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Answers to the Most Common Frequently Asked Questions!
How does my child go about qualifying to play soccer?
There are no special requirements for your child to play soccer. The only requirement is that they must be born in the years notated on the Birth Matrix
Where would his/her practice sessions be held?
Practices will be held at Richard Rollins Park and Terrace Hills Middle School. Once a child is placed on a team, his/her coach will request a field and time to practice on.
How often would he/she be attending practice and how long do the practice sessions last?
This will vary depending on age. The U6 divisions, will practice once a week. The older divisions will practice twice a week.
If my child does qualify to be on a team, how many games would he/she be playing in?
This is somewhat dependent on how many children sign up to play. We strive to have a minimum of 12 games per season and a maximum of 15.
What equipment would we have to buy and what is the cost?
Equipment cost is minimal. Your child would be required to wear cleats and shin guards. The cost will vary; a ballpark figure would be roughly $30-$50.
How long is the typical soccer season?
Practices typically start at the beginning of August with the last game sometime in the middle of November.
What is your refund policy?
100% refund will be granted anytime before the draft, typically in the beginning of July. Refund Request must be in writing by completing a drop form which can be found on the web site and submitted to the registrar before the draft. Please be sure to include recipients name and address.
No refund will be granted after the draft.
Late registrants waive ALL rights to refunds.
Can my child play on the same team as his friend?
No, all age groups are subject to a draft and players will be selected and placed on a team.
Can my child play with a neighbor/friend for carpool reason?
See above answer. All divisions hold a draft. Your child will be placed on a team based on this draft; NO exceptions are made for carpool/friend circumstances.
Do I really need to submit a birth certificate?
All players registering for the first time or players who did not play the previous season must submit a copy of their Birth Certificate, or other valid proof of age to qualify for registration.
Can my child play up - i.e. play on a team of older players?
Parents can request that their player “play up” to the next division. This is done by sending an email to the Board and completion of a Move-Up Request Form prior to registering for the upcoming season. Requests are considered on an individual, case by case basis. There is NO guarantee that the request will be granted.
Where does the money from the registration fee go?
Uniforms, participation awards (i.e. trophies or medals) and general operating expenses.
Beside the registration fee are there any other fees?
In addition to registration fees, teams also have a team fee. The amount is determined by each team and includes but is not limited to a team banner, lettering on jerseys and team parties.
Can I request a certain practice day and time?
GTSCS is not equipped to accommodate practice requests. The place and time for practices will be determined by the coach and Director of Coaches.
What equipment do I need to play at GTCSC?
To be ready to start practice some items your child will need are listed below, along with other important information.
Size 3 for U-6 thru U-8
Size 4 for U-10 and U-12
Size 5 for U-14 and up
Shin Guards - These must be worn at all practices and games. Without them your child will not be allowed to play.
Cleats - Soccer cleats are required. Football and Baseball cleats are not to be worn for practice or games for safety reasons
Water Bottle - The weather is warm and your child will need plenty of water before, during, and after practice.
No Jewelry - Jewelry is not allowed on the soccer fields and coaches may ask players to remove any jewelry. This includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or other exposed piercings. This is for safety reasons. If your child is wearing any of these items at practice or on game day, they will be asked to remove them before being allowed to play. Medical alert bracelets may be worn. Small religious medallions may also be worn, but must be tucked inside their shirts.
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