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Recreational Frequent Asked Questions


When is my child's first game?
 
There are two ways to find out your first game:
Log in and click on your team page.
or
Go to Team Central > Team directory and find you Division and then the team name.
You first game is in opening day as shown on the Schedule tab.

What if I get lost or confused about where to go?
There is an "Information Board" beside main building. We will have posted Teams and game schedules.
Field lay-out map is also located beside main building close to the drive-way.

Who is my child team coach?
Our coaches are volunteers, typically parents of one of the children on the team. Accordingly, coaches are not usually assigned until after registration is closed. If you have not been contacted by your coach before the first week of practices (March 14), please reach out to the Rec Director, who will help get your coach in touch with you. Additionally, you can see who your coach is and see their contact information via the team pages when you are logged in to your account.

Where and when do I get my child's jersey?
Jerseys are typically distributed to coaches the week before the first game or the morning of your first game. We will coordinate with coaches as to when they can get the jerseys for their team and all players will coordinate with their coach for their jersey. Typical this means your child's coach will be handing them out before the first game.
 
What equipment do I need for my child to play?
All players will need the following:
-  Shinguards
-  Socks and Shorts (Socks should be long enough to cover shinguards. Any color is acceptable, but if you are concerned about         matching, we recommend black shorts and black socks)
-  Cleats
-  Soccer Ball

What size soccer ball does my child need?
The size ball varies depending on the age group as follows:
                U-6 size 3
                U-8 Size 3
                U-10 Size 4
                U-12 Size 4
                U-14 Size 5
                U-16 Size 5
 
What are the game times?
Check the [Rec Schedule] tab once registration ends, but in general games will be each Saturday morning. Games typically end by noon. Your specific schedule will be emailed to you via the MSC website and will be available under your account when you log in.

When should I arrive on game day?
Coaches will tell you when they need your child to arrive for game day, but many coaches ask their teams to arrive at least 30 minutes before kickoff to warm up. This is enough time to allow your child to settle into their environment and allow the coach to get your team organized.
 
What happens if I lose an item?
Lost and Found is in the uniform room/concessions stand.
 
Are there concessions?
Yes, they will be open for your convenience.
 
Where do parents sit?
For 8U and above - Parents, please sit on the opposite side of the field that the players are benched.
For 4U - 6U - parents can and are encouraged to sit around the field to assist with our New Ball Format. 
It is recommended that all spectators bring their own chairs for sitting as our limited numbers of benches are only available for players. 
 
When would my kid's team practice?
Practices times are chosen by the coaches in coordination with Macon Soccer Club. Teams will have one practice day and location that will be the same each week absent extraordinary circumstances. Since our coaches are volunteers, the practice day and time is chosen by the coach when he or she is available. If there is a serious schedule conflict, please let us know.
 
Are there any "End of Game Rituals"? 
Please Note that during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have suspended our typical game rituals.

Those rituals are:
5U & 6U  - parents will form two lines facing each other and raise their arms toward each other forming a tunnel that the players run through several times or until the parents lose blood supply to their arms.
8U and 10U - after lining up and giving the other team Mid-Five’s, we will have the parents line up on their sideline and the players will run together CLOCKWISE along the parents sideline and give them Mid-Fives.

12U, 14U, & 16U
- after lining up and giving the other team Mid-Five’s, they will return to their bench and coach.
 
What about if there is bad weather in the forecast?
We almost never close our complex because soccer can, and is often the most fun, in the rain (another reason we recommend black as opposed to white shorts). That being said, we do have a lightning sensor system and monitor inclement weather seriously. So, if it looks like we will be having a storm that will result in cancellation of practice or games, we will send a closure email as soon as practicable and also post a note on the website's main page. Since our system is not only send out a notice when the fields are closed, please follow the mantra of "When in doubt, come on out"
 
Where are the games played? 
All games will be played at Macon Soccer Club on Raley Road.

End of Season Medals:








8U GOLD, SILVER and PARTICIPATION. (Participation is for all the team not advancing to the Finals)
10U thru 16U GOLD and SILVER only
(Teams can provide own Trophies if they desire to do so)

What is your refund policy?
We understand that plans change and sometimes, for whatever reason, you may wish to withdraw from registration.  We will give a full refund up until the first day of season assessments.  There are no refunds after the first day of season assessments.
***For U5 & U6 full refunds will be given up to 2 weeks prior to season kick-off***

What is expected of spectators?
Our mission is to create an encouraging environment in which all players can grow, not just a soccer players, but people. Parents, your sideline behavior is essential to the maintenance of a positive environment. In short, its all about the players. So, we ask that all spectators please sit comfortably in your chair, relax smile and enjoy watching your child play. Let the coaches coach, the referees ref, and the players play. Your job is to be an encouraging fan! Cheer positive words to not only your child but for other parents children also. We ask our coaches to avoid negativity in their coaching style and we ask our parents to do the same. Confidence and creativity are essential parts of a well rounded soccer player and that is nurtured in a positive, relaxed atmosphere. Please do not let your non-smiling emotions "wind-up." Save the competitive cheering for the Falcons or Braves game.

Contact

MACON SOCCER CLUB

PO Box 26483 
Macon, Georgia 31221

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 478-471-6443

Contact Us

MACON SOCCER CLUB

PO Box 26483 
Macon, Georgia 31221

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 478-471-6443

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