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YSA Fall 2018 SOCCER

Registration Deadline:
July 5th, 2018

Player Fees - $50 per player for first 2 players (half price fees for additional siblings)

Yellowstone Soccer Association, in cooperation with the Billings Parks & Recreation Department, is offering a recreational soccer program for Billings area youth.
 
YSA’s mission is to provide a positive and safe developmental environment for soccer players of every skill level, promoting skill development, good sportsmanship and equal playing time.


All participants must register online by clicking the “Online Registration” link at www.ysasoccer.org. Credit/debit card payment is the sole form of payment accepted online. After registration iscomplete, please print the registration confirmation page for your records.



Need help getting registered?


                   
                   

Email YSA at ysasoccer@outlook.com or stop in during office hours listed below

SEE FALL 2018 SEASON DETAILS BELOW


ELIGIBLE AGES

Birth years 2000 through 2013 (concessions will be made for 2000 high school students)

SEASON DATES

Games will be played on Saturdays at Amend Park from September 8th through October 20th (no games April 28th). Game times can be any time throughout the day. Game schedules will be distributed to coaches on September 3rd.
Game Days
Saturday: All Ages

TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Practice days, times and locations will be set by the volunteer team coach. Players will be contacted by their coach between August 31st. Email YSA at ysasoccer@outlook.com. if you haven’t been contacted by then.


TEAM FORMATION

Effective for the Spring 2018 season, YSA will not be grouping players based on their grade. Instead, YSA will group players on teams based on the calendar year of their birth. This change aligns YSA with the other clubs in Billings, in Montana, and around the country. US Soccer has directed all youth programs in the United States to adopt a calendar year registration process as part of its player development initiatives. According to US Soccer, "Birth year registration, which requires that a youth player’s registration process is based on his/her birth year, allows for a consistent approach in how players are recognized for competition. Along with aligning the United States with the international standard observed by the majority of FIFA member nations, this step ensures that an increased focus will be on the developmental needs of the child within the context of his or her age group." We appreciate your patience and cooperation with this new policy. Players will be placed as follows:
2013 U6 Girls / U6 Boys
2012 U7 Girls / U7 Boys
2011 U8 Girls / U8 Boys
2010 U9 Girls / U9 Boys
2009 U10 Girls / U10 Boys
2007-2008 U12 Girls / U12 Boys
2005-2006 U14 Coed
2000-2004 U15+ Coed

Although YSA is not a school league, the school listed on the registration is used as a guide for team placement. Teams are comprised of players from multiple schools within general geographical areas, but keep in mind we are not always able to keep everyone as close as ideal, depending on several factors. Those listing private schools will be grouped the same as public schools unless a player is the only participant from a school, in which case the home address will be used as a guide. Private school participants that prefer to be placed by home location rather than with others from their school should list an area school or list “Home” for their school. Home school participants are placed by home address. Siblings of the same age group as outlined above will be assigned to the same team, and parents who volunteer to coach are always assigned to coach their child’s team.

NO REQUEST POLICY

YSA cannot accommodate requests for placement for any reason including carpooling, scheduling and coach/player preferences.


All team assignments are final and will not be changed for any reason other than for YSA administrative purposes.


YSA’S REFUND POLICY

To obtain a refund, please submit a self-addressed envelope no later than September 8th to YSA, 1445 Avenue B, Suite F, Billings, MT 59102, and include the player’s name. $5 will be deducted from player registration fees to cover administrative costs. Refund checks will be issued at the end of April. Early notification by email is appreciated so we can replace the player with someone from the waiting list as quickly as possible.


YSA’S WAITING LIST POLICY

Late registrants will incur a $5 late fee and will be placed on a wait list for possible placement subject to availability. Registrations for the wait list must be done online. Wait list status updates will be sent by email. YSA places more than 80% of wait list registrants, but in the event YSA is unable to place someone by September 21st, refund checks will be issued & mailed by the end of September. $5 will be deducted from player registration fees to cover administrative costs.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED


All players must wear shin guards completely covered by socks and soccer cleats or appropriate athletic shoes at all practices and games. Softball/baseball cleats with toe cleats are not allowed. In addition, players need a full water bottle and a soccer ball. (U6-U8 size 3, U9-U12 size 4, U14 & above size 5. ) Team T-shirts will be provided for each player and will be distributed by team coach.



NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND IS PERMITTED (INCLUDING PIERCED EARRING POSTS).


YSA’S “GIVE & TAKE” SOCCER EQUIPMENT PROGRAM

Recycle your soccer gear! YSA accepts gently used soccer gear for those interested in donating or re-using soccer gear. The “Give & Take” soccer equipment is kept at the YSA office.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

YSA is a community-built soccer association and is entirely dependant upon the time and support of volunteers. Help is needed in the following areas. If you would like to volunteer, please make your selection when prompted during online registration.



YSA OFFICE HOURS

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11am-2pm July 2nd - September 6th & by appointment after that.
Yellowstone Soccer Association 1445 Ave B Suite F Billings, MT 59102
(406)655-7842
ysasoccer@outlook.com



Yellowstone Soccer Association 1445 Ave. B Suite F Billings, MT 59102
(406)655-7842 ysasoccer@outlook.com