RECREATIONAL SOCCER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM OUR CLUB
Many Parents are new to the sport of soccer and have multiple questions about our program and our leagues. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers. As always if you have further questions, please contact our Director of the Recreational Program for further details.
Director of Recreational Soccer Programs
When does the rec season start and how long does it last?
The SCCSA recreation website lists key dates for the upcoming season. These dates include the Coaches’ meeting, first game, picture day and last game.
Who will my child’s coach be?
SCCSA is a volunteer-based organization where coaches and assistant coaches volunteer their time. The league receives the names of volunteers at the time children are registered. There are situations where teams do not have a coach and in those cases the league will ask parents on that team to volunteer.
When/where do rec teams practice?
Recreation teams are allowed only one practice per week. The day, time and location are selected by the coach of that team at the Coaches’ meeting, prior to the start of the season. Their selection is based on location and field availability. We have practice fields in most municipalities where players live.
When/where are rec games played?
All games for SCCSA recreational soccer are played Sunday afternoons starting at 1:00pm at Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, PA.
What rec division will my child be placed in?
Once a child’s information is provided during the registration process, they are placed into a division based on their age. The cut off for the age divisions is the start of the season and based on the child’s date of birth. For example, a child who is 10, 11, or 12 years old on the day of the first game will play in the U11/13 division for that season. The “U” stands for “under”.
What time are rec team pictures taken?
A team picture for each child and coach is provided as part of the registration fee. Picture day is planned for the second game of the season with the third game available as a rain date. Teams with games starting before 3:30 will take pictures AFTER their game. Teams with games starting 3:30 or later will take pictures BEFORE their game. A date will be announced when parents can have individual player pictures taken for an additional cost.
Are there rec make up games for rain outs?
Typically due to field availability, SCCSA is not able to reschedule rainouts.
Where/when do I pick up my child’s reversible jersey?
Children in division U8 and above are required to wear a reversible jersey for the games. To purchase a jersey, a check can be mailed to the association or paid online at the same time the child is registered. For late registrations, the jerseys can be purchased at the commissioner’s test prior to the game. All jerseys are to be picked up by the parents at the commissioner’s tent prior to the first game. The same jersey can be used for multiple years.
When will hear from my child’s rec coach?
At the coaches meeting, which is typically held at least a week prior to the start of the season, all coaches will receive team information, equipment and practice details. It is then the responsibility of the coach to contact the parents within the week following the meeting.
If it is raining, how will I know if the games will be played?
SCCSA updates the website by 9:00 am, the morning of a game day. If conditions are not favorable as message will be posted to the website as well as the league fields phone number. All parents are encouraged to check the website the day of their game.
What is the SCCSA policy on equal playing time in the rec league?
Coaches are instructed to provide players with equal playing time. Because this is a recreational soccer league, our goal is to provide a fun, team environment in which to learn the game of soccer.
What equipment do I need to buy for rec soccer?
For the safety of each player shin guards must be worn to all practices and games and must be completely covered by socks at all times. In addition, cleats are preferred but baseball cleats (shoes with a toe cleat) cannot be worn. Reversible jerseys are required to be purchased for players seven and older. For younger players a team shirt will be provided
How many girls play in the rec coed divisions?
For children ages four, five, and six all divisions are coed. For players seven and older, “girls only” divisions are offered in addition to Coed. At the U18 age division, if the number of registrants for that season does not allow for a girl's division, all players will be combined in the Coed division for that age group.
Is financial assistance available and how do I apply?
We strive to allow all children to play regardless of financial means. If you are unable to pay the fee, please email [email protected] with a simple request for assistance. These requests are handled directly by the league president and with the strictest of confidentiality.
CANCELLATION POLICY OR REFUNDS FOR PLAYERS
SCCSA's Recreational Soccer Refund Policy is as follows:
- Players that withdraw PRIOR to the Recreational Soccer Coaches Meeting will receive a 100% Refund -- minus a $15.00 administrative charge.
- Players that withdraw PRIOR to the first Recreational Soccer Game - but after the coaches meeting will receive their choice of the following Refund Options ..(A)..50% monetary refund of all registration fees paid ..(B)..100% program credit that can be used towards future SCCSA Programs at the Club.
- NO REFUND is ISSUED once the FIRST RECREATIONAL SOCCER GAME IS PLAYED FOR ANY GIVEN SEASON.