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MISS-LOU SOCCER CLUB

MISS-LOU SOCCER CLUB

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

How do I register? 

What is the cost and what does it include? 

There are two programs during the Recreational Season:

  • Little Kickers (PreK - Kinder) will go through several fun activities involving a soccer ball followed by a fun 4v4 game.  Little Kickers will receive a  free t-shirt.  The price for the program is $60.
  • Rec Soccer players will play either 4v4 or 5v5 soccer at the Vidalia Soccer Complex.  Players will receive home and away uniform kits, secondary insurance, registration with LSA, along with many other benefits for coaches and referees.  The price for the program is $100.

What are the dates of the soccer season?

  • Early registration opens: Feb 6th
  • Regular registration begins: Feb 14th
  • Registration ends: March 1st
  • Team selection: March 2nd
  • First practice date: March 3rd
  • Season begins: March 27th
  • Season ends: May 1st
  • Post-season: May 8th

What days are the games? 

  • Sundays
  • Rain-outs:
    • Makeup games will happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays

When do we practice?

  • Practice schedules will be set by each individual coach depending on their availability.  Practices usually last between 1-2 hours.

What does the U mean in the age groups such as U6?

  • The U stands for Under.  A U6 player is considered to be “under 6”.  You can find the US Soccer Age Matrix at misslousoccer.com

What equipment do I need? 

  • Your player will need soccer cleats, shin guards, and water.

What size ball does my age group use? 

  • U4-U8: Size 3
  • U9-U12: Size 4
  • U13+: Size 5

What does my child need to bring to practice? 

  • Your player will need soccer cleats, shin guards, and water.
  • Little Kickers must wear their Little Kickers t-shirt.

How many players are on a team?

  • U6-U8: 4v4 teams will have roster sizes of 6-8 players
  • U9-U18: 5v5 teams will have roster sizes of 8-10 players.

How do I get info about coaching or refereeing? 

  • Email us at [email protected]
  • Visit our website at misslousoccer.com and navigate to the Coaches and Referee tab.

When will I hear from my coach? 

  • After coaches select the teams

When will we get schedules and uniforms? 

  • Schedules will be posted once teams have been selected.
  • Uniforms will be given to coaches to hand out at their first practice.

Can my child play in a different age group other than his/her own? 

  • Play-up petition forms are available to parents who choose to allow their players to play up by 1 age group.  The Director of Coaching will have to assess the player and determine if playing up will be permitted.  Players cannot move up by more than 1 age group and may never move down in age group.

Can I get a refund? 

  • Refunds are only given in the event that a season is ended unexpectedly by the club.  All registrations are final.

Can I wear a cast, glasses, or jewelry? 

  • Arm casts are allowed but may not be used as a weapon during play.  Jewelry or hats of any kind will not be allowed during practice or gameplay due to possible injury.  Prescription eye glasses are allowed during gameplay and practice but sunglasses are not.

How are teams formed?

  • Coaches will meet before the season for draft day.  Once players are placed onto teams, we will randomly assign coaches to the teams that have been made.  Coaches who are coaching in the division their child plays in will be placed with their child's team.

Can I choose my own team? 

  • Only the U17 and U18 age groups will be allowed to select their own roster.  Rosters for these age groups must be between 8-10 players and play with at least two female players on the field at all times.  Teams should create a team name and submit that name in the “Preferred Teammate” field during registration.
  • Teams in every other age group will be randomly selected using a random number generator.

Why didn’t my child get on the team we requested? 

  • Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate every preferred teammate request while staying underneath each max roster size.
  • It is important for the development of our players and the growth of soccer that parity among teams be kept.  Unfortunately, when players are allowed to form their own teams, new players are placed on “leftover teams” that are not as skilled as those who created their own team.  This leads to a large disparity in skill level and discourages those players who are new to the game from continuing to play.  No child wants to be placed on a “leftovers” team.

Why are we playing 4v4 and 5v5?

  • This year, rec soccer will be played 4v4 or 5v5 from the U6 to the U13+ age groups.  We believe that the ball is the key to player development.  Playing small-sided soccer games allows players more opportunities to touch the ball and make decisions on the ball.  Smaller field sizes allow players to run less and play more.  Smaller rosters allow for more play time for each player.  Most importantly, keeping rosters small allows us to keep players playing with teammates of a similar age group.  We want players to grow with the game and it's very important for players to play with their proper ball size, field size, and age group. 

Why are we playing with Build Out Lines?

  • This year, rec soccer for the U9-U18 age groups will be played using Build Out.  The purpose of the build-out line is to encourage players to build-out from the back using the goalkeeper as not just a shot stopper but a field player as well.    Build out lines provide players the space they need to feel comfortable playing short passes from the back.  Build out lines also allow us to be more consistent when teaching players the offside rule of soccer.  Goalkeepers will not be allowed to punt or bounce-kick the ball.  By restricting the length of passes, defenders that play in the back will be put into a situation where they have to make decisions on the ball as opposed to only defending.

 


Contact

Miss-Lou Soccer Club
100 Hoffpauir Dr. 
Vidalia, Louisiana 71373

Email: [email protected]

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