Frequently Asked Questions - Answers
Playing with Mavericks Soccer Club
What is the difference between Mavericks Soccer Club competitive soccer and regular recreation soccer?
Competitive soccer is the highest level of competition available for youth soccer players in Northern California. It involves the an increased ammount of travel and cost to play. Competitive soccer is for the talented players and the ones who are the most committed to the game of soccer, because competitive soccer can be year round. Competitive soccer is available between the ages of 8 and 19 and is the foremost development program for youth soccer players. Competitive soccer is played at different levels, further enabling players of differing skills to be placed in the proper level of competition. Competitive soccer teams are 100% coached and trained professional Mavericks Soccer Club profesional coaches.
What is the travel and time commitment to play at Mavericks Soccer Club?
The time and travel commitment will vary depending upon the team's age group and level.
Mavericks Soccer Club teams typically train 2-3 times per week begining in March and will continue through until later November or December. The teams will take off the months on June and July between the Spring and Fall seasons. Older teams will play all year round but will take a break from November through February to allow for high soccer soccer.
Each Mavericks team will be eligable to play in two leagues a state cup and 2-3 tournament through out the year. Spring league generally is played between April and June while the fall league will take place typically after Labor day and will run through until Thanksgiving. All games will take place on either Saturdays or Sundays, half of the games will take place in the local area and the other half will be played around Northern California. However please note the younger the team the less travel is required.
What is the cost to play at Mavericks Soccer Club?
The cost to play at Mavericks Soccer Club depends on the players age and the level of play. For current club fees please click here. Club fees cover all professional coaching costs, training and game fields, referees at games, entry into a Norcal fall league, player cards, training equiment, club administration, and a training shirt. Club fees do not cover spring league entry, state cup entry, tournament entry or players uniforms. Generally our teasm fundraise or collect money from within the team to fund additional league, state cup and tournament fees.
When are the next set of tryouts for Maverics Soccer Club?
For specfic tryouts information please click here. A generally tryout overview for 2017:
2011-2007 Players - Mid January 2017
2006-2004 Players - Mid February 2017
- 2003 & older players - Late April and May
- What is the National Premier League (NPL)?
The NPL was created to elevate and change the competitive youth soccer landscape by extending developmental principles espoused by U.S. Soccer into more age groups and clubs, by linking competition with player development and identification platforms, and by providing meaningful weekly competition culminating in the NPL Finals.
NPLs are independent leagues, unified under one national competition platform, and based on a common technical framework designed to improve long-term player development. The NPL provides a platform:
focused on long-term player development;
for the country’s top soccer clubs, allowing consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios;
- that allows players to be scouted and evaluated by U.S. Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors;
that allow players to be scoute and evlauated by college coaches on a more regular basis
that is designed and structured by the clubs, based on the needs of the clubs; and that provides an avenue for qualification for the NPL Finals.
- Who else in the local area offers an NPL program?
Mavericks Soccer Club is a proud member of the National Premier League (NPL) and we strive to make sure that our NPL teams remain competive in a high competitive environment. With our tradition of long term development at Mavericks Soccer Club we ensure that our NPL players recieve the very best training and coaching. Locally Mavericks Soccer Club is the only NPL member club which garuentees teams entrace into the NPL. If you want to elevate your game then Mavericks is the only place to be.
What uniforms do Mavericks players wear?
Please click here for information of Mavericks Soccer Club uniforms
How do I sign up to tryout with Mavericks Soccer Club?
Please click here to register for up and coming Mavericks tryouts
Does Mavericks Soccer Club provide financial support?
Mavericks Soccer Club provides one of the most comprehensive financial aid programs in Northern California, this helps and assists many of our players finanically. Our aim is never to stop any player from playing soccer beacuse of financial reasons. Please click here to find out more about the financial aid program.
When does registration open for the 2017 season?
As soon as the tryouts have been completed you will be instructed how to register your son/daughter for the up and coming season. There will also be instruction regards applying for finanical aid. Your registration to the team must be completed before you pre-season team meeting.
- What is the clubs refund policy?
Please click here to see the Mavericks refund policy.
Clinics and Camps
- What are the current clinics at Mavericks Soccer Club?
Throughout the year, Mavericks Soccer Club ensures that our players receive the very best technical skill training through a variety of additional clinics and programs. These clinics and programs are designed to develop and improve all players technical skills which are essential to the foundations of all soccer players. Through high level instruction from Mavericks Soccer Clubs professional coaching staff these clinics ensure that our players are continually given the tools to improve their technical skills in a fun and rewarding environment. Click here to see our current skills clinic schedule
- Who is able to attend the Mavericks Soccer Club Clinics?
Any player is welcome to attend our skills clinics, all our clinics are age specific so each player must be in that correct age range. If you are a current Mavericks player a just have to arrive. If you are player from another local soccer club you are welcome to attend however you might be required to recieve permission from you current club director of coaching before attending. If you are unattached and not playing with any clubs you must fill out the Mavericks clinic waiver form, that can be found be clicking here
Do Mavericks Soccer Club offer summer camps?
Each summer we hosty a series of summer camps that are open for any one to attend no matter the players age or their skill level. If you are interested in any camp for the future, we urge you to sign up to receive Mavericks information. The sign up form can be located on our homepage.
Coaching at Mavericks Soccer Club
How can I become a coach with Mavericks Soccer Club?
Mavericks Soccer Club is always on the look out for talented indvidauls who wish to coach. We offer head coacing positions to coaches who are qualified indivduals that have been through liscensing courses with USSF, NSCAA or another national coaching body. If you are interested interested in assitant coaching we will consider all persons who are interested in coaching and are looking to take a coaching liscense. If you wish to find out more about current coaching positions at Mavericks Soccer Club please contact our director of coaching by clicking here
Can I buy spirit wear?
Click here to got to the Mavericks Soccer Club online store, all spirit wear can be ordered directly from here.
- How can i sign up to recieve information from Mavericks Soccer Club?
At Mavericks Soccer Club we send out regular communications to our membership regards up and coming club events. We never spam and your information is never passed on to any third parties. You can sign up to recieve Maverick news and infomation on our home page.
Who can I contact to help me with a question?
The Mavericks Coaching Director is the best place to start if you have a question, please click here to send an email to the Director of Coaching. If you have a more specific question that you would like to direct to the Mavericks board of director please click here to find their contact information.
What is Mavericks Soccer Club mailing address?
1191 Solano Ave #6288, Albany, CA 94706