Can My Child Play “Down”?
In our Highlander program, players are not permitted to play down an age group. If they are registering for a Recreational team, a player may submit a play down request in their application. This should be on the grounds of medical reasons. Playing with classmates is not a sufficient reason. Any play down requests are sent to the playing league’s committee for approval (this is not decided by PSC).
Can a Player Play “UP”?
All players encouraged to play at own age group where possible, but our policy allows players to play up, if they are in the same grade as the cohort of the team. For The Highlanders, a player can also play up, if the evaluators at tryouts, rank the player in the top six of the age group above. In this instance, players who want to be considered for older age group, must try out for BOTH age groups.
How are the Team’s Flighted?
Within both recreational and Highlanders, teams are further grouped according to skill and ability, using colors to identify these levels. Teams are flighted in order to give teams the opportunity to play against players/teams of a similar skill level. Flighting is decided by the Age Group Coordinators, Head Coach and Director of Coaching.
How Can I Register My Child?
Registration for recreational players begins in April and ends June 30th. Players that register after June 30th are put on a wait list and added to teams if space becomes available.
Registration for Highlander team players begins a few days after tryout results are announced. Only players selected for their Highlander team are allowed to register for that team. You must also register for tryouts before attending these. For full details, go to Highlanders Registration or Recreational Registration.
Who Coaches the Teams?
Our Highlander teams are coached and/or trained by professional coaches, with the recreational teams run by parent coaches.
What is the Highlander’s Program?
Highlanders are the Competitive branch of PSC, with teams formed through a tryout process, which happens between late January and early March. Full details are posted on the Highlander Tryout section of the website. PSC currently has teams from U9 to U17, with a training academy for our U8 players.