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Competitive Program: Frequently asked Questions

At what age does competitive soccer begin?

Children play in age groups as defined by the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) - MYSA Birthyear Guidelines. MYSA sponsors leagues for U9 and older, however, it is common for U8 players to “play up” with the U9 teams (i.e. these players will then play two years in the U9 league). U8, U9, U10 are the most common ages for children to move from CC United's Recreational to CC United's Competitive program.  Effective Aug 2016, the US Soccer Mandate will affect the birth year guideline.  Click here for additional information.

 

How is competitive soccer organized?

For the Spring/Summer Season: MYSA sponsors a regular season schedule of 10-12 games from early May to late July with practices beginning as early as November.  For the Fall Season: MYSA sponsors a regular season schedule of 6 games during September and October with practices beginning in August. 

 

How are the age groups structured?

Age

Level of Play

League Standings Kept

Post Season Play

Game Size

Offside Rule

Ball Size

U8-U10

MYSA Academy Program

No

No

6v6

No

4

U11-U12

C1, C2, C3
C1 is the most competitive

Yes

Yes

8v8

Yes

4

U13+

Premier, C1, C2, C3
Premiere is the most competitive

Yes

Yes

11v11

Yes

5

 

The US Soccer Mandate may affect game size.  Please click here for information. 

 

Can my child play with their friends?

No, as we try to balance the talent on all teams we cannot assign players based on neighborhoods/carpools or friend requests. If your child is interested in remaining on a team with friends, consider joining CC United's Recreational program.

 

How does the club determine team placement?

Via tryouts that take place in July and August for the following Summer season.  Please click here for additional information on the club’s evaluation process.

When does the summer season start and end?

The summer season begins with November or December indoor training for the top teams in each age group (players at other levels have the option to join for a fee).  All teams (regardless of age and level) will train indoors with their age group starting in January. League games begin in late April or early May. Post season play takes place in mid-July for those age groups that participate.

When does the fall season start and end?

The Fall season is shortened and requires less commitment. Practices begin in August. League games start in September. The Fall season finishes with the Fall State Tournament in mid-October.

When are practices & games?

When the weather allows outdoor practices, summer teams follow the
MYSA playing nights schedule. Based on Age and Level of Play, playing nights are either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Teams will typically either have a game or practice on their MYSA playing nights.  Additionally, most coaches will also include a third practice time.

For the fall season, games take place on Saturday and/or Sundays with 1-2 practices during the week.

 

What if a game or practice is missed?

CC United expects a higher level of commitment from its competitive players. Occasional excused absences are tolerated. However, unexcused absences or chronic excused absences can result in reduced playing time or removal from the team.

 

Where do the teams "travel" to?

Typically CC United teams are placed in the West District but may be placed in other districts by the MYSA depending on the league formation.

 

Do teams participate in out of town tournaments?

Most teams will schedule 1-3 weekend tournaments to supplement the regular season. 
These are typically around the metro area, but with team consensus, may be further away. 
Tournament costs are typically $25-$50 per player per tournament.

 

What is the cost for the competitive season?
 
Summer Competitive Season

A non-refundable tryout/team placement fee must accompany your child's registration.  
The balance due is divided into three payments (Team Commitment Deposit due within 48 hours of rosters being posted, November Installment and Final Team Payment due Feb). Fees vary based on level of play and age and typically range from $700-1000.

Fall Competitive Season
The cost for the 2017 Fall season is $200 and payable in full at the time of registration.


Please Note:  The above fees do NOT include uniforms, tournament costs or late fees for installments not paid by due dates.  CC United follows a "no pay, no play" policy, meaning that if fees are not paid, the player will not be able to participate in games.

 
Does CC United have a financial aid program for its players?

Yes, CC United's financial aid policy insures that no player is prevented from playing in CC United's programs due to financial reasons.  To apply for Financial Aid, go to the home page and click on Competitive and then Financial Aid to complete and submit a financial aid form.

Why are tryouts held in July/August for the following summer season?

Section 1.3.4.1 of the MYSA rules manual prohibits tryouts until after the conclusion of the State Tournament. The MN High School Athletics Association prohibits contact between high school players and their clubs during the high school season which typically begin in August. These two rules effectively create a 1-2 week window in which tryouts can be held.

Are there other costs?

All players will be required to purchase a new uniform.  Uniform kits for 2018 will include two jerseys, one pair of shorts, two pairs of socks and a training jersey.


Tournaments can vary from $25-$50 per player per tournament.


“Slush” funds are often collected by the team manager to cover administrative expenses such as lamination and postage.


Players are expected to provide their own shin guards, cleats, and ball.

 

What if I need to withdraw from Competitive Soccer, what is the Refund Policy?

Competitive Refund Policy

What is the policy in regards to Outside Community Players (OCP)?

In order to provide opportunities for the players from our Home Area (ISD #112), all but three (3) roster spots on our competitive program’s top ranked team, in any age/gender category, are reserved for players residing in our home area.  OCP players are classified as anyone residing outside Carver, Chaska, Chanhassen or Victoria (District 112). Players are classed as OCP for 24 months.  In order to maintain their status on the top team they must meet two conditions for the duration of two seasons.  First, finish higher than players from inside the club through the evaluation process.  Second, finish higher than other OCP players also looking to get in. This means that if one OCP scored higher than players in the age group but not as high as a new OCP then they will lose their place on the team. The only exception to this ruling is that if there is only one top team in the age level and the effect of no players coming into the program would be disbanding of the team.


What if I have a question that was not addressed?

Please send an e-mail with your question to
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