Competitive soccer is offered for older players and provides regular team practices as well as scrimmages locally; there may be competition in Anchorage tournaments if parents are involved.
The typical comp player may pay $350 for the whole summer if the teams go to tournaments in Anchorage. That covers the basic fee for playing comp and the costs of particpating in 2 tournaments.
Breaking that down: to participate in comp soccer, which runs through June and July and the start of August, players pay a $200 fee (which includes the $25 that goes to the state association for insurance etc.) There is also a fee of $70 for each tournament, to cover tournament registration (more than $500 per team) and related costs. Players and their families find lodging at hotels or directly contact UAA for less expensive accomadations. If, as a parent, you are unable to go to a tournament, you find a guardian and housing for your player. The manager does a lot for the team and this is not one of her/his responsibilities. The coach is not allowed to be the guardian for any player.
The age cut-off by state rule is August 1st. For example, a player cannot be 16 years old before August 1st to play U-16. If the player is 16 after August 1st,t that is OK.
If this is the first year playing in our league, we will need a photocopy of the birth certificate. Bring it to your first practice.
U16 Girl Coach Sarah Banks
U14 Boy Coach Tommie
U12 COed Heidi Johnson
U17 Boys--not sure if this will go due to lack of players; no coach yet