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Parents

welcome parents

Welcome to the Sterling Soccer Club! 
On this page, we have added parents-related information to help guide you during the soccer season. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. Have a great season!


registration faqs

I have just registered my child online. What happens next?
You will receive a confirmation email from Sterling Soccer after registration. A week before the start of the first practice, the coach assigned to your child's soccer team will contact you.  You will be provided with all the necessary information on practice times and field locations, game schedules, and how to purchase new uniforms.

I have problems registering online. My login information does not seem to work - who do I contact?
You can reset your password by clicking the Forgot link at your login window, and then try to log on again with your new password.

I Haven't Received My Password Reset Email
Search your inbox for an email titled "Reset Password Instructions." or emails from no-reply@sportsengine.com. Also, check your spam/junk folder.

If you still are unable to locate your password reset email, click Forgot your Password? and select email me a magic link. You will receive an email at your account email address with a magic link that upon being clicked will sign you in without needing your password. You must open this link on the same device you used to request the magic link.

Registration questions:
If you still encounter any login issues or have further registration questions, please contact our club administrator.


equipment

What does my child need to bring?
Please make sure your child has the proper equipment for practices and games.

Shin guards:
Players of all ages MUST wear shin guards for practices and games.

Shoes:
Soccer cleats are strongly encouraged for older players. Note that metal cleats are not allowed. Athletic shoes (gym shoes, tennis shoes, etc.) and turf shoes are permitted for younger age groups.

Jewelry/Watches:
Jewelry is NOT allowed for games. Wearing jewelry at practices will be at the coach's discretion.

Face Masks:
Please note as of Spring 2022, players are no longer required to wear face masks on the sidelines or to the fields. Sterling Soccer does recommend all members keep socially distanced and continue to follow the county guidelines.

Hand Sanitizers
Players are encouraged to bring hand sanitizers to practices and games.

Balls:

  • U8 and under: size 3
  • U9 to U12: size 4
  • U13 and up: size 5

Water Bottle:
Water bottle or jug

What to wear to practice:
Starting Spring 2022, Sterling Soccer is offering Training jerseys for players to wear to practices. They can be purchased at the Sterling store. Please see the uniforms page.

Game Uniforms:
U4 to U8 will wear orange jerseys without numbers. U9 to U10 wears white & orange jerseys without numbers. U11 to U19 wear white & orange jerseys with assigned numbers. Please view our uniforms page for details.


practices and games

When does practices start? Who will notify me?
Your team coach will reach out to you before the season starts by email. If you have not heard from your coach the week before practices, please contact our club administrator.

Where can I find my team's game schedules?
The game schedules will be linked from our schedule page. However, your team coach should be your main contact for all games and practices and will provide you the schedule. Most coaches will also post the game to your Sports Engine team app.

For the U11-U19 age group, all game schedules are posted on the SFL (Suburban Friendship League) website. Your coach should also post the games on the team app as well.

Where can I find out about the practice fields?
You view all field locations here on our website fields page.

How do I notify the coach if we cannot attend games or practices?
The preferred option is to use the team app RSVP feature. If you click the checkbox on the date or the game, the coach will be notified. Otherwise, please email or text the coach directly.

How will I know if games or practices are canceled due to weather?
You will receive an email alert from the club administrator on the day of the cancellation. Your team coach will also reach out to you by using the team app or by emailing all parents. The Sterling website homepage field status will also show field status for that day.


CONTACT US

Need help?
Please contact our club administrator anytime for questions or concerns.



USING THE SPORTS ENGINE TEAM APP

HOW TO USE

How-to instructions are linked below to help parents in using the Team management tool from SportsEngine.  

You can view team messages, schedules, roster, and communicate with others on the team.

 

Team Portal - SE website (tutorial)

If you have any questions on using the new platform, please contact our club administrator.

Download the SE team app now to your mobile device.

Use the app to view your schedules, send and receive messages, and RSVP to your events.
 

not getting texts from the coach?

As a parent, are you receiving only emails but not text alerts from the team coach?

You will need to update your notification settings on SportsEngine.

1. Log in to your SportsEngine account at https://www.sterlingsoccerclub.org
2. In the dashboard, choose Account Settings.
3. From here, users can update their account info. To receive both text and email notifications, check the Email and Textboxes under Notification Settings. If the Text box is left unchecked, users will not receive texts.

HOW TO Add A SECONDARY GUARDIAN (PARENT)

If the parent with an existing account needs to add another parent or guardian to receive the team emails and texts.

  1. First, the parent with the existing account will need to log in at https//www.sterlingsoccerclub.org
  2. After logging on, click on the username at the top right, and in the dropdown, choose My SportsEngine.
  3. On the home page, click on Household on the menu
  4. Click on the child's player profile icon
  5. On the player's profile page, under the Guardians box, click the + plus sign
  6. Add the new guardian email address on click Send Invitation
  7. If the email address has a SportsEngine account attached to it, the email owner will receive a message to accept the Guardian invite.
  8. If the email address owner does not have a SportsEngine account, they will be prompted to create one when they accept their invite.
  9. Once they received the email invite, the other parent/guardian must go to https://www. sterlingsoccerclub.org  and Create an Account to become a member
  10. The new guardian should now receive all team emails and texts.

If the parent has more than one player in the family, they must link the additional account on every player's profile account page.

NOTE: Only the primary account holder (typically the parent who registered the player) will receive emails regarding payments, invoices, and player privacy account info changes.