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Frequently Asked Questions

Winter Rec Season Facts

Is the teams co-ed?
Yes, all MFC rec teams are co-ed.

How young can you start MFC rec?
Our Little Kickers division has players ages 4-6 years old. All other divisions are based upon what grade your son or daughter is in.

When and where will games be played and what time?
All games will be played on Saturday’s from January 11th – February 22nd at a Madison School. Game times will vary. This is a 6-week season. There are seven Saturday's listed as one will be used as a make-up date if a rain out happens during the season.

What does my fee include?
Your $85 fee for the Winter rec season includes 6 games and a team uniform. There is $5 discount per sibling registered for Winter rec.

When is practice during Winter rec season?
There are no practices during the Winter rec season. Some coaches may choose to hold optional practices, but practices are not mandatory.

Can I choose my son/daughters’ coach?
Yes, there is a field in the registration form where you can request your coach for your son/daughter. The MFC will do our best to fulfill requests, however, we may not be able to honor all requests due to the roster size and number of requests received for a coach. For the Winter season there will be only 10 players per team in all divisions. All divisions play smaller games of 6v6 (5 players, 1 goalie). There will be no exceptions made on the 10-team roster size. Just because you requested a coach or where on that coach's team in Fall doesn't guarantee placement.

Can I coach my son/daughters’ team?
Yes, the MFC is always looking for volunteer coaches committed to coaching in all rec seasons. You can select your interest to coach in the registration form and we will contact you with additional instructions. If you already registered and want to coach, please contact Leigh Goldstein at Leigh@mfcphx.org

Where can I find help with Sports Engine?

Most of the common questions about our league management app (Sports Engine) can be answered here: Sports Engine Help.  The help section covers:

  • Downloading the app
  • Adding guardians and family members
  • Sending and receiving alerts
  • Accessing the game and practice schedule
  • Syncing team calendar with Gmail Calendar, Outlook, iCal and others

Important Dates

Recreational Seasons

Season Registration Open Season Starts Season Ends
Fall Early July Early  September - weekend after Labor Day Mid November
Winter October Mid January Late February
Summer Indoor April Early May Late July


Club/Competitive Season
*Tryouts take place in early May.  If you feel your child is ready for the next level, please contact the club coach for your child's birth year here to inquire about mid-season tryouts or stay tuned for May tryout dates.

Season Registration Season Starts Season Ends
Fall/Winter/Spring Early July Early September March/April

*Most club teams participate in optional training/tournaments during the summer months.

How do I register my child?

If we are accepting new registrations a link will be posted on our home page.  We usually  close registration at the start of the season.

How do I register my child?

If we are accepting new registrations a link will be posted on our home page.  We usually  close registration at the start of the season.

Is there a discount for siblings?

Yes, we offer a $20 discount off addition sibling registrations.  See current registration for more information.

Where and when will games and practices be?

We partner with Madison Elementary School District and use several of their fields for practices and games.  Our rec league teams practice once per week (Mon-Thur) with games held Friday evenings and Saturdays throughout the day. Club/Competitive teams practice at least twice per week with additional training at the coaches discretion.  Club/Competitive games take place across the valley with occasional travel tournaments.

Can I request practice or games times?

If you have a standing weekly conflict (another sport, scouts, etc.) please note that in your registration and we will try to avoid the conflict when adding your child to a team.  We cannot honor game time requests.  Once you're assigned to a team your coach will communicate your practice and game schedule.  

Can I request my child's coach or teammates?

Yes.  There is a field in the registration that allows for special requests.  Please note requests are not guaranteed.  We will do our best to honor special requests.  

Can I coach my child's team?

Yes!  As an all volunteer coached league, head coaches and assistant coaches are always needed.  Please register as a coach here and indicate a willingness to coach on your child's registration.  

I've registered my child, when can I expect to hear from the coach?

You can expect to hear from your child's coach at least one week prior to the start of the season once all rosters have been finalized.

How do I access my child's team schedule?

Once you've registered and your child has been added to a team, you can access the team's schedule (games and practices), receive team alerts, contact the coaches or other families, and even share team photos in the Sports Engine app (download for Android or iPhone).  You must register in the app using the same email you used to register your child.  You can also add family members by following these steps

Can I sponsor my child's team?

We do not offer individual team sponsorships but please contact Leigh Goldstein (leigh@mfcphx.org) about league sponsorship.

How do I stay up-to-date on all things MFC?

Join the MFC mailing list here!

How do I request a refund?

We understand scheduling conflicts come up or kids decide they don't want to play soccer.  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a refund after teams are formed and rosters are locked - typically two weeks prior to the first game.  Prior to that we can offer a refund on a case by case basis.  Please contact Leigh Goldstein for refund requests: leigh@mfcphx.org.  

*Registration insurance is offered through Sports Engine.  MFC is in no way affiliated with this service but you are welcome to purchase for a nominal fee to protect your registration fee.  Registration insurance can only be purchased at the time of the original registration.

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