FRONTIER COUNTRY SOCCER ASSOCIATION
2013/2014 COMPETITIVE TRYOUT INFORMATION
|FCSA Competitive Representatives
|Tryout Field Locations
|Member Club's Websites
Welcome to the 2013/2014 competitive soccer season. Above are
links which will lead you to a
complete listing of all approved tryouts for each Frontier
Country Soccer Association (FCSA) team holding a tryout for a
competitive team (birthdate between 8/1/02 and 7/31/95). This listing of approved
reflects the coach and trainer’s name as well as their coaching
license, phone numbers (if provided), and tryout location, dates, and
times. In addition to the team contacts reflected on the enclosed
list of tryouts, you can contact the club’s competitive representative
reflected in the
list of club representatives located at the above link FCSA
Competitive Representatives for that club’s general competitive
tryout information or, contact FCSA at (405) 946-2228 or at email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org for general FCSA competitive tryout
information. Directions to each club's field locations provided
to FCSA can be located at the above link to Tryout Field Locations.
A listing of each club's website provided to FCSA can be accessed
at the above link to the Member Club's Websites.
Competitive soccer is designed to provide an outlet
for the more talented player to advance his or her skills further and
faster than recreational soccer normally provides. Competitive teams
are formed annually for a full year made up of two seasons,
Fall/Spring. Coaches are selected and approved by each club, and the
local club is responsible for their actions. Competitive soccer does
require a higher level of dedication by both the player and the
player's family. The cost of competitive soccer will vary from team to
team. Although each team's registration fees and trainer fees are
reported in this announcement, many teams will have other costs not
reported here, such as tournament entry fees, per diem fees, uniforms,
training fees, hot-line fees, administrative fees, start-up or
fees, etc. ASK the prospective coaches for a projected cost of being on
team and the number of out-of-town tournaments in which the team will
You should be aware of the
following rules governing tryouts and team formations:
Any violations of
the above should be reported in writing to the Frontier Country
Commission at 1235 Sovereign Row, Suite C11, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- A team
official, including a coach or trainer, may only initiate contact with
a rostered competitive player for purposes of recruiting that player to
their team after State Cup finals however, all contact by team
officials must cease once a player has registered with a team at
tryouts. Players and their parents may initiate contact with a
coach or trainer at any time.
any inducement of material or monetary value to a player or a player’s
family is prohibited; however, waiver of club or team fees and expenses
upon proof of financial hardship is allowed.
- When you
are selected by a team, you should sign a USYSA Registration Form and
pay the club fees. Only at that point in time are both you and the team
committed to each other for a full seasonal year.
- All coaches must
contact players who have attended their prior tryouts and advise
them of their selection or rejection no later than by the sooner
of (a) seven days after the first tryout attended or by June 14, 2013 (for
U11 through U19 teams) .
- A team
official, including a coach or trainer, may not make any false or
materially misleading negative statements to a player or their parents
concerning a team or coach in the same age group and gender of the team
for whom the player is being recruited.
Some items about which you,
as parents, need to have a clear understanding:
Remember, you are
paying the cost for your child to play. Ask questions before you spend
Competitive Commission determines the tryout dates in January of each
- A by-law
severely limiting transfers between FCSA competitive teams was passed
by the FCSA Board of Directors and is included on FCSA’s website under
- A by-law
instituting a point system for all cautions and ejections (red and
yellow cards for players) was passed by the FCSA Board of Directors and
is included on FCSA’s website under “FCSA Constitution/Bylaws”.
- A by-law
was passed by the FCSA Board of Directors requiring a mandatory
three-game suspension for any red card (ejection) received for "Violent
Conduct" involving physical contact and is included on FCSA’s website
under “FCSA Constitution/Bylaws”.
competitive players are to play 50% of all FCSA league games. It is
also the policy
of FCSA that coaches adhere to tournaments' participation rules, which
or may not require coaches to play the players 50%. Ask about the
participation policy of the team before you sign.
- Who handles
the team's finances? What are the "up-front" costs (affiliation or
fees, uniforms, tournament entry fees, per diem fees, goalkeeper
fees, hot-line fees, administrative fees, etc.)?
- Note how
total teams the coach and/or trainer is listed on and be sure who is
to be working with your child.
Any player that does not
qualify under USYSA guidelines as a Under 11 or older player cannot
in the FCSA Competitive League. UNDER 10 AND YOUNGER PLAYERS (birth
after 7/31/03) ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Good luck to everyone and have a great year playing the most exciting
game in the world!
Jim Ford, FCSA Competitive
WHAT TO BRING TO TRYOUTS:
SHINGUARDS, SOCCER BALL, WHITE & DARK SHIRT, ONE CURRENT
WALLET-SIZE PHOTO, AND A COPY
OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE
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