FAQ's

Summer Season FAQ's

House League

What do my summer registration fees include?
* One session per week for U4, U5 & U6  
* U8 & U10 (twice-a-week program)
* U12 one game night
* U13/U15 +Soccer for Life one game night


When does the summer season start? 
*Monday May 20th see full calendar

When does the summer season end?
* Programs end the last week of July
 
How do we know if soccer is cancelled?
Rain policy
Antigonish Celtics Soccer will make every attempt to field a full program of soccer but will take into account the following:
Weather – Soccer will not be cancelled for light rain.  Cancellations will be left up to the discretion of the Recreation committee and may include the following:

Lightning
Unseasonably cold/wet conditions
Poor field conditions
Field closure – Any closure of the soccer fields by the Town of Antigonish will result in cancellation of all programs scheduled.  Consideration will also be taken for the age group scheduled.
 
Cancellations will be posted on our website/ facebook and notices to The Hawk/ 98.9 XFM.  We will try to post  by 5pm
 
What do House League soccer players wear in the summer?
* Jerseys are provided by the soccer club.   The U4/U5/U6 and U8 groups are sponsored by Tim Horton's.  Each player will receive a ball, jersey, socks, shorts.  A ball  and a medal will be passed out at the end of the season. 
* The U10 group is sponsored by Aliant.  Each player will be given a shirt which will be  passed back in at the end of the season.
* Appropriate footwear.  U4, U5 & U6 players can wear sturdy sneakers or soccer cleats.
* U8 and up players must wear soccer cleats for safety reasons.  Soccer shin pads are mandatory and will ensure your child doesn't get hurt. We recommend shin pads that include ankle protection. The shin pads are worn under soccer socks.


What should we bring to outdoor soccer?
* Unbreakable water bottle
* Sunscreen
* Pants and jacket or sweatshirt if the weather is cool
* Insect repellent, if desired


Are there washroom facilities at the fields?

* The Central Sports Field has a portable toilet on site but just to make sure get your child to use the washroom before coming to soccer.
* Columbus field has a washroom on site.
* The Jr. High School has no washroom facility. 


Registration Options: 

  • Online payment with VISA or MasterCard. *Note - Online registration is highly encouraged! Begins on April 1st. One lucky registrant will win their payment back.  Draw made on July 1st.
  • Print the registration form and mail in your completed form and payment to PO Box 1182, Antigonish, N.S. B2G 2L6 or call Susan at 863-1383 Registration is not complete until payment is received in full for all registrations.
  • If you still have Aliant jerseys  from last year please drop them off at registration or give them to Susan.

Late Fee:
A $20.00 late fee will be charged after April 30th for House League (Recreational soccer) registration only.  The late fee will be waived if the player produces a post-secondary student ID.

 Payment: 

  • Players MUST be fully registered (fees paid) 48 hours BEFORE attending competitive team tryouts, practices or programs.
  • If you are registering 3 or more children in the house league program you are entitled to a 10% family discount. Discounts will be deducted off your registration.
  • Player acceptance for any program is not considered complete until full payment is received
  • There will be a $20 charge for cheques returned by your financial institution.

* Exceptions may be granted for participants requesting funding through agencies (e.g., KidSport). To discuss payment options, contact the office  at antigonishminorsoccer@hotmail.com  or call Susan at 863-1383

  • Refund Policy  can be found under the “Documents and  Policies” Tab

  Competitive

How do I find out about competitive teams and coaches?
As soon as the coaches have been assigned to teams their name and contact information will be put on the web site.  Also coaches will be posting practice times and team rosters as they get chosen.  Look on our web site for further team information as it becomes available.
* If you have any question call Susan at the office 863-1383

 
When does the summer league start? 
Team tryouts and balancing sessions begin in April or early May depending on the age group and level of play.
* Practices begin once teams have been selected.
* All league play begins in mid May and go till the end of the summer.

 
How do we know if fields are closed?
Field closure – Any closure of the soccer fields by the Town of Antigonish will result in cancellation of all programs scheduled.  Consideration will also be taken for the age group scheduled.
 Cancellations will be posted on our website/ facebook and notices to The Hawk/ CJFX by 5pm


***For our programs to be successful, we need your help.  Please consider volunteering in any of the following positions.
* Board Members, Various Committee members,  coaches (training provided)
* Competitive coaches and assistants (training provided)
* Season end tournament helpers at the end of July for U8 and U10 players

 
If you have other ideas about how you can help, please let us know!
If you're able to help with any of these positions, please contact the club office at antigonishminorsoccer@hotmail.com or call us at 863-1383