2020 FAQ’s

2020 FAQ’s

When’s sign-on day?

We don’t have a sign-on day as such anymore.  Our registrations are all online (see our Registrations TAB), and open usually in November for the following season.  This year we are hosting a Come and Try Day on Feb 5th after school.  A great opportunity for kids who want to experience soccer to participate in some fun drills and a short game. 

My child has never played before?  Can they try out a few games before they sign up?

We have a COME and TRY Day on Wed Feb 5th after school.  See FB for details.  This is so the kids can have a try at some fun activities and play a small game.  Once you start playing and training with your team, you are expected to have made a commitment to that team.

When do I find out what team my child is in?

On team announcement day:  Sat 15th Feb 2020.  We post the details here on the Events page, on our Facebook Page and also the registrar will send out an email with the details.  Any queries please contact the Registrar.  

What day will my team train?

Training days are usually decided at the Team Announcement Day (Sat 15th Feb 2020), once the teams are drafted.  The training session will most likely be after school and will usually be decided by your team collectively.  For younger teams, it may be an hour, for older teams a little longer.  If your team has been together for a year already, they may already have a preferred day.  

Where will my team train?

 Training takes place at Immanuel.  Once your team has decided on the day, your Manager or Coach will need to book the training day and oval (Main or Stadium) via the schools online booking system.  Go to the Training and Development Tab on our website.  

 What time and days are games played?

Games are played on a Saturday.  The time varies each week.  Games are played during school term time. We have the FIXTURES (dates only) posted on our website.  The Sunshine Coast Churches Soccer SCCSA website and Facebook page has links to the game draw which you can check each week.  Your team’s manager will also email each week with details for your game.

Where are the games played?

 Games are played over the Sunshine Coast, from Caloundra to Noosa.  Check the SCCSA website for the teams in the competition.  You could be playing at any of these fields, including our own!

Who will be the Coach and Manager of our team?

Coaches and Managers are nominated by your team.  At Team Announcement Day (Sat 15th Feb 2020) you and your son/daughter will need to attend so that a Coach and Manager can be selected.  Unfortunately, if you don’t have a Coach or Manager, you can’t progress as a team.  Our Volunteers are what makes our Club great! 

When is the first game of the season?

Sat 7th March 2020.  For the competitive age groups (U11 and over) this is the first grading game.  For the younger ones, this is a Roo Ball Carnival!  This is where they play a bunch of short games.  Fixtures for 2020 are currently on our website.

When does the season end?

Around the 22nd Aug 2020 or later if you make finals (for the older competitive age groups).

My child can’t play every weekend.  Can we still register?

Making a commitment to your team is important.  It is important to attend training and to attend all the games. If illness strikes or other reasons, please talk to your team manager.

I don’t want to pay by credit card.  Is there another way?

  We prefer when you are registering, to pay by credit card.  However, there is another option to PAY AT CLUB.  If you select this, you can pay by direct deposit. Please email the club treasurer for bank details [email protected] 

I have 3 or more children playing! Am I entitled to a discount?

YES – please select PAY AT CLUB when registering and email the [email protected] requesting the discount.

I have registered my child and their age group is different from the age group they are going to be playing in.  Will this affect my fee for the season?

It may do.  You need to pay the fee relating to the age group your child is playing.  This is because SCCSA charges our club player fees based on team members and age groups.  When you register, the fee the system calculates before you hit submit is based on the calculated age group (from the date of birth). If you are playing in a younger or older age group, (for more on this go to the Training & Development Tab on our website) you may need to pay an extra $10 or save $10!.  Please see the Registration TAB on our website for the fees per age group.

I have a Fair Play Voucher (Get Started).  How do I use this?

Select PAY AT CLUB when you register and email your voucher to [email protected].  You will then need to direct deposit the difference into the Club’s Bank Account. For fees, please see the Registration TAB on our website.

Do you ‘grade’ players on the Immanuel teams?

No.  We don’t.  In the competitive age groups (U11 and over) we generally only have one team per age group.  There are however grading games to see where the Immanuel team fits into the SCCSA competition – are the A,B, C grade.  

Our kids don’t go to Immanuel College. Can we still sign up?

Yes.  We welcome players from all around.  Our constitution currently allows 30% of players to come from outside schools/clubs.

Do you have any all-girls teams?  Can I put together an all-girls team?

In the SCCSA there are some age groups that have all-girls teams.  We currently don’t have any all-girls teams in our Club.  Our girls play with the boys and love it! If you have enough players to put one together, please contact the registrar at [email protected] to discuss. 

I can Coach, but I can’t always be at games and/or training?  Should I still volunteer?

YES!  Of course.  You can co-coach or have an assistant coach.  Whatever works well for your team.

I’d like to help out Coaching but I’ve never done it before.  Should I still volunteer?

YES!  We need everyone we can get to assist in running this Club.  At the start of every season, we have a Coaches and Managers night.  On this evening, the President will talk to you about your role and answer any questions you may have.  There are also a couple of Coaches Courses run by SCCSA you can attend and you will receive invaluable information including drills and skills.  These courses are running this year on Feb 15th 2020, 10th March 2020 and 24th March 2020.  For more information contact SCCSA http://www.sccsa.org.au/NewsEvents/CoachingCourse-423/

I’d like to help out as Manager – what’s involved?

At the start of every season, we have a Coaches and Managers night.  On this evening, the President will talk to you about your role and answer any questions you may have.  You will also get your kit bag which has all your training balls, shirts etc in it for distribution.  As Manager of the team, you are the important communicator between our Club, the committee and the parents.  You will communicate via email and texts mostly (maybe create a Facebook page too) with your team training times, changes, weather, game times, game locations, uniform allocation, holiday programs and importantly organising your team for home game canteen and grounds roster (usually there are only 8 home games per season). You might also assist the Coach at training and help with subs at games.  Often the Committee will email a template to you for communicating certain things to your players. 


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