Frequently Asked Questions

These Qs and As are intended to help clarify next steps and future plans regarding soccer in Chelsea.

Q. What is the Club de Soccer Des Collines?
Q. Why are we doing this?
Q. If Soccer Chelsea will no longer exist, will there still be soccer in Chelsea?
Q. What will be different?
Q. Will we still get red jerseys?  What will they look like?
Q. Where will I play soccer in 2019?
Q. Will the tryouts be different?
Q. How many teams will there be in what division?
Q. Who will coach teams?
Q. How will Old-Timer and Masters teams be affected?
Q. What will become of Soccer Chelsea’s financial resources?
Q. Will Chelsea be represented on the board of directors of the Club de Soccer Des Collines?


Q. What is the Club de Soccer Des Collines?
A. This is a new soccer club created from four soccer clubs that previously operated independently in the municipalities of Cantley, LaPeche, Val des Monts, and Chelsea. Three of these clubs joined together in 2018; Chelsea is joining in 2019.

Q. Why are we doing this?
A. The number of young players has declined significantly in recent years. This has meant that too often we have had to mix stronger and weaker players on the same team, which has led to frustration and disappointment for many players whose needs were not being met. Being part of a larger club with many more players at each age group will allow players to play on teams well-suited to their abilities. 

Q. If Soccer Chelsea will no longer exist, will there still be soccer in Chelsea?
A. Yes! Soccer will still be offered in Chelsea for all age groups. 

Q. What will be different?
A. There will be few changes on the field however players will register for the 2019 summer season with the Club de Soccer Des Collines rather than with Soccer Chelsea. There will still be registration nights in Chelsea, and most players will be able to register online with the Des Collines club. The Des Collines club will offer a bilingual website with information on the program.

Q. Will we still get red jerseys? What will they look like?
A. Yes, red uniforms have been ordered for the 2019 season for Chelsea based teams.  The AA (white for home and black for away) and Div 1 teams will be white  whereas the combined teams (should numbers warrant) will be blue and red. CLIQUE HERE to see the uniforms - WHITE  -  BLACK  -  BLUE  -  RED

Q. Where will I play soccer in 2019?
A. Most players will continue to practice and play games in Chelsea, with Chelsea volunteer coaches. All U5-U8 age groups remain in Chelsea and most Div 2 and 3 teams. 
For U-10 and older age groups, field locations for Div 1 teams will depend upon the number of players on each team that come from each of the 4 municipalities. For example, a U10 Div 1 team with most of its players from Cantley will practice and play in Cantley or should players be mainly from Chelsea, then their home fields would be Chelsea.

Q. Will the tryouts be different?
A.  Yes, tryouts will be different this year. Players who want to tryout for the Division 1 team will be asked to attend selections beginning mid March with open tryouts for all divisions at a later date in March and/or April. Division 1 tryouts will be at La Fonderie as will other tryouts however, as soon as fields are open outside, tryouts may move to the outdoor fields.

 Q. How many teams will there be in what division?
A. The number of teams and their divisions always depends on the number of registrations. We would expect more than one Div 1 team in many of the younger age groups whereas the older groups such as U16 and U18, the league only offers one division.

Q. Who will coach teams?
A. As before, soccer in Chelsea will be totally dependent upon parents willing to volunteer as coaches. We will continue to count on the active support of parents to help run the soccer program in Chelsea. 

Q. How will Old-Timer and Masters teams be affected?
A. Beginning in the 2019 summer season, these teams will continue to play in the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League. As in 2018 players will continue to register as a team, but will play as members of the Des Collines club. Soccer Outaouais has confirmed the change will not affect their permission to play in the OCSL. Teams can continue to wear their current jerseys.

Q. What will become of Soccer Chelsea’s financial resources?
A. Soccer Chelsea is contributing $5K to the Des Collines club. The remaining financial resources held by Soccer Chelsea will be protected in a new foundation that is being set up to manage the use of these funds which will be used exclusively for soccer infrastructure in Chelsea. Details concerning the new foundation will be shared when details are known, and we will be looking for volunteers to help manage these funds.

Q. Will Chelsea be represented on the board of directors of the Club de Soccer Des Collines?
A. Yes, we will have at least two representatives from Chelsea on the board. But we need parents to volunteer to serve on the board. Please seriously consider helping out.

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