FAQs

When does the season start?

Our Fall season starts with practice at the end of August and games after Labor day. Our Spring season starts late February/early March.

 

When are games played?

For Under-4 & Under-5 - Saturdays only

Under-6 through Under-14 - Saturdays, for the most part. There may be the occasional Friday evening game. Under-12 and Under-14 players may play Friday evenings under the lights more often.

All home games at Rancho Jurupa Sports Complex - 5249 Crestmore Rd., Jurupa Valley, CA 92509

 

When are practices?

Our coaches are volunteers so we let them choose practice dates. Most of our coaches practice on either M/W or T/Th at Rancho Jurupa Sports Complex where we have fields reserved.

Practice slots are generally 6-7 or 7-8 p.m. (older divisions may practice longer than an hour if field space is available).

Under-4 and Under-5 do not practice during the week - only Saturdays before games

Under-6 only practice one night a week for one hour

 

It's getting close to the season and I haven't heard from a coach. What do I do?

Be patient - coaches only receive their teams when they've met volunteer requirements. We do not hand out teams until approximately two weeks before the first game. For our Fall 2016 season, our coach meeting is scheduled for Aug. 23 so you won't hear from a coach until after that date.

 

I want to coach. Where do I start?

Go to www.eayso.org and fill out a volunteer application. Bring two copies and ID to a scheduled AYSO event. Contact soccercoach462@gmail.com to get all the steps to coach.

 

I'm willing to be an assistant coach to someone. What do I do?

Go to www.eayso.org and fill out a volunteer application. Bring two copies and ID to a scheduled AYSO event. Contact soccercoach462@gmail.com to get next steps.

 

How do I become a referee?

Go to www.eayso.org and fill out a volunteer application. Bring two copies and ID to a scheduled AYSO event. Visit our Becoming a Referee page to get further steps on becoming part of our referee family.

 

What duties does a Team Parent/Manager have?

Creating snack schedules, helping coach communicate with parents, arranging team parties, ordering banner (if team opts for these things)

 

What equipment does my child need?

Shin guards are required for all players. They cannot practice or play without them. Cleats are strongly recommended. A soccer ball (size 3 for U4-U8, size 4 for U10-U12, size 5 for U14 and above) is also necessary.

 

When do we get the uniform?

Coaches will hand out the uniform (jersey, shorts, socks) before the first game.

 

Can I request a coach or that my child play with someone else?

No, we simply cannot fulfill all these requests and make Balanced Teams. Team requests are only honored for direct siblings.

 

If my child changes his/her mind and doesn't want to play, can I get a refund?

See refund policy

 

When are team pictures?

During our Fall season, we take a Saturday off from games to take pictures and have a carnival allowing teams to have booths and fundraise. Basic picture packages are included in your registration fee.

 

What are volunteer points?

U5, U6 and U7 teams must earn 25 volunteer points and U8 through U14 must earn 48 volunteer points (28 of those 48 points must come from refereeing) to get to the Jurupa Cup at the end of the season. This is an additional week of play not included in the registration fee. Volunteer points are earned 1 point per hour per adult. Referee volunteer points are earned quicker (U10-U19 referee=4 points, U10-U19 AR=2 points, U8 referee=3 points, U8 AR=1 pt)

 

What is Jurupa Cup?

This is an end-of-season tournament that determines first and second place in U10 and above age groups. Volunteer points must be earned to advance to Jurupa Cup. Win/loss records are not a criteria to advance into Jurupa Cup.

Under-8 and below teams have a different schedule of play than typical tournament style for older players.

In the Fall season, first place winners have the opportunity to advance to Area R playoffs. 

For more information on Jurupa Cup, visit our Jurupa Cup page.