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Why is the registration deadline so early?


Our timetable is dictated by the league we belong to, Midland Area Youth Soccer (MAYS).  They need to know how many teams are participating from each town months before the start of the season in order to form divisions and create schedules. That means that we need to form teams shortly after the registration deadline. There is a lot of work to be done to prepare for the season!

I'm trying to register my child, but the wrong division is appearing under their name.  How can I register my child in the correct division according to their school grade?


Though MAYS groups divisions based on school grades, our system presents the division based on a September 1st DOB cutoff. This is done to prevent parents from accidentally registering in the wrong division if there is an overlap. If your child was born after January 1st of the same year, they are eligible to play with their school grade. Please email the Registrar, [email protected], to help you register in the correct age group.


I cannot afford the registration fee.  Do you have scholarships available?


We do have scholarships available for financial hardship.  Please email the Registrar to request a scholarship, detailing the reason aid is necessary ([email protected]).  Any information provided is strictly confidential.


Can I get a refund if my child decides not to play or we have conflicting commitments?


We form rosters and submit teams well in advance of the season.  Late withdrawals can negatively impact the teams as well as individual players.  We ask that parents and players think carefully about whether they can make a commitment before registering.


A full refund will be granted prior to the close of registration.  A 50% refund will be granted between the close of registration and August 1 (fall) and March 1 (spring).  No refund will be granted after this date, which is one month before the start of the season. Our refund policy can be found here.


My child has not been challenged in their age division.  Can he/she play up next season?


Though the UYSL generally prefers that players play in the division that their age/grade dictates, we recognize that there are instances in which a player with exceptional ability should play in an older age group.  If you believe that your child meets this criteria, please visit our “playing up” policy here.


What are player “assessments” and why should my child attend them?


Player assessments are conducted by UYSL board to help create competitive teams and ensure proper placement of  each player. We use these assessments along with coaches evaluations to determine player placement each season.  It is important for players to attend UYSL assessments so that each player has more than one person evaluating his or her skills. It is important to note that players are placed according to their overall skill set as a soccer player, not position-specific skills.


Players whom parents have requested to play up in the age division higher than his or her grade, MUST attend assessments.  


Can I request to be with friends or a specific coach?


When we have enough players in an age group to make multiple teams, we place players on teams and in divisions based on ability.  In this case, out of fairness to all players and for the integrity of the process, we are unable to honor teammate or coach requests.  


How do I obtain a uniform?


New and replacement uniforms should be purchased at Think Local Printing at least three weeks before the first game.  The uniform ordering information can be found here.


My child is on a new team.  How do I know if another player has the same number?


A unique number is assigned to each travel player.  That number will stay with them as long as they play for UYSL.  Jerseys can be worn season-to-season as long as they fit. In the event that we make a mistake, we will pay for the cost of a new uniform if required by the travel league. 


When will I hear what team my child is on?


Rosters will be posted about a month before the start of the season.  Parents will receive an email notification when the roster is posted.


When are practices and games?


Teams usually have two weekday practices.  Practice days and times are determined by the coach. The coach will communicate the practice schedule to you about a week before the start of the season.


Games are usually played on Saturdays.  The game schedule is released about one week before the start of the season.  The link to the schedules can be found here.








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