What about jewellery?
For safety reasons, NO JEWELLERY of any kind is allowed to be worn. If you were not born with it, you can't wear it. No taping or covering is permitted. If it "can't come out" then you can't play.
These items can cause injury to the wearer and other players. The rule is simple.
The only exceptions are -
< medic alert items - they must be taped so they are not loose or have any hanging ends
< soft joint supports
< hard joint supports may be worn IF they are covered by the manufacturers protective covering
< casts may be allowed if covered by sufficient padding (bubblewrap is best)
The referree is the sole judge of what is safe. Different officials may make different decisions. Just because one referee did not see it or allowed it does not mean it is OK in future games.
What else will we have to buy?
Your athlete will receive (and keeps) a jersey (home and away), shorts and socks. For safety reasons, your child must wear shin pads. Soccer cleats are mandatory. Shin pads and cleats are not provided by the club.
How long is the season?
The playing season begins in May ane ends in August/September. However training is likely outside of these periods; some competitive teams practice year-end while others begin in March/April.
Can I sponsor a team?
Yes although most sponsorships occur directly through the individual team. Please talk to your coach or team manager.
I have read the FAQ's and I still have questions
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact any one of the people on the Southwest Executive.
Where do you play?
Home games and practices are held at a number of locations in the southwest, including;
Southwest Optimist Park, Reservoir, Westmount Lions, Jesse Davidson, Greenway Park, as well as area public and high schools.