2021 FAQ’s

2021 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.  In 2021 we will be hosting a Come and Try Day in early Feb. 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 after school in Feb! 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:  DATE TBC (Mid Feb 2021).  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, 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 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 6th 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 2021 will be available on the SCCSA website.

When does the season end?

Around the 21nd Aug 2021 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 pay by credit card first then email the the [email protected] requesting the discount – and please provide your bank details.

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

Please pay by credit card at time of registering. Once you have received your fair play voucher, please sign it and email it to [email protected] with your bank details. We will then process a refund to you for the value of the voucher.

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 run each year, in 2021 they will be run on Feb 13th , 11th March and 25th March.  For more information contact our coaching director [email protected]

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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