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    2017 Soccer Registration Opens December 10th!

    12/08/2016, 3:00pm CST
    By K Cyree

    2017 Spring Soccer Registration Details:  Regular Registration for U4-U14 runs December 10, 2016 – January 20, 2017, For U15-U19 it runs December 10 – February 17.  Late registration runs through February 3 for U4-U14 and March 3 for U15-U19 with an additional $25.00 late fee. Return to team Deadline is January 13 for all divisions. Practices begin 2 weeks before games, the week of February 13. Season plays: U4-U14 February 25 to May 6, with possible post season through May 27.  U15-U19 March 25 to May 6, with possible post season through May 27. 

    2017 Spring Soccer Fees:

    Age 4 Coed:   $75.00

    U5 Coed:        $80.00

    U6 Boys or Girls:       $80.00

    U7 Boys or Girls:      $115.00

    U8 Boys or Girls:      $115.00

    U9 Boys or Girls:      $140.00

    U10 Boys or Girls:    $140.00

    U9-10 Academy Boys or Girls:  $160.00 (Registration closes January 13)

    U11-U14 Boys or Girls Rec DIII:   $170.00

    U15-U19 Boys or Girls Rec DIII:   $170.00

    U11 - U14 Boys or Girls DII/SII (Competitive): $175.00

    U15 - U19 Boys or Girls DII/SII (Competitive): $175.00

    Return to Team Deadline:  We build teams by first trying to keep together teams from the previous season IF the coach and team returns the following season and you register by the return to team deadline: January 13.  After the Return to team deadline, teams are formed by "buddy requests", and then by grouping by school and neighborhood proximity; late registrations and waitlists will be placed on whichever teams have space, regardless of requests or location.

    Information Regarding Uniforms:  Uniforms can be ordered during the registration process for all recreational divisions.  Uniforms are NOT included in Spring registration fees.  Any uniform questions, please contact the T&C Uniform Coordinator JL Gray.

    Every player needs their own ball, soccer-cleats or turf shoes or plain athletic shoes (no baseball cleats and no shoes with a toe cleat such as often used in football!), shin guards, team jersey, soccer socks, soccer shorts, and a water bottle.

    Required Documentation:  

    • All soccer players are required to complete and sign a medical release form.  The medical release form is available on T&C Soccer website on the documents page and should be provided to and retained by your coach.
    • For non-US-born players or players with dual-citizenship (US and some other country), there will be some follow-up later regarding one or more International Player Clearance forms which need to be submitted to FIFA through STYSA. This has nothing to do with the US government, but is a requirement by FIFA of all soccer clubs worldwide.
    • All soccer players will be required to provide Proof of Age.  

    Following team assignment, coaches will be contacting players/parents for first practices/schedules.  The office will not have any information regarding practices/schedules as this is decided closer to the start of the season. Please refer to the sport FAQ or schedules tabs for general information.

    Registration Changes: Please note changes to any registrations will not be permitted once the sport session is in late registration or once player has been assigned to a team.

    Buddy Request: Please note, buddy requests are considered but are NOT GUARANTEED. Due to various criteria, the "Buddy System" does not guarantee your request will be granted. When teams are formed, we build teams by first trying to keep together teams from the previous season IF the coach and team returns the following season and you register by the return to team deadline.  After the Return to team deadline, teams are formed by "buddy requests", and then by grouping by school and neighborhood proximity; late registrations and waitlists will be placed on whichever teams have space, regardless of requests or location.  We CANNOT guarantee every child will be placed on their neighborhood team. Submission of a buddy request does not guarantee placement of players together as balanced team formation takes precedence.

    Wait Lists: Certain programs are offered to a limited number of participants. Once we have reached capacity with our registrations, we will allow participants to be added to a waiting list (maintained in a “first come, first serve” manner). The waitlist is used for fill in spots only. A person accepted from the waitlist will fill a spot on an already formed team. No requests will be honored.  Players placed on waitlist are not guaranteed a placement on a team. Participants on the waiting lists will then be contacted if spaces become available in which you will be required to pay for your registration.

    Refund Policy: I understand that absolutely no refunds will be given once the season has begun. No refunds given to decal orders, late fees or donations. There is a 10% admin fee held out on ALL approved refunds.  In addition to the 10% admin fee, 50% will be refunded during late registration, and no refunds will be given after the start of the T&C soccer season or the team's first game, whichever comes first.

     

    Health & Wellness 101

    12/08/2016, 10:00am CST
    By Henry Shih OD,MD

    SPRAINS and STRAINS

    What are Sprains?
    Sprains are torn or stretched ligaments. Ligaments connect bones together at joints. They are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. Symptoms will include swelling, pain on movement, bruising and inability to move the joint. You may feel a pop or tear when the sprain occurs.

    The areas of your body that are most vulnerable to sprains are your ankles, knees, and wrists. A sprained ankle can occur when your foot turns inward, placing extreme tension on the ligaments of your outer ankle. A sprained knee can be the result of a sudden twist, and a wrist sprain can occur when falling on an outstretched hand.

    Sprains are classified by severity:

    Grade 1 sprain (mild): Slight stretching and some damage to the fibers of the ligament.

    Grade 2 sprain (moderate): Partial tearing of the ligament. There is abnormal looseness (laxity) in the joint when it is moved in certain ways.

    Grade 3 sprain (severe): Complete tear of the ligament. This causes significant instability and makes the joint nonfunctional.

    What are Strains?

    Strains are stretched or torn muscles or tendons. Tendons connect muscle to bone. Sudden twisting or pulling can cause strains. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle
    strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

    Soccer, football, and other contact sports put athletes at risk for strains, as do sports that feature quick starts, such as hurdling, jumping, and running races. Gymnastics, tennis, rowing, golf and other sports that
    require extensive gripping, have a high incidence of hand sprains. Elbow strains frequently occur in racquet, throwing, and contact sports.

    Treatment

    Treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, elevating the area (R.I.C.E.) and medicines such as Motrin, Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy. More severe strains or sprains
    may require surgery.

    When should I call or see the doctor?

    1. If you are unable to put weight on your ankle or knee.
    2. If there is a deformity of a joint or it looks crooked.
    3. If a joint feels unstable.
    4. If your pain is very severe.
    5. If you are unsure how serious your injury is.

    RUNNING OF THE MAVS 5K

    12/05/2016, 11:15am CST
    By K Cyree

    RUNNING OF THE MAVS 5K
     
     

    When: Dec. 10th, 2016
    Registration: 7:30AM – 8:20AM
    Race Start: 8:30AM
    Where: Town & Country Sports Complex

                9100 Meadowheath Dr., Austin TX, 78729
    Entry Fee: $20 Before day of the race (t-shirt size guaranteed ONLY if register by Nov. 21)
                    $25 Day of the race
                    $15 All RRISD Students

     
     
    All Proceeds benefit the McNeil HS Teacher Wish List.  Sponsored by the MHS PTSA.
     
    Forms and checks can be mailed to:
    McNeil PTSA 
     
    5720 McNeil Road, Austin, TX 78729
     
     
    We will NOT have packet pick-up at Town and Country tomorrow night for the 5K Fun Run.  We will have everything ready on Saturday morning.  You can even grab your shirt after the run so you don't have to worry getting there early and carrying it with you.  The run will start at the Large Pavilion by the North Parking Lot, off Amberglen road.  Here is a map of the facility and course.
     
    How to Register:
    By form - link to document with details here OR
    By the Student Store by clicking here
     
    T-Shirt sizes listed on the registration form and within the student store.
     
    Thanks to our Sponsors - we will be giving out long sleeve t-shirts for the run. 
    Sign-up NOW.

    T&C Winter Futsal 2016-17

    11/30/2016, 11:15am CST
    By K Cyree

    Registration will open on Wednesday November 30th!

    Registration is $55 a player for U7-U12 and $60 a player for U13-U16.

    Play will be open to players born between 2001-2010. Players will be split into U7-U8, U9-U10, U11-U12, U13-U14, and U15-U16 divisions.

    About Futsal

    Futsal is the only version of indoor soccer sanctioned by FIFA (a Futsal World Cup was just held this past summer, with Argentina winning their first world title). Unlike other variants of indoor soccer in the US, futsal is played on an indoor “court” with no walls and a special ball that is designed to bounce less than an outdoor ball.

    Futsal is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and creativity. Slide tackles and excessive bodily contact is forbidden in T&C’s futsal, reducing the risk of injury and placing the focus on precise ball control, technical skill, and improved decision-making. After playing futsal, players find that they handle pressure better when they return to the outdoor season. Research indicates that individuals playing Futsal receive the ball 6x more often than they would when playing outdoor 11-a-side soccer.

    T&C Winter Futsal will hold match days on the following dates:

    10 December - Instructional Clinic

    07, 14, 21, & 28 January & 11 February

     

    No practices are required to play, although some teams may opt to do so on their own.

    For more information about Futsal with T&C click HERE.

     

    Post Season Fall 2016

    11/11/2016, 2:15pm CST
    By K Cyree

    Town & Country Soccer is pleased to announce a record number of T&C teams participating in post-season tournaments. This is a great achievement for our hard-working volunteer coaches, quality players and involved parents. And it is also a direct result of the T&C Optimist Club providing one of the best outdoor soccer facilities in the Greater Austin area. T&C Soccer wishes all of our teams the very best in the coming weeks. Below is a short list of the tournament teams.


    CAYSA Fall Championship (Nov 19/20)

    U11B D2 Austin Eagles (Coach Snyder)

    U11B D2 Dragons (Coach Gaede)

    U11B D2 Sounders (Coach Lilleboe)

    U11G D2 Panthers (Coach Steinhauser)*

    U11B D3 Arsenal (Coach Browning)

    U11B D3 Barcelona (Coach Pham)

    U11B D3 Chelsea (Coach Jalbert)

    U11B D3 Madrid (Coach Peng)*

    U11G D3 Panthers (Coach Collins)

    U11G D3 Scorpions (Coach Cancila)

    U12B D2 Arsenal (Coach Modak)

    U12B D2 Chelsea (Coach Swanson)

    U12B D3 Hawks (Coach Flores)

    U12G D3 Diamondbacks (Coach Peters)

    U13G D2 #Emeralds (Coach Devaney)

    U14B D2 Fireballs (Coach Ko)

           *Invited but not attending




    Western District Fall Championship (Dec 3/4)

    U14G D2 Avalanche (Coach Kasel) - pre-qualified



    Georgetown Fall Force Tournament (Nov 19/20)

    U9G USA (Coach Peterson)

    U10B Argentina (Coach Brown)

    U10B England (Coach Rawlinson)

    U10G PSG (Coach Patterson)

    U11G D2 Panthers (Coach Steinhauser)

    U11B D2 Atletico Madrid (Coach Porter)

    U11B D2 Crew (Coach Gray)

    U12G D3 Storm (Coach Condon)




    Capital City Classic (Dec 3/4)

    U11B D2 Austin Eagles (Coach Snyder)

    U12G D3 Storm (Coach Condon)




    Round Rock Open (Dec 9/10/11)

    U13G S2 Flyers (Coach Russell)

    U13G S2 Strikers (Coach Brooker)




    T&C U19G Fall Festival (Nov 19/20)

    U19G D3 Titans (Coach Sanchez)

    2016 Winter Futsal Registration is now Open!

    2017 Spring Soccer
    Registration Opening Dec 10th!

    T&C Office Hours

    Monday-Friday
    9:00am-4:00pm
    9100 Meadowheath Drive
    Austin, TX, 78729

    512.331.0438

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