It is the goal of the soccer program at Ascension to promote a positive experience surrounding the game of soccer for each child. We are dedicated to providing a safe, family-oriented environment for our children to learn and to enjoy organized sporting activities. The goal of the various programs is not only to teach our children how to play a given sport, but also how to be a good sport in both victory and defeat.
Soccer is open to all boys and girls, Pre-K through 8th grade, who meet AT LEAST ONE of the following criteria:
CYC League (Grades 2-8) $140
Physical CYC cards are being replaced with an electronic annual membership. Players registering for the CYC League will be charged a $5 annual membership fee, and will be required to upload a photo to serve as validation on the official roster. Coaches will also be required to upload a photo, but there is no charge for a coach membership.
The Ascension Soccer Program will provide team jerseys and shorts for all players. CYC requires the WHOLE team to wear the same socks. Parents are responsible for purchasing the specific socks as decided by the coach/team.
All jerseys and shorts must be picked by a parent prior to the season and returned to one of the uniform collections at the end of the season. Please follow the appropriate care procedure and remember that these jerseys will be used by others in future years. Only wear the jerseys for games and not as play clothes. Also, please change before eating or drinking as stains are very difficult to remove. A fee may be assessed for damaged uniforms at the discretion of the Athletic Association. A fee will be assessed and your account suspended for failure to return the full uniform
Note: The CYC annual membership is not required for Training League programs.
Ascension Soccer has entered into a partnership with J.B. Marine SC for our Pre-K program. To be eligible for this program, participants must be age 4 by July 31st of the current year.
Practices/games with skills and 3v3 games being held on Wednesday nights from 6-7 PM, mid-late August - early-mid October. Clinics use a size #3 soccer ball.
Training League (PreK) $125 per player
The primary objective of the Pre-K program is to provide an enjoyable, low-key introduction to soccer for our players.
Training League (PreK - 1st) $125 per player
The Ascension Soccer Program will provide a shirt for all players. Parents are responsible for purchasing socks and shorts.
Team formation can be a sensitive subject, as some players and parents want to play on a specific team or with a specific coach. Parents cannot choose their team. We try to accommodate requests where possible, but we have established Team Formation Guidelines for coordinators to use in forming teams. When registering for an Ascension team you can request to play on a certain team or with a certain player, but we cannot guarantee we can accommodate all requests.
It is the Program Director/Grade Coordinator’s responsibility to form the teams at a given grade level… not a coach of a team at that level. Please do not ask the coaches if your child can play on their team.
Below are some of the considerations for team formation.
The number of players assigned to each team at the grade level. We try to keep the number of players on a team consistent across the teams when possible.
Ascension does not conduct try-outs or allow coaches to hand-pick their teams.
All parents are encouraged to volunteer in a Sports Program as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager or practice/game helper. If your team already has a Head Coach, please ask him/her what you can do to help the team, or contact the appropriate Coordinator for details on how to help. Parent Participation allows us to continue to provide sports programs!
Each volunteer must fulfill their Archdiocese obligation by being compliant with the guidelines listed below. Non-compliance means we cannot accept volunteers that we greatly appreciate and need to make our Ascension programs successful.