Which Soccer League is Right for You?

As one term comes to an end, another is just around the corner. The bright side? Another chance to register in that soccer league you’ve been wanting to join! Next semester we have not one, not two… but THREE intramural soccer options for you and your friends to choose from. Each league has a tier for every skill level; whether an experienced player or someone who has always wanted to give soccer a try, we want to see you get involved in the fun that is Intramurals! Keep reading to find out which league is the best fit for your team.

7v7 Handley Cup Soccer


Handley Cup Soccer requires the greatest number of players and is an outdoor league. It is played on turf which makes it less muddy on rainy days. If you like to play on a larger field, with more space and traditional rules—this league is the right one for you! It is important to note that it does require each team to dress a minimum of 5 players to start the game. If you feel like you are spending too much time inside and know you could benefit from some fresh air and activity, I highly recommend the 7v7 Handley Cup Soccer league.
Days-of-Play: Saturday & Sunday
Location: Thunderbird Stadium
Team Size: 8-20
Tiers: Open Tier 1, 2 and 3, Women’s (W2STGN) Tier 1 and 2, CoRec Tier 1 and 2, Just For Fun
Key Dates:
Term 1 Free Agent’s Meeting in 1st Year Residences: Tuesday Sep 10, 2019  – 5:00PM – Place Vanier, Totem Park and Orchard Commons Commonsblock

Term 1 Learn to Play Night: Wednesday Sep 11th, 2019 – 5:00PM – Rashpal Dhillon Track Field   

Term 1 General Free Agent’s Meeting: Thursday Sep 12th, 2019  – 5:00PM – SRC Gyms

Term 1 7v7 Soccer League Registration Closes: Monday, Sep 16th, 2019- 5:00pm

Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Friday, Sep 20th, 2019 – 5:00pm

Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Saturday, Sep 21st, 2019

 

4v4 Mini Soccer


The brand new 4v4 Soccer League combines the small scale and skill-set of Futsal, with the fun of being outdoors on the turf of the new Thunderbird Mini Fields. If you want to be outside, but don’t think you’ll be able to get the commitment from enough players to form a large team—4v4 may be the way to go. This Soccer League will be CoRec Only at this time, which means teams can have a maximum of 2 self-identified men on the field at any time.
Days-of-Play: Tuesday & Thursday Evening
Location: Thunderbird Mini Fields
Tiers: CoRec Tier 1
Key Dates:
Term 1 Free Agent’s Meeting in 1st Year Residences: Tuesday Sep 10, 2019  – 5:00PM – Place Vanier, Totem Park and Orchard Commons Commonsblock

Term 1 Learn to Play Night: Wednesday Sep 11th, 2019 – 5:00PM – Rashpal Dhillon Track Field   

Term 1 General Free Agent’s Meeting: Thursday Sep 12th, 2019  – 5:00PM – SRC Gyms

Term 1 4v4 Soccer League Registration Closes: Tuesday, Sep 17th, 2019- 5:00pm

Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Monday, Sep 23rd, 2019 – 5:00pm

Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Tuesday, Sep 24th, 2019

 

Futsal


Don’t want to be outside? Want to keep your feet dry? Join the Futsal league that is hosted in the Student Recreation Centre. Team spirit is almost as high as the pace of these games, and there is a notable focus on national teams. It is a great league to show off your skills, meet new people, and apply your broad soccer skills to a small-scale environment. There are many tiers to fit your skill set, from Just For Fun to Competitive. An added bonus is that you only need 4 players to start the game, so a smaller number of committed players is all you need!
Days-of-Play: Monday
Location: SRC Gyms
Team Size: 8-20
Tiers: Open Tier 1, Women’s (W2STGN) Tier 1, CoRec Tier 1
Key Dates:
Term 1 Free Agent’s Meeting in 1st Year Residences: Tuesday Sep 10th, 2019  – 5:00PM – Place Vanier, Totem Park and Orchard Commons Commonsblock

Term 1 Learn to Play Night: Wednesday Sep 11th, 2019 – 5:00PM – SRC Gyms

Term 1 General Free Agent’s Meeting: Thursday Sep 12th, 2019  – 5:00PM – SRC Gyms

Term 1 Futsal League Registration Closes: Wednesday, Sep 18th, 2019- 5:00pm

Term 1 Initial Team Roster Submission Deadline: Sunday, Sep 22nd, 2019 – 5:00pm

Term 1 First Possible Day of Play: Monday, Sep 23rd, 2019

 
 
Soccer leagues are popular and tend to fill up very quickly – don’t wait to sign up last minute. Be sure to like the Term 1 Intramurals Registration Facebook event page to stay updated on important dates and deadlines!