Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Following are frequently asked questions. If you do not find a quick answer to your question below, please contact a board member in the specific area of your question. We will do our best to answer your question within 1-3 business days.

  1. When are select tryouts for NORPOINT FC?
  2. When is the recreational season and when do I need to register my player?
  3. How do I know what age to register my player for?
  4. When is opening day?
  5. When do we get our uniforms?
  6. When are team pictures?
  7. What age groups receive new uniforms?
  8. What is the mailing address for Norpoint Soccer Club?
  9. When are Club Meetings?
  10. Where are the Norpoint Soccer Club fields?
  11. When will coaches receive rosters?
  12. What size soccer ball do we use?
  13. Where will we play games?
  14. How much does it cost to play soccer at Norpoint?
  15. What is the Club's Tax ID Number?
  16. I received a donation/sponsor money. Does the Club need to know about it?
  17. How can I get more involved in Norpoint Soccer Club?
  18. What do I do if I have an Ethic complaint?
  19. Why can't I have more or less players on my team?

You can get answers to these questions below:


When are select tryouts for NORPOINT FC?

Tryouts for NORPOINT FC will be shortly after STATE CUP each year for teams U-11 and above that choose to register as "select". Select Tryouts are typically in May/June. A select program is a year-long commitment with lots of fun and competitive opportunities for special seasons and tournaments. View the Club Calendar for tryout times and locations.

When is the recreational season and when do I need to register my player?

The regular season begins on Opening Day, the first Saturday after Labor Day in early September. The season last until about Mid to Late-November. Registration begins in the spring prior. All returning players are encouraged to register by the "returning player cut-off" date to secure placement on their previous team. All new players will fill out teams on a first to register (and pay) basis. Coaches do not select players in recreational soccer. However, the club tries to honor parental requests if possible. Sometimes team balancing does not make this possible.

How do I know what age to register my player for?

Your player's age is determined by their birth year.

When is opening day?

Opening Day of soccer is on the Saturday following Labor Day in early September. On this day, most teams have their first regular season game. Norpoint also hosts at Club parade at 2pm on that day, and team pictures are scheduled for that morning.

When do we get our uniforms?

It is the Club's goal to get uniforms distributed at the August Club Meeting on the first Wednesday of August. However, there are always some uniforms that come in after this date. All uniforms should be received and distributed by mid August.

When are team pictures?

Team pictures are always on Opening Day each year, which is the Saturday following Labor Day in early September.

What age groups receive new uniforms?

Micro teams get new uniforms every year. Small-Sided and Mod/Rec teams are on a two-year rotation, so they receive new uniforms at U-7 and U-9. Players at U-8 and U-10 are to use their uniform from the previous year, regardless of which Norpoint team they played on. Uniforms will be issued to every new player to Norpoint Soccer Club regardless of year. Teams U-11 and above purchase their own uniforms to the guidelines of Norpoint Soccer Club.

What is the mailing address for Norpoint Soccer Club?

If you need to mail something to Norpoint Soccer Club, the Club's mailing address can be found on the Club Contact page.

When are Club Meetings?

The Norpoint Soccer Board meets at 6:00pm on the first Wednesday of every month throughout the year. During peak season times, this meeting is followed by at Coaches/Club Meeting from 7-8pm at the same location. View the Club Calendar for most current times and locations of the next Club Meeting.

Where are the Norpoint Soccer Club fields?

Norpoint Soccer Club primarily plays on four fields in NE Tacoma. For these locations and links to locations with the other clubs in TPCJSA, visit the Field Locations page.

When will coaches receive rosters?

The Club Registrar makes every attempt to get teams their rosters early in July each year. However, this is really dependent on all players registering and paying on time; and coaches completing all required paperwork (i.e. code of conduct) in a timely manner. Younger teams, like Micro, take even longer as those families are new to the club and typically register later.

When will we know what team we are on?

All coaches will contact teams within a few days of receiving their roster. It is possible that some teams may be contact before others if the coach has not yet turned in their proper paperwork or if the team simply does not have a coach yet, as is the case each year with a handful of Micro teams. In that case, Micro teams/coaches form on Micro day in August.

What size soccer ball do we use?

Teams use soccer ball sizes from 3-5. Refer to your particular program and age group for the size of ball your player will be using.

Where will we play games?

Micro teams will play all their games at NE Tacoma Playfield. Most recreational teams will play association "Home League" with other clubs in TPCJSA. Teams U11 and above may play in District III, which reaches beyond South Puget Sound. You can get more information on games schedules and locations as they become available.

How much does it cost to play soccer at Norpoint?

The cost for playing soccer at Norpoint is dependent on level of play and age. All recreational players register online and select players register with their team after tryouts. Select programs will have additional "team fees" to cover uniforms, equipment, travel, and other team expenses.

What is the Club's Tax ID Number?

The Tax ID # for Norpoint Soccer Club is 91-1938018. Please contact the Club Treasurer when using the Tax ID number to ensure proper use.

I received donation and/or sponsor money. Does the Club need to know about it?

Yes, Norpoint Soccer Club does need to know when your team receives a donation or sponsorship funds. Individual teams are not registered as "Not-for-profit", and the Club is. All donation and sponsorship funds must flow through the club for tax benefits to go back to the donor or sponsor.

Does my team need a separate account for team finances?

While not mandatory, the club recommends that all select teams create a separate account for team collection and expenses. It allows the team treasurer to track team funds more accurately. This is not necessary for recreational teams that may only need to deal with trophy and banquet purchases.

How can I get more involved in Norpoint Soccer Club?

Norpoint Soccer Club is supported by volunteers like you. Members of the club can help at the team, club, or league level. Teams need coaches, help with fields & equipment, and general team management. The club has a variety of roles that are voted in or assigned at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in December of each year. However, there is always room for help. Simply contact any board member and let them know you want to help out.

What do I do if I have an ethics complaint?

Ethics are taken seriously at Norpoint Soccer Club. For that reason, club members are asked to contact the Club's Vice President directly. Your input will be considered in the most confidential way possible. At Norpoint, we are lucky to have a great group of coaches, players, and parents, which care about the kids. It is rare for a situation to occur. If it does, it is typically a simple misunderstanding that can be solved with an email or phone call. However, it is possible to convene an ethics hearing, which involves three people within the club (usually a coach; a board member; and a parent). Guidelines from the Club's by-laws are followed.

Why can't I have more or less players on my team?

Roster sizes are set by the State and are not under the control of the Clubs. Roster sizes are maxed out in order to provide every child that wants to play an opportunity to do so.