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What is the purpose of tryouts?

The purpose of tryouts is to be able to group players of equal ability together in order to place them  on a team where they will be most competitive. It is extremely important for all kids to attend the tryouts. If there are extenuating circumstances forcing your child to miss tryouts you must notify the technical director at  playerdevelopment@northsoccerclub.com  prior to the tryout date of their absence. Also note that if you child misses tryouts they will be placed on a team based on prior coaches report and prior tryout standings, if room, per North Soccer Club’s board discretion.

 


 

 

What is the established age cutoff?

North Soccer Club abides by the age cutoff guidelines established by Mass Youth Soccer Association (MYSA). The age deadlines can be viewed at:  Players are placed on a team based on their age.  To play on a competitive travel team the player must be 8 years old by August 1st.  Players who are under 8 on August 1st will have an opportunity to play for the Academy.

 


 

 

Will my child be cut? 

The North Soccer Club firmly believes that all children that are interested in playing the sport of soccer should be able to do so. We do our best to roster as many players as possible. Sometimes we may need to place players on a waiting list because we are limited by the various facilities as to the number of players that can be rostered on each team. It has been our experience that very few players remain on a waiting list. In the past, we have almost always been able to clear the waiting list at some point during the season. Any player that we are unable to roster will receive a full refund.

 


 

 

When will my child be notified which team he/she is on? 

The review of tryout results may take a couple of weeks so please be patient. We try and roster everyone if possible. Final notification will occur only once all teams (boys & girls all age groups) have been finalized with coaches assigned.

 


 

 

When will my child play and practice? 

Spring/Fall - The NSC participates in the BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) league. Each team/player will have 2 practices, usually 1 to 1.5 hours per, and one game per week. Practices and home games are held at a local town field (Amvet, Rose, and/or North Attleboro High School JV Field). The schedules are determined by BAYS and will consist of 5 home games and 5 away. Travel up to 45 minutes for away games may be required.

Winter Indoor - The NSC uses Wide World of Indoor Sports as our winter practice and game facility.  NSC does its best to secure practice time during the indoor season, however space is tight and is not guaranteed on a weekly basis. Practices may also be held at a local school gym (Amvet, Community, High School, Plainville) when time is available.


 

 

What happens if the schedule I receive conflicts with another activity in which my child is involved and I have to drop out of soccer? 

There will be NO refunds granted if you remove your child less than 1 full week prior to the tryout period for fall and spring or one week prior to registration close for winter. Teams are placed in BAYS or at WWIS shortly after so anyone who is placed on the team at that point is expected to participate. Anyone who has not notified the registrar and/or the president of a refund will not be eligible for a refund. Any questions please contact  president@northsoccerclub.com and registrar@northsoccerclub.com.

It is expected by signing up that NSC and soccer is a commitment and we use that commitment in making decisions on team placement and participant wait lists.


 

 

When does the season begin and end? 

Fall Season - Begins in early September and runs through early to mid November (10 weeks).  Winter Indoor -Begins in early November and runs through early April. Although various facilities break it down into two or three sessions, the NSC considers the indoor season to be one season and we ask players to commit to the entire season. Spring Season - Begins in Early April and runs through early June (10 weeks).


 

 

Are there ways I can get involved with the club or my child’s team? 

Yes. There may be coaching and team administrators for each team.  In addition, you might also be interested in assisting in the lining of fields, fund raising events or even being on the board of directors.  Each month (2nd Thursday) there is an open club business meeting where club operations are discussed. All are welcome to participate in these meeting and the board encourages all to come and share their ideas, concerns, question and etc…

 


 

 

What does zero tolerance mean? 

Here is the BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) explanation: All individuals responsible for a team and all spectators shall support the referee. Failure to do so will undermine the referee’s authority and has the potential of creating a hostile environment for the players, the referee, and all the other participants and spectators. Consequently, BAYS has adopted and modified the following rule: No one, except the players, is to speak to the referee during or after the game. Exceptions: Coaches may ask questions before the game, call for substitutions and point out emergencies during the game, or respond to the referee if addressed. Absolutely no disputing calls, during or after the game, no remarks to the referee to watch certain players or attend to rough play. NO YELLING at the referee, EVER, and no criticism, sarcasm, harassment, intimidation, or feedback of any kind during or after the game. Violators may be ejected and are subject to disciplinary action by the BAYS Sportsmanship Review Committee. If coaches or spectators have questions regarding particular calls, rules, or a referee, or wish to give feedback regarding a referee, please contact the NSC referee contact:  ref@northsoccerclub.com  

 


 

 

Is tournament play mandatory? 

Tournament play is highly encouraged, but not required. Tournaments allow for exposure to other teams and add to the competitive experience. Only registered Club players may be members of NSC tournament teams. Fees have been established by the Club and must be collected before play. The Club will register and pay for the team. Out of state play requires written permission from MYSA and the Board of Directors. Patches will be provided by the Club for “patch tournaments.”

 


 

 

What is the NSC uniform policy?

The Club uniform (effective 9/2013) consists of the a black and red club jersey, black shorts and solid red socks. These items are made available by the NSC, by contacting the Equipment Director equipment@northsoccerclub.com , for purchase and are required by all players. Shin pads are also a required part of the uniform and must be covered by the sock.