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Recreational FAQ's and Season Information
Spring 2014 Gilbert Registration

Recreational FAQ’s and Season Information

Spring 2014 Gilbert Registration

Arizona Soccer Club Grassroots Recreational Soccer Program 
AZSC youth recreational soccer is for all players ages 3 - 13 year of age
and for beginners to those with a great passion for soccer! 

Spring Grassroots Soccer Registration:

Season Dates:   Starts Saturday April 5th - Saturday May 24th
Bi Week:          None
Mandatory Coaches Meeting:  Tuesday March 25th
Mandatory Coaches Training:   Tuesday April 1st

Location Gilbert - Crossroads Park, Greenfield Road & Knox Road, between Warner & Ray Roads

Registration Costs & Dates:    Saturday January 18th, 2014 - Sunday March 9th, 2014

  • Cost = U4 - U14 Players:      $95.00
  • Sibling Discount, up to 3rd Player:  $5.00 per player

Late & Wait List Registration Costs & Dates:     Monday March 10, 2014 - Saturday April 12, 2014

  • Cost - U4 - U14 Players:          $115.00
  • NO Discounts 
  • *All Wait List registrations will be rostered on teams after all regular registrations have been rostered, based on availability.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE GRP Grassroots RECREATIONAL Soccer Season 

 *** Please note: Your child(ren)’s registration is NOT complete until payment has been received.

 

 

 Age Brackets***: (Age as of 7/31/13) - "U" = Under, i.e.: U4 = a child who is 3 years of age

  • 3yrs old 2010 - U4 Bracket , Coed
  • 4yrs old 2009 - U5 Bracket, Coed
  • 5yrs old 2008 - U6 Bracket, Coed
  • 6yrs old 2007 - U7 Bracket, Coed
  • 7yrs old 2006 - U8 Bracket, Coed
  • 8yrs old 2005 - U9 Bracket, (DOB 08/01/04 - 7/31/05) All boys or all girl teams U9-U14
  • 9yrs old 2004 - U10 Bracket, (DOB 08/01/03 - 7/31/04)  All boys or all girl teams U9-U14
  • 10yrs old 2003 - U11 Bracket, (DOB 08/01/02 - 7/31/03)  All boys or all girl teams U9-U14
  • 11 yrs olds - 13 yr olds, (DOB 08/01/99 - 07/31/02) - U12-U14 Junior High Division, All boys or all girl teams U9-U14  

***AZSC reserves the right to combine age brackets as to create the best playing experience for your children.

Registration fees include the following:
  • Full Uniform (Jersey/shorts/socks)
  • Referee Fees* (AZSC is proud to provide referees for ALL games/All age brackets! This is an AZSC Difference! )
  • Player supplemental Insurance
  • Team photo/Individual photo (A $12 Value! Another AZSC Difference!)
  • Trophy or Medal
  • Registration costs (labor and supplies)
  • AZSC Equipment (field goals, paint, shade structure for each team- set up at field)
Where does AZSC play their games for the Fall Season?
  • Fall Season: Gilbert @ Discovery Park - 2214 East Pecos Rd - NW Corner of Pecos and Santan Parkway, for ages U4-U14. 
  • Winter and Spring Season:  Gilbert @ Crossroads Park - Greenfield and Knox, between Warner and Ray Roads by Polar Ice, for ages U4-U14.
Coaches Discounts:  Coaching discounts available! Coaching discounts to be given out at the coaches’ mandatory pre-season meeting, ONLY.  
 
Please know that AZSC’s Grassroots Recreational program continues to grow each season and is always looking for additional
parents to step up and coach their child’s team! It is a rewarding experience for both you and your child!   Volunteer coach!
 
How do I Register my player?
Register Online!  A registration link has been provided for you above.  When registering, please create a family account and register all players/children onto your personal "Household Account".
Now that I have registered my players, what happens next?
Once teams have been formed, all confirmed COACHES will attend a mandatory pre-season coaches meeting approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the season. Coaches will pick up their team uniforms, rosters, schedules and coach pack materials. Coaches will be asked to contact their players within 3-5 days to arrange practice times and locations.
Where and when do the teams practice? 
All team practice days, times and locations are determined by the team’s parent volunteer coach.
 
Coaching Information -
AZSC relies on parent volunteers to coach all teams and we are making it a rewarding experience for all coaches by providing for you the resources that will help to make you successful.  AZSC starts with a coaches meeting and training, with professional and certified soccer coaches, and we also provide for you website training tools including curriclum guidelines, lesson plans and training videos.  Please select the coaching option during registration to volunteer to coach your players team! 
  
- Coaches Discounts**:  Coaching discounts available! Coaches discounts to be given out at the coaches’ pre-season meeting, ONLY All confirmed coaches will receive an email with mandatory meeting & coaches training clinic details. 

- What are the perks and benefits of being an AZSC GRP Parent Volunteer Coach?

1) Coach Discount – given out at the Mandatory Coaches Meeting - ONLY

a.      U4 coaches = $10.00

b.      U5 + coaches = $20.00

2)  Coach determines practice day(s), time and location

3)  NEW Coaches receive - Coaching bag with cones, first aid kit and ball pump ILO coaches discount if desired.

4)  Opportunity to coach your own child(ren).

5)  Coaches receive a complimentary coach and child picture on picture day.

6)  AZSC Pro-Coach Training Clinics - One prior to season start and a second clinic during the season.  Free Coaches T-shirt for attending!

7)  Access to AZSC GRP online coaches training curriculum with practice drills, online videos and more.

Click here for more information about coaching your child’s team - AZSC GRP Coaches
 
- Coaches:
Once teams have been formed, all confirmed COACHES will attend a mandatory pre-season coaches meeting approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the season as well as the mandatory coaches training clinic. Coaches will pick up their team uniforms, rosters, schedules and coach pack materials. Coaches will be asked to contact their players within 3-5 days to arrange practice times and locations. Please email info@arizonasoccerclub.com.  Coaches will also need to attend a mandatory coaches training clinic, prior to the season beginning.  All confirmed coaches will receive an email with meeting & coaches training clinic details. 
 
What do I need for the season?
Shin guards are required for all players. These can be purchased at any sporting goods store. Soccer ball and Cleats are optional, but recommended. Toe cleats/baseball are NOT allowed.

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  
Coach & Friend Requests:
AZSC will do their best to accommodate location, coach and friend requests, but they are NOT guaranteed.  All requests will be considered on a first come first serve basis, based on registration date.
 
Late Registration:
Cost: $115.00/per player**.  No sibling discounts available. Does AZSC offer seasonal scholarships? Scholarship applications are available through the AZSC Office and online under the forms/links tab. All scholarships are confidential. Please contact info@arizonasoccerclub.com for more information. In addition, we offer a "field set up and tear down" program in exchange for some registration costs. All applications to be reviewed by the AZSC Board of Directors. Please email info@arizonasoccerclub.com for more information. AZSC will do their best to accommodate location, coach and friend requests, but they are NOT guaranteed.
 
Wait List Registration:
Cost: $115.00/per player**.  No sibling discounts available. Does AZSC offer seasonal scholarships? Scholarship applications are available through the AZSC Office and online under the forms/links tab. All scholarships are confidential. Please contact info@arizonasoccerclub.com  for more information. In addition, we offer a "field set up and tear down" program in exchange for some registration costs. All applications to be reviewed by the AZSC Board of Directors. Please email info@arizonasoccerclub.com for more information. AZSC will do their best to accommodate location, coach and friend requests, but they are NOT guaranteed.
 
Season Registration Periods
AZSC begins online registration for the following season approximately one week into the current season.  For example:  The GRP Fall season starts the beginning of September, then Winter registration will be open online starting the first or second week of September, just after the Fall season has started.  Each season has the following registration periods:
 
Fall Season games runs September - November.  The registration period runs from April - July, respectfully*.
Winter Season games runs:
  • Gilbert:  January - March.  The registration period runs from September - November, respectfully. 
  • Queen Creek:  December - March.  The registration period runs from September - November, respectfully*. 
Spring Season games runs March/April - May.  The registration period runs from January - March, respectfully*.
 
*Updated dates, deadlines and season information will be published at the start of registration for each season.
 
Refund Policy
Please remember that AZSC DOES NOT offer refunds. AZSC will do their best to accommodate location, coach and friend requests, but they are NOT guaranteed. Under special circumstances, AZSC will offer a credit for future seasons. Your request for a credit will be reviewed by the AZSC Board of Directors. Refunds may be granted for the following reasons ONLY:  medical emergency, relocation from the area, transfer to a Thunder Academy team, or the Club’s inability to place a wait list player on a team.  Refunds will NOT be made for:  the Club’s inability to satisfy a player’s special team/practice 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 of $25.00 will be deducted from the refund or credit.
 
 
Visit our AZSC Office during normal business hours.
Normal Business Hours
  • Monday - Friday: 10am - 2pm
  • Sat / Sun: Closed
 
Additional Information:
Director of AZSC Grassroots Recreational Program - Davey Lopez
AZSC Grassroots Recreational Coordinator - Jacqueline McCaulou
 
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