Supportive parents are a vital component to a successful youth sports organization, and not just because they pay the registration fee and drive the kids to practice. Parents, in cooperation with coaches, referees and league officials, help to establish a positive atmosphere in which our kids can thrive, not only as athletes, but also as people. Parents serve as role models by exhibiting good sportsmanship and exercising restraint in the face of adversity. SNSA believes that our Henderson United and Southern Highlands United parents are the best of any youth sports league, and we thank you for your continued support!
Soccer is a physical activity, and unfortunately our players sometimes suffer a serious injury that requires medical attention. SNSA provides secondary medical insurance for all players who are registered with Henderson United Youth Soccer (HUYS) and Southern Highlands United (SHU) through US Club Soccer (USCS). If your child suffers an injury at a soccer practice or game, you will need to do the following to file a claim:
STEP 1: Go to the US Club Soccer website at www.usclubsoccer.org.
STEP 2: Go to the "RESOURCES" tab and click on "INSURANCE" on the drop-down menu.
STEP 3: Scroll down to the "CLAIMS" section and click on the "Online Youth Claim Form" link.
STEP 4: Complete the information on the online form.
STEP 5: Download and print the form, and follow the instructions to file your claim. Be sure to read the claim guidelines before submitting you claim.
WHAT EQUIPMENT WILL MY CHILD NEED? Your registration fee includes a uniform shirt, shorts and socks for the fall season (the Mini Kickers program also includes shin guards and a ball). Other equipment that each player will need:
Players shall not wear anything that could be dangerous to themselves or another player, including hard casts, watches, jewelry, hair clips, etc.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHICH TEAM MY CHILD IS ON? The league will distribute rosters to coaches by mid-August. Once a coach has the roster, he/she will notify each player on the team. If you have not heard from a coach by August 26, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 568-0400.
WHAT ABOUT PRACTICES? A parent volunteer will coach your child’s team (if you volunteer to coach, you get to set the practice times and locations!). The coach will contact you regarding practice times and locations. Soccer is a team sport, and it is important for players to attend practices regularly.
ARE THERE ADDITIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MY CHILD? SNSA offers our Player Technical Training program (PTT), free to all registered players in the U5-U12 age divisions. PTT consists of four weekly training sessions conducted by the training staff of the Heat FC, SNSA’s competitive soccer program. Check our website at www.snsasoccer.com for more information about PTT. We also offer a HeatFC Sparks Academy training camp (U6-U10 divisions and goalkeepers) at an additional cost for players that may be interested in playing competitive soccer in the future.
WHERE WILL THE GAMES BE PLAYED? SNSA purchases permits from the City of Henderson and Clark County for fields in the Henderson and South Valley area. The number of teams in your child’s age group will determine where games are played. Some fields we may be using are Acacia Park, Anthem Hills Park, Cactus Wren Park, Heritage Park, Madeira Canyon Park and Green Valley HS. Field locations will be posted on our website at www.snsasoccer.com when they become available.
WHEN WILL THE GAMES BE PLAYED? Games are scheduled to start on September 6, 2014. Most games will be played on Saturdays, though some older age groups may have some weeknight games. Schedules will be distributed to coaches and will be posted on the website the first weekend in March. Season play will end on or before November 22.
WHAT ABOUT PLAYING TIME? By rule, players should play a minimum of half the game minutes in regular season games. Coaches may reduce a player's playing time (with prior approval of the league) as a disciplinary measure if necessary, including a reduction in the playing time of a player that habitually misses practice. The minimum playing time rule does not apply during tournament play.
HOW CAN I HELP SNSA? This league is run primarily by VOLUNTEERS – all Board Members, coaches and other volunteers are giving their time so your child can participate in a great sport and have fun. SNSA needs coaches! No experience is necessary; we provide coach training free of charge. SNSA also needs team managers and referees, as well as volunteers to serve on our league committees. Send an e-mail to email@example.com or call us at 568-0400 if you can help – we need you! Please be kind to your volunteers.