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Women's Soccer - NSGSC

Update on Return to Play

Great news! We are "back"...sort of!
As the restrictions on sport loosen, we are slowly getting back to the pitch. 
Player registration will open on September 15th, 2020! 
More details to come. 

General Information

In December 2001, The North Shore Girls Soccer Club approved the creation of a Women’s Program. Since then, it has provided a venue for youth players to transition into adult soccer.

The NSGSC Women's Program is part of NSGSC in the same way as Peewee and Divisional. We provide playing opportunities for all players 17+.

What are the seasons of play?

We run a similar calendar to youth, with our main playing season in Fall/Winter (September-March)* and our secondary playing season in Spring/Summer (May and June).

*Premier, Selects, and U21 divisions have Provincial Cup in April/May. Premier has Nationals in October of the following year.

Attention:  Coaches & Managers

Are you a coach or manager interested in the women's program?

We are currently in urgent need of coaches and managers to head up our teams. If you are interested, please touch base with the  Adult Programs Director, Dominique Falls. 

League Information

Most of our Fall/Winter teams participate in the Metro Women’s Soccer League (MWSL).  This league is for players of all levels.

We have one team that participates in the North Shore Thirty-Somethings Women's Soccer League (NSTSWSL). This team is for players who are over the age of 30, who live on the North Shore or Squamish and who are recreational. If you are player over 30 who is looking for a more competitive option, see above. If you are interested in joining this team,  please email Jeff Mulock.

Our Spring/Summer season is divided between three leagues:

  1. Metro Women's Soccer League (MWSL) - 11 aside, weeknights.
  2. Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) - 11 aside, weekends (Invite Only) (not running in 2018).
  3. North Shore Women's Soccer League (NSWSL) - 7 aside, Sunday evenings (not running in 2018).

Division Information

At what level can you play at in the Women's Program?

All levels welcome! See below for a breakdown of levels.

Adult Division Youth Division (and other)
Premier HPL, Whitecaps FC, Junior/Senior National, College/University
Selects (A/B) College, Metro, Gold
Division 1 Metro, Gold, Division 1
Division 2 Division 1 and Division 2
Division 3 Division 3
Division 4 Division 3, House
Division 5 House, new to soccer
U-21 Division 2/3 and under 21 years of age
Over30s House, recreational women

Team Formation

We first form teams by skill level, then by age. The main questions to ask yourself are:

  • What level do you want to play at?
  • Do you want a team of similar age range?
  • How committed are you?

When divisions have multiple teams, we try to group them by age range. For example, we may have a Division 1 team with players mostly over 25 and one with players mostly under 25.

Interested in creating your own team? Note that we fill in existing teams before we create a new team. However, if there is a group that is large enough to create a entire new team (without taking players from existing teams) then we welcome the new addition!.

How do we establish home game and practice times?

We work on precedent and on availability. In other words, new teams are given what is left.

Home games are normally Sunday evenings at 6:00pm or 8:00pm at one of the turf fields in North Van or West Van. Some teams have Sunday morning slots and some Friday evening slots.

Practices are between 8:30pm -11:00pm in the Bubble (Windsor Secondary School) or on turf.

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