Players and parents of try out candidates are encouraged to review the information below to insure that they are prepared to meet the requirements of playing on a Homewood Blue Team.
For additional information, contact BlueTeams@homewoodsoccer.com or 979-8974.
SELECT TEAM PROGRAM INFORMATION
Homewood Soccer identifies all of their select teams as “Blue Teams.” Players for Blue Teams are selected through a competitive try-out conducted in early June, for the new soccer year beginning on July 1, 2012. Teams established for the fall season will stay together for the spring season. If replacement players are necessary for the spring season, the replacement players will be selected through a competitive try-out prior to the spring season. Playing on a Blue Team in the prior soccer year will not insure being selected for a Blue Team for the next soccer year.
Blue Teams in ages U-11 and U-12 will play in the AYSA State League in Division II, which is the only option for these ages
Teams U-13 and older will play in either the AYSA State League Division I or Division II. Teams displaying a high level of talent will be placed in AYSA Division I. Teams that have already been identified for Division I are shown on the Blue Team Coaching Assignment list which has a link below. Decisions on other teams will be made after completion of try outs.
The State League is established for teams put together through competitive selection process. The competition is serious and the level of play is high. Teams come from soccer organizations throughout the state of Alabama.
Being selected to play on a Blue Team brings with it certain important obligations and responsibilities, and each player and his/her parents should carefully consider them before accepting an offer to play on one of the Homewood Blue Teams.
|Program Registration Fee (Each Season)||$110||$110|
|Blue Team Fee (Each Season)||$440||$440|
|Uniform Fee (One per year, purchased through website)||$85|
|Non-Resident Fee (Each Season)||$50||$50|
1. Blue Team Fee. The fee covers the registration for up to two tournaments and the AYSA State Cup in the season when it is played for each age group. It also covers the additional fees charged by AYSA for playing in the State League, the coaching fee paid to non-parent coaches and travel expenses to out of Birmingham games paid to the coaches. Any travel costs associated with players and families attending tournaments, including lodging, meals, and travel are the responsibilities of the player.
2. Uniform Fee. A uniform kit will be purchased for each Blue Team player. For 2012-2013 Homewood Soccer Club will have a new Nike uniform kit that includes two jerseys of different colors, one pair of shorts and two pairs of socks. In addition each player will receive a practice jersey that is expected to be worn at each practice.
3. Homewood Soccer does not allow the request for or the collection of other money, not covered above, from players or their parents.
4. Homewood Soccer does not require a player to pay Spring Fees if they do not register for the spring. Players should be aware that AYSA does require a full year commitment, and a player will not be allowed to change clubs in the spring.
5. Homewood Soccer does have a financial aid program and allows payment plans. Information is available on the web site on the Financial Aid page.
6. Players will not be allowed to play in a League game until they have paid their fees or completed a Payment Plan/Financial aid form.
The opportunity to play on a Homewood Soccer Blue Team is an honor, but it creates a responsibility to the other members of the team. Team players are expected to be prompt, to work hard at practices and games, and to do additional practice and fitness on their own time. Please review the Blue Team Player Expectation Document available on the web site. Acceptance of the terms of that document will be required during the on line registration process.
Each player is asked to discuss with his/her parents the expectations for the team. If the player will have too many conflicts, the player should not accept an offer to be a part of a Blue Team.
Note: Players will not be allowed to play in a league game until payment or a payment plan is in place.