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Frequently Asked Questions

HOW IS THE TRYOUT DATE CHOSEN?
Each year’s tryout dates occur just after the completion of the previous competitive season. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE TRYOUTS?
Register online under the appropriate birth year/age group and gender. There is no fee associated with trying out for the 2021-2022 competitive season.

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR/BRING TO TRYOUTS?
Players should wear athletic clothing, shin guards (to be worn underneath sock), soccer socks, and soccer cleats. Players should bring a ball (U9-U12 = size 4 and U12-U15 = size 5) and at least 32oz. of water.

WHAT IF MY PLAYER CANNOT MAKE TRYOUT SESSIONS?
Players that are unable to attend tryouts must still complete the Tryout Registration, indicating that they wish to petition for a roster spot and contact OFC's Director of Coaching to alert us that your player is unable to attend but intends to play OFC competitive soccer.

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eam placement Via Petition
For current OFC players: The petition does not guarantee a position on a specific team rather it alerts the Director of Coaching that even though your child was not at tryouts they are still interested in playing for OFC. Players will be placed on a team based on their ability level. No player is guaranteed a roster spot on a team.

WHAT IF MY CHILD HAS OTHER ACTIVITIES?
We recognize that some players cannot commit fully to the season because of other activities and we are happy to work through these conflicts to ensure they are still able to participate in our program. However as with many other sports, soccer has become a year-round sport. The expectation is to communicate very early with the coach and manager about games or practices you will miss and to make as many as you can. In the event of short rosters, teams can seek play-ups to ensure an adequate bench of players. OFC reserves the right to restructure teams based on specific team needs if rosters need balancing.

WHAT IS THE COMPETITIVE SEASON?
In addition to tryouts that take place at the end of May and/or early June, the Fall competitive soccer season takes place from the beginning of August through the first or second week of December and the Spring competitive soccer season takes place from the second or third week in January through the middle of May. Once your player is placed on a team, the commitment is for the 2021-2022 season (Fall and Spring). 

WHAT EVENTS DO OFC TEAMS PLAY IN?
Our teams participate in the Academy Development League (ADL) as well as a multitude of tournaments within the Southeast Region. During the 2020-21 season ours teams participated in tournaments in: Tupelo, Southaven, Memphis, Birmingham, Jackson, and Clinton. Competitive play is based on the following criteria: competitive level and geography of opponents.

WHY SET TEAMS FROM TRYOUT SESSIONS?
The competitive youth soccer calendar year runs August – July. Selecting teams for the full 2021-2022 season allows teams the opportunity to train together for the entire competitive year and maximize their development opportunities.

HOW DOES OFC HANDLE TEAM PLACEMENT NOTIFICATION? 
Notification of placement on 2021-2022 teams will be emailed to the address(es) associated with each players account no later than two weeks after the final tryout.  An email including team plans and approximate fees will also go out to each team closer to the start of the season in August.

HOW DO I ACCEPT MY TEAM PLACEMENT AND WHAT IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER?
The full 2021-2022 Season Registration will open after tryouts have been completed and acceptance emails have been sent. Parents have 48 hours to respond and register to reserve a team roster slot for your child via the OFC site using Sports Connect. 

IMPORTANT OFC requires an initial payment that represents a commitment to the club and to the team for the full year. This payment binds the player to OFC for the 2021-2022 season.  This payment is non‐refundable and financial assistance cannot be applied.  

DOES OFC OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?
OFC provides payment plans through our web platform.

DOES OFC OFFER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
More details to come but application for assistance should be submitted prior to accepting a roster spot.

WHAT COSTS ARE INVOLVED IN COMPETITIVE PLAY?
OFC breaks fees into two categories:

- Club Fees
- Team Fees

Club Fees include the following: Player Registration, Training Costs, Field Usage Fees, OFC Administration Costs,  Training Equipment, Goalkeeper Training Costs, Etc.

Team Fees (split evenly between each player rostered) include the following: Tournament Entry Fees, ADL Referee Fees,  Additional Training Space/Rental Fees, Coaches Travel Reimbursement, Etc.

Oxford FC Uniform Package: Includes two uniform jerseys, two uniform shorts, two uniform socks, training jersey, training shorts, training socks, warm pants, and warm hoodie. Approximate cost for 2021-23 uniform package is $230.

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Oxford Football Club

 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Oxford Football Club

 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

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