Frequently Asked Questions 


How do I let you know my soccer team preferences for my child?

Other than players who want to return to their previous team, requests will be processed in a first come-first served order. The earlier you register the more likely we can accommodate your request



I don't know any of the coaches or players in this club, how will you decide where to place my child?


Without any other requests on the player's Member form, we try to put players with other players who go to the same school and who are the same age.


Why do you need a picture of my child?


The pictures go on the back of the player card, which the referee reviews before each game. Without a clear photo of the player's face, the referee will be unable to allow your child to play in the game. The focus on detail may vary from referee to referee. We recommend that you provide a clear photo of your child's face, without any hats or sunglasses that might make it hard to see what they look like.


What do I do if I can't seem to figure out how to upload my players picture and/or birth certificate?

It is possible your picture is too small or too big. If you are having trouble getting your picture to upload, please contact our registrar at with your questions and our registrar will get back to you via email, and help you with the uploading process.


Why do I need to upload a copy of my child's birth certificate?

The children play in age groups and for many reasons we need to make sure that the children are the appropriate age for their division, especially that they are not older than the other players. To confirm this for the California Youth Soccer Association, we must have a copy of a government-issued document that verifies your child's date of birth. This can be a county- or state-issued birth certificate, a passport, legal documents that include date of birth and child's name, or other government identification.


Why can't I use the hospital birth certificate to prove my child's age?

The hospital birth certification is not a legal document and would be easy to falsify. Proof of age must be a legal document.


How are teams put together?

The first players assigned are those who want to return to the previous year's team. Once those players are back on their teams, we assign teams based upon the requests listed on the online membership form in the order that they registered.    The earlier you register the more likely we are to be able to meet your request.


Oh no, I missed all of the registration events. Is it too late to register for this year?

Not at all. Carmichael Soccer Club accepts registration online after the last registration event. Our website will announce when late registration will close. It might close for some age groups before others, as the teams fill up. Please follow the registration instructions on our website to make sure that you submit all the necessary paperwork.


Oh no, I missed all of the registration events. My child really wants to be on the same team as last year.

We do our best to accommodate returning player requests to play on the same team as the previous year as long as the coach is returning. While we try to get your returning player back onto the team, there are no guarantees if you are registering late.

Coaches' Frequently Asked Questions



Are there any rules about contacting players for the upcoming season?

We think it's great for the teams to stay together over several years. Please remember that since this is recreational soccer, if you are going to contact one player from last year's team, you must contact all the players.

How will I know which players from last year's team have registered?

Please email the club registrar with a request asking for a list of players that have been assigned to your team.





I signed up to be a coach. Why didn't I get a team?

Teams are assigned based upon the requests of the player families. If there are not enough families requesting you as a coach, we might not be able to give you a full team. If that occurs, we'll contact you about what options are available. Most likely we'll talk about what other coaches and partial teams are available.



Which color jersey do I wear for my game?


For CSC vs. CSC games: 'HOME' team wears GREEN, 'VISITOR' wears BLACK.  For CSC vs. Any Other Club games: CSC teams always wear GREEN.

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