Q.What do the soccer uniform sizes mean?
A.Your registration fee covers new team/color coordinated uniforms each year. As players grow - so will the player's uniform. Our division purchases uniforms from Score Sports. They have an online sizing chart that can be found at:http://www.scoresports.com/uniform-sizing/
Q.Do I have to get soccer shoes for my child to play?
A.Soccer shoes arenotmandatory butarehighly recommended (regular athletic shoes with no cleats are the alternative). When buying soccer shoes, they cannot have a toe cleat (baseball shoes have a toe cleat) or any sharp metal cleats. Generally speaking, nearly all players at all age levels use soccer shoes for practices and games.
Q.What size soccer ball should I get for my child?
A.Divisions U5 through U8 use a Size 3 ball. Divisions U10 and U12 use a Size 4 ball. U14 and U19 use a Size 5 ball. This and other information is summarized on theDivision Informationpage.
Q.Why are the children required to wear their soccer socks over their shin guards?
A.Safety is the primary reason. Some types of shin guards are hard shell instead of soft, and may have sharp edges that could cut a player. By wearing their socks over the shin guards, players protect each other. Also, wearing the socks over the shin guards prevent the shin guards from shifting during running or when being kicked, which allow the shin guards to protect the intended areas.
Q.Is it OK for players to wear jewelry during practice and game?
A.No. Jewelry of any kind (necklaces, watches, earrings, rings, bracelets, etc.) cannot be worn during practice or games.
There is an exception for Med-Alert bracelets, but they must be completely covered with tape or a soft cloth band for the safety of your child, and all the other players.
Q.What about eyeglasses and hearing aids?
A.Glasses, hearing aids, and med-alerts may be worn to practices and games. The use of an eyeglass holder/strap or sports-glasses is recommended. As stated above, Med-Alerts must be completely covered with tape or a soft cloth band as a safety measure.
Q.What kinds of hair accessories are acceptable?
A.Any hair accessories worn shouldnotbe made of metal or plastic, and shouldnotbe rigid. This includes soft hair accessories with a metal splice.
Completely soft hair accessories, such as "scrunchies" and soft rubber bands,arerecommended and acceptable.
Q.It can be cool during some spring or early summer games. Can my child wear a sweatshirt during the games?
A.Any extra articles of clothing must be wornunderthe uniform so you can still determine with which team a player is associated. It is recommended that any extra articles of clothing be limited to undershirts or turtle necks (under the uniform). Try to coordinate with your team’s colors, if possible. If a sweatshirt has a hood, the hood must be tucked under the jersey.
Q.The doctor said that my child can play with his arm splint. Will AYSO allow him/her to play?
A.No. While the doctor may be representing your child's interest appropriately, the risk to other players requires that they limit his/her participation to that of moral support on the sidelines. Players maynotwear casts or splints which could possibly cause injury to himself/herself or another player.NO EXCEPTIONS. This applies at games AND practices.