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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Recreational League soccer?

Recreation Leagues are administered at the local level that emphasize open participation and player registration, and employs a system of rostering players for the purpose of creating a fair and balanced distribution of playing talent among all participating Teams, and where each player plays at least one-half (1/2) of each game. The Fullerton Rangers supports teams in the under 5 to under 19 age brackets, both boys and girls. More information can be found under the Recreational section of our website.

 

What is Signature League soccer?
This is a league developed by our state association, California Youth Soccer Association–South (CYSA-S) designed to be an intermediate level of play between competitive and recreational soccer. The Fullerton Rangers will be supporting teams in the under 9 to under 15 age brackets, both boys and girls. The teams are selected through a try-out session held in Mar/April/May. More information can be found under the Signature section of our website.

 

What is Competitive League soccer?
The Fullerton Rangers is a comprehensive soccer club that provides various levels of competition. Our competitive program provides some of the best coaching and skill development in Southern California. We support a team in each age bracket (U9-U19), both boys and girls, to compete with other teams from Southern California. These teams are selected through a try-out with each team. More information can be found under the Competitive section of our website, or by contacting the coach directly searching our website team listings. Our staff coaches strive to obtain the highest level of coaching licenses available, in some cases, National Licenses (USSF A, B, or C).

 

Who can participate in Recreational League soccer?
The league serves kids from ages 4 to 19; see the Fullerton Rangers Age Matrix for eligible ages. A child requires no previous experience to play. A player does not have to be a Fullerton resident; however, if enough coaches are not identified for all registrants to participate, non-Fullerton residents may be first waitlisted.

 

When does the season start?
There are two primary seasons; fall and spring.

  • Fall
    • Registration – Registration typically opens April 1. Late registration typically begins mid-May. Online registration typically closes mid-June or earlier depending on remaining players necessary to fill available roster spots. Manual registration typically closes at the end of August. Inquires can be directed to help@fullertonrangers.com

    • Practices – Teams can start practicing the first full week of August Generally, teams practice at a school or park. The exact location, days and times are selected by the coach your child is assigned to and the coach will announce the schedule once the league has released. Coaches are offered Mon & Wed or Tue & Thu days. The practice times are usually 4:00 to 5:30 for the younger divisions, 5:30 to 7:00, and 7:00 to 8:30 for the older divisions. Check our Fields page for a list of locations.

    • Games – The first game of the season starts the weekend after Labor Day. The season runs for approximately 10 games, ending before Thanksgiving. Games are primarily held on Saturday and some games at night or on Sunday (after 12 noon), usually at the same location, and game start times are generally set between 8am and 3pm. The games are played at schools and parks within Fullerton.

§ Post-Season:

v City Cup – Divisions U9 through U12 all teams participate in our City Cup tournament starting after the last game of the season. Two teams per division are selected to play in the Commissioner’s Cup; League Champions and City Cup Champions. If same team, Team Formation Committee will determine second team.

v Cal South Commissioner's Cup - generally held the first two weekends of December. Recreational only tournament open to all Cal South district teams.

v All-Stars – U8-U12 All-Stars (by coach nomination) play early November. Players are combined to form one All-Star team per division to compete in the Cal South Tournament of All-Stars the last weekend of January, a tournament of the best-of-the-best Recreational teams in Southern California.

  • Spring
    • Registration – Registration typically opens January 1. Late registration typically begins February 1. Online registration typically closes mid-February or as necessary depending on remaining players necessary to fill available roster spots. Manual registration typically closes at the end of February. Inquiries can be directed to help@fullertonrangers.com.

    • Practices – There are no formal team practices in spring. Team practices are replaced with player development clinics held approximately 4-6 Friday evenings from 5:30-7pm. Dates and locations are subject to change and registrants are notified in advance.
    • Games – The first game of the season starts approximately the first weekend in March. The season runs for approximately 8 games, ending early May. Games are held on Sundays after 12noon.

 

What equipment do I need for my children to play soccer?

  • Fall - each player will receive a uniform (shorts, socks and jersey). You will need to supply your player with a pair of soccer shoes (with molded studs or cleats – no toe cleat or metal is allowed), shin guards, and a ball. These can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, or soccer stores.
  • Spring - each player will receive a t-shirt. You will need to supply your player with a pair of shorts, soccer shoes (with molded studs or cleats – no toe cleat is allowed), shin guards, socks that cover shin guards entirely, and a ball. These can be purchased at most sporting goods stores, or soccer stores.
    • Shorts can be any color. Default color is black for recreational fall.
    • Socks can be any color. Default color is the same color as primary jersey color.
    • Size 3 soccer ball - U5-U8
    • Size 4 soccer ball - U9-U12
    • Size 5 soccer ball - U13-U19

 

Does my child have to try-out?
No, every player registered before the start of late registration period will be placed on a team. All U9 - U14 new players to our league must attend a “rating” session, where they are assigned a rating based on their ability to play soccer (all players are rated 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5). When the teams are formed, they are balanced to ensure that each team has an equal amount of like rated players. Players who do not attend a rating session for evaluation and non-Fullerton resident registrants may be placed on the waitlist as determined by the Team Formation Committee.

 

When are the teams formed?
Teams are formed in late-June. The coaches will notify you of your child’s placement between the last week of July and first week of August. Teams are formed early June. Your child’s coach will notify you via email, phone or text message starting mid-July and no later than July 31 including practice details and any team introductory message.

 

How are teams formed?
Most teams are formed by a “blind draft” procedure, utilizing a computer model. The exception is the older teams, (division 1, 2 & 3 – U14 through U19) which are selected in an “open draft” procedure, where coaches select players by name in rounds alternating order.

 

How are coaches selected?
All of our coaches are volunteers that express their desire to coach by notifying the Director of Recreation. They are required to obtain clearance by our State Association (CYSA-S: Cal South) through the “KIDSAFE” Risk Management Program Live Scan Fingerprinting. In addition, coaches must also obtain an appropriate level Grassroots Coaching License, and certifications in Concussion & Player Safety, SafeSport and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Safety of our players is #1. Most coaches are parents like you that want to spend time with their children and we provide the necessary tools to be successful in player development and safety.

 

What if I do not know a lot about soccer and want to coach a team?
No problem, as we can provide you with the necessary information and training to make this season fun and rewarding for all.

 

Can we switch teams after they are formed?
The league policy is: “There shall be no transfer of recreational players for transportation, after school activities, or any other conflicts with practice and/or games.” Due to the large number of players and teams, it would be impossible to run the league with any success.

 

What is the wait list?
The wait list is where we put players that register during the late registration period. This list does not ensure that your child will play. We use this list to complete rosters with openings or to replace players that drop out of our league. Registrants we are unable to place onto a team will be fully refunded.

 

What if I cannot make the times or days the coach chooses for practice?
Historically, teams have worked together to provide transportation where needed. See "Can we switch teams after they are formed" above.

 

If things don’t work out, can I get a refund?

  • Fall - 100% Refund deadline is May 31. 50% Refund deadline is July 31. All Refunds are subject to a $10 transaction fee withheld. Always refer to our registration page for specific season refund policies.
  • Spring - 100% Refund deadline is generally the first Friday of a full week in February. 50% Refund deadline is generally the third Friday of a full week in February. All Refunds are subject to a $10 transaction fee withheld. Always refer to our registration page for specific season refund policies.

 

Where can I find out all there is to know about the Fullerton Rangers?

  • Always check the league’s website at www.fullertonrangers.com to find out what the current rules, news or events are.

  • Read the FRYSC Handbook for all the rules and regulations that the league must follow. The handbook includes the phone numbers of all the Commissioners and Board of Directors. The handbook is your best source for information when you have a question.

  • Keep in mind, the first place to go with a question during the season is your child’s Head Coach, then the Commissioner of your Division. Please contact them first!

 

If all other sources fail to produce an answer, send an email to help@fullertonrangers.com or call the FRYSC Information line at (714) 519-3171.

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