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Oldham Soccer Club

Registration Questions

1.      How secure is the online registration process?
OSC uses Affinity for the registration process. The online sign-up is secure and is used for all of Kentucky Youth Soccer.

2.      What is the registration deadline?
Regular registration deadline is Midnight, Saturday, August 27, 2016. OSC will continue to accept registrations after the deadline but will not guarantee player placement on a team. However, we always do our best to accommodate players. Please contact the Registrar at oldhamsoccerclub@gmail.com

3.      May players living outside of Oldham County register to play OSC recreational soccer?
Yes. OSC accepts registrations from any eligible player living outside Oldham County.

4.      May a team of players living outside of Oldham County register together and play in the OSC recreational program?
OSC only allows players living in the adjoining counties of Henry, Jefferson, Shelby, and Trimble to register together as a team and play in the OSC recreational program. If there are enough players to form multiple teams in an age group from one county, random team formation must be used to form the teams.

5.      What are the required submissions to complete registration?
Payment (if paying by check)

Copy of Birth Certificate (see below)

OSC (OCYSA) Medical Release Form (only if manually registering).

Players will not be assigned to a team until registration fees and birth certificates are received by OSC. Players will not be allowed to practice or play until an OSC (OCYSA) Medical Release Form is received by OSC or by the player’s coach at their first team practice. Send checks and birth certificates to OSC, P.O. Box 801, Crestwood, KY 40014. Birth certificates and Medical Release forms may also be faxed to 502-241-3189.

6.      Do I need to provide a birth certificate for my child?
All new recreational players (or returning players that have not registered with OSC within the last 2 years) must provide a copy of their birth certificate. Hospital, baptismal or religious certificates are not accepted.

7.      What are recreational program birth date requirements?




8.      
What are recreational soccer registration fees?

 

Age Group

Player Fee

U-4/U-5 Little Kicks Beginner

$60

U-6 Little Kicks Challenger

$60

U-8 Recreational

$90

U-10 Recreational

$95

U-12, U-14, & High School

Recreational

$95


9.  
What is the uniform policy and cost?
All soccer players are required to wear a full Oldham Soccer Club uniform for all league games. All new players must purchase a uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks) for $30.00 when registering.

Returning players from the Fall season are not required to purchase a new uniform, but may do so if their current uniform is needing replacement.

10.  What is the Soccer Angel Fund?
OSC provides registration fee payment assistance to children of financially challenged families through the Soccer Angel Fund. The Soccer Angel Fund is financed through donations made by OSC members during registration. We ask that all OSC members consider a donation to the Soccer Angel Fund. OSC will never deny any child the opportunity to play soccer based on financial reasons.

11.  How do I request Soccer Angel Fund Payment Assistance?
To request Soccer Angel Fund registration fee payment assistance, send a written request to: OSC , P.O. Box 801, Crestwood, KY 40014 or email your request to oldhamsoccerclub@gmail.com.

12.  As a parent or guardian of a player, am I required to volunteer during the season?
OSC is a non-profit organization managed and operated by volunteers. Parental participation in operating the program is crucial to the success of the program 

Coaching Questions

14.  What coaching experience do I need to be a team coach?
No coaching experience is required. In fact, most youth soccer coaches have had no coaching experience. We are looking for Moms and Dads that enjoy playing and having a good time with kids. We prefer good adult mentors and role models for the kids. OSC will provide coach training, coaching curriculum, other coaching resources, and mentoring.

We want all of our players to have great fun, enjoy some good exercise, and hopefully fall in love with the sport of soccer. Our goal is to give the kids a great, positive experience so they want to return for future seasons. Learning good sportsmanship, respect, team play, and basic soccer skills are our coaching priorities. Winning is not.

15.  How much time does it take to be a coach?
Little Kicks coaches only coach on game days (practice and play). U8 coaches will direct a weekly 60 minute practice and then coach a game. U10 coaches will direct two weekly 60 minute practices and a game. U12 & U14 coaches will direct two weekly 90 minute practices and a game. All coaches will spend some time at the pre-season coach meeting, coach training and will do some weekly studying and planning at home.

16.  What happens if none of the team parents volunteer to coach the team?
Teams must have at least one parent volunteer to be coach or risk being disbanded. Please don't wait for the call! Sign-up to coach during registration so there is time to attend OSC coaches training and orientation. Coaching children is a rewarding experience.

17.  As coach or assistant coach, will I need to pass a background check?
Yes. As part of the OSC KidSafe Program, all coaches and assistant coaches must complete and pass a background check.

Team Formation Questions

18.  How are recreational teams formed?
It is the goal of OSC to balance the ability of all recreational teams in each age group. All teams are formed by a random draw process and remain together for the seasonal year (fall and following spring seasons). Players on a fall team will automatically be reassigned to the same team for the spring season, unless parents request a change. If a team change is requested, the player will be reassigned by the random draw process.

19.  Are there gender specific teams?
Little Kicks are mixed gender teams. All other age groups will have separate boys and girls teams if there are enough players. If not enough players, teams will be formed mixed gender. It is important to note that OSC uses the term “Mixed” for boys teams, as well as, gender mixed teams.

20.  May I request my child be assigned to a specific team, with another player, or with a specific coach?
OSC will assign the children of the head coach and one assistant coach to the same team their parents coach and also siblings in the same age group will be assigned to the same team.

U10 and Older Teams: OSC accepts no special team assignment requests, no requests to play with another player, or requests to play with a specific coach for U10 and older teams in accordance with KYSA team formation rules.

U8 Teams: OSC accepts no requests to play with a specific coach at U8, but will consider all other special assignment requests made prior to team formation, in the order received. However, special assignment requests may be denied if the assignment does not allow OSC to balance the ability of all teams or the number of players on rosters.

Little Kicks: Special assignment requests for Little Kicks teams will be granted prior to team formation.

21.  May my child play up an age group?
All play up requests must be submitted to OSC for consideration and approval. Playing up requests with explanation need to be included in the “Special Considerations” section of the online registration process and must also be sent by email to oldhamsoccerclub@gmail.com, prior to team formation. Requests to play down an age group will not be considered and not allowed. Please note that during the team formation process, players with birthdays within a specific age group have team assignment priority over play up request assignments.

22.  When will we receive our team assignment?
OSC does it’s best to email team assignments to parents 2 weeks prior to the start of the season. However, distribution may be delayed if there is a significant number of late player registrations or if there is no parent(s) willing to volunteer to coach the team.

Uniform and Equipment Questions

23.  What are the uniform and equipment requirements?
All players are required to wear an OSC uniform for all league games. The uniform kits include two (2) jerseys and one (1) pair of shorts and socks. Uniform kits are purchased during the registration process. Players are required to bring the following equipment to all practices and games:

·         Soccer Ball

·         Shin Guards

·         Soft-cleat soccer shoes (not required, but highly recommended. No baseball or football cleats.)

·         Water bottle

24.  When will I receive my uniform?
Uniforms are distributed prior to the start of the season, unless the player was registered late. OSC will send out an email announcing when uniforms will be distributed.

25.  What size soccer ball does my child need?

·         Little Kicks & U8- Size 3

·         U10 & U12- Size 4

·         U14 & Older- Size 5

General Questions

26.  When do we receive league schedules?
U10 and younger schedules are normally distributed 2 weeks prior to the start of the season by OSC. Schedules for the older age teams are developed by JCYSL and are normally distributed no later than 1 week prior to the start of the season.

27.  When are games normally played?
The majority of recreational games are scheduled on Saturdays during the season, but are also scheduled on Sunday afternoons and in rare circumstances, some weeknights. Sunday games do not start before 1pm.

28.  Where are games normally played?
U10 and younger teams play their games at the OSC Soccer Complex in Buckner. The complex is located next to the OC Middle School. U12 and older teams play their “home” games at the OSC Soccer Complex and their “away” games at other team soccer sites in the Louisville region.

29.  When will my child’s team practice?
Little Kicks teams practice and then play games on their scheduled game days. U8 teams practice once a week and U10 and older teams practice once or twice a week depending on the coach. Each coach determines when and where their teams will practice.

30.  What is JCYSL?
JCYSL is the Jefferson County Youth Soccer League. All U12 and older teams play their games in the JCYSL recreational league which is comprised of teams from communities around the Louisville region. JCYSL schedules all games for U12 and older teams.