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Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Marietta Soccer League.
When does the recreation season start?
Games will begin Sunday April 3. All game dates are as follows: 4/3, 4/9, 4/10, 4/17, 4/23, 4/24, 5/1.
When do practices start?
Practices will start the week of March 21 and each team will practice one night a week. Once we have the coach's meeting on March 8, you should hear within a day or two the specifics of your practice (night and time) from your coach.
When do I register for Recreational Soccer?
Register now until August 14. Click the register now button on the soccer league website. SPread the word to all your friends as well.
What info do I need to register my player(s)?
If your child played for the Marietta Soccer League in past 4 seasons, after following the register now button, simply login, register and pay on-line and you are done. If your child is new the MSL, when you click the register now button, you will need to create an account and the register for the spring season.
What happens if I forget to register on time?
Registration closes March 4. Be sure to have your registration complete and payment to the MSL by that time or you child might not be placed on a team until payment is received by the MSL.
I would like to be a coach, assistant coach. What should I do?
First, THANK YOU! Every youth sports program depends on the spirit and energy of volunteers. Every year we need coaches, and assistants. The league depends on parent volunteers to fill these positions. When you register you will have an opportunity to indicate that you are willing to coach. No experience is necessary, we can provide as little or as much information as you need!
What is required to be a coach?
First, we ask that you attend the coaches meeting on March 8(details once you have been assigned a team). All requirements for coaching are set by our parent organization, Ohio South Youth Soccer Association. Each coach must go through the risk management process and a concussion awareness video. No soccer or coaching experience is needed to be a coach. The MSL Board of Directors can provide you with as much or little resources as you need to have a successful coaching experience.
I would like to sponsor my child's team, who do I contact?
We will be in need of approximately 30 team sponsors each fall and 4-7 more for the spring as our numbers always increase. There are also other opportunities for sponsorships within the league. If you are interested in looking into some of the options, please contact our sponsorship coordinator Eric Keffer by emailing him at email@example.com.
How will I be placed on a team?
Considerable effort is made to balance the teams and provide competition that is enjoyable to both players and parents alike. We do not take requests to be on a team with a specific coach or another player. If you have a special case, please email the registrar Ben Schenkel at firstname.lastname@example.org and the board will take the request into consideration. No guarantees can be made as to honoring the request. If you played in the fall, you will be placed on the same team in the spring.
How many practices will there be?
Each team will typically practice one day per week. We have approximately 60 coaches who volunteer each year. Depending on their work or personal schedules, coaches usually pick the best day, time and location that will fit into their schedule. They are given all availability information that you include in your registration to consider. Typically practices last 1 hour to an hour and half at the older ages.
How will I find out what team I am on?
Coaches will receive their rosters at the Coaches meeting on March 8. Your coach should contact you by the end of that weekend.
Can I make a request at sign up?
We do not take requests to be on a team with a specific coach or another player. If you have a special case, please email the registrar Ben Schenkel at email@example.com and the board will take the request into consideration. No guarantees can be made as to honoring the request.
Why can’t I choose who I want to be on a team with?
Unfortunately, when players and/or parents start choosing teams, the teams can become unbalanced. The registrar spends a tremendous amount of time putting teams together to ensure a positive, successful experience for all players.
How can I help?
Contact a Board Member to find out how you can help. All board member emails addresses can be found on the league website by clicking on Board of Directors on the menu.
What are my responsibilities as a parent?
You are responsible for getting your child to practices, games, and other team functions on time (for games, this often means 15 minutes prior to game time) and picking up your child promptly afterwards. You can view the Parent's Stuff section of the league website for more information.