How do I determine the correct age group for my child?
Age group determination is based on the player’s age as of August 1st, prior to the current school year, with the season running fall to spring: age group chart for 2013-2014
How do I decide between micro and recreational programs?
For U4 players (3 yr olds), the micro program is a great way to introduce your child to soccer in a comfortable, play-oriented way, where you may be present if you wish to be, have a limited commitment, and can get your child active in soccer. U5 players have the ability to do both, or pick either one of the two. They may participate in the micro program structure of camps or clinics or sign up for the full year of recreational soccer.
How much travel will there be?
The micro program sites will be within Sockers FC Wisconsin’s main geographical area.
When can my child begin playing micro soccer?
Players must be 3 years old by August 1 in a calendar year to participate in micro soccer.
What equipment is suggested? What equipment is required?
Players should wear comfortable athletic attire. Shin guards are mandatory and no player may participate without them. Soccer cleats are recommended but are not mandatory. Players should bring an age appropriate ball (size 3) and water bottle to each practice and game. No player will be allowed to play with jewelry.
Can my son or daughter play in an age group higher or lower than the league they would otherwise play in based on their age as of August 1st?
If your son or daughter has been a part of our micro program and our staff believes they are ready for U5 soccer at the age of 3 they will support you in getting your child registered. Special consideration is given to keep players with the children in their grades even if they are young for that grade (grade appropriate).
When does the season start and end?
Micro soccer will have different offerings available throughout most of the year.
What if my child changes his mind about playing after we register, if we move prior to the season starting, or if we otherwise withdraw after registering?
Micro soccer only commits you for short periods of time and we will review those situations case-by-case.
Are there opportunities for parents to volunteer?
Since micro is designed mainly in a camp or clinic environment there are not many volunteer opportunities.
I want to coach, but what if I don’t have experience?
Sockers FC Wisconsin is always looking for new volunteer coaches in its recreational program. Participating in a micro camp/clinic and learning from our staff is a great start. Also, numerous G/Y1 Coaching courses are offered at Sockers sites during the year. Watch the web site and you can quickly become one of our many licensed recreational coaches.
What if I have other questions that aren’t answered above?
The best way to have your questions answered is to email the office at info@SockersWI.org.