Frequently Asked Questions

Age Cutoff - Players must be 4 years old by March 1st to participate in the Spring season (Sept. 1 for the Fall season).

Practice dates/times - Large group practices will be conducted prior to the start of the season (Volunteers to facilitate the flow of the group practice is crucial. A league coordinator will organize and demonstrate drills but need volunteers to assist with the children). Hopefully mid-March, but will depend on the weather. Times will vary by age group, but generally after 5:30 on weeknights and Saturday afternoons. Once the season starts, practices will be determined by the coaches.

Season start - The first games will hopefully be scheduled for Saturday, March 21st, but that date may vary based on the weather. Realistically closer to end of the month. The season will run until early May.

Rosters - Will be posted as soon as they are available. Most seasons we are waiting on a few volunteers to step up as coaches before the teams can be formed.

Equipment - Jersey shirts will be provided for the players. All players are required to wear shin guards. Cleats are not required, but are beneficial for the slippery Spring conditions. If you purchase cleats for your player, please make sure they are for soccer. Baseball and softball cleats (with a cleat on the toe) will not be allowed. Absolutely NO JEWELRY will be worn during games. This will include earrings. If your player has earrings that cannot be removed due to recent piercings, they cannot play.

Game schedules - Will be posted as soon as they are available. Weeknight games are after 5:30. Saturday games are generally before noon. If you have scheduling concerns, we suggest that you volunteer to coach. Coaches are given scheduling priority, and are accommodated as much as possible.

Residency Requirements - We have no residency requirements for our regular rec programs. Junior high players who participate in the Simss league (the varsity teams) must live in Carterville or Herrin.

Please refer to the “Coaches Information” page for more details about league play and some of our other policies. If you have other questions, please use the “Contact Us” page.

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Coaches Info

Carterville Soccer relies on our volunteers to be successful. If you are interested in coaching or helping out in any way please let us know!


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