Refund Policy

There are no refunds after registration has closed…with ONLY one exception…

In the event we cannot find a coach for your child’s team or there aren’t enough players for a team, you will receive a full refund. This is the only exception after registration has closed.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEE?

Included in the registration fee is 8 to 10 games, a uniform, and for U8 and above, State Certified Referees. Your player will also be covered under our league’s insurance in case your player has an injury at a practice or game; insurance does not cover Covid-19 related care or services.

What does it cost?

Scooter Shooters and U6 are $100. U8-U14 is $150. These costs are per season, not per year. Seasons are Fall and Spring. If you played in the Fall, there is $25 discount for Scooter Shooters and a $50 discount for U8-U14 provided you stay on the same team. If you would like to change teams, you will pay $100 for Scooter Shooters and $150 for U8-U14.

Why did the pricing structure change?

The cost to run the league has gone up substantially since the pandemic started. The price of soccer balls, other equipment, insurance, city fees, and uniforms are some of the costs that have changed our pricing structure. We aren’t happy we had to change the price, either.

WHAT IS SCOOTER SHOOTERS?

Scooter Shooters offers new players ages 3 1⁄2 to 5 years old the chance to learn soccer basics. Important early skills such as ball control and safety will be taught. Each session is an hour long with the time divided between skills development and an inter-squad game. There are 8 sessions each half. This program is limited to the first 64 children that sign up.

DO I NEED TO BUY ANY EQUIPMENT FOR MY CHILD?

The only thing that is required is shin guards. You must buy your own, the league does not supply them. Soccer cleats are highly recommended but not required to play. During games and practices, shin guards must be completely covered by soccer socks or weather appropriate pants.

WHEN ARE PRACTICES?

Practice schedules vary per each, volunteer coach.

When do they play?

Scooters and U6 will play on Sundays and Wednesdays. Games can start at noon or 1.

U8 plays on Mondays and Wednesdays.

U10 plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

U12 and U14 games are typically on the weekends.

These game days are dependent on fields and referees for some divisions. There may be an odd game on a day not described here. Rest assured, we do our best to adhere to this game day schedule.

WHAT ARE THE DIVISION/AGE GROUPS?

Under 6 (u6), Under 8 (u8), Under 10 (u10), Under 12 (u12) and Under 14 (u14). All of our age groups are co-ed, based on birth year.

Age groups are broken up by birth year. To see how we use this, please, visit MSYSA’s Age Group Eligibility Chart. This chart determines the minimum age group of your player. Children may play up with authorization from the league, but they may not play in a younger age division, regardless of skills. 

HOW ARE TEAMS SELECTED?

SCSYSL does not work on a “draft system”. Instead, aside from Coach Requests, our system is blind to everything except birth year and is completely random. Our board members and coaches do not choose who is on their teams. In the event that Coach Requests result in imbalanced teams, SCSYSL reserves the right to not honor a Coach Request.

CAN I REQUEST THAT MY PLAYER IS ON THE SAME TEAM AS…?

While we do our best honor Coach Requests, we do NOT honor player requests or requests that players play on the same team as class mates. In the past, player requests has turned our registration process into a nightmare and caused an imbalance for our coaches and teams. The imbalance causes some teams to have 7 players and other teams to have 11 players, which is not helpful for our coaches.

WHAT IS METRO TRAVEL?

Metro Travel is what we call our U12 and U14 divisions. These divisions play other rec teams from neighboring communities like Grosse Pointe and Roseville. There are home games and away games. Please see web site for field locations.

CAN I COACH?

Volunteer Coaches are always needed. Please contact Coach Dan, our Director of Coaches if you’re interested in coaching.

I have a problem with a referee…

Referees are hard to come by these days; it has become a dangerous job. If you’re concerned and feel that you could do better, please take the course, become certified and help out within SCSYSL. SCSYSL does pay it’s referees, we don’t expect them to do this job for free.

Please keep in mind that it is ok to ask a referee to clarify a call during half time, but it is not ok to berate them at any time you are on a field. Please let our head referee know if you have an issue with a referee. Their contact information is available on the Board of Directors page.

WHAT ARE SMALL SIDED GAMES?

These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball.

Fundraising

As a league, we do not require fundraising. However, you are more than welcome to do fundraising on your own or as a team. We support this 100%. In 2020, we took a survey of the league’s parents with surprising results; which is why we do not do any fundraisers as a league. Overwhelming, 70% of the league’s parents did not want anything to do with fundraising, saying that “it’s inconvenient and takes up too much time.”