• Soccer for Boys and Girls - Spring 2019

     

     
     Burns Park Penguins

     

     

     

    About the Youth Soccer League Program
    Kids develop their social and mental skills, physical strength, and character while learning how to play soccer. Teamwork and active participation are key components. Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts. Spring Soccer is open to children who are in K - 8th grade in the 2018-2019 school year. Separate leagues are created for boys’ and girls’ soccer. Teams will play 6 games.
     

    Practices and Games
    Each team will practice one or two evenings during the week, between 4:30PM and 7:30PM. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools or a neighborhood park. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coach.
     
    Practices begin the week of April 1. No team, private or public, is to practice more than three hours a week during the soccer season.
     

    Games begin the week of April 13. Most games are scheduled on Saturdays, between 8AM and 8PM at area parks or schools. A limited number of games may be played on Sunday afternoons. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach.


    Fees
    Standard Registration (until February 25 at 5:00PM)
    Resident $107
    Non-resident $117
    Registrations must be postmarked Feb 25 or before to be honored for priority registration. 

     

    Late Registration (registering after February 25 at 5:00PM)
    Resident $127
    Non-resident $137
    You can register after Feb 25, however all registrations will be on hold pending available roster space.  At this point, special requests (including team and coach requests) may not be considered and jersey size is not guaranteed.
     
    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.
     
    Payment
    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Cash payments may be made in at the Rec & Ed office.
     
    Scholarships
    For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.
     
    Refund Policy
    For complete information on the Rec & Ed refund policy, click here.

    Registration

    You can complete registration online here until the end of the Standard registration period.

     
    Registration formswill be mailed in late January and you can mail-in or drop-off.  Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec & Ed office at 1515 South Seventh.  We have a drop-off box in the Rec & Ed office foyer available 24/7.
     

    Standard Registration

     

    Registrations received during the standard registration period

     

    • qualify for early registration fees,
    • are automatically assigned into teams,
    • and are given equal priority.
    • Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.
    • All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for early registration fees.
    • Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 4:30PM. will be marked for February 25th. Fees for registration after February 25th change to late rates.
    • Changes also apply to on-line registration.
    • Registration with February 25 postmarks cannot be honored as standard registrations.
    Late Registration Deadline
    All registrations  received after the standard registration deadline will be held until teams are formed. Players will only be assigned to teams with an unfilled roster. Every attempt will be made to place kids whose registration forms is received after the deadline; however, players are not guaranteed team placement.

    Team Formation

    Team rosters are limited to the following number of players per team unless a team's coach requests more players for his or her team:

     

    Kindergarten teams: 10 players
    1st and 2nd grade teams: 12 players
    3rd grade - 8th grade teams: 14 players

     

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach.  Players who have not heard from a coach should contact Red&Ed office via email. Either Elyse at bairley@a2schools.org or Willie at pickvet@a2schools.org.

     

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Consult Youth Player Placement for detailed information.
     
    If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec & Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.  
     
    Combo Teams
    If more than ten players from the same grade and school register, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas. It is not rare for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Players whose registrations are received during the priority registration period are place on the primary school team first.
     
    Special Requests
    If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request question when registering online or on the registration form.  We regret that we cannot guarantee special requests placed after the priority registration period.
     
    You may indicate when you register if you want your child to "play up" a grade.  
     
    Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools  
    Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools.  We require a minimum of seven players be registered for a team to be formed. 

    Coaches
    Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed!  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.

    Uniforms
    Participants receive a team t-shirt which must be worn at all games. Players must wear shinguards under their socks. Shorts, athletic shoes, and socks are standard team uniforms. Indicate your child’s t-shirt size when you register. During games and practices, all jewelry, such as rings, watches, bracelets (including friendship), earrings of any kind (including starters), chains or necklaces are illegal. Any player who fails to remove his or her jewelry may not participate until it is removed.
     
     QuestionsPlease contact: Elyse at bairley@a2schools.org