Registration fee: $105 and $55 Annual NYSA Family Membership Dues.
What is included with my registration fee? Soccer jersey, shorts, and socks.
What forms of payment do you accept for the registration fee? Credit/Debit cards when registering online. We accept Cash or Checks when registering in person.
What other expenses may I incur? You are responsible for providing your child’s soccer cleats, shin guards, and the correct size of soccer ball.
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|Soccer Ball||$20+|| |
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When are practices? Practice days and times are entirely up to the coach your player's team is assigned. During the coaches meeting before the season starts, each coach chooses the practice days/times that work best for them. You should then get a call from your coach letting you know what the practice days and times are for that team.
When does the season start and end? Spring Soccer is Mid March through Mid May, Fall Soccer is Mid September through Mid November.
What days are games? Games are on Saturday, mostly in the morning, but with some early afternoon games depending on the age division and how many teams we have. There is the possibility of a few weeknight games as well.
Where are the games played? Most games are played at the NYSA Soccer Complex. Check out our Park Maps for directions and field maps. There are ocassions where we need to play in other parks due to the lack of competition within our own program.
Who runs the soccer program? We all do! We utilize a team of wonderful parent and community volunteers to coordinate and run the Rec Soccer Program. No one directly involved in the program (coaches, referees, commissioners, or concession stand workers) are paid for their efforts. They have all volunteered their time to come out and make sure our program runs as smoothly as possible. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in learning more about volunteering and getting involved in maintaining and improving the program.
How are teams formed? Teams are randomly created with our web system. The system considers all the players’ previous evaluation ratings and experience and balances the teams for more competitive play. This ensures that all teams have a mix of experienced and inexperienced players at different skill levels in each age group.
(Note: Our system does not recognize siblings to assign them to the same team. If you are registering players of the same gender for the same age division, please send an email to [email protected] or fill out a Special Request form in the main NYSA office if you would like for your players to be on the same team.)
How can I volunteer to coach? If you are logged into your account on nysasports.com, you should see a button on the left-hand side that says “volunteer”. Follow the instructions to view the volunteer roles for soccer and fill out the registration. There is also a mandatory background check form to fill out per Santa Rosa County requirements.
How are coaches assigned? Those parents who have volunteered to coach are assigned to their child's team, and any other community volunteers are assigned to teams without coaches. In some cases, particularly in the older age groups, we have more volunteers than we need and usually go with our long-standing volunteers. We almost always have a shortage of coach volunteers in the younger age groups and for our older boys’ teams.
What happens if my child is assigned to a team with no coach? We beg. You will usually receive an email letting you know that your player’s team does not have a coach and asking for volunteers among the parents. If that doesn’t work, we put the word out on social media or ask for volunteers from the High School Soccer teams to coach. If we are still unable to find someone, we will hold a meeting with the team’s parents to figure out what to do from there. If no agreement can be reached, our very last resort is to issue refunds to the team.
What will my player need for practice? They will need a ball in the appropriate size for their age division (size 3 for U8 and under, size 4 for U10 and U12, size 5 for U114 and above.) They will also need soccer cleats and shin guards, and we recommend a full water bottle for all practices.
What will my player need for games? The same gear they need for practice, along with the team uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks) that we provide before the games start.
Do you have a Select/Travel Soccer program? YES! Navarre United is the select soccer program for NYSA. You can get further information by going to www.NavarreUnited.org.