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FAQ's

What does it cost to play?

  • Intramural K-6
    • Full Year  (Fall and Spring Seasons)  $225
    • Single Season (Fall or Spring Season)  $150
    • Upgrade fee (if a player changes mind up through third game they may upgrade to full year, there will be a $15 fee, bringing the total cost to $240
  • Traveling Intramural (7th grade and up)
    • Single Season- $200
    • Full year (fall and spring) $285
  • Intramural Development Program (IDP): $130 per session
  • Pre K
    • Single season- $90
    • Full Year (fall and spring) $160
  • Top Soccer - No Fee Charged
  • Travel - please visit the tuition page for more details

Registration takes place in the Spring each year for the following season

Are there refunds?

  • The refund policies for intramural and travel intramural players are as follows:
    • There will be provided a FULL REFUND if requested before the first game of the fall season.  Newly registered spring players are provided the same opportunity.
    • However, there is NO SPRING REFUND is a player is registered for a full year (fall and spring seasons) and then decides not to play in the spring season.
    • For Pre-K and Kindergarten players, there will be a FULL REFUND if requested before the third game.
    • There are no partial refunds after this date FOR ANY REASON.
    • There is NO REFUND if a player is registered for a full year (fall and spring seasons) and then decides not to play in the spring season.

When will I be notified of my team assignment and when will the season begin?

  • Intramural
    • Fall players– The Team Coach is responsible to notify you by September 1. Our first game will be held the first weekend after Labor Day. Spring players– notification will be one week prior to season. The first spring game is usually the last weekend in March. Your coach will provide the schedule.
  • ​Travel
    • ​Following tryouts, results will be posted on our website.  Please visit the guidelines page for more details.

Are there any differences in the rules for different age levels?

Each division has their own modifications. There are differences in the ball size, field size and game rules. We begin Pre- Kindergarten with micro soccer (3×3) and by 5th Grade; most of the game rules that Long Island Junior uses have been implemented. Of course, all of our rules are a derivative of F.I.F.A. (Soccer's international governing body). The Rules Matrix shows the different rules utilized by age group.

How do you register to play on a soccer team?

  • Intramural Players
    • You may register your child online at www.stonybrooksoccer.com.  On our homepage, click the banner onthe top that says Registration is now open. Type your last name in the search bar, then click on your name and then the child's name, then click on register and follow the directions from there.   Continue until you check out and pay with a credit card.
       
    • If you are opening a new account Click on Accounts and then Click on Create Account, complete information.
       
  • Travel players
    • Travel players register through the same system  after a series of tryout sessions.

All of the dates for when registration opens will be listed on the website.

How old does a player have to be in order to be eligible to play?

To register into the fall or spring Kindergarten program, the player(s) must be in Kindergarten or 5 years old by December 01. To play in the Pre-K program the players must be age eligible to enter into next year's fall kindergarten. 

What age groups play together? 

Please note these breakdowns are subject to change.

  • Co-ed Teams
    • Pre Kindergarten (3 - 5 years old- fall only or full year)  and Kindergartners (5 and 6 year olds – fall and spring players) 
    • 1st Graders – Micro Soccer (4 vs. 4)
    • 2nd Graders (5 vs. 5)
    • 3rd Graders (6 vs. 6 )
    • 4th Graders (8 vs. 8)
    • 5th and 6th Graders (9 vs. 9)
       
  • Girls' Teams
    • 2nd Graders (5 vs. 5)
    • 3rd Graders (6 vs. 6 – Fall Season)
    • 4th Graders (8 vs. 8)
    • 5th and 6th Graders (9 vs. 9)
       
  • 7th Grade and Up
    • These are Interleague teams for older players who want to continue playing-no tryouts necessary - 7th through 12th Graders.  (Half of the scheduled games are played at another location and half are played at home.)  Roster must be complete by July 31st, so players need to register early.

What type of uniform is worn?

  • Intramural
    • You will need to buy a uniform at Schwab's 2nd Wind located on 25A in East Setauket. 
    • Other than the  shirt, shorts and socks the only requirement is a pair of shin guards. A water bottle and ball is an optional purchase.  Pre- K and Kindergarteners must  wear sneakers.  Almost all children older than 1st grade wear cleats or turf shoes.
  • Travel
    • ​Uniforms are purchased through soccer.com - once a player is assigned to a team following tryouts, the team's administrator will send ordering details to all players.

When and where are the practices held and when are the games played?

Teams practice once or twice a week. The games are played on Sunday afternoons at the Stony Brook Soccer Park adjacent to the South "P" lot parking area on the SUNY-Stony Brook campus. Travel games may be played Saturday or Sunday. Click here to view our location and field map.  Pre-K and Kindergarten children meet one time per week on Sunday afternoon. 

Does my child need to have a ball at practice?

Coaches often ask players to come to practice with a ball, therefore, it is important to buy the correct size. Kindergartners and 1st graders use a size 3,  2nd through 4th graders use a size 4 and all 5th grade and older use a size 5.

What happens if it rains?

Most  decisions on rainouts are made by 10:00 am. Parents will be notified via our e-mail blast system of field closures.

How long are the soccer seasons?

Fall Season is September-November. Spring season is April-June.

How can I learn to coach?

Start as early as possible!!! You can learn along with your children. We offer free and paid clinics as well as coach licensing courses and referee courses. If you are hesitant, try it with a friend or start as an assistant coach. Only a small percentage of our coaches start with experience. Most learn as they go.
 

How does a player get on a travel team?

Each June there are tryouts for the travel program. The travel teams begin with an under 10-age division. All eligible players are welcome to try out. Players are put through a series of soccer skill drills and placed in games in order to evaluate them as a player. Although the players are generally nervous, the coaches attempt to make this a relaxed, fun atmosphere while they are there.  Full tryout guidelines can be found here.

Does the club provide insurance?

We have secondary insurance, which provides coverage, secondary to your own policy or primary coverage if you have no insurance.

Are dogs allowed at the soccer park?

Unfortunately, no. In order to ensure our children's safety, our coaches have been instructed to not allow dogs at the park during practices and scheduled league games. We are asking our entire club membership to honor this policy.  Everyone's cooperation is appreciated.

Where may I park my car on game day?

Everyone who comes to the park on game day is expected to park in the South "P" lot in designated spaces. Parking is not allowed on Oxhead Road. This is for the protection of our arriving players and also to be courteous to our Oxhead Road neighbors.

Where do our fees go?

The Stony Brook Soccer Club is a club of volunteers.  Our club fees go to pay for the maintenance of the soccer park, insurance for all of our players, the cost of our rental fee to the university, replacing and repairing the goals and nets, contributing to a scholarship fund at the university, administrative costs  and many other costs of the club.   

How often are the restrooms serviced?

We are doing our best to make sure everyone has access to clean restrooms but we need your help.  We have an attendant during our Sunday's games.  At the end of the day on Sunday, we give them final cleaning and then we lock them for the week. The handicap restroom has a combination lock so the coaches can open it during the week.  If the coach doesn't have the combination, he or she can contact the division leader to obtain it.  

Can club members use the meeting room at the clubhouse?

Our club house meeting room is for there for everyone to enjoy.  It is the room to right of the concession stand.  We have a TV that is showing all kind of sports and of course, soccer games.

  • Rules for the meeting room:
    • All cleats are to be removed prior entering the room.  We don't need to track mud or any other dirt into our Club House Meeting room.
    • No food or drinks allowed:  if a drink is spilled it is very difficult to clean up.
  • We allow teams or member groups to hold a pizza party or any other kind of party as long is an adult supervisor is present.  Please make sure that after the event is over, the room is clean and the garbage brought out to the garbage dumpster (not in the garbage cans outside of the room
  • ALL special events must be scheduled in advance.

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