Divisions are always determined after normal registration ends. Because of the variance in ages from year to year this is done to determine what works best for ALL registrants in the Troy Soccer League. However, typical age divisions are based on every two (2) years. In the past, Age Divisions have been U5, U6, U8, U10 U12 & U18. **IMPORTANT NOTE: Divisions Subject to Change Depending upon Registration Numbers
Like the divisions, this will be determined after normal registration ends. Previously, U5 & U 6 Divisions have been Co-Ed with U8, U10 & U12 Divisions being placed with their associated gender (meaning all-girl or all-boy teams). However, we have in the past had to create a Co-Ed Division due to lower registration numbers. We will wait to see the variance in ages/gender before determining what works best for ALL registrants in the Troy Soccer league.
Absolutely! As a matter of fact, this program is run with the intent and hopes to provide for any child who wants to play soccer. We have found that our program covers a wider age range than any of the surrounding communities.
There are several things a volunteer can do at Troy Soccer Club. We always need volunteers! Below are some of the areas where volunteers are needed: Field Day: Preparing Fields in August for practices and games & at the end of the season Picture Day: Help get teams assembled and ready for photographers Coaches Assistant: The Coach’s responsibility is to gather the team, set up practices, organize drills and other items. However, they need an assistant to support them when they may have a conflict or need more than one person to keep an eye on how each player is doing. The team overall performs better when there is an assistant to help the coach along. Division Coordinator: Help assign players to teams (younger divisions) & help coordinate drafts for older divisions. Board Member: The Board is comprised of volunteers as well and are a
This is not uncommon. As a matter of fact, this is more often the norm. Every year a handful of our parent-coaches have this concern, then end up loving the experience and come back for more the next year. A Coaches Clinic prior to pre-season practice is provided to help orientate each coach with our program and provide some pointers to guide you along your way. In addition, there are multiple resources on-line that you can check out (most of which are public/free) for easy to read and simple drills for all ages. Below are just a few to get you started: www.coachingsoccer101.com www.youtube.com www.illinoisyouthsoccer.org www.moyouthsoccer.org
You must be 12 years old before the date of the first scheduled game (this is usually a practice game) to become a referee. If you are under the age of 15 you WILL need a work permit. We also look for ADULT Referees for our older teams.
Any referee under 15 yrs of age will need an application with parent’s signature, a work permit, and W4/IL Withholding. Any referee 15 yrs and over will be treated as a contracted employee. All tax forms are provided by the Park Office. Please contact the Park Office at 667-6887 or visit them at 409 Collinsville Rd, Troy, IL.
First, you must obtain a letter of intent from the Park Office. Once you have obtained this letter of intent, If they are a student of TMS/THS, you can get the work permit from the school office. For other school districts, please ask the associated school. If they are home schooled, you will need to go to the County Seat. For Madison County, this is located in Edwardsville, IL
You will be contacted by your coordinator around the first week in July. If you are coaching an older division, you will then be requested to participate in a Draft. If you are coaching a U5, U6 or U8 division, your coordinator will assemble your team and then contact you with that information. Near the last week of July, you will be given a practice schedule. The practices are NOT MANDATORY, this is just to provide each team/coach a guaranteed time slot and practice field, but it’s up to each coach to determine when he/she can practice.
Each team is scheduled to play 12 games. The practices typically start mid-July and the playing season typically runs from the third (3rd ) week in August through the Second (2nd ) week in October. However, this may vary depending upon how the weather is during the season.
Typically, the games are 5:45pm to 8pm start times on Tuesday and Thursday nights and 9am to 11:30am start times on Saturdays. There are a couple of Saturdays, where the start times are different. This is to reduce congestion due to other activities that are also held in the park. Also note that the younger kids generally play first with the oldest divisions playing the latest set of games.
We will start contacting our volunteer coaches around the first of July. Please sit tight until you are contacted by your child’s coach in mid to late July. Our preseason practice schedule will begin around the last week of July; however, your child’s practice is solely determined by your coach. We ONLY provide a guaranteed time slot and practice field, but it’s up to each coach to determine when he/she can practice. Games begin around the Third (3rd) week of Aug. Your child will play either on a Tues or Thurs, then EVERY Saturday (except Labor Day weekend). Games are 5:45pm to 8pm start times on week nights and 9am to 11:30am (possibly 1pm) start times on Saturdays. Younger kids generally play first with the oldest playing last. Please also see our list of Important Dates.
Contact the Park Office: 410 Wickliffe St. Troy, Illinois 618-667-6887