This information is intended for those who have played for OSA during the spring season, not fall or new youth players who are looking to start their Owatonna Soccer Association careers this fall. Thus, the following information answers frequently asked questions from parents, particularly at the U10 and U11 age levels.
1. Number of practices to expect per week? Usually this amount will be determined by the coach and will be either one or two practices per week, dependent on players/coach schedules.
2. Dates the games could potentially start and end? The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association fall season goes from Saturday, September 6, 2014 and ends on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The season consists of six games over five fall weekends. In addition, a team may decide to play in one tournament, which consists of three games in one day, generally.
3. Typical locations traveled to for games? Half or three of the six games are played at the Lincoln Soccer Complex in Owatonna. The remainder are almost always within southern Minnesota and usually no further than the southern metro suburbs.
4. What age can my child begin playing Owatonna Soccer Association travelling soccer? For girls and boys born between 8/1/2000 and 7/31/2005 (or kids currently ages 9-13). However, in certain situations, if the child is mature enough and has soccer experience, exceptions to this policy may be made.
Most importantly, for further information and registration information (forms, cost, times, etc.) please go to the Owatonna Soccer Association website at www.owatonnasoccer.org or contact Julie Rohrig at 507-201-8175, Dave Furness at 507-451-2810 or Mike Keller at 507-451-3792. Please note registration for this fall season will be on Thursday, July 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Owatonna Soccer Complex pavilion by Lincoln School.