FAQ

How do I contact you? Email newtonkindergartensoccer@gmail.com.

What should I do if I want my child to be on a team with a particular friend?
On your registration form, you will be asked to name one child whom your child would like as a teammate. Please put the name of your child’s friend. Also, please make sure that your child’s friend also requests your child. We can only honor friend requests if both children request each other. (If we didn’t have this policy, it would be logistically too challenging to put the teams together.) Also, be sure that both you and your friend register before the deadline, because we cannot always honor friend requests after the deadline.
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What should I do if I want my child to play on a team with other kids from our elementary school?
We group kids by school, unless you request a friend from a different school. Some teams will have children from more than one school.
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What team is my child on?
Two or three days before the first game, one of your child’s coaches will contact you about team name, color, and field for the first day.
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Will our team be the same as the last season?
Probably not. If your child would like to play with a friend, please request that friend, and make sure that friend also requests your child.
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What should my child wear?
His/her Kindergarten Soccer t-shirt, shin guards and shorts or sweats. We recommend sneakers, but cleats are OK.
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When will we receive the equipment that we ordered?
Your coach will have your equipment, along with your team shirt, on the first day.
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I’d like to coach, but I have no experience and/or I don’t know anything about soccer. Should I volunteer?
Absolutely! There is no experience necessary. We will provide you all the training and information you need. The time commitment is for the coaches’ meeting before the season starts and then just the games. If you think you would enjoy being a coach, we’d love to have you.
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When will we hear from our coach?
You should hear from your child’s coach two or three days before the season starts.
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I can’t remember – did I register online?
When you register online, you should get a confirmation email from Active.com and your credit card will be charged. If after checking your records you are still not sure, please email us.
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My child was old enough to enter kindergarten this year but we chose to postpone by a year. Should we register as Kindergarten or Pre-K?
In the spring, please register as Pre-K so that you will be placed on a team with other children who will start kindergarten in the fall.
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My child is technically too young for the program. Is there a way around that?
No. We place children on teams with others in their grade, helping them meet future classmates. We recommend checking the YMCA or Newton Community Education for soccer programs for younger children.
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Do you offer sibling discounts?
If you have more than one child registered in the same season, there is a $10 discount.
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Can I register my child after the deadline?
If there is room in the program, you may register your child. Please remember that we work hard to craft teams of friends and neighbors. A late registrant will only be placed on a team with an opening – we can not always accommodate requests after the deadline. There is a $20 late fee after the deadline.
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What is your refund policy?
A refund of your registration fee, minus a $10 administrative fee, will be provided until the date noted on active.com (typically, one week after the start of the season).
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What is your make up policy?
For the fall season, we schedule 7 games. If we cancel a game, we may arrange a make-up game at the end of the season. In the spring, we schedule 8 games. If we have to cancel two games, we may arrange a make-up game at the end of the season.
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How do you decide to cancel a game?
We cancel for heavy rain, if the City of Newton closes the fields, or if we judge that the fields are too wet to use.
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We also get up early on Saturday morning and consult the weather predictions and radar and satellite images. We may make a different decision than other soccer organizations. We send out an email at least an hour before the game if it is canceled, and we post the information on this site, as well.
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What if my child is hurt?
We always stock first aid supplies at the equipment trees. Please speak to a volunteer or coordinator and they will be happy to give you supplies. If your child needs more than first aid, please seek medical care immediately.
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Can my child wear cleats?
Your child may play in soccer cleats. Since this is a social introduction to soccer, we do not require them.
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How do I register online?
Check this website a few months before the season to register online.
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Any more questions? please email us.