Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I Register My Child Without Using a Credit Card?
registration software can only be used with a Credit Card. If you are
not using a credit card, please do not attempt to register with the
software. You will have to contact the Club President and make
arraignments to register your child(ren) manually. If your child is at
the age level where the teams are registered on a first come-first
served registered AND paid basis (basically the U12, U14 and HS Coed
teams), your child(ren)’s registration will not be “Date stamped” until
it is received by the Club President with the payment included.
Special Rules for the High School Coed Spring Level
players on the High School Coed teams usually play on an IHSAA High
School program in the Fall, the Spring HS teams playing for the IYSA and
WCSSF organizations (includes Tri West youth Soccer Club) are limited in
participation by the IHSAA HS players. The IHSAA by laws limit the
number of IHSAA High School Soccer Players playing on an off-season team
to 6 per team. This means that only 6 boys from the same High School
Soccer Team can play together in the off season. The same rule of 6
applies to the girls, also. Therefore, the most one TWYSC High School
team can carry from the same IHSAA High School is 6 boys and 6 girls.
What are the Playing Age Levels?
playing age levels are U6, U8, U10, U12, U14 and High School Coed. The
“U” stands for “Under”, so the U6 means “Under 6” and so on. The cutoff
date for the age determination is July 31. For example, if a child is 5
on 7/31, but turns 6 on 8/1, he/she is eligible to still play U6 for
another full year (both the upcoming Fall and Spring seasons). Kids
whose birthdates are this close to the cutoff date usually move up a
playing age level, but do not have to do so. This is entirely up to the
U6, U8 and U10 Levels
playing age levels of U6, U8 and U10 are played in-house. The teams do
not travel for these age groups. All games and practices are held
behind the Tri West High School in Lizton, IN.
U12, U14 and HS Coed Levels
playing age levels of U12, U14 and HS Coed are played as a part of the
Rec-Plus West Central Suburban Soccer Federation (WCSSF). The small
sized field for U12 and the Fall small-sided HS games are played behind
the Tri West High School in Lizton, IN. The full sided fields are
located in the Pittsboro Town Park. This includes the U14 Boys, U14
Girls and the Spring High School Coed full-sided teams. These teams
both practice and play at the Pittsboro Town Park. These teams are
scheduled for half their games as home games at the other half as away
games. There is a season ending single elimination tournament for each
age level. These are held by different Clubs each season. The
tournament fees are included in the registration fees for the Rec Plus
What does my child need to play?
players need to have a ball, shin guards, cleats, soccer socks, black
shorts and a water bottle. All players must have shin guards. No one
is allowed to play without shin guards. Cleats are very highly
recommended. The new U6 players can use tennis shoes, if desired. If
the players plan to continue, cleats should be worn. The ball sizes
vary by age level and league. The U6 and U8 leagues use a size 3 ball.
The U10 and U12 leagues use a size 4 ball. The U14 and higher leagues
use a size 5 ball. The ball size is stamped on both the ball and the
Where does my child’s team practice and play?
The U6, U8
and U10 teams play and practice behind the Tri West High School. The
U12 and Fall HS teams also play and practice behind the Tri West High
School. The U14 and Spring High School-aged teams practice and play at
the fields at the Scamahorn Town Park in Pittsboro.
and older teams play within the West Central Suburban Soccer Federation
(WCSSF). All teams within the WCSSF play 5 home games and 5 away games
for a 10 game season. There is a season-ending tournament for all age
levels for both the Spring and Fall seasons.
When does the season begin?
U12, U14 and older teams, the practices begin in early March/August
depending on the season. The games run from late March to the end of
May for the Spring season and from Late August until early October for
the Fall season. The practices are solely at the discretion of the
U6, U8 and U10 teams, the practices begin at the end of March/August
depending on the season. The games run from after Spring Break to just
before Memorial Day weekend for the Spring season and from after Labor
Day weekend until mid-October for the Fall season. Practices are
generally once per week. The dates, times and location of the practices
are solely at the discretion of the coach.
When will I hear from my child’s coach?
and higher players should hear from their coaches in early March or
August. The U6/U8/U10 players should hear from a coach by either the
end of March or August, depending on the season. Please do not call
asking what team your child is on. The coaches will contact you as soon
as they get their rosters
Are the parents expected to volunteer?
West Youth Soccer is an “all-volunteer” club that requires many hours of
volunteer work to make it successful. All functions within the Club are
run strictly on a volunteer basis. Help is always needed and welcome.
The Club is especially in need of U6/U8/U10 coaches and assistant
Do we play in the rain?
Soccer is an outdoor sport and played in many weather conditions. We
will play games in the rain (and snow). The decision to cancel a game
day is complex and involves field conditions (how much the fields might
be damaged and are the fields safe to play on), the forecast, as well as
scheduling considerations for whether or not we have the capacity to
make up the games at another date. The coach will be informed if games
are cancelled. He/she will then get in touch with their players. It is
the coach's call regarding cancelling practice due to rain if the fields
Can a coach or team re-schedule a game?
No. Games will be cancelled/re-scheduled only by the Club President.
EXCEPTION: The U6 teams may cancel and re-schedule games based on the
availability of the fields.
How are players assigned to teams?
Children of the coaches are placed on the team with their parent.
Siblings in the same division are placed on the same team unless
requested otherwise by a parent (it has happened!!). When we are
familiar with the stronger players in a division we will explicitly
assign those players to different teams. All remaining players are
randomly placed on teams in a manner that balances the ages of players
between the teams.
Do you take requests for players to play together?
Yes, we do. One of the primary advantages to playing in a smaller Club
is that we are able to accommodate requests for players to play
together. Most of the surrounding area clubs to not even try to
accommodate requests. Tri West Youth Soccer tries very hard to
accommodate as many special requests as possible.
Can my child play in an older division ("play up")?
Yes. Children may play up if you and/or their coach from the prior
season feel they are ready. Please sign up your child in the league
level in which you want your child to play. The registration software
is set up to allow children one year younger to play up into the next
Can my child play in a younger division ("play down")?
Playing down is permitted for children with special physical or mental
needs. Please contact the Club via e-mail for such requests. "My child
is a little small for their age" is not generally considered a special
Are there conflicts between soccer practices/games and other sports?
TWYSC believes that kids should participate in multiple sports. With
the limited population of youth within the Tri West Hendricks area, this
is especially important. However, conflicts will naturally arise with
other sports practices and games. A few guidelines we try to encourage
include: (1) a game in any sport generally takes precedence over a
practice in another; (2) try as best as possible to balance which sport
is missed when conflicts do arise; (3) most importantly, communicate
with your coaches of both sports to make them aware of the conflicts so
they can plan accordingly.