Recreational Program FAQs

For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Michelle King, at vysoadmin@gmail.com.

REC Games (16)

No. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from all VYSO activities, at any location, including youth games, practices, scrimmages, camps and other youth events.

No.

No. Pets are not allowed. Service animals are always allowed; however, the animal cannot interfere with soccer games/practices or cause a safety issue for our players or referees. Emotional support animals are not allowed.

No. Parents/fans must sit on the side of the field opposite from their team. No one is allowed at the ends of the fields or near/behind the goals.

No. Players and coaches sit on one side of the field. Parents/fans must sit on the other side of the field directly across from their child’s team.

When games are cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen reason, we notify coaches and expect them to notify their players.

If REC games are cancelled due to weather, field conditions, or other reasons, the makeup or rescheduled game may be played on Saturdays, Sunday afternoons, and/or weeknights.

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, is allowed only in designated parking areas.

Most games will be played on Saturdays. In some divisions, or for makeup games, we could schedule games on Sunday afternoons or weeknights.

Games will be scheduled between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Spring 2022 Season: last games are Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Fall 2022 Season: last games are Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Spring 2022 Season: first games are Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Fall 2022 Season: first games are Saturday, September 24, 2022.

REC makeup games may be scheduled on another Saturday (team may end up playing more than one game that day), on a Sunday afternoon, or on a weeknight.

For the Fall 2022 season, the game schedules will be posted on the REC Game Days and Schedules page no later than Saturday, September 17, 2022.

No. Games are scheduled around field and referee availability.

No. Game times will vary week to week.

REC Multiple Children Playing (3)

No. There is no way for us to know when/where teams will practice.

No. Colors are assigned to teams after players have been placed on the teams.

Yes, provided that none of the siblings moves up more than one age level.

  • You can reference the Play Up Eligibility Chart to determine if the younger sibling(s) will be allowed to play up. If a younger player requests to play with an older player, it will be assumed that you understand the younger player will be moved up to play with the older player if the request is approved.
  • Both players must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by August 20. You must also submit the Special Request Form. Only ONE request may be submitted for each player. Click here for more information and to submit the Special Request Form.

REC Notification From Coach (2)

Most coaches will contact players and parents by email. Please make sure you have the correct email address entered in your GotSport account. Also make sure to check your spam or junk folder in your email.

Fall 2022 Season: Most teams will have a coach in place by Tuesday, September 6, 2022. The coaches will receive the team roster on that day and will begin to contact players.

  • For teams that do not have a coach by September 6, our board members will continue to look for coaches and ask parents to volunteer as the team’s head coach. The team roster will be given to the coach as soon as he/she successfully completes all requirements.
  • Coaches generally have three days to contact players after receiving the team roster. If you have not heard from your child’s coach, or a board member, by Friday, September 9, please send an email to info@vyso.org

REC Practices (7)

Starting with the Fall 2022 Season, the Board of Directors will accept this request from players that will be on a U08 or younger team. You can submit a request to have your child placed on a team that will hold practice on one (1) specific day. There is no guarantee that your request will be able to be honored. The request will be honored if:

  • there is space on a team that has a coach in place when teams are formed, and
  • the coach has submitted his/her anticipated practice day(s), and
  • the coach has an anticipated practice day that matches the request.

The days, times, and locations are up to each individual coach and he/she could change the practice days after your child has been assigned to the team.

Teams are generally allowed to hold one or two practices per week. At the very beginning of the season, before any games take place, teams may practice up to three times per week.

Your coach will notify you if he/she needs to cancel practice.

Each coach will decide when to hold practice for his/her team. Practices could be any day of the week. You will not find out when your child will practice until after he/she has been placed on a team and a coach is found.

Each coach will decide what time of day to hold practice. Practices will not be held during school hours. You will not find out what time your child will practice until after he/she has been placed on a team and a coach is found.

Fall 2022 Season: Practices may start as early as Wednesday, September 7, 2022. It will depend on how soon a coach is found for your child’s team. Each coach will decide when/where to hold practices and will contact all the players.

Each coach will decide where to hold practice for his/her team. You will not find out where your child will practice until after he/she has been placed on a team and a coach is found.

REC Registration (6)

Yes. A payment plan is available with online registration to break the registration fee into two monthly payments if using a credit or debit card. This must be set up by Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Email Michelle at vysoadmin@gmail.com if you are having difficulties making your payments or if a payment declines.

Yes, if the request is received prior to the deadline. Click here to read the Refund Policy and submit a refund request.

Documents accepted for Verification of Date of Birth:

  • Certified, government issued birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Alien registration card
  • Driver’s license or state ID card

Hospital birth certificates are NOT acceptable


  • Register Online
  • Pay Registration Fee
  • Submit Verification of the Child’s Date of Birth

Documents accepted for Verification of Date of Birth:

  • Certified, government issued birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Alien registration card
  • Driver’s license or state ID card

The last day to register on time for the Fall 2022 REC season is Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Starting Sunday, August 21, there will be a $25 late fee. Children that are registered late will only be accepted if there is an opening on a team.

Starting on Sunday, August 21, fees will be deducted from the refund as they are incurred. Click here to read the Refund Policy for more information.

REC Special Requests (10)

No. We do not accept such requests.

No. We do not accept such requests.

Yes, provided that none of the siblings moves up more than one age level.

  • You can reference the Play Up Eligibility Chart to determine if the younger sibling(s) will be allowed to play up. If a younger player requests to play with an older player, it will be assumed that you understand the younger player will be moved up to play with the older player if the request is approved.
  • Both players must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by August 20. You must also submit the Special Request Form. Only ONE request may be submitted for each player. Click here for more information and to submit the Special Request Form.

Yes. The player must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by August 20. You must also submit the Special Request Form. Only ONE request may be submitted for each player. Click here for more information and to submit the Special Request Form.

Starting with the Fall 2022 Season, the Board of Directors will accept this request from players that will be on a U08 or younger team. You can submit a request to have your child placed on a team that will hold practice on one (1) specific day. There is no guarantee that your request will be able to be honored. The request will be honored if:

  • there is space on a team that has a coach in place when teams are formed, and
  • the coach has submitted his/her anticipated practice day(s), and
  • the coach has an anticipated practice day that matches the request.

The days, times, and locations are up to each individual coach and he/she could change the practice days after your child has been assigned to the team.

The player must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by August 20. You must also submit the Special Request Form. Only ONE request may be submitted for each player. Click here for more information and to submit the Special Request Form.

Yes, provided that neither player moves up more than one age level.

Both players must submit the Special Request Form to request to play with each other.

  • You can reference the Play Up Eligibility Chart to determine if the younger player will be allowed to play up. If a younger player requests to play with an older player, it will be assumed that you understand the younger player will be moved up to play with the older player if the request is approved.
  • Both players must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by August 20. Both players must also submit the Special Request Form. Only ONE request may be submitted for each player. Click here for more information and to submit the Special Request Form.

Yes, provided that the player does not move up more than one age level.

Yes. The player must be registered, date of birth verified, and full payment received by August 20. You must also submit the Special Request Form. Only ONE request may be submitted for each player. Click here for more information and to submit the Special Request Form.

No. Boys are not allowed to play on a girls’ team.

No. We no longer accept such requests.

REC Uniforms and Equipment (8)

No. We do not accept such requests. Colors are randomly assigned to teams.

No. We do not accept such requests.

Nothing can be printed on the player’s uniform without permission of the VYSO Board of Directors or Executive Director.

He/she will need soccer cleats, shin guards, and a soccer ball.

You can reference the Age Chart on the Registration page to see what size soccer ball your child will need.

Most uniforms will be ready the week of the first game.

You will receive your child’s uniform from his/her coach. The coach will be notified when the team’s uniforms are ready.

Fall 2022 Season: Yes, he/she will receive a jersey, shorts, and socks. This is included in the registration fee.

Riverside Soccer Complex (6)

No. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited from all VYSO activities, at any location, including youth games, practices, scrimmages, camps and other youth events.

No.

No. Pets are not allowed. Service animals are always allowed; however, the animal cannot interfere with soccer games/practices or cause a safety issue for our players or referees. Emotional support animals are not allowed.

No. Parents/fans must sit on the side of the field opposite from their team. No one is allowed at the ends of the fields or near/behind the goals.

No. Players and coaches sit on one side of the field. Parents/fans must sit on the other side of the field directly across from their child’s team.

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices, is allowed only in designated parking areas.

Weather (6)

When games are cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen reason, we notify coaches via email, or other communication tools, and expect them to notify their players. We also post messages on our website and Facebook pages.

When games are cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen reason, we notify coaches and expect them to notify their players.

If REC games are cancelled due to weather, field conditions, or other reasons, the makeup or rescheduled game may be played on Saturdays, Sunday afternoons, and/or weeknights.

Yes. Games will be played in cold weather unless it becomes a safety issue for the players and/or referees.

Yes. Games will be played in hot weather unless it becomes a safety issue for the players and/or referees.

Yes. Games will be played in the rain unless it becomes a safety issue for the players and/or referees.

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