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Spring 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 2022 Spring season, the player registration fees are $70 for all players, not including uniforms or $3.00 per transaction fee.. Our goal is to make soccer accessible for all so if anyone is having difficulties paying they should contact Rachelle Beatty at [email protected]

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 2021 Fall have until February 28th to register to be placed back on the same team. All other requests will be based on registration date.

We are closely monitoring the state and WSYA Return To Play Guidelines. We will provide an update as details are finalized for the upcoming season.

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 Friday/Saturday after Spring Break, • April 16/17- June 11/12, no games over Memorial Day weekend

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, 2022. 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 [email protected]

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, 2021.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] if you have more questions.

 

Fall 2021 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 2021-2022 season, the cost for Fall soccer is
U5-U8 - $75.00 per player (T-shirt included in fee) plus $3.00 per transaction fee
U9-U19 - $95.00 per player, not including uniforms plus $3.00 per transaction fee
Our goal is to make soccer accessible for all so if anyone is having difficulties paying they should contact Rachelle Beatty at [email protected]

What age category does my player fit into?

Calendar Year, All players register in the year they were born in.

2021/2022 age chart

When do sign-ups begin?
Fall season registration will be open May 15, 2021. Registration deadline June 30, 2021 . 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 returning players who register by the returning player deadline typically are granted their request. All other requests will be based on registration date.

I've registered my son/Daughter. What happens next?

If you've registered and paid on-line via credit card, your child will be assigned to a team when our club registrar starts creating teams beginning of August. PLEASE NOTE: If you've registered but elected to pay by check, we will not assign your player to a team roster until we receive your payment. We obviously encourage you to pay promptly. Once your child is assigned to a team, we will deliver a copy of that team's roster to the coach at our Coach Meeting the third week of July. Coaches then make contact with families and typically organize practices to start the first week of August.

When does the regular season start?

Practice times and start dates vary depending on your team. Due to the Covid-19 the logistics of how this will look/work are still being ironed out

Where are games played?

Your player's coach will inform you of game location(s) and the season schedule. Generally, we use Lincoln Elementary, VSAA, Jason Lee, and Luke Jensen. Although playing away games can take you as far as East as Camas and North as Longview.

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, as well as a current profile photo. Registration is initiated online. Please click on the Registration info to find the link to register 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 August 1, 2021. 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 July, and will have rosters to coaches end of July. If you do not hear from a coach by Mid August, contact Rachelle Beatty at [email protected]

Where do I buy the uniform?
All uniforms are purchased through the club during your online registration process, U9 and above are required to purchase a uniform kit.  

Is my child old enough to play soccer?
For the Fall season, the player must turn four years old on or before December 31, 2021.

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 during the spring 2021 season, you will  not need to supply one. If you are not sure, please contact Rachelle Beatty at [email protected] 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 June 30th typically are granted their request.

Who do I contact if I need additional answers?
Contact Rachelle Beatty at [email protected] if you have more questions.

What You Will Need to Play:

  1. Outdoor Soccer Shoes
  2. Uniform Kit (purchased separately) U9 and above only
  3. Shin Guards, socks to cover
  4. Soccer ball (size varies see to the right)
  5. water bottle
  6. a positive attitude

 

Soccer Ball Size

  

U-5 to U-8....size 3 ball

U-9 to U-12...size 4 ball

U-13 and up.....size 5 ball

Every Kid Sports Pass

The Every Kid Sports Pass

Pacific Northwest families whose children are qualified for free/reduced lunch programs are encouraged to apply for up to
$150 of after-school sports registration fees.

The EKS Pass Program features a simple-to-use process for getting your child registered for sports.
Our goal is to provide families the resources to bring and keep activity in the lives of their kids.

Find out more:
 https://everykidsports.org/programs/pnw/pass/

Small Sided Soccer

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What is "modified soccer" or "small sided soccer"?

The terms "modified soccer" or "mini-mod" soccer simply refer to the modified rules meant to accommodate younger soccer players. All U-5 through U-12 teams are modified. One of the modifications is reduced players on the field (U-5 has 3; U-6/U-7 has 4; U-8 has 5; U-9/U-10 has 7; U-11/U-12 has 9), to allow players to have more experience with the ball. The field size is reduced, and some of the rules are also modified: U-5 through U-8 may play quarters instead of halves; etc. These modified rules are recommended by Washington State Youth Soccer Association and are the same throughout most of Washington.

How often and where are practices? Games?

Practices vary by coach, although most coaches have 2, one-hour practices per week. Many coaches drop down to 1 practice per week later in the season. Practices (and home games) are held at one of our fields: Jason Lee Middle School, Lakeshore Elementary, Sacajawea Elementary, Franklin Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Hazel Dell Elementary School, and Fruit Valley Elementary School.
Games are held on Fridays (at least two) and Saturdays. Each team will get up to 9 games during the fall season. Approximately 1/2 of the games will be at one of the Vancouver West Soccer Club home fields. The rest will be at the opponent's home fields which range from HB Fuller, to Jason Lee Middle School Note: U-5 through U-8 teams inter-league with Salmon Creek Soccer Club and Pacific Soccer Club to increase the variety of competition.


How many players are on a team/field?

For modified soccer (U5 - U12):

  • U5 teams roster size 6 players maximum; players on the field 3 (no goalies)
  • U6/U7- teams roster sizes 8 players maximum; players on the field 4 (no goalies)
  • U8 teams roster size 10 players maximum; players on the field 5 (one of which is a goalie)
  • U9/U10 teams roster size 12 players maximum; players on the field 7 (one of which is a goalie)
  • U11/U12 teams roster size 14 players maximum; players on the field 9 (one of which is a goalie)

Spring Season Update - Canceled

Spring League Update 04/09/20
First and foremost, we wish you all health and safety amidst these extreme challenges.

Over the past few weeks SWYSA and the partner clubs have been reviewing the possibility of having some form of a Spring 2020 season.

With the extended “Stay at Home” order, the closure of the schools and the social distancing guidelines in place, SWYSA has decided to cancel the spring season.

We know this will be a great disappointment to many of our soccer families. We understand and hope to get us all back on the field soon.

Please check your email for communication from the club regarding the spring registration fee refund process.

Our Staff and Coaches are working toward putting together options for player engagement and virtual training for the Spring and Summer. Details will be provided soon.

Stay safe and we hope to see everyone soon.

-VWSC Board

Contact

Vancouver West Soccer Club
9208 NE Hwy 99 #107 - 304 
Vancouver, Washington 98665

Email: [email protected]

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