1. What ages can play? Ages 4 – 14 are eligible to play (3 year olds can play if they attended our summer soccer camp). The players are divided into the following age groups: 4-5 (U6), 6-7 (U8), 8-10 (U11), and 11-14 (U15). All teams are co-ed.
2. What is the birthday cut-off? October 1. Your child will be placed into an age group depending on what age they are as of October 1. For example, if your child is 5 on October 1, but turns 6 on October 2, then they would still play in the 4-5 age group. If your child is 5 on September 30, but turns 6 on October 1, then they would play in the 6-7 age group.
3. Can my child be on the same team as his sibling/cousin/friend? We will do our best to put players on the same team at the parents’ request, but only siblings in the same age group are guaranteed to be on the same team. We cannot guarantee that other requests will be fulfilled.
4. What equipment will my child need? The registration fee covers the league fees and uniforms. The player/parent will be responsible for getting cleats, socks, shinguards, and a soccer ball (for practice).
5. How many games will there be? 8 games.
6. What are the game times and dates? All games are on Saturday morning starting on 9/21 and going until 11/16. There will not be games on 11/2.
7. What is the refund policy? No refunds after 9/7. The last day to register is Tuesday 9/3 and the league must submit all player registration information to North Texas Soccer and order uniforms by 9/7. Once league dues have been submitted and uniform orders placed on 9/7, we can no longer give a refund.
8. How are coaches selected? This league is entirely dependent on parent-volunteers, and therefore each team will require one of the parent’s or a group of parents to step forward and coach.
9. When will pictures be? Team pictures are tentatively scheduled for 10/5 and 10/19. PYSA will provide more information to coaches who will then relay that to the parents.
10. My child is small for their age/new to soccer/has special needs, can they play in a younger division? In general the answer is no. While we do not want to discourage any children from playing, we must follow rules that are established by North Texas Soccer, the parent organization for youth soccer in our region. However, if you have a concern please contact one of the board members so we may discuss your child’s specific situation.
11. Can my child play up a division? Sometimes parents would like their child to play up one division to be on the same team as a sibling, because their birthday is close to the Oct. 1 cutoff, or they want more of a challenge, etc. Children may play up one division after the league has a chance to review the request and determines that it would not pose a safety risk to the player to play with older children.
12. When will practices be? That will be up to your child’s coach. Most teams choose to practice twice a week.