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Redford Soccer Club

General FAQ

WHAT DOES "U9" MEAN?
The U9 age group means a player is UNDER-9 as of Jan. 1 of the designated year (2008 for the fall 2016-spring 2017 seasons). So, all players in that age group are 8 or younger, or else they recently turned 9 after Jan. 1. Similarly, U10 players are typically 9, U11 are 10, etc. Each fall, players move up to the next age group (ie. U9 becomes U10, etc.)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REGISTER MY CHILD?
Age groups are determined by the age chart at http://www.michiganyouthsoccer.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=4762. Pricing is as follows:
$110 for U6-U8 one season
$125 for U6-U8 fall/spring two-season combo
$125 for U9-U19 one season
$150 for U9-U19 fall/spring two-season combo

WHAT DOES MY CHILD RECEIVE FOR REGISTERING?
The club will provide a uniform for every player, consisting of a shirt, shorts and socks. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis; space permitting. All recreational players are guaranteed 50 percent playing time, with the understanding that they attend practices.

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO GET?
You must purchase SHIN GUARDS for your child. These are MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS. They can be found in most sporting goods departments. A WATER BOTTLE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to help prevent dehydration. A player may wear multi-purpose sports shoes or purchase optional soccer shoes with rubber-molded cleats, but cannot wear baseball/football cleats with studs on the bottom of the toe's tip. A soccer ball is an optional piece of player equipment, but is highly suggested. Coaches will have some balls available, but it is helpful in your child's development if he/she has their own. U8 uses a size 3 ball, U9-U12 use a size 4 ball and U13-U19 use a size 5 ball.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRAVEL AND IN-HOUSE SOCCER?
The U6-U8 teams play "in-house" within Redford against other Redford teams (or, occasionally, a neighboring club we'll partner with). U9-U19 teams travel to other nearby clubs for half of their games. 

IT'S MY CHILD'S FIRST TIME PLAYING SOCCER. WILL THEY BE ON A TRAVEL TEAM?
If your child is in the U9-U19 age groups, they will be on a recreational travel team with other players having limited or no experience. The younger the age group, the less experience the average player has. They will be playing other teams having a similar range of experience. Redford SC does not currently field teams in the tryout-based select or premier soccer programs offered in the region. We a recreational-based club.

WHEN WILL I HEAR FROM THE COACH?
Two weeks prior to the start of the first game the coach should be contacting you. Please check the website calendar or visit http://wsslsoccer.org to determine when the first game are. If on the following Monday of that weekend you have not heard from the coach, then call the registrar to check your child's status.

WHEN & WHERE IS PRACTICE?
There are generally two practices per week in the evening, typically at or after 6 pm. The coach will choose practice times, days and location in Redford.

WHEN & WHERE ARE GAMES?
Players on U6-U8 teams will play in Redford, usually on Saturdays. Players on U9-U12 teams will play usually on Saturdays, with half their games in Redford. Players on U13-U19 teams will play usually on Sunday afternoons, with half their games in Redford. The U9-U19 players will travel to other communities to play half their games. Some cities they may play in could include Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Dearborn, Farmington, Garden City, Hartland, Huron, Livonia, Monroe, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Taylor, Van Buren, Westland and others. **All teams could play 1-3 midweek games in the evening due to scheduling problems or weather conditions.**

WHAT IS THE SPRING FUNDRAISER?
The spring fundraiser held each year is usually a sale of candy bars to offset club expenses. It works out that 20-25 percent of club expenses are NOT covered by registration fees. A successful spring fundraiser provides additional money for field improvements like adding dirt to level fields, installing new goalposts as needed, grass seed and fertilizer. The profit to the club on one box of candy is $30. Therefore, each spring player is expected to sell one box of candy. If the player does not want to participate, they are charged $30 at the time of the candy sale. There are incentives to sell more than one box of candy for the players and for their teams.

WHAT DOES A "TEAM PARENT" DO?
A team parent is one whose child is a member of a team in the Redford Soccer Club. A team parent may be asked to bring a snack for the team to one game during the season, or help transport a teammate to a game. One team parent may be asked to organize the snack list or handle the fundraiser for the team. We are all team parents in some way.

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers are always welcome. Talk to your coach if you wish to help them in some way. Remember, this is an all-volunteer club. All coaches are typicaly parents of a player. If you are interested in getting more involved, contact the club president.

The Redford Soccer Club (RSC) promotes good sportsmanship in youth soccer by promoting and coordinating youth soccer within the Township of Redford. 

Our motto is 'Fun First, Competition Second.'

Coach Info

NETS & FLAGS
Coaches, remember to check the home field schedule in Google Sheets. If you are the first game of the day, you need to pick up and set up the nets and flags. If you are the last game of the day, you need to take down and return them where they belong!!! If you are the only game scheduled for that field that day, you would need to pick/set up, take down and return! Please take the bag/nets that are marked for the field you are playing at and make sure to return stakes and velcro with those. Don't forget the corner flags.
 
Nets for U8 Bulman will be at Nancy Jackett's house, 15850 MacArthur (near Midland). 
Nets for U9-U10 MacGowan will be at Nancy Jackett's house, 15850 MacArthur (near Midland).
Nets for U11-U12 Beck will be at Jim Gibbs' house, 15805 Kinloch (NW corner at Midland).
Nets for U13-U19 Bell Creek will be at Jim Gibbs' house, 15805 Kinloch (NW corner at Midland).

REFEREE FEES
The home coach is responsible for paying referee fees. Coaches will receive a check from the Redford SC at the coach's meeting before the first game to cover referee fees for their four home games. Please bring exact increments split up to pay the referees cash at the field. Referee rates are as follows (effective Fall 2016):

U8:                    $20                 
U9-U10:            $25/$15/$15       
U11-U12:          $30/$20/$20    
U13-U14:          $35/$25/$25           
U15-U16:          $45/$30/$30           
U17-U19:          $50/$35/$35           
U15S-U19S:     $35/$25/$25           

GAME REPORTING

For U9-U19 teams, home coaches are responsible for printing from GotSoccer and bringing two copies of the game report to each home game. It's also advised to bring one copy to each away game in case the opposing coach forgets to print them. Please wait until 48 hours before the game to print the game report in case send-offs for prior games or other roster updates are not yet recorded.

After U9-U19 games, a coach from the winning team (or the home team in the case of a tie) is responsible for reporting the score and any cautions and/or send-offs using the GotSoccer phone-in system (instructions on lower right corner of game reports) and mailing one copy of the game card to the WSSL Scorekeeper at PO Box 702367, Plymouth, MI 48170. The hard copy report may also be submitted by scanning and emailing to [email protected] This must be completed within 48 hours after the game.