STRIKERS Soccer Club: FAQ's

What does the registration fee inlcude?

Fall Soccer Season - 10 week season to include 8 regular season games, complete uniform kit (Jersey & Shorts, Socks), practice t-shirt, end of season award.

Spring Soccer Season - 10 week season to include 7 regular season games, End of Season BBQ and Skillz Challenge. 

 



Is my player too young or too old to play in STRIKERS' Recreational program?

IF YOUR CHILD WAS BORN AFTER JULY 2010 WE ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER WAITING UNTIL THE NEXT FALL SEASON...

 Recreational Soccer Age Divisions are in 2 year blocks.  Your player should be registered as follows:

 U6 Players born between July 2010 - August 2008

 U8 Players born between July 2008 - August 2006

 U10 Players born between July 2006 - August 2004

 U12 Players born between July 2004 - August 2002

Players that are older (13 or 14 years old) that are not quite ready to play competitive soccer, but would still like to play soccer at the Recreational level, can register as a U12 player.  It is not uncommon to have a couple of older players assigned to each U12 team.



Does STRIKERS have Co-Ed Teams or same gender teams?

STRIKERS has traditionally had all co-ed teams.  This is largely due to the number of players that participate in our Club and our philosophy that there is little difference between boys and girls on the soccer field until about the age of 10.  As our Club continues to grow and player participation numbers increase, we would certainly entertain the notion of same gender teams U10 and above. 

 



How often will my player practice each week?

That depends....

U6 players should practice no more than once each week for about 50-60 minutes.

U8 players should practice at least once each week, twice each week if the Coach, parents and players feel that they are up to it.  Each practice should not exceed 60 minutes.

U10 players should practice twice each week, with 60 minute practice sessions.

U12 players should practice twice each week, with 60-90 minute practice sessions.

 



Where are games and practices held?

STRIKERS' home field is located at Corte Sierra Elementary School.  There will be opportunity during the course of the season for our teams to play other teams from Excel Youth Sports.  Those games may be played at Verrado Middle School.

All practices are held at Corte Sierra...



What is small sided soccer?

Unlike the discussion of single gender vs. co-ed teams, all of the greatest soccer minds agree that youth players will progress more quickly when there are fewer players on a smaller field.  It is believed and has been proven time and again that fewer players on a smaller field promote better ball handling skills, better passing, more frequent ball touches and all around better players.  Visit our Coaches Corner for the link to US Youth Soccer's small sided soccer recommendations. 

 



How can I register my player?

There are several ways to register your player for the new season:

  1. On-line at www.strikersaz.com
  2. By US Postal Service.  You can find all of the necessary registration documents in our Registration Information Tab.  Print them, fill them out completely and mail them to us.
  3. Come out and see us during one of our On-Site Registration Events which are posted on our Calendar.


When I click on "Click here to register now" it takes me to another site...Active.com...why?

Active.com is our on-line registration website.  As the website opens up you'll notice three options A, B and C.  You DO NOT have to register with Active.com to complete your on-line registration.  Scroll down and click on Option C...you can begin your player registration now.



I don't like using my Credit or Debit Cards on-line. Is Active.com a secure site?

Active.com and their on-line registration tools are used by tens of thousands of parents and players each year.  Their on-line transactions are protected by Verisign Secured.