Spring 2017

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.

For help with common registration issues, please review the Registration Guide.
If you have questions, please email jeffp@enidsoccer.com.


Registration

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 (deadline)
•  Saturday, Feb 4, 10am ‐ 5pm
•  Saturday, Feb 18, 12-6pm ($10 late fee) (deadline)
•  Email jeffp@enidsoccer.com for team availability

Pricing
Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $10 late fee.
•  $50 – U5-U6
•  $55 – U7-10
•  $65 – U11-19
•  $70 – Competitive (U11-14)


Upcoming Dates

December 20 Fall general membership meeting
January 21 Registration event 12-6pm
January 28 Registration event 12-6pm
February 4 Registration event 10am-5pm
February 11 Coaches meeting
February 17 Deadline for coaches to submit schedule requests
February 18 Registration event 12-6pm ($10 late fee)
Registration deadline
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

Age Groups

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.

2012 ‐ U5
2011 ‐ U6
2010 ‐ U7
2009 ‐ U8
2008 ‐ U9
2007 ‐ U10
2006 ‐ U11
2005 ‐ U12
2004 ‐ U13
2003 ‐ U14
2002 ‐ U15
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

Please review the Heading Initiative and Player Development Initiatives for more details.


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.