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FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQs

 

When is soccer season?
We run (2) seasons - Fall and Spring.  Fall season starts practice late August and games are September and October.  Spring season starts practice late March with games in April and May.  Some games are on Saturdays 9am thru 6pm), but most games are on Sunday afternoons (12pm thru 6pm).  Schedules are not posted until a few weeks before season starts.

When is registration open?
Fall registration opens the first week of June.  Spring registration opens the first part of December.   Check back on the website or look for all of our reminder emails.

Who cancels practice or games due to weather? 
The coach.  If there is lightning or thunder, the coach (or referee) should cancel the game immediately and contact the other coach and referee coordinator if necessary. 

When are practices? 
Practices are usually one night a week.  We ask your preference, but ultimately the coaches who volunteer to coach the team get to pick their practice night.  

How long are practices? 
Practice time vary across the age divisions.  U6 is typically 45 minutes.  U8 and U10 are about an hour.  U12 is an hour and a half.  U14-U19 are often two nights a week and about 1-1/2 hours each - often only one practice is mandatory.

When are games? 
U6 - U10 games are played primarily on Sunday afternoons except we often have a few Saturdays to avoid holidays.  Start times are 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00. 
U12-U19 Rec Plus games fluctuate because they play on Saturdays and Sundays, home and away.

What equipment do we need? 
Each player needs his/her own ball for practice (U6/U8 use size 3, U10/U12 use size 4, all others use size 5).  Shinguards must be worn at all practices and games.  Soccer cleats are required U10 and above (no football/baseball cleats with a toe cleat).  Also, please bring a water bottle to all practices and games.  For safety reasons, no jewelry is allowed.  Uniform shirt, shorts and socks are provided for each player.

What happens on picture day?
On picture day, your team and individual pictures are taken by a professional photographer. Please arrive an hour before your game to accommodate picture schedule and warmup for your game.  The photos are included in the fee, no extra charge for photos.

Where do I park? 
With the on going construction parking is limited.  Please car pool as often as possible.  There is limited parking avialable on site.  Please be respectful of greenspace, access lanes and construction equipment.  IF you choose to park on Wyandotte Trail, which is a public street, please do not park on residence lawn or block their mailboxes and/or driveways.  Violators will be towed.

What does a team parent do?
Team parents help the coach organize the game snack schedule, communication (phone tree) with team, and organizing team on picture day.

What are the qualifications for being a coach?
A coach must be a parent or legal guardian of a player on the team.  Soccer experience is not required.  The rules for U6 and U8 are easy to learn and we have a lot of training info available for new coaches.  Most important is a positive attitude! 

When are the fields OPEN or CLOSED?
The fields at Wyandotte School drain well after rain so it is very rare that we would need to close them.

What is Rec Plus?
Rec Plus is for our U12-U19 age groups.  They play "light" travel games against Northside, Tipton, Lawrence and other local teams Indianapolis.  Four games are away and four games are home at Wyandotte.  We have an end of season league tournament for these teams.  Rec Plus is still recreational soccer except we play against other recreation programs so there are more teams to play against.

Contact Us

Glendale Soccer Association

P.O. Box 20704 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

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