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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page – here you can find answers to common questions regarding our programs. If you can’t find the answer to your question here, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

House League FAQ’s

Registration is done online. Select the appropriate house league age division from the drop-down menu above and look for the registration link. You will have an option to choose your team.

Winter House League registration opens in July. Summer House League registration opens in January. We recommend you register early to avoid waitlists. Our House League tends to sell out quickly.

Winter House League games are played on Sundays at Lakeshore Collegiate Turf Field (350 Kipling Ave). For the House League game time schedule check our House League webpage. Winter House League runs from mid- November to mid – April.

All Summer House League games are played on Wednesdays, at Bloordale School Field (10 Toledo Rd), 6:30pm-7:30pm. Summer house League starts after May 24 weekend and runs until the end of the August. For exact dates refer to our website.

We would like to offer any parent looking for a bit of fun and banter to join us in our House League as one of our House League team coaches.

What does being a volunteer House League Team coach entail?
• support and encourage your team
• cheer your team
• manage player substitution
• do player attendance before the games
• have fun

This is a great opportunity to share fun soccer moments with your child, other players on your team and have fun with our RYFC coaches.

Since you can choose your team just make sure that you all register for the same team (i.e Navy, Royal, Orange, Purple and etc.) In the case that a team doesn’t have enough players we will move the players on another team. If possible we will keep the players together. Remember, making new friends via playing soccer is a great experience for a child.

We cannot move a player into an older age division to honour requests of this sort. This would be unfair to other players, who legitimately belong in that age division, who may be turned away to accommodate the younger player. In rare circumstances, however, if one division is full and the next-oldest age division is in need of players, the Club may – at its discretion – move one or more players up into the older age division, with the agreement of the parents. But we will not accept registrations that are dependent upon this or any other condition.

There are no refunds. For more details please see our refund policy.

No make up sessions due to game cancellations, bad weather, missed games or “act of God” (i.e. pandemic outbreak, natural disasters and etc) .

All cancellations due to weather will be announced ONLY on our website and Social Media:

Option 1: Our website, visit following page for updates www.royalyorkfc.com/rainouts. You can access this page from our home page as well.

Option 2: Our Instagram account. Follow us on Social Media: @royalyorkfc.

Players will receive one (1) game jersey and must provide their own shorts and socks (subject to change).

Shin guards are mandatory at all ages (including goalkeepers).

Footwear: Soccer cleats or turf shoes are recommended for both indoor (turf) and outdoor play for safety reasons, however running shoes are acceptable. Open toed shoes and sandals are not permitted.

Jewelry: No jewelry of any kind is permitted.

Due to safety and liability concerns, no player will be allowed to take part in a game, under any circumstances, unless they are wearing shinguards.

Our coaches have been advised that there are to be no exceptions to this rule, so please be mindful of this fact when preparing for each game.

The player should arrive in a proper soccer attire: RYFC House League jersey, shorts, socks, cleats, turf shoes or running shoes. No skirts, pants, jeans and etc.

Players are reminded it is important to bring plenty of water to the game regardless of the weather/indoor or outdoor play. Don’t forget your sunscreen and insect repellent when playing outdoors!

Great! We recommend all our players to sign up for one of our grassroots technical programs i.e. Mini Masters, Football School, Footskills or Little Champs. Signing up for technical training sessions is a great way to complement your House League experience and develop your skills.

Grassroots Technical Program FAQ’s

Grassroots Technical Programs are the core soccer programs at Royal York FC, i.e. Tiny Tots, Mini Masters, Football School, Little Champs. The focus of these programs is soccer training and development. We believe that every players should develop to the best of their abilities.
Grassroots programs run all year around in blocks of 6 weeks and 4 weeks.

Registration is done online. Select the technical program from the drop-down menu above and look for the registration link.

Indoor season – October – April: all our training sessions are run in the gyms in south Etobicoke.
Summer season – May – September: Our training sessions are run on grass fields i.e. Bloordale School Field and Centennial Park.
For details refer to session schedule on your program webpage.

There are no refunds. For more details please see our refund policy.

All cancellations due to weather will be announced ONLY on website and Social Media:

Option 1: Our website, visit following page for updates www.royalyorkfc.com/rainouts. You can access this page from our home page as well.

Option 2: Our Instagram account. Follow us on Social Media: @royalyorkfc.

New players will receive one (1) jersey and must provide their own shorts and socks.

Shin guards are mandatory at all ages (including goalkeepers).

Footwear:
• Indoor season—gyms: Indoor soccer shoes or running shoes. No cleats on hardwood floors.
• Outdoor summer season Soccer cleats or turf shoes are recommended for safety reasons, however running shoes are acceptable. Open toed shoes and sandals are not permitted.

Jewelry: No jewelry of any kind is permitted.

The player should arrive in a proper soccer attire: RYFC training jersey, shorts, socks, cleats, proper footwear (see previous question). No skirts, pants, jeans and etc. Players are reminded it is important to bring plenty of water to the game regardless of the weather/indoor or outdoor play. Don’t forget your sunscreen and insect repellent when playing outdoors!

Due to safety and liability concerns, no player will be allowed to train, under any circumstances, unless they are wearing shinguards.

Our coaches have been advised that there are to be no exceptions to this rule, so please be mindful of this fact when preparing for each game.