STRA Soccer FAQ

Question: What is the minimum age I can sign my child up for soccer?
Answer: 5 years old.
 
Question: When can I sign up for Soccer?
Answer: Registration opens end of May. A letter is sent home from school in your child’s folder.
 
Question: I am not from Southampton.  Can I still sign up for your program?
Answer: If your township has a recreational program for soccer and can field a team for your child’s age group, then you can NOT sign up at Southampton.  The program’s Commisioner & STRA board will make the ultimate decision based about out of town players.  Please send and email to admin to be considered.
 
Question: What equipment will my child need?
Answer: Your child will need cleats, shorts (or sweatpants) and shin guards.  Each player will recieve a shirt and socks.  You can purchase additional customized gear for parents & children from mylocker.net.

Question: When are practices and games?
Answer: A practice/game schedule will be created after team selection.  
For Pre-k/Kindergarten/1st/2nd graders, there will be a practice during the weekday and a game on Saturday morning. For all other grades practices and games usually start around 5-5:30pm Monday-Friday.  Most likely there will not be more than 3 games/practices a week.

Question: What are evaluations?
Answer: The purpose of evaluations are to construct fair and balanced teams.  Evaluations are not tryouts. Evaluations may be held if many teams need to be formed.

Question: I want my child to play in a different age group than is listed.  How can I do that?
Answer: Generally we like to keep children in their own age group, but in certain circumstances, you can consult with the commisioner of your program.  Only in extreme cases do we consider changing the age group.

Question: Which program should I sign my child up for?
Answer: Divisions are separated by grade.  Below is the appropriate program you should sign up for:
 
Grade Program  
Kindergarten (Ages 5-6) Soccer - 6U  
1st Grade Soccer - 8U  
2nd Grade Soccer - 8U  
3rd Grade Soccer - 10U  
4th Grade Soccer - 10U  
5th Grade Soccer - 12U  
6th Grade Soccer - 12U  
7th Grade Soccer - 14U  
8th Grade Soccer - 14U