304-626-0218 CentralWVSoccer@gmail.com PO Box 1681 Clarksburg, West Virginia 26302

FAQ

Q. My child has never played soccer before, should I register him/her to play?
A. Any child, no matter the age level or skill level, is encouraged to play recreational soccer. It is to be enjoyed by all ages and all skill levels. Therefore, regardless of their age and experience they can register to play.

Q. When are games played?
A. Divisions U10 and up, we will try to schedule most games on Saturdays; however, due to the number of teams, or the other teams availability we occasionally have to schedule weekday games. Weekday games are typically on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays through the week.

Q. Do I have to travel for games?
A. No and Yes. If your player is in the U4, U6 or U8 divisions, all your games will be held at the Nutter Fort Park. However, sometimes starting in the U10 division you may occasionally have to go to an out of county game. Once you are in the U12 and U14 divisions you will definitely have to travel to out of county games.

Q. Can I request a certain coach for my child?
A. Yes, but it is not guaranteed. We will do our best to accomodate requests but they are not always possible due to roster sizes and the number of coach requests for that coach.

Q. Can I request for my child to play with one of their friends?
A. Yes, but it is not guaranteed. We will do our best to accomodate requests but they are not always possible due to roster sizes and the number of other requests.

Q. Can siblings play on the same team?
A.Yes and No. Requesting siblings to play on the same team is possible. However, a child may only play up in two age divisions never down. Therefore, they will be assigned to a team of the oldest age child. For example: If you have a U11 player and a U10 player they will be assigned to a U12 team.

Q. Can I request my child to “play-up” in a different age division?
A. Yes, but it is not guaranteed and will depend on the number of registered players in the affected division. A player may only play in the age division or “up” two age divisions they were assigned. For example: A U7 player may only play on a U7, U8 or U9 team. A player may NEVER play down in age divisions. These are State regulations that we can not change. A U7 player would play in the CWVSA U8 division since U9 is not offered and is not eligible to play U10. CWVSA offers recreation divisions for U6,U8,U10,U12, and U14.

Q. How do I know what age group my child should play in?
A. We follow the US Club Soccer age Matrix found here Age Divisions – US Club Soccer Website.  However, in West Virginia we do not typically have “odd year divisions”.  These would be the U5, U7, U9, etc.  All of these players are moved up to the next available age group.  Example: little Johnny is considered U7, he will automatically be placed on a U8 team with other 6 and 7 year olds.

Q. Can I be given a refund if my child does not play?
A. If you player was not placed on a team for any reason, you will be issued a refund. Once the season starts, refunds will be granted on a case by case basis.

Q. Can I request not to have a certain coach for my child?
A. Yes. If you have a coach you prefer not to have you may indicate that in the “coach request” field in on the registration form.

Q. Will my child receive a trophy at the end of the season?
A. U4 through U8 divisions are given a trophy/medal for the season. U10 and Up will only receive a trophy/medal if their team places in the tournament at the end of the season.

Q. Is there an end of season party?
A. Not from the league. If the coach or parents put together a small party that is separate and apart from the league.

Q. Where do my registration fees go?
A. With your player’s registration fee the league will provide a uniform, insurance, state fee’s for registration with the state, referee fees for older divisions, FC Alliance training clinics for the U6, U8 and U10 divisions and field maintenance.

Q. If I request to have my child “play-up” in age divisions, will that be honored?
A.Yes and No. The request will only be honored if the number of players in the older division teams can accommodate additional players from the younger age divisions.

Q. Will my child be punished for not making all practices?
A. A player is not required to make all practices. However, we encourage each player to attend all practices and games for their own benefit and overall development.

Q. How much playing time will my player receive?
A. Every player should receive an equal amount of playing time for each match.