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Players Q&A

What size ball should my player be using?

U4-U8: Size 3 ball

U9-U12: Size 4 ball

U13-U18: Size 5 ball

 

Any brand or color is fine.

What uniform items do I need to buy?

Your coach will determine the uniform you will wear and will facilitate ordering uniforms. 

 

ALL Players: Shin guards are required for all practices and games. They can be any brand and color as they are worn under socks. Cleats are optional but cannot have a toe cleat (like football cleats). They can be any brand and color. 

When/where are Practices and Games?

Practice days and times are determined by the coach.  All practices may be held at Grimes Park or Townsend Park.

 

U4 - U6: Games will play at Grimes Park or Red Oak Fields.

U7 and Older: Teams will have at least 5 games at Grimes Park and five away games.

All games and reschedules are done by the Best Southwest scheduler.  Therefore,  we have no control over times and days.  Games may be scheduled for Saturdays, weeknights, and Sundays.

May my player wear earrings or other metals?

No, jewelry of any kind, including earrings (even if covered with a band-aid or tape), are not permitted while playing soccer per the rules of the North Texas State Soccer Association. Jewelry can cause injury to the player and/or other players during the match. This includes metal or plastic items in the hair.  Such as hair barrettes and beads. The only exception to this rule is medical alert items. These items must be completely taped to the player's body - no portion of the item can show thru except for the medical alert symbol.

Additionally, all braces with metal or hard pieces (including casts) must be covered to the referee's approval for the safety of all other players.

Do we play in the rain/snow?

The short answer is yes.

Ultimately the City of DeSoto decides if the fields will be open for play in DeSoto. You may call the rain outline, check their website, or facebook page for the city you will be playing in before you leave for your game.  The referee will watch for lightning/severe weather while on site and will either delay the game or cancel.

How want to make a request when registering my player, how do I do that?

Special requests can be made during registration by filling in the notes section.  Special Requests are NOT guaranteed.  Our ability to honor requests is based on North Texas Soccer rules, DSA draft practices, and the number of teams/players registering each season.

We will always honor a request to not return to a team. 

I don't like a situation that I saw on a game/practice field, what should I do?

Please contact us immediately by reaching out to your age group coordinator and email desoto.soccer@yahoo.com.

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