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Registration FAQs

ATTENTION: Before you send an email inquiry to anyone (Registrar, Age Group Commissioner, Board Member, Coach, etc.), please review any email communication sent to you by the league in its entirety and read the Registration FAQ’s below.  99% of all answers are found in either the email communications sent to you from the league or in the FAQ’s.

  • Question:  We didn't know about Registration ending. Can it be extended?

    Answer:   Registration cannot be extended due to CMYSA needing to meet State insurance deadlines. Registration dates are advertised on our website and through multiple email bursts for 2 months prior to the close of registration deadline. With close to 1,000 players playing in our league each season, all deadlines must be consistently adhered to in order for the league to be fair to all parents and players. Please do not email asking for an exception after the deadline has closed, as there will be no additions.

     

    Question:  I included on my registration that I wanted a specific coach/team/practice day/practice location. Why was my request not honored?  Can my child be moved to the team I requested?

    Answer:  

    Inhouse:

    For Inhouse players in the U5 age group ONLY, you may include a request for a specific coach or team, however, even at that age group we cannot guarantee your request will be honored. Our first priority is insuring that there will be fair and competitive play between teams in an age group. Teams in age groups over U6 are rostered using a draft process utilizing player rankings in the Fall, and in the Spring, every attempt is made to keep the team rosters the same, with the exception of some players dropping off and new players being added. Coach/team requests are not permitted at U6, U7, U8, U9/10, and older.

     

    Travel:

    Travel players are placed on teams based solely on their ratings by independent evaluators at travel tryouts in May. No coach/team/practice day(s)/practice location(s) requests are permitted or honored.

    Question:  We haven't heard from our coach yet, but our neighbor’s team already has practice dates; should I be worried?

    Answer:   Different Age Group Commissioners distribute rosters and information to their coaches on different timelines, dependent on the size of their age group. A General Coaches Meeting is scheduled in mid-March (Spring season) and mid- to late August (Fall season); the meeting date is advertised on our website. Most coaches contact their parents and players within a few days following the meeting. If you have not heard from your coach within 2 weeks from the beginning of the season, please consult the Board Member Contact Page of our website and email your specific Age Group Commissioner. Include your player's name, age group, and that you have not heard from your coach. They will contact you with information or have your coach contact you as soon as possible. Please wait until after the General Coaches Meeting has occurred to submit any inquiries to Age Group Commissioners about coaches, practice times, days, locations, etc. as they will not have any information available prior to the meeting.

     

    Question:  Where do we get an Inhouse jersey?

    Answer:   In the Fall season we provide a free jersey to all Inhouse players; it is handed out by your coach prior to the first game. If your child(ren) returns for the Spring season, they will use the same jersey they were provided the previous Fall. However, if your child(ren) plays in the Spring season only (did not play in the Fall), they will receive a free Inhouse jersey in the Spring. During registration you are required to provide a jersey size for each child playing Inhouse. We order jerseys based on the responses received during registration and have a limited supply of spare jerseys.

     

    Question:  What age group will my child play in?

    Answer:   Please utilize the Age Group Chart under the Inhouse tab or the Travel tab on the menu bar of our website to determine which age group your child(ren) will play in this season.

     

    Question:  Have you received my payment?

    Answer:   Our registration system (Blue Sombrero) will send you an email after you have successfully registered and paid for your child(ren) to participate in our program(s). If you have not received a confirmation email with an order number, you have not completed registration and your child(ren) is not registered for the season. Please login to your account and make sure that your shopping cart is empty. Payment (full or partial) must be made at registration. We cannot take cash or checks for varying reasons.  Payment must be made online with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover).

     

    Question:  My child decided not to play, how do I get a refund?

    Answer:    

    Inhouse Registration:

    Requests for Inhouse registration refunds can be made until the close of registration for the specific season. Once registration closes, regardless of the reason, there will be no refunds. Following the close of registration, lists are distributed to commissions and rosters are formed. If players pull out, it is extremely disruptive to rosters and can affect not only their team, but also possibly others in their age group. Not getting the coach, practice day, location or on a team with friends are not valid reasons for requesting a refund. If your child is injured before the season begins, but after the close of registration, we will issue a credit toward another season.  

     

    Travel Registration:

    There are absolutely no refunds for Travel registrations. Once you register your player, you are committing them to play for the season. Travel team formation is difficult and dependent upon the number of players registering in a given age group and tryout scores.  When a player registers and then drops out later, it not only affects their team roster, it can affect every team roster beneath theirs. Before registering your child for a Travel program, please insure he or she is definitely playing. Only an unexpected medical condition that arises prior to the start of the season that physically prevents your child from playing will be considered as an exception to the no refund policy. If CMYSA is unable to roster a team for your player’s age group and your player does not have a team to play on that season, we will issue a credit toward another season.

     

    Question:  When does the season start and end?

    Answer:

    Inhouse:

    Spring 2020 Season will start April 4th and run through June 6th with no games on April 11th or May 30th

    If ONE weather cancellation is required during the season, a make-up game will not be scheduled.

    If TWO weather cancellations are required during the season, every attempt will be made to schedule one make-up game.  

     

    Travel:

    Opening day for the Spring is typically the first Sunday in April and the last day of the season is the first Sunday in June.

    Opening day for the Fall is typically the first Sunday in September and the last day of the season is the last Sunday in October.

    Make-up games for weather cancellations are arranged by the Travel coach and can occur any day of the week, dependent upon player availability.

     

    QuestionIf my child played in the Fall, do I have to re-register them in the Spring?

    Answer:   Yes.  All players, Inhouse and Travel, must register each season and pay the registration fees.

     

    Question:  Is there a way to register offline?

    Answer:   No, there is no way to register offline. You must register online. You are required to provide player information, parent information, and emergency contact information. Additionally, you are required to electronically acknowledge a medical waiver, two (2) codes of conduct, the Zero Tolerance Policy, and pay online.  

     

    Question:  What equipment does my child need to play? What is included in the registration fee?

    Answer:   The registration fee covers the cost of insurance, state organization fees for players and teams, the overall costs of running our organization (please see below for details of some of the organization operational fees), and a jersey for Inhouse players.

     

    Inhouse players are required to purchase black shorts, shin guards, soccer socks (worn over the shin guards) and soccer cleats (non-metal). Coaches also require each player to have a water bottle and their own soccer ball for their age group to be used at practice.

     

    Travel players are required to purchase travel uniforms, a water bottle, and a soccer ball for their age group to be used at practice. Following the announcement of travel team rosters, the league will issue information about ordering the travel uniform. Do not order travel uniforms until a jersey number has been assigned to your child(ren) and you have received an email from the league. 

     

    Question:  Can a player play in both the Travel and Inhouse programs?

    Answer:   Yes. Travel players are eligible to play in both the Travel and Inhouse programs and can play Inhouse for free when registering for Travel in the same season. Travel games are played on Sundays at designated field locations in the district for home games and in other towns for away games. Inhouse games are played on Saturdays at either the West McMurray Road complex or Klinger Park complex in Southpointe depending on age group. If you are registering a Travel player for both Travel and Inhouse teams, please select the "Travel" option and "Inhouse for Travel Players" option ($0). If you select the regular Inhouse program, you will be charged full price for both Inhouse and Travel.

     

    Question:  What is “Inhouse for Travel Players”?

    Answer:   If your child(ren) registers for Travel, they have the opportunity to play Inhouse for free. This program is not an option for Inhouse-only players, even though the registration program will show it as a registration option. Registration options are based on birth date only, not a child’s eligibility. Inhouse-only players must pay the full Inhouse registration fee.    

     

    PLEASE REMEMBER:  BOARD MEMBERS, COMMITTEE HEADS, AND COACHES ARE ALL PARENTS JUST LIKE YOU. THEY PAY EXACTLY THE SAME FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PROGRAM, HOWEVER, THEY DONATE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF THEIR TIME AND ENERGY EVERY SEASON AND DURING OFF-SEASON TO RUN OUR ORGANIZATION.  THERE ARE NO PAID POSITIONS IN OUR LEAGUE. WITHOUT PEOPLE GENEROUSLY DONATING THEIR TIME, WE WOULD NOT HAVE A LEAGUE.  PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND AND INSURE WHEN SHARING OPINIONS OR ASKING QUESTIONS THAT IT IS DONE IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER.

     

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