Arizona Soccer Club

GRP FAQ's

GRP FAQ'S

 
For Registration & Season Information for the upcoming season click on the link:  Queen Creek Winter Season Information

How I register my child to play with AZSC?
 During open registration periods, you may register on the internet through the AZSC website by entering www.arizonasoccerclub.com and selecting the Register/ Manage Acct link. This will bring up the registration form to be completed online. AZSC is striving for maximum on-line registration. However, if you do not have access to a computer you may register by filling out a paper registration form and dropping it off at the Club office or mailing it with a check or money order, to the office. Payment must be made at the time of registration in order for the registration to be processed.

How do I do payments online? Online Registration is available to everyone who desires to pay by credit card. Step by step directions are given on the form for completing the payment. The payment is made through a secure line to a card service, which clears your check or credit card for payment. If problems are encountered when paying online, please contact the club office for assistance by email at info@arizonasoccerclub.com or by calling 480-332-4716.

Where is the Club Office? 
1166 S. Gilbert Rd, Building 300, Suite 116, Gilbert, AZ 85296

What Time is the club office hours of operations?
  • Monday - Friday - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sat/Sun: Closed

At what age a child can play with AZSC
? AZSC has leagues ranging from U-4 (under 4, 3 years old) through U-14 (under 14, 13 years old). A child must be at least 3 years old to play in the AZSC "Grassroots Recreational League" which hosts players from age 3 - 13 years. In addition, AZSC hosts the "AZSC BOLT Program", the "AZSC Academy Program" for ages 5 (U6) - 7 (U8) years, and the "AZSC Thunder Competitive Program" for ages 8 years (U8) through 17 years of age (U17).

How can I find out when registrations are being take for the particular season? 
The dates will be posted on the AZSC Website, in the local newspapers and will be sent via broadcast email to our previously registered players. In addition, volunteers normally distribute flyers through the schools and at various sites throughout the communities. The dates for registration are very important. If an individual is registered late, a late fee will be charged and there is less likelihood of special requests being honored. There is no guarantee of placement on a team.

What the registration cost involve?
 
  • Full Uniform (Jersey/shorts/socks)
  • Team photo/Individual photo (A $12 Value! Another AZSC Difference!)
  • Personalized Trophy or Medal
  • Two FREE player & coach clinics per season
  • Referee Fees* (AZSC is proud to provide referees for ALL games/All age brackets! This is an AZSC Difference! )
  • Player supplemental Insurance
  • Registration costs (labor and supplies)
  • AZSC Equipment (field goals, paint, corner flags & field costs)


What is the refund policy?
 Refunds or Credits may be granted for the following reasons ONLY: medical emergency (Written doctor/medical explanation/authorization required), relocation from the area, transfer to a Thunder Academy team, or the Club’s inability to place a player on a team. Refunds will NOT be made for: the Club’s inability to satisfy a player’s special team request, deciding not to play; or, cancellation of games due to inclement weather. Late fees will not be refunded and, in all cases, an administrative fee will be deducted from the refund.  All requests for refunds or credits, are to be submitted to AZSC prior to the second weekend of games.  Requests received after the second weekend of games will not be honored. Exceptions will only be considered for medical reasons, with a doctor's written explanation/authorization.

How are teams formed? Teams are formed based on 5 criteria:
  • Age Brackets
  • Gender (Ages Brackets U9 and above only)
  • Major Cross Streets
  • Friend Requests
  • Coach Requests


Can I request a particular coach?
 Yes. Indicate your request in the special requests section of the registration form. AZSC gives consideration to all requests, but requests are not guaranteed. Refunds are not issued for the Club’s inability to grant a special request.  The Town of Queen Creek only permits a 25% request ratio per team.

What is a team's practice schedule like?  Team practices, day, time and location, are determined by the AZSC GRP Parent Volunteer Coach.  Practices are usually hosted: Weekly, Monday - Friday, once or twice and week after 5:00 pm.

Can I move for a different team, to carpooling, to play in a friend’s team or to get a different practices times? Changes are not encouraged after rosters are finalized, but may be approved in limited justifiable situations. If you have a compelling reason for a change, contact your League Director. If an administrative error has been made, AZSC will try to make the correction. 
 
Do players move to a new team each season? Teams are formed every season and the rosters and coaches may change. Many people move in and out of our area so we have new coaches and players every season. If you want to return to the same team, you can make that request on your registration. 
 
What is a waiting list? Players registering late are placed on a waiting list. AZSC places players from the waiting list on teams on a first come, first serve basis as spaces become available to fill teams. Once teams are full, there are no more placements. After the season starts, players that were not placed on teams will have their registration fee returned. 
 
What equipment players need? Players must wear shin guards and bring water bottles to all practices and games. Every player is encouraged to have a soccer ball. Soccer cleats are not mandatory for players under 10, but are strongly encouraged. No jewelry is allowed. AZSC does not allows players names not be placed on the backs of shirts. 
 
When are the practices and games? Coaches for each recreational team set the practice schedule, which is generally one or two practices per week depending on the age group, with older players most likely practicing more than the younger players. Team practices are generally during the week in the evening at local HOA's, parks or schools. Games are played on Saturdays. Game day schedules are published approximately one week prior to the start of a season. 
 
What type of instructions is giving to the players? Practice activities are age-appropriate. Players are taught soccer skills and tactics appropriate for their age/skill level, according to the AZSC Coaching Curriculum and Certification. Emphasis is placed on players enjoying a fun experience and development. 
 
Are the coaches certified? All AZSC coaches must be certified through AZSC coaching certification/training. 
 
What if is rains on games days or practices days? The park authority determines field conditions and leaves a hotline recording at 7 am and again at 3 p.m. For game days, the league directors inform coaches of any field closures and game cancellations. Coaches inform parents of rainout. Check the home page for field status. A green light means fields are open, yellow light means that some fields have been closed but others remain open for the area. We will identify the fields closed. A red light signals that all fields are closed for the day. 
 
Once a field is closed for games, it is closed for the day. Games maybe rescheduled. For practices, the coach will call the hotline and will inform the team if practice will be held or rescheduled. If the park authority or AZSC officials close the fields, no one may play soccer on them. 
 
Who can I contact with questions not in the league? Contact the AZSC office at 480-332-4716 or send e-mail to info@arizonasoccerclub.com
 
Who will coach my child? All of the coaches in AZSC are volunteers. Almost all of them are parents of a player who is on the team they’re coaching. Coaches usually, but not always, return to coach for several years. We are always in need of new coaches every season as players graduate from the program and/or coaches move from the area or are unable to return for various reasons. New coaches are almost always recruited from the team your child is on so do not be surprised if you receive a request to volunteer. It will be very rewarding and your child will love you for it. For more information on coaching your child’s team click on our Coaching Resources link.