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Updated : 5/24/2017

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 Northville Soccer Registration for Fall 2017

  

     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…..

         A) Conflicts dates help the coach plan

         B)  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 for pairing.

              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 parent’s column

         D) 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 3rd Sunday, February for Spring and June for Fall. 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, April16. Teams may or may not have room, so please register early. By registering you have read and agree to our refund policy stated below.  

 

We need volunteer Coaches: In the registration process you can volunteer.  

 (2) Register for Fall 2017…Click Here

 A list of players will be posted to the “Parent’s Column” on June. 6th. 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 of September 9th, 2017.

 

Registering after June 6th: players requests most likely will not be met. No Refunds policy below.

 

Birth year is now January 1st, a standard calendar year.

If you have a birth year younger than the age group of your team and want to stay with the team, say, Yes to team question, and Play Up question say Yes and use the NV ID#.

 Birth Year   Age Group

2014     U4

2013     U5

2012

U6

2011

U7

2010

U8

2009

U9

2008

U10

2007

U11

2006

U12

2005

U13

2004

U14

2002

HSO Freshmen and Sophomores

2002

HSO Freshmen and Sophomores

2001

HSO Juniors and Seniors

2000

HSO Juniors and Seniors

 

Please 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.

Parents: Click 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

Volunteer Coach:  Click her to see the PDF file of the Coach’s Code of Conduct

Parent 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.

 

 

First:

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 ages.

 

Second:

Understanding the forming of teams and placement of your son or daughter.

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 friends.

 

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.

 

Third:

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 commissioners.

 

Contacting 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.

Contacting NSA Volunteers

 

 

 About NSA…

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 focus.

 

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 .

 

  

Team formation process

Returning 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 filling in the field for a friend, use only the first and last name ( both must be spelled correctly) with NO OTHER INFORMATION.

 

Coaches do not have input with team formation. Coaches can not recruit players. With the exception of HSO teams.

 

Conflicts 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.

Players U8 and young can playing Saturday or Sunday, in the conflicts question, this is were you will need to let us know.

 

Northville 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  

After EARLY registration ends (for Fall -June. 24th 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.

 

Registration 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.

 

Our Season start with the Fall with two separate seasons and registrations.

 

Fall 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.

 

“Playing 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”.

 

The 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.

  

Confirmation of Registration

You 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 players…click here. 

 

No refunds

Forming teams takes a lot of time: finding a volunteer coach, uniforms, balancing teams, doing our best to accommodate special request. Northville Soccer is a 501 c 3 nonprofit volunteer organization.

This is 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.

We must 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

After the above dates, refunds will be half of the registration fee for the above two reasons.

 

NSA 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 refund.

 

Refunds 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 Players..

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.

 

Wait Listed Player’s and other refunds will be processed (1) month after start of season.

NSA 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.

 

 

Safety of Players:

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.

If you 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:

“Coaching 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 season. We 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 every player.

 If you wish to coach:

Coach, 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, 2013 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 only team.

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 Thursday.

  

Recreational Game formats

NSA & WSSL for Soccer Season

U4-U5-U6 3v3 roster 6 max. size 3 ball

U7-U8 5v5: roster 10 max. size 3 ball

U9 & U10: 7v7 roster 13 max. size 4 ball

U11 & U12: 9v9 roster 15 max. size 4 ball

U13 & older: 11v11 roster 18 max. size 5 ball

High 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?

Team 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. 

One month 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.  

Volunteer coach’s 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.

 

Coaching is a very rewarding experience.  

NSA 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.

 

A 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.

 

1) 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…

(uniforms distribution may be at Soccer-Zone, check website the day of before attending)

2) Register for Risk Management is handled via Gotsoccer, you will be notified by email.

3) Submit conflict dates: for games, practice fields request forms and code of conducts, at the first mandatory meeting of the season.

Meetings include a coaching course, business of the club, general announcements and safety concerns.

 

Returning players will need their Northville ID# & age group.

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.

  

When 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 Groupings

National & State guidelines use date of birth to determine a player’s U-Age Group (U is short for Under); school grade can not be used but may be a guide.  Often players will play up by as much as 6 months to match a school grade so to be able to play with friends in their grade. Older player can not play down with younger players.  In 2016 Fall it is by birth year.

Directions on Using the Chart below to Find for your child’s Age Group:

  • Find the birth month in the top row.
  • Move down the month column to match the year of birth.
  • Look to the left column to find the age group.
  • Note: Players with birthdates Aug. through November often will play up an age group to be with their school classmates.
  • Playing up is normally for players with birthdates from August through November, this is so they can play with their classmates from school.

 

2016

   Fall

U-AGE

(Under) GROUPS

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 

4

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

 

5

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

12

 

6

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

11

 

7

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

 

8

09

09

09

09

09

09

09

09

09

09

09

09

 

9

08

08

08

08

08

08

08

08

08

08

08

08

 

10

07

07

07

07

07

07

07

07

07

07

07

07

 

11

06

06

06

06

06

06

06

06

06

06

06

06

 

12

05

05

05

05

05

05

05

05

05

05

05

05

 

13

04

04

04

04

04

04

04

04

04

04

04

04

 

14

03

03

03

03

03

03

03

03

03

03

03

03

 

HSO

02

02

02

02

02

02

02

02

02

02

02

02

 

HSO

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

 

HSO

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

00

 

HSO

99

99

99

99

99

99

99

99

99

99

99

99

 

 

Oldest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youngest