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Positive Coaching Alliance
Under 6 Rules & Guidelines
Team Sponsoring Info and Form
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does the season look like?
The twelve-week season begins with practices at the end of August or first week
of September. Teams typically practice two days per week at a time chosen by
the coach. Teams play ten games on Saturdays, beginning the weekend after Labor
Day. With registration, each player receives a uniform, which includes a
jersey, shorts and a pair of socks. Players provide their own shin guards and
soccer cleats. Each player will receive a team and individual picture, taken on
2. Why can't we pick our practice site and times?
Your volunteer coach picks the site and time that fits their schedule best.
Without him/her, you wouldn't have a team.
3. Why do we have to register so early before the season
Filling rosters, finding coaches, making schedules, and reserving fields all
take lead time. In addition, many players elect to tryout for the advanced
soccer teams, which are usually held in April as well.
4. What is the youngest age a child must be in order to
Players must be 4 years old by July 31 to qualify for the U6 group. If a player
turns 6 by July 31, they would play in the U8 group.
5. What equipment does my child need?
Each child needs soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, a water bottle and
soccer ball for practices. Soccer balls come in different sizes; #3 for U8, #4
for U10 and U12, #5 for U14 and up. Many sporting goods stores and others offer
soccer supplies. Ask your coach if you have further questions.
6. Can I request a coach or team?
No, you may put the names of players on your registration form for carpooling
purposes, but there is no guarantee made that a request will be fulfilled. If
there are enough players to field two teams in an age group from a given
school, the club will attempt to balance teams by age and experience of
7. Can I switch teams?
It is the league policy not to make changes in the rosters once the teams are
created. We try our best to make balanced, neighborhood teams and cannot
accommodate each family's busy schedule or requests.
8. What happens if my child does not get on a team?
Very rarely will this happen but it can if we have a lack of coaches. If we
cannot accommodate all players we will refer the parents to other clubs that
have room for more children. The parent can register with the other club and a
refund will be issued from the SCCYSC.
10. How can I volunteer to coach, help , or become part of
Use your child's registration form to let us know that you want to volunteer;
there is a specific box to check for coach, asst. coach, team parent, and
sponsor. We always need volunteers, so please sign up to help. Check our
website for more information on current needs. We offer coaching clinics for
new and returning coaches, and the Positive
Coaching Alliance is a good resource for all coaches and parents of youth
11. How do I sponsor a team?
Again, use the registration form
to let us know. You can attach a check for $300 (made to SCCYSC) and fill in
your company name and contact info. Only one sponsor per team, so let us know
your intent early in order to reserve your child's team. We also welcome
sponsors who do not have children playing in the club!
12. What else is there
Check out the Parent Handbook
for further information on the club, and the links page
for the modified rules for U6, U8, and U10.