Frequently Asked Questions

**COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: The questions and answers below are for a regular recreational soccer season. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines that are continually changing, these answers may not be applicable to the upcoming season. When the next season begins, Albion Juniors will follow the most current Return to Play guidelines as required by the Nevada local government, Nevada Youth Soccer Association, and the U.S. Youth Soccer Association. Play format and/or other season details may change, depending on these guidelines. This means there may be field capacity limitations, spectator limitations, team roster capacity limitations, field location changes, etc. We may also be required to implement a COVID-19 screening process prior to each practice or game. We will know more when we get closer to the start of the next season. However, things may change right before a season or in the middle of a season.

Q: How do I register my child for soccer? 

A: Visit our Registration Page
 HERE and select the location and league you want to register for and follow the prompts. 
 

Q: How long is each soccer season**? 
A: Each soccer season consists of 8 weeks of play. Though we try to schedule 8 consecutive weeks for games, that is not always possible due to specific holidays and/or Spring Break. When this happens, there will be one Saturday where there is not a game and then the season will continue the following week. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q: How many league locations do you have? 
A: We have 2 league locations: Inspirada and Skye Canyon 
 

Q. Do I have to be an Inspirada or Skye Canyon resident to play?
A: No. There are no residency requirements.
 

Q. My child has never played soccer, can they still be placed on a team? Are there try-outs?
A: We are a recreational and developmental soccer league, therefore we do not have try-outs. If you pay, you play. Many children in the league are playing for the first time and each team will have players with a variety of skill levels.
 

Q. When does registration open for each season?
A: Registration for the Spring Season is open from October through January, with the first games taking place in March. Registration for the Fall Season is open from April through July, with the first games taking place in September. Practices usually start up 1-2 weeks before the first game.
---Please note: Register during Early Registration to take advantage of the best deal and to ensure your child’s place in the league.
 

Q: When does the Fall Season and Spring Season start**? 
A: Opening Day for the Fall Season generally starts in mid-September. Opening Day for the Spring Season generally starts in mid-March. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q: Is Albion Juniors a co-ed league? 
A: Yes. However, occasionally there may be an all-girls or all-boys team. Most teams will have a mix of boys and girls.
 

Q: Is Albion Juniors a competitive league? 
A: No. Albion Juniors is a recreational league with a focus on learning and developing new soccer skills while having fun. However, Albion does have a competitive club program, Albion SC Las Vegas. For more information about the Albion SC Las Vegas, please click here

 

Q: Why does Albion Juniors not post standings? 
A: We are a recreational league and place a priority on participation, development, and FUNdamental skills. We do not place an emphasis on the score or winning. This is the perfect opportunity for the children to develop and perfect their soccer skills. However, Albion does have a competitive club program, Albion SC Las Vegas. For more information about the Albion SC Las Vegas, please click 
here

 

Q. What does my registration fee cover?
A: Registration fees cover full uniforms for new players (1 Home jersey, 1 Away jersey, 1 short, and 1 pair of soccer socks), end of season awards, field fees, referee fees, goals, nets, practice balls, and playerʼs insurance.

 

Q: Will my child get a new uniform every season? 
A: Our uniforms (which consists of 1 Home jersey, 1 Away jersey, 1 short, and 1 pair of soccer socks) are intended to be used for one “seasonal year.” Our seasonal year includes both the Fall and Spring seasons. Each player receives one uniform per seasonal year. i.e. If a child participates in the Spring Season, they will not receive another new uniform for the following Fall Season. They will continue to use the same jersey they received for the Spring Season. If a child did not participate in the previous Spring Season, but signs up for the Fall Season, they will receive a new uniform. For more information on our uniform policy, please click 
here link to uniform policy page

 

Q: What size ball does my child need? 
A: Under-8s and younger play with a size 3 ball. Under-9 through Under-13 play with a size 4 ball.
 

Q: Where are the practices held? 
A: We reserve soccer fields near the Inspirada community and Skye Canyon community for practices. The field reservations may change from season to season, depending on field availability. However, practice locations are at the discretion of your childʼs coach and may be at another park, nearby the Inspirada or Skye Canyon community.
 

Q: Which days of the week are practices on? 
A: Most practices occur on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays, as those are the days the specified soccer fields are reserved. However, practices could occur anytime between Monday and Friday as practice days are at the discretion of your childʼs coach and their availability. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q: What time of day are practices held? 
A: Practices are scheduled between 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Your team’s practice time is dependent on the availability of your child’s coach.
 

Q: How many practices are there per week? 
A: We recommend that players attend a minimum of one team practice a week, two at a maximum. The frequency is dependent on the age of the players and each coachʼs availability.
 

Q: How long does practice last? 
A: We recommend practices for players six and younger to be between 30 minutes and an hour, but no longer than one hour long. We recommend practices for players in U8 and up to be between 45 minutes and one hour long. However, practice lengths are at the discretion of the coach.
 

Q. Are there practices during Spring Break?
A: Some coaches will schedule practices with the understanding that all of the players may not be available.
 

Q. What does my child need to practice?
A: For practices, all players should wear shin guards and soccer cleats as they are mandatory. Dress for the weather. Bring water and a soccer ball. Coaches may have an extra ball in case a player forgets theirs, but we cannot guarantee that. We recommend writing your name and phone number on your soccer ball, in the event it is lost/found.
 

Q: When and where are games held**? 
A: Our games are played on the Capriola soccer fields (Inspirada location) and at soccer fields nearby the community (Skye Canyon location) every Saturday between 8am-4pm for 8 weeks. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q: What times are the games played at**? 
A: Game times vary for each division. They can be scheduled anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q: What does my child need for the games? 
A: Shin guards, cleated shoes, and the uniform are required for all games. Please remember to check the schedule (home/away team) for the appropriate colored uniform top for the game. Also, bring water and a soccer ball to do a few “pre-game warm-up” drills.
 

Q: How do I know which uniform top (red or blue) to put on my child for their game? 
A: Home teams will always wear the blue jersey uniform top. Away teams will always wear the red jersey uniform top. However, we encourage players to bring both jerseys to the game in the even that another team is short several players and/or they wear the incorrect jersey color.
 

Q: Will there be practice time before my games? 
A: There is no practice time before or after any games. However, many coaches will do a few quick drills as a “pre-game warm-up” 10-15 minutes before the game. We recommend showing up at least 10 minutes before the game.
 

Q: Can I play with my friends**? 
A: Absolutely! We actually encourage you to rally up some friends and play together. You are welcome to make friend requests to play on the same team with a particular person, coach, or group of people. If there is space available on a particular team, priority for requests will be granted in the following order: 

1.  Returning players
2.  Players that register during Early Registration
3.  Siblings
4.  All other requests

If you have a particular team, coach, or friend request, please register early as this will increase the likelihood we are able to accommodate your request. However, we CANNOT guarantee that we will be able to place your child with a specific team/coach/friend. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q: Who will be my childʼs coach? 
A: All coaches are volunteer parents. If you are a certified coach or you know the game, we encourage you to volunteer! Click 
here for more information on the perks of being a coach and what is required.
 

Q: How do I become a coach? 
A: Click 
here to register as a coach. If you would like more information, please visit our Coaches Corner 
here to learn more about what it takes to become a coach.
 

Q: How are teams created? 
A: We begin building teams manually throughout registration. Once registration is closed, we will finalize the rosters manually.
 

Q: How many players are on a team**? 
A: The U4 to U8 divisions play 4v4 on the field with no goalkeeper. These teams generally have 6 to 8 players on a roster. The U9 –U10 divisions play 7v7 with a goalkeeper. These teams have 9-10 players on a roster. U11-U13 divisions and up play 9v9 with a goalkeeper. These teams have 12-13 players on a roster. Please note: These numbers may fluctuate depending on how many teams/players are registered and/or due to COVID-19 roster capacity limitations. **Please see the COVID-19 Disclaimer at the top of this page
 

Q. When will we find out what team my child is on?
A: Coaches get their rosters at the Coaches’ Meeting, which is typically held 3 weeks before the first game. They will begin contacting the players after that meeting to schedule a practice for the following week.
 

Q. A coach never called or emailed me, what do I do?
A: First, check the calendar to see if the Coaches’ Meeting has been held. The Coaches’ Meeting is usually held 3 weeks before the first game. Coaches are requested to contact all players by the Wednesday after the Coaches Meeting. On Thursday, Albion Juniors will email all players their coachʼs contact information. If a week has gone by and you still have not received a call or email (check your spam folder), please email the league at albionjuniors@albionsclv.org and we will look into it.

 

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Albion Juniors  
(702) 750-3160 – ext. 2 
albionjuniors@albionsclv.org