STRIKERS SOCCER CLUB
The purpose of the Scott County Soccer Club is to promote the growth and appreciation for the game of soccer through providing opportunities for the youth of Scott County to play and learn the game of soccer and develop skills as soccer players. We will strive to provide guidance and instruction in an organized structure to ensure safe, enjoyable, and fair competition while learning the value of sportsmanship.
The Scott County Soccer Club is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The club was formed in the spring of 2005 by a group of parents and coaches who sought to further advance the opportunities for Scott County youth and those in nearby communities to play and understand the game of soccer at a competitive level. We strive to provide guidance and instruction in an organized structure to ensure safe, enjoyable and fair competition while learning the value of sportsmanship consistent with the bylaws, policies and procedures of IYSA and USYSA.
The Scott County Soccer Club is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for the Spring 2017 Season. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship the player must be enrolled in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program at school. However, if you have special circumstances that prevent you from being able to pay for registration you may still apply. Online registration is not yet available for scholarship application. Follow the direction below to apply.
To Apply: Print and completely fill out the Registration Form. Be sure to complete the Scholarship Opportunity section on the registration form to apply for the scholarship. Check one of the two boxes in the Scholarship section of the form. If you check the Other Special Circumstances (attach explanation) box you will need to provide an additional note explaining why you need the scholarship. The soccer club board of directors will consider all request and grant as many as possible. When the form is complete, mail it to the address on the form. The form must be received Post Marked no later than April 1st, 2017 to be considered.
U8 (Ages 6-7)
Number on field-
5v5 (4 + goalkeeper) Goalkeeper- goalkeeper change at quarter
Duration-4, 10 min. quarters
Use throw-ins Off-sides- not called
U10 (Ages 8-9)
Number on field-
6v6 (5 + goalkeeper) Duration- 25 min. halves except at Clark County (4, 12 min. quarters
Off-sides- at discretion of coaches
U12 (Ages 10-11)
Number on field- 8v8 (7 + goalkeeper) Duration- 30 min. halves
U15 (Ages 12-15)
Number on field- 11v11 (10 + goal- keeper) Duration- 35 min. halves
U19 (Ages 16-19)
Number on field- 11v11 (10 + goal- keeper) Duration- 45 min. halves
We use the Gotsoccer site to conduct our club registration. This is the site that we register our teams with the state. Therefore, if you have played soccer with our club in the past, your player’s profile already exists in Gotsoccer. If you have not played before, you will have the opportunity to register your child as a new player.
Click on the link below to be taken to our online registration form. It is important that you only create a new account if you have not been previously registered with the club so you don’t create a duplicate account. Instructions for each Step is illustrated below. Once you have decided which step is right for you, Click on the link below to go to the registration Page and begin.
If you have an issue with, or a circumstance preventing you from registering online, you can print the registration form and mail it to the address on the form. The form must be received with the fee of $40.00 post marked by February 20th, 2017 in order to guarantee a place on a team. Registrations will not be accepted late. Click here for the Registration Form. If you are mailing or giving a paper registration to someone in the club, please email the club at email@example.com in order to let us know you are registering by mail.
a player in an offside position is only penal- ized if, at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee in- volved in active play by: interfering with the play; interfering with an opponent; or gaining an advan- tage by being in that position. An offside call is desig- nated by the side-line referee when he raises his flag straight up .
the referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team to be taken where the infringement occurred.
There are no offside calls on throw ins.
both feet must remain in contact with the ground. The ball must be thrown with both hands behind and over the player’s head.
Out of bounds-
the ball must be completely past the outside line. A ball on the line is fair play.
a player receiving a yellow card is on warning.
Direct free kick- this is taken from where the offense occurred. May be called by the referee if a player:
• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
• trips or attempts to trip an opponent
• jumps at an opponent
• charges an oppponent
• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent pushes an opponent
• makes contact with the opponent instead of the ball (going for the opponent and not the ball)
• holds an opponent
• spits on an opponent
• handles the ball deliberately (handball)
A goal is scored if the player kicks it into the opponent’s goal.
a player receiving a red card is removed from the game and will also not be allowed to play in the next scheduled game.
awarded when the whole ball, last touched by the attacking team, passes over the goal line and goal is not scored. May be taken by the goalie or another player.
Indirect Free Kick
awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area, commits any of these offenses:
• takes more than 6 seconds while controlling the ball to release it from his possession
• touches the ball again after it has been released and not touched by another player
• touches the ball with his hands after it has been kicked to him by a teammate
• touches the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a throw-in taken by a teammate
Indirect free kicks can also be awarded to the opposing team if a player in the opinion of the referee:
• plays in a dangerous manner
• impedes the progress of an opponent
• prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands
A goal can only be scored if it is first touched by another player before it enters the goal.
is awarded if any of the above offenses are committed by a player inside his own penalty area. The goalie remains in the goal box. Other players are behind the penalty arc. The kicker gets one shot on goal to score.
this will happen at the start of the game; after a goal has been scored; at the start of the second half (teams switch field direction then). A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off.
The ball is in play when it is kicked forward. It must cross the center line. It may not be retouched by the kicker until it is touched by a second player. If it is, an indirect kick will be awarded to the other team.
A kick-off is retaken for other infringements.
awarded when the whole ball, last touched by the defending team, passes over the goal line. Ball is placed in corner arc at nearest corner flagpost. Opponents must remain 10 yards from the corner arc until the ball is in play.
the whole ball must pass over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar.
A player is offside if he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent. A player is not offside if he is in his own half of the field of play; if he is level with the second last opponent; or if he is level with the last two oppo- nents.
PARENTS/NEED TO KNOW
A Parent’s Job
Kids play soccer because it is FUN. Be sure to make it FUN for them.
• Cheer- your child, the whole team and good plays of the other team
• Relax and let them play- This isn’t the World Cup. Kids play because they love it. Don’t kill their enthusiasm.
• Show respect to the coaches and referees. Remember your child is watching.
• No sideline coaching- this confuses and distracts the player. They have a coach; you are the parent.
• Stress good sportsmanship. The best way to do this is to have good sportsman- ship yourself. Do not criticize the coach, referees, or other teams or players in front of your child. A positive learning environ- ment is best for all involved. Remember kids want to have FUN.
Referees are people too! In most cases they are kids who have been playing soccer all their lives. All referees hold United States Soccer Federation licenses that must be renewed through a class each year. They are also up to date on IYSA soccer rules, some of which change yearly. In other words, they know more about the game than the parents on the sidelines.
Do not yell calls from the sidelines. This frustrates the referee and confuses the players. (Remember you can always take the 20 hour referee class if you really want to referee a game.)
Working with coaches
All coaches are volunteers with coaching experience. If you want to coach please contact the SC2 board to find out how to become one. Follow these suggestions to make your year enjoyable for you and your player.
• Let the coaches coach
• Ask the coaching philosophy, team
rules and guidelines
• When to ask questions -Don’t ask
questions during a game. Don’t ask question in front of a small group that you wouldn’t want asked of you.
• Ask the coach how you can help, during practice and games –Get involved
• Be supportive -Always role model positive behavior, support the program.
Do not yell at the referee. (No Bobby Knights allowed here.)
Avoid criticism which causes referees to quit rather than become better. Many referees quit due to being yelled at by parents.
Thank the referee after the game. (It’s a hard job, and remember you probably wouldn’t want to do it, but without them your child wouldn’t have had a game.) United States Soccer Federation licenses that must be renewed through a class each year. They are also up to date on IYSA soccer rules, some of which change yearly. In other words, they know more about the game than the parents on the sidelines.
WHAT TO WEAR
All players must wear shin guards covered by black socks, black shorts without pockets, shirt provided by club. Cleats are required. Toe cleats, such as those found on baseball cleats are not allowed. Jerseys must be tucked in. No jewelry or hairclips may be worn.
Our colors are purple, black, and white. Show your pride by wear- ing SC2 shirts or a club color. Orders are taken periodically. Ask a coach or team parent.
Where to sit
By IYSA rules, parents must remain on the other side of the field from the team.
What to bring
Bring a chair.
It’s wise to keep an umbrella and a blanket handy. We play in rain, snow, and the blazing sun.
Make sure your player has water at all practices and at games.
How to get there
Directions to all away games can be found at: www.sc2soccer.org. Games will be played against Salem, Clark County, Floyd County, and Harrison County.
All U8 games will be at Clark County.
Game schedules are also at the website and may change frequently. Check the website for the most up to date listing. Mark it as a favorite.