VWSC Uniforms - Coordinator Julie Genz j[email protected]
FAQ regarding Vancouver West Soccer Club Uniforms
Does my player need a uniform?
Yes! Kids playing U5-U8 are provided tee shirts. The cost of tee shirts has been included for this registration age group (only). A new tee shirt will be provided every season (colors may vary).
Kids playing U9 and above MUST PURCHASE A KIT the first time they play with the club. Kits cost $44 and should be ordered and paid for at registration. Our current vendor is GearFC, and our jerseys are Gioca.
See the bottom of the page for example pictures of uniforms.
What do the U5-U8 players need in addition to the tee shirt provided?
Families must supply black soccer shorts (NO pockets!), soccer socks and soccer cleats. The team and/or coach will determine what socks to have the team wear (players must all look alike on the field).
May we add names or numbers to the jerseys and tee shirts?
No! No additions are allowed to the tee shirts or jerseys. Numbers will be provided on the jerseys. If tee shirts or jerseys are altered, players will need to pay for replacement items.
How often do we need to replace the kit?
After the initial purchase, new kits are only needed if the players damages, out grows or loses a part of the kit.
What is included with the kits (U9 and above)?
Kits include a “home” jersey (black), an “away” jersey (lime), a pair of shorts and a pair of socks.
May separate pieces of the kit be purchased?
Yes, all of the pieces may be purchased individually. The socks come free with the purchase of the complete kit. Jerseys are $17.50 each, shorts are $11 and socks are $6.50. Tax is included in these prices. Players provide their own soccer cleats/shin guards.
Can we just use similar colors and not use club uniforms?
No! We must follow our soccer league rules, and all of the players on a team must look alike on the field in our league approved Club uniforms.
When will the tee shirts/kits be ready?
Uniforms will be picked up by the coaches usually the week or so before the first game of the season and will distribute them to the team.
We didn’t order a kit at registration and now we see we need one. What do I do?
Contact the Van West Uniform Coordinator, Julie Genz, at [email protected].
Please state what size is needed for your player (YM, YL, YXL, AS, AM, AL or AXL) and what team your player is on.
How do we pay for a kit ordered late?
If you missed ordering a uniform during registration, payment will need to be made in cash or check (made out to Vancouver West Soccer Club).Payment is required before kits can be delivered. Pick up of late orders will need to be arranged with the uniform coordinator (see contact information above). Frequently coaches help with this, too.
Can I exchange kits or tee shirts if my player got the wrong size?
Absolutely, as long as all tags are on the items and they have not been used! Please try everything on before wearing them in a game. Contact the uniform coordinator (see above) to let her know what is needed. It is possible to try on any item to see what size works best for your player. Players may also request different sizes within a kit, for example a YL pair of shorts with AS jerseys.
Can my player request a number for their jersey?
Numbers can be requested but are not guaranteed. With over 600 players in the club it is not possible to do this. The uniform coordinator will always attempt to make an effort to do this, but please do not expect it to happen. Right now, our registration interface will not take requests, but this should be worked out in the near future. Additionally, the coordinator works to keep players in unique numbers to minimize repeats on a particular team. It is interesting to wee how different age groups pick popular numbers to request.
Are items available for purchase at the Jason Lee concession stand?
When the stand is open (Saturdays typically), shorts and socks are typically available for purchase. Jerseys are NOT available at the stand. To be safe, plan ahead and contact the uniform coordinator (see contact information above).
How can I order fan gear?
We have a couple options.
GearFC fan wear is available for purchase via this LINK. They have the standard VWSC logo.
Additionally, apparel items (tee shirts, sweatshirts/hoodies and baseball caps) with the mini mod VWSC logo can be ordered thru our uniform coordinator.