Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost?
Fall = $70 for first child; $65 for each additional sibling.
Spring = $70 first child; $65 for each additional new sibling.
Is the uniform included in my registration fee?
Yes. Each Fall, all players will receive a uniform that includes shorts, jersey, and socks. Players who return in the Spring will use the same uniform distributed in the Fall season.
What soccer equipment will we need to purchase for our child?
Shin guards, Soccer cleats (optional in mini kickers), and a soccer ball
What size soccer ball does my child need?
Mini Kicker -U8 = Size 3
U9-U12 = Size 4
U14 and up = Size 5
When are practices and games?
Practices are usually 1 to 2 evenings per week and are selected by each team's coach; games are on Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons.
When do practices start?
Practices begin about 1-2 weeks before the first scheduled game. Your coach will call you with dates and times once team formations have been made.
How will I know what team my child is on?
Your coach will call you after team formations have been made, usually 2 weeks after registration closes.
How many players per team? (updated Fall 2016)
U5-U8 teams can have up to 8 players per roster and 4v4 on the field (no goalie)
U9-U10 teams can have up to 12 players per roster and 7v7 on the field including the goalie
U11-U12 teams can have up to 16 players per roster and 9v9 on the field including the goalie
U13-U14 teams can have up to 18 players per roster and 11v11 on the field including a goalie
U16 and up teams can have up to 22 players per roster and 11v11 on the field including a goalie but can only have 18 players in uniform participating in the game.
What happens if it rains on game days?
You will be playing in the rain; games will be called if there is lightning or severe weather. If weather threatens, games may be suspended for up to 30 minutes until the weather passes, then the game may resume.
What can my kids wear in cold weather games?
They can wear long leggings or sweat pants UNDER their game shorts, long sleeve shirts or thermal shirts UNDER their game jerseys - no hoodies. Hats and gloves are acceptable ONLY if they have NO clips/plastic or metal pieces on them and must be tight fitting. This is subject to change as per the referee.
At what age will my child be traveling for away games?
U13/14 and up will be traveling for some away games. U11/12 and under play in Ardmore.
What do the referees look for when they check-in the kids before the game?
No earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, hair clips that are metal. Hair bands must be elastic. Jerseys must be tucked in. Socks must be worn over the shin guards - no part of the shin guard can be exposed. Socks must be of the same color as the rest of the team. Shorts must not have any pockets. Cleats must not have a toe cleat.
Why do we have to provide a copy of a birth certificate for our child to GOALS?
OSA regulations state that all soccer players show proof of age through a copy of their birth certificate.
What is involved with Mini Kickers? (3 year old soccer program)
Mini Kickers is our program that we have for 3 years old to be introduced to the sport of soccer. Mini Kickers will meet once a week, usually on Saturday for 45-60 minutes. During this time, the kids will learn basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. They will not have multiple practices during the week.