Registration for Fall 2018
Register if you wish for your son or
daughter to be placed on a team.
NSA will try to grant special
requests, but there are no guarantees and no Refunds.
Times are posted in Parents Column
for our current offering of games U4 through U8.
Have ready before starting…..
Conflicts dates help the coach plan
Friend can play with a friend; they both need to ask for each other.
Correct spelling of their friends first and last name are important
If the friend’s name is misspelled we will not be able
to match them up.
C) For U8 & younger, times to play are on the home page in the
Obtain your Northville ID # if they played the prior season.
E) For the Volunteer coach please
have their: Email, cell phone and conflict dates
F) Credit Card.
(1) Northville ID # Click here… (please
have this number to register)
If new to
Northville Soccer, use a 0 (zero) for the ID#.
Please use this number to assure your player
will return to the correct team.
Early registration end on June 25. Early registration
allows a player to return to their team (if that team forms) and a discount
on the registration fees. NSA will continue to take players up to the first
game, September. Teams may or may not have room, so please register early. By
registering you have read and agree to our refund policy stated below.
Coaches are needed: In the registration process you can
A list of players will be posted to the “Parent’s Column”
on June. 25th. It will show the progress of our team formations
and is used to confirm your registration. Please check this list each week
prior to our season start. No Refunds policy
HSO Freshmen and
HSO Freshmen and
HSO Juniors and Seniors
HSO Juniors and Seniors
Age groups are now a standard calendar year.
read and sign our Codes of Conduct (Player, Parent and Coach).
Bring to the first practice these codes of conduct, coaches to
the August 1st coaches meeting.
Along with your signed form on concussion understanding.
here to see the Adobe PDF file of the Parent’s Code of Conduct
Players: Click her
to see the Adobe PDF file of the Player’s Code of Conduct
Coach: Click her to see the
PDF file of the Coach’s Code of Conduct
Bring this Concussion: Click
here for PDF file on Concussion Form
Quick understanding of the registration steps:
Northville Soccer is an all volunteer organization running
soccer development since 1973.
Our recreational program is one of the best in Michigan. We were one of the first clubs to instill small sided games for players U8 and
younger. U by the way means under.
Each month we have a coaching education hour, held on the
first Tuesday of each month. If you like to volunteer we ask you attend
every meeting. Times and place (mostly Hillside Middle School’s Forum Room)
will be in the “Coach’s Column of the Home Page.
For a better understanding of our program, please continue to
scroll below. Things like: teams formation, Conduct agreements of: Parent,
Players and volunteer Coaches, refund policy, uniforms, soccer season,
leagues played, and many other topic can be found below.
Please only register is you wish for your son or daughter to
enjoy the game of soccer.
NSA is an all volunteer organization, our volunteers put a lot
of time into this program, if you register a player we will not refund, it
is too disruptive with ordering uniforms and forming teams. A refund will
take place if, after the second week of games your player is still on a
“Wait List” status. Meaning, we could not place them on a team that is age
appropriate. This could be an age group up or age appropriate. Girls can be
place on a boys team U11 and under or upon a special request for the older
Understanding the forming of teams and placement of your son
To play with a friend: use the correct spelling of their first
and last name when requesting a friend. Unless it is spelled correctly they
will not be paired. We have 1400 names.
Saying “yes” to returning to a team will over ride playing
with a friend, unless you say no to returning team we can not always group
We use a number to help us know who your player is, it is the
NSA ID. It is after age chart it is step two (2) below. Please use this
number when registering your player, correct numbers are very important,
especially if you have more than one player. Our program is very large, we
will have players with the same first and last name in our system, this
number helps us identify who and where they should be place when forming
teams. Please, please do not mix your number up, double check this number
for its accuracy.
NSA use Blue Sombrero to register our players.
Once you complete your registration, NSA will post a list
of registered players on our website by the middle of February (Spring) and
June (Fall). Please confirm you are in the correct age group and have
ordered the correct jersey size. The player’s team assignment and the
volunteer coach’s phone number will be on this report. This process of
forming teams will continue through the Coach’s meeting in April for Spring
and September for Fall. Players maybe move to other teams as we form teams,
so please check once a day and let us know of any errors via our
volunteer, the links on the home page, left hand side, third down will have
all of the current contacts for commissioners and our board.
Northville Soccer Association’s registration is NOT
through Parks and Recreational Department.
Since 1973 NSA has been organizing recreational and
competitive soccer for the Northville community.
NSA offers three types of soccer: Recreational, Michigan Rush
and Rush Jr. Academy.
Our recreational has two seasons, Fall and Spring and is open
to any first time players or multi-sport athlete.
Michigan Rush (U8 and older players) starts with tryouts once
a year, the third Saturday in June. Our Northville branch has some of
the highest trained and licensed coaches in the state of Michigan. It is a
full year commitment with indoor training and games. Development is their
Rush Jr. Academy is a year round program for our U5, U6 and U7-8 boys
and girls that is coached and trained by very qualified staff and is on a
first come first served bases. We are very proud of our staff and their
commitment to developing youth players. It is the best program in the
state. More information about Michigan Rush and Rush Jr. can be found at www.MichiganRush.com .
players will have priority on their returning team if registered within the
*early registration period. Players may ask to be placed with a friend but
both players must request each other and if on a team in the previous season
say “NO” to team, this will allows us to move them to another available
team. When requesting a friend, only first and last
name and both must be spelled correctly. Anything else will cause an error with our software.
do not have input with team formation. Coaches can not recruit players. With the
exception of HSO teams.
should be noted. We
will try our best to work around your conflict but be prepared to play all
the times available for each age group, again ALL THE TIMES AVAILABLE.
U8 and young can playing Saturday or Sunday, in the conflicts question,
this is were you will need to let us know.
Soccer does not guarantee game times, team placement and special requests. NSA is a very large program with
many players and parents involved; we can not honor every conflict or
request. Most often, if you register by the end of early registration NSA
will be able to honor your request.
EARLY registration ends (for Fall -June. 25th and for Spring
Feb. 9th). Players registering after the early registration period could be
placed into a pool that will be used to balance teams. You may loose
returning to a previous team and the pairing with a requested friend. NSA
reserves the right to move a player up one age group.
fees increase after early registration ends. Uniforms are purchase in the
fall for both seasons. Players requesting a team change in the Spring or
after early registration has ended are also require to purchase a new uniform.
Season start with the Fall with two separate seasons and registrations.
registration, a player will move up one age group from the Spring. For
example, if they played U7 in the Spring they will be registering for U8 in
the Fall. The Gotsoccer registration system will automatically place your
player in the correct age group.
UP”: if your
player has a birth date between August and December, they often play up to be
with their school classmates. There is a specific question in the
registration process on the Gotsoccer registration system that asks if you
want your child to “Play Up”.
Northville ID# is important, please use this when registering. A complete
list of all ID# are below in “step two link”. If you are new to NSA
use a zero for the ID#. We commonly find this number is over looked or
incorrectly typed. Please make sure the number is accurate. If the number
is correctly used, it confirms proper age groups and helps up make sure
your player returns to the correct team, keep in mind, we are dealing with
1500 individual players, many with the same name.
will receive a confirmation via email that you have registered and NSA will
also post a list of the current registered players on the home page in the
parent’s column. Please review this list one month prior to the start of
the season. Link… List of registered
teams takes a lot of time: finding a volunteer coach, uniforms, balancing
teams, trying to accommodate special request. Northville Soccer is
a 501 c 3 nonprofit volunteer organization our recreational program is purely volunteer based.
the reason we have a No refunds policy with the except for:
1) a medical reason along with a written Doctor’s excuse
for not playing our soccer season
2) job related moves of 50 miles or more.
be notified by mid-night March 16 (Spring) or July 16 (Fall), via an email
to: northvillesoccer (at) gmail.com or faxed to: 248 349-6854
the above dates, refunds will be half of the registration fee for the above
will work hard to honor your request. The earlier you register the more
likely you will be granted any special request. U8 and under game days and
times are posted on the home page. The work of forming teams takes place in
a very short period of time. Please only register if you are
committed to having your player play soccer, if we place them on a team, no
for High School. Players trying out for a High School teams must also
notify NSA via an
email to: northvillesoccer (at) gmail.com or faxed to: 248 349-6854
and contact the NSA the age group commissioner, with
in 2 days of the posted announcement of making the High School.
Michigan Rush, or Rush Jr. Academy
If you are registered as an NSA recreational player and then
accept a position on a Michigan
Rush team; to receive a refund you must notify NSA via an email to:
northvillesoccer (at) gmail.com or faxed to: 248 349-6854 and contact the NSA age group commissioner, the manager
and the coach of your new team with in 2 days.
Listed Player’s and other refunds will be processed (1) month after start
will make every attempt possible to place your son or daughter on a team.
Registrations close to start of season sometime can results in the wait
listing of the player. Wait Listing is when there are no long spots on
current existing teams in their age group or the age group older. Our U8
and under program NSA has more flexibility to place players. U9 WSSL and
older teams, submission of these teams takes place 6 week prior to start of
season, limiting us from adding additional teams.
All refunds for the above, are made one month after the start
of the season.
No jewelry of any type is permitted on players during
practices and or games. This includes earrings. Covering ears with tape
or band-aids is NOT permitted.
Jewelry: from FIFA’s
Laws of the game page 19.
“Referees are reminded that, in accordance
with Law 4, players may not
wear any kind of jewelry, which is
dangerous for himself or another
player. If it is dangerous must be
removed. It cannot be taped.”
Jersey and Equipment
A new jersey is supplied in the FALL and is used for
both seasons, fall and spring.
New players in the Spring will need to purchase a jersey
as an option during registration.
wish to change teams in the spring, you will be required to purchase a new
uniform. When filling out the registration form, saying “No” to returning
team or “No” to Coach will indicate your wish to switch teams.
Black shorts, black socks, shin guards and the ball are the
responsibility of the parents to purchase at any of the local sporting good
stores. Both Soccer Plus (in Livonia) and Dick’s sporting goods have
provided special discount to NSA in the past. Check with your assigned
coach after their coach’s meeting prior to the start of the season.
Cleats (soccer, not baseball or football boots) are
required for ages U7 and above. All soccer players must wear shin guards.
Players and parents are responsible for bring water (only in refillable
containers) and inflated soccer ball to all practices and games. For
reasons of trash, only refillable water bottles are allowed. When buying a ball look for balls made of polyurethanes
or PU, and remember to purchase a ball pump. Ball Size: U4 through
U8 size 3, U9 through U12 size 4 and size 5 for all older teams.
Coaching as a volunteer:
is a very rewarding experience”
Recreational Soccer is only possible with volunteer parent coaches.
If we are short coaches we will be calling everyone on the formed
team. U6 and under has practice and game at the same time once a week. U7
and U8 consist of a game and separate practice one hour each week. U9 and
older is normally two practices each week for an hour and one game. If you
volunteer as a coach, NSA directors of coaching will help you with a
practice plans and offer game strategies. Our monthly coach’s meetings we
go over the basics to the specifics of the current methodologies of
coaching. Your commitment is one to Three hours a week for our 8 week
ask you as a coach to make this first and foremost fun for your players. A
single focus on winning will turn players off to soccer. It is about the
individual development achievements that coach MUST nurture in each and
If you wish to
or if you are volunteering your spouse, please use a phone and email you or
they will use on a daily bases.
U4, U5 & U6:
If your child has a birth date after of January 1, 2014 please call 248
662-5159. U4-U5 & U6 games and practices are together once per
week. We play on Saturdays (Division 1) and Sundays afternoon (Division 2),
times are on the home page in the Parent’s column. All Players receive an
end of year participation medal. Game format is 3v3 (three players from
each team will be on the field during a game). Small-sided game format
promotes more “touches” on the ball, quickly improving their skills, while
being more enjoyable for your young soccer player. U4 & U5 is Coed; U6
will have Boys and Girls Teams. U4 and U5 are Coed, U6 by gender.
Size 3 ball is used.
U7 & U8: Games
are once per week, Division 1 on Saturdays, Division 2 on Sundays (number
after the team name is the division of the team), with one or two practice
per week based on the availability of the volunteer coach. Game and
practice Fields are all local. Game format is 5v5 with a maximum of 10 on
the roster. Size 3 ball for these ages.
U9 and older Recreational (WSSL) Soccer: Games
are held on Saturdays and Sundays afternoon with some mid-week evening. Two
practices per week (volunteer coach may not be able to practice twice per
week). All practices and half the games are local. Four out of the 8
games played will involve traveling to communities surrounding
Northville. U11 and older players play for a seasonal divisional WSSL
trophy. NSA belongs to the Western Suburban Soccer League or WSSL.
This league has two seasons, fall and spring, starting in the fall.
Players are encouraged to commit to two seasons. It is not mandatory but
highly encouraged. WSSL bylaws prohibit players from playing on more than
one team. By registering with NSA you are committing to Northville as your
Players are NOT allowed to play on more than one team for U-9 and
above in Western Suburban Soccer League (WSSL). By registering with
NSA you are stating this is your PRIMARY team.
U9 and older players will also play in our traditional Fall season
tourney, call Northville
Cup. These games are played either the end of September or the first
week in October. They are played during the weekday nights Monday through
WSSL for Soccer Season
3v3 roster 6 max. size 3 ball
5v5: roster 10 max. size 3 ball
& U10: 7v7 roster 13 max. size 4 ball
& U12: 9v9 roster 15 max. size 4 ball
& older: 11v11 roster 18 max. size 5 ball
School Open, U15 and older
Boys play 7v7 in the Fall and 11v11 in the Spring
Girls play 7v7 in the Spring and 11v11 in the Fall
When will the volunteer parent
coach contact me?
rosters are established and handed out at the coach’s meeting the first
Tuesday of the month of the start of the season (April or
September). The volunteer coaches will contact each player to notify
them of your team and introduce themselves as the coach.
prior to start of a season a “list of registered players” (PDF) will be on
the home page of the Northville website, in the Parent’s column of the main
home page. As coaches are found and confirmed this list will be replaced
with a tentative list of player and coaches. As teams are finalized the
coach’s phone numbers will be added to the list. If a player is not
contacted by the volunteer coach prior to season please use this list to
directly make contact with the coach. Every season we correct over a 2000+
phone numbers, birthdates, NSA ID# and emails, please proof before
submitting your registration.
requirements - WE NEED YOU!
If you volunteer
as the coach, please use the email and telephone number you wish to be
contacted as the Head or Assistant Coach. When volunteering your
spouse, also let him or her know they have been volunteered ;-), please
make him or her aware of the requirements below.
is a very rewarding experience.
will help with you learn the game and guide you on how to coach. We would
not be able to run a program this large without our volunteers. Our concern
is with the children. Coaching is much different than what you would
expect. Even, if you have played at high levels, some of the best players
make the least effect coaches, think of it this way playing versus
teaching, two very different skills. Professional coaches never stop
learning. No matter what you know, there is still more to learn. I’m sure
you have heard the phrase, “You do not know what you do not know”, the next
stage of this is, “Knowing what you do not know”. As a coach, please do
your best to attend our monthly meetings (held on the first Tuesday of each
month), where you will pickup the tips, lingo and tricks that will make you
an effective and fun coach.
successful coach is one who has: a team that returns each season, players
that were taught new skills, made if fun and kept them challenged without
being to difficult.
Attend three mandatory in season meetings (Spring: Feb., March, April and
May), (Fall: August, Sept. and Oct.), meetings are held the first Tuesday
of each month at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Hillside Middle School in the Forum Room. Click
here for map…
distribution may be at Total Soccer in Novi, check website the day of before
Register for Risk Management is handled via Gotsoccer, you will be notified
Submit conflict dates: for games, practice fields request forms and code of
conducts, at the first mandatory meeting of the season.
include a coaching course, business of the club, general announcements and
Returning players will need their Northville ID# & age
This helps us place your child on the correct returning team
or group and identify an error.
If you did not play in the Fall use zero (0). See step
(2) two for ID# and age group in previous season.
Common error when registering: used incorrect birth
date, email, Northville ID#, or age group. Please double check these pieces
of information. We have had 4 year old players show up to a high school
open game. The biggest problem for NSA and our commissioners is when an age
group becomes filled and a parent has mistakenly registered their soccer
player in the wrong age group. This is very problematic in the U9 and older
teams because of the WSSL early team formation. NSA will post a list of
players about one month before start of season. Please check this list and
contact us if you find an error with age placement of your player.
entering a friend’s name for your player to be associated with, only use
their first and last name and it must be spelled correctly. Any other
information in this “playing with a friend” entry will break our system.
Once you have finished
registering, you will not be able to change any information, so proof it
prior to clicking submit.
The (U) means under-Age
National & State guidelines use date of birth to determine a
player’s U-Age Group (U is short for Under).