Where are the games played?
Games are played at Pearl Park in south Minneapolis.
What do the players need?
All players should have their soccer ball clearly marked with their name, a water bottle, shin guards, and outdoor shoes or cleats.
How long is the season?
The season starts with a Kick-Off Camp on June 1, games are played June 3 - July 25
If games are cancelled due to weather are there make-up games?
No, there are no make-up games.
What is the weather policy?
MU follows MYSA policy regarding weather. Games will be cancelled if:
1. Lightning or extreme weather is present
2. Extreme heat (see below)
3. Fields are too wet due to heavy rainfall (as determined by Minneapolis Parks and Rec)
Heat Index Recommendations:
Up to 89°--Normal play
90°-99°--Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by five minutes.
100° - 105°--Mandatory two-minute water breaks per half with running time. Each half shortened by ten minutes.
If lightning is within five miles, with or without hearing thunder, the game(s) or practice(s) should be suspended and shelter sought.
Are teams mixed gender and ages?
Only U5 "High Fivers" are coed. For U6-U12 boys and girls play on separate teams. Age groups that play together are u6-u7, u8-u9, u10-u11, and u12, u13 and u14.
What does the "U" mean in playing ages
The designation for say "u9" is really an abbreviation for "Nine and Under", not "Under Nine". It comes from the MYSA playing designations for Traveling soccer; and since players can "play up" an age group but not down — they must be no older than the designation playing age for the summer regular season league, which ends at the end of July.
We use those designations for our Rec soccer program so as to make easier any transition a player may do to Traveling soccer.
What day are the games played?
U5 'High Fivers" (co-ed) play on Fridays.
Each u6-u14 team plays two games per week. Girls play Mon/Wed and Boys Tues/Thurs.
What times are the games played?
U5 co-ed plays either at 5:00, 6:00 or 7:00PM
The time schedule for u6-u14 is:
- 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00 PM. Game times for each age group will be out in May.
How many players are on the field?
U6-U7's play 3 v 3 in quick, small sided games with 1/2 hour of practice. U8-U14 play 6 v 6
How big is the field?
The 8-14 age teams play on fields that are approximately ½ the size of a regulation soccer field. The 6-7 age teams play on ¼ size fields.
Can I request to play with a friend?
Yes, there is a place to put ONE request during registration. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted though every attempt will be made.
Do I get a uniform?
U5 gets a newly designed MU t-shirt.
Each u6-u14 player gets a full uniform (jersey, shorts and socks). You do not need to select uniform sizes during registration. Uniforms are issued at the Kick-Off Camp. Shin guards and cleats are not provided, but are recommended, especially for the U8-U14 players.
Do you use paid referees?
Yes. u8-u14 age games are officiated by paid referees. u6-u7 are led by the coaches.
When and What is the Kick-Off Camp?
The Kick-Off Camp is Sat., June 1 at Pearl Park. Please arrive promptly at your starting time so players can meet their coach and team members and receive their uniform. Immediately following will be a free Rec. Clinic led by MU's professional trainers. The schedule for the day is:
Girls: All ages from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Boys: All ages from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
*Uniforms are issued at the Kick-Off Camp. All players need to bring a soccer ball, filled water bottle, shin guards, and cleats (or tennis shoes). Sunscreen is also recommended.
What about practices?
It is up to the coaches, managers and parents of each team to decide if and when there will be extra practices. Each team is different.
How much does it cost?
The fee for each age group is:
- u5 (8 Friday nights) $80
- u6-u7 $115
- u8-u14 $125
A GREAT DEAL FOR 15 GAMES!
What is the registration deadline?
The registration deadline is May 1, 2013. Online registration is highly recommended. Late registrations are charged an extra $35 starting May 2 and are only accepted if space is available. All cancelled registrations will be charged a $35 fee . The day your payment is received is your registration date so if you register by mail in check make sure to send your check ASAP. Acceptance of registration is not a guarantee that the child will get on a team. When age groups fill up names of registered players will be placed on a wait list. If you are not able to register because the age group is full you can send an email to: email@example.com to be placed on the waitlist.
Who Can I Email With Questions?
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email will be answered as soon as possible. For the mail in check option send check to: 4214 Pillsbury Ave. So., Mpls, MN 55409