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When does registration start and end? What if I register after the deadline?
Registration for the 2014/2015 Season starts April 1, 2014 and will end on May 31, 2014. If you register or pay-in-full 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 2014/2015 season please use the following guide (U means under the age of)
U6 (born between 8/1/2008 and 7/31/2009)
U7 (born between 8/1/2007 and 7/31/2008)
U8 (born between 8/1/2006 and 7/31/2007)
U9 (born between 8/1/2005 and 7/31/2006)
U10 (born between 8/1/2004 and 7/31/2005)
U11 (born between 8/1/2003 and 7/31/2004)
U12 (born between 8/1/2002 and 7/31/2003)
U13 (born between 8/1/2001 and 7/31/2002)
U14 (born between 8/1/2000 and 7/31/2001)
U15 (born between 8/1/1999 and 7/31/2000)
U16 (born between 8/1/1998 and 7/31/1999)
U17 (born between 8/1/1997 and 7/31/1998)
U18 (born between 8/1/1996 and 7/31/1997)
U19 (born between 8/1/1995 and 7/31/1996)
I have a 4 year old, can he/she play in the recreational program?
Unfortunately, the Association has reached maximum capacity for field availability and as such can only accomodate a certain number of teams. Effective for the 2014 season, we will no longer support a U5 division for our 4 year old players. There are several efforts in flight to focus on improving our existing field inventory and increasing field options. Please follow our progress and Field Development fundraising efforts throughout the year.
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?
For U11 and up teams, they will remain with their prior year coach/team whenever possible. For the U6 - U10 teams there is no gaurantee for team or coach assignments. 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.
- GU9 - GU15 and BU9 - BU13 usually play on Saturdays.
- GU16-GU19 and BU14-BU19 usually play on Sundays. NOTE: Due to field availability issues and weather, LWYSA and NYSA clubs have informed us that they may have to move some of the November matches to earlier in the season. This could mean that if you are playing a team from one of those clubs, then expect some mid-week matches too.
What does my fee cover?
It covers insurance, field fees, equipment, port-a-potties, administration fees, state fees, team shirts (U6-U10), etc. For the 2013 season, the registration increase is a direct result of field development fees as the association is targeted to acquire additional playing fields for our teams.
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 2014 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?
Please see the About SnVYSA page for details.
Standard uniform kits are required for ALL U11 thru U18 age brackets. Please see your coach or team manager for details. If you have additional questions on the process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org