UNIFORM FAQs

Our new equipment supplier, Inaria, will be providing jerseys for the following categories this year.  High Level Process.

  • CDC U9 to U12 (30 week program)
  • Youth Competitive (U13 to U18)
  • Senior Competitive (formerly Metro Competitive)
  • Champagne, Logs, Loogs (11v11, 9v9, 7v7) and Senior Mixed

How much do the new uniforms cost and what is included?

In 2021, the smallest package for each of the categories are shown below.  Other packages with additional items are also available.

  • CDC/Youth Competitive player: $92.14 (2 jerseys, shorts, socks, training t-shirt)
  • Youth Competitive goalkeeper: $64.15 (jersey, shorts, socks, training t-shirt)
  • Senior Competitive player: $87.19 (2 jerseys, shorts, socks)
  • Senior Competitive goalkeeper: $59.20 (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Logs/Champagne player: $39.95 (jersey)
  • Loogs/Mixed player: $28.48 (2 jerseys)
  • Senior House League goalkeeper: $19.95 (short sleeve jersey)

 

Taxes and shipping are added at checkout.  Individual orders (or orders from a same family at the same address) for $120 or more before taxes are eligible for free shipping.

When does the online store go live?

The Inaria online store is now live (as of February 27): https://pointe-clairesoccer2021.itemorder.com/sale

Why was the sizing event for Competitive teams (CDC, Youth and Senior) cancelled? How will I know what size to order?

Due to evolving regulations and restrictions due to COVID-19, although Inaria really does want to come to Montreal for this event, they have prudently chosen to cancel it.

A sizing chart will be available online.

Inaria has assured us that their uniforms are “true to size”, not made particularly small nor particularly big.  They say the sizing is very similar to Adidas.

Should the regulations and restrictions change in the next few weeks, Inaria may still have the event, the players would be welcome to attend in order to double check the sizes ordered.  Do not delay placing your order because of this though!

I’m not registered yet, can I still go online to purchase my uniform?

Yes.  If you are certain that you are playing, but simply have not registered yet, you can still order your uniform online.

How often will I need to buy a new uniform?

The current competitive jersey (CDC, Youth Competitive, Senior Competitive) will be used for 3 years. Depending on sponsors, the jersey may change after that.  You can plan on using it for 3 years.  If you are young and growing, you can buy a little bigger if you want the uniform to last you for 3 years or you can buy your perfect size, and reorder as needed.

The recreational jerseys for Logs, Champagne, Loogs and Senior Mixed, will be used for many years to come.  This will be the same jersey used by Youth and Senior Recreational who will start with Inaria next year.

My son plays in the CDC (30-week program), do we have to buy his uniform online?

Yes.  All U9 to U12 CDC 30-week program players have to buy their uniforms online.

My son plays in the CDC (14-week program), do we have to buy his uniform online?

No.  All U9 to U12 CDC 14-week program players will be provided a uniform from the club.  Next year, in 2022, the CDC 14-week players will also have to buy their uniform from Inaria.

My daughter is in the U11 CDC group and likes to play goalkeeper. Do I have to buy a player jersey? Do I have to buy both a player jersey and a goalkeeper jersey?

There are no set goalkeepers in the U9 to U12 CDC groups, it is still a rotation at that age.  All players must purchase a player jersey.  Goalkeeper jerseys will be provided by the Club to the CDC groups.  Of course, if a player wants to purchase a goalkeeper jersey in addition to a player jersey, they can, and we recommend they order it with the same number as is assigned to them for their player jersey.

My son plays Youth Competitive (U13 to U18), do we have to buy his uniform online?

Yes.  All Youth Competitive players have to buy their uniforms online.

My son is trying out for one of the Youth Competitive teams (U13 to U18); should I order his uniform now just in case he is selected for the team?

No. A player should wait until they are officially selected for a team before purchasing their uniform online.

My daughter plays Youth Competitive (U13 to U18) and is a goalkeeper, does she have to buy the goalkeeper jersey online?

Yes.  All Pointe-Claire Competitive teams (U13 to Senior) will be using the newly designed goalkeeper jerseys and the goalkeeper is responsible for ordering his kit online.

I play Senior Competitive (formerly Metro Competitive); do I need to purchase a new uniform online?

Yes.  All Senior Competitive players have to buy their uniforms online.

I am a goalkeeper and play Senior Competitive (formerly Metro Competitive) do I have to buy the goalkeeper jersey online?

Yes.  All Pointe-Claire Competitive teams (U13 to Senior) will be using the newly designed goalkeeper jerseys and the goalkeeper is responsible for ordering his kit online.

My Senior Competitive team is not sure yet if we will be participating in 2021; should I go ahead and purchase my uniform?

No.  We would suggest waiting until your team has committed to participating in 2021 before ordering your uniform.

I am trying out for one of the Senior Competitive teams; should I order my uniform now just in case I am selected for the team?

No. A player should wait until they are officially selected for a team before purchasing their uniform online.

Do I have to enter a jersey number when I place my order online?

For all CDC, Youth Competitive, Senior Competitive, Logs and Champagne, you need to enter a jersey number when you order your kit.  You must get that number from your educator, coach, manager, or captain.

For Loogs and Mixed players, the Club will be assigning numbers to players.

Numbers 1 and 00 will be reserved for goalkeepers.

I have more than one child playing soccer in Pointe-Claire, can I order all the uniforms together?

When placing the orders online, it is one order per player.  This is because at checkout you need to enter your team and only one can be selected.  Once you have placed the orders for all your children, you can contact Inaria Customer Service will all your order numbers and they will put the orders together.  If your combined orders qualify for free shipping, or if one of your orders is a competitive player ordered in the 3-day free shipping window, your credit card will be credited any shipping fees that were charged.

I have to order a uniform for myself, my spouse and for my child, can I order all the uniforms together?

When placing the orders online, it is one order per player.  This is because at checkout you need to enter your team and only one can be selected.  Once you have placed the orders for you, your spouse, and your child, you can contact Inaria Customer Service with all your order numbers and they will put the orders together.  If your combined orders qualify for free shipping, or if one of your orders is a competitive player ordered in the 3-day free shipping window, your credit card will be credited any shipping fees that were charged.

Can an educator, coach, captain, or manager order the uniforms for the entire team?

No.  When placing the orders online, it is one order per player.  This is because at checkout you need to enter your team and only one can be selected.  Although Inaria will group order for siblings, spouses, or families, they will not group team orders. Inaria’s facility and ordering process is set up for individual orders to be sent to individual players.  Pulling out orders and grouping them together is a very manual and time-consuming process which they only offer to do for families.

Can orders be shipped in bulk to the Club instead of shipped to individual players’ houses?

No.  Inaria does not offer this service.  Inaria would no longer be able to provide any customer service to the player in regard to their order if a third party (the Club) is added into the mix.  They would lose visibility on how the package was managed once it arrived at the Club and delays incurred between arrival of shipment and player pick up would delay any notification of incorrect or problematic orders

I play Logs (or Loogs or Champagne) and I just bought a jersey last year; do I need to buy one again?

Yes.  Although we understand that some individuals will be required to replace their jerseys before it exceeds its intended life span, collectively we are actually able to reduce costs and waste Club wide.

Senior Mixed is only a pickup league, why do we need club provided jerseys?

During this past year, the Executive Committee discussed ways to integrate all our programs and uniforms in a club wide and cohesive manner.  The Mixed 7v7 activity is comprised of members from numerous other existing leagues and was created in the hope of building a stable league in its own right over a series of years.  Regardless of the growth or development of the league we want all our members to wear the Soccer Pointe-Claire colours and badge with pride.  To align with this ideal most of our recreational activities (Youth rec, Senior rec, Mixed, Loogs 11v11, 9v9 and 7v7) will be wearing the same Red/White kits.  This will allow for the same jersey to be used in different activities throughout the coming years and has allowed us to maximize quantity discounts with our new supplier.

Loogs 11v11, 9v9 and 7v7 are recreational leagues, why can’t we just use the jerseys we already have?

During this past year, the Executive Committee discussed ways to integrate all our programs and uniforms in a club wide and cohesive manner.  The Loogs (7v7, 9v9 and 11v11) activities consist of a large contingent of men  participating in multiple leagues and we needed to consider an integrated approach to equipping new players and existing players needing to replace their older jerseys.  We acknowledge that buying jerseys ever year is not a planned expense and would be wasteful.  But as we look to implement this integrated approach, we want all our members to wear the Soccer Pointe-Claire colours and badge with pride.  To align with this ideal most of our recreational activities (Youth rec, Senior rec, Mixed, Loogs 11v11, 9v9 and 7v7) will all be wearing the same Red/White kits.  This will allow for the same jersey to be used in different activities throughout the coming years and has allowed us to maximize quantity discounts with our new supplier.

Why aren’t the red and white jerseys used for Loogs also being used for Logs and Champagne?

We did look at the LOGS and Champagne leagues and they were not included within the Red/White for the following reasons:

  • The team rosters are generally static for as long as a player stays within the league versus the regular (yearly or weekly) roster changes for the other adult leagues.
  • The above builds a sense of team identity that is reflected within their unique jerseys.
  • There was a desire to maintain individual jerseys to align with the current system.
  • Adding over 275 members with Red/White increases issues with the ability for #s to be maintained and utilized in additional leagues.

Since the club is no longer including jersey costs into the activity fees, why didn’t the activity prices go down significantly?

With our new supplier, the mechanism of how the jerseys are ordered is quite different.  In the past, the club bought uniforms for each team (including 5-7 extra uniforms per team) and split the cost over two years and included it in the activity fee.  Now, the players will buy their own uniforms in the online store.  The cost to the club for previous competitive uniforms split over two years was approximately $30 per year/player.  As an example, let’s look at Senior Competitive.  Based solely on last year’s activity fee of $225, the new activity fee this year by removing the uniform cost would have been $195.  That of course is assuming that everything else stayed the same, which unfortunately is not the case.  Let’s forget about uniforms for a second, fees were going to go up this year.  So the $225 paid last year for Senior Competitive, would have maybe been $240-$245 this year.  Now, take the yearly uniform expense out of that ($30 per year) and you are left with $210-$215.  $210 is the activity rate this year.  It would have been simpler and easier to explain or justify if the change in uniform process would not have occurred in the same year as an increase of fees, as they are nearly cancelling each other out.

By removing the jersey costs from the activity, we believe that all our members will actually save money over a 3-year uniform cycle. In addition, we are reducing waste at a Club level.  We are aware that this past year has been a financial burden on many people, which is why for the first time we activated the split payment feature in the online registration process, thereby allowing players to split their payments into 2 or 3 payments depending on when they register.  This obviously does not remove any of the costs, but at least helps manage a budget.

Why did the club change jersey supplier and why was this distribution model chosen?

Our previous 3-year contract ended on December 31 2020.  We were not completely satisfied nor prepared to simply renew without seeing other options so therefore in September 2020 we started the process of a new vendor selection.  8 suppliers were invited to respond to our RFQ.  7 quotes were received, 4 moved on to stage 2 and in the end Inaria was selected and a 3year contract was signed on January 5, 2021.

By removing the jersey costs from the activity, we believe that all our members will actually save money over a 3-year uniform cycle.  This will be achieved by:

  • Travelling teams can use jerseys longer and less often by having home and away jerseys (estimates on 20-game seasons = 30 games in red and 30 games in white over 3 years vs 35-40 games in red and 0-5 games in white with the old system in just 2-years).
  • Reducing waste at the Club level (cancelled teams, unused spares, wrong sizes, etc.).
  • Empowering individuals to purchase replacements as they require.
  • More control over style and how many years we can reorder new kits.

By home delivery, we believe that all our members will benefit from enhanced customer service by eliminating the Club as the middleman and easy one stop shopping for all your team apparel, accessories or other Soccer Pointe-Claire apparel needs.

Will teams be receiving any spare jerseys?

Yes.  Youth Competitive and Senior Competitive teams will each receive 2 spare jerseys.  These jerseys are for 3 years and will not be replaced by the club should they be lost or damaged.  Logs and Champagne teams will each receive 5 spare jerseys, these jerseys are for as long as the jerseys stay the same and will not be replaced by the club should they be lost or damaged.  CDC groups will not be receiving any spare jerseys.

I am a coach; do I need to purchase my own polo?

As in previous years, the club will be providing 1 polo to each coach (black for competitive and red for recreational).  Should a coach like to have an additional polo, they will be available in the online store.

What happens if I do not order my uniform by March 9th?

Contractually, Inaria is committed to guaranteeing uniform delivery by April 20th for all orders placed by March 9th.  Orders placed after March 9th, may still arrive in time for the start of season, but it is not guaranteed.  As of today, February 22, 2021, we do not even know for certain that our season will start in May so a uniform arriving on May 4 instead of April 20 will likely not have a negative impact and, like last year, there will be flexibility from the leagues regarding jerseys at the beginning of the season.

What is the supplier’s return policy?

Any embellished/personalized items cannot be returned or exchanged.  Non embellished items can be exchanged if the size is not correct.  No returns.