MTsc U is the originator and Home of the Friendship Team in Oklahoma.
The following is intended to help you understand MTsc U Friendship Teams; what they are, how they are created, how you add players, and the rules you must follow to form one. To aid in this, please print the Friendship Team Form located below by clicking on the PDF. Follow the below, complete the form entirely and deliver it to the MTsc U main office in south Tulsa during open office hours in case you have questions (otherwise drop it off in the 24-hr drop box or scan and email it to MTscDocuments@att.net).
MTsc U had long recognized that kids like to play soccer with their friends and that Oklahoma soccer had lost players to other sports when that privilege was systematically and repeatedly denied; no longer. Consistent with being a pioneer in soccer programming in Oklahoma, in 2004 MTsc U originated and implemented the Friendship Team program with the goal of permitting friends to form teams around those friendships. Friendship Teams are designed to be exactly that; soccer teams made up of players that are friends from school, church, scouts, neighborhoods, etc. as intended.
The intent of this MTsc U approach to soccer is to allow friends to play with friends. The logistics of doing so can be tremendous and therefore parent support, patience and timely assistance with the requirements below is absolutely necessary.
The process is relatively straightforward provided the following steps are closely followed:
Therefore, prior to the Unrestricted Deadline, an FT form may include players that have already registered. As of the Restricted Deadline, a new FT form submitted, must consist of only players that have not yet registered or been placed on another team (e.g., via another FT form, random draw process, etc.); once players are assigned to teams, they may not be removed. Therefore, it is imperative that all additions to an existing FT be submitted to the MTsc U main office in south Tulsa (via email MTscCoachOnly@att.net) before the added player registers.
Any player may play up one age bracket to an older age bracket with a parent or guardian approval and signed Play-Up Waiver. Parents or guardians of a player playing up must sign and submit the signed Play-Up Waiver to the MTsc U main office in south Tulsa by the deadline in order for your player to be added to a roster. Play-Up Waivers are available online at www.MetroTulsaSoccer.com under the "Forms & Links" tab or through the MTsc U main office in south Tulsa.
IF Player is on a Friendship Team
IF Entire Friendship Team Playing Up - An entire Friendship Team may play up one age bracket if all of the parents so desire and signify such by signing on the Friendship Team form. For clarity this means that by the team playing up it cannot result in anymore than 30% of the team’s players playing up 2 age groups. Signature on the Friendship Team form is the parents’ means of communicating that desire. MTsc U expects parents to keep the players’ best interests in mind when making this selection. If a team playing up results in any players playing up all such players’ parents or guardians must submit signed Play-up Waivers in advance of the deadline to the MTsc U main office in south Tulsa.
Players may be added to an existing Friendship Team up until the Additions Deadline (see above). To add a player, you must do these steps:
Procedure to add players to a Friendship Team:
ALL steps above must be completed before Registration is closed (as posted on the MTsc U website Calendar of Events).
MTsc U reserves the right to schedule non-pure age groups together, as needed. For example, U9 and U10 teams may be combined into one schedule, if needed. MTsc U also reserves the right to schedule Friendship Teams against Random Draw Teams in any combination to achieve an optimal level of fun for all parties in the league.