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PSC FAQs

Welcome to the Piper Soccer Club. Below are some frequently asked questions about our club.


What is the PSC player path?
Our youngest players (pre-k through second grade) play in the Sporting KC Recreational League. Practices for Pre-K are held for 30 min before the games while K-2 practice once a week for an hour at Compass Mineral Sporting park right here in Piper.  Signing up for this league happens at PiperSC.com.

Once players reach third grade, they can play on one of our recreational teams through Heartland Soccer or tryout for one of our competitive club teams. Practices for rec at this age are once a week for an hour at Open Door Baptist. Games are on weekends and held in any of the world class turf fields throughout the metro. Registration for this is again at PiperSC.com. We have rec teams all the way up to eighth grade.

We typically start having interest in competitive club soccer around second or third grade. Once we have enough interest we will set up a team and tryouts will be held that summer. Registration for tryouts also happens at PiperSC.com. All of the information about competitive soccer through PSC can be seen below.

Do I have to buy a jersey for the rec soccer teams?

The Sporting KC Rec league will provide players with a jersey.  Kids old enough to play with Heartland will need to purchase the rec jersey that can be found here.  Please coordinate with your coach to get the correct number for you player.

Competitive Soccer

How much does premier/competitive soccer cost?

We do our best to make the cost of competitive soccer affordable for all local families. Currently, the cost to play on one of our premier teams is $550 plus the cost of the player uniform kit, which is purchased separately. The fee can be paid upfront or split into multiple payments throughout the season ($150 due upon making the team, $200 due Sept 1st, $200 due Oct 15th). 

Do I need to live or go to school in Piper to play competitively?
Nope!  Piper Soccer Club started as a place for the kids of Piper to play but has grown so much in the last few years that many of our teams have players from all over the surrounding area.

What does the player uniform kit include, how much does it cost, and how do I get it?
The uniform kit includes three jerseys (black, white and silver), two pairs of shorts (black and purple) two pairs of socks (black and white) and is approximately $175. The "player bundle" should be purchased directly from Challenger Team Wear.  You will need to coordinate with your coach about getting the proper jersey number before ordering.

What does the competitive club's practice/game schedule look like?

Our competitive teams currently practice twice a week and each practice is 1.5 hours long. We have historically practiced on the turf fields either at KCKCC or Piper High School.  There are eight games per season and games are held on Fridays and the weekends.  In the winter teams will play at least one session of indoor games (eight) but will not have required practices so that they can focus on other sports as well.

What other equipment is the player responsible for?
The practice and game uniform kits are required and purchased from Challenger (see above). In addition, the player will need to have shin-guards, cleats, a ball and a water jug.

When is the season?
Practice for the fall season starts the first week of August and runs through the end of October.  One session of winter soccer is included in the $550 club fees and will either be indoor soccer or futsal (coach's discretion).  There are no required practices during the winter.  Spring season typically starts the last week of February and runs through Memorial Day.  The club fees also include one tournament that will be held on a TBD date.

Where are practices and games?
Practices have historically been at the KCKCC field.  However, this year we have grown so much that we started using the field at PHS this spring as well.  We expect to have a couple of teams practice at CMSF this fall.  Games are played either at the Scheels Overland Park Soccer Complex, the Garmin Olathe Soccer Complex or at the Wyandotte Sporting fields.

Is competitive soccer done by academic year or birth year?
Competitive soccer changed to birth year recently.  However, because PSC tries to offer a fun, affordable soccer environment for the kids of KC to play with their friends, we typically form teams by academic year.  This means that our teams are somewhat younger than many other clubs, which is why we typically compete in the lower divisions of the Heartland competitive league. 

It also means most kids are eligible for two of our teams.  As an example, a boy born on April 30th, 2011 and going in to sixth grade next year would likely be placed on our 2010/11-B team with other sixth graders.  However, he is also eligible for our 2011/12-B team if that is a better spot for him.  We will assume the team that your child is trying out for is 1. The team they were on previously 2. The team from their grade year if they have not played with us previously.  If you would like your child on a different team than that, please e-mail [email protected] before June 1st to clarify.  We do not promise that they will be able to be on their preferred team.

When and where are tryouts?
Tryouts are allowed to begin June 10th and 11th.  We will also have a free camp on June 7th and 8th so that the kids don't have to be nervous about one single day of soccer.  We will e-mail out everyone's exact time and location sometime after June 1st when registration closes.  We expect to have the rosters complete and e-mailed out by noon on June 12th.

What if I am having issues with registering my child or I have questions about how to register?

If you have any issues or questions about the system we are using to register your child, please click here or e-mail us directly. 

What about Covid?

Going into the fall, Piper SC and the Heartland league will adhere to whatever guidelines the authorities deem appropriate.  Unfortunately, there is no way to know exactly what that will entail.  We will do our best to communicate and will always put the safety of our players first.

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