How do I register my child for soccer?
Simple! Click the link and follow the instructions to register: Registration Links
How many children are on a team?
U5-8 is 4 on the field plus subs
U9-10 is 6 on the field plus subs
U11-12 is 8 on the field plus subs
U13+ is 11 on the field plus subs
When do we have games?
Saturdays during soccer season. Tournaments will often be on both the Saturday and Sunday.
What time are the games?
Games are scheduled between 8:00am and usually no later than 4:00pm.
Where are the games?
Home games are at Maitland Soccer Club home fields. Your team will be designated one of these fields as their home field, usually Maitland Quad/Maitland Middle School, Lake Sybelia Elementary School, or Lake Destiny Fields.
Away Games are scheduled within the Greater Central Florida (GCF) league clubs that cover the greater Orlando area.
Does Maitland Soccer Club have a Grievance Process?
For on-field issues, the first port of call is the team manager and coach of the team. If an issue is not resolved to either person’s satisfaction then it can be raised with the Technical Director. The final step is to raise the issue with the Executive Director who will have the final ruling or decision on the grievance.
For off-field issues / program information parents should go to the Team Managers who have been informed regarding upcoming programs.
If you cannot get your question answered then please reach out to the Program Director or our Technical Director.
Where can I get a copy of the game schedule?
Select Boys/Girls, Age group, and Division. Search for your team’s name, click on the name and it pulls up your team’s schedule.
When does the schedule come out?
GCF posts the schedule approximately 4-7 days prior to the start of the season.
Why are there gaps in the schedule?
GCF schedules who plays who, and then each club schedules their own home games, so you are waiting on that club to finish the schedule. Keep in contact with your coach and they will let you know as soon as those gaps are filled.
When is the soccer season?
In Central Florida, our spring soccer season is March to May, and Fall is September to October – give or take a week. There is often a break in the schedule for holidays such as Easter, Columbus day. There are usually 8 games in each season. There is one additional Saturday at the end of the season allocated for a rain out day.
Practices will go from August to November in the Fall and January to May in the Spring. Depending on the level and age of the team there will be tournaments to participate in. These tournaments will be known at the beginning of the season.
What do we bring to the games?
Wear your uniform and bring you alternate jersey – “wear blue, bring white,” shin guards, soccer cleats, water bottle and a ball. The referees will not allow you to play without the appropriate uniform and safety equipment.
What do we bring to practice?
Maitland SC practice uniforms are to be worn. You must have shin guards and soccer cleats for practice. This is a safety requirement. It is important to have soccer cleats, not football or softball/baseball cleats. Bring a large water bottle and a ball. In 2015/16 players will be given an adidas ball as part of their registration fee and they will bring it to every practice.
Where do I get the uniforms?
From May 2015, uniforms will be purchased from WeGotSoccer.com. This information will be passed to you as part of your registration packet. The home uniform will be a generic adidas uniform and the away uniform will be the official FC Bayern Munich away jersey.
Where do I find the shin guards, cleats, etc.?
Sporting good stores like Sports Authority, or specialty stores like Soccer City in Longwood (1155 W SR 434). Or you can find items online at Amazon, adidas, etc.
When do we practice?
Again depends on the level. Competitive teams will practice 2x per week, 1.5 hours. Premier teams will practice 2x per week with the Head Coach and 1x per week with our SAQ specialist. Your coach will confirm practice days, times and locations with you.
What if my child has never played before?
MSC will try to find the best team fit for your child, so they are playing with children of similar abilities. MSC are extending the Rec soccer, in-house program to include U9 - U12 age groups if your child is not ready to jump straight into competitive soccer.
How do we pick player numbers?
If you are joining an existing team, ask the coach what numbers are already taken.
Do we have tryouts and when are they?
Tryouts happen 1 x per year, for 2016 it will be the week of May 25 (GPS Orlando tryouts are the week of May 18; GPS Orlando is the highest level within our soccer pyramid). All players in the club participate in tryouts as do new players to the club. We encourage players to commit to their team for the soccer year, which goes from August to May.
What playing levels are there in the club?
At U9 & U10 there is 1 level: Competitive. At U11 there is 2 levels: Competitive & Premier. At U12 through U18 there are 3 levels: GPS Orlando (elite level); Premier; and Competitive.
What happens at tryouts?
Come to the assigned field and tryout. Players will go through a practice session with the coaches. Once the coach lets you know you have been selected, you will pay your registration/deposit at the field to secure your spot. Once the registration deadline passes, your spot will be released to the next player if the registration /deposit is not paid.
Are the coaches professionals?
Yes, all coaches at the U9 and up age groups are paid. Check out their bios on the MSC website! http://www.maitlandsoccer.com/Default.aspx?tabid=596856