Recreational League FAQs

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How do I register for Fall Recreational Soccer?
Online Registration will be available on our website’s Fall Season page, starting in April in advance of the season. 

May I request my child to play with a friend?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accomodate.

What is Walk-in Registration for the Fall Recreational Soccer Season?
Walk-in Registration is the day to turn in your child’s signed, completed registration form.

When and Where is Walk-in Registration?
Walk-in Registration is Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ocean Air Elementary School.

What do I need to bring to Walk-in registration?
Print out the completed Registration Form and payment receipt, and bring them with you to Walk-in. IF your child is NEW to our recreational league, please bring a copy of their birth certificate or passport, as we need to check proof of birth. *Returning players will not need to provide this again.

What happens if I cannot attend Walk-in Registration?
You may still register online. Click on the link on the website, print out the Registration Form and payment receipt and mail them to the Sharks office after May 5th (along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport, if necessary). Your child will be put on a roster if space is available. If all rosters are full, they will be placed on a waiting list, then placed on a team as spots become available.

When will I find out what team my child is on and when they practice?
Teams and practice schedules will be posted on our website around the beginning of August. At that time, coaches will also be contacting families to let them know their team schedule.

What do I need to buy for practices?
Your child will need shin guards, socks to cover them and soccer cleats.

When do practices start?
Practices will start either the last week of August or the first week of September, depending on field closures. This should be posted by beginning of August. Practices are once a week and may be held any day, Monday through Friday beginning at 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 at local parks and elementary schools. Coaches will select where, when and what day the team practices.

*Unfortunately, due to the large volume of our program, we CANNOT accommodate any special requests for practice day/time/location.

When do the games begin?
Games are played on Saturdays beginning September 2nd (first weekend will be a scrimmage) and ending on November 19th.

What is the Recreational Intra-League Tournament and does this pertain to my child?
The intra-league tournament is a chance for our recreational teams to experience playing in a tournament format with multiple short games on one weekend during the fall season. This tournament is for our U8-U14 divisions (Div. 6 – Div. 3) and is scheduled the weekend of November 4th – 5th (only Div. 5 boys play on Friday the 3rd).

I would like to be a coach, assistant coach, or team parent.  What should I do?
Every year we need more coaches, assistants and team parents. The league depends on parents to fill all these positions. Be sure to register online as a volunteer at the same time you register your child and let us know which position you would like. For Head and Assistant Coaches our Division Coordinators will be your source of information. We will only form teams for the number of coaches we have. All other players will be placed on a waitlist until another coach volunteers.

What is required to be a coach?
The 2017 requirements for coaching are set by our parent organization, Cal South. All Head and Assistant Coaches must go through Risk Management (fingerprinting) that is paid for by the league. In addition, ALL head coaches are required to have a recreational coaching license called an “F” license. This course must be taken online, along with the required concussion course. You will also be asked to attend a coaches meeting in late August where we will provide a Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop and distribute your equipment bag for the season. For more detailed information, please feel free to contact our Director of Recreation, Erin Misaki at [email protected].

For more information regarding the recreational coaching license, please click on http://www.calsouth.com/en/coaching-ed/license-levels/

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