Thursday, October 8, 2020

Frequently asked questions (2020-21)

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN AND WHERE TO SHOW UP TO TEAM PRACTICES?
Someone from the club will contact you with these details shortly before your session starts.


WHAT DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BRING TO PRACTICE?
To any practice or training session, all players should wear soccer shoes appropriate to the surface (sneakers can be worn in a pinch but are discouraged). They should wear shin guards and soccer/athletic appropriate clothing. They should also bring a ball, if they have one, and something to drink. Anything needed for games will be communicated to you by the coach.


WHAT AGE GROUP IS MY CHILD?
Click here to find out your child's natural age group. We do not offer teams for every individual age group, but we do accommodate all players from U9 up. Our teams combined similar sized age groups. For example, the U14 team will include both U13 and U14 players.

WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR A 'MEMBERSHIP' AT AN INDOOR FACILITY?
This is required by venues for their reasons. Our club does not have any say in this nor do we get a cut. This fee is typically $12-15 and is usually valid for 12 months.

CAN MY CHILD PLAY UP AN AGE LEVEL? CAN THEY PLAY ON THE SAME TEAM AS THEIR SIBLING/FRIEND?
In general, this strongly discouraged. Any decision on whether a child can play above their natural age level will be made based on the player's soccer ability and whether they are physically read to compete at a higher level as well as registration numbers.


DOES MY CHILD NEED PRIOR SOCCER EXPERIENCE?
No. Our club is open to players of all experience and ability level.s


DOES MY CHILD NEED TO TRY OUT?
Our club does not hold exclusionary try outs. In the instances where we have multiple teams at the same age level, we may hold try outs to determine player assignments. However, in such cases, everyone will get the opportunity to play on a team. But...


ARE TEAMS CAPPED IN SIZE?
Yes. We do this to ensure coaches can give all players adequate playing time to help their development and enjoyment. Team caps vary by age level. Similarly, all teams require a minimum number of players to be considered viable. So if your child waits to long too register, they may not be on any team, regardless of their ability level. Registration is first come first serve.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR MULTIPLE KIDS IN THE FAMILY?
Not at the present time.
 

DO WE GET TO PLAY IN TOURNAMENTS?
All of our spring teams typically play in our Mountain Mayhem tournament on the day before Mothers Day. Other spring and winter tournaments may be done at the discretion of the coach, in consultation with team families. Tournaments other than Mountain Mayhem incur an extra cost.


DO YOU OFFER HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE?
Yes, at the discretion of the board. Please contact northernunitedsc@gmail.com if you have such a need.


WHAT DO I DO IF I AM INTERESTED IN COACHING? DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?
If you are interested in coaching, please contact northernunitedsc@gmail.com - please also mention any past coaching experience, soccer or otherwise. that you have. If you have little or no experience, you can still be involved by helping assist a more experienced coach.


HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST THE CLUB IN OTHER WAYS
We are always looking for volunteers in such areas as...
-Helping out at our fall and spring tournaments
-Uniform distribution
-Sponsorships
-Public relations
-Being on our board of directors
-Any other special skills set you might have

Please contact northernunitedsc@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out.


QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR UNIFORM/JERSEY?
To be announced.


HAVE A QUESTION NOT ANSWERED ABOVE?
Contact us.