FAQ

When do I register?

Registration takes place in early January for the upcoming Spring Footie season.  Registration is ongoing until divisions fill.  Place your name on the wait list if your division fills.

How do I Register?

You can register online (www.vancouver.ca) or in person at Britannia Community Services Centre (1661 Napier Street, Vancouver).  We strongly encourage online registration as many divisions fill up quickly.

How can I pay?

When paying online, you must pay via credit card.  When paying in person, we accept credit card, debit or cash.

REFUNDS?

Due to the challenging task of placing players on teams, refunds will be issued up to March 26, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after this date – no exceptions.

What division do I register my child in?

Divisions are age based (see Program). For Mini Micros, Beginners, Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2, players must be the minimum age by the end date of the program.  For Advanced, Super Advanced and Senior Super Advanced, players must be the minimum age for the division by December 31 of that year. (This policy was changed in 2017 to accommodate players with late birthdays).

My Child's Division is Full. What now?

If the division you want to register in is full, place your child on the waiting list.  If there is any movement (ie:  another child withdraws or refunds out) we will contact you.  We continue to contact wait listed players right up until the start of the program.

WHEN WILL I HEAR FROM MY CHILD’S COACH?

You should receive an email and phone call from your coach by Wednesday April 5, 2017.  If you do not, email britfootie2017@gmail.com.  It is likely that we have incorrect contact information for you so please be patient!

WHEN DO MY CHILD’S GAME AND PRACTICES START, AND WHERE DO THESE TAKE PLACE?

All schedules are posted on this website and are updated throughout the season.  Note:  Teams usually meet the week prior for a “Meet & Greet” practice on your regular practice day/time.  Your coach will provide details.  The “Season Schedule” is an overview of all the games, practices and locations for the season.  The “Tournament Schedule” takes place the last 2 weeks of the program.  Expect to spend more time at the field the last 2 Saturdays of the program as we will be in tournament format.

CAN I PICK THE TEAM MY CHILD PLAYS ON?

No, team placement requests are not accepted. All team placements are random but also carefully based on age, gender and experience. The one exception is for siblings – parents can request to have siblings that are registered in the same division, on the same team or NOT on the same team. This must be done via email to britfootie2017@gmail.com by January 31.

CAN I REQUEST A COACH?

No, as with team placement requests, requests for particular coaches cannot be accommodated.

CAN I CHANGE TEAMS?

No, although teams are seemingly random, a lot of thought goes into balancing the teams as much as possible. Switching teams or fields is not permitted.

DO WE PLAY & PRACTICE IN THE RAIN?

Micro Footie takes place rain, shine, snow or even on the rare occasion when the Canucks make the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!  Please consider games and practices to be on regardless of weather conditions and dress your player appropriately. On the very rare occasion that a game and/or practice must be cancelled (usually due to lightning or field conditions), your coach will attempt to contact you as soon as they can. Most often, you will find out when you get to the field.  For those who have access to Twitter or our website, updates will be posted as they occur.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES MY PLAYER NEED?

Micro Footie provides all the necessary equipment (soccer balls, nets, cones as well as a team t-shirt) but we do strongly recommend that each player wear shin guards and cleats. You can find them at many sports stores in the Lower Mainland. Weather appropriate gear is also recommended such as rain jackets, sun hats and sunscreen along with a water bottle!

CAN I LEAVE MY CHILD ON THE FIELD WITH HIS/HER COACH?

Please do NOT leave your player unattended at the field during practices or games. Coaches are responsible for the entire team while they are on the field.  Coaches are only responsible for coaching related activities (for example, will not escort a player to the washroom). If you must leave the practice or game, it is your responsibility to assign a friend, relative or another parent on the team to be responsible for your child. Please advise the coach of this ahead of time.

HOW DO I BECOME A COACH?

Britannia Micro Footie’s success is largely due to its amazing volunteer coaches!  Apply to become a coach by emailing:  britfootie2017@gmail.com.  No coaching experience required, training is provided.  You must be 16yrs+.  A police record check will be required before you begin coaching.  Check our website under “About – Coaches and Referees.”

HOW DO I BECOME A REFEREE?

Many of our referees are youth who are participating in the program or who have a soccer background.  Apply to become a youth referee by emailing:  britfootie2017@gmail.com.  We begin the recruitment of Referees in early January.  Check our website under “About – Coaches and Referees.”

HOW DO I BECOME A SPONSOR?

Join our growing group of Micro Footie sponsor donors!  Support and promote physical activity for kids on the Eastside!  Sponsor one of our 16 World Cup countries!  For more information check our website under “Sponsorship” or email Lori Moretto, Britannia Recreation Programmer at lori.moretto@vancouver.ca.