GENERAL SEASON INFO
The Fall season usually begins the weekend after Labor Day and ends mid-November.
The Spring season begins in early March and ends towards the end of May.
Each season consists of 10 games. Most games will be played on Saturdays, however, games can be scheduled
on Sunday afternoon and weeknights as well.
Our NEW HOME FIELDS for U12 and UNDER GAMES are located at:
700 Pinehurst Road
Red Oak, TX 75154
*They are new fields and might not come up on most GPS's. We are directly across the street from Eastridge Elementary School off Ovilla Road behind the water tower.
U13 and OLDER GAMES will be played at:
200 Live Oak
Red Oak, TX 75154
A third party schedules games. We have no control over dates and/or times of those schedules.
All U4-U5 will be enrolled in our Player Pathway Program. The Player Pathway program is for players born between 2015-2017 (ages 3-4) and replaces our U4-U5 league play. We have partnered with South City Athletic Club to provide certified and experienced coaches to guide our little ones into becoming great soccer players! Focusing on development, skills, and fun, our program is a revolutionary new way to teach the younger players the basics of soccer without the stresses of competitive play. This program is for brand new and experienced players alike and all players will benefit from this great program!
U6 will Inter-play with DeSoto Soccer Association. They will play 5 HOME games and 5 AWAY games in DeSoto, weather permitting.
U7-U19 will play as part of the Best Southwest Playing Association. They will play 5 HOME games and 5 games in surrounding cities, weather permitting.
ALL players are required to have an ID to participate in games. Your coach will coordinate getting pictures for their team uploaded to GotSport, so player IDs can be accessed virtually for each game.
Coaches determine when and where their team(s) will practice. Teams typically practice once or twice a week for about 1 hour to 1 ½ hours for older teams. Players are responsible for bringing water and a soccer ball to practice. Players MUST wear shin guards during all games and practices! This is a requirement of our insurance company.
U6-U8 will receive a season participation award. Trophies/Medals will be given to the top 3 teams in each Best Southwest division.
ALL PLAYERS NEED:
Shin guards, soccer cleats (no toe cleat), soccer ball
U4-U8: size 3 ball
U9-U12: size 4 ball
U13-U14: size 5 soccer ball
Coaches will receive their team assignments at the coach’s meeting (date will be posted on our Home Page). You should hear from them after that.
THE DRAFT/FORMING TEAMS:
At the end of regular registration, players are separated into teams based on their age.
New players are placed into a draft player pool for team placement.
Returning players' spots are held up until the draft. Once the draft is started, their spot will be filled if needed.
We will take team requests for players to play with a friend, coach or team, however, we cannot guarantee those requests will be granted. Placement is based on availability. If a player would like to make a team request, that request should be noted in the Team Request Box when registering online.
Returning players that have skipped a season and wish to return to their original team can do so only if space is available. These players must register on time and make a request.
Changes were made to the way we determine age brackets for all players. This change is for all Best Southwest teams and players and was initiated by US Youth Soccer. Players will no longer be placed by school year, rather they will be grouped by calendar year, Jan 1st - December 31st. Below is an age chart which reflects the changes. Please refer to this age chart when registering your player. Players are still allowed to "play up" or play in an older group as parents, coaches and the board determine it is in the best interest of the individual child.
Red Oak Soccer Association provides the opportunity for kids to play soccer, but volunteer coaches are needed to organize these activities. Coaching clinics are offered by North Texas Soccer through surrounding associations. These clinics will help you teach the game to the kids. If you are interested in coaching please click on the Coach Registration link on the Coaches and Volunteers tab, and complete the box for New Users. After you register you will receive an email from GotSoccer with information. You will need to log into your coach's profile and complete the background check. No experience necessary.
When a player will not play after having paid the seasonal registration fee, the following guidelines will be used in determining the appropriate refund amounts:
- Any request for a refund must be made in writing.
- No refund will exceed the actual amount paid.
- Late fees are non-refundable.
- No refunds for “academy only” players.
- Refunds will be issued, minus any funds owed to the coach (uniforms, etc) and/or ROSA, 7-14 days after the request is made in accordance to the chart below:
From the Date of Registration - before the start of the draft - Registration fee paid, minus $25 administration fee
From the Date of Draft - 24 hours before the first game of the season - NO REFUND
Less than 24 hours before the first game of the season - NO REFUND
*If an open spot is not available on a team for a player, the Registrar, in consultation with the appropriate Youth Commissioner and Treasurer, is authorized to refund any registration fees paid.
*First game of the season is defined as the first game for the league, not the first game of the team the player is assigned to.
RESPECT THE REFEREES:
Most of our referees are young children and our local youth; please treat them as you would want others to treat your children. The adult referees are there for your player as well. Do not expect to have a perfect game called. Do not approach them on the field for any clarification of any rules. If you have a concern/ issue that needs to be addressed, please email the Referee Liason.
Please respect and support our referees. Without them, soccer games cannot be played.
WE WILL NOT TOLERATE ANY BAD BEHAVIOR TOWARD OUR REFEREES, LEAGUE OFFICIALS, COACHES OR PLAYERS.
ALL REPORTS OF ABUSE CAN RESULT IN SUSPENSION.
Please send an email to your age group commissioner.
Red Oak Soccer Association
"Sports do not build character, they reveal it" ~ John WOODEN