Questions about ESC...
ESC IS YOUR CLUB!!!!
How much is Registration? Early registration is only $90. ($5 off). 4 year-old Teams4Tots League registration is $55
Who runs the Edmond Soccer Club? ESC is organized entirely by parents. As the parent of a child playing on an ESC team, you are entitled to vote for and serve on the board of directors. More information on the board of directors is available at ESC's Web site. As a not-for-profit organization, ESC is dependent upon volunteers such as you. ESC needs your help with fund raising, concession stands, and tournaments. Each season, ESC employs new coaches and hosts several referee-training clinics.
Please volunteer by contacting the ESC GM, Parris Sanders at email@example.com.
Where do I find out if games are cancelled because of rain? Check the ESC Website www.edmondsoccer.com for up to date weather closure information. Red means closed, Green means open. Follow us on Twitter @EdmondSoccer and set our tweets to be sent to your cellphone for instant updates. "Like us" on Facebook to receive complex updates. You may enter your cell phone number on the ‘eSTATUS’ link to have closure texts sent directly to your phone. The club hotline, 348-BALL, will also have closure information. Coaches may verify game schedules and contact you on game day. Once the decision to close the complex due to inclement weather, field status is posted on each of these media.
Who takes team photos? Moto Photo is a sponsor of the Edmond Soccer Club. Edmond Moto Photo will schedule dates and times for taking team pictures. Coaches will be provided with the dates. All team photos taken at the ESC complex must be taken in the designated area. You may use a photographer of your choosing, but you must contact the Club to reserve the photo area. Commercial photographers are allowed to operate only in the photo area, not on the playing fields or the common areas.
Do I need a Birth Certificate? Where do I send it? If you are "new" to ESC or GotSoccer, you must send a copy of your player's birth certificate to the Registrar, Pat Morgan [ESC c/o Pat Morgan, PO Box 955 Edmond, OK 73083]
On what team will I be placed? Players automatically return to their previous team if registered before the late period. ESC coordinators will group players by neighborhood or school district whenever possible.
Multiple Player Discount The registration fee for the third and subsequent player in a family during any season is discounted by $35. To receive the discount, you must register all players during the same online session.
When does the season start? The U5-U10 Leagues begin early March this spring. Traveling Rec usually starts near the same date.
When are the games played? Games are scheduled on Saturday and on occasional Sundays after 12pm. Reschedules are played on Monday or Wednesday evenings. Rainouts are managed on a case basis.
In which age group is my child? Brackets are determined by birthdays, not school grades. In other words, children are grouped by their ages as of July 31, not whether they are in first or second grade. This means that children in the same class at school could be in different age groups for soccer. When you register, the system recognizes your player's birthdate and places them in the correct age group. Players return to their previous team by default.
What uniform does my player wear? New U4/U5/U6 players are provided a T-Shirt by the club free and delivered at the Coaches Meeting. Shorts, socks, and required shin guards are available at Soccer USA. U7-U10 players must purchase the approved ESC Nike Club Uniform at Soccer USA. The official approved ESC Uniform consists of a Black/White Jersey set, Black shorts and team socks. (each player must wear the same socks.) All U11 - U19 Traveling Rec players must wear the ESC approved Traveling Rec Integris Logo Team Uniform. The approved uniform is available at, or ordered thru Soccer USA.
How do I apply for a scholarship? The Scholarship Program was developed to provide players and their families the opportunity to receive a scholarship from the club during times of financial difficulty. The program provides scholarship funds to help offset part of recreational registration fees, competitive registration fees, competitive training fees, and uniforms. This does not include any team fees, goalkeeper fees, tournament fees, or travel related costs. The scholarship funds are to be used solely for payment of the fees listed. Scholarships are based on need and availability of funds. ESC cannot function without the help of many volunteers. Scholarship recipients will be expected to volunteer a minimum of six hours during the soccer year. You may work your hours at any ESC hosted tournament. You will receive an email prior to each tournament requesting your assistance and allowing you to choose a time that fits your schedule. Please send your scholarship requests to the club Registrar, Pat Morgan in writing at Pat Morgan c/o ESC PO Box 955 Edmond, OK 73083.
When do I find out on which team my player has been placed?Coaches will receive their Team Roster at the Coach’s Meeting about a 2 weeks before the start of the season. You will then receive a phone call from your coach with details about the season. Please do not call the registrar or coordinator unless you do not hear from your coach. U4 Parents will be notified via email before the Orientation Meeting (Spring season only).
When and where does my team practice? Coaches usually have a team meeting after the coaches' meeting to meet with the team parents. At this time parents learn the practice times for the team. Coaches should select times that are convenient for most families' busy schedule.
Refund Policy - If requested by the second scheduled game, you will receive a 50% refund. After this date, there will be no refunds. Requests must be made in writing and emailed to ESC Registrar, Pat Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Refunds take up to six weeks to process. If a player who registered for an Annual Registration decides not to play in the preceding season, a partial refund of $35 will be returned upon written request to the Registrar, Pat Morgan c/o ESC, PO Box 955 Edmond, OK 73083.
Is additional training for players available at ESC? The Center of Excellence is designed to enhance the skills of the individual player. Children have the opportunity to work with coaches who are highly qualified in teaching the skills necessary to excel in soccer. The COE consists of eight one-hour practice sessions held at the Edmond complex during the recreational seasons. The COE is open to all recreational players regardless of ability. Information forms are available at registration and at the ESC Web site, www.edmondsoccer.com, or by contacting the Director of Technical Development, James Soesbee; email@example.com.
Who is the ESC Director of Technical Development for the Recreational Programs?
James Soesbee (firstname.lastname@example.org) (409-2324)
How do I become a referee? ESC needs referees. Please visit the club website (www.edmondsoccer.com) or email the referee coordinator, Parris Sanders at email@example.com for more information about referees and referee clinics. ESC hosts several “New Referee” clinics throughout the year.
How do I donate to ESC? ESC is a 501(c)(3), and all sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. Sponsors and Donors should contact the General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to become a club sponsor. Contact coach James Soesbee at email@example.com if you would like to place an ad in our tournament programs.
If you are "new" to ESC or GotSoccer, you must send a copy of your player's birth certificate to the Registrar, Pat Morgan [Pat Morgan c/o ESC PO Box 955, Edmond, OK 73083]
PLAYER EQUIPMENT NEEDED - Uniform, shin guards, shoes (no toe cleats) and a ball
U4-U8; size 3-ball / U9-U12 size 4 ball / U13-U14 size 5-ball
U4-U5-U6; T-shirt (colored), black shorts and socks. New U5/U6 players receive a free T-Shirt.
U7-U10; Black jersey, white jersey, black shorts, black socks (or Team uniform - check with coach. Uniforms are available at Soccer USA on Danforth & Kelly.
U11-U19; ESC Approved Traveling Rec Uniform/ check with coach. Uniforms are available at Soccer USA at 1279 W. Danforth.
Soccer Gear may be purchased at Soccer USA. There are two local store locations. Edmond Store - 1279 W. Danforth Rd. 73003, 405 216-8989; OKC Store - 10803 N. May, 73120, 405 755-7261
Parent Behavior You are your child's most influential role model, so please exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. Cheer for all excellent play, even by the other team. Demonstrate respect for game officials and opposing coaches and parents. Please remember that recreational soccer is supposed to be FUN for the CHILDREN. Practice is for Practice, Game Day is for fun. Refrain from screaming instructions at your child during games. Your coach is there to provide technical advice. Please let them do their jobs. If you'd like to be a coach, let us know! Don't dissect your child's play after games. DO celebrate the FUN of playing on a soccer team.
If you have more questions about ESC, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page...
Thank you for participating in the ESC Fall 2013 season.