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Special Needs League (SNL) Program Quick Glance and Program Content

The following describes a program for recreational U4-U19 players throughout the Metro Tulsa area to promote the game of soccer and a healthy lifestyle, team spirit and life lessons to those youth athletes with special needs. The below characteristics define the MTsc United Special Needs League (SNL) Program.

Quick Glance at MTsc U Special Needs League (SNL) Program

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Special Needs League (SNL) Program Description

The SNL Program focuses on the development of youth players who have special needs. Modified rules of soccer are applied by paid officials during games to allow for engagement and participation by all players and also to allow coaches to ensure on the field player success. All players are assigned to teams based on observed capability, engagement via a collaborative process between parent coaches facilitated by MTsc U and based on guidelines established by MTsc U for the SNL Program. Each team has parent volunteer coaches (1 head coach and 1 assistant coach). One practice a week is held at a common location for all SNL teams. Team uniforms must be worn on game days and MTsc U Buddies assist on the field during the games as needed. Each season a minimum of 8 games are played up to a maximum of 10 games during each Saturday of each soccer season (spring and fall). A special team photo day is set up for SNL players for both individual and team photos and all participants are eligible to receive a participation trophy at the end of the season. All games and practices are conducted outside on the north side of the MTsc United SoccerPlex in south Tulsa.

Presenting MTsc U SNL League

A Quick Glance at Special Needs League (SNL) Program for Youth Athletes with Developmental and Physical Disabilities

ELIGIBILITY
Open to 4 year olds through 18 year old youth athletes from ANY school district with special needs (physical or developmental disabilities). MTsc U participation is non-geographically tied. Specific birth date cut-offs for 4 and 18 year olds are automatically determined by the MTsc U online registration per the governing body US Club Soccer and US Soccer.

FOCUS
The focus is on player participation and success, fundamental movements of soccer, appreciation for the game, team friendships and fun. For a detailed description of the Program itself check out “MTsc U SNL Program Content" PDF at the bottom of the page.

STAFF
A volunteer parent staff makeup the Program’s coaches, who are subject to Club acceptance and are required to be either Club certified or state licensed. An In-House Certification program is available before each soccer season for the cost of $5 to assist with material costs.

LEAGUE SPECIFICS

Organized leagues with 7 to 8 games each season (subject to division size). Games are on Saturdays at the same location as weekly practices as noted below.

REGISTRATION & FEES
Seasonal SNL subsidized Registration Fee regardless of age is $43.00 (the subsidy is provided by MTsc U of $40 to $42 which is the difference between the Recreational/Friendship League Registration Fee and the SNL Registration Fee depending on the age of the player).

A late fee of $19.00 is added to registrations after the date noted on the Calendar of Events consistent with all non-competitive league registrants.

Register online using the “Online Registration” link on the home page of www.MetroTulsaSoccer.com. Accepted forms of payment include MasterCard or Visa credit or debit cards, Discover Card and e-Checks.

UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
At MTsc United, each age bracket uses one of four different uniform color combinations consisting of: red, white, black and/or royal blue. See the Uniform Policy on the website. All uniforms cost the same fee, due at registration: $39.00 for all SNL and REC/FT players.  The uniform program is designed to allow a continuously registering player to use his/her uniform for up to 2 years* before being required to purchase a new uniform. Uniform sizes are selected during online registration and those sizes will be ordered. Samples are available for sizing at Mac’s Soccer Shack. Re-orders due to incorrect size will be at the parents' expense.

* 2 years is based on a player remaining in the MTsc U SNL program for 4 consecutive seasons beginning as a U5, U7, U9 or U11 player thus a RETURNING player. As each odd number bracket a new uniform must be purchased in addition to if a player is considered NEW which means they did not play at MTsc U during the prior season.

What you must have for participation is the following:

  1. A soccer ball is required to be brought to all sessions
  2. Shin guards must be worn by youth participants
  3. Athletic shoes are required to be worn (no sandals allowed)
  4. A jug of water
  5. No jewelry of any kind can be worn during on the field activities

SEASONS AND PRACTICES

The general seasons, days and times except during observed holidays, Jenks school breaks (fall break and spring break) and days where the Jenks School District closes schools due to inclement weather are:

Fall Season August thru November (w/Games during September – November)

Spring Season February thru May (w/Games during March – May)

Practices are held on Friday nights of each week during the above seasonal periods and start at 5:30 p.m. to potentially earlier due to daylight savings later in the fall season.

WEEKLY PRACTICE LOCATION
Practice sessions are held at the MTsc United South located at 10715 S. Delaware Ave. in south Tulsa on the north complex on field 7A-7G.

COMMUNICATION AS TO SESSION CANCELATIONS

For general program communication associated with the SNL Program, MTsc U communicates to participants as follows:

  1. “Metro Tulsa Soccer Club” Facebook page posts (primary method for real time updates associated with game day weather)
  2. "MetroTulsaSC" Twitter tweets (primary method for real time updates associated with game day weather)
  3. Website www.MetroTulsaSoccer.com “Field & Office Status”, Scroller or HomePage News (secondary method associated with game day weather)
  4. MTsc U eNews which are Club emails (primary method associated with Program information)

Note: Relative to practice your specific coach will be the person responsible for communication.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

For questions as to how generally the Program works, registration for the Program as well as Program content, contact MTsc U at 918-298-0190 or send an email to MTscParentsOnly@att.net including your name and phone number. Alternatively look at the Contact Us page for the Program Coordinator contact information.

Understand more about MTsc SNL Program Content (click below pdf)