Frequently Asked Questions

What does my child need?


All players are required to have shinguards at games and practices Additional recommened gear: - soccer ball - soccer cleats (tennis shoes are allowed, but cleats with a toe are not including baseball, softball, and football) - water bottle




What size ball should I get?


U6 & U8 - Size 3 U9 & U11 - Size 4 U12 & up - Size 5




What are the costs?


Registration for Sailor Soccer Club is $70/player. The uniform kit is an additional $49 and is required for all players U9 and up that have not purchased one in the past. T-shirts are provided for U6 & U8.




What are included in my costs?


Things that are included in your costs include practices 1-2x a week, 6-10 games, referee fees, field maintenance (paint, goals, nets, corner flags, mowing), insurance, and adminstrative fees. U13 & up players get six regualar season games through Great Lakes Coed Soccer League and 3 post-season tournament games. If a team makes it to the finals of the tournament, they will play one additional game. U6 and U8 players get a t-shirt included with their registration.




When are games?


Games are typically on Saturday mornings to mid-afternoon. Due to the volume of teams, some games do start later in the day on Saturdays. During the GLCSL tournament, games can be held on Thursday. Friday, Sunday and/or Mondays as well.




Who schedules the games?


For U6 & U8, Sailor Soccer Club does the scheduling. For U9 & up, Great Lakes Coed Soccer League does the scheduling.




I need a certain day/time for practice


Unfortunately, we cannot accomodate requestes for specific day/times for practices. Coaches are able to pick their preference on days and times for practice, so we highly recommend volunteering to coach if you need a specific time or day for practice.




Where are practices?


Practices are held at the soccer fields at Ross Park Elementary.




Where are games?


U6 & U8 games are at Ross Park Elementary. Home games for U9 and up are at Ross Park Elementary. Away games for U9 and up are at various other club's fields. Go to glcsoccer.org and select fields for driving directions.




Who can play for Sailor Soccer Club?


We accept players from any school district and homeschooled players between the ages of 4 and 19.




When does the season start?


The first games of the season are April 17th, with practices usually starting 1-2 weeks prior depending on the coach.




Is the Uniform Kit Required?


Yes! If your player is playing U9 and up and does not have one, they need the Uniform Kit. If you purchased the kit for the Spring 2019 season, you do not need to order a new kit.




When are practices?


Practices are typically held one to two days a week between Monday through Thursday. The day and time your team practices is determined by your coach's availbility and field availbility.




What level will my child play?


Players are put into their age divisions based on their birth year. A player can play up an age division but cannot play down. The birth year chart can be found on the 'Our Teams' tab.




Can I make a team request?


Yes, you can request your child to play for a certain coach or with another player. However, requests are NOT guaranteed. We take into consideration all requests, but cannot promise that your request will be granted.





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