This page exists to provide parents, coaches, and players with information about the spring 2017 Enid Soccer Club season. It includes answers to frequently asked questions and a summary of all available information.
Changes implemented at Enid Soccer Club are in accordance with state and national requirements. The club is an affiliate of the Oklahoma Soccer Association and US Soccer. While change can be confusing and frustrating, the goal is the continued growth of Enid Soccer Club and encouraging player development.
Online registration is open for players, coaches, and managers. The club also has registration events at various locations. The upcoming event schedule is available below. If you have questions about registration, please email the ESC Registration Coordinator.
Spring 2017 Registration
• Register online
• Saturday, Jan 21, 12-6pm
• Saturday, Jan 28, 12-6pm (
Saturday, Feb 4, 10am ‐ 5pm
• Saturday, Feb 18, 12-6pm (
$10 late fee) (deadline)
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org for team availability
Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $10 late fee.
• $50 – U5-U6
• $55 – U7-10
• $65 – U11-19
• $70 – Competitive (U11-14)
|December 20||Fall general membership meeting|
|January 21||Registration event 12-6pm|
|January 28||Registration event 12-6pm|
|February 11||Coaches meeting|
|February 17||Deadline for coaches to submit schedule requests|
Registration event 12-6pm (
|February 24||Local schedule released|
|February 25||First competitive games (OCL/OPL)|
|March 4||First recreational games|
|May 6||End of local regular season|
|May 13-14||Local end of season tournament|
US Soccer is now using calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs. Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug 1 and July 31. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan 1 to Dec 31. Players are still allowed to play in an older age group.
The following is a list containing each possible player birth year followed by their age group for the Enid Soccer Club spring 2017 season.
2001 ‐ U16
2000 ‐ U17
1999 ‐ U18
1998 ‐ U19
The new age groups are detailed on the Player Development Initiatives page.
Revised Club Regulations
The club now has revised bylaws and regulations. These include many changes from previous seasons. The documents are available on the resources page. All members are encouraged to review the revised documents. Some of the changes are detailed below.
Coach Agreement Form
All coaches must sign an ESC coach agreement form each fall and spring season. The coach agreement form requires that coaches have read, understand, and accept all ESC administrative regulations, bylaws, playing rules, and all policies contained within.
Teams and Playing Rules
The ESC regulations regarding recreational team size, local playing format, and playing rules have been updated. A summary of these is listed below. For a detailed overview, please review the ESC Playing Rules and Administrative Regulations.
• 3v3 has been replaced with 4v4
• U5-U8 divisions are now 4v4 with an 8 player roster limit
• U9-U10 division is now 7v7
• U11-U12 division is now 9v9
• New field and goal sizes
• U9-U10 fields now include build-out lines
• U9-U10 now includes a modified offside law
• Deliberate heading is not allowed in U5-U12 games
• Punting not allowed in the U9-U10 division
Local U13-U19 Teams
The club is now offering different league formats for older players. All possibilities will be reviewed, including coed divisions. While the number of players at the club has increased each season, many older players are now on travel or competitive rosters. This has caused the number of local recreational teams and coaches to decrease.
The registrations for local U13-19 players will be reviewed after registration has ended and league format(s) will be determined. Age groups may be combined as necessary. These divisions may play 4v4, 6v6, or 8v8 depending on the number of players available. The format and playing rules will include an appropriate field size.