SCCSA Frequently Asked
When does the rec
season start and how long does it last?
recreation website lists key dates for the upcoming season. These
dates include the Coaches’ meeting, first game, picture day and last
Who will my child’s
SCCSA is a
volunteer-based organization where coaches and assistant coaches
volunteer their time. The
league receives the names of volunteers at the time children are
registered. There are
situations where teams do not have a coach and in those cases the
league will ask parents on that team to volunteer.
When/where do rec
are allowed only one practice per week.
The day, time and location are selected by the coach of that
team at the Coaches’ meeting, prior to the start of the season.
Their selection is based on location and field availability. We
have practice fields in most municipalities where players live.
When/where are rec
All games for
SCCSA recreational soccer are played Sunday afternoons starting at
1:00pm at Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, PA.
What rec division will
my child be placed in?
Once a child’s
information is provided during the registration process, they are
placed into a division based on their age.
The cut off for the age divisions is the start of the season
and based on the child’s date of birth.
For example, a child who is 10, 11, or 12 years old on the day
of the first game will play in the U11/13 division for that season.
The “U” stands for “under”.
What time are rec team
A team picture for each child and coach is provided as part of the
registration fee. Picture day is planned for the second game of the
season with the third game available as a rain date.
Teams with games starting before 3:30 will take pictures AFTER
their game. Teams with games starting 3:30 or later will take pictures
BEFORE their game. A date will be announced when parents can have
individual player pictures taken for an additional cost.
Are there rec
make up games for rain outs?
Typically due to
field availability, SCCSA is not able to reschedule rainouts.
Where/when do I pick
up my child’s reversible jersey?
division U8 and above are required to wear a reversible jersey for the
games. To purchase a
jersey, a check can be mailed to the association or paid online at the
same time the child is registered.
For late registrations, the jerseys can be purchased at the
commissioner’s test prior to the game.
All jerseys are to be picked up by the parents at the
commissioner’s tent prior to the first game.
The same jersey can be used for multiple years.
When will hear from my
child’s rec coach?
At the coaches
meeting, which is typically held at least a week prior to the start of
the season, all coaches will receive team information, equipment and
practice details. It is
then the responsibility of the coach to contact the parents within the
week following the meeting.
If it is raining, how
will I know if the games will be played?
SCCSA updates the
website by 9:00 am, the morning of a game day.
If conditions are not favorable as message will be posted to
the website as well as the league fields phone number.
All parents are encouraged to check the website the day of
What is the SCCSA
policy on equal playing time in the rec league?
Coaches are instructed
to provide players with equal playing time.
Because this is a recreational soccer league, our goal is to
provide a fun, team environment in which to learn the game of soccer.
How many girls play in
the rec coed divisions?
For children ages
four, five, and six all divisions are coed.
For players seven and older, “girls only” divisions are offered
in addition to Coed. At
the U18 age division, if the number of registrants for that season
does not allow for a girls division, all players will be combined in
the Coed division for that age group.
Can I get a refund if
my child decides not to play rec soccer?
If a child is not
placed, or you drop before the first game is played, you will receive
a full refund. No refund will be allowed if a child has played in one
or more league games. A refund will only be issued following a written
or emailed request.
What equipment do I
need to buy for rec soccer?
For the safety of
each player shin guards must be worn to all practices and games
and must be completely covered by socks at all times. In addition,
cleats are preferred but baseball cleats (shoes with a toe cleat)
cannot be worn.
Reversible jerseys are required to be purchased for players seven
and older. For younger
players a team shirt will be provided.