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1) When is registration?
 Fall season, registration is during the months of June & July.
 Spring season, registration is during the months of January & February.
 Winter programs, throughout the winter depending on session and activity.

 2) How do I register?
 Online at  the Olmsted Falls Soccer Association website (Link:

3) How old does my child have to be to play soccer?
OFSA runs on the school year calendar -

For the 2022-2023 season: 

Kindergarten is for children enrolled in kindergarten for 2022-2023 school year

Pre-k is for children who will enroll in kindergarten for 2023-2024 school year

Preschool is for children who will enroll in kindergarten for 2024-2025 school year.

4) Does my child need soccer experience to play?
No. This is recreational play for all children. No matter how old the child is, soccer experience is not necessary.

5) What equipment does my child need?
CLEATS - For the C5 and U6 players, a majority of the players wear cleats but some do wear sneakers. For the U7
players and above, the players wear cleats. OFSA does not require the player to wear cleats, but for safety purposes,
especially on wet grass, it is strongly encouraged.
SHIN GUARDS – The players MUST wear shin guards to practice and to games. There are two (2) types of shin
guards; with the plastic guard in the sock as one unit or with the plastic guard separate. When separate, socks are
required to be worn over the shin guards. Either type is okay to wear.
BALLS – Each player should bring their own soccer ball to practice. The players do not need to bring a soccer ball to
the soccer matches. There are different ball sizes according to age;
Rec Soccer
PS, PK, K – all use a size 3 ball.
1 st grade – 5 th grade – all use a size 4 ball.
6 th grade – 8 th grade – all use a size 5 ball.
Travel Soccer
U9/10, U11/12 – all use a size 4 ball.
U13/14, U15/16 – all use a size 5 ball.
SHIRTS – OFSA provides team shirts to wear for the matches for the fall and spring seasons only.
SHORTS and SOCCER SOCKS – The player is responsible for their own shorts and soccer socks (see shin guards
above). The color does not matter for the shorts or soccer socks.

6) How do I know which Travel age group (U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15) my child is in?
The yearly OFSA soccer season corresponds to your child’s birth year For Example: for the 2020-2021 season
If your child is in at least 2 nd grade and birth year is 2012 or 2013 your child would be in the U9 age group. If your
child was born 2006 they would be considered a U15.

7) When are practices held?
For rec soccer you will have several days/times to  choose your preferred practice time and we will try to accommodate that request as best as possible.

For travel soccer each coach determines their own practice schedule. Practice is usually one night a week for an
hour. Practice times typically start between 5:00 and 7:00.

8) When are game matches held?
For rec soccer, game matches are held on Saturdays with a starting time anywhere from 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
For travel soccer, Games are mostly held on Sundays from 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

9) Do you honor requests for carpooling or specific coaches?
Only in the case in which a player has special medical accommodations that need met. 

10) Can my child play up (or down) an age group?
No.  The OFSA Board has a resolution (in accordance with Ohio Youth Soccer Association North (OYSAN) rules)
requiring players to play in their appropriate age group.  There are no exceptions to players playing up an age group.  OYSAN realizes that there are special medical and health considerations for a player to play down an age group.  A written explanation from the child's doctor is required for a child to play down an age group.

11) Can my child wear earrings to play? What if my child just has his/her ears pierced?
No, because this could be dangerous to them or another player. And that goes for boys, too. 

How about players with medical problems? 
Players may wear medic alert necklaces or bracelets, but they must be taped down. That will make them less
dangerous to others. 

How about religious items? 
Players may also wear certain religious items that are not dangerous and not likely to provide the player with an
unfair advantage.  However, simply because an item looks religious in nature, such as an earring in the shape of a
cross, does not put the item into the religious jewelry category.  What a referee must consider is whether the player's
religion requires that the item be worn.  If that is the case, then a referee should allow it to be worn; however, the
referee must ensure that it is safe and is not dangerous to any of the players on the field.  Sometimes religious or
medical alert jewelry can be made safe by taping it.  Remember, earrings are not religious or medical in nature.

12) What are the program costs?
The cost for our Recreation Soccer Program is $75 per season. Seasons will typically consist of 8 games, with most
game days being Saturday. This cost includes a team t-shirt.
The Cost for Travel Soccer is $100 per season plus $100 per uniform as needed. Seasons will typically consist of 8
games, with most game days being Sunday.