Fall 2020 Soccer FAQs

Q. How can I get the most updated information - stay on top of rain outs, dates,

etc.?

A. The best place to get information is from your coach. However, there will be

times when you are not assigned to a team yet, or the coach is already on the field

and it is difficult to reach him/her. The soccer program uses Twitter to get quick,

important messages out throughout the season. We recommend that you register

to receive these tweets by following us on Twitter at sjcyosoccer OR by texting

"follow sjcyosoccer" to 40404.

Q. What if I am interested in coaching or assisting?

A. We are always looking for coaches, assistance, and volunteers in all of our

sports. Please email Joe at jcaiolahome@gmail.com or contact 585-0748

immediately.

 

Q. When does the season start?

A. The Fall 2020 Soccer season begins in late September providing we have access

to the fields, as a result of the pandemic. The first game of the

season is typically an exhibition game player along with another team so coaches

can begin to understand player strength and needs and our athletes can get

acclimated to the field and rules. Coaches may hold practice in our Micro, Middle,

and Upper divisions prior to that date.

 

Q. When does the season end?

A. Our Fall season ends in early November.

 

Q. Can I still register?

A. Each sports lists where openings are still active, but registrations will close

as we get closer our respective opening days.

 

Q. How do I register?

A. If you wish to register online, please select the appropriate age group for your child and whether you are interested in opting out of our Fund Raising obligation. Please note that we are required to charge a small additional fee for online registrations to cover our transaction costs. If you have a registration form - please immediately send it in to the PO Box at

the bottom of the form. If you do not have one, please download a form from this

site and mail it in - see the home page. Forms can also be found in the

Our Place newspaper, Pennysaver, and the Connetquot virtual backpack.

 

Q. Will there be practices for my child?

A. All Micro, Middle, and Upper divisions teams (ages 5 and above) will practice

approximately once each week at a time determined by the coach. Coaches try to

work out scheduled practices that coincide with times that parents and athletes

can attend. Clinic teams (ages 3 and 4) do not practice separately and only play on

Sunday mornings.

 

Q. When are games scheduled?

A. All games (and Clinic practices) are held on Sunday mornings between 9 a.m. and

12:30 p.m. Athletes will be scheduled for a one-hour time period during these

times. A schedule will be distributed to each parent and athlete during the first

official game of the season.

 

Q. Where do we play?

A. All practices and games are held at Ronkonkoma Middle School on Peconic

Street in Ronkonkoma.

 

Q. I registered, when will I hear from the league or a coach?

A. Rosters are being distributed and coaches will begin making calls on or about September 17th provided that school and local government agencies allow access to the fields. If you have not received a call and you have just registered, please be patient. At certain times of the year prior to season start, we are required to wait until we have a number of members on a team before we create a new team, so there may be a delay in reaching out to the parent by a coach until a

team is created. However, if this is the case, the parent will receive a recorded

message from the league with updated information stating that the child is

registered and providing uniform or schedule information.

 

Q. What is the fundraising buyout and should I do it?

A. At St. Joseph's CYO, we give you a choice of paying us an additional $30 in place

of a fundraising commitment or participating in fundraising directly. If you chose

to take the fundraising buyout, you will be required to pay an additional $30 (at

the time of registration only) and you will not receive a box of chocolate/candy to

sell. Fundraising is an important part of our program which allows us to keep

registration costs low and still raise money for field maintenance, program costs,

fees, insurance costs, etc.

 

Q. I will participate in fundraising, what should I expect?

A. If you chose to take part in fundraising (and not opt-out for an additional $30),

you will receive a box of 60 pieces of chocolate/candy, and you are required to

return $60 to the league within two weeks of receipt of the chocolate. You can

choose to sell the candy or eat it, but you are expected to return the $60 to the

league. Fundraising is an important part of our program which allows us to keep

registration costs low and still raise money for field maintenance, program costs,

fees, insurance costs, etc.

 

Q. Where do I get a soccer uniform, how much does it cost and what does it

consist of?

A. Uniform sales will be announced in the beginning of by September 11th. 

 

Q. What equipment will my child need, other than a soccer uniform?

A. Each athlete in our program must wear a St. Joseph's CYO official uniform

during all scheduled games (see above). In addition to this uniform, athletes in all

divisions must wear shinguards during practice and scheduled games. Also, athletes

in all divisions above our Clinic 3 and 4 year-old division must wear soccer cleats.

Athletes should also have a soccer ball for practice.

 

Q. What size soccer ball will my child need?

A. For our Clinic 3 and 4 year-old division, a #3 soccer ball is required. For our

Micro and Middle divisions (5-9 year-olds), a #4 ball is required. For our Upper

Division (10-13 year-olds), a #5 ball is required.

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