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Welcome to MKSC's Frequently Asked Question page! We know that the world of youth soccer can present a number of terms or processes that you may not be familiar with. We hope that with this page we can answer your questions and help get you started. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club?

The Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club (MKSC) offers year-round soccer for players at the recreational, select, and adult team level. MKSC is divided into regions based in communities, run by volunteers, and overseen by a full-time staff. We invite you to become a member of our growing, team building community oriented, fitness focused, and fun organization. 

What are Kickers' Regions?

The Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club is made up of regions located throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. Each region functions to meet the needs of its community and members. 

All Kickers' regions offer recreational youth soccer teams and most offer select (tryout based) teams. All players who participate in a Kickers' region are part of the Milwaukee Kickers organization. The Kickers, is one entity made up of all regions.

Which Region Do I Register In?

Regions are geographic locations, based upon where you live or community you live in.

How Old Does a Child Have to Be to Play With the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club?

A child must be three-years-old at the start of Mikro.

Does My Child Need to Know How to Play Soccer?

No. MKSC accepts both new, and experienced soccer players, we have programs for everyone. We additionally offer numerous player development camps and clinics.

New families to Milwaukee Kickers should view all of our programs here.

What Does the "U" Mean in 6U, 8U, 10U etc.

"U" is short for "My soccer age is Under 8 years old." This age is determined by your child's birth date. Players can not be over the listed age. Soccer ages are determined once per year and remain the same for the entire year. Milwaukee Kickers recreational leagues are formed by birth year and not grade level.

For questions on your "U" level, visit the age chart here.

What is the Difference Between Recreational and Select/Competitive Soccer?

In recreational soccer, players are assigned to a team based on buddy requests, school requests and other factors, whereas in select/competitive players try-out (usually in early summer) to be placed on a competitive team playing at an appropriate level of competition.

When Does Soccer Season Start?

Players sign up in May-August for the Fall and Spring season of the following year. The first game of the Fall soccer season will always be following Saturday after Labor Day.  The first day game of the Spring soccer season normally is around mid-April. 

Your coach or manager will get in touch with you normally about a month before the season begins.

What Equipment Does My Player Need?

  • Required: Players are required to wear shin guards and soccer cleats. Only Mikro players can opt for athletic shoes instead of cleats. 
  • Recommended: Players should bring their own water and wear appropriate athletic clothing to practices. Players should have their own soccer balls which should also be brought to each practice (see below). 
    -Mikro through 8U need a size 3 ball
    -9U-12U need a size 4 ball
    -13U-18U need a size 5 ball

What Are The Fees?

There are three to four different fees that are commonly charged for being a member of Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club.  Below is a brief explanation of the fees.

Kickers Registration Fees

Fees collected by Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club.  These fees are collected at time of registration for the full year.  All Kickers players pay a Kickers registration fee.

Kickers Registration fees cover:

  • Individual Uniform
  • Team Ball
  • Team Medical Bag
  • Individual USYSA/WYSA Registration
  • Secondary Medical Insurance
  • Administrative Costs
  • Referee Fees including a club Referee Assignor
  • Free Recreational League for all Recreational Players
  • Intuitive online registration system
  • Player clinics when requested
  • Indoor league priority placement at Uihlein Soccer Park
  • Free 7U-10U Kicknic played outdoor at Uhilein Soccer Park

Regional Registration Fees

Fees collected by Milwaukee Kickers Regions.  These fees are collected at time of registration for the full year.  All Kickers players pay a Regional registration fee.

Regional fees vary but may cover:

  • Field costs
  • Additional referee fees
  • Admin costs
  • Tournament costs
  • Winter play

Volunteer Buyout Registration Fees

Fees collected by Milwaukee Kickers Regions.  These fees are collected at time of registration for the full year.  Volunteer Buyout fees vary by the Region.

Program Fees

Fees collected by Milwaukee Kickers Regions.  These fees can be collected at time of registration but often are billed out after registration, prior to the season beginning.  Program Fees are for Kickers Regions participating in Competitive programming (Youth Academy and/or Select).

Program fees vary but may cover:

  • Licensed Coaches
  • Tournaments
  • Travel Expenses
  • Competitive League Costs
  • Winter Play
  • Additional Trainings

Late Fees

Fees collected by Milwaukee Kickers Regions.  These fees vary by Kickers Regions but are normally enforced after July 1st and collected at time of registration. 

How Do I Know if Practices or Games are Cancelled Due to Weather?

Contact your coach for cancellation information. 

Can I Get a Refund?

Please contact Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club if you need to request a refund after registering. Should you request a refund prior to September 1 (season start date), your request will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that refund may be subject to a processing and administrative fee. 

How Can I Stay in Touch?

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