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FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

FAQs

 

When is soccer season?

We run two seasons - Fall and Spring.  Fall season starts with practice in late August. Games are played in September and October.  Spring season starts with practice in late March. Games are played in April and May. Schedules are not posted until a few weeks before season starts.

When is registration open?

Fall registration opens in early June.  Spring registration opens in early December.  Check back on the website or look for all of our reminder emails.

When are practices?

Practices are usually one night a week.  We ask your preference for practice night, but ultimately the coaches who volunteer to lead the team get to pick their team's 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.

When are games?
 
Some games are on Saturdays (9am to 5pm), but most games are on Sunday afternoons (12pm to 5pm). U12-U19 Rec Plus games may play on Saturdays and Sundays, both 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 are allowed). 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?

Parking at Clearwater Elementary is limited.  Please consider carpooling to practices as often as possible. 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 lawns or block 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! Coaches are required by federal law and Indiana law to take Safe Sport Courses and complete background checks before the season starts. 

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. Rainout or cancellations are often rescheduled.

When are the fields OPEN or CLOSED?

The fields at Clearwater Elementary 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 in the Northeast side of Indianapolis against other local clubs. Four games are away and four games are home. An end of season league tournament for these teams is played at Lawrence Soccer Complex.

Contact Us

Glendale Soccer Association

P.O. Box 20704 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

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