Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of common questions regarding Griffin Soccer. If your question is not listed here, email your question or call 678-608-0534. Someone will return your message as soon as possible.
1. How young can they start?
Children must be three years old to play.
2. How much does it cost?
Registration fees vary with age, from $60 for under 5 players to $90 for u19 players. In addition a uniform, costing $40, must be purchased but this may be used for several seasons.
3. When do practice and games begin?
In the Spring season matches start the first weekend in March and run through mid-May. In the Fall the games begin after the Labor day weekend in September and run through mid-November. Practices begin a few weeks before the first match.
4. How often do kids practice and play?
Teams at all ages play a game on Saturday, with most games played in the morning. Occasionally older age groups will play a game on Sunday afternoon. Younger teams will practice once a week during a weekday evening for about an hour. Older teams will practice twice a week for an hour or more.
5. Do boys and girls play together?
For all under five and under six teams children play together (co-ed). Under eight teams play either co-ed or separately, depending on the numbers signing up. All older players - on under ten teams and older - have separate boys and girls teams.
6. How do I sign up?
Sign up online at griffinsoccer.org. Look for the registration tab and follow the steps. Registration opens up about six weeks before the start of a season and will remain open for about a month. After that registrations are only accepted if there is space available on a team. If you prefer to register and pay in person there is a walk-in registration service available at the Cowan Road snack bar on Saturdays between 10am and 3pm. Check online at griffinsoccer.org for the dates when walk-in registration is available. Click HERE for specific information on how to register, especially if you are a returning player.
7. Will my child stay on the same team from season to season?
Soccer seasons run from Fall to Spring, meaning that the team they are assigned to in the Fall season will be the same team in the Spring. All teams are re-rostered in the Fall to maintain competitive integrity. Spring rosters may be adjusted to account for no-shows and new registrations, but no existing players will be moved until the following Fall season.
8. How will I get new uniforms or replace old ones?
New uniforms are passed out by the coaches at practice some time before the first game, or can be picked up at the snack bar at Tyus Park during normal practice hours. Replacement uniforms may be purchased at the snack bar, as well.
9. When will I hear from a coach after I register?
Coaches will receive rosters with players and contact information approximately 2 weeks before the first games. If you do not hear from a coach within one week before the first games, email Gerry with link shown at the top of this page. See #3 above for when practices and games begin.
10. Where do teams practice?
Coaches should inform parents at initial contact where they will practice, but most teams practice at Tyus Park. Practice space is first come - first serve basis, especially on busy Thursday nights.
11. What size ball should I get?
U5 through U8 = Size 3
U10 through U12 = Size 4
U14 through Adult = Size 5
12. What happens to coaches/players/spectators who misbehave?
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY:
In Summary-NO coach, parent, player or spectator will be allowed to exhibit any type of hostile behavior towards any other party visiting any parks held in trust by Griffin Soccer Club or while traveling as a member of Griffin Youth Soccer to any other field locations or associations affiliated with Georgia Soccer. A MINIMUM MANDATORY one game suspension or more will be enforced. The act of combative or threatening physical conduct will require a 1-year expulsion from Griffin Soccer membership and fields. A Disciplinary & Protest hearing will be called prior to returning to the parks to determine whether additional sanctions are necessary. Spalding County sheriff's deputies will be called to the scene and a report filed.