Frequently Asked Questions

When does the season start?

Each team will have its own schedule of optional pre-season and post-season workouts, practices, and opportunities to play, as otherwise there would only be 3 weeks of practice before games start. Check the calendar for specifics. Below are the official KHSAA dates for the season.

Official KHSAA Dates

Jun 25-Jul 9 Dead Period. Good vacation time.
July 15 The start of mandatory, exclusive practices.
August 8 The start of competition.
October 3 The start of the post-season.
Do we need a physical?

Yes. It's required for all athletes to get a sports physical from a medical professional once a year in order to practice and compete. The physical is good for multiple sports in that year.

It should not be expensive, so check first. Common places to get a physical are pharmacies, clinics, primary care physicians, and Wal-Mart.

Middle School Physical Form   High School Physical Form

Does it cost money to attend games?

Each host school charges for admission to MS and HS regular season contests.

HS games: $5 for adults, $3 for students
MS games: $3 for adults, $2 for students

You can get season passes if you are wanting to attend a lot of games for multiple sports. These passes are only for regular season games: Season Pass Form

What ages can play?

HS: Only high school students may play for the high school varsity team, according to KHSAA rules 4(2)(j). This is different from other HS sports, where middle schoolers are allowed to play on the high school team.

MS: We allow students who will be in the 5th-8th grade during the season to join the team. Occasional exceptions may be made for 4th graders. Playing time in games and starting lineup selection may be limited for athletes still in Elementary school, depending on the athlete, the needs of the team, and the game situation. Our goal is for the athletes to learn soccer skills while staying safe.

Does it cost money to play?

There is no participation fee to be on our teams. Athletes will need proper equipment, like soccer cleats, shinguards, a water bottle, and athletic wear for practices.

Athletes have to have a sports-related physical exam once per year that costs around $25-$50.

Participation in a team fundraiser may be required, depending on the team's needs. Each sport is asked to have at least one fundraising activity.

Bonus Question: What is offsides?

Short Answer: Whatever the ref says it is. 😂

Offsides is designed to prevent cherry-picking. So when the ball is kicked, the recipient of the pass must have two people from the other team, or the ball, between her and the goal. Usually one of those two is the goalkeeper, so it almost always comes down to this: The receiving player cannot be past the last defender and the ball when the ball is kicked.

Of course, game situations get more complicated. There's no offsides for corners and throw-ins or if the other team 'deliberately played' the ball, or if you are on your own half, but there IS offsides if the other team deflects or saves the ball, or if the ball is tipped after a corner or throw-in. And what does 'being past' the defender really mean? Good luck.

For an explainer, watch this.