Intramural Registration InformationUpdated Friday June 30, 2017 by Terryville Soccer Club.
Question: What age and grade levels can play in the Club?
Answer: Boys & Girls Born between 2014 and 2004, ages 3 - 13, typically grades preschool to 8th.
Question: Noticed that when I registered for previous seasons, the registration was based on the grade level. Now it is based on birth year. Why the change?
Answer: We are trying to align our Programs to reference birth years. Between U numbers, grade and birth years, it could get quite cofusing for everyone. The birth year is the simplest and most understood format to reference, especially for the processes and communications that move players from the Intramural Program to the Travel Program.
Since the Divisions in the Fall will be based on birth year, it is possible that a player, especially in the younger age groups and those who were playing down or up in the Spring will end up in the same equivalent Division for the Fall that they were in for the Spring. We will address these on a case by case bases. Reports that we ran from the application suggest only a handful of possibilities. We will also be reaching out to those accounts where we feel that players' birthdates are inaccurate in the system because they are off by many years as compared to their grade level.
Question: I registered. What is next?
Answer: Wait to hear from us. You will be receiving more and more communications from the Club as we get closer to the September 9th Season Opener.
Question: What is the schedule for the 2017 Fall season?
Note 1 - on November 5th Daylight Savings Time Ends. This will impact your practices because it will be dark by 5.
Note 2 - if needed. Decision will be made at the end of the season. If used, Trophy Day would move to this day.
Question: When will I receive my team information, practice and game schedules?
Answer: Teams will be formed and activated on the website mid August. This will trigger all coaches and all players to receive their team information as an email notification. When this happens, coaches are encouraged to start communicating with their teams right away and start making plans for the first practice. Coaches should plan to get at least two practices in before Opening Day. During these initial practices, the coaches will determine the team's practice schedule, typically something that is the same each week. Game schedules and field assignments will be posted onto the website on the weekend before the season opener. Each week you will receive email notifications from the website on upcoming games.
Question: Does the website have a phone application?
Answer: Yes. We encourage everyone to download the SI Play app for his or her phone. This will allow you to see scores, schedules, receive all team emails, texts and have direct communication with the coach and the rest of the team. TeamWALL is no longer supported by the vendor, we can still us it, but the vendor notified us that they will migrate all TeamWALL users to SI PLAY in the near future.
Question: I would like to coach a team. How does it work? What is required?
Answer: We have a registration for that. You can select Coach or Assistant Coach during registration. For the Fall 2017 season, coaches are credited for one player, so their child plays for free. Assistant Coaches do not receive a credit. For Spring 2017, all Coaches must pass a mandatory background check prior to the start of the season. Other aspects of coaching are addressed in the Coach's Handbook (updated for Spring 2017), through professional training and through Club Leadership. No prior coaching experience is required nor is there a requirement to have deep knowledge of soccer. Intramurals is a recreational program and it is about having fun together and enjoying soccer.
Question: Where are the games played?.
Answer: Terryville Elementary School.
Question: Where are the practices held?.
Answer: Terryville Elementary School.
Question: When is practice?.
Answer: Practice is set by each individual coach and usually it is for one hour anytime Monday through Friday 4-8PM.
Question: I would like to volunteer and help out, not as a coach, but in some other capacity. How do I get involved?
Answer: Send an email to the VP of Intramural @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: How are teams formed?
Answer: Starting with the Spring 2017 season, we are using enhanced registration questions to allow us to form teams that are better balanced. Height, grade level and experience are key factors.
Question: I would like to ask for a specific coach or for my child to play on the same team with his friend(s). Is that possible?
Answer: Yes, we will do our best to honor requests, so long as it does not affect the balance of the teams covered in the prior question. We want to maximize the fun factor for our players and their families and we realize that playing on the same team with friends or being with a coach that a player is comfortable with are key.
Question: Are the Divisions coed?.
Answer: Only the PRESCHOOL Division.
Question: Where can I buy uniforms?.
Answer: Port Jeff Sporting Goods carries the Terryville Soccer Club Intramurals uniforms in the store.
Question: What size ball is used?.
Answer: Grades 1 and above use size 4. Grades below use size 3.
Question: When are games played on Saturdays?.
Answer: This will be finalized and published by the end of July.
Question: Do you plan on keeping the same age groups together as in the 2017 Spring season?
Answer: Yes, but the final decision will be made in mid August based on registration metrics. We feel that the divisional alignment for the Spring season worked very well.