Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When are the meetings?
Q: Who can attend?
A: The second Thursday of every month.
A: Any parent who has a child registered with the Schererville Soccer Club.
Q: When are Spring practices?
A: Check our HOME PAGE for the Practice Dates. In addition to the HOME PAGE information, all registered members will receive emails about important dates/times also. Practices begin 2 weeks before the first game, weather permitting. Practice is held twice a week in the evening between 4-7:45pm (the last practice ends at 7:45pm). The exact weekdays and times for each player will be determined as the teams are created and assigned by the coaches. This is typically completed no later than two weeks prior to the season start. Practices are 45min long.
Q: When are the games?
A: Check our HOME PAGE for the Game Dates. In addition to the HOME PAGE information, all registered members will receive emails about important dates/times also. In-House(outdoor). Games are held on Saturdays throughout the season for all in-house(outdoor) games. The times for the games will also be determined when teams are being created and the information will be passed on to the players/family typically a few weeks before the season start.
Q. What size ball does my child need?
A: Size 3-for ages 8 and under
Size 4-for ages 8-12
Size 5-for ages 12 and older, including all adult play
Q: What gear does my child need?
A: The Spring In-House registration fee only includes a jersey. The player is responsible for a ball, soccer cleats, soccer socks, shin guards and dark shorts.
Q: When does the Spring/Fall Season start and end?
A: Season Dates are listed on the HOME PAGE.
*NOTE: Because the Spring/Fall seasons are played outdoors, we may need to change the Season Start/End or Special event dates due to the weather.
Q: Where are practices and games held?
A: In-House (Outdoor)
U6-U10 Practice-Stephan Park / Games-Stephen Park
U12 Practice-Stephen Park / Games-Stephen Park and Dyer-Central Park
U14 Practice-Gates St.John/ Games-Rohrman Park
U18 Practice-Plum Creek / Games-Plum Creek Park
U8-U10 Stephen Park
U12 Stephen Park
U14 Gate of St. John.
Stephen Park (7600 Lincolnwood Ave., Schererville, Indiana
) *DO NOT USE CHURCH PARKING LOT*
Rohrman Park (6750 Rohrman Road, Crown Point, Indiana
Plum Creek Park (300 Plum Creek Drive, Schererville, Indiana
Gates of St. John ( between Joliet -101st. and 109th ave., Saint John, Indiana)
Dyer-Central Park (just South of E. 213th St. on East side of Calumet Ave)
Q: Is my child old enough for Outdoor Soccer?
A: Please check the Birthdate Grid by clicking here.
Q: Is my child old enough for Travel Soccer?
A: Please check the Birthdate Grid by clicking here.
Q: How much is the Spring Outdoor Registration fee?
A: Spring Registration fee is $85.00.
Q: What does the Spring Outdoor Registration fee include?
A: Spring Registration fee includes a team jersey only. The players’ parents will be responsible for all other gear (soccer shorts, socks, shin guards, shoes and ball) *Note: soccer cleats do not have a cleat under the front of the shoe by the toes. Ball size for your child can be found further up in the Practices/Games area.
Q: How much is the Fall Outdoor Registration fee?
A: Fall Outdoor Registration fee is $95.00.
Q: What does the Fall Outdoor Registration fee include?
A: Fall Outdoor Registration fee includes a Team Jersey, Soccer Shorts and Socks. Players will still need to purchase Shin Guards, Shoes and a Ball) *Note: Soccer Cleats do not have a cleat under the front of the shoe by the toes. Ball size for your child can be found further up in the Practices/Games area.
Q: How much is the Travel Registration fee?
A: Travel Registration fee is $105.00 wo/UNIFORM, $156.00 w/UNIFORM
Q: Can I register if I don't live in Schererville?
A: Anyone can register. The Schererville Soccer Club does not have any residency restrictions or out-of-district fees.
Q: I have a Special Request. Where do I notify the club about it?
A: When registering your child for soccer you will see a white box on the last page asking about Special Requests. Here you can indicate that you would prefer certain practice times/days, coaches, playing on the same team as a friend, etc. We will make every attempt possible to accommodate your request, but we cannot guarantee that it can be done.
Q: I missed the registration deadline, can you make an exception?
A: We want all kids to be able to play soccer, but we have to work on a tight schedule. Teams must be created, Rosters built, Practices scheduled, Games scheduled AND Uniforms have a long lead time so they must be ordered weeks before a season begins. Any addition after the Teams are built requires moving players to balance teams and delays the ordering of jerseys. Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Moms must also be found. We are a club of Volunteers and we are always in need of Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and Team Moms. Without enough Volunteers some teams would be overfilled and then the playing time per child would need to be reduced so that each child would get a turn playing in a game.
Q: I made a Special Request. Why wasn't I accommodated?
A: We try to accommodate all requests for placing siblings together, putting friends together for car-pooling reasons, scheduling practices at a certain time to fit with work or school schedules, but we are limited to the number of special requests that can be met.
We have between 500-700 kids per season with Special Requests from over 75% of them. We simply cannot accommodate all of them.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: The last day for 2014 Fall Season refunds is 7/18/14. After that time, a credit for a future registration may be given on a case by case basis. All refunds requested during the refund period will be less a $10 processing fee. No exceptions.
Q: The site says there are no available programs for my child - what do I do now?
This means that registration has closed or that your son/daughter is not eligible to participate based on birth date or gender requirements set by the organization.
This will also happen if your cart has a program in it from a previous attempt. You can look at your account page and check the Cart to see if there are any items in it. (see image)
Sometimes this will happen if the child's birth date is set incorrectly. You can check this by going to your account screen by clicking on My Account
and then clicking on Edit Player Info
next to your child's name. (See "How can I edit any of my account or participant information?")