FAQs

Q:  Who do I contact if my questions are not answered here?

A:  Contact Bobby Petras @ 440-409-8485 or email columbiayouthsoccer@gmail.com. You can also send a comment through this website.

Q.  What equipment do I need?

A:  Every player should have their own ball (although the program has extras if they need one), soccer-cleats or turf shoes (no baseball/football cleats!), shin guards and a water bottle. With the youngest group tennis shoes are ok. We will provide each child with a uniform to play in.

Q:  Do I have to volunteer?

A:  Our program is only sustainable through volunteer coaching, we would like as many parents as possible to volunteer. If you are interested in finding out more information about volunteer coaching please e-mail or call Bobby Petras.

Q: Where are games played?

A:  All of our games and practices are played on the fields behind Columbia Elementary School.

Q: When are the games?

A. All games for Rec Soccer are on Saturday mornings usually between 9am and 10am. Travel will also be on Saturdays but the schedule during the day varies.

Q. When will my team practice?

A. Usually there are 4 teams in each age group. We try to have 2 teams practice on Tuesdays at 6:30 and 2 teams practice on Wednesdays at 6:30. Please indicate on your registration form which day best suits your schedule.

Q:  Do we get pictures?

A: Yes, we do have a picture day scheduled each season, time slots are assigned by team.

Q:  How many players are on a team?

A:  Each age group has a different system of play and as such there are different team sizes. It also is dependent on how many registrations for each age group we receive

Q: What if I want a more competitive option than Rec Soccer?

A: We are starting a travel program for the first time in the spring of 2018.

Q:  How are age groups formed? What does birth year team formation mean?

A:  Ideally we would have each birth year have their own age group. However with a community of this size it is not realistic. We will try to have a tots program which will be for our youngest players followed by a U7, U10, U13 age groups. Again these ages will be determined by the number of registrations we receive.