Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q. What does my player need to wear to play soccer for NKSC?

A. Each player must wear shin guards with soccer socks over them and soccer cleats. Cleats with a toe-pick (baseball) are not allowed. Our club colors are yellow and royal blue. A jersey and shorts are provided with Rec registration, but players are responsible for providing their own cleats, shin guards and royal blue soccer socks. Select players must purchase uniform kit (jerseys, shorts and socks) separately from registration fees. Select players are responsible for providing their own cleats and shin guards.

Q. Can I wear any jewelry or put tape over a piercing?

A. No, the rules state that players cannot play with any jewelry and taping over a piercing is not acceptable. This rule applies to all practices and games.

Q. Can I get my player on a team with all of his friends so we can carpool?

A. Some consideration is made to assign players with other players from their school. Requests can be made to Registrar, but are dependent on team formations and player pools.

Q. When will the game schedules be out?

A. Game schedules will be made available by our governing soccer associations and are generally available late August.

Q. Where will my player practice and have games?

A. Game schedules will be made available by our governing soccer associations and are generally available late August.

Q. I have a new player. Do I need to send in a copy of his/her birth certificate?

A. Yes send a copy to the club address for the registrar as required.

Q. I really want to volunteer, because I know NKSC is run by volunteers. Do I have to do anything to volunteer?

A. Yes, all volunteers need to apply online on our Registration Page and have a Risk Management Application filled out and approved. Read more about Risk Management here.

Q. Where can I find information about soccer rules and guidelines?

A. The best way to keep up to date on the Rec rules and guidelines is to review the Rules on the NSYSA website at www.nsysasoccer.org.

Recreational Program

Q. I don’t remember my username/password, what do I do?

A. If you have forgotten your username & password, please do not attempt to make a new account. Send a request to registrar@northkitsapsoccer.org and we can send your login information to you. Please include amplifying information, such as your child’s name, so we can verify your identity.

Q. I’m having trouble with the online registration, what do I do?

A. If you are having trouble with registration, please contact the Registrar and the appropriate Program Coordinator.

Q. What does the “U” mean in “U-8”?

A. The U stands for “under”, as in “under 8 years old”. The age group year for fall recreational soccer starts on January 1st. Therefore if your child is under 8 years of age on January 1st, he/she will be in the U-8 age group.

Q. In what age group will my child play for 2022 Fall Recreational and Competitive Soccer?

A. Select birth year below to determine age group. Please note that the age chart below is valid for January 1, 2021 on.

Season2021-20222022-20232023-20242024-20252025-20262026-20272027-20282028-20292029-2030
Birth Year
2025
2024U6
2023U6U7
2022U6U7U8
2021U6U7U8U9
2020U6U7U8U9U10
2019U6U7U8U9U10U11
2018U6U7U8U9U10U11U12
2017U6U7U8U9U10U11U12U13
2016U6U7U8U9U10U11U12U13U14
2015U7U8U9U10U11U12U13U14U15
2014U8U9U10U11U12U13U14U15U16
2013U9U10U11U12U13U14U15U16U17
2012U10U11U12U13U14U15U16U17U18
2011U11U12U13U14U15U16U17U18U19
2010U12U13U14U15U16U17U18U19
2009U13U14U15U16U17U18U19
2008U14U15U16U17U18U19
2007U15U16U17U18U19
2006U16U17U18U19
2005U17U18U19
2004U18U19
2003U19
Q. I want my child to play-up an age group, but the system won’t let me. Should I just change their birthdate to make the system work?

A. Absolutely not. We allow players to play out of their natural age group for various reasons. For example, some players with August birthdays like to play with other kids in their same school grade. However, falsifying information on the registration form is fraud, and if discovered, may cause forfeiture of games. If you wish to register outside of your age group, please contact the Registrar at registrar@northkitsapsoccer.org.

Q. Can I get a refund for my child if he decides that he doesn’t want to play?

A. NKSC begins to incur costs as soon as a player registers to play so the club has adopted the following refund schedule:

  • For Comp Annual Season: Refunds are only granted for special circumstances. Please email Comp Director to place a request.
  • For Fall Rec Season: If your request is received before teams are formed in mid-July, a full refund LESS a $10 service fee will be given. If your request is received after team formation and before teams practices begin in mid-August, a 50% refund will be given. If your request is after practices begin, there will be no refund.
  • For Spring Rec Season: If your request is received before registration closes, a full refund LESS a $10 service fee will be given. If your request is after practices begin, there will be no refund.

All requests must be in writing via email or regular mail and should be sent to the coordinator of the program, the registrar and the treasurer. All refunds will be in the form of a check. For the complete policy document, please email the program coordinator.

Q. Our schedule is busy and we can only practice certain days. Can’t you assign me to a team which practices only on certain days? When will practices be held?

A. During registration we do not know which days & times coaches will choose for their practices. Coaches will sign up for practice times at the coaches meeting held in early August.

Q. Are there games on Sundays?

A. Sometimes. It depends on the number of teams in the age group. If there are an odd number of teams, you will end up with a few Sunday games.

Q. Registration is so expensive! How are the registration fees spent?

A. We make every attempt to keep registration costs affordable. We can provide a Per Player Cost Allocation if requested. Please contact the appropriate Program Coordinator via email to make this request.

Q. How many times will I have to register my children?

A. With the registration system you will need to add your information just once. After you add it, then you will only need to access the database system and register your child or children using a simple process.

Q. Can others see my information?

A. No, others cannot see your information. However once the state is ready to use this same system the player information will be uploaded to them just as it is each season. The steps taken to get this information to the state will now be more streamlined but the same information is sent as in the past through our club’s association and district.

Small-sided Program

Q. How do I know what color jersey to wear?

A. Always wear the yellow jersey, unless you are playing another NK team. When playing another NK team, the home team wears the yellow jersey and the away team wears a pinney to distinguish the teams.

Q. What if both teams show up with the same color jersey anyway?

A. Per NSYSA rules, the home team will change their jersey.

Q. Do I need to fill out a match report for a modified field game?

A. Scores should be reported for all games. Mod level scores are not used for competitive standings but may be utilized for balancing leagues or looking at relative strengths between teams.

Q. How do I know if I am supposed to setup/breakdown the field?

A. Look on the NSYSA website, under the Coach section, and select Field Setup.

Q. I have been assigned for field setup, what do I do?

A. Look on the NSYSA website, under the Coach section, and select Field Setup.

Q. I have been assigned for field breakdown, what do I do?

A. For field breakdown, clean up the field post games. Return the goals and lock them in position. Put away any flags or cones used to mark the field. Clean up any litter on the field.

Q. Is a roster form required for each game?

A. Yes. Roster forms are required for all games. Roster forms can be found on the NSYSA website, under the game schedule.

Q. I don’t have a referee assigned for my game. What do I do?

A. Use a parent or assistant coach or have each coach referee for half the game.

Q. How long are the games?

A. The games length varies by age level. See the NSYSA small-sided rules for details.

Q. Where do I find the U10 & Below Rules (Small-Sided)?

A. The NSYSA U10 & Below rules can be found on the documents page on the NSYSA website.

Q. Where can I find the NSYSA Coaches Handbook?

A. The NSYSA Coaches Handbook can be found on the documents page on the NSYSA website.

Q. Where can I find the NSYSA Administrative Handbook?

A. The NSYSA Administrative Handbook can be found on the documents page on the NSYSA website.

Q. Where can I find the FIFA Laws of the Game?

A. The FIFA Laws of the Game can be found on the documents page on the NSYSA website.