The year of birth determines what age group your child will play in dates start January 1st to December 31st of year of birth.
Youngest players start at 4 years old can play in LTPD (Long Term Player Development) until player reaches 10 years old after which they move into Youth Soccer at age of 13 years and older. We have division 13 year of age (11, 12 & 13) and 18 year age(14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 for both boys and girls. We do however, have a women 19+ division. Our outdoor season starts in May which ends by end of July or August each year depending on age group.
Our players enjoy a summer of fun in our Outdoor season as they and their teams compete in a wide range of leagues. All our players 10 or under play – (Long Term Player Development) LTPD, mixed gender divisions. Playing 3 v 3, 5 v 5, 7 v 7 or 9 v 9 depending on age group. Players once they reach 13 years of age or older, play 11 v 11 and play either in a boys or girls division.
Indoor Soccer is available each year and starts end of November through end of March for players starting in U10, U13 & U18 mixed gender and play indoor games at The AUD, Fairgrounds, Simcoe.
Ryan Cattrysse Memorial Bursary Award offers up to a $500 Bursary which is available to children whom are going into College or University after completing their senior year of High School. The applicant playing in either Indoor or Outdoor, Volunteer to Coach either season or are an Official with SDYSC during the year that they have finished High School can apply for Bursary information see below:
Ryan Cattrysse was Awarded the Bursary Award in 2013. We have renamed our Bursary Award to Ryan Cattrysse Memorial Bursary Award
We would like to share a little information on the wonderful caring person that Ryan was he had a passion for Soccer that our Club and members are so thankful to remember!
Ryan started to play when he was 5 years old and played until he was 18 years old. Ryan became a lineman at a young age. He then was so proud to become a Registered Referee and was a referee for many games in the years that followed. He had such passion for the game whether he was a player or an Official. Ryan set an example to all players and Official young or old to be respectful, kind, caring and to love the game. Ryan was awarded the Jr. Referee for our Club his first year as a Referee, which he was so proud of. Ryan also in his last year of playing soccer with our club was awarded the Bursary Award! We are very proud to honor Ryan in this way as all members of our club who had the pleasure to of know such a remarkable young man will never forget him.
SDYSC Ryan Cattrysse Memorial Bursary Award – Will close July 15 each Soccer Season
Why SDYSC created a Bursary Program?
The SDYSC Ryan Cattrysse Memorial Bursary Program aims to assist SDYSC players,
coaches, or referees financially with their post-education and training goals.
Any member associated with the Simcoe & District Youth Soccer Club in our previous Indoor
season and currant Outdoor season (i.e.: player, coach, referee)
Any male or female in their graduating year from high school
Show proof that he/she has been accepted to an education/training program at an accredited
Please include your full name, address, phone number and email address. The Board of Directors
uses this information to get in touch with you about your application. The Board of Directors might
have additional questions and will notify you by email or by phone of your award should you receive
one. Contact information will only be shared with the Board of Directors and Club Manager.
Selection of Winners:
Candidates will choose from one of the three choices, and submit their application to SDYSC
1. Write a 350–400-word essay as to what the game of soccer means to them, how they have
contributed to our club and what have they learned since joining the SDYSC.
2. Design a poster/brochure that would promote the game of soccer, SDYSC, respect for the game
or soccer cleat program. Entry should include the SDYSC Logo.
3. Create a digital media presentation (i.e.: video, computer generated, photography slide show) that
displays what the game of soccer means to them, or an advertisement that promotes our local club.
Judging will be based on a combination of creativity, clear message, attention to details, completion
and submitted on or before the deadline.
All applications will be presented to the SDYSC Board of Directors, Bursary Award Coordinator and
winner will be announced by Club Manager. The winner will be notified and asked to attend the
NCYSP to be presented with a Bursary Cheque and have photograph taken with a Board member.
The photograph will be added SDYSC web site www.simcoesoccer.ca
The Bursary Award BOD will not be able to award you the total costs associated with your
education/training goal. Individual annual will be $500.00 or possibly be shared with more than one
Please submit your application On or before July 15 of current year (must be if mailed have July 15
or before post marked to: Simcoe & District Youth Soccer Club Inc.
c/o SDYSC Ryan Cattrysse Memorial Bursary Award
P.O. Box 1012
or to Club Manager via email on or before July 15: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concussion Code of Conduct for Athletes and Parents/Guardians (for athletes under 18 year of age) and players in women 19 +, MANDATORY – ONTARIO LAW
I will help prevent concussions by:
- Wearing the proper equipment for my sport and wearing it correctly.
- Developing my skills and strength so that I can participate to the best of my ability.
- Respecting the rules of my sport or activity.
- My commitment to fair play and respect for all* (respecting other athletes, coaches, team trainers and officials).
I will care for my health and safety by taking concussions seriously, and I understand that:
- A concussion is a brain injury that can have both short- and long-term effects.
- A blow to my head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that causes the brain to move around inside the skull may cause a concussion.
- I don’t need to lose consciousness to have had a concussion.
- I have a commitment to concussion recognition and reporting, including self-reporting of possible concussion and reporting to a designated person when and individual suspects that another individual may have sustained a concussion.* (Meaning: If I think I might have a concussion I should stop participating in further training, practice or competition immediately, or tell an adult if I think another athlete has a concussion).
- Continuing to participate in further training, practice or competition with a possible concussion increases my risk of more severe, longer lasting symptoms, and increases my risk of other injuries.
I will not hide concussion symptoms. I will speak up for myself and others.
- I will not hide my symptoms. I will tell a coach, official, team trainer, parent or another adult I trust if I experience any symptoms of concussion.
- If someone else tells me about concussion symptoms, or I see signs they might have a concussion, I will tell a coach, official, team trainer, parent or another adult I trust so they can help.
- I understand that if I have a suspected concussion, I will be removed from sport and that I will not be able to return to training, practice or competition until I undergo a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner and have been medically cleared to return to training, practice or competition.
- I have a commitment to sharing any pertinent information regarding incidents of removal from sport with the athlete’s school and any other sport organization with which the athlete has registered* (Meaning: If I am diagnosed with a concussion, I understand that letting all of my other coaches and teachers know about my injury will help them support me while I recover.)
I will take the time I need to recover, because it is important for my health.
- I understand my commitment to supporting the return-to-sport process* (I will have to follow my sport organization’s Return-to-Sport Protocol).
- I understand I will have to be medically cleared by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner before returning to training, practice or competition.
- I will respect my coaches, team trainers, parents, health-care professionals, and medical doctors and nurse practitioners, regarding my health and safety.
By signing here, I acknowledge that I have fully reviewed and commit to this Concussion Code of Conduct.
Athlete Name: __________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signaure (of athletes who are under 18 years of age): ____________________________
If your sport organization has adopted policies regarding (a) zero-tolerance (b) mandatory disqualification for illegal play that is considered high risk for causing concussions and (c) escalating consequences for violation of the Concussion Code of Conduct, please read and commit to the following section. If the following section does not apply to your sport organization, please disregard.
I will help prevent concussions, through my:
- Commitment to zero-tolerance for prohibited play that is considered high risk for causing concussions*
- Acknowledgement of mandatory expulsion from competition for violating zero-tolerance for prohibited play that is considered high risk for causing concussions (Meaning: I will be disqualified/expelled from play if I violate the zero-tolerance policy). *
- Acknowledgement of the escalating consequences for those who repeatedly violate the Concussion Code of Conduct. *