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Lawton Predators FC - Proud Members of Oklahoma Soccer Association

LAWTON PREDATORS FC (FUTBOL CLUB)

FAQ'S

Recreational Soccer Program 
 
Program Information:
Q. What age groups can play recreational soccer?
A. All players with dates of birth from 1 Jan 2005 to 31 Dec 2011 can play fall and spring recreational soccer 2016/17. The play group, from “Under 6” (U6) to “Under 12” (U12), is based on year born.

Q. How many games are played each season?
A. In the fall/spring season there are typically 8 home games and at least 1 away tournament.

Q.  What times are the games?
A.  Games start at 8am and can be scheduled all day until 6pm. Game times will vary for your games week to week.

Q.  Where are the games played?
A.  Games are held at Big Green (E. Lee Blvd & I44).

Q.  When does the season start?
A.  The fall season begins after Labor Day and is generally an 8 game season. The spring season usually begins the last weekend in February and is typically has 8 games, ending mid-late May.

Q.  When will the game schedules be available?
A.  The schedules are issued as soon as possible and are generally available the Wednesday before the first games. The game schedules and all updates are posted on our website.
Cost

Q.  How much does recreational soccer cost for per season?
A.  The cost varies by age group. See our Uniform/Registration page for details.

Q.  Do I have to pay for the whole season in advance?
A.  A payment plan is available offering a two installment option. 

Q.  Can I make cash payments?
A.  No. All payments must be made online using a credit card or e-check.

Q.  How do I opt for using the payment plan?
A.  As you register for the payment plan, you will enter a credit card or e-check details in your account for automatic payments - the initial payment will be made at registration, with 1 installment paid 30 days later. 
Registration

Q.  When can I register my child?
A.  Registrations are online at our website under the Recreational tab. Online ONLY.  

Q.  What else do I need to register my child?
A.  All players must provide a clear, legible copy of a birth certificate or passport along with the registration form and payment. Registration is not complete until these items are received.

Q.  How do I register?
A.  Please register online; the registration page is found under the Recreational tab on our website. Please note that registration should be completed by August for the fall season and by mid-January for the spring season.

Q.  What is my registration fee used for?
A.  The club manages all field maintenance, club equipment, medical insurance on all players, supports coaches licensing, scholarships, coach stipend, as well as paying state and national dues. 
Team Placement

Q.  When will I get called?
A.  At least 2 weeks before the season starts once a coach has volunteered to coach the team.

Q.  Will my child be placed on the team he was last season?
A.  We will honor all returning players’ roster spots if they register during the first 15 days’ registration opens. After that, we do not guarantee his/her spot on the same team.

Q.  Can I select request a particular team for my child?
A.  Yes, we try to honor all player and coach requests. You can request a team in the “Notes” section of your registration. 

Uniform & Equipment:
Q.  When will I get my uniform?
A.  The recreational uniform kit cost $45 and is ordered through PSC.  

Q.  What do you need to play soccer?
A.  Soccer cleats, shin guards, ball, plenty of water, and a desire to have fun!

Coaches & Team Managers:
Q.  Do coaches get paid?
A.  No. All of our coaches are volunteers. But our coaches do receive a stipend to help with expenses. Coaches also receive a free registration for their child even if that child plays on a different team within the club.

Q.  How is a coach selected for the team?
A.  All parents are encouraged to volunteer if they have a soccer/coach background.

Q.  I want to help the club, but I cannot coach and I do not want to be a board member. How can I help?
A.  On the registration form there is a section where you can volunteer to be a team manager, help with special events, maintenance, assist at tournaments, or be a financial sponsor. In fact, we would be glad to have your assistance! For more information, e-mail [email protected]    

Q.  My child did not get on the team we wanted, what can I do?
A.  We try to honor all player and coach requests. The main objectives of our team formations are to create parity among the Predators Soccer teams and continuity from season to season. In addition, the team might be full or we did not receive the registration form in time.

Q.  My child played for a coach that we did not get along with. Can we be placed on a different team?
A.  Yes. Place a note in the note section when you register online or on the registration form.
Refunds

Q.  Can I get a refund?
A.  Refunds, as well as the amount of the refund, are left to the discretion of the Registrar on a case by case basis. Refunds will only be given prior to the first practice, except deposits, and only if there are sufficient players remaining on the team. Refunds are subject to a $15.00 processing fee and will be reduced by costs already incurred (e.g. uniform order).  
Club Contact

Q.  Who do I contact if I have a soccer related question or issue?
A.  You should first talk over all soccer related items with your coach. If they cannot answer your question or resolve your issue, please contact our Club Vice President, Armando Mendoza: [email protected]

 
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