Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are OFA’s fees per season?

  • A. KINDER PROGRAM (U5-U6) - $45.00
  • B. RECREATION PROGRAM (U7 – U15) - $75.00
  • C. DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM (U9 – U10) - $150.00
  • D. COMPETITIVE PROGRAM (U11 – U19) - $275.00
  • $75.00 IS DUE AT REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS EXCEPT KINDER.

2. What if our family is unable to pay the fee to participate?

  • WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL PLAYERS TO REGISTER. IF MONEY IS A CHALLENGE, FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE THROUGH A SCHOLARSHIP. PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHOLARSHIP WEB PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY.  DIRECT ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE TO OUR OFFICE AT REGISTRAR@OREGONFUTBOLACADEMY.COM.

3. What does a player get when they register with OFA?

  • ALL PLAYERS IN OFA WILL BE PLACED ON AN APPROPRIATE TEAM WITH A DEDICATED HEAD AND ASSISTANT COACH. PLAYERS RECEIVE SCHEDULED PRACTICES AND GAMES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON. IN ADDITION TO TEAM & LEAGUE PLAY, OUR KINDER PLAYERS RECEIVE A UNIFORM T-SHIRT.

4. What uniforms will I need to play for OFA?

  • OFA IS PROVIDING ALL PLAYERS THEIR STARTER UNIFORM KIT AT NO EXTRA COST DURING ITS INAUGURAL YEAR, TO INCLUDE FALL 2017, WINTER 2018, AND SPRING 2018. AFTER OFA’S INAUGURAL YEAR PLAYERS MAY PURCHASE UNIFORMS FROM OFA DURING REGISTRATION AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.  
    • ALL OFA PLAYERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN SHIN GUARDS AND CLEATS
    • KINDER PLAYERS RECEIVE THEIR UNIFORM T-SHIRT WITH REGISTRATION. KINDER PLAYERS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN SHORTS AND SOCKS.
    • EACH RECREATIONAL, DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPETITIVE PLAYER MUST PURCHASE THE BASIC UNIFORM KIT FROM OFA, TO INCLUDE:
      • A HOME UNIFORM KIT (SHORTS & JERSEY), AN AWAY UNIFORM KIT (SHORTS & JERSEY) AND A PAIR OF SOCKS FOR RECREATIONAL PLAYERS
      • AND A HOME UNIFORM KIT (SHORTS & JERSEY), AN AWAY UNIFORM KIT (SHORTS & JERSEY), A PAIR OF SOCKS AND WARM-UP JACKET FOR COMPETITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL PLAYERS  
  • PLAYERS MAY PURCHASE EXTRA SHORTS, SOCKS, AS WELL AS OFA BEANIES, BACKPACKS AND OTHER OFA MERCHANDISE ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS IN THE OFA FUTSAL FACILITY DURING OPEN HOURS. CHECK OUT OUR UNIFORM & MERCHANDISE COST SHEET.

5. Where will OFA be playing?

  • RECREATIONAL TEAMS WILL PLAY GAMES IN SOUTHERN OREGON. COMPETITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL TEAMS WILL BE PLAYING THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF OREGON AND INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

6. Are there any discounts available for registration?

  • A $30 DISCOUNT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE APPLIED TO THE 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, ETC. PLAYER FROM EACH FAMILY.  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHOLARSHIP WEB PAGE.
  • NO OTHER DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

7. Where will OFA teams train/practice?

  • TEAMS WILL PRACTICE ON LOCAL TURF AND GRASS FIELDS WITHIN GRANTS PASS. IN ADDITION, COMPETITIVE TEAMS WILL TRAIN AT OFA’S FUTSAL FACILITY LOCATED AT 144 SW G STREET.

8. What leagues will OFA teams participate in?

  • OFA TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE IN OFA’S OWN RECREATIONAL LEAGUE, THE DLSO (DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE OF SOUTHERN OREGON), THE SOCL (SOUTHERN OREGON CLASSIC LEAGUE), THE PTTL (PORTLAND TIMBERS & THORNS LEAGUE) AND OTHERS AS WE GROW!  EACH LEAGUE HAS ITS OWN FLAVOR AND OFA PLACES EACH TEAM IN THE LEAGUE THAT WILL BEST SUPPORT ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

9. Who will be coaching OFA teams?

  • COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND COMMITTED TO YOUTH SOCCER.  PARENTS OF PLAYERS MAKE UP THE BIGGEST PERCENTAGE OF OUR VOLUNTEER COACHING STAFF, BUT WE WELCOME ALL INTERESTED COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN SEEKING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COACHING OPPORTUNITIES! PLEASE SEE FAQ #11 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING TO COACH FOR OFA.

10. Are there tryouts?

  • NO. INSTEAD OF A TRADITIONAL TRY-OUT, OFA WILL HOST ASSESSMENTS PRIOR TO FALL AND WINTER SEASONS FOR COMPETITIVE PLAYERS. OUR GOAL IS TO CREATE AN ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE THAT FEELS STRESS FREE AND SUPPORTIVE FOR OUR PLAYERS. IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO KICK-START THE SOCCER SEASON TOGETHER AND FIND THE BEST FIT FOR EACH PLAYER. ALL PLAYERS WILL BE PLACED ON A TEAM. THERE ARE NO CUTS. KINDER AGE PLAYERS AND PLAYERS THAT KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO PLAY RECREATIONAL SOCCER WILL NOT NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN ASSESSMENTS.

11. How and when will players know what team they are on?

  • RECREATIONAL TEAMS WILL BE ASSEMBLED IN THE FALL BASED ON PLAYER BIRTH YEAR AND WHICH SCHOOL PLAYERS ATTEND. RECREATIONAL TEAMS WILL BE RECREATED IN THE SPRING SEASON BASED ON THE SAME CRITERIA. COMPETITIVE TEAMS WILL BE CREATED EACH FALL SEASON FOLLOWING FALL SEASON ASSESSMENTS (WHICH ARE OFTEN SCHEDULED FOR JUNE EACH YEAR).  OFA WILL PLACE PLAYERS ON TEAMS BASED UPON BIRTH YEAR AND ABILITY. COMMUNICATION OF TEAM PLACEMENT WILL BE MADE PRIOR TO THE FALL SEASON.

12. How do I become a competitive or recreational coach?

  • APPLY BY SUBMITTING AN ONLINE COACHING APPLICATION AND REGISTERING TO COACH ONLINE. EVERY COACH WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK AND CONCUSSION CERTIFICATION COURSE.
  • AFTER YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION AND REGISTERED ONLINE, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY OFA STAFF. COACHES WILL BE SELECTED BY OFA STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS CONSISTENT WITH ACADEMY POLICY.  READ MORE ABOUT BECOMING A COACH ON OUR “VOLUNTEER” WEB PAGE. 

13. Do coaches receive coaching/training gear?

  • ALL COACHES (HEAD COACHES & ASSISTANT COACHES) WILL RECEIVE A PIECE OF TRAINING GEAR PER SEASON AND $30 OFF THEIR CHILD’S SOCCER REGISTRATION FEE.

14. Do coaches receive training?

  • YES, ONE OF THE PRIMARY MISSIONS OF OFA IS TO PURSUE THE BEST QUALITY SOCCER POSSIBLE AND OFFER OUR PLAYERS THE BEST INSTRUCTION POSSIBLE. OFA IS CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING A COACHING EDUCATION PROGRAM TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALL COACHES, FROM KINDER THROUGH COMPETITIVE.  WE HOPE TO LAUNCH THIS PROGRAM IN 2018.
  • BEFORE THIS PROGRAM LAUNCHES AND YOU ARE A COACH OR POTENTIAL COACH, OFA STAFF IS PREPARED TO OFFER INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE IN DESIGNING YOUR PRACTICES AND SETTING YOU UP FOR SUCCESS TO LEAD YOUR TEAM. JUST ASK!

15. What will practice/training sessions look like?

  • KINDER TEAMS WILL PRACTICE AND PLAY GAMES ON SATURDAY MORNINGS.
  • RECREATIONAL TEAMS WILL TRAIN OUTDOORS UP TO TWO TIMES A WEEK AND PLAY GAMES EACH WEEKEND IN-SEASON. DROP-IN PLAY AT THE FUTSAL FACILITY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR RECREATIONAL PLAYERS YEAR ROUND.
  • DEVELOPMENTAL AND COMPETITIVE TEAMS WILL TRAIN UP TO THREE TIMES A WEEK, INCLUDING AN INDOOR FUTSAL SESSION. PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS YEAR ROUND. GAMES WILL BE PLAYED ON WEEKENDS- POTENTIALLY BOTH ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

16. Will there be adult leagues?

  • YES! OFA IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING SOCCER TO ALL OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. WE WILL NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS PROGRAMS BECOME AVAILABLE.

17. Is GPYSC the same as OFA?

  • YES! GPYSC AND OFA SUCCESSFULLY MERGED AS THE ULTIMATE SOUTHERN OREGON SOCCER ACADEMY AS OF JUNE 2017.