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FAQs

  • Volunteer Deposit
    All families are required to pay a refundable $75 volunteer deposit player per season at registration.
    This is refundable if volunteer obligations are met, by serving as:

    • Volunteer coach
    • Team Manager
    • Affiliated Referee
    • PSC Board Member
    • Assisting with special events or activities as requested

    Irrespective of the above, volunteer deposits are non-refundable to players on a team that incurs league fines for failing to earn enough ‘referee credits’.

  • Tryout Process and Timelines

    Players must register in advance of tryouts via Sportability (free)

    PSC will run two 90 minute tryout sessions per age group (go here for Tryout dates)

    • Players must attend at least one session, but PSC strongly recommends that players attend all tryouts for their age group.
    • Exceptions will be made for players that are sick/injured during the tryout process (doctors note may be required).
      • These players will need to attend a ‘tryout’ during the first team practice for their age group, during which they will be evaluated by a Pro Coach to determine if they will be offered a place on the Competitive team.

    Team selections made by PSC Pro Coaches and 24-7 Evaluators

    • Selected players will be contacted by a club representative to confirm spot on a team
    • All players are contacted, regardless of whether or not they make a team

    Players have 48 hours from offer being made to accept or decline their spot

    • Acceptance requires online registration via Sportability (registration fee required)
    • Players who apply for financial aid should contact the pro coach to inform them that their registration will be after their financial aid application has been processed.
  • Team Formation
    • After tryouts, players who are offered a place in the competitive program will be offered a spot into a Highlander ‘Pool’ for that age and gender.
    • Pool practices consist of Purple and White (and Slate if/when required) practicing together with the Pro Coach of Purple AND White running the session.
    • Final team selections will be determined after two/three weeks of practices, but before the first league games.
    • Teams in the same age group will then continue to practice alongside each other throughout the season (to extent possible based on schedule and field availability)
  • Refund Policy (Recreational)

    Updated as of January 2017. This policy supersedes all other refund policy references or statements published.

    Recreation Program
    Refunds of registration fees less a $70 cancellation fee are available until July 31st. After July 31st, fees are not refundable and not transferable, except for season-ending medical or family moves, as outlined above for the Highlander program. PSC will also grant a refund if we are unable to place the player on any age-appropriate team.Refunds for reasons such as friend or coach requests or carpooling accommodations will not be made.

    Medical and Relocation Refund Requests
    In the event that a player is injured during the season and cannot play or practice for the remainder of the season, the PSC Board may consider providing a partial refund. Families must submit a written request with a physician note to the PSC Registrar.

    In the event that a family relocates out of the area during the season the Board may consider a partial refund on a case-by-case basis. Families must submit a written request to the PSC Registrar.

    Please note that refundable amounts are time-sensitive as costs accrue to the Club for services provided to the team based on player headcount each month. Consequently, the refundable amount will be affected by the date you request the refund, not the date of the event.

    Questions about the refund policy can be emailed to PSC Registrar.

  • Refund Policy (Competitive)

    Updated as of January 2017. This policy supersedes all other refund policy references or statements published.

    Competitive Programs
    The Highlanders (competitive) program has a strict refund policy because a player’s acceptance onto a team has the effect of denying another player an opportunity to play on a competitive team. Additionally, PSC accrues fees for services provided to the team based on player headcount. Accordingly, fees are not refundable and not transferable.

    Fees cover the entire soccer year. A player who accepts an invitation to play with Highlanders commits to pay the entire fee for the full soccer year. No refunds, partial or full, will be made to players who choose not to participate at any point after registration, including players suspended from the program.The PSC Board may consider a partial refund ONLY for the following exceptions, which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis: (1) player has a season ending injury: the board may consider a partial refund after review of records provided by family with supporting documents from the treating physician or facility; and (2) families move during the season.

  • Play Up Policy (Recreational)

    Players who wish to play up in the next age group must obtain the approval of both the Age Group Coordinator of the ‘correct’ age group and the Age Group Coordinator of the age group that the player is looking to play into.To obtain permission, the player (or parent) should email both Age Group Coordinators with the request. The request should include the player’s name, grade in Fall and a brief explanation of why the player wishes to play up.

    Email addresses for the Age Group Coordinators can be found on our Contact page.

  • Play Up Policy (Competitive)
    • Generally not beneficial for player development
    • If PSC feels a player will benefit from playing up, tryout evaluators will assess player with that age group
    • A player may also play up if a team/age group requires additional players to form the team (and that player is at the appropriate skill level, physical ability, etc)
  • Playing Time Policy
    Piedmont Soccer Club – Playing Time Policy
    All PSC players, including Highlanders and Recreational teams, will receive a minimum of 50% playing time at each game (and for younger ages, we strive for equal playing time). Exceptions to this may occur for disciplinary or commitment concerns which would be communicated to the player and to parent(s) of younger players in advance of any impacted game.
  • Coaching (Recreational)

    Coaches for PSC Recreational teams are all volunteers.

  • Coaching (Competitive)
    All Highlander teams are coached by Professional Coach, who works in partnership with a Parent Volunteer Coach.Applying for Coach Pass
    Here are the steps necessary to obtain a Competitive Coach card thru US Club Soccer:

    1. Sign up as a coach (for free) and enter your info and headshot photo (click on red “Register Now”):
      Piedmont Soccer Club at Sportability
    2. Complete the Sideline Sports online course:
      Sideline Sports Doc – US Club Soccer
    3. After completing the course, email the PSC registrar with your confirmation number:
      registrar@piedmontsoccer.org
    4. Complete the application for background screening:
      Background Screening – US Club Soccer
      PSC will be happy to refund this cost to you after you complete the course and affiliate with a PSC team. Please contact the club treasurer for reimbursement.
  • Player Dependencies

    There is a new request embedded within the online Kyck/US Club Soccer (competitive) and CYSA/CalNorth/US Soccer (Recreational) registration process asking if a player has ever played outside the US and what the player’s Country of Birth is. This is part of FIFA’s Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players mandate that clubs are complying with.

    More info here:
    www.ussoccer.com/about/federation-services/intl-clearance
    usclubsoccer.org/registration

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