Soccer FAQ's

 

PSA SOCCER
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  
Where does PSA play outdoor games?
Fields are assigned by the City of Plano.  We have no control over where we play and we won't know where we play until after registration closes.  The City of Plano assigns fields based on our enrollment numbers.  For this reason, schedules are not completed until about a week before the season starts.  Please be patient.

FALL OUTDOOR SOCCER PROJECTED GAME FIELDS
 

Where does PSA play indoor games?
PSA has four indoor turf arenas at PSA 1, PSA 2, PSA Murphy, and PSA McKinney. PSA turf is the best and safest available. We do NOT use synthetic dirt which has been in the media as it is difficult to manage in a multi-purpose facility. Because we do not use synthetic dirt (ground tires), all PSA turf is safe and regularly clean.

What time will outdoor games be played?

  • Pre K Soccer:  Game times for Pre K Soccer are Saturdays (8am-5pm start times) and Sundays (1pm-5pm start times).
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade:  Games times for Kindergarten and 1st Grade are Saturdays (8am-5pm start times) and Sunday (1pm-5pm start times).
  • 2nd Grade:  Game times are Saturdays (8am-5pm start times), Sundays (1pm-5pm start times), and weeknights (6pm and 7:05pm start times).  Fields are assigned by the city based on the number of players/teams in the league.  They assume that we have 2 games a night during the week and assign fields accordingly. We are given just enough slots to play our games.  We try to minimize the 7:05 slots during the school year by playing more weekend games.
  • 3rd - 10th Grade:  Game times are Saturdays (8am-8pm start times), Sundays (1pm-5pm start times), and weeknights (6pm and 7:30pm start times).  Fields are assigned by the City of Plano based on the number of players/teams in the league.  They assume that we have 2 games a night during the week and assign fields accordingly.  We are given just enough slots to play our games.  We try to minimize the weeknight slots during the school year by playing more weekend games.

 


When does the season start?
Pre K - 10th Grade: The season starts on mid-February for the spring season and will be completed by the end of April. The fall season begins for the 6th-10th Grade the last Saturday in August. The K-5th Grade begins the Saturday following Labor Day weekend all leagues end mid-November.  This is subject to change based on the amount of rain throughout the season.



Where do outdoor teams practice?
Practices are organized by the coaches.  PSA does not track nor know what days of the week a coach practices nor do we know where he practices.  Once you are assigned a team, we cannot change you because of the practice days/times.  Please work with your coach to come up with a solution that best meets everyone's needs.

 


Where do indoor teams practice?

Summer & Winter indoor soccer registration fees do not include weekly indoor practice space. Coaches can rent the turf based on availability, practice at another location of their choice or practice outdoors. Some teams will choose not to practice.

 

 

How does my child get on a team?
When completing the registration, please be sure to fill in the school your child attends.  For those younger players that are in pre-school, please put the school that they will be going to for kindergarten.

We use the school/zip code to place kids on teams.  We place kids as close to the school/zip code as best we can.  This is easier in the younger groups, but as teams get older and come in formed, it may be difficult to get a neighborhood team.  We do the best we can based on what slots are available.  There are no guarantees.

 

When will I hear from our coach?
Your child's coach should contact you shortly after the coaches' meeting. Coaches meetings are posted on the appropriate season tab above.

 

Who provides the uniform and the other soccer equipment?
Uniforms are organized by the coach. Parents are required to purchase their child's shin guards, shoes, and appropriate size soccer ball for practice. Shin guards, covered by socks, are required for all games.

 

What if our team has a schedule conflict?
Coaches, please submit schedule conflicts prior to the coaches meeting.   Submit Conflicts if there are certain dates that your team cannot play.  We cannot guarantee conflict dates, please be sure to put only those that would stop you from fielding a team and therefore would result in a forfeit.  Please do not submit a schedule conflict if your 'best' player won't be there or if the head coach cannot be there.  There are always assistant coaches willing to step in to help for a game or two.


The more conflicts you put, the less likely you are to get all of your requests and the more unbalanced your schedule will be.  We cannot schedule around individual player's other sports. We will make sure that if a coach is the head coach for 2 or more soccer teams that their initial schedule will not contain conflicts, however if we get a lot of rain and have a lot of reschedules, we cannot guarantee that there will not be conflicts.


Once the schedule is published, we do not re-schedule any games other than for PISD events. Please remember that when we make a schedule change, it affects 20+ families.


Some of the key things that we are always asked to change the schedule for are listed below.  If we do not know about the ahead of time, we will schedule your team and will not be able to re-schedule if you cannot get a team together:   First Communion, Adventure Guide, Boy Scout or Girl Scout Camp Outs, Band Concerts, 5th Grade Graduation, etc.

 

How are teams formed?
Our goal is to make sure that every child that wants to play Soccer has a team. Teams must have a minimum number of players.  Teams with fewer than the minimum will be filled from open registration. If you wish to carry fewer than the minimum number of players, the team will be required to pay for the extra slot(s) before registration closes.  Once registration closes, if that slot(s) is not paid for, we will assign a player to your team.

 

When will I find out when my first game is?
We post the date schedules will be published on the appropriate soccer tab above. You can see your child's schedule in your
MySam Account.

 

What happens when games are postponed due to weather?
Weather related game cancellations are posted on our
PSA Cancellations Tab.

 

Is there a refund policy?
PSA's refund policy can be viewed
here.

 

How do I register as a coach?
See our coaches application process
here.

 

Field Dimensions & Goal Sizes 

Age Group Width Length Goal Size
Pre K 3 20 Yds 30 Yds 4' x 6'
Pre K 4/5 20 Yds 30 Yds 4' x 6'
Kindergarten 30 Yds 47 Yds 5' x 8'
1st Grade 30 Yds 47 Yds 5' x 8'
2nd Grade 30 Yds 47 Yds 5' x 8'
3rd/4th Grade 47 Yds 75 Yds 6.5' x 18'
5th - 8th Grade 65 Yds 120 Yds 8' x 24'

 

Ball Size

Pre K  3
Kindergarten 3
1st Grade 3
2nd Grade 4
3rd - 6th Grade 4
7th - 10th Grade 5

 

Match Duration

Age Group Quarters Mins
Pre K 3  4 8
Pre K 4/5 4 10
Kindergarten 4 10
1st Grade 4 12
2nd Grade 4 12
  Halves Mins
3rd/4th Grade  2 25
5th/6th Grade 2 30
7th/8th Grade 2 35
9th/10th Grade 2 35

Academy 

Age Group Quarters Mins
Under 6-(11's) 4 12
Under 7-(10's) 4 12
Under 8-(09's) 4 12
Under 9-(08's) 2 25
Under 10-(07's) 2 25

 

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