1. How much is registration if my son or daughter is selected and what do these registration fees include?
The registration fee is $550 for U11 and up; 450 for U8 - U10 and this covers the following: 2 practice shirts, FYSA registration, USA League registration, Referee fees for all games played, Region “C” Cup tournament fee, one other tournament fee, some trainer session, conditioning training, some goalie training. You will have to purchase the uniform package separately through the Uniform supplier. A link to that will be posted on the website after tryouts are completed.
2. How and when do I order the uniform and how much does it cost?
After tryouts are completed there will be a link posted on the website and also directions will be emailed to you on how to order the uniform package from Score Sports. Website link here. The custom uniform package of 2 shirts, 2 shorts and 2 pairs of socks will cost approximately $125.00. Please do not order your uniform until your number has been assigned to you.
3. When does the Season start and how long does it run?
The league games start at different times of the year depending on the age group. The older age group (U- 15 and above) start their season in the beginning of August and last until the middle of October. Then after the holiday break they will start preparing for the Region Cup tournaments. The younger age groups (U-14 and below) start their regular season in November and it runs until the end of February with the Region Cup tournament. This schedule is always subject to change due to changes in league organization or if the Coach of your team would like to play in end of season or Preseason Tournaments.
4. When do practices begin and how many times a week do they practice? Where do they practice?
Practices will begin in late June for the older age groups (U-15 and above) and probably in early August for the younger age groups (U-14 and below). Most teams practice at least twice a week but some may try and practice 3 times a week during the summer. This is basically up to the coach of your particular team. All teams practice at both North & South locations, unless a team as a whole changes to one location.
5. Will there be any other fees that may come up during the year other than the registration fee?
You may be asked to contribute more money if your team has registered for other tournaments besides the two that are covered in the registration fee. Also some teams do have coaching fees that are agreed on with that particular team. Most of our teams have fundraisers for their specific team to try and offset any of these other costs that may come up throughout the year.
6. How far will we have to travel to get to the away games? And how may games do the teams play?
All of our teams participate in the USA league which is based out of Tampa. Our region runs from Pasco County all the way down to Collier County. So it is hard for us to be specific. Your team may get lucky and only have to drive as far north as Bradenton but you may also have to go to Pasco County. Our teams play a 14 game regular season schedule with 7 home games and 7 away. This does not include other weekends when you may be playing in a tournament.
7. When are Tryouts and How do I sign up?
Information on Tryouts and how to sign up can be located on our Tryout page located here.