Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

 


Below are the answers to the most asked questions.  If you have additional questions or can’t find an answer, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.  

WHAT'S NEW FOR THE FALL 2019 SEASON?
WHAT ARE OUR MISSION AND GOALS WITHIN RECREATIONAL SOCCER?
WHAT ARE THE CLUB'S RECREATIONAL POLICIES?

HOW COMPETITIVE IS YOUR LEAGUE AND YOUR TEAMS?
DO YOU KEEP SCORE?
WHAT ARE THE FALL 2019 DATES?
WHAT’S PROVIDED WITH THE LEAGUE FEE?
HOW ARE YOUR TEAMS FORMED?
WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT ROSTER ISSUES OR QUESTIONS?
WHAT ARE THE LEAGUE RULES?
HOW DO WE FIND OUR GAME SCHEDULES?
WHEN ARE PRACTICES?
HOW DO WE KNOW WHERE OUR GAME FIELDS ARE?
CAN I REQUEST A TEAMMATE OR COACH FOR MY CHILD?
I MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE, CAN I STILL REGISTER?
DO YOU HELP COACHES WHO ARE NEW OR FEEL LESS THAN EXPERIENCED?
DO YOU MEET WITH COACHES BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS?
HOW ARE THE SCHEDULES FORMED?
WHAT SIZE BALL SHOULD MY CHILD BE PLAYING WITH?
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO MAKE SURE MY CHILD HAS?
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT MY CHILD NEEDS?
CAN WE DONATE OUR USED CLEATS TO A FAMILY IN NEED?
WILL MY CHILD BE SAFE WHILE PLAYING AT HYSA?
WHEN DO YOU CANCEL GAMES AND FOR WHAT REASONS?
IF I HAVE AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED, WHOM DO I CONTACT?
HOW CAN I GET MORE INVOLVED?

 

WHAT'S NEW FOR THE FALL 2019 SEASON?

There have been a few rule changes (FALL 2019) at the U9 and U10 level and can be found by going to our rules page.  We now play 7v7 and use a build out line (mandated by US Youth Soccer).  U11 and U12 will play 9v9.  No referees will be used for 4v4 games. 

For the 2019/20 soccer season here is how the birth year registration breaks down:

U3-U5
Born in 2017

Born in 2016

Born in 2015

U6 (4v4)
Born in 2014

U7/U8 (4v4)
Born in 2013

Born in 2012

U9/U10 (7v7) 
Born in 2011
Born in 2010

U11/U12 (9v9)
Born in 2009

Born in 2008

U13 + (11v11) 
U13 Born in 2007

U14 Born in 2006

U15 Born in 2005
U16 Born in 2004
U17 Born is 2003
U18 Born in 2002
U19 Born in 2001

WHAT’S OUR MISSION AND GOALS WITHIN RECREATIONAL SOCCER?

HYSA Mission Statement: to positively impact the development of youth in our community by providing a fun soccer environment for players of all ages and playing abilities and create a lifelong passion for the sport of soccer.  

HYSA Recreation Soccer Goals: 

FUN- enjoy the game of soccer. 
DEVELOP– our players socially through the game of soccer within our community.
LEARN- the game of soccer while improving technically and tactically in the process.
PROVIDE-a competitive environment where winning isn’t everything.
CREATE- a love for the game.

U3-U5:We put special emphasis on these years to create a love of the game. 

U6-U8:  We see these years as key ages to develop basic technical competencies to enable players to grasp the soccer basics while continuing to develop the love of the game. 

U9 and above: are truly recreational play. To play the game for fun, physical exercise, soccer and social development within the community setting.


WHAT ARE THE CLUB'S RECREATION POLICIES?

Playing time: HYSA policy is that everyone will play at least 50% of the game. Player’s time is connected to practice and participation, if a player regularly misses practice, it will affect playtime.

 

Player rotation: All players should be encouraged to “rotate” positions including the goal keeper. We want children to experience all positions and get a chance to develop all over the field.

 

Player Sharing: If one team has a full team and another has players missing, please share players and give your children as much playing time as possible.  

 

Goal differential: Differentials of 3-4 goals, teams should start getting creative by limit touches, ten passes before shooting, shoot outside of the box only, moving players positions or playing a player or two down to challenge the winning team. 

 

Score lines: No results are being recorded within HYSA Recreation Soccer, no league standings, or win/loss/tie records. Please don’t relate success of your team to how many games they win. 

 

Consistent experience: As a club we want every child to have the same opportunities and experience throughout their years in the program. Therefore, we follow the club policies and the structure provided from the club professionals to ensure this. Balanced teams, exposure to different coaches is a goal to get to long term. Keeping our players having fun and growing the love of the game is paramount. 


HOW COMPETITIVE IS YOUR LEAGUE AND YOUR TEAMS?

We are looking to provide competitive match ups, however winning at all cost is not what our program is about.  

DO YOU KEEP SCORE?

No. We do not keep the scores,league standings or team records.

WHAT ARE THE FALL 2019 DATES?

Games:  September 7th - November 2

Practices:    August 26th - November 1st

WHAT’S PROVIDED WITH THE LEAGUE FEE?

A uniform (shirt/jersey, shorts, and socks) and insurance coverage.  The fee also helps cover other expenses such as field maintenance, referees, staffing, equipment, etc.  Trophies are up to the individual teams as the league does not provide trophies for every player.

HOW ARE YOUR TEAMS FORMED?

Our teams are formed through a variety of ways, including individual sign ups, existing teams (ie schools or local organizations), and those teams within HYSA that have played together for many seasons. 

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT ROSTER ISSUES OR QUESTIONS?

Please contact our Director of Recreation Dan Sidebottom at dan.s@tennesseesoccerclub.org or 615-905-4865 for any questions related to recreational soccer at HYSA and Tennessee Soccer Club.

WHAT ARE THE LEAGUE RULES?

Our league rules and guidelines are here

HOW DO WE FIND OUR GAME SCHEDULES?

Game schedules can be found by clicking here and going to the SCHEDULE PAGE.  If you need assistance finding your schedule please contact us.

WHEN ARE PRACTICES?

​Practices are set by the coach once he/she is assigned to a team.

HOW DO WE KNOW WHERE OUR GAME FIELDS ARE?

A field map can be found on our “FIELDS” page.  (Coming Soon)


CAN I REQUEST A TEAMMATE OR COACH FOR MY CHILD?

Yes, and we’ll make every effort to accommodate that request, but its not always possible.  Teammate or coach requests can be made on the application when you apply.

I MISSED THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE, CAN I STILL REGISTER?

Once registration closes we will put you on a waiting list.  We first place those players who signed up on time on teams.  If teams are still needing players we will then being placing those on the waiting list on teams.

DO YOU HELP COACHES WHO ARE NEW OR FEEL LESS EXPERIENCED?

Yes, we offer a list of coaches resources on our “COACHES CORNER” page, but more than that, we will spend time with you to help alleviate your coaching concerns. 

DO YOU MEET WITH COACHES BEFORE THE SEASON BEGINS?

Yes, we host a coaches meeting before each season. 

HOW ARE THE SCHEDULES FORMED?

Our Director of Recreation will compile all teams, divisions, fields and create a game schedule.

WHAT SIZE BALL SHOULD MY CHILD BE PLAYING WITH?

It depends on their age.  For this answer and other answers related to Rec Guidelines, team sizes, goal sizes, game length, etc.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO MAKE SURE MY CHILD HAS?

Cleats, while not mandatory are highly recommended, a ball for practice and shin guards. 

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT MY CHILD NEEDS?

You can find most soccer equipment at stores like We Got Soccer, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, Target, Walmart, etc.  Each season we have a special day at Dick’s for which the give you 20% off of your purchases of these items. 

CAN WE DONATE OUR USED CLEATS TO A FAMILY IN NEED?

Yes, we have a Cleat Exchange program.  Old cleats can be donated at the concession stand and we will keep them available for families to trade out a pair if their child outgrows their cleats mid-season. 

WILL MY CHILD BE SAFE WHILE PLAYING AT HYSA?

Every precaution is taken to provide a safe environment for your child.  We do not play if lightning is within 8 miles of the complex or until we’ve had no lightning strikes within 30 minutes in that 8 mile radius.  We have a heart defibrillator located on the wall outside the concession stand.  Our weather and medical procedures policies are sent out to coaches and parents before each season.

WHEN DO YOU CANCEL GAMES AND FOR WHAT REASONS?

Games will be cancelled if lightning is within 8 miles (indicated via phone apps) and cannot be picked back up until there are no more strikes within 8 miles for 30 minutes.  Games will also be cancelled if fields are too wet (standing water primarily).  We will communicate cancellations via website, email, Facebook, Twitter.  We will make every attempt to make up any games canceled due to weather.  If a game has reached half time or beyond we will consider those games completed and will not rescheduled.

IF I HAVE AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED, WHOM DO I CONTACT?

For most general recreational questions you can contact Dan Sidebottom our Director or Recreation at dan.s@tennesseesoccerclub.org or the HYSA/Tennessee Soccer Club Office at 615-905-4865.  We also send out a survey at the end of the season and would invite your feedback and comments.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INVOLVED?

We’ve created a Parent/Coach committee for the purpose of providing you with opportunities to express your perspectives, help address issues as they arise, and help produce change and implementation of change when and where needed.  If you’d like more information please contact our Director of Recreation Dan Sidebottom at dan.s@tennesseesoccerclub.org.

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