Recreational Program FAQs
RECREATIONAL SOCCER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHAT ARE THE SEASON DATES?
A: Spring Season: Practice begins March 18th (or later depending on when grass dries) to end of May.
Fall Season: Practice begins early August and to end of October.
Q: WHEN ARE GAMES?
A: Spring Season: There are 7 Saturday games, April 6th to May 18th.
Fall Season: There are 9 game weekends beginning the Saturday after Labor Day each year.
Q: WHAT IS THE COST?
A: See the details online on the “Programs” tab for each season’s programs.
Q: WHO CAN PLAY RECREATIONAL SOCCER?
A: Typically teams begin when a player is in Kindergarten. Pre-schoolers are allowed in Spring, contact the HSC office for more information.
Q: WHAT AGE GROUP SHOULD I REGISTER MY CHILD FOR?
A: For Spring Recreation, use the player’s grade they’re currently in. It should be the same as it was for Fall 2018.
Q: HOW ARE RECREATIONAL TEAMS FORMED?
A: Formation of teams first takes into consideration a coach and or friend request. Next, the player’s school and availability is considered. Our best efforts are made to form teams that meet the needs of our families.
Q: HOW DO I REGISTER?
A: Please use the online registration platform TeamSnap to register. Call the HSC office for help (#503-648-5425). REGISTRATION LINK - click here
Q: WHEN & WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
A: Practices will be at Hillsboro School District or Parks Fields. The volunteer coach is allowed to choose the location and day of the practice. Typically practices are between 5-8pm for 60 to 90 mins depending on age.
Q: WHERE WILL MY GAMES BE?
A: Games for 4th grade and younger are played on school district and parks fields around Hillsboro and surrounding communities. The 5th grade and older teams may travel for some games. There are 3 guaranteed home games, although usually there are more.
Q: HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER TO COACH?
A: Please check the “Volunteer to Coach” box when registering your player via the online form. Hillsboro Soccer Club relies on volunteer coaches for the Recreational program.
Q: IS THERE AN INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR RECREATIONAL COACHES?
A: Yes, all people who volunteer to coach a team, attend one Coach Clinic, and return any borrowed gear after the season, will qualify for a reimbursement of their child’s fees at the end of the season. Max one reimbursement per team, but can be split between co-coaches.
Q: HOW DO I GET A UNIFORM FOR MY CHILD?
A: T-shirts and long socks are provided for the kinder to 2nd graders. Third to Middle school can purchase uniforms at Tursi’s Soccer Shop before the first game April 6th.
Address: 8805 SW Canyon Ln, Portland, OR 97225 : Phone: (503) 297-2241
Tursi’s will be at the HSC office Monday, March 18th, time TBD
Q: WHAT IS THE VOLUNTEER POLICY?
A: Hillsboro Soccer Club Recreational program is volunteer run. Coaches, field lining, maintenance, equipment sorting, and other jobs are needed to continue the program. All members are expected to volunteer in some capacity.
Q: WHAT IS THE BUY OUT POLICY?
A: Families also have the option to pay a $25 per player to BUYOUT and not volunteer. These funds are used for the HSC scholarship fund, allowing all players no matter economic situation, an opportunity to play. HSC is a 503(c)3 and tax contribution forms are available upon request.
Q: ARE THERE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPPORTUNITIES?
A: Yes, financial assistance (FA) is awarded to all who qualify for Free/Reduced lunches at their school. Contact the HSC office or visit the website for more information. Please see Recreational tab for FA forms.
Contact the Hillsboro Soccer Club office with any questions or concerns