QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What is the Flagstaff Soccer Club?
The Flagstaff Soccer Club (FSC) was formed in 1988. It was originally named the “Flagstaff Snow Devils” and began with one team. The Club was established to provide youth in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas an opportunity to participate in organized and competitive soccer. FSC has developed into the premier soccer development program in northern Arizona. The club has three major programs: Micro Soccer, Academy, and Flagstaff United. FSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) and the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA).
What is Flagstaff United and why is it considered a "travel" team?
Flagstaff United is the name of our competative soccer program. There are Flagstaff United boys and girls teams from U8 (under 8 years old) to U19. Travel teams play league games and weekend tournament games. Many, but not all, of these games are played outside the Flagstaff area and therefore traveling in Arizona is often involved.
Why are tryouts needed?
Tryouts, or “skills assessments” are held every year for players U11 and older to determine the team rosters for the upcoming season. Players are evaluated using a Field Player Evaluation form, which covers technical ability, tactical decisions/match play and overall physical fitness.
What are a player’s responsibilities?
Players are expected to attend all practices, scrimmages, and games. U8-U9 players practice once a week and attend an NAU Skills Session once a week. U10 and older teams typically practice two times per week for 1 ½ hours with an additional NAU Skills Session available once a week. Players or parents must notify the coach in a timely fashion if the player will miss any scheduled team event, including practice. Players are expected to respect their teammates and coach by arriving on time, fully “geared” and ready to participate. Players must abide by all FSC policies. All players will refrain from negative, unsafe or disruptive behavior at all times. Failure to abide by these rules may result in suspension or dismissal from the team.
What are the parent’s responsibilities?
In order to keep our costs as low as possible, we request that our parents help out with volunteering opportunities. Volunteer activites can include fundraising, grant writing, field lining, team manager, team treasurer, etc,. In addition, each parent is required to volunteer four hours of service at each of our two team hosted tournaments held at Northern Arizona University. These tournaments are the club’s biggest fundraisers and monies raised go to offset various costs of every player including club wide skills, equipment, scholarships, etc. Parents should support their player(s) by getting their children to practice on time and with the proper equipment. Parents should attend games and tournaments, supporting the team with positive sideline behavior. Travel expenses (such as fuel, meals, and hotels) are not paid for by FSC and are the responsibility of the player and their family.
What is the cost or participation?
Costs for joining a Flagstaff United team vary based on age and date of enrollment. Click on this link to visit our Cost Breakdown web page to look at a detailed explaination of the costs.
What equipment is required?
Parents are responsible for purchasing their player’s own cleats, shin guards, ball, and gear bag. Each player must also have a FSC uniform which includes the following: 1 green jersey, 1 white jersey, 1 green pair of shorts, 1 green pair of socks and 1 white pair of socks. The uniform includes the FSC logo and player’s jersey number. Uniforms for U8-U10 are approximately $75. Uniforms for U11 and older are approximately $110. Additional uniform pieces may be purchased separately.
Is financial assistance available?
For qualifying families, FSC currently offers a limited number of scholarships to cover up to half off the registration fee. Additionally, scholarships may be available for up to half off the monthly dues. These scholarships are awarded on a per case basis and must be renewed each year with Board approval. The scholarships originate from the scholarship fund, which is in part funded by our annual Soccer at the Summit and Northern Arizona Invitational tournaments.
In the coming 2019/2020 season in order to be considered for a scholarship, you will need to email the Ways and Means Director and provide documentation for one of the following:
Nutrition Assistance - Proof of free or reduced lunch.
Proof of family hardship
In order to be considered for the full allowable scholarship, applications need to be submitted by August 1st.
When will we receive notification regarding team formation?
Coaches will contact parents within one week after the final tryout. Players U8-U10 will be assigned to a team roster upon receipt of registration paperwork and registration fee.