff will work with team officials to provide opportunities for Community stream players to practice and play games with Prospects teams as the season allows. There is no timeline on the player development pathway - each individual athlete is unique. As a result, changes to rosters may be made before, during, or after a season on player placement for all U8 - U10 age groups.

There will not be formal try-out/evaluation dates for these players as all players have been assessed through our year-round program. 

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

Some Guiding Principles

  • Year-round assessment of players by technical staff coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and volunteer coaches.
  • Upward promotion of players with limited downward demotion (typically only to enhance confidence/fun). 
  • Technical Staff support for all volunteer coaches in the age group.

Any technical questions, can be directly to:

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club will form the following divisions for Under 11 and Under 12 for the 2022-2023 season:

Under 11 (2012) Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 (Community)
Under 12 (2011) Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 (Community)

Our Team Placement Process is explained below for the following groups:

  • Current CMFSC 2021-2022 Under 10 Development (2012) & Under 11 Division 1 & 2 (2011) Players
  • Current CMFSC 2021-2022 Under 10 House/Community (2012) & Under 11 Division 3/Community (2011) Players
  • Out of Club Players

Please review all information below carefully.

Current CMFSC Under 10 Development (2012) and Under 11 Division 1 & 2 (2011) Team Placement Process:

Players currently registered with a CMFSC Team for the 2021-2022 season have been and will continue to be monitored by Team Coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches in the following environments: 

  • CMFSC Team Practices
  • CMFSC Team Games
  • CMFSC Additional Programming (Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games)

CMFSC Under 10 Development (2012) and Under 11 Division 1 & 2 (2011) players wanting to be considered for selection to Under 11 - Under 12 Division 1 & 2 must register for the 2022-2023 season on Power Up no later than February 25th, 2022. Registration will open on February 15th, 2022. There will not be formal try-out/evaluation dates for these players as all players have been assessed through our year-round program. 

Under 11 - Under 12 Division 1 & 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of March. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 

Current CMFSC Under 10 House (2012) & Under 11 (2011) House Team Placement Process:

Players currently registered with a CMFSC Team for the 2021-2022 season have been and will continue to be monitored by Team Coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches in the following environments: 

  • CMFSC Team Practices
  • CMFSC Team Games
  • CMFSC Additional Programming (Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games)

Players wanting to be considered for selection to Under 11 - Under 12 Division 1 & 2 must register for the 2022-2023 season on Power Up no later than February 25th, 2022. Registration will open on February 15th, 2022.

Under 11 - Under 12 Division 1 & 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of March. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 

Player Identification Session
While most rosters will be formed based on our year-round evaluation process, we will also provide players at the House level with an optional Player Identification Session. Identified players from this session will be invited to a second session. Players that do not attend will still be considered for placement at Division 1 and Division 2 through the above identification process. CMFSC House players wanting to attend the Player Identification Session must complete registration which will open February 1, 2022. There is no cost to attend. Please view the Under 11 & Under 12 Identification Sessions Schedule below. 

Out of Club Players Team Placement Process:

CMFSC will host an Identification Session for players that are not currently registered with CMFSC for the 2021-2022 season, that are interested in playing at the Division 1 or Division 2 level. Identified players from this session will be invited to additional sessions. All Out of Club Players must register on Power Up for the Identification Session. To register, create an account and add your child on Power Up. Click in the registration centre and select "Out of Club Identification U11 or U12 Session". The cost is $25 and is non-refundable. If a player accepts a spot on any CMFSC for the 2022-2023 season, the $25 will be applied to the registration fees. Registration will open on February 10th. 

Under 11 - Under 12 Division 1 & 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of March. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 

Under 11 & Under 12 Identification Sessions Schedule:

*CMFSC Under 10 Development (2012) and Under 11 Division 1 and 2 2021-2022 players are not invited to attend these sessions. 

Session  Age Group Gender Birth Year Date Time Location
Session 1 - OPEN Under 11 Boys 2012 February 11, 2022 5:15pm Town Centre North
Session 2 - Invite Only Under 11 Boys 2012 February 14, 2022 5:15pm Town Centre North
Session 1 - OPEN Under 11 Girls 2012 February 11, 2022 5:15pm Town Centre Fridge
Session 2 - Invite Only Under 11 Girls 2012 February 14, 2022 5:15pm Town Centre Cunnings
Session 1 - OPEN Under 12 Boys 2011 February 11, 2022 6:30pm Town Centre North
Session 2 - Invite Only Under 12 Boys 2011 February 14, 2022 6:30pm Town Centre North
Session 1 - OPEN Under 12 Girls 2011 February 11, 2022 6:30pm Town Centre Fridge
Session 2 - Invite Only Under 12 Girls 2011 February 14, 2022 6:30pm Town Centre 

Registration deadline for Under 11 - Under 12 Division 3 is June 1st. At that time we will review the number of registrations at those ages and start forming teams.

Players not selected to Division 1 or 2, will be placed on a roster within the Community/Division 3 level. Consideration for Division 3 team placement will be based on:

  • Returning CMFSC players
  • Non-CMFSC players
  • Coach input on player selection

Age groups may sell-out prior to the June 1st deadline based on roster maximums for those age groups. We encourage all interested players to register as early as possible (and not wait for the deadline). If we are not be able to place Division 3 players due to the registration and team maximum limits, players will be notified immediately. 

All requests received for player placement within Division 3 will be reviewed but there is no guarantee that they will be granted.

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club will form the following divisions for Under 13 for the 2022-2023 season:

Under 13 (2010) BCSPL Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Our Team Placement Process is explained below for the following groups:

  • Current CMFSC Under 12 Division 1 & Division 2 (2010) Players
  • Current CMFSC Under 12 House/Community (2010) Players
  • Out of Club Players

Please review all information below carefully.

Current CMFSC Under 12 Division 1 & Division 2 (2010) Team Placement Process

Players currently registered with a CMFSC Team for the 2021-2022 season have been and will continue to be monitored by Team Coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches in the following environments:

  • CMFSC Team Practices
  • CMFSC Team Games
  • CMFSC Additional Programming (Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games)

Players wanting to be considered for selection to Under 13 Division 1 & 2 must register for the 2022-2023 season on Power Up no later than February 25th, 2022. Registration will open on February 15th, 2022. There will not be formal try-out/evaluation dates for these players as all players have been assessed through our year-round program.

Under 13 Division 1 & 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email the second week of March. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer.

Current CMFSC Under 12 House/Community (2010) Team Placement Process

Players currently registered with a CMFSC Team for the 2021-2022 season have been and will continue to be monitored by Team Coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches in the following environments:

  • CMFSC Team Practices
  • CMFSC Team Games
  • CMFSC Additional Programming (Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games)

Players wanting to be considered for selection to Under 13 Division 1 & 2 must register for the 2022-2023 season on Power Up no later than February 25th, 2022. Registration will open on February 15th, 2022.

Under 13 Division 1 & 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of March. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer.

Player Identification Session
While most rosters will be formed based on our year-round evaluation process, we will also provide players at the House level with an optional Player Identification Session. Identified players from this session will be invited to a second session. Players that do not attend will still be considered for placement at Division 1 and Division 2 through the above identification process. CMFSC House players wanting to attend the Player Identification Session must complete registration (registration will open February 1, 2022). There is no cost to attend. Please view the Under 13 Identification Sessions Schedule below.

Out of Club Players Team Placement Process

CMFSC will host an Identification Session for players that are not currently registered with CMFSC for the 2021-2022 season, that are interested in playing at the Division 1 or Division 2 level. Identified players from this session will be invited to additional sessions. All Out of Club Players must register on Power Up for the Identification Session. To register, create an account and add your child on Power Up. Click in the registration centre and select "Out of Club Identification U13 Session". The cost is $25 and is non-refundable. If a player accepts a spot on any CMFSC for the 2022-2023 season, the $25 will be applied to the registration fees. Registration will open on February 10th.

Under 13 Division 1 & 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of March. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer.

Under 13 Identification Sessions Schedule

*CMFSC U12 Division 1 & Division 2 2021-2022 players are not invited to attend these sessions.

Session Age Group Birth Year Gender Date Time Location
Session 1 Under 13 2010 Boys February 28th, 2022 5:00pm Town Centre North & Cunnings
Session 1 Under 13 2010 Girls February 25th 5:00pm Town Centre North

Registration deadline for Under 13 - Under 18 Division 3 is June 1st. At that time we will review the number of registrations at those ages and start forming teams.

Players not selected to Metro, Division 1 or 2, will be placed on a roster within the Division 3 level. Consideration for Division 3 team placement will be based on:

  • Returning CMFSC players
  • Non-CMFSC players
  • Coach input on player selection

Age groups may sell-out prior to the June 1st deadline based on roster maximums for those age groups. We encourage all interested players to register as early as possible (and not wait for the deadline). If we are not be able to place Division 3 players due to the registration and team maximum limits, players will be notified immediately. 

All requests received for player placement within Division 3 will be reviewed but there is no guarantee that they will be granted.

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club will form the following divisions for Under 14 - 18 for the 2022-2023 season:

Under 14 (2009) BCSPL Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Under 15 (2008) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Under 16 (2007) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Under 17 (2006) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Under 18 (2005) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Our Under 14 - Under 18 Metro & Division 1 Team Placement Process is explained below for the following groups:

  • Current CMFSC Players
  • Out of Club Players

Please review all information below carefully.


Current CMFSC Players Team Placement Process:

Players currently registered with a CMFSC Team for the 2021-2022 season have been and will continue to be monitored by Team Coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches in the following environments: 

  • CMFSC Team Practices
  • CMFSC Team Games
  • CMFSC Additional Programming (Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games)

Returning players wanting to be considered for selection to Under 14 - Under 18 Division 1 and Metro must register for the 2022-2023 season on Power Up no later than March 1, 2022. Registration will open on February 15th, 2022. There will not be formal try-out/evaluation dates for these players as all players have been assessed through our year-round program. 

Under 14 - Under 18 Division 1 and Metro team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of April. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 


Out of Club Players Team Placement Process:

CMFSC will host an Identification Session for players that are not currently registered with CMFSC for the 2021-2022 season, that are interested in playing at Metro or Division 1 for Under 14 - Under 18. Identified players from this session will be invited into team training sessions that will run late February and early March. All Out of Club Players must register on Power Up. To register, create an account and add your child on Power Up. Click in the registration centre and select "Out of Club Identification U14 - U18 Session." The cost is $25 and is non-refundable. If a player accepts a spot on any CMFSC for the 2022-2023 season, the $25 will be applied to the registration fees. Registration will open on February 10th. 

Under 14 - Under 18 Metro and Division 1 team rosters will be confirmed by email the first week of April. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 

Out of Club Identification Session Schedule 

*This session is only for players not currently registered with CMFSC for the 2021-2022 season. 

Age Group Gender Birth Year Level Date Time Location
U14 Girls 2009 Division 1 February 25, 2022 6:00pm Town Centre North
U14 Boys 2009 Division 1 February 28, 2022 6:00pm Town Centre Cunnings & North
U15 Girls 2008 Metro/Division 1 February 25, 2022 6:00pm Town Centre North
U15 Boys 2008 Metro/Division 1 February 28, 2022 6:00pm Town Centre Cunnings & North
U16 Girls 2007 Metro/Division 1 February 25, 2022 6:00pm Town Centre North
U16 Boys 2007 Metro/Division 1 February 28, 2022 6:00pm Town Centre Cunnings & North
U17 Girls 2006 Metro/Division 1 February 25, 2022 7:00pm Town Centre North
U17 Boys 2006 Metro/Division 1 February 28, 2022 7:00pm Town Centre Cunnings & North
U18 Girls 2005 Metro/Division 1 February 25, 2022 7:00pm Town Centre North
U18 Boys 2005 Metro/Division 1 February 28, 2022 7:00pm Town Centre Cunnings & North

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club will form the following divisions for Under 14 - Under 18 teams for the 2022-2023 season:

Under 14 (2009) BCSPL Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Under 15 (2010) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2  Division 3
Under 16 (2009) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Under 17 (2008) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Divisino 2 Division 3
Under 18 (2007) BCSPL Metro Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Our Under 14 - Under 18 Division 2 Team Placement Process is explained below for the following groups:

  • Current CMFSC Players
  • Out of Club Players

Please review all information below carefully. 

Current CMFSC Players Team Placement Process:

Players currently registered with a CMFSC Team for the 2021-2022 season have been and will continue to be monitored by Team Coaches, Age Group Head Coaches, and CMFSC Technical Staff Coaches in the following environments: 

  • CMFSC Team Practices
  • CMFSC Team Games
  • CMFSC Additional Programming (Training Program, Camps, Prospects Games)

Returning CMFSC players wanting to be considered for selection to Under 14 - Under 18 Division 2 are required to register for the upcoming season on Power Up and attend the Player Identification Session dates below. All players register for Division 3 and then are manually updated after team rosters are selected. The Player Identification Session schedule can be viewed below. All returning CMFSC players (division 2 & 3) must register to attend the session by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/ka7TTWHm56

Under 14 - Under 18 Division 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email by April 30th, 2022. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 


Out of Club Players Team Placement Process:

CMFSC will host an Identification Session for players that are not currently registered with CMFSC for the 2021-2022 season, that are interested in playing at Division 2 Under 14 - Under 18. Identified players from this session will be invited to the second session. All Out of Club Players must register on Power Up. To register, create an account and add your child on Power Up. Click in the registration centre and select "Out of Club Identification U14 - U18 Session." The cost is $25 and is non-refundable. If a player accepts a spot on any CMFSC for the 2022-2023 season, the $25 will be applied to the registration fees. The Player Identification Session schedule can be viewed below. Registration will open on February 10th. 

Under 14 - Under 18 Division 2 team rosters will be confirmed by email by April 30th, 2022. Players will have 24 hours to accept the placement offer. 


Under 14 - Under 18 Division 2 Identification Session Schedule:

Age Group Gender Session Level Date Time Location
U14 - 2009 Girls Open Division 2 April 9th 9:00am - 10:15am Charles Best
U14 - 2009GirlsInvite OnlyDivision 2April 22nd5:00pm - 6:15pmTown Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U15 - 2008 Girls Open  Division 2 April 9th 10:00am - 11:15am Charles Best
U15 - 2008GirlsInvite OnlyDivision 2April 22nd6:15pm - 7:30pmTown Centre Mobilio 
U16 - 2007 Girls Open Division 2 April 13th 5:15pm - 6:30pm Charles Best
U16 - 2007GirlsInvite OnlyDivision 2April 20th5:15pm - 6:30pmCharles Best
U17 - 2006 Girls Open Division 2 April 9th  11:00am - 12:15pm Charles Best
U17 - 2006GirlsInvite OnlyDivision 2April 22nd6:15pm - 7:30pmTown Centre Fridge
U18 - 2005 Girls Open Division 2 April 13th 6:30pm - 7:45pm Charles Best 
U18 - 2005 Girls Invite Only Division 2 April 20th 6:30pm - 7:45pm Charles Best


Age Group Gender Session Level Date Time Location
U14 - 2009 Boys Open Division 2 April 11th 5:00pm - 6:15pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U14 - 2009BoysInvite OnlyDivision 2April 24th9:00am - 10:15amTown Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U15 - 2008 Boys Open Division 2 April 11th 6:15pm - 7:30pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U15 - 2008BoysInvite OnlyDivision 2April 24th10:15am - 11:30amTown Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U16 - 2007 Boys Open Division 2 April 12th 5:15pm - 6:15pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U16 - 2007BoysInvite OnlyDivision 2April 24th11:30am - 12:45pmTown Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U17 - 2006 Boys Open Division 2 April 12th 6:15pm - 7:15pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U17 - 2006 Boys Invite Only Division 2 April 24th 12:45pm - 2:00pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U18 - 2005 Boys Open Division 2 April 12th 6:15pm - 7:15pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge
U18 - 2005 Boys Invite Only Division 2 April 24th 12:45pm - 2:00pm Town Centre Mobilio & Fridge