frequently asked questions
If you are not able to find your answers here, please consult the appropriate Coordinator
as listed under our “Contact Us”.
I don't have a credit card or online access to register, how can I register online?
We will only be accepting Visa and Mastercard as method of payments. If you are without online access or credit cards, please ask a friend, relative, employer or via your local library or online with a pre paid credit card which can be purchased at many local establishments eg. Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc…
What equipment do I need for my child?
You are responsible for purchasing soccer boots and shin guards for your child. Uniforms (jersey, shorts and socks) and a ball will be provided by the club.
Suggested footwear but not mandatory
Players can wear the following combinations
U6 Boys - Indoor Soccer Shoes or good non marking soles runners for gym floor surface (practice and games)
U7 Boys - Indoor Soccer Shoes or good non marking soles runners for gym floor surface (practice)
U7 Boys - Soccer Cleats for Indoor Soccer Turf or good runners (games)
U6 Girls - Indoor Soccer Shoes or good non marking soles runners for gym floor surface (practice)
U6 Girls - Soccer Cleats for Indoor Soccer Turf or good runners (games)
U7 Girls - Indoor Soccer Shoes or good non marking soles runners for gym floor surface (practice)
U7 Girls - Soccer Cleats for Indoor Soccer Turf or good runners (games)
U8 Girls - Indoor Soccer Shoes or good non marking soles runners for gym floor surface (practice and games)
***Players are to wear shin guards to every practice and games****
Please consider purchasing your soccer equipment at Soccer Express located at #10-75 Blue Mountain Street
Mention you are registered with Cliff Avenue United FC to receive a 10% discount!
All other age groups will need soccer boots.
Do boys and girls play on the same team?
Our club is the only boys and girls club in Burnaby. We have separate boys and girls teams. The only coed age group is U5.
How long is the soccer season?
The season starts in September and ends in late February. The U5 program has two 8 week sessions. One in the Fall (end of September till November), and one in the Winter (beginning of January till end of February). We also offer a Spring Development sessions for U5-U10 that run from April till June.
What times are the games?
Boys play Saturdays and girls on Sundays.
When are my practices?
Practices will be scheduled after your child is set on a team. It is the coaches discretion as to when practices are scheduled. For house teams (U6- U10) if you have a personal conflict with the practice time, we will accommodate you by finding another team from that age group for you to practice with, however, your child must play games with their assigned team. We are not able to accept team requests unless it has to do with a medical issue. All practices are located in the North Burnaby area.
Are all games indoors?
U6 and U7 Girls play their games at Canlan Indoor Soccer Centre.
U8 Girls play their games at Fortius or Burnaby North High School Gym
U9-U18 Girls Play outdoors.
U6 Boys Play their games indoors at Fortius or Burnaby North High School Gym.
U7 Boys Play their games at Canlan Indoor Soccer Centre.
U8-U18 Boys Play Outdoors
Do we practice indoor or outdoor?
All U6 and U7 Boys Practice indoors. All other teams practice outdoors.
All U6,U7 and U8 Girls Practice indoors. All other teams practice outdoors.
When will I found out what team my child is on?
House teams ( U6-U10) will be finalized by the end of August. If you have not been contacted by the first week of September, please contact your age group coordinator directly by clicking here.
What does the registration fee include?
Registration fee includes a brand new Adidas uniform kit (jersey, shorts and socks) and a new Adidas soccer ball to keep as well as access to our technical development programs and goalie training. All players U5-U18 will receive a complete Adidas uniform package (shorts, shirt and socks) which they will keep at the end of the season. New registrants will receive a complete uniform package (shorts,shirt and socks and ball) House uniforms are on a two year rotation that you will keep and use the following year.
When do I pick up my uniform?
Uniforms will be distributed by your coach the first week of practice before the first game. Alternatively, the club may set up a pick up time for uniforms.
What does U stand for? eg. U6, U11
The U stands for ‘Under’. So if your child is 5 years old this year, then he or she plays at the U6 level. If they turn 10 this year, then they are U11 players.
What is house league and what is divisional?
House players (where we mix all kids regardless of the player’s skills) are the U6 to U10 level (U11 house boys and U11 and U12 house girls). All other divisional teams (U11 to U18) are segregated based on the skill level of the player.
What is your refund policy?
A full refund will be provided if your child is not placed on a team. A full refund (less a $50.00 admin fee) will be provided if you cancel your child’s registration by August 31st. A fifty percent refund less the cost of the uniform and ball will be provided if your cancel your child’s registration between September 1st and September 30th. No refund will be provided for any cancellations after September 30th. Cancellation notice must be provided in writing by letter or email to the registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org