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   Spring 2023

Q: When is registration for Spring 2023?

A: Jan 1st thru Feb 17th. 
 * PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT SOME AGE DIVSIONS WILL FILL UP QUICKLY AND MAY CLOSE EARLIER THAN FEB 17th
After Feb 17, a late fee of $15.00 will be added and players will only be pulled off the waitlist to fill empty roster space..waitlist is first come, first serve and late registrations are NOT guaranteed a roster spot

Q: What about registration for older divisions?
A: All players U14 and above will be waitlisted until interest can be determined...this is because most players at this age have developed beyond the AYSO Core program and can choose to play for their middle school thru AYSO's Goal Soccer League, (GSL). Or they may be playing club ( try-out league) thru  AYSO UNITED or another club program. Or in most cases, BOTH! Core still remains an option for those who may not have the time to commit to more competitive play but still want to enjoy the game! 
   

Q: When does the season begin and end?
A: Practices will begin mid to late February
    Games run March 25-May 13
    Practices will begin mid February!


Q: How are players placed into age divisions?
A: Our system will automatically place your kicker into the correct age division based on BIRTH YEAR
    For Membership Year 2022, we will place based on the following:
                                                2019 Playground...focus on motor skill development
                                                2018 Schoolyard...focus on motor skill development
                                                2017 KickStarters..first season playing games, 1 practice per week and 20 minutes before Saturday kickoff, plays 4v4
                                                2015-2016 U8...2 pracs a week, no keeper, no score, no ref, coaches on the field, 6v6
                                                2013-2014 U10 2 pracs a week, play with keeper, keep score, enforce build out line, coaches not on field, 7v7
                                                2011-2012 U12 2 pracs a week, play with keeper, keep score, no build out line, coaches not on field, 9v9

Q: Can I request that my child "play up/down" a division?
A: If your player is already playing up in a division from a previous season, they may continue to do so. HOWEVER, due to an overwhelming number of requests for players to play in different age division, we will now be keeping players in the division in which their birth year falls
                                                 

Q: What will my players schedule look like?
A: Teams U8 and above will practice twice a week. Please note that practice schedules are set BY THE TEAM'S COACH. Coaches may choose to practice M/Th or T/F or even Sunday Afternoons! *Please note that the only way to ensure that your child’s practices fit into your family’s schedule is to volunteer to coach your players team! Kickstarters practices Thursday evening and may also meet again for a quick 20 practice just before their Saturday morning games! Playground and Schoolyard meet on Sunday afternoons! Refunds are NOT granted for scheduling conflicts

**THE IR GAME SCHEDULE IS USUALLY RELEASED THE WEEK BEFORE GAMES AND WILL BE SENT TO ALL REGISTERED/TRAINED COACHES ASAP...PLS DO NOT EMAIL ASKING WHEN IT WILL BE OUT! THX! 

Q; How is the seasonal practice schedule set?
A: Coaches may choose between M/Th, T/F, and even Wednesdays and Sundays to set practices. We recommend that you do not begin pracs before 5:30 on weeknights.  PRACTICE SCHEDULE (Field time) IS SET FOR THE SEASON ON A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVE BASIS

 

Q: Who sets the Inter-Regional (IR) game schedule?
A: Christy Hendrickson, RC for AYSO Region 124 makes the IR (Interregional) game schedule. I have no insight or influence over where and when your child will play. Age divisions with enough teams may be kept “in house”, meaning, they will not have to travel to other regions to play. Playground, Schoolyard, 6U, and  8U play at the 337 fields.

 Q: Where and When will my child play?
A: Playground/Schoolyard...Sunday afternoons at 337
     Kickstarters/U8...Saturday mornings at 337
     U10 and older...337 and also travel to other regions within AYSO Area 5b including Maryville, Pellissippi, Straw Plains, Harrogate, Alcoa, Powell, Ball Camp, Sevierville, Lakeshore, New Port, Morristown, and Norris

Q: Who will coach my child?
A: Hopefully YOU! All AYSO coaches are volunteers...we absolutely cannot run this program without YOU! You may choose to have an assistant to help you with practices, drills, and game day decisions! Practices cannot begin until your child has a registered coach that has met all requirements! Training, whistle, and coaches tshirt provided. 

Q: When will I be notified about my child’s team/coach/practice schedule?
A: Once your players roster has been filled and a parent has volunteered and registered to coach, and completed all training,  you will be sent an email! 

Q: Who will ref my child’s games?
A: Again, all AYSO referees are registered volunteers! We need parents to step into these roles in order to make this season happen! MULTIPLE REF TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE FIELDS... TEAMS 10U and up MAY NOT BEGIN PRACTICING UNTIL THEY HAVE A REGISTERED REFEREE

Q: How much does it cost for my kiddo to play?
A: Playground/Schoolyard:
    *Registration fee $55
    **Jersey $20
     Kickstarters-U18
   *Registration Fee $75
    **Jersey $30
   ALL PLAYERS MUST PAY THE $20 YEARLY NATIONAL INSURANCE FEE BEFORE THEY CAN BE ADDED TO A ROSTER
 
    **If your player still fits into last season's jersey, they do not have to buy a new one..this does not apply to players moving from Schoolyard to 6U. Those players will  need a Core jersey

Q; *What is AYSO 337's Refund Policy?
Please understand that a tremendous amount of work, effort, and hours go into building and balancing team rosters. If a refund is requested and granted, not only is an entire team affected, but also the whole age division in which that team is built...and for those reasons, the following refund policy is in place...
A: Refunds are NOT issued for the following:
     A team does not have a volunteer coach
     A player was not granted their teammate request
     A player cannot attend practices due to schedule conflicts
     A player cannot attend games due to schedule conflicts
     A player decides to not play
    Refunds may be issued for the following:
    A player gets hurt during an AYSO 337 sanctioned practice or game and will not be able to return to the field. Refund requests must be accompanied by a doctor's note and will be settled on a case-by-case basis by AYSO 337's governing board. In some cases, fees may be rolled over into the following season.
    *A $35.00 re-rostering fee may be applied
 PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL GRANTED REFUND REQUESTS WILL BE PROCESSED AT THE END OF THE SEASON



Q: What if my child has a coach or teammate request?
A: Kickstarters and U8 players may REQUEST 1 teammate. Requests must be EMAILED to [email protected] no later than Feb 15 with "Teammate Request" in the subject line and please note that while we try to do our best... THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES... 

Q: How do I order my player’s jersey?
A: Once a roster has been filled and a coach who has met all training requirements has been assigned, you will be sent an email from Soccer.com with a link to order. Jerseys will be mailed directly to you!

Q: What does my player need by first practice?

A: Cleats...any brand but they MUST BE SOCCER CLEATS, not baseball or football
     Shin guards
     soccer socks
     Size appropriate ball labeled with last name (Playground thru U8 uses size 3, U10/U12 size 4, U14+ size 5)
     Water bottle labeled with last name

Q: Will my player get a trophy at the end of the season?
A: AYSO 337 does not provide team trophies or medals, however, parents are more than welcome to collect money, order awards, and plan a ceremony! More info will be provided at coach training 

Q: Can my child play with an arm cast?
A: Absolutely not...no matter how much bubble wrap you put on there! 

Q: Are there specific items not allowed to be worn by players on the field?
A: Yes! Absolutely no jewelry, (with the exception of a medical ID bracelet, which must be covered with something soft) is allowed to be worn during games…no bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. Please note that you will be asked to remove your child’s earrings even if “they just got pierced yesterday!”

Q: What is AYSO 377's pet policy?
A: Due to prior incidents and in an effort to keep all players and spectators safe, AYSO 337 DOES NOT ALLOW PETS at practices, scrimmages, or games...even if they are on a leash. 

Q: Communication
A: Emails are checked periodically throughout the season

Q: May I smoke if I walk away from the fields or to my car?
A: No, no alcoholic beverages, smoking or vaping are permitted ANYWHERE within the gates.

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