COMPETITIVE - TRY OUTS
FCFC Player Placements FAQ
1. What is the player placement format?
All players in a respective age group will tryout together. Players will participate in several skill related activities followed by small sided games and scrimmages. You will need to check in around 15 minutes before each of your sessions and you will be given a sticker with a number. Field players will put this on the front right-hand side of their shirt, goalkeepers on their backs.
2. Do I have at attend all player placements?
Ideally yes. The more the coaching staff can evaluate your child's ability the more likely they are to assign them to the correct team.
3. Can I try out for an older age group?
You must initially attend your age appropriate session and then if the coach advises, you may try out for an older age group. The decision regarding your placement is made by the coaching staff.
4. What if I am out of town or sick during player placements?
5. What is Red team?
This is the highest level of competitive play and is for soccer athletes whose desire, natural ability, commitment and passion for the game make them want to develop their soccer ability to the highest level they can attain. Teams play in the highest leagues and attend tournaments both in and out of state. This division requires the highest level of commitment from both the player and parent.
6. What is the White team?
This is for players who have the desire and commitment to play at a highly competitive level but have not been identified as a Red team player. Players will train with the assigned coaching staff and have an opportunity to be moved to the Red team if the coaches feel that it is in the best interest of the player.
7. What is the Black team?
This is for players who have the desire and commitment to play at a highly competitive level but have not been identified as a White team player. Players will train with the assigned coaching staff and have an opportunity to be moved to the White team if the coaches feel that it is in the best interest of the player. Typically, the Black team is comprised of first year competitive players.
8. How will I learn the outcome of player placements?
Decisions on player placement will primarily be decided during tryouts. The Coach and/or Team Manager will give you a placement slip where you can then go to the office room and accept your place on the team. There are rare occasions whereby a decision cannot be made during the event, in this instance, you will be notified within 48hrs of the last day of your session.
9. I have been identified for a team and wish to accept, what do I do?
After you have been identified by the coaching staff you will be directed to pay your $50 non-refundable deposit. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your registration and subsequent club fees. Credit cards, checks and cash will be accepted at the fields during tryouts.
Your Coach or Team Manager will then provide additional information for player registration and payment. Once initial payment has been made, this will secure your place on the team for the upcoming season.
10. How do I order my uniform?
Sample sizes will be available throughout player placements. All uniform orders for 2019/2020 will be completed on-line for both field players and goal keepers. The online uniform will be open in June for your kit to be ordered, your Team Manager will provide you with a link and login information to purchase your uniform. The uniform includes a team backpack, two game shirts, two shorts, two socks, and a training shirt. Additional items to the base kit can be purchased at time of ordering, we recommend that a second training shirt is considered particularly as most teams practice 2-3 times per week.
The uniform will be worn for the 2019/2020 & 2020/2021 seasons; 2 years.
The cost of the uniform is from $209.54 - $222.30 for field players. For goal keepers the cost is from $173.30 - $190.86 (dependent on whether short or long sleeve game top is chosen).
11. How much does it cost to play for FCFC?
FCFC fees are $825 for the 2019/2020 seasonal year; regardless of age group, gender or Division played. We offer 3 convenient ways to pay the fees, including a monthly installment plan. These will be discussed further with you when accepting your place on the team.
12. What about tournaments?
During your team and parent meeting, your Team Manager will present a budget to you of expected costs through the seasonal year. The participation of tournaments is highly encouraged; some teams may complete 2 per year, some 4-5 per year.
13. When do I start practicing with my team and meet my Coach?
Your Team Manager will arrange a team and parent meeting during June where this will be communicated to you. Your Coach will also attend the meeting. Most teams will start practicing from 1st July and will train a minimum of 10 months of the seasonal year.
Limited financial assistance is available. All financial assistance inquiries should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
At FCFC the goal of our competitive program is to provide young players in our community with the opportunity to experience the greatest game of soccer at its highest level of competition. We look forward to welcoming you to our soccer family!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS
What programs does FCFC offer?
We have a competitive program for players born in 2015 - 2005 which is with professional coaches
We have a developmental programs for players born 2020 – 2011 with volunteers
Men’s and Women’s team from players born 2004 +
We offer camps, clinics and technical trainings throughout the year,
Goalkeeping and Striker School for our competitive teams.
How are the player’s grouped?
They are grouped by the year they are born. U4 is 2020-2019 U6 is 2017-2018, U8 is 2015-2016, U10 is 2013-2014, U13 is 2011-2012
How many times a week do they train?
The players will train one day a week with their coach, once a week with their age group (Tuesday or Thursday) and games will be on Fridays (The U4’s do not have games).
What can we do once the season is over?
Once the season is over you can sign up for technical sessions, you can try out for a competitive team in May, you can attend one of our summer camps, or you can get private or group lessons with one of our staff.
What equipment do I need?
The players need to bring soccer shoes and shin guards. The soccer shoes can be regular field or turf soccer cleats. Please make sure they are NOT Baseball or American Football shoes as they are similar and are often mistaken for soccer cleats. They also need to bring a soccer ball (Size 5 for 13 year old and up, Size 4 for 8-12 year old, Size 3 for under 8 year old).
What days do they train with their coach?
Each coach will pick a day of the week that they are available.
How much are the uniforms and what does it include?
The uniforms are $89 and it includes 3 shirts (grey, red, and white), black shorts and black socks.
Sizes are youth Small to youth Large and adult Small to adult Large. The uniforms come in sets and sizes can’t be mixed. For additional black shorts and socks you can buy them at any sports store in the area.
Is there any traveling involved?
Our developmental teams are only at the Northeast Regional Park. Our competitive teams will require to travel away for half their games and tournaments.
How else can I help the club?
We pride ourselves in being a family and there is a lot of things you can volunteer for. We are always looking for help so please let us know if you are interested.
We are a non-profit organization so we are always looking for donations and sponsorships to help us keep our prices low and offer a great service. If you can help with this we would greatly appreciate it!
Can competitive players play in developmental?
Competitive players cannot play in developmental as it would give an unfair advantage to the team. Developmental players can be invited to train with competitive teams but not play games unless they are released from the developmental team or the season finishes.