West Valley Soccer League: FAQ

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FAQ

Can I Play on a Real So Cal team (Club or Pre-club) and Play WVSL?
NO Sorry

Can I Play on a CalSouth Club team and Play WVSL?
NO Sorry

Can I Play on a AYSO team and Play WVSL or Club?
Yes (But we do not recommend it)

Can I Play on 2 WVSL or 2 CalSouth teams ?

NO Sorry 

What is the difference between West Valley Soccer League WVSL recreational soccer and Real So Cal competitive soccer ?

West Valley soccer league has two seasons spring and full, teams are coached by volunteer parents, all players that sign-up play regardless of skill level or experience.

Average cost per season Spring $130, Fall $160

Real So Cal is our competitive program where children are placed on teams based on their skill level. This program is for all-star level players. The teams are coached by professional coaches, these teams travel and play all year.

Average cost per year $2200 

My child wants to play rec soccer, when, where, and how do I register?
Check the
calender for notices about walk in registration for the Spring & Fall West Valley Soccer League.

What about being a coach?
Every year we need more coaches. This is a fun and rewarding experience that requires relatively little time, but can have a significant impact on the lives of a number of children. We ask that all of our coaches attend coaching clinic and get licensed by the CYSA. We also require all coaches to be Risk Management Certified through the California Department of Justice.The full details of the CYSA-South Risk Management Program are contained in the CYSA-South Risk Management Manual (as updated July 2001). It is our intent to exclude from participation, at a minimum, all persons who have been convicted of crimes against persons
If you are interested in coaching contact the Current Board. If you are interested in helping even more, and can invest a lot more time and want to have more responsibility, we have a way! Our league is run by a small, hard-working group of volunteers that serve as the Board of Directors. Every year we need new members. If you are interested, talk to one of the Current Board members.



Could a player play Down an age group ?

You can Request for a medical play down exception to allow a Recreational player to play down in age one year if the certain criteria are met for one seasonal year. (from California State Soccer Association - South ) NOT WVSL

See - http://www.calsouth.com/data/Downloads/Forms_Downloads/Play_Down_Policy_and_Form.pdf

Is it possible to have 1 or 2 more players on my team? the player needs to be age-appropriate for your team and
ALL the parents understand that it will effct their kid's playing time,

My Son is only 3 on Aug 1st (his 4th birthday is in September) can he play Fall?

If you are coaching or you know the person who is coaching and they don't mind having a younger player on the team he can play.

BUT if not we cannot force a coach to take an underage player.

My Son is only 3 on Aug 1st (his 4th birthday is in September) can he play Spring ?   YES

When does the season start and how long is it?
Full - September through December
Spring - March through April

What does the registration fee include?
The registration fee includes uniforms, trophies (fall) Custom Medal (spring), pictures, yearbook (Fall), field permits, insurance, equipment, etc.

How much does it cost?


Fall - Registration per child is $160: Siblings (2): $300, (3): $420, (4/5/6):Free.
To take advantage of the multi-player discount, all players must reside in the same household.

Spring - Registration per child is $130: Siblings (2): $240, (3): $330, (4/5/6):Free.
Financial assistance is available for players in need. Please submit a written request to the league

I have two players I am signing up for fall and I would like to get the discount on the registration fee.  The problem is I will be sending in their applications at different times.  One child is new so I am mailing it in and the other child has played before and the coach will be submitting the entire teams paperwork.  What do I do?  
Do I write two checks and submit one check per player - each one for $150 and note that our family has 2 players? Does that sound okay?                       

Fall  1 player $160, 2 players 2 x $150, 3 player 3 x $140

Spring  1 player $130, 2 players 2 x $120, 3 player 3 x $110


YES - Thank You

Fall Refund policy - for the Recreational League will be as follows:
Before  6/15/20XX,  100% refund. (less $15 processing fee)
6/15/20XX through 7/31/20XX, 50% refund.
On or after 8/1/20XX, No refund.
All refunds request must be requested in writing. To Paul Clifton
Refunds do not go out on a piecemeal basis-we attempt to issue them all at one time.....normally in mid June.
Thank You WVSL

Why do you not keep standings?

West Valley soccer league is a true recreational program. We do not keep standings in any age division. We do not have post season games. 

The emphasis of the program is to developed individual soccer skills in a fun low-pressure environment.

Why do we try to divide our age groups into champions league and Premier league?

Because some of our divisions have so many teams in them it makes sense to try and divide them by those teams that have experience and those that do not.

The same recreational rules apply to both divisions it is only a way to try to create better matchups during the season

It is at the coach's discretion which division their teams playing

We usually like there to be a minimum of six teams in either division to make this work.

What are the times and dates of practices?

Sorry, we don't know the answer to that one, but your coach will. There are no league requirements about times, dates or locations for practices. We have about 300 coaches (plus assistant coaches and team parents) who volunteer each year. Depending on their work or personal schedules, they usually pick the best days that they can be there. Typically most coaches hold 1 or 2 practices a week lasting 1 to 2 hours per practice.
U5 & 6 - 1 practice a week. lasting 1 hours per practice.

 
WVSL REQUEST POLICY:
You may list a coach, a team name, or teammates. However,
(In the upper right hand corner of the form.)
 

If you are requesting a spot on a specific team then YOU need to contact the coach of that team to find out if he/she has a spot available on that team and to make him/her aware that you would like to be on that team.

WVSL can NOT Force a coach to draft/have a player because of a request. 

RETURNING PLAYERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO PLAY ON THE SAME FALL (NOT SPRING)TEAM FROM THE PREVIOUS FALL (NOT SPRING) SEASON
A coach CAN NOT cut a player from their Fall team!


CAN I  REFEREE:
YES
http://eteamz.active.com/wvsl/news/index.cfm?cat=246726
Regarding the referee situation, our referees are either volunteer parents or paid kids - the kids are sometimes unreliable & the parents willing to volunteer are too few. We have had some difficulty retaining referees because of the abuse that they suffer from the parents in our league. I personally spend every Saturday of soccer season refereeing - perhaps you know of some reliable referees that we could recruit to help. If so, please contact Paul who is the Head Referee and responsible for the scheduling paul@realsocal.com

Do coaches typically have the kids bring a ball with them to practice?  YES

Ball Size-
Size 3 - U5, 6, 7, 8.
Size 4 - U9, 10, 11, 12.
Size 5 U13, 14, 15.

Question:  As we start on the hour, do you want everybody's game completed at 45 minutes past each hour – to allow the next teams 15 minutes on the field prior to their games?

NO you get (55 Min) 1 hour / not 45 min

Do we have fields with lights (For November daylight savings)

NO, Unfortunately we do not have any fields with lights.

If we were to have a field with lights it would be impossible to schedule 400+ teams

Who can I contact with further questions, comments or concerns?
You may call the WVSL hotline at (818) 999-WVSL, email us or The Division representative for your child's age group is listed on the WVSL Board

What division will my child play in?
WE PLAY 1 YEAR DIVISIONS (Season year is Fall 13 & Spring 12)

U5 Boys or girls under 5 (age 4) as of Aug 1st 2013 Teams play 4 Vs 4 (6 players) - Size 3 Ball, 7 min quarters. no goalie
U6 Boys or girls under 6 (age 5) as of Aug 1st 2013 Teams play 4 Vs 4 (6 players) - Size 3 Ball, 7 min quarters. no goalie fall (goalie & 5 Vs 5  in the Spring)
U7 Boys or Girls under 7 (age 6) as of Aug 1st 2013. Teams play 5 Vs 5 (7 players) - Size 3 Ball, 10 min quarters.
U8 Boys or Girls under 8 (age 7) as of Aug 1st 2013. Teams play 6 Vs 6 (8 players) - Size 3 Ball, 10 min quarters.
U9 Boys or Girls under 9 (age 8) as of Aug 1st 2013. Teams play 8 Vs 8 (10 players) - Size 4 Ball, 10 min quarters
U10 Boys or Girls under 10 (age 9) as of Aug 1st 2013. Teams play 8 Vs 8 (10 players) - Size 4 Ball, 10 min quarters


U11 & up varies by year depending on the number of players that register. Below is the minimum required for these age roups.   

U11 Boys or Girls under 11 (age10) as of Aug 1st 2013. Teams play no less than 8 Vs 8 (up to 11 Vs 11) - Size 4 Ball, 10 min quarters.
U12 Boys or Girls under 12 (age 11) as of Aug 1st 2013. Teams play no less than 8 Vs 8 (up to 11 Vs 11) - Size 4 Ball, 10 min quarters.

U14 Boys or Girls under 14 as of Aug 1st of the season year