Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rec Soccer?
Rec Soccer at NUSC is a program wherein teams play interclub (intermural). Teams are formed at random with no tryout or previous playing experience required. This program is designed for the player of any level who wants to come out and enjoy a fun season of soccer. Coaches are all volunteer and must pass a background check as determined by Indiana Soccer.
Teams are created with the intent to balance out the talent so all teams have fair play and most of all FUN! This division will play against other rec teams at our NUSC complex.
What is Rec Plus Soccer?
This program is designed for the player who wants a more challenging level of play.
The team will be coached by a Volunteer Coach, with training once a week with a Professional Licensed Trainer to help boost the skills and understanding of the game. This program provides gameplay with teams outside our club within a minimal distance to travel. Most games will be played within a 15-20 min drive of NUSC Complex.
My child plays in U14-U19. Is there a Rec Program or do they have to register in Rec Plus?
All age groups from U14-U19 are considered Rec Plus because we do not have the option to play in house Rec only. Our teams are scheduled to play with outside clubs through the Indy Premier Rec Plus League.
What is the difference between Rec Soccer and Rec Plus Soccer?
Rec Plus soccer offers additional training sessions conducted by a licensed professional coach who is paid for their time. Teams play in a Rec Plus League outside of NUSC whereas Rec Soccer Leagues are strictly intermural and play only against other NUSC teams.
Do you have a travel program?
My child has never played before. Is this club a good fit for them?
Yes! We are a rec club and encourage new players at every age level. We have new players from U5-U19. It’s never too late to try something new!
What is the cost to play at NUSC?
Please refer to our ‘Programs‘ page to find information on fees for your child’s age group.
What do your fees include?
Our fees are structured to include the costs of maintaining our fields and facilities, utilities, administrative costs, TeamSnap fees, Indiana Soccer Player registration, insurance policies, GotSoccer fees, referee pay, and referee assignor costs, practice t-shirt costs, employee payroll and any miscellaneous fees associate with running the club.
What uniform do we need to order?
All players U10-U19 both Rec and Rec Plus will need to order jerseys directly through our vendor. Please refer to our ‘Uniforms + Merchandise‘ page for updated information and a link to our vendor’s website.
Why are uniforms not included in the fees and provided by the club?
We began a two-year uniform cycle in Fall 2018 which was extended by a year due to Covid-19. We would have to increase our fees by nearly double to provide them ourselves. We found that for the many years that we did provide them, we were losing tens of thousands of dollars just on jerseys each year. We chose to place the ordering in the hands of each parent so they are getting exactly what their child needs and should any roster or age group changes occur, the jerseys wouldn’t need to change often. Beginning Fall 2021, we will have all Rec and Rec Plus teams wearing the same two jerseys at a slightly lower cost.
What equipment does my child need?
Required equipment includes:
- Shin guards and appropriate soccer socks to fully cover the shin guards.
- Appropriate footwear is required. Soccer shoes are suggested but not required. No player may participate while wearing shoes with a toe cleat (i.e. baseball or football cleats).
- Age-appropriate ball
- Size 3 – U5 to U8 Divisions (U5 to U8 players)
- Size 4 – U10 and U12 Divisions (U9 to U12 players)
- Size 5 – U14, U16 and U19 Divisions (U13 to U19 players)
- Ample supply of water
What age division will my child play in?
Please refer to the age matrix on our ‘Programs’ page. Players are placed on teams based on their age using guidelines set by the Indiana State Soccer Association and general school registration age cutoffs. Every attempt is made to distribute skill equally among teams.
All age groups are combined:
U5-U6 = U6, U7-U8 = U8, U9-U10 = U10, etc.
Do I get to choose my child's team/coach?
NUSC Recreational Soccer Program is geared for fun and the development of every player in the game of soccer. In an effort to build competitively balanced teams, we are no longer accepting requests of any kind for U5-U12. However, all carpool requests are taken seriously.
How long do teams stay together?
Teams are formed in the fall season and will carry through the spring season.
When does registration open?
Fall registration opens May 1st and closes July 1st.
Spring registration opens November 1st and closes March 1st.
Do you have a summer league for kids?
We held a summer league for 2020 due to our spring season cancellation. We will consider this in the future if there is enough interest.
Why do the U6-U8 kids play 3v3/4v4 smaller sided formats?
The small-sided formats on the smaller size fields are developmentally appropriate for children in these age groups to encourage first touches and ball control. At this point in athletic, especially soccer development, players are still very ‘selfish’ with the regard to playing the ball, so more emphasis is placed on ball control in the smaller spaces and working to pass the ball to teammates within that space rather than big kicks and shooting the ball in the goal.
How do we locate the practice days for our child?
When are games played for the Youth Programs?
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8501 East 196th Street
Noblesville, IN 46062
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