Recreation Youth Soccer FAQ
Registration for Fall Recreation Soccer
Registration is now closed.
We are forming teams this week and will have a zoom meeting Friday Aug 6 to update parents / players.
How much is the registration fee and what does it provide?
The registration fee for youth rec soccer is $100
The youth soccer registration fee includes:
Participation medal at the end of the season
Secondary Insurance and Registration through the Tennessee State Soccer Association
Please note: The insurance through the Tennessee State Soccer Association is a secondary medical insurance that covers injuries incurred during a Wilson United Soccer Club practice or game. This insurance covers approved costs after your primary medical insurance has paid and after you have paid a deductible. This insurance is not intended to be a primary medical insurance policy. The insurance does not cover COVID.
When will games be played and what are the expected age groups?
Expected Age Levels:
Expected Game Dates:
Is there a discount for multiple children in the same family?
If you have 3 or more siblings registering for youth soccer each player's registration fee will be $80 instead of $100.
Are there any scholarships available for those who can’t afford the registration fees?
Yes, the Board of Directors provides for a limited number of scholarships each season for those who find themselves in financial difficulties. Applicants should contact the league to discuss their proof of financial hardship. The Board will verify the information and make a decision on the request. If approved, the applicant must agree to work at the fields (in areas such as concessions, field clean up, field maintenance, etc.) a specified number of hours.
What am I responsible for providing?
You will need to provide the following items for your player(s):
Soccer cleats (no toe cleat – such as what is found on baseball and football cleats)
Black soccer shorts
Black soccer socks
Soccer ball. Soccer ball size is based on the player’s age group:
U4-U8 use a size 3 ball
U9-U11 use a size 4 ball
U12 and up use a size 5 ball
You will also need to provide rides to practices and games. Please remember to bring your child something to drink at each practice and game. The concession stand will be open on Saturdays and will have drinks for sale. Lastly, you will need to provide love, support and a positive attitude for your soccer star!
How do I know if my child is too young or too old to play? In what age division would my child play?
Spring 2022 Youth Rec Soccer will only be played this season for players born in the years: 2018 to 2006
Playing up in the next league level is allowed but will be very limited. All play-up requests will be reviewed by the Director of Coaching and must have the approval of the Registration Manager.
Playing down in a younger league is allowed only for medical reasons, requires a doctor's letter, and the approval of the Registration Manager.
WUSC will combine age groups to accommodate team sizes and coaching.
Can I request a specific coach?
We will try to accommodate coaching requests, but they are not guaranteed.
Can I request that my child be placed on the same team as another player?
We will try to accommodate player requests, but they are not guaranteed.
When will I hear from a coach to know when my child has practice?
We are planning to have ZOOM calls to help organize Coaches and players.
Where do you play games?
Wilson United Soccer Club games are played at the Vulcan Materials Soccer Complex in Lebanon. Most of the time games are on Saturday.
Can I request that my child be placed on a team that practices on a specific day?
No, instead we let you communicate a day that you cannot
practice. We will try to accommodate that request. As for practice most teams practice once or twice during the week and we ask that they be after 5pm. Practices are held in Mt Juliet, Lebanon and hopefully Gladeville and Watertown (pending if we get enough players for that area). Your coach will decide on practice days and time.
How many players are on a team?
Final team rules and sizes are communicated just before the season begins. We follow US Soccer guidelines for team sizes:
U4 - 3v3
U5 to U8 - 4v4
U9 to U10 - 7v7
U11 to U14 - 9v9
U16 - 11v11
Are the teams co-ed, or are there all girls teams and all boys teams?
Most of our teams are separated into boys and girls teams.
The registration form includes a section about volunteering. Do I *have to* volunteer?
Wilson United Soccer Club would like parents to strongly consider volunteering to help out.
Because Wilson United Soccer Club (Rec) is an all-volunteer organization (there are no paid positions on the Board), volunteers are absolutely vital to the success and growth of Wilson United Soccer. It also doesn’t matter how old you are: we have volunteers as young as seven years old as well as grandparents helping on game days, collecting trash, field setup and take down, bathroom supply maintenance, registration, etc.
How do I register?
Online but Spring soccer will not open until October
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
No refunds will be granted to those who break the rules or the policies of Wilson United Soccer League.
Refunds are usually processed within a few weeks after the season begins.
Refunds will be allowed up until Aug 1
What happens if it rains on a practice or game day?
We don’t let a little rain keep us from playing soccer. We will only cancel games in the event of a thunderstorm or if there is standing water on the fields. We also do not cancel games due to cold weather. If it’s cold outside, players are encouraged to wear sweatpants, a sweatshirt or jacket (MUST be worn under their soccer jersey), and even a hat and gloves.
The Field Commissioner Team will make the decision to cancel games due to weather. If the decision is made to cancel games, we will post a notice on the front page of our website, facebook and send out a text message to the league. So that we can provide as much notice as possible to all of our coaches, referees, players, and their families, every attempt is made to have the decision made and the notices out by 7:00 am on practice and game mornings.
If the weather is questionable and you don’t see a notice on the web site, assume that all practices and games will be played as scheduled.
This is my first exposure to soccer – what are the rules?
Wilson United follows rules of FIFA and modifies them for our various age groups.
Is there any type of screening process for coaches?
Yes. For your child’s safety, the Tennessee State Soccer Association recommends that all coaches complete a Volunteer Disclosure statement and background check.
Who do I talk to about getting started as a volunteer or coach? How could I volunteer my time?
Volunteering helps keep our registration cost down, so please volunteer!
Coaching please contact Adam Green
Volunteering please contact Samantha Thomas
We have many different levels of volunteers.
* Head Coach: leader, adviser and other various activities for the team ($20 discount for head coaches)
* Assistant Coach: leader, adviser and other various activities for the team
* Field Marshal: Assist with field and game management
* Game Day Set-up / Game Day Take-down / Field Maintenance: Field set ups, setting out goals, setting out flags and other misc. field work day events.
* Team Parent: Assists the coach in creating a snack schedule for your team, assisting the coach in contacting parents in the event of rain outs, and arranging for team party and anything else the coach needs help with.
* Referee: You must be certified but classes are offered at various times through the year. Contact a Board Member for more information on the certification.
* Board Member: Various positions become open throughout the seasons. Check at the board building or email us to see what is currently vacant and to express your interest.
* Field Clean Up; Help pick up trash and empty trash cans.
* Registration: Help take registrations for the upcoming season.
How do I become a certified soccer referee?
Certification courses are held throughout the year in various locations in middle Tennessee. The easiest way to find out where classes are being held is to go to the Soccer Officials of Tennessee web page at https://www.tnsoccer.org/tn-referee-program