Foxx Soccer Club: Frequently Ask Questions

Wednesday, January 20

Frequently Asked Questions

Why a competitive youth soccer club?

Soccer players in the Wrightstown area who want to play competitively have had to join teams based in De Pere, Green Bay, or the Fox Cities.  That's a lot of commuting to and from practices and games, and there are no home games in Wrightstown.  The Foxx Soccer Club will give local players the best opportunity to play competitive soccer, make it easier on parents who have to take younger players to practices and games, and give friends and families a better chance to see their favorite player's home games.

 

Does this mean traveling to distant away games and tournaments?

No, it doesn't.  The Foxx Soccer Club teams will play in area leagues (in the Fox Valley) and in some weekend tournaments in the Green Bay - Appleton - Fox Cities area.  If there is an interest in having "traveling teams" in the future, we will do that, but there are no plans to do that now. 

 

What kind of commitment does a player and his family have to make?

About the same as for recreational soccer.  We do expect players to make a commitment to their team, practicing twice a week and playing in one or two games a week.  In addition, most teams will play in two weekend invitational tournaments per season, both within the Fox Valley area.

 

What kind of costs are we looking at?

The cost to play is approximately $100 per child, per season.  This includes a uniform with home and away jerseys, team fees, league dues, player registration fees, all referee expenses, accident and liability insurance, and team entry fees into two tournaments.  The club will be seeking sponsors for teams, and if sponsors can be found, the amount of the sponsor's contribution will be rebated to the players.

 

Do you have a guide for game day nutrition?

What the players eat and drink before and during a competition can be critical to the level of their play.  We all too often relay on misinformation or "when I was a kid" thoughts, but there is medical proof that the food intake before and during a competition can and does make a difference. 

 

How does the "U-thing" work?

The "U-System" seems to be confusing for most people, so here's the explanation.  The idea is to identify the maximum player age for any given team (the player must be "under" the age designation on August 1st of the new soccer year).  This way teams can be scheduled for competition with more-or-less matched maturity levels.  A player can "play-up" to any age group they are comfortable with, but they cannot "play-down" below their allowed level.  The level is determined by the player's age on August 1st of the new soccer year. 

AGE ELIGIBILITY CHART FOR:
(Age cut offs are determined by US Soccer and US Youth Soccer)

Age Group 2009-2010 (Born Between) 2008-2009 (Born Between)

Under-19
Under-18
Under-17
Under-16
Under-15
Under-14
Under-13
Under-12
Under-11
Under-10
Under-9
Under-8
Under-7
Under-6
Under-5
Under-4

8-1-90 & 7-31-91
8-1-91 & 7-31-92
8-1-92 & 7-31-93
8-1-93 & 7-31-94
8-1-94 & 7-31-95
8-1-95 & 7-31-96
8-1-96 & 7-31-97
8-1-97 & 7-31-98
8-1-98 & 7-31-99
8-1-99 & 7-31-00
8-1-00 & 7-31-01
8-1-01 & 7-31-02
8-1-02 & 7-31-03
8-1-03 & 7-31-04
8-1-04 & 7-31-05
8-1-05 & 7-31-06
8-1-89 & 7-31-90
8-1-90 & 7-31-91
8-1-91 & 7-31-92
8-1-92 & 7-31-93
8-1-93 & 7-31-94
8-1-94 & 7-31-95
8-1-95 & 7-31-96
8-1-96 & 7-31-97
8-1-97 & 7-31-98
8-1-98 & 7-31-99
8-1-99 & 7-31-00
8-1-00 & 7-31-01
8-1-01 & 7-31-02
8-1-02 & 7-31-03
8-1-03 & 7-31-04
8-1-04 & 7-31-05

 

Can someone from outside the Wrightstown area play on a Foxx Soccer Club team?

Yes, they can.  When the Foxx Soccer Club was organized, it identified southern Brown County, northern Calumet County, eastern Outagamie County and northwestern Manitowoc County as the area of service.  Young athletes from areas like Brillion, Hilbert, Freedom, Reedsville, etc., are welcome to play for the Foxx Soccer Club. 

 

How will this club help our players compete at a higher level?

The Foxx Soccer Club will be offering additional training for coaches and players.  As a member of the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association, our coaches will have access to WYSA coaching schools, which are held throughout the Fox Valley.  The club will also develop a pre-season training camp program for players to help them get their seasons off to a strong start.  That is really the difference between recreational and competitive play - - offering players a chance to further develop their skills and play against more competitive opponents.

 

How do players get on teams?

By building teams from players who come to tryouts or who seek places on a team.  Also, by coaches who form their own teams and ask to affiliate them with the club.

 

What about a child whose family cannot afford his player fee?

The player's family, or a friend, can contact the club and ask about a "playership."  This is much like a scholarship, where a business or charity sponsors a player whose family financial situation is an impediment to the child playing for the Foxx Soccer Club.

 

Do teams have a say in the operation of the club?

Absolutely.  The club's constitution gives the head coach of each team, as a member of the board of directors, a vote in all club affairs.  The club exists to serve its teams (coaches and players).  The club's constitution and by-laws make that very clear.  Board of directors meetings are open to players and parents, because the club is their club.

 

Why was the name "Foxx Soccer Club" chosen?

Because Wrightstown might not be the center of the universe (not yet, anyway), but it is the center of the Fox River Valley.  We chose "Foxx" instead of "Fox" because it looks flashier.  The fox is a swift and graceful animal, known for being cunning and crafty -- just like a good soccer player.