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Soccer Programming under Kincardine Minor Soccer

Club vs Leagues

Kincardine and District Minor Soccer Club (aka KMS) runs a House League for the U4-U10 groups.  The Club registers players, creates teams, rosters players, schedules games for the Club's House League.

KMS does not run Lake Shore League (LSL) or Southwest District Soccer League (SDSL).  The main difference is the Club does not control or set the schedules for KMS teams that play into those leagues. 


What age group will my child play in?

This is determined by your child's birth year, not their birth day:

  • The Club follows Ontario Soccer Associations direction for the the playing group based on a Player's Birth Year  for each season.
  • The Club historically has playing groups as follows for teams:  U4, U5, U6, U8, U10, U12, U15, U18 based on registration numbers and playing Divisions within Lake Shore League (LSL).
  • Starting at the U8 playing group, if registration numbers support, we try to have at least 1 Girls and 1 Mixed team per age group
    • U8G, U8M, U10G, U10M, U12G, U12M, U15G, U15M, U18G, U18M

Ontario Soccer - Age Classification for Players Based on Year of Birth

Players are placed in different "Ux" categories based on their birth YEAR, not birth date.

What is in the Age Classification chart?

Player Born In Indoor 2023-24 & Outdoor 2024 Indoor 2024-25 & Outdoor 2025 Indoor 2025-26 & Outdoor 2026
2021or later n/a n/a Under-4
2020 or later n/a Under-4 Under-5
2019 or later Under-4 Under-5 Under-6
2018 or later ... ... ...
... ... ... ...


Our Club (Kincardine Minor Soccer) Offerings

Timbit House League Kincardine House League Lake Shore League Southwest District League Fall Futsal
Type of League Recreational Recreational Recreational Competitive Recreational Recreational
Team Format Organized Groups Organized Teams Organized Teams Organized Teams Pick-up / adhoc Organized Teams
Travel outside Kincardine? No No Yes Yes No No
Group Names U4, U5, U6 U8, U10 U12, U15, U18, Adult U10, U11 based on attendees based on registrations
Time of Year ~ May to August ~ May to August ~ May to August ~ May to August ~ Sept to Oct ~ Nov to Mar
General Game Guidance Same night weekly, same time Same night weekly, but time can vary Same night weekly, but time can vary; reschedules typically played on a different night & time Depends on age group, Grassroots teams use Festival formats typically on Saturdays Saturday mornings Depends on gym availability
General Practice Guidance First half of the hour session Different time and day from the Game Different time and day from the Game Different time and day from the Game n/a Beginning of the session

Player Registration Fees

Player registration fees are posted on the first page of each Seasonal Registration site (link to Registration is typically open and available in early January through mid/late-March)

  • Fees cover the Club costs for running the season (varies by birth year because of the programming differences)
    • Equipment (game balls, medical kits, pinnies, etc.) Referee fees, Coach & Player fees (seasonal insurance), Governing body fees (EMSA, Ontario Soccer), field rental and maintenance fees from the Municipality, coach training qualifications, other operational infrastructure and processes, etc. 

Please reference different Financial Aid programs available.

Canada Soccer Streams of Participation

Kincardine & District Minor Soccer Club offers the following streams of participation:

  1. Grassroots: Programs for players aged U12 and younger, whether “Recreational” or “Competitive”

  2. Community: “Recreational” or “House League” programs for players aged U13 and older

Canada Soccer Player Pathways

Canada Soccer Player Pathways that Kincardine & District Minor Soccer Club supports with our programming.

Active Start: Female and Male players aged U5 and U6.

FUNdamentals: Female players aged U6-U8 and Male players aged U6-U9.

Learn to Train: Female players aged U8-U11 and Male players aged U9-U12.

Soccer for Life - Community: Female and Male players aged U13+ in the “Community” Stream of Participation.

Canada Soccer's Quality Soccer Provider Program

The Canada Soccer Standards for Quality Soccer are designed to outline the minimum expectations of member organizations in Canada. It is expected that all member organizations provide a developmentally appropriate, safe, enjoyable, accessible, inclusive and welcoming playing environment for their participants, which differentiates it from non-member soccer and unorganized play. In order to be considered as a quality soccer provider, member organizations must also be in good standing with their governing organization(s) and meet the expectations of membership.

For more details on the Programs the Kincardine Minor Soccer Club supports please navigate to the Soccer Programs page on the website.

  • "Season Start" is in May
    • Kincardine House League (KHL)
      • games and practices the week following May long weekend
    • Lake Shore League (LSL)
      • practices can start mid-May (determined by the coach)
      • games can start the week following May long weekend
  • "Season End" is in August
    • varies by league and division
      • Kincardine House League (KHL)
        • mid-August with a house league season-ending festival for U4, U5, U6, U8, U10
      • Lake Shore League (LSL)
        • mid to late August with U12, U15 U18 season-ending tounaments