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Feb, 2022

Fall Homeschool Soccer Season 2023

Metro United Homeschool Soccer Club Metro United is a homeschool soccer club for students in 7th-12th grade. The club is founded on and guided by Christian principles as we seek to provide an excellent, competitive homeschool soccer program. Metro United offers five competitive teams: C, JV, and Varsity Boys; and JV and Varsity Girls. The teams practice or have games 3-4 days a week, with practices taking place in Bloomington and games occurring throughout the metro area and outskirts.
Registration for the Fall Homeschool Soccer Season will open on April 1st for former players and April 24th for new players:
www.MetroUnitedSoccer.org 


Eligibility

7th-12th grade homeschooled boys and girls.  Must be at least 12 years old by September 1st.  Homeschooled students are those who submit a "Letter of Intent to Homeschool" to their school district.  More details about age/grade eligibility requirements are available on the Metro United website.


Cost

Season Costs (tentative):
$325 for C boys and JV boys
$325 for JV girls
$400 for Varsity boys ($350 season cost plus $75 National tournament fee)
$400 for Varsity girls ($325 season cost plus $75 National tournament fee)


Cost Breakdown:

Tryouts: $50 paid at registrationIncludes three 90-minute tryout sessions.  $10 late fee starting June 30th. Nonrefundable.


Regular Season: Remaining season costs paid after tryouts on September 1st.  Players not joining a team will not be charged for the regular season.


National Homeschool Soccer Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tennesee - Fee for Varsity Boys and Girls: $75 paid before the tournament. Occasionally, JV players are invited to play in the tournament and will also be charged the $75 tournament fee. (Transportation, food, and lodging are not included. Families are responsible for travel expenses.  All players on the two traveling rosters are expected to attend their team's tournament).  


Practice Jersey: $12 (All players need a gray practice jersey.  New players will need to order one.  Former players can use old practice jerseys or can order a new one, if they prefer.).


Payment Options:  The full amount season cost can be paid at the time of registration.  If you would like to pay the registration fee of $50 at the time of registration and remaining season cost on September 1st, then on the Order Summary page of the registration - click "payment options", then "payment plan" and select payment plan.
Team Maximums Boys Teams: 52 players total for all 3 teams Girls Teams: 34 players total for the 2 teams Once player maximums are reached, players who register will be put on a waitlist and contacted if space becomes available.
Team Selection/Tryouts:

Date: Monday, August 14 - Wednesday, August 16

Location: Valley View Middle School - 8900 Portland Ave, Bloomington

Tryouts will be from 4:30-6:00 pm (tentative) on all days.  On Monday, players should arrive 15-30 minutes early to sign in and receive pinnies.  You should wear your Metro United gray practice jersey, shin pads, cleats, and bring a ball and water bottle.   The first team practices will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 1 from 4:30-6:00pm (tentative).  A parent meeting will be held on Friday, August 18th from 4:30-6:00pm (tentative).


Tryout Format and Team Formation:

The three-day tryouts will be held in a training camp format with coaches teaching technical and tactical skills as well as evaluating players.  Team notification will be emailed on Wednesday or Thursday night.  Team training will continue on Thursday and Friday at the same time and at the same location.  Teams will be assigned by skill without regard to age (i.e., older players can be assigned to lower teams, and seniors are not guaranteed a spot on the varsity team).


Season:

All practices are on Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays (unless a game is scheduled) at Valley View Middle School (8900 Portland Ave, Bloomington) and occasionally at a field nearby.  Practices take place in the late afternoon from 4:30-6:00 pm.  Games are located throughout the metro area and outskirts.  Each team will have 3-4 total days of practices and games each week-varsity more, lower teams less.  Most games are in the after-school time frame, but some are in the evening, and some are on Saturdays.  The schedule will be posted on the website as it becomes available, but will not be locked in until games are confirmed in late August.


Season Length:

August 14th through early October:  C boys, JV boys, and JV girls

August 14th through the National Homeschool Soccer Tournament Oct 27-28, 2023:  Varsity Boys and Girls


Season Tournaments (tentative):

* Metro United Tournament (Bloomington, MN)- August 25-26 for Varsity Boys Team and possibly JV Boys and Varsity Girls

* Kansas City Tournament (Kansas City, MO) - September 8-9 for Varsity Boys

* National Homeschool Soccer Tournament (Murfreesboro, TN) - October 27-28 for Varsity Boys and Girls


Uniforms -

Uniforms are provided.  Players rent blue and white jerseys and blue shorts.  Each player provides a $75 deposit check for each set of uniforms (one check per player).  Deposit checks will be exchanged for uniforms in good condition at the end of the season.  Each player will receive blue and white socks to wear for the season and to keep.  Additional socks will be available for $8 each.
Parent Volunteers

Metro United is a volunteer-run organization (except our soccer coaches are paid). With that said, we cannot run without volunteers. All Metro United families who participate will need to volunteer in some capacity in order to make our soccer program run successfully. Each family is required to volunteer for at least one position during the fall.  A sign-up will be sent out closer to the start of the season for you to sign-up for a volunteer position. Some examples of volunteer positions are team manager, team photographer, fundraiser, end-of-year program coordinator, potluck coordinator, spiritwear coordinator, uniform coordinator, first aid kit organizer, national tournament coordinator, and more.

Code of Conduct

Please review the player and parent code of conduct prior to registering

Player Code of Conduct

Parent Code of Conduct


Spiritwear:

Players and parents will have an opportunity to order spiritwear (sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats).  A team order will be made at the beginning of the season


Team and Player Pictures:

A professional photographer will take player and team pictures in their uniforms.  Players can order pictures through the photographer.


More information: [email protected]