Q: Who can play in the SABR league?
A: All participants must be born January 1, 2000 – December 31, 2014. The SABR Service Area includes any player who resides south of the C-15 canal, north of the Hillsborough canal and east of the turnpike to A1A.
There are other options for children who do not live in our Service Area. Here are some nearby choices:
Greater Boca Raton Youth Soccer Association (for players west of Turnpike): www.gbysa.org
Deerfield Beach City Youth Soccer League: Athletics Office: 954-480-4426
Delray Beach Athletic Club: http://www.delrayac.com
Coconut Creek Hornets: www.creeksoccer.com
Parkland Soccer Club: www.parklandsoccer.net
Boynton Beach AYSO: AYSO Region 1370
Coral Springs Youth Soccer: www.csys.org
Q: When does the season start?
A: For Under 7 and older players, season starts the week of October 15. Our Under 5’s & 6’s start 2 weeks later on Saturday, October 27.
Coaches for Under 7 and older will get their team roster on Saturday, October 13. They will contact their players by phone and/or email that weekend: practice starts that week.
Under 5 & Under 6 families will be contacted the week of October 22 by email.
If you do not hear from your coach, contact the Division Rep for your age group. Click here for the list of DR”s: http://www.sabrsoccer.net/youth-soccer/contact/
Q: What are New Player Evaluations?
A: New Players in our U9 and older age groups will be evaluated – usually during our Friday night pick-up games. All must be evaluated for their skill level or they cannot be placed on teams because we want our teams to be as balanced as possible. These are not try outs. All children will be placed on teams that complete their evaluation.
Q: Are any Requests and Pre-assignments allowed?
A: Before our teams our built, we allow pre-assignment requests - but only for our volunteer coaches, assistant coaches in U7 and older, and team managers in U5 and U6. We will also consider requests by sponsors. Even then, in no case will we allow more than 2 players to be assigned to the same team. Our head coaches (and team managers) may request/accept either another coach/manager or a sponsor for their team.
Once our volunteers and their children have been pre-assigned to teams, we will review choices by sponsors to be aligned with coaches, and we will accommodate those that we can. We then generate team rosters without any further adjustments.
Q: What night is practice?
A: Your coach will let you know which week night is your team’s practice night. Please do not request to switch teams to accommodate other schedules you may have. With 2,000 players in SABR, we cannot make these changes.
Q: When are games played?
A: SABR Boys and Girls play one (and occasionally a second) game on weekends. Most of the games are played on Saturdays. Some games are played on Friday evenings and Sundays. We have never been able to determine more precisely until we know how many kids are registered and we build teams in early October.
When does Registration close?
A: Registration ends on September 16, 2018. All children who are registered will be place on teams.
Q: If I miss all of the registration dates, can my child still play in the SABR league?
A: Anyone who does not register before September 16, 2018 may sign up on our Wait List online. Our Registration Buttons (at the top of this page) will take you to the Wait List registration page as of September 17.
We open our registration program to Wait List status on September 17. We will try to place every child that registers by September 30 on a team. If placed on a team, you will hear from your coach the weekend of October 13 - 14.
The Wait List stays open throughout the season. In November, we fill individual team needs from the Wait List. After that, if needs come up, we will also access the Wait List.
In all cases, you will be contacted by a SABR Administrator if a roster spot becomes available. We cannot guarantee your child a roster spot if on the Wait List.
How do I register?
A: To register, go to http://www.sabrsoccer.net/how-to-register/. Click on one of the blue buttons for either returning or new players. You will be re-directed to our registration program.
Q: What documentation do I need to register?
A: Registration is completed online at www.sabrsoccer.net. After registering, new players need to confirm date of birth by emailing a copy of an official birth certificate or passport to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What is the cost to play in the SABR league?
A: The registration fee is $155 per child for the 2018-2019 season. Payment can be made by credit card online or paid in cash or check at the registration meetings in May and August (but you must register online beforehand).
Q: Who must pay the Nonresident Fee and how much is it?
A: Anyone who lives in our Service Area, but outside of the City of Boca Raton or the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District must pay a Nonresident youth administrative fee of $65 per player. This fee will appear online during the check-out/payment step. Participants must pay this fee online or at our registration sessions.
Q: What is SABR’s policy on issuing refunds?
A: SABR will honor all refund requests up to September 30, 2018, less a $25.00 administrative fee. Your registration fee helps pay for uniforms, insurance, equipment and coaches training. These expenses are paid in advance of our 2018–2019 season and cannot be recouped. All requests must be in writing and received (or postmarked) before September 30, 2018. Email requests to Registrar@sabrsoccer.net. Mail letters to: Soccer Association of Boca Raton, P.O. Box 812650, Boca Raton, FL 33481.
SABR will honor all refund requests up to September 30, 2018, less a $ 25.00 administrative fee. Your registration fee helps pay for uniforms, insurance, equipment and coaches training. These expenses are paid in advance of our 2018 – 2019 season and cannot be recouped. All requests must be in writing and received (or post marked) by September 30, 2018.
Please note: our teams are built after September 30. We understand that, at times, this means some parents need to adjust their schedules once teams are built and practice schedules are issued. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, our 40 years’ experience has shown this to be the only workable alternative for families and SABR alike. We will not issue refunds requested after September 30.
Q: Is my child covered by SABR’s supplemental liability insurance?
A: Via SABR’s affiliation with Florida Youth Soccer Association, and upon the payment of dues and insurance premiums to FYSA, all youth players are covered by supplemental medical insurance. All coaches, managers, and administrators are covered by supplemental liability insurance. These excess type policies become effective only after all private insurance limits have been reached and currently have a $350.00 deductible. Note: All claims for insurance must be reported to the appropriate Director of Boy’s or Girl’s Soccer. SABR is also affiliated with Florida State Soccer Association, and our Adult Members are similarly registered to that organization which includes a supplemental medical insurance benefit.