Spring 2018 FAQ'S

Welcome to Vancouver West Soccer Club! We're glad you and your player are joining our club. Here are some basic questions we receive from parents.

How much does it cost to play? For the 2019 Spring season, the player registration fees are $50 for returning fall 2018 players and $65 for all new players, not including uniforms. Our goal is to make soccer accessible for all so if anyone is having difficulties paying they should contact Rachelle Beatty at vancouverwestsc@gmail.com

What age group is my child? All players register in the year they were born in. age chart

When do sign-ups begin? Spring season registration will be open January 15th. Returning players from the 2018 Fall have until February 28th to register to be placed back on the same team. All other requests will be based on registration date.

When do practices start? Practice times and start dates vary depending on your team. Most teams will begin practicing late March. Most teams practice once per week.

When are games? Spring season games will be on Friday evenings, or during the day on Saturdays. Games start the Saturday after Spring Break, April 13th, and end June 8th.

How do I register? For accuracy of player information, we offer on-line registration. Registration is not considered complete until payment has been received and posted to your account, and we have verified that we have received a state issued birth certificate or current passport to prove date of birth. Registration is initiated online. Please click on the Registration link in the left menu to get started once registration is open.

I changed my mind, can I get a refund? Yes, as long as you request a refund before February 28, 2019. Exception: doctor's note stating player cannot play for the season or if you have moved out of the area. There is a $10 service fee for all refunds.

When will I know what team my child is on? We start forming teams in March, and will have rosters to coaches mid March. If you do not hear from a coach by March 31st, contact Rachelle Beatty at vancouverwestsc@gmail.com

Where do I buy the uniform? All uniforms are purchased through the club during your online registration process

Is my child old enough to play soccer? For the spring season, the player must turn four years old on or before December 31, 2019.

If I played for Vancouver West Soccer Club prior to this year must I turn in my birth certificate? As long as you submitted a birth certificate in the last couple years, you may not need to issue one. If you are not sure, please contact Rachelle Beatty at vancouverwestsc@gmail.com to verify if a birth certificate is needed.

Will you accept a hospital issued birth certificate? No, Washington State Youth Soccer (WYS) requires all players to submit a state issued certificate of live birth or current passport in order to be assigned to a team. Hospital certificates are NOT accepted.

Does my child have to try-out? Tryouts are not part of the recreational soccer program. Try-outs are held for players age 9 and older wishing to play at an advanced level of competition. These teams are Advanced Competition teams and only play other Advanced Competition teams. All other teams are recreational teams, players are assigned based on last year's team, team request, and sign-up date.

Can my child keep the same coach he/she had last year? We encourage all players to register as soon as possible so we can try and honor team and coach requests. There are no guarantees - but players who register by February 28th typically are granted their request.

Who do I contact if I need additional answers? Contact Rachelle Beatty at vancouverwestsc@gmail.com if you have more questions.