FALL REGISTRATION PERIOD
May 1st to AUGUST 31st, 2012 @ 11:00pm
For further information, call the SBMSA Sports Hotline at (281) 583-3600 Option 3, or email us at email@example.com.
Registration Location: SBMSA Memorial Middle School Complex, 12550 Vindon, Houston 77024, at the SBMSA Concession Stand
- Tuesday, July 31 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
- Thursday, August 9 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
- Saturday, August 11 - 9:00 - 12:00 pm
- Saturday, August 25 - 9:00 - 12:00 pm
NO-REFUNDS will be issued for any reason after registration closes on August 31st. Refund requests prior to the close of registration should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and are subject to a $30.00 administration fee..
ANY REGISTRATION RECEIVED AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 31ST WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY IF THE PLAYER IS NEEDED TO FILL A TEAM. SUCH PLAYERS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE ASSIGNED TO THE AREA WHERE THE PLAYER LIVES OR ATTENDS SCHOOL.
The registration fee is an enrollment fee only and the registrant will be assigned to a team determined by the SBMSA at its sole discretion. Registration fees covers officials; field workers; equipment; balls; utilities (electricity, water, telephone); grass mowing; dirt work; trash removal; electrical, bleacher, field and fence repairs; bookkeeping; office supplies; postage; printing, website, etc.
|Speed & Agility Camp||$40.00|
There will be a non-refundable $45.00 late fee for any registrant accepted after the official close of registration.
Speed & Agility Camp
This is NEW for the 2012 season. The purpose of the camp will be to assist players who will be playing SBMSA Soccer to get in shape and to get acclimated to the Texas heat. This camp is facilitated by the Parisi Speed School. The Camp will consist of 4 sessions and will take place each Monday through Thursday from August 13-16. Time and location TBD. Trainers are provided by The Memorial Athletic Club (www.fitmac.com)
- Shorts and Cleats
School, Address and Age Requirements
Roster ages for Fall Sports are the players' ages as of July 31, 2012, for boys and girls. Be sure to enter your child's birthday accurately. Falsifying birth date, school attendance, or address may preclude your child from participating in our program. Proof of residential address may be required. Please put the school that your child will be going to in the Fall of 2012 on the registration form. If you move or change schools after registering it is your responsibility to update the league promptly.
5 and 6 Year Old Format
SBMSA has adopted US Youth Soccer’s small sided game format for our 5-6 year old program.
Why change from the old format? Because we want our young soccer players:
- To touch the ball more often and become more skillful with it
- To make more, less complicated decisions during the game
- To be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in
- To have more involved playing time in the game
- To have more opportunity to play on both sides of the ball
- To have more opportunities to score goals
- To have more fun!
While learning both offense and defense, a player will become more complete and will understand more readily the roles and importance of teammates. Most important, it makes the game of soccer a better experience for children.
Teams in this age group will play "5 v 5" with eight players on each team’s roster. There are no goalies. All games will be conducted on Saturdays (September 15th through November 10th).
A season-end tournament day will be held for this age group on Saturday, November 10th and will include a tournament, amusements, entertainment, and award ceremony. All players receive a trophy/medal.
All players MUST BE REGISTERED before they are allowed to practice, try-out, or be assigned to a team.
Parents, please volunteer to be a team manager under "Volunteers." No coaching skill is required as all training is provided by experienced coaching staff.
7-8 Year Old Program, Practices, etc.
Team practice times, days, and locations will be determined by the Head Coaches. These WILL NOT BE KNOWN until after registration closes and all players have been assigned to teams. All players MUST BE REGISTERED before they are allowed to practice, try-out, or be assigned to a team.
9-10 and 11-15 Year Old Program; Practices, etc.
SBMSA will be adding a new 9th grade soccer program for boys and girls beginning next season. Register online beginning May 1st - August 31st. Late registrations will be accepted to accommodate school team selections
The following age groups are required to attend a skills assessment: 9/10 boys and girls and the 11/13 boys and girls. The skills assessment is scheduled for Sat/Sun September 8th and 9th. THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
You will be notified via email or telephone the exact time of your skills assessment. If you do not hear from anyone, please contact email@example.com.
For those players that are not in either of these divisions you will be contacted by your Head Coach or the league when your teams have been formed.
A draft will be held after a Skills Assessment which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th (TBD) at Spring Branch Education Center. Players will be required to perform basic dribbling, passing, goal kicking and speed testing with coaches being present. Players not being able to attend the Skills Assessment will be placed in a random selection group from which coaches will draw. Zones for the draft will be as follows:
- East: Spring Branch MS, Valley Oaks, Cornerstone, Cedar Brook, Housman, MDE, HCE, Woodview, Second Baptist, Duchesne, St. Francis, Landrum MS, Edgewood, Treasure Forest and Ridgecrest.
- Central: Memorial MS, Frostwood, Bunker Hill, St. Cecelia, Kinkaid, Spring Woods MS, Northbrook MS, Spring Shadows, Hollibrook, Buffalo Creek, Pine Shadows, Spring Branch Elem.
- West: Spring Forest MS, Meadow Wood, Sherwood, Nottingham, Wilchester, Thornwood, Spring Oaks, Terrace, Westchester, Westwood and Shadow Oaks.
SBMSA reserves the right to form teams at its sole discretion based on any criteria it sees fit. However, typical team formation is by school, geographic area, or draft. You will be contacted by the league when teams are formed. If you are in a division that will require a draft, you will be contacted shortly after registration closes with a skills assessment time and location. Practice is to begin in late August with games beginning in September. It is the INTENT of the league for all games to be completed prior to Thanksgiving.
Limited secondary accident insurance is provided for each registered paid participant.
Game Rain-Out Policy
It has always been our policy for teams to show up for scheduled games unless coaches are notified by the commissioner. You may call the Weather Hotline at (281) 583-3600 Option #1 for information.
Proof of Age
The Association will only accept a copy of a birth certificate or passport as proof of age. It is the intent of the league to only require a player to provide proof of age once. However, it may be necessary to provide a copy to the league more than once. The Association apologizes in advance for any inconvenience caused. It is important that the Association verify the age of each player to assure adherence to our rules.
There are multiple ways that you can provide this proof to the Association:
- Mail a copy of your proof of age to Ryan Flores, 1506 Glourie Houston, TX 77055. (please do not mail if registering after August 15, 2012)
- Fax a copy of your proof of age with cover sheet to (713) 739-6699 Attn: SBMSA Registrar (24 hours a day)
- Scan a copy of it to firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hours a day)
- Bring a copy to one of the in-person registrations (Check Website for Dates and Location)
Coaches and Volunteers Needed
Please email Meredith Cooley at email@example.com if you or your company is interested in volunteering or donating for our Opening Day Celebration in September.
We need your help! All team coaches are volunteers. Coaches and volunteers are always needed. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in serving as a coach, team manager, or simply volunteering for one of the many tasks required to provide our community with a top notch soccer program. Register as a coach or volunteer by clicking "Soccer" then below that, "Registration," then click on the link just below "how to register." All adult coaches and volunteers are required to register thru the website and submit to a criminal background check.
Players need to provide shoes and shin guards; the league will provide uniforms. Players should wear shoes with soft plastic molded cleats (soccer cleats, not baseball cleats) or sneakers. Aluminum cleats are NOT allowed. Shin guards should be worn under socks and are REQUIRED.
|Age Group||Ball Size|
|6 and under||3|
|7 - 10 Year Olds||4|
|11 - 14 Year Olds||5|
PLAYERS SHOULD COME DRESSED IN SHORTS AND A T-SHIRT. PLEASE BRING A THEMOS BOTTLE WITH ICE AND WATER, A SOCCER BALL, CLEATS, SHIN GUARDS.
Fund Raising and Donations
Each year the Association, with your help, provides reduced registration and equipment to needy players in our area. It is with your donations that this is possible. The SBMSA Board would ask again that you consider donating to not only help with our capital needs, but to help a financially needy family give the gift of Athletics to their child.
In addition there are other ways that your patronization of sponsors would benefit SBMSA. These sponsors are displayed on the associations' web page.
- Switch your Electricity Provider to Champion Energy thru SBMSA
- Purchase a car from any of the 14 Group 1 Autos Dealerships
- Donate Reward Points to SBMSA from American Express
- Designate SBSMA as one of your Charities on your Randall's card
There are a few very large capital projects that are in early planning stages and we are looking for families or companies to donate funds to help make them reality. If you are interested in helping please contact Peter Loggenberg at email@example.com.
Proposed Projects include: Complete Renovation of SBEC Fields and a new Concession Stand and Permanent Restroom's at SBEC.
SBMSA's soccer web-site experiences a large number of "hits" during the season. The main page and "standings" page are both visited frequently. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning how your business can benefit from this exposure.
The Spring Branch-Memorial Sports Association (SBMSA) is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the State of Texas.
Our Mission is to provide an opportunity for our neighborhood youth to participate in a sports environment that allows for their growth and development in a safe, fair, positive, and competitive league, with emphasis on the importance of building character, sportsmanship, and team unity.
SBMSA was founded in 1961 with twelve baseball teams. Today it has grown into a six sport, year-round recreational program for approximately 5,000 young people.
All of the directors, commissioners, managers, and coaches are volunteers who generously give of their time so that boys and girls may have wholesome, supervised activities in which to participate.
The Sports Association programs are financed by player registration fees, donations from sponsoring firms and individuals, fund raisers, and from concession receipts.
Release of Liability
I/we certify by accepting these terms and conditions that the applicant named has my/our permission to participate in the SBMSA sports programs and I/we assume all the risks and hazards associated with such participation, including transportation to and from SBMSA activities. I/we hereby waive , release, absolve, indemnify its officers, directors, commissioners, managers, coaches, trainers, supervisors, participants, and persons transporting my/our child to and from SBMSA activities, from and against any liability for, or claim arising out of any accident or injury to said applicant occurring during the course of his/her participation in such activities or his/her transportation to or from such activities including by not limited to the sole or concurrent negligence of the SBMSA, its officers, directors, commissioners, managers, coaches, supervisors, umpires, referees, participants, and persons, participants and persons transporting my/our child to and from SBMSA activities.
I/we certify that it is understood that my payment is an enrollment fee only and the registrant will be assigned to a team determined by the SBMSA at its sole discretion.
I/we authorize the coaches of my child's team to act for me according to their best judgment in any emergency requiring medical attention.
I have read, understand, and accept these terms and conditions.