Thank you for participating in our tryouts for the 2016-2017 season. We look forward to the continued success of our program and we hope you are selected for one of our travel teams so you can share in all we do to improve youth soccer in southern Indiana. If you are not chosen for a Select team, we encourage you to register in our recreational program (deadline July 15 for the Fall, February 15 for the Spring) and we hope to see you again next year.
Select Soccer Players Are Required By Indiana Soccer Rules To Remain A Member Of Their Assigned Team For The Entire Year (August 1 - July 31) And May Not Change To Another Team During That Year. By Committing To Our Teams In The Fall, You Agree To Pay All Fees In Full By The Due Date. Fees Not Paid By The Due Date Will Incur A Late Fee Of $20 And Players Will Be Ineligible To Play!!!
All players will be contacted by the coach by phone, and informed if they were selected for the team. If you are selected, congratulations and welcome! Once the player accepts a position on a team, he or she must IMMEDIATELY register USING THE LINK PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE (www.siusoccer.com, click on “Select Registration”). You MUST use this link to register; going directly to GotSoccer’s website will NOT link you to SIU. You may pay by credit card or by check payable to SIU, and mail to P.O. Box 3233, Clarksville, IN 47129. See attached “How to Create a Player Account” and “How to Create a Family Account”. Be sure all information is entered correctly (club and team news is communicated via email so be sure your email address is correct). Player cards are generated through GotSoccer so be sure the player’s name, and all information, is correct.
You will need to provide the following to your Team Manager once practices begin:
1. Notarized Medical Release (notarized with a raised seal); we need a new Medical Release Form every year. This release is on the registration form that you will print when you register. It is the last step of your online registration thru GotSoccer.
2. Copy of player birth certificate that we can keep. Or you can upload your birth certificate to your Player Account in GotSoccer (this is preferable).
3. Driver’s license size photo (head shot only) for player card – ANY OTHER SIZE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Or you can upload your photo into your Player Account in Gotsoccer (this is preferable).
4. For Kentucky residents only, we need the Kentucky Out of State Permission to Play Form completed (with $20 check payable to Kentucky Youth Soccer). This form is available from their website (http://www.kysoccer.net)
The $200 non-refundable deposit must be paid immediately (due July 1), or you may pay in full. DEPOSITS NOT RECEIVED ON TIME WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED A SPOT ON THE TEAM! The Medical Release Form (notarized with a raised seal) is required by Indiana Soccer and is required for any tournament. (This is on the registration form that you will print once you register online). The copy of the player’s birth certificate is required by SIU and Indiana Soccer to verify age group placement. Both forms are checked by the tournament officials the night before a tournament begins – and they do check for the notary seal! The driver’s license size player photo is placed on the player card; cards are checked by the referees at the beginning of EVERY match, whether it be league play or tournament play. Every player must have a player card. All player cards are the property of SIU and shall remain with the Team Manager at all times.
Tryouts and Team Selection
Tryouts are held at the end of the Spring season in accordance with Indiana Soccer tryout date rules to form Select teams for the upcoming Fall and the following Spring season. 8U and 9U players may participate in our Academy Program. Signup via the link on our website for “Academy Registration”. Players will complete the SIU Select Player Information Form at tryouts. Players will be expected to participate in BOTH tryout sessions unless otherwise coordinated. SIU coaches will select the best players for each team. Players will be placed on teams at their age level based primarily on their soccer skills. Moving players from one team to another or playing up in age will be viewed as the exception to the rule. Any player placement issues should be addressed with the VP-Select and the Director of Coaching. After teams are selected, every player will be contacted by phone. Once players accept a position, they are committed to SIU for the seasonal year (Fall and Spring), INCLUDING PAYMENT OF ALL FEES. Those who do not make a team are encouraged to play Recreational or Recreational-plus soccer with SIU and try out again next year. Please register for our Recreational teams via the link on our website as soon as possible prior to July 15.
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