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. The below characteristics define the MTsc United Recreational Random Draw / Friendship Team Leagues (REC/FT) Program.
Quick Glance at MTsc U Recreational (REC) Random Draw (RD) and Friendship Team (FT) League Program
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The REC/FT Program focuses on the development of youth players where athletes can learn life lessons and develop positive character traits like good sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, working hard, persistence, honor of the game, and respect for self, officials, coaches, and opponents.
Each team has parent volunteer coaches (1 head coach and 1 assistant coach). One to two practices a week are held based on times and at locations as determined by the head coach. Team uniforms must be worn on game days. Each season a minimum of 8 games are played up to a maximum of 10 games across each soccer season (spring and fall). Each season there is a day designated for individual and team pictures taken by professional photographers. For leagues U7 and below, all participants are eligible to receive a participation trophy at the end of the season. For U8 leagues, all participants are eligible to receive a participation medal at the end of the season. For U9 and older age divisions standings are kept and only the first and second place teams receive awards, All U6 and older matches have paid officials on them as supplied by MTsc U. All games for closed league teams are conducted at the MTsc United South complex and/or the MTsc United North complex. Open league teams (typically U16 and older unless optionally want to play open league) play roughly half their games at their home fields and the remainder are played at various locations throughout eastern Oklahoma.
Open to 3 1/2 year olds through 19 year old youth athletes from ANY school district. 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 (specific birth date cut-offs for 4 and 19 year olds are set by a governing bodies such as US Soccer, US Club Soccer, and GCSA depending upon the specific leaguing by MTsc U).
The focus is on player participation, fundamentals of soccer, appreciation for the game, friendships, life lessons and fun.
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.
Organized leagues with 8 to 10 games each season (subject to division size). Games are primarily on Saturdays and on occasion there may be a game on a Monday or Tuesday night for U9-U19. 1 or 2 practice sessions each week, at the coach's discretion.
REGISTRATION & FEES
For terms, see “Rec Payment & Fee Policies” under Registration
Seasonal Recreational (REC) registration fee for Random Draw (RD) and Friendship Team (FT) players is $83.00 for U8 and younger and $85.00 for U9 and older.
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.
A $19.00 late fee will be added to registrations after the Late Fee Start Date as noted on the website Calendar of Events.
Note: Late registering players may not be placed on his/her previous team, depending upon when registration is completed, teams formed and the status of their prior team. So, register early to avoid this issue.
UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
At MTsc U, 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 REC/FT and SNL 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 REC 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:
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)
PRACTICE LOCATIONS AND TIMES
See practice and game requirements under “Parent Rules & Resp.” in the MTsc U White Book posted online.
Practice times and location are strictly up to the volunteer coach. The Club reserves field space through the Parks Department and School Districts and are available to coaches on a pre-signup reserved basis
You should expect your coach to contact you regarding first practice no earlier than the week after the Coach Orientation (date noted on the Calendar of Events)
COMMUNICATION AS TO SESSION CANCELLATIONS
For general program communication associated with the REC Program, MTsc U communicates to participants as follows:
Note: Relative to practice your specific coach will be the person responsible for communication.
PROGRAMS THAT COMPLEMENT MTsc U RECREATIONAL PROGRAM
The MTsc U Player Development (PDP) Skills Training Program for ages 5-12 (equivalent to U6-U12 players) complements the Recreational Soccer Program and is offered at a discounted registration cost if already registered for MTsc U Recreational Soccer.
The MTsc U Mommy & Me (M&M) Program for ages 2 - 4 prepares youth for U4 and U5 MTsc U Recreational Random Draw and Friendship Team leagues.
MTsc U provides other club-wide events that are complementary to our Recreational Soccer Program, including:
Review the website and Calendar of Events regularly; additional fees apply in some cases
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.
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