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SKGCA stands for South Keys Greenboro Community Association.
The SKGCA Soccer program is a volunteer run soccer program that works in concert with the SKGCA to provide a total of 336 children ranging from 4 through 10 an opportunity to play parent-led recreational soccer every year.
To learn more about the program please see our About page.
SKGCA Soccer offers a parent led community-base soccer program at an extremely affordable cost that is heavily supported by business sponsors. Our largest sponsor Tim Horton's donates through the Tim Horton's Timbit Soccer Program a team shirt, shorts, socks, medal and soccer ball for each player.
SKGCA Soccer is run by a small group of highly committed volunteer coordinators that work numerous hours during and in between the season to make the program an annual success.
Coordinators plan and execute the entire registration process, work with sponsors, reserve soccer fields and much more.
If you have a SKGCA Soccer question that is not answered in this FAQ, or simply want to contact SKGCA Soccer, then please use our Contact Us page.
The SKGCA Facebook page provides news, events and information on the SKGCA Soccer program and other programs throughout the South Keys Greenboro Community.
We plan on providing a French version of this site in the future.
Online registration starts on March 3!
IMPORTANT: There will be NO in person registration at Greenboro
IMPORTANT: Spaces are extremely limited so please register as soon as possible after registration opens to ensure players get a spot.
The program costs $60 per player.
Players must be born after May 15, 2013 and before May 15, 2020 to play in the program.
Online payments can be made via Credit Card or Visa Debit:
Each registration is restricted to 3 players per age group.
If you need to register more than this amount please Contact Us.
IMPORTANT: Spaces are extremely limited at 112 players per age group, so please register as soon as possible after registration opens to ensure players get a spot.
Tournament is June 8
Tournament rain date is June 15
IMPORTANT: Individual photos will not be taken, there will be no retakes due to absences, and team photos will available at My Photos once all age groups are taken and processed (an email will be sent when they are ready for viewing).
IMPORTANT: These dates assume that the City of Ottawa has cleared the opening of soccer fields throughout the City and as such are subject to change if for example fields take longer than usual to recover from Winter thaw.
The entire season is played in 6 weeks. This offers 12 games and includes a tournament.
As the season is just 6 weeks, we always play games/practices on holidays.
Unless an email is sent out beforehand stating a session is canceled (rarely and only in extreme cases), please come out with proper clothing (and umbrellas for parents) as cancelations are typically game time and made at the field.
Unless an email is sent out beforehand stating a session is canceled (rarely and only in extreme cases), please come out with extra water for your child so that they remain hydrated and play (as safety and health are paramount).
For 4-5 and 6-7 shin guards are highly suggested (to avoid painful kicks as players learn to kick a ball).
For 8-10 shin guards are highly recommended (especially considering that players wear cleats at this age group).
For 4-5 and 6-7 soccer cleats are NOT allowed and running shoes are HIGHLY recommended.
For 8-10 soccer cleats are HIGHLY recommended although running shoes are sufficient.
Running shoes typically have a curve that lifts up in the front and ideally have deep / sufficient tread to have good traction on grass surfaces.
Flat walking shoes, high tops and court shoes should be AVOIDED as there is little traction on grass and they can be dangerous especially when fields are wet.
Generally speaking - Yes! Head coaches and assistant coaches are parent led volunteers.
If we do not have at least one parent head coach, and assistant coach per team then we cannot run the program
No. Although soccer experience can be beneficial it is not required to coach recreational soccer. In fact, coaches with prior experience need to be mindful that the program is non-competitive and is played primarily to have fun.
In addition, there will be a coaches information session at least a few days prior to start of the season.
Yes. Each head coach will be assigned an assistant coach.
Ottawa PRC's applications are requested online for FREE for Volunteer organizations like SKGCA.
IMPORTANT: PRC's are valid for 2 years and must be renewed if older than 2 years as of May 1st.
IMPORTANT: For the SKGCA letter please download it here and print it before you start.
Tips to help complete the online application:
In the case that there are more coaches than necessary to support a certain age group, parents that offered to volunteer with another parents but are not selected to help cannot be guaranteed their set of children will play together due to the complex nature of the algorithm that constructs the teams.
The process of selecting the coaches is random and cannot be changed.
Yes. At least one parent/guardian must remain for the duration of every game/practice.
A parent/guardian needs to be present to escort their child to a washroom, to help comfort them (if necessary), in the unfortunate event of injury, etc.
While some young players may need to be with their parent/guardian, having players with their parents/guardians can at times make it difficult to substitute players onto the field as they may be distracted or may be conversing with their parent/guardian.