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Recreation Soccer Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to participate in Recreation Soccer?
A: Summer Rec: Boys & Girls in Pre-K (age 4+) through 10th Grades. Children must be age 4 by May 1st.
Winter Indoor Rec: Boys & Girls in Pre-K (age 3+) through 5th Grade. Children must be age 3 or age 4 by Nov 1st for the 3 or 4 year old programs. 

Q: What are the Season Dates?
A: Summer Season: From mid-May to the end of July.
Winter Indoor Program: November through March. 

Q: What is the Cost?
A: Please see the details regarding each season's programs.

Q: How do we register?
A: All registration is online at the FSC website.

Q: What grade should I register my child for?
A: For summer recreation, use the grade the attended in the school year your child will have just completed. For winter recreation, use the grade they are attending.

Q: Can I register my child to play for a team in a higher grade?
A: Individual requests will be considered. Please contact the FSC office and we will make the final decision after discussing the player’s ability/experience with you.

Q: How are Recreation Teams formed?
A: Teams are formed by grade, play-with requests, school attended and random assignment.

Q: My child would like to play with a friend. Is this possible?
A: Yes. One play-with request only is allowed at online registration. All play-with requests are on a first come-first served basis. If the play-with request involves players in different grades, the player in the lower grade will have to play at the higher grade level, if approved.

Q: My child would like to play for a specific coach. Is this possible?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot allow individual Coach play-with requests.

Q: When are the practices and games?
A: For the Summer Recreation Season, Girls play on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Boys play on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For Winter Indoor, sessions are held on Saturdays.

Q: Where are Recreation Soccer practices and games conducted? 
A: Summer: At fields throughout the City of Plymouth and surrounding communities. Winter: Indoors at the Plymouth Creek Center dome.

Q: What times are practices and games held?
A: Summer: Either 6:00pm or 7:15pm. They may vary between both times according to the schedule. Winter: see the season schedule.

Q: Does FSC honor requests for a child to play at a specific field?
A: We are not able to accommodate this request due to the limited number of soccer fields available each summer.

Q: What week will team practices start?
A: Summer season: Approximately the second week of May. Winter Indoor sessions begin in early November.

Q: Is there a practice & game schedule for the teams?
A: Yes. The Fusion Soccer Club Office will email the Summer schedule to each team member once the team rosters are finalized. The coach will also have a master schedule of games and practices. 

Q: Can I drop my child off at the field and go do other things during the practices and/or games? 
A: We strongly recommend that a parent/guardian be present with their child during the time they’re at the soccer field, in case there are any problems during the event.

Q: I'd like to volunteer to Coach. How do I proceed? 
A: Thank you. The FSC Recreation Program relies totally on volunteer coaches. Please check the "Volunteer to Coach" box in the online registration, or contact the FSC Office at 763-450-3099.

Q: Is there an incentive for coaching a team? 
A: Yes we offer an incentive to Summer coaches. Please see the details under the Summer Season tab. 

Q: What happens if my child's team does not have a coach?
A: The Recreation Program relies totally on volunteer coaches. The parents of the players on the team roster would have to decide who is going to volunteer to coach the team.

Q: What happens if no parents on the team roster volunteer to coach the team?  
A: In that unfortunate situation, we may have to disband the team and assign the players to other teams. Hopefully, that will never happen. FSC has always had a parent(s) step forward to coach the team.

Q: What size soccer ball should my child have?

  • Pre-K to 2nd Grade = Size 3
  • 3rd to 6th Grade = Size 4
  • 7th to 10th Grade = Size 5.

Q: What is FSC's Refund Policy for Recreation Soccer?
A: Requests for refunds must be received, in writing, at the FSC Office by the date indicated for each season of Recreation Soccer. FSC will not consider refunds requested the published date, unless we are unable to place your child on a team. Refunds will be in the form of a credit voucher for future FSC programs and will be minus a $50 administrative fee.

Q: How do I get a uniform?
A:  Summer Recreation: Uniforms will be distributed by the coach at the first session. All players will receive a full uniform (jersey, shorts and socks). The uniform provided should be worn for all games. You must provide shinguards and soccer shoes for your child.

Winter Indoor Recreation: Participants each receive a T-shirt. T-shirts will be provided when you check-in at the beginning of each 6-week Block of sessions you attend. You must provide shorts, socks, shinguards and soccer shoes for your child. 

Q: Is there an additional cost for the uniform?
A: No. The cost of the uniform is included in the price of the Summer Recreation Program. The cost of the Tshirt is included in the price of the Winter Indoor Recreation Program.