Frequently Asked Questions Spring 2019

When is Spring 2019 Registration deadline? The regular registration deadline is January 13, 2019.

U4-U9 Season February 23rd - May 18th

Inner-League with PYSA U10-U14 Season TBD

U15-U19 season TBD

Please note that there will be more weeknight games this season at the beginning of the schedule.

Are players placed in divisions according to their school grade or their birth dates?

Players are placed in age groups according their year of birth. See the current NTSSA Age Pure Chart under FORMS to determine what age division your child would participate in. To use the chart, find your child's year of birth in the right side of the chart and and then look to the left side for the Age Bracket.

Can a player "play-up" a division?

Players may request to play up one age division from their age appropriate division. Parent of the player must send an e-mail request to wysa.admin@wyliesoccer.com with SPECIAL REQUEST in the subject line. The request must be reviewed and approved by the Board. Requests must be received no later than the close of the current season regular registration.  

What do I need to provide to WYSA to register my player?

All players must submit proof of age with either a state issued birth certificate or a passport when registering with WYSA for the first time. The document is due by the registration deadline of each season. Player’s whose proof of age has not been submitted will not be placed on teams. Documents may be faxed to 972-791-8102 without a cover page.

How many soccer seasons are there?

WYSA has two seasons Fall - season dates generally run from early September through early November with registration dates generally running from early May through early July (exact dates change each year). Spring - season dates generally run from early February through May with registration dates generally running from November through early January (exact dates change each year).

How can I register to play soccer?

Online registration is available each season. This registration method is usually open for several weeks prior to a published registration deadline. Payment is by credit card only for this registration method. Each registrant is responsible for reading all of the information and submitting all of the required documentation referred to in the online registration notes.

Can my child still play if I missed the registration deadline?

Players registering after the registration deadline are placed on a waiting list. Players must complete the entire on-line registration process via the “Waiting List” link, submit proof of age, and pay the registration fee by check. The check will not be processed until the player is placed on a team.

Wait-List players are placed on a first come, first served basis per age division. Players may stay on the Wait-List until roughly two weeks after the season start date. In the event a player cannot be placed that season, all documents on the player will be shredded.


What are the costs of playing soccer?

Spring 2019 Registration Fees (for one season)

U4- U10            $75

U11-U12            $85

U13-U14            $90

U15-U16            $95

U17-U19            $100

Age Chart - NTX Soccer 2018-2019

Other costs include uniforms and soccer equipment (see below).

Financial Assistance Players needing financial assistance with the registration fee should email a written request to wysa.admin@wyliesoccer.com. Approved individuals are asked to volunteer in exchange for the scholarship.


Uniform Costs Uniforms are determined and ordered by each team individually. Entire uniform sets (jersey, shorts and socks) start at about $40 and work up in price according to the team or coach’s choice. A player’s name should never be anywhere on the uniform for safety reasons.
 

Equipment Each player needs the following for every game and practice
Shin Guards
Shoes - athletic or soccer cleats are acceptable
Soccer Ball size 3 for U4-U8; size 4 for U9-U12; size 5 for U13 and older
Water Bottle

How do the players get put onto teams?

Players are assigned to teams based on a blind draft method using the player’s registration. Players are not needed at the actual draft.

Only U4 -U6 players may utilize the Buddy Request. Parent of the player must send an e-mail request to wysa.admin@wyliesoccer.com with SPECIAL REQUEST in the subject line. Please note that special requests are not guaranteed. Requests must be received no later than the close of the current season regular registration.

Special Requests allowed with Board approval include:

* Requesting to playing up one age division

* Requesting to play with sibling in same age category

* Requesting to be placed back into draft for placement on a different team than the immediate previous season’s team

* Request for a girl to be drafted to a boy’s team

* U4-U6 Buddy Draft

Special Request maybe be submitted via email to wysa.admin@wyliesoccer.com with SPECIAL REQUEST in the subject line prior to the close of regular registration. Please note that special requests are not guaranteed.

Once my child is on a team, can we stay on that team or are the players reshuffled each season?

WYSA allows teams to stay together from season to season provided there is a head coach from within the team and returning players. Returning players are placed back onto their immediate past season roster before player pool players (any new player or player who has requested to go into the draft) are blindly drafted to the teams in the division.

Occasionally a team is disbanded because there is no head coach, too few returning players to the team or not enough players in the pool to keep the teams in the division at the desirable minimum roster level. Returning players of disbanded teams are automatically placed into the draft often without contact to parents. WYSA’s role is to provide soccer to players to the best of its ability and there is not always enough time or resources to contact each player in this situation. Returning Players returning to their immediate past season team must register by the established registration deadline to be allowed back onto that team.

Players returning after sitting out a season may request to return to his/her previous team, however, there is not a guarantee that space will be available. Request will be reviewed prior to blind draft but after registration closes. Player will remain in the player pool until that time.

Can I coach my child’s team?

WYSA, like most outdoor soccer associations, is a volunteer run organization. All teams are coached by a parent, aunt, uncle or friend of a player on the team. All volunteer coaches must pass a criminal background check before interacting with the players, are required to obtain a coaching license by the second season and are responsible for knowing WYSA’s Rules and Regulations. See Rules Section.

Coaches must submit and pass the annual criminal background check by the registration deadline date each fall. If a coach is new in the spring, the coach must fill out and submit the Criminal Background Check Form by the spring registration deadline date.

What is the WYSA refund policy?

Refunds will be given provided the request is received in writing before the player is placed on a team. A refund will be allowed if a player informs WYSA in writing prior to the team’s first practice of the season that the player is moving out of the WYSA boundaries. Refunds will be for the registration fee paid for the player minus a $15 administrative fee. Registration fees cannot be deferred to another season.

When will I hear from my child’s coach?

The coaches will contact the players usually within one week of roster distribution for that age division. Coaches will usually call players as soon as they have attended that season’s coach meeting and received the roster. Coaches also have access to player emails through an online system after all the rosters have been distributed.

What days are practices?

Each coach sets the day and time of the practice prior to contacting the rostered players. Be prepared for practice any day of the week. NOTE: Any conflicts with practice times or days should be resolved between the player and the coach of the team on which the player is rostered. There will be no trading or swapping of players between teams due to practice conflicts.

When are the games?

Each team will be scheduled for a total of 8-10 games each season. While we schedule as many games possible on Saturdays, there will be weeknight games during each season. Makeup games are scheduled on Sundays after 1 pm first. If absolutely necessary, weeknight makeup games will be scheduled.

How do we get our team’s schedule each season?

Team schedules will be published online. A mass email is sent out each season informing all WYSA members when the schedules are published. The publish date can be anywhere from 7-14 days before the first game day of the season.

Who officiates the games in WYSA?

Most referees that officiate WYSA’s games are the local youth of Wylie. Of the approximately 250 referees in the WYSA program, 95% are teenagers. They are big brothers or big sisters of WYSA players, they attend Wylie’s middle and high schools and they are your neighbors. These young teens are referees in training. Do not expect to have a perfect game called. Please respect these kids, support and aid them in the efforts to continue to be a better referee. Without them there would be many games without a referee. Do not approach them at the field for any clarification of any rule. Every coach, parent, spectator and player should take it upon themselves to know the rules. The referees are not there to educate you. Take up any questions you may have via email with your age group director. Remember that this is a recreational soccer game and not the Youth World Cup.

Will my player get a trophy each season?

U4 – U8 will receive a participation trophy at the end of each season. The trophies are picked after the last official game day of the season and distributed by the coach. U9 through U19 division teams will be awarded placement trophies to the teams. Placement trophies will be earned for each division.  WYSA is currently reviewing the guidelines for placement trophies and will update this section soon.

How much will my child play in each game?

Each coach is required to play each player 50% of each game he/she attends provided that the player is willing to participate at that level. The child will not be forced to play by the coach.

Why does WYSA need my email address?

It is important that WYSA always have a reliable and updated email address(es) for each Player. Mass emails are sent out with important information like season schedules posted online
 

  • registration reminders

  • call for coaches

  • field closures, game cancellations, etc.

  • community events

  • special offers for WYSA members.


 When registering as a player or coach, be sure to include all email addresses. Changes to email addresses or any player/coach contact information should be kept up to date in your record.