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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What schools are part of Mount Tabor Soccer Club?

These schools are assigned to Mt. Tabor Soccer Club by Portland Youth Soccer Association. Your player can play with other clubs if you wish. Most players at these schools play with MTTSC.

What scholarships are available and how can we get one?

Mt. Tabor Soccer Club offers scholarships to those children qualifying for the free and reduced lunch program through Portland Public Schools. The scholarship covers 50% of registration costs and is awarded on a "first come, first served basis."

Before registering, please email the registrar at [email protected] and let him or her know:

  1. You are requesting a scholarship.
  2. The name of the soccer player(s) being registered.

The registrar will contact you with further information on how to register.

We also offer a scholarship for jerseys.  See uniforms for more information.

At MTTSC we want your children on the pitch to play the greatest game in the world. Please don't hesitate to use these services if you need them.

I have a problem with registration (can't register, my child's registration is wrong, etc.)

If you cannot register, your registration isn't correct (wrong age group, information is wrong) or are having some other registration-related problem, please contact our registrar at [email protected].

What do I need to know about practices?

When

Teams practice during the Fall season.  Typically practice will start 1-2 weeks before the first game.  Depending on the age and the team you will practice once or twice a week.

In the Spring season there are not practices.

Where

Teams practice at these schools: Abernethy, Bridger, Creative Science, Glencoe, Harrison Park, Hosford Middle, Kellogg Middle (closed), Mt. Tabor Middle, Sunnyside and Youngson.

Teams also practice at Berrydale Park (next to Creative Science), Clinton Park (next to Franklin High and Atkinson), and Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church.

Your team's coach will let you know when and where practice will be.

What uniform do Mt Tabor Soccer Club players need and where can we get that?

Every MTTSC player U7-U14 must have our official uniform consisting of:

  • Forest Green jersey (Diadora or Adidas)
  • Black Shorts
  • Forest Green Socks
  • Shinguards
  • Soccer Cleats (Cleats for any other sport are prohibited by PYSA.  Sneakers are not allowed.)
** Kinder Kickers (U6) do not require a uniform  
All uniform items can be purchased at Far Post, located downtown. 

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It's Game Day.  What are we supposed to do?

There are roughly 8 games in the Fall season. Almost all games will be played on Saturdays but some may be scheduled on Sundays. Games are likely to be scheduled for the Saturday before Labor Day. There are no games Labor Day weekend.

The schedule for your team is accessed from within your BlueSombrero account.  Login to your account.  Click here to go to the login.

Most coaches will likely ask you to arrive ahead of game time so that the team can organize and warm up.

Where are the soccer fields located?

For a list of fields and their locations click here.

I want to know more about Mount Tabor Soccer Club (MTTSC)

Mount Tabor Soccer Club provides affordable recreational soccer to hundreds of kids, grades K - 8, in Southeast Portland. All youth are eligible to play. We are a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. Our goal is to enhance the lives of families in our area, strengthen our community, and further the game of soccer.

Thanks to our great volunteers - coaches, team parents, board members - who give so generously of their time and talents!

Parents: Thanks to you for supporting your player!

Mount Tabor Soccer Club is a member club of Portland Youth Soccer Association.

Parent Code of Conduct

PYSA considers conduct by parents and spectators to be supportive and positive at all times. The following Code of Conduct for parents emphasizes the key areas that all parents and spectators are expected to abide by during all PYSA competitions:
  1. Remember that children play organized sports for their own fun.
  2. They are not there to entertain you; and they are not miniature professional athletes.
  3. Be on your best behavior. Don’t use profanities or harass player coaches or referees.
  4. Applaud good plays by your own team AND the opposing team.
  5. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  6. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a competition or practice ses-sion.
  7. Condemn the use of violence in all forms.
  8. Respect the referee and do not criticize their decisions.
  9. Encourage players to always play according to the rules.
  10. Do not coach team players, including your own child, from the sidelines during the game..
  11. Communicate with your coach and create a positive, supportive working relationship.
  12. Avoid the use of fear and a win-at-all costs mentality – players just want to have fun

What can I do about bad refereeing or adults who behaved poorly at games?

Referee

Only coaches have the right and responsibility to submit Referee Evaluations to the Referee Committee to evaluate individual game performances of PYSA officials.  If you feel feedback should be provided, talk to your team's coach.

Parents

Players, coaches and parents shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner which:

  • Demonstrates respect for referees, players and opposing teams and players
  • Recognizes that the referee is the final authority in the game
  • Encourages players to respect the referee, their coaches, teammates, opponents and the game of soccer
If you feel that a parent has conducted themselves inappropriately, you can contact us at [email protected].

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What is recreational soccer?

A soccer team is a recreational ("rec") team if it is open to all youth that meet age and gender guidelines. Tryouts are not permitted. Players are not selected based on ability, but assigned to teams according to other criteria, such as what school they go to, which team needs another player, etc.  Currently all MTTSC teams are rec teams. MTTSC has fielded at least one classic team in prior years. In the Portland area most recreational-oriented clubs are volunteer-based and as a result the fees are very reasonable, though parents are expected to help their child's team or the club in a variety of roles.

What if I'm interested in coaching but not sure I'm qualified?

Thank you! We are always looking for enthusiastic coaches, and we will help you every step of the way. First off, you should contact our Coach Coordinator ([email protected]) to express your interest. We offer a coaches meeting in late summer, provide a coaching manual to those who want one, and are always on-hand to answer questions you might have. We are a part of PYSA (Portland Youth Soccer Association) and they offer coaching clinics to help you get started, and/or to help you fine-tune your coaching style.

Can my child play in rec soccer and classic soccer?

No. Not at the same time. But at different times, yes. We have players who have tried classic soccer, decided it is not for them, and returned to our club. Some of our Spring season players bounce back to classic each Fall, or vice versa.

Who to Contact

If your question isn't answered here, you can contact someone about it.  Go to Contact Info to see a list of people you can contact.


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Portland, Oregon  

Email: [email protected]

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