The Spring Session runs from early April to the end of May. The Fall Session runs from early September to the end of October. Both sessions can be impacted by incliment weather conditions where games are cancelled and rescheduled.
Travel seasons tend to run a little differently (start earlier and end later) but these are the general timeframes of play.
For in-house soccer, each team gets 8 games per session.
Travel soccer is dependent upon the Age Group Coordinators (AGC) at PAWest that do all of the scheduling.
The cost per player for in-house program is $62 per session which does not include the uniform. The uniform is a reversible jersey ($19), purple socks ($8) and black shorts ($15). You will also need cleats, shin guards, and a size 3 soccer ball which you can usually get in a bundle from local retailers (i.e. Dick's). The club also sometimes has used stuff on hand for folks that need it (via the "trade in" program detailed below).
For information on cost of travel soccer, please reach out to our travel coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
For In-house Soccer, the games are on Saturday's usually in the morning or early afternoon at Larry Mills Community Park in Plum. Teams practice one night a week and the day/time is picked by the coach so you will find out what night after you are placed on a roster.
Travel Soccer games are generally on Sunday afternoons at various locations with teams practicing twice a week on coach's nights of choice.
Due to the fact that coaches choose the practice nights, we really cannot guarantee this won't happen. If you know ahead of time what night is bad for you, then you can send a request to the coordinator of your age group and request them to consider this as they build the rosters (still no guarantees). If you get on a team that practices the same night as another activity, it's possible to switch your team around post-rosters being distributed, but this is at coordinator's discretion and again, not guaranteed. In other words, we do our best to resolve conflicts. In a worst case scenario, Plum Area Soccer can refund your registration fee if there is no way to make it work out.
The official answer is, we don't take requests at Plum Area Soccer. However, the coordinators do try to accommodate reasonable requests when they make sense (via email). The last thing we want is a stacked team that just goes out there any destroys everyone else. But in cases where you need to carpool with a friend/neighbor, then that makes sense and we do our best to build rosters accordingly.
Registration is all done online at http://register.plumsoccer.org or by visiting our website at plumsoccer.org.
All registrations are done online and we accept PayPal only (which is free to everyone). If you have a special case where you cannot use PayPal, you can reach out to our registrar at email@example.com who can assist with a different form of payment.
Uniforms are available for purchase on our website at http://store.plumsoccer.org (uniforms section). Orders are placed online and then picked up at times designated by the club (usually announced via email). You can also visit our uniform table at the Parent Meeting to check out sizes and then place your order online later. If you place an order online and end up with the wrong size, you can always trade them in with the uniform coordinator for the correct size at any time.
We recognize that kids at this age are growing like crazy and therefore the club does a "trade-in" program for cleats (and sometimes other equipment) as a way to assist our members with this problem. If you have used but still usable cleats, drop them off at the shed for others to utilize rather then throwing them away. If you want to see if any "trade in" stuff is available in your size, stop by the shed and someone will point you to the area where the "trade-in" stuff is located.
The raffle tickets are a way of off-setting the cost of soccer. We hold a drawing at the end of each session and usually give away $250+ to 3 lucky winners! Selling the tickets is a completely voluntary thing. If you choose to sell raffle tickets, simply sell them for $1 each and have the recipient fill in the details on the ticket for you to turn in to your team parent (or the concession stand) by the designated date. Should you choose not to sell the tickets, why not fill them in for yourself and try to win some cash?!
We generally do apparel sales at the beginning of each session with the items being offered through our online store. Be on the lookout for emails and details on our website advertising the sales. You can also stop by the concession stand and see if they have anything in your size from previous sales.
We post field closures to Facebook, Twitter, and we send out a blast through our email alerts system which is the best way to stay in touch with what's happening at Plum Area Soccer. Sign-up for alerts today by visiting http://email.plumsoccer.org
The easiest and more effective way to find out this information is by logging in to our registration system, adding your child, and then checking what programs are available. Plum Area Soccer is affiliated with PAWest and US Youth Soccer therefore we follow their guidance on age groupings which is done by birth year.