Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my child for soccer?
On the Kernersville Soccer Association home page there is a link for "Online Registration", click this link and follow the instructions.


What is the cost?
Fees vary according to what program you wish to place your child.  Please refer to the Programs tab for more detailed information.


What is the soccer season?
Most states play a fall season (Late August through October) and a spring season (Late February through May). Many competitive programs may play with only a short break in the winter and a short break in the summer.

What does the U in U-6 mean?
The player's age as of August 1 is Under-6.

How many practices are there per week?
Recreation teams ususally practice one day per week, while other programs practice 2-3 times per week depending on the level of play.

What equipment do I need?
Shinguards are required for all practices and games. Cleated shoes are needed if play will be on wet, muddy or soft surfaces. For very young players, sneakers will do fine. Items can be found online through a local retailer or soccer shop.

How long does practice last?
Practices for players six and younger should be no more than an 50-60 minutes. Under-8 players practice one hour. Under-10 players are about an hour and 15 minutes. Older players practice for about an hour and a half, but this depends on the level of play and coach preference.

What does my child need to bring to practice?
A ball, soccer shoes, shinguards and plenty of water.

Do I need soccer shoes or will tennis shoes be okay?
For younger players, sneakers work fine on a dry field. Older players or wet and muddy conditions may require cleats.

What size ball do you use?
Under-8s and younger play with a No. 3. Under-10 through Under-12 play with a No. 4. Players Under-14 though adult use a No. 5.

Can I wear a cast (or earings, religious medals, eyeglasses)?
The FIFA Laws of the Game prohibit anything which is dangerous to a player or other players. Referees determine if an item can be worn without being dangerous.

Why can't players wear helmets?
Helmets are not included in the Laws of the Game under Players Equipment. Although the player wearing the headgear is protected, he may play in a physically more aggressive manner than others not protected, thereby becoming a danger to others.

Are mouth guards needed?
Injuries to the teeth are so few that insurers do not require them. Many dentists however recommend them.

Why does our league not post standings?
At the younger ages we place a priority on participation and deemphasize results.

Do you know of any summer camps to which I can send my son/daughter?
Click here Kernersville Soccer Association's summer camp provider's registration and information page.


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