Frequently Asked Questions
o When will parents hear which team their child is playing on?
Coaches will contact their teams the week prior to practices beginning.
o I made a request for a Team and it was not granted, why?
There are more than 1000 players that register for Recreation and Micro. WCWAA tries to accommodate as many requests as we can, but we cannot guarantee that they will be met. Please note, not getting your request is not grounds for a refund. We apologize up front if we cannot accommodate your request.
o Why was I not placed with the same Coach as last season?
WCWAA tries to carry players from one season to the next with the same coach but sometimes it is not possible. There are no guarantees that your player will end up on the same team as the previous season, even if requested. We apologize up front for this. Please try and understand there are situations that sometime just prevent this from happening. Also note, not getting added to the Team of your desire is not grounds for a refund.
o When will practices begin?
Team practices are to start in early March for the Spring Season and early September for the Fall Season. Coaches will inform their teams as to the days and times of their practices when they contact their teams.
o How many practices are there?
Each Team will have two one-hour practices a week, depending on the weather and field conditions. Practices are either on a Monday/Wednesday schedule or on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule.
o What times are the practices?
Each team will be given a time slot and a field for their practices each week. The time allotments are 5-6 pm, 6-7 pm, 7-8 pm, and 8-9 pm.
o When are games played?
Games are played over the weekends.
o Where will the games be played?
Teams will play both Home and Away games. Games will be played at the Optimist Park, as well as the other UCYS member venues. Those member associations are Indian Trail, Mint Hill, Piedmont, Porter Ridge, and Waxhaw.
o How many games will there be?
The UCYS schedules eight games for each team.
o What are the rules of play?
Please find the rules of play under the tab Recreation Rules on the Recreation Soccer page.
o Playing Time?
Our program has a policy in place that each player will play at a minimum 50% of each game no matter their skill or attendance to practice. The only stipulation is if the player or parents are unruly or disruptive at practices or games, then their player will lose playing time and the parents will be asked to leave the premises.
o What is your ZERO Tolerance policy?
A Coach receiving a yellow card will sit out the next game and will not be to allowed to attend the game. A Coach receiving a red card will sit out the next 2 games and will not be allowed to attend either match. A coach receiving a second red card will be dismissed.
A Player receiving 2 yellow cards during a season will sit out a game, they may attend the the game but will not be allowed to play. A player receiving a Red card will sit out the next game, they may attend the the game but will not be allowed to play. A player receiving 2 Red cards during the season will sit out the remainder of the season.
A parent asked to leave a game during the season will not be allowed to attend the next two matches. A parent asked to leave a game for a second time, will not be allowed to attend any additional games, if they do their player will be removed from the team, no refund will be granted.
There are no exceptions to these rules.