NUCS Coach’s FAQ

REGISTRATION

 

Q: Where do I get the registration documents?

 

A: Here are the NUCS AA League Competition Registration documents.

A: Here are the NUCS State Competition Registration documents.

 

TRYOUTS

 

Q: How do the tryouts work for AA or league competition?

 

A: Each age group is run through a series of drills, while coaches who need additional players OR who are starting a team, watch and evaluate the players. At the end of the tryout for each age group, a random drawing is performed by the coaches for draft order, and a draft style process is used for the coaches to select the players. Realize that some coach’s may need only a few players while other may need a whole team. Coach's are instructed to contact the players whom they want within 3 days. If your child comes to tryouts, we will continue to try and place them on a team through the summer. However if you are not contacted within a week please register for the challenger program. If we find a team for you later in the summer, your monies will be transferred from one program to the other.

 

Q: When and where are the try-outs for the AA progarm?

 

A: This year the try-outs will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, May 15th and 16th ( the date is based on age). They will be at Lone Peak Park, which is the fields just north of the Lone Peak High School Seminary building.

 

Wed. May 15th

U-12 boys and girls 5:00-6:00 pm

U-11 boys and girls 6:00 - 7:00 pm

U9 Boys 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Thur. May 16th

U10 boys and U9/U10girls 5:00 - 6:00 pm

U13 boys and girls 6:00 - 7:00 pm

U14 boys and girls 7:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Players should come prepared to play soccer in cleats and wearing shinguards and bring their own ball and water bottle. Pre-Registration is required.

 

Q: My child is already on a AA team, should s(he) go to tryouts?

 

A: Please, No. If they go to tryouts they can be picked up by another team, and this causes problems.I want to coach an AA team, what do I do?

 

Q: I Coach a Challenger team and we are going to switch to AA, what do I do?

 

A: Make sure you commit to your players and parents what your plan is. Remind your players NOT to go to tryouts. You may need more players:

 

U9 boys play 6v6 (roster about 9 or 10)

U10 boys play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U11 boys play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U12 and up play 11v11 (roster between 14 to 18)

 

U9 girls play with the U10 girls so they play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U10 girls play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U11 girls play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U12 and up play 11v11 (roster between 14 to 18)

 

There are several different ways you can get additional players:

  • Talk to the players on your team and ask if they know friends or players at school.

  • Attend some challenger games and talk to the parents of players you think would work well on your team.

  • Register and attend tryouts in mid-May.

 

Contact the league registrar (registration@northutahcountysoccer.com) by the end of May. You will get all the current information on how to register your team and what is needed to register your team. Generally, you will need a birth certificate and a digital picture for each player.

 

Q: I want to start a AA team, what do I do?

 

A: Get players.

 

U9 boys play 6v6 (roster about 9 or 10)

U10 boys play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U11 boys play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U12 and up play 11v11 (roster between 14 to 18)

 

U9 girls play with the U10 girls so they play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U10 girls play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U11 girls play 8v8 (roster about 11 or 12)

U12 and up play 11v11 (roster between 14 to 18)

 

There are several different ways you can get additional players:

  • Talk to the players on your team and ask if they know friends or players at school. 

  • Attend some challenger games and talk to the parents of players you think would work well on your team. 

  • Register and attend tryouts in mid-May. 

 

State Competition Program

 

We have a different approach to State Competition Teams than the rest of the state. We allow teams some independence. In the past we did not for our name but because of confusion about who NUCS teams are we are starting a new change for the Fall 2013/ Spring 2014 season. Teams will need to preface their team name with NUCS. So, for example, a team named "Titans" will need to call themselves NUCS Titans. NUCS state competition will have access to all of our training equipment, coach training, and trainers but will not be required to use them. This openness, allows for teams to do what they want to do, do what is best for their players, and keeps costs down. Basically we act as an umbrella, allowing other teams and clubs to be under it. So, we have teams in nearly every age group and for each gender.

 

Q: I have an AA team. Why should I participate in state competition?

 

A: If your AA team, is not losing, or is dominating all or most of their games. You might want to consider state competition, where there is a broader amount of competition. Although the travel is increased and the flexibility with scheduling is reduced.

 

Q: I have a AA team. We are considering playing state competition. What should I know?

 

A: Registration is very similar to AA. You will contact Alisa Christensen. She will give you the required information. The prices are below. Please contact Alisa by the end of May, as your team needs to be registered BY June 15th. Not ON June 15th.

 

You may choose your own team name. Simply begin it with "NUCS"

 

Referees are used from the same pool of referees. The same people assign those referees.

 

In late July or early august, your team will go through an alignment process. A representative from our region will meet with other representatives and place your team in a division based(mostly) on the previous years results. This is called the alignment meeting. The amount of divisions and how many teams are in each division are based on how many teams register.

 

For example, here is a simplified version of how your team would be placed. Let’s say, 70 teams register for state competition in the U12 boys age group. If it is decided that 10 teams are in each division, 70 is divided by 10. There are now 7 divisions. The first 1 or 2 are named premier. The next divisions are numbers 1 – xxx. So, in this example, there would be:

 

U12 boys Premier 1

U12 Boys Premier 2

U12 Boys Division 1

U12 Boys Division 2

U12 Boys Division 3

U12 Boys Division 4

U12 Boys Division 5

 

You will talk to our representative before the alignment meeting. If your team did not participate the previous year, you will tell him information about your team and where your team fits in with comparable teams based on summer tournaments or any other information available. He will then make the best decision and efforts to place you in a division with teams of equitable abilities.

 

As a general rule, teams that participated the previous year or season, and who have at least 9 returning players, will move up or down divisions based on how they did the previous season. For example, if your team was in U11 Boys division 3 in the spring 2013 season, and you were one of the top 2 teams in your division, you will be moved to U12 Boys division 2 in the fall 2014 season. Or, if your teams was in U11 Boys division 4 in the spring 2012 season, and you were one of the bottom 2 teams in your division, you will be moved to U12 boys division 5 in the fall 2013 season.

 

It is my personal opinion and experience. That a top AA team, will do well in division 2 or 3 of state divisions. However, that doesn't mean you will be put there when you first start. You may need to work your way up, season by season.

 

Dates

 

Q: When are the deadlines to turn in AA and State Competition teams to the league registrar(registration@northutahcountysoccer.com)

 

A: June 15Q: When does the season start?A: AA, the saturday after Alpine School District starts school. State Competion, usually the 3rd week of August.

 

Q: When is the deadline to add players to a team I already submitted to the league registrar?

 

A: Anytime up to the end of the season.

 

AA Coach

 

Q: What is the cost per AA player?

 

A: Each coach is asked to keep the MANDATORY cost (includes the league fee) to under $250.00

 

Each player is accessed a league fee of $135.00. This covers:

  • Association membership

  • Field use fees

  • 1 ball per player

  • Referee fees for fall and spring season

  • Spring season tournament fees

  • Trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams in the spring tournament

  • Field painting and maintenance

  • Field equipment such as nets

  • Basic training equipment such as cones

  • Coach’s access to EVERY coaching DVD that has been produced

  • Referee Assigning

  • NUCS sponsoring yearly E and D Licenses

  • NUCS sponsoring yearly referee Entry courses and recertification

  • One $135.00 waiver for each coach

  • Insurance

  • Registration Fees

  • Field assignment for games

  • Game rescheduling

  • Access to NUCS Trainers for very affordable rates

  • Coach training monthly

 

Q: What additional costs will a AA coach need to assess each player:

 

A:

  1. Uniform. This is the coach’s choice. However, A full professional uniform with two jersey’s is available through our league suppliers for less than $35.00. Contact www.protimesports.com and ask for NUCS pricing.

  2. Training Gear. Such as Pugg goals.

  3. Determine how many training sessions you will want a trainer to come. Multiply ( number of sessions X $50.00) / # of players on team) to determine how much to access players for training.

 

Q: What additional cost might a AA coach possibly assess each player:

 

A:

  1. Summer Tournament fees ( not the spring end of season tournament)

  2. Indoor soccer fees during the winter

  3. Training fees ( NOTE: during the summer professional trainers are provided by the league at an enormous discount)

 

AAA State Competition Coach

 

Q: How can I let players know about my tryouts?

 

A: Send your tryout info, what age group your team will be, your team name and any other information help parents and players understand your team to president@northutahcountysoccer.com and it will be posted. The early it is give to me, the longer it is there for people to see.

 

Q: What is the cost per state competition player for a full season U9-U14?

 

During registration, each player is accessed a league fee of $135.00. This covers:

 

  • Field use fees

  • Referee fees for fall and spring season

  • Field painting and maintenance

  • Field equipment such as nets

  • Coach’s access to EVERY coaching DVD that has been produced

  • Referee Assigning

  • NUCS sponsoring yearly E and D Licenses

  • NUCS sponsoring yearly referee entry courses and recertification

  • Insurance

  • Registration fees

  • Field assignment for games

  • Game rescheduling

  • Access to NUCS Trainers for very affordable rates

  • Coach training monthly

 

During registration, each state competition player is accessed the following state fees:

  1. $11.00 Association fee

  2. $42.00 Competition fee

 

Q: What additional costs will a coach need to assess a state competition player:

 

A:

  1. Uniform. This is the coach’s choice. However, A full professional uniform with two jerseys’s is available through our league suppliers for less than $35.00. Contact www.protimesports.com and ask for NUCS pricing.

  2. Player balls

  3. Game balls

  4. Training Gear. Such as Pugg goals.

 

Q: What additional cost might a state competition coach possibly assess each player:

 

A:

  1. Tournament fees

  2. Indoor soccer fees during the winter

  3. Training Fees: Determine how many training sessions you will want a trainer to come. Multiply ( number of sessions X $50.00) / # of players on team) to determine how much to access players for training.

 

Q: What is the cost per state competition player for a half season U15-U18?

 

A: During registration, each player is accessed a league fee of $118.00. This covers:

 

Field use fees

Referee fees for fall and spring season

Field painting and maintenance

Field equipment such as nets

Coach’s access to EVERY coaching DVD that has been produced

Referee Assigning

NUCS sponsoring yearly E and D Licenses

NUCS sponsoring yearly referee

Entry courses and recertification

Insurance

Registration fees

Field assignment for games

Game rescheduling

 

During registration, each state competition player is accessed the following state fees:$11.00 Association fee$21.00 Competition fee

 

Q: What additional costs will a coach need to assess a state competition player for a half season U15-U18?:A: Uniform. This is the coach’s choice. However, A full professional uniform with two jerseys’s is available through our league suppliers for less than $35.00. Contact www.protimesports.com and ask for NUCS pricing.Player ballsGame ballsTraining Gear. Such as Pugg goals.

 

Q: What additional cost might a state competition coach possibly assess each player:

 

A:

  1. Tournament fees

  2. Indoor soccer fees during the winter

  3. Training Fees: Determine how many training sessions you will want a trainer to come. Multiply ( number of sessions X $50.00) / # of players on team) to determine how much to access players for training.

 

 

 

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