The Pincher Creek Soccer Association held its annual general meeting Jan. 11 to discuss plans and organize for the 2023 soccer season, including fundraising, open board positions and coaching of the clubs.
The board of directors reviewed how they would structure practices, games and tournaments, hoping to make the most of the soccer season for the kids participating.
As of this year, minor-league-level players will compete in a weekly intersquad game. Now the players will have one practice and one game per week, with an option to join a tournament league.
While age groupings are yet to be finalized, the association offers co-ed soccer, generally for ages four to 18. Furthermore, the association is considering including an option for a girls team ranging from grades 6 to 8.
“We are hoping to grow our presence in the community and encourage kids to come out and experience soccer,” says Jen Boissoneault, PCSA registrar.
“It is an inexpensive way for our kids to stay active and learn team-building skills.”
During the meeting, Tany Warkentin was made the new president of the PCSA. Tany will lead a group of devoted volunteers as they aim to make this season a spectacular one for the kids and the association that serves them.
“All coaches, managers and board members are volunteers, and we are so thankful for their willingness and contributions which make community soccer possible in Pincher Creek,” says Jen.
The PCSA is seeking out parents willing to get involved in coaching the teams. The association will host a coaching clinic at the beginning of the season for parents new to coaching. Parent coaches can register their children for soccer for free.
There is a desire to grow the association and increase fundraising efforts within the community. Parents in particular are encouraged to keep an eye out for updates and information regarding future fundraising opportunities and how they can support the association.
For parents interested in signing their children up for soccer, there are many ways to do it. Registration begins at Ranchland Mall, where PCSA will be on-site with a registration table Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A mass registration night will feature PCSA volunteers where parents can also sign their children up.
For the first time, the PCSA is offering online registration. The registration deadline is April 8, with no registrations accepted beyond that date. Parents who register their children before March 25 will receive an early-bird discount.
To learn more about the PCSA and the upcoming soccer season, you can send your questions to Jen at and follow PCSA’s Facebook page for further updates.