Waseca Soccer Club

2020 Spring/Summer Soccer Registration

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2020 Spring/Summer Soccer Registration U10 Rec Plus through U17

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. 

This online registration is for players born 2003-2011.

2020 FEES: 

U10 Rec Plus: $100 registration fee plus uniform kit @ $47.50

U11/U12:       $150 registration fee plus uniform kit @ $47.50

U13-U17:    $175 registration fee plus uniform kit @ $47.50

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Waseca Soccer Club is pleased to partner with Connecting Kids, a Mankato area United Way program, to assist families with financial barriers to allow for participation in youth activities.  

If you believe you might be eligible for financial assistance, please contact Connecting Kids at https://sites.google.com/view/connectingkidsmankato/home

or call: 507-207-3042

or Email: connectingkidsmankato@gmail.com

The Waseca Soccer Club also offers a "Family Maximum" of Registration Fees (only) with a ceiling of $345.  (This discount only applies to the total of Registration Fees; it does not apply to the Uniform purchases). 

WASECA SOCCER CLUB MISSION STATEMENT

The Waseca Soccer Club is committed to giving area youth an introduction to the great game of soccer, the opportunity to improve individual and team skills; and preparing players to be competitive at the high school level and beyond.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online Registration for U10-U17 players (children born in the years 2003 through 2011) will be held November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020. However, a late fee of $25 per person will be imposed after on/after January 1, 2020.  To avoid late fees, early registration is encouraged.

Online Registration for U6 and U8 players (children born in the years 2012-2015) will be available February 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020. However, a late fee of $25 per person will be imposed on/after March 1, 2019.  This online registration for U6/U8 will become available to registrants on February 1, 2020. To avoid late fees, we encourage families to register early during the registration period.  

UNIFORM INFORMATION

All players U10-U17 will be required to purchase a uniform kit, which includes 2 jerseys (home and away), shorts, and 1 pair soccer socks.  The cost for the uniform kit is $47.50.  

Uniforms are brokered through United Team Elite and can be ordered at the mandatory parent meeting in April 2020.  

The uniform style used in 2019 will be the same for 2020. Therefore, if your child's uniform still fits and you have all the pieces, you do not need to purchase a new uniform kit.  If you need to purchase individual uniform pieces only, there will be a price list and order forms available for these a la carte uniform items. 

For more information contact WSC Uniform Coordinator, Mandy Vagts at vagts121199@gmail.com.

U10 RECREATIONAL PLUS (BOYS & GIRLS BORN 2010-2011)

Cost: $100

Season: Approximately mid April to approximately end of June

Practices: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings (coach option), weather permitting.

Games: Generally, 1-2 evenings per week, and/or Saturday options. Out of town games/travel is expected, contingent on outside team availability. Each team will be offered an out-of-town tournament.

Teams: Separate teams for boys and girls. Number of teams will depend on the total registrations.

Equipment Needs: Soccer cleats, shin guards and socks that cover the entire shin guard.

Uniforms: Cost for uniform kit is $47.50 for two jerseys, shorts and a pair of socks. Individual jerseys, shorts, and socks will be available for purchase.

Coaching: Each team will need at least one parent/volunteer coach. Training and practice plans will be provided for those who volunteer. Coaches are encouraged to attend a Coaching clinic offered at no cost.  

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING DATE WILL BE SCHEDULED IN APRIL 2020 (DATE/TIME/LOCATION TBA)

U11-U12 COMPETITIVE SOCCER LEAGUE

Cost: $150

Season: Approximately mid April to late July (Starting date may vary by team and weather)

Practices: Practice schedule to be determined by Director of Coaching and Team Coach. Location and times to be announced.  Practice days/nights will be scheduled by the DOC, but flexibility is requested as changes are always a possibility to accommodate team/coach needs and field availability. 

Games: Competitive game league schedule is determined by MYSA's placement of a Team in a District, age level, and the League the Team is registered in (i.e. Black or Blue). Additional tournament play determined by DOC and Coach, based on WSC Board approved budget. Game nights may be scheduled on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, but flexibility is requested as changes are always a possibility to accommodate team/coach needs and field availability.  

Teams: Separate teams for boys and girls. Formation of teams will be based on total number of registrations. See Team Formation policy below.
 

Equipment Needs: Soccer cleats, shin guards and socks that cover the entire shin guard.

Uniforms: $47.50 – Uniform kit includes two jerseys, shorts and socks.  These may be ordered at the mandatory parent meeting to be scheduled in April 2020.

Coaching: Each team will need at least one parent/volunteer coach. Assistant coaches are recommended as well. Training and practice plans will be provided for those who volunteer. Coaches are encouraged to attend a Coaching clinic offered at no cost.

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING DATE WILL BE SCHEDULED IN APRIL 2020 (DATE/TIME/LOCATION TBA) 

U13-U17 COMPETITIVE SOCCER LEAGUE

Cost: $175

Season: Approximately mid April to late July (Starting date may vary by team and weather)

Practices: Practice schedule to be determined by Director of Coaching and Team Coach. Location and times to be announced.  Practice days/nights will be scheduled by the DOC, but flexibility is requested as changes are always a possibility to accommodate team/coach needs and field availability. 

Games: Competitive game league schedule is determined by MYSA's placement of a Team in a District, age level, and the League the Team is registered in (i.e. Black or Blue). Additional tournament play determined by DOC and Coach, based on WSC Board approved budget. Game nights may be scheduled on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday, but flexibility is requested as changes are always a possibility to accommodate team/coach needs and field availability.  

Teams: Separate teams for boys and girls. Formation of teams will be based on total number of registrations. See Team Formation policy below.

Equipment Needs: Soccer cleats, shin guards and socks that cover the entire shin guard.

Uniforms: $47.50 – Uniform kit includes two jerseys, shorts and socks.

Coaching: Each team will need at least one parent/volunteer coach. Assistant coaches are recommended as well. Training and practice plans will be provided for those who volunteer. Coaches are encouraged to attend a Coaching clinic offered at no cost.

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING DATE WILL BE SCHEDULED IN APRIL 2020 (DATE/TIME/LOCATION TBA) 

COMPETITIVE TEAM FORMATION POLICY U11-U17

Team Formation is a two-step process. The first step is deciding at what age level and competitive level (i.e. Blue, Black, Futures, etc.) we will field teams for the upcoming season. The second step is assigning players to those teams. Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) rules and Waseca Soccer Club policies will be used to make those decisions. Hard deadlines for team formation are imposed by MYSA, making timely player registration extremely important.

Waseca Soccer Club Goals for the Competitive Team Formation Process

1. To have a team for every player that wants to play club soccer. Placement on a team is not guaranteed if you register after the deadline listed on wasecasoccer.org for the player’s age group.

2. To place players on a team where they will have the greatest opportunity to develop their individual skills and to contribute to their team.

3. To field teams that will be competitive at their designated level.

Waseca Soccer Club Competitive Team Formation Process

1. Players are initially arranged according to their age level by the Club Registrar based on their birth year.  The birth year chart for current registrations is located at wasecasoccer.org and on the online registration link for reference.  Players may not be registered to or play at a level below their birth year guideline.

2. The Club Director of Coaching (DOC) and the Club Registrar use the registration data and MYSA policy to  determine viable options for age level and competition level. In the absence of the DOC and/or Club Registrar, the Board will appoint a committee for team formation and player placement.

3. The team formation process sometimes results in combining age groups (i.e. 11 and 12 year olds) to form a team.  In these cases, the players will play at the higher age level.

4.  At times, it may become necessary to promote some players to a higher age level and/or competitive level based on the number of available spots on the roster in order to form a viable team, while others will remain at their age level to form a viable team at the lower level age group. This is known as player promotion.

Should player promotion become necessary to meet the needs of the Club, the DOC will consider one’s skill level, as well as past performance and demonstrated commitment, while also attempting to sustain team equitability across the same competition levels, when at all possible. When player information is limited, the DOC will make every attempt to consult with the player’s prior Club and school soccer coaches, if/as applicable, for additional information.  Roster limitations imposed by MYSA are also factored in. 

The Waseca Soccer Club reserves the right to promote players to a higher level age group or competition level without the consent of the player(s) or the player(s) legal guardian, in order to fill open roster spots and to avoid having to cut players or void a team. 

5. Over rostering teams will be avoided if other options exist.  However, there may be times when over rostering is practical or even necessary, as we make every attempt to have a spot for all registered players. Over rostering decisions are left to the discretion of the Board of Directors, and will not be used if it would result in displacement of other players.

6. All recommendations made by the player placement committee (DOC and Registrar) are subject to approval by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall approve of all team rosters by an affirmative vote of the Board members present at duly held meeting (February).  The Board of Directors also has final approval authority on all player placement decisions, specifically those decisions which relate to combining age levels to form a team and player promotions, to be determined by an affirmative vote of the Board members present at duly held meeting (March).

7. The Board of Directors reserves the right to change these rules, by majority vote, at any time at their discretion without notice, for the good of the Club. 

8.  Team rosters will be posted on the Club website, wasecasoccer.org by April 1.

Updated 10/28/19

COMMITMENT HOUR PROGRAM

It is the expectation of the Club that parents will be actively involved in their child's playing experience. Failure to obtain sufficient volunteers may force the Club to reduce the number of teams and/or return registrations.

Volunteer opportunities are posted on our website at http://wasecasoccer.org

A Commitment Hour Program has been adopted by the Waseca Soccer Club Board utilizing a volunteer management system known as Dibs. Dibs is accessible through our website http://wasecasoccer.org.  All families who have players U11-U17/18 in the Waseca Soccer Club are required to complete 10 commitment hours for spring/summer soccer or in support positions for Fall school Soccer, which the Waseca Soccer Club funds and supports.  Families who do not fulfill the 10 hour commitment for the current session will be billed $15/hour.  The session for completing your DIBS hours runs from January 1-December 31. 

Volunteers are needed during preseason for field preparation, during the regular Spring/Summer Season, and in support of other Waseca Soccer Club activities and fundraisers, as well as to support the Junior/Senior High School Soccer Teams in the Fall (i.e. game announcers/clock, admissions, concession support, etc). We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to: Board Members, Coordinators, Coaches, Team Parents, Field Preparation and Maintenance, and Winter Indoor Soccer League assistance. Questions about Volunteer Opportunities or Dibs? Contact Justin Frye at (507) 304-5569.

How do I sign up/log-in do DIBS?

1)      Go to www.wasecasoccer.org

2)      Log-In (top left corner of WSC Website)–Use only one login per family   

3)      Select Dibs (middle right next to schedules)

4)      How many hours completed/% progress shows under “Progress”

5)      To sign up for positions select “WSC 2020 Commitment Hour Program”

6)      Then Sign up for open for desired Dibs Item(s)

REFUND POLICY

The Waseca Soccer Club (WSC) uses registration fees to support club operations and all activities. These fees support MYSA registration fees, referee costs and training, coaches training and supplies, field equipment and maintenance, invitational and play off tournament entry fees and various administrative costs.

Player Registration fees Early registration allows the club to plan team formation, order equipment and supplies, and commit resources for coaches and referee training. Because of the need for early planning, registration fees are non-refundable. Limited exceptions to this policy will be considered by the WSC Board during the time period in between Player Registration and Team submission to MYSA on March 1. These refund situations will be considered by the Board:
      1) Family/player moves out of the Waseca area, making it not practical to play with the WSC;
      2) Player becomes physically unable to play soccer due to serious injury or illness.
Approval of refund requests will be at the discretion of the WSC board. Refund requests are not guaranteed to be approved. Any direct fees incurred by the WSC (MYSA registration fees) will be deducted from the refunded amount. There will be no refunds considered for any reason after March 1.

Fundraiser Fees and/or purchases made in support of the Club, as well as Sponsorships are non-refundable.

Uniform Orders   Uniforms are custom ordered for the individual player, and become the property of the player when ordered. Uniforms cannot be returned to the Club and refunds will not be issued.

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Deanna Hiller

Inquiries