What does it cost to play?
Registration takes place in the Spring each year for the following season
Are there refunds?
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.
All of the dates for when registration opens will be listed on the website.
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.
Please note these breakdowns are subject to change.
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.
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.
Most decisions on rainouts are made by 10:00 am. Parents will be notified via our e-mail blast system of field closures.
Fall Season is September-November. Spring season is April-June.
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.
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.
We have secondary insurance, which provides coverage, secondary to your own policy or primary coverage if you have no insurance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.