Registration FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Registration will be conducted on a first come-first served basis.
How can I register my child?
HASC registration is now online. Beginning Spring 2008 HASC will be providing its members with an online registration process. You may pay by credit card or by check. You also may also register during one of the
"In Person" registration evenings. Check the website for dates. Click Here to Register Online
"What are the soccer seasons?"
The soccer year runs from September (usaully first Sunday after Labor Day) mid-June, and consists of a Fall and a Spring season. Fall season games typically begin the first Sunday after Labor Day, with practices commencing one to two weeks prior. The spring season begins in April. Each recreational soccer season typically consists of a ten-game schedule.
"When are the season registration periods?
Registration for the fall season usaully begins in May. Registration for the spring begins after the fall season usaully begins in the month of December.
"How old does my child have to be to play soccer?" A child must turn 3 1/2 years old sometime during the current soccer year in order to be allowed to play. The age of the child on Aug 1st determines their age. They must be 3 as of Aug 1st, or they cannot play. After that a child is eligible to play in a specific age group when they become that age during the soccer year. The LIYSL soccer year runs August 1st to July 31st.
"What paperwork do I need to submit to register my child to play soccer?"
A completed registration process and payment - online or in person, a copy of your child's birth certificate if he or she is a first time registrant and the correct fee amount. A player will be registered and rostered to a team only if all the paperwork is complete, and the proper fee has been paid.
"Where can I get registration forms?"
There will be at least one In Person Registration during the Spring and Fall season where you may register in person. Be sure to check the website for open registration date announcements.
"How much are the registration fees?"
Travel: $250 for the Fall and Spring seasons.
Intramural: $200 for the Fall and Spring seasons.
NOTE: for both programs we offer a multi player discount of $30 for each additional registration. This applies to the 2nd and 3rd child. The 4th or more are FREE! Please make sure to register all your children at the same time.
"What does the registration fee cover for Intramural soccer"?
a) For children in divisions U3-U9 - a) One time free Uniform - Jersey, Shorts and Socks; b) Insurance - $500.00 deductible; c) Indoor winter tournament - medals for all participants; c) End of Spring Season - Trophies for all participants; d) Picnic/End of year celebration; e) Team Equipment - Soccer Ball, Cones, Pinnys and other equipment - given to Head Coach; f) Referees for older childrens games.
"What does the registration fee cover for Travel soccer"?
Fees for Travel Soccer (U9+ ages) cover club, insurance and league fees. All other costs including uniforms, training, equipment, etc... are the responsiblity of the parents and players.
"What other equipment will my child need"?
- Soccer ball - Size 3 for U4-U7, Size 4 for U8-U12, Size 5 for U13-U19
- Shinguards (mandatory)
- Soccer cleats recommended
- Water bottle recommended
"What happens if my child's registration is received after the registration deadline?
Any registration received after the deadline will be put on a waiting list. Players will be added to a team roster if space permits, based on the date the registration form was received.
"When and where are the practices?"
All practices are at the discretion of the head coach. Times and location are also at the coaches discretion.
"When and where are the games?"
- Intramural Games (U3-U6) are played at Lee Avenue school fields. Mostly on Sunday afternoons.
- Pee Wee Games (U7-U9) are played at Willet Avenue fields. Mostly on Sunday afternoons. - Travel Games (U10-U17) include Walbaums & State cup qualifiers U10, U11, & U12 are played at Burns Ave, Giese, or Old Country Rd and U13 and older play mostly at Kolm Memorial Park (formelry known as Triangle Park) and Walker Field (off Andrews Rd)
"Can I request that my child is on the same team as a sibling or friend for carpooling reasons?"
We can possibly accommodate requests for carpooling with one other player. This request must be indicated on the registration forms for both players. Siblings will be kept together on request, as long as they belong in the same age and gender appropriate bracket. Please note requests are not guaranteed.
"Can I request that my child has a specific coach?" We cannot guarantee that a player will be on a particular team or with the same coach as last year, unless you are the head coach for the team child is assigned to. Players may be assigned to the same team as the previous year, but this is not always possible due to numbers of players on the team, etc. In a situation where a team is known to have been much stronger or weaker than other teams last season, the Intramural Commissioner and/or Group Commissioner may reassign players in order to maintain approximately equal strength teams. Being a head coach of a team is the only way to guarantee that your child gets the coach you want.
"My child did not like the coach from last season. What can I do?"
Please indicate the coach's name and your desire not to have him/her on the registration form and the request will be honored when possible. It would be very helpful if you also included a note sent to the division commissioner or board stating your reasons for not wanting this coach.
"I have an evening conflict. Can I request a specific practice day and time?"
Unfortunately no - practice day and time are at the coach's discretion.
"I did not get my registration in on time. How does this affect any requests?"
Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to honor any requests on late registrations.
"When and how will I find out what team my child is on?"
The team coach will call you within two weeks prior to the first game of the season.
"Is participating in practices and games mandatory?"
Soccer is a team sport and participating in practice fosters a team approach to the game, besides learning and trying new techniques. Practices and games should be attended unless you are ill or there is a legitimate conflict with a school, family or personal event. Please inform your coach if you are unable to attend a practice or game.
"Can my child "play up" in a older age bracket?"
Special Guidelines and proccesses have been established those requested to play up - please see a copy of the HASC Guidelines - click here.
"My question was not answered here. Who can I contact?"
Registration questions should be directed to the club registrar, while the Intramural and Division Commissioners can field any questions pertaining to their age specific program. Please remember that these people are volunteers also and are typically only available in the evenings. Click here for a listing of Board Members and Club Officials. Any general questions regarding the Hicksville American Soccer club may be submitted via email - info@hicksvillesoccer@.com.
Other points of contact - click here to see a list of Board Members and other Club Officials - click here.