Date Posted: 12/1/2017
If you have questions about SISA Soccer, how to register, Springseason information, or any other topics, hopefully the answers below will address. If these do not answer your questions, please EMAIL us.
Q: When does the Spring Season Start and End?
A: Practice for the Recreational program ages U6 and above will start the week of February 19th, 2018. There will be games every Saturday starting March 3rd and lasting until April 28th, 2018. The Instructional season (U4 and U5) will start the weekend of Maarch 4th, with practices/games every Sunday until April 29th, 2018. There is also a season-ending tournament the weekend of April 28-29 for High School teams, and May 4-5 for U6 - U14 teams (WEATHER PERMITTING).
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Instructional (U4 and U5) and Pre-Recreational (U6) the price is $65. This will include a T-shirt. For returning Recreational players (U8-U19) with a uniform, the price is $90. For new Recreational players (U8-U19) or returning players needing to purchase a uniform, the combined price is $120 ($90 for registration and $30 for the uniform). If you register after February 4th, there will be an additional $10 late fee.
Q: Are the teams co-ed?
A: The Instructional, U6, U14, and High School teams are all co-ed. For the U8 - U12 teams, we offer co-ed and female-only leagues. When you register for the season, you will be given the option to be placed on a co-ed or female-only league/team for these age groups.
Q: At what age are goalies used and is there keeper training?
A: Goalies are used for U6 and above teams. There are no goalies in the Instructional league. Keeper clinics will be scheduled later this season, so please stay tuned for more information.
Q: What days are the games?
A: Instructional games are played on Sundays, and held at Stumpy Creek Park. Recreational games are typically played on Saturdays, and held at Stumpy Creek Park, but there may be some games held in Statesville or Troutman as well. Occasionally games are scheduled during the week if they need to be made up due to rain, or as part of the end-of season tournament.
Q: Where do teams practice?
A: Instructional practices are held on Sundays at Stumpy Creek Park. Recreational practices are held at either Stumpy Creek Park, Mazeppa Park, or behind the Lake Norman Fire Department. Some teams may practice at other locations, but those are not official SISA locations.
Q: How do I register a player?
A: You may register a player online by going through the Member Center and adding a player. If you have not already done so, you will need to create a SISA account first.
Q: Will there be a season-ending tournament?
A: WEATHER PERMITTING, we will have our Spring tournament the weekend of of April 28-29 for High School teams, and May 4-5 for U6 - U14 teams. Most games will be at Stumpy with some games held at Mazeppa as well.
Q: How are teams formed?
A: Players will be placed on teams based on birth year and not based on school year like in the past. Also, if you played in the fall you will be placed on the same team unless you request a new team for the spring season. New players (including those who played with SISA prior to the fall of 2017) will be randomly assigned. You may not request a team except for being on the team you played in the fall of 2017.
Q: Wait, what does this actually mean and why is SISA doing this?
A: The United States Youth Soccer organization has changed the age requirements for youth soccer to be based on birth year, so we will no longer be forming teams from August to July of the following year. The net result is players born in the fall will be in the same age group as players born in the spring of the same year. As an example, if your child was born in September of 2003 they would now be part of the High School age group. In years past, these players would have another year of U14, but would be over 14 for much of the season. The same is true for players born in the fall the years 2005 (move to U14), 2007 (move to U12), 2009 (move to U10), 2011 (move to U8), and 2012 (move to U6). SISA has decided to follow similar guidelines and be consistent with USYS and other area clubs.
Q: What about keeping teams together? What if we want to stay with the same players?
A: For the Fall seasons, if a player moves up in age (goes from U8 to U10 for instance) they will be placed in a player pool to fill out other rosters. Teams will no longer move together into the next age group. Only the child(ren) of the Head coach and 1 Assistant Coach will remain with the team. If players are not aging up, they will remain with the same team unless parents request to be on a different team. Since no players age up, teams will automatically remain the same unless parents request a new team.