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What is Competitive Soccer?

Competitive youth soccer in Ontario is divided into the Development Program and the Competitive Program.  

Development Program

The Development Program is for players from U8 to U12. Winning in not the primary focus of development teams and the leagues do not publish scores or standings. The focus of the program is to train each player to develop their individual skills and learn how to play effectively as a team.  Players will receive equal playing time and each will play in multiple positions to learn all aspects of the game (especially at U9 and U10).  

Development teams do not have tryouts the way competitive teams do and therefore no player is ever “cut” from the program.

The U9-U12 ages are the “golden years of learning” and we strive to enable all players compete to the best of their abilities. If we enter multiple teams in U9 and U10 age divisions, we (and all other clubs in the district) will strive to ensure these teams are equal in ability. In U11 and U12, the tiering of teams will take place if necessary to prepare players for the Competitive Program. 

Teams in this program play within the York Region Soccer Association (YRSA) boundaries and include the towns/cities of Aurora, Concord, Georgina, Kleinburg-Nobleton, King City, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Stouffville, Thornhill, Unionville, Vaughan and Woodbridge.


Competitive Program

The Competitive Program is for players in the U13 to U18 age groups. There is more of a focus on team results in this program and scores and standings are recorded. Players must try-out and be invited to play for teams. While all players on KNSC teams will receive fair playing time, equal playing time is not necessarily guaranteed. KNSC teams compete at two levels in the Competitive Program:

  1. The District Level where teams will play in the York Region Soccer League (YRSL). Teams can be promoted from District leagues to the appropriate Regional leagues subject to promotion/relegation policies. 
  2. The Regional Level where teams will play in the Central Soccer League (CSL) which includes teams from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Questions About the Programs?

The KNSC Development Program is under the direction of the Director, Technical Development. Please contact Chris with any questions.



Get in Touch

Clubhouse  Address:
10415 Islington Avenue
(beside the Kleinburg Public School)     

Phone: 905-893-3388      

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 358 
Kleinburg, On  L0J 1C0

Clubhouse Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 
12 pm - 5 pm
Friday: 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday & Sunday: closed
(Closed long weekends & Holidays)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions,
the Clubhouse is not fully operational. 
KNSC Staff will respond to emails on a timely basis. 
Please email for all inquiries.