"Learn to Train ⚽️ Learn to Compete"
Porters Lake Soccer offers recreational and A/B level teams for male and female youth. Our teams train locally and compete against other Clubs in the NS Soccer League (NSSL). Home games and practices are played at our local soccer fields; away games are mostly within HRM. Youth teams may attend one tournament within Nova Scotia and play in provincial playoffs if they have qualified. Some divisions play on the all-weather turf fields in HRM (U13) but the majority of teams play on local grass fields.
U12 B/C - 9 players aside - Home field Bell Park Elementary School (Lake Echo)
U13 B - 9-aside - home games played on the artificial turf at Cole Harbour or Harbour East (Burnside)
U15 A/B - 11-aside - O'Connell Drive and/or PLES
U18 A/B - 11-aside - O'Connell Drive and/or PLES
Players on youth teams are expected to be committed to the team and attend practices and games regularly. Some team rosters fill quickly - additional players will be added to a waitlist in hopes of fielding a second team.
Game Days are set by the NSSL and are subject to change. Some divisions may be combined, based on the number of league entries. League kick-off is May 28; teams play approximately 14 games per season.
Practice days and times will be determined once the league's game day schedules are released. Youth teams should plan for 1 to 2 games and one practice a week, although there may be more or less sessions in any given week. Players will also have the opportunity to attend extra skills sessions, goalkeeping and shooting clinics as organized by our Club. Practices usually begin in local school gyms in April/May and move to turf or grass fields when they are open for play.
For age groups where there are multiple teams at the same playing level, teams will be balanced as much as possible. (for example, having two U12-boys teams in the C division)
Where multiple levels are offered (A,B,C), players may choose the recreation/community option, or may attend placement sessions for those who wish to compete in a more dedicated and challenging soccer environment.
An additional fee may apply to competitive teams based on increased costs of field time and officials.
☝️ The PLSA Technical Lead and Board of Directors will make the final determination on which teams/levels are offered during any given season. We are guided by the goals of keeping as many players active as possible, and providing challenging and competitive programs that give our players the opportunity for success!
Fees are all-inclusive and include the Soccer NS registration/insurance fee, league entry fees, field rental costs, referee fees, training/equipment and coaching costs and fees for one tournament/provincials if available. No additional fundraising is required for regular team programming - but may be allowed for special events or extra team travel.
U12 = $ 240 U13 - U18 = $ 265
Porters Lake players are required to wear black shorts and black socks for league games.
U12 players will receive a FREE lightweight game jersey that they can keep.
Divisions U13 and above will wear an official PLSA jersey, and are required to pay a jersey deposit fee which will be refunded following return of the jersey at the end of the season.