Parent FAQ (2012/2013 Season)
Below you will find links to Key Forms that you may need to access as either part of the Registration process of your Player.
- Scholarship Form. We understand that the seasonal fees may cause financial hardship for some families, and Financial assistance is available for those that qualify. Please print this form to see the Financial Assistance table. If your family income level qualifies, then print this form and send into the Association as part of your Registration process.
- When does registration start and end? What if I register after the deadline?
Registration for the 2012/2013 Season starts April 1, 2012 and will end on May 31, 2012. If you register after the deadline (June 1nd thru June 15th) you will have to pay a $50 late penalty in addition to the registration fee for your child's playing division. Additionally your child will be put on a waitlist and added to a team on an as-available basis. No new teams will be formed for late registrations.
- What level should my child play at?
The “level” that one decides to participate does not depend on their age but rather, their child’s competition or ability level – so, a “Rec” level player would prefer to play a recreational level of play vs. a player who would prefer a more competitive level of play would prefer to play or try out for “Select”. For more information on this “level” of competition, please reference the Cascade FC page at Clubs: CASCADE FC
- What age level should my child play at? For the 2012/2013 season please use the following guide (U means under the age of)
U6 (born between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2007)
U7 (born between 8/1/2005 and 7/31/2006)
U8 (born between 8/1/2004 and 7/31/2005)
U9 (born between 8/1/2003 and 7/31/2004)
U10 (born between 8/1/2002 and 7/31/2003)
U11 (born between 8/1/2001 and 7/31/2002)
U12 (born between 8/1/2000 and 7/31/2001)
U13 (born between 8/1/1999 and 7/31/2000)
U14 (born between 8/1/1998 and 7/31/1999)
U15 (born between 8/1/1997 and 7/31/1998)
U16 (born between 8/1/1996 and 7/31/1997)
U17 (born between 8/1/1995 and 7/31/1996)
U18 (born between 8/1/1994 and 7/31/1995)
U19 (born between 8/1/1993 and 7/31/1994)
- I have a 4 year old, can he/she play in the recreational program?
Generally speaking, any player can request to play-up one age group, so your 4 year old could request to play in the U6 Micro Division. However, any such request will be considered on an individual basis, and will follow the same consideration guidelines as any player requesting to 'play-up'.
- I have a player that would like to play in an age-group different than what his/her birthday allows, can he/she "Play-Up" a year?
A player can request to play-up one age group. However any such request will be considered on an individual basis and consideration to play-up will be based on the following factors:
1) There room in the older age group for the move. No age appropriate player will be removed or denied placement on a team if they register on time, to make room for someone requesting to play-up.
2) The reason for the request - if your player is placed in a higher grade level in school for their age bracket and they are requesting to to play with other players in their same grade.
3) The effect of what the move will do to an existing team. If your player is already assigned to a team, and then decides to 'play-up', having that player move to another team can not jeopardizes the viability of the originally assigned team.
If there is no room in the older age group, the player may elect to be placed on a wait list (there is no guarantee that the player will be placed at the older age group level), or elect to play at their same age group level.
- Can I request a specific coach?
In general, recreational teams at U12 and younger are formed based on school and geography (town you live in). Recreational teams at U13 and older are formed based on numbers and may be comprised of players from multiple towns. Cascade FC teams are formed via a selection process (tryouts). Coaches will be announced with your team assignment.
- Can I roll-up with my coach and team year after year?
For U6/U7/U8 ages: There is no guarantee that teams will be kept together. At this level, teams are formed based on school and geography.
For U9 and up: Every effort is made to keep teams together based on coaches and number of players returning.
- What days are practices/games typically on?
Typically, U6-U8 practices and games are in the evenings during the week, and U9 and up have practices during the week and games on Saturdays.
- Where do the teams practice and play games?
It depends on the club – please see specific Club Page (Snoqualmie, North Bend, Duvall, Carnation, Fall City) for address/links to parks and locations.
- When does the season officially start, and how long is the season?
Coaches will receive their rosters and contact the team members in July.
Practices can officially begin August 1st.
Games for U6/U7/U8: begin the day after Labor Day and the season is typically 5 weeks, where teams will play 2 games per week (Mon-Fri)
Games for U9 and up: begin the day of the Jamboree, typically the Jamboree is on the first Saturday after Labor Day. The season is 10 weeks and games are played on Saturdays.
- What does my fee cover?
It covers insurance, field fees, equipment, port-a-potties, administration fees, state fees, team shirts (U6-U10), etc.
- What is the Jamboree?
Jamboree is an annual SnVYSA soccer event when teams assemble for team pictures. Jamboree also includes fund raising booths and there is a mini-tournament for the U6/U7/U8 teams. Jamboree details differ from club to club, so please refer to your city Club Page (Snoqualmie, North Bend, Duvall, Carnation, Fall City) for more information on dates/times.
- Is there financial assistance available?
Yes, families may qualify based on the Scholarship process. Please click here to access the Registration Scholarship form 2012 Scholarship Form
- What is the concussion form and why must my child have a signed one on file in order to play?
On July 26th 2009, Washington State House Bill 1842 (also known as the Zackery Lystedt Law) went into effect. This law directly affects Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association head injury policies and our 2010/2011 player registration process. Click the arrow for more information which can be found on the Washington State Youth Soccer Association (WSYSA) website (http://wsysa.com).
- What are the volunteer opportunities available?
Coaches (at all ages)
Description: Teach the game of soccer to kids - ensuring that they understand the game AND have a good time!
Description: Contacts last year's coaches to determine how many will continue, Ensures all new coaches have completed Coaching Applications and RMA clearance forms.
Description: Organizes Jamboree activities to include photo and mini game schedules (U6-U8) and may include player and/or family activities and fundraiser.
Description: Schedules time slots for all practices, U7 games, and coordinates practice field scheduling of older teams. Recruits and coordinates volunteers to lay out and line fields at the start of the season, early August. Coordinates volunteers to regularly line the fields throughout the season. Brings ideas to Club Rep. for field improvements.
Description: Sorts used gear and orders new equipment from the Club Rep. Assembles kits for all teams consisting of a mix of old and new equipment to be distributed to the Coaches in early August. Checks goal nets for repair/purchase. Collects gear from coaches at the end of their season.
Description: Recruits and supports new coaches as needed. Mediates coaches / players / parents conflicts should such arise.
Description: Recruits new referees for the FIFA certification program. Conducts basic referee training for parents and youth involved in refereeing at the younger age categories. Schedules referee assignments at the older age categories
- What are the teams division levels and the structure of teams?
* U6 teams: Mix of boys and girls. Maximum six players on a roster, three players per team on the field at a time. No Goal keeper. Games consist of two 18 minute halves. Games are typically scheduled twice a week, Tues/Thurs at 6 pm. Teams typically hold a few practices before season starts, then once the season begins they only play games, twice a week.
* U7 (Micro) teams: Mix of boys and girls. Maximum six players on a roster, three players per team on the field at a time. No Goal keeper. Games consist of two 18 minute halves. Games are typically scheduled twice a week, Tues/Thurs at 6 pm. Teams typically hold a few practices before season starts, then once the season begins they only play games, twice a week.
* U8 teams: Gender specific. Maximum eight players on a roster, four players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 18 minute halves. Games are typically scheduled twice a week, Mon/Wed at 6 pm. Season ends by mid-October.
* U9 teams: Maximum nine players on a roster, five players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 25 minute halves. Practice schedule is determined by coach, typically two evenings per week. Games are typically scheduled on Saturdays, times vary. Season ends just before Thanksgiving.
* U10 teams: Maximum 10 players on a roster, six players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 25 minute halves. Games are typically scheduled on Saturdays, times vary. Home games are played in Duvall. Season ends just before Thanksgiving.
* U11 teams: Maximum 14 players on a roster, nine players per team on the field at a time.
* U12 teams: Maximum 18 players on a roster, 11 players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 30 minute halves. Games are typically scheduled on Saturdays, times vary. Field locations are throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and are sometimes at outside locations i.e. Mercer Island, Issaquah, etc. . Season ends just before Thanksgiving.
DISTRICT DIVISION (U14 and above):
* U13 & U14 teams: Maximum 18 players on a roster, 11 players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 35 minute halves.
* U15& U16 teams: Maximum 18 players on a roster, 11 players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 40 minute halves.
* U17+ teams: Maximum 18 players on a roster, 11 players per team on the field at a time. Games consist of two 45 minute halves
* Games are typically scheduled once a week on Saturdays for girls U14 and U15
* Games are typically scheduled once a week on Sundays for boys U14 + and girls U16 +
* Field locations are throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and other areas of District II, outside locations i.e. Mercer Island, Northshore, etc. Season ends just before Thanksgiving.