Players

Your Starting Point for Your Soccer Season

What You Need

What everyone must wear - soccer players cannot play without the following items:

  • VESC Jersey
  • Shorts
  • Shin Pads
  • Socks that fully cover their shin pads
  • U3, U4 and U5 divisions: Soccer cleats and shin guards are highly recommended.  You can purchase soccer cleats and shin guards at any sports store or department stores with sports sections (walmart, canadian tire, etc)
  • U6 - 18 divisions: Soccer cleats and shin guards are mandatory.

 

Strongly Suggested

  • Water/juice
  • Sunscreen - minimum 30SPF applied before every game/practice
  • Bug repellent

 

Prohibited Items

  • Hats - especially baseball caps!
  • Jewellery - The only exception is medical alert bracelets but they MUST be taped down or put under a sweatband.
  • Hard Casts - Padding is not acceptable to cover a hard cast.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am a first time player, what do I need to play soccer with the VESC?
A: Included in your registration fee are: a team jersey, soccer socks and a pair of shorts. You will need to purchase outdoor soccer shoes (cleats) and soccer shin guards. Soccer shin guards are recommended for (U3 to U5) and are mandatory for U6-U18 divisions to play. Failure to wear proper gear can have you removed from game for safety reasons.

 

Q: What should I bring to the game?
A: Wear your complete uniform. It is important that you bring plenty of water to the game regardless of the weather. Also, don’t forget sunscreen.

 

Q: Can I wear a hat?
A: No hats are allowed on the field of play.

Exceptions to this are: 1) The goalkeeper may wear a hat, or 2) An outfield player may be permitted for medical reasons on the presentation of a letter signed by a medical professional and validated by the District Association and a copy to the OSA. In this circumstance:

  • the hat may not be a baseball cap, and;
  • If cap has a peak it must face forwards and have a soft peak and;
  • contains no metal or plastic parts.

 

Q: Can I wear jewellery while playing soccer?
A: All items of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands etc.) are strictly forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewellery is not acceptable.

Loose beaded hair is also not permitted unless tied back or covered by a net.

Exceptions to this interpretation are:

  • Smooth wedding bands, which, when the referee is convinced cannot be removed may be taped.
  • Medic Alert Bracelets are allowed. Where possible they should be the soft Velcro style which does not present any danger. If the medical alert bracelet is the normal metal type it should be either covered by a sweat band or taped. If taped the taping should be such that the description of the medical problem is clearly visible.