WHAT IS SOCCER?
“Soccer is a team sport played by a team of 11 players against another team of 11 players on a field. The team has one designated goalkeeper and 10 outfield players. Outfield players are usually specialized in attacking or defending or both. A team is typically split into defenders, midfielders and forwards, though there is no restriction on players moving anywhere on the pitch.” (Bundesliga.com)
“Soccer is extremely widespread, played by about 250 million people all over the world. It is considered the world’s most popular sport.” (Soccer)
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
In order to participate, and to encourage students on their path to graduation, each extramural student-athlete must be a fully matriculated student (i.e. admitted for daytime classes and a degree seeking program) that earns 12 credits per semester and maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester. If these requirements are not met, the student will not be eligible to try-out, attend practices, or otherwise play with the team.
ARE THERE PARTICIPATION DUES?
Every extramural student-athlete is required to pay team dues each semester. Dues are $110 per semester. The payment will be charged through the student’s myBYU Financial Center. Students may make multiple payments throughout the semester, but the balance must be paid in full prior to registering for classes the following semester or term.
CAN I GET CREDIT FOR PLAYING?
There is a 0.5 credit class (STAC 201R) available to all rostered extramural student athletes. STAC 201R Sections are offered 2nd Block Fall and 2nd Block Winter.
HOW DO I CONTACT THE COACH?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for coaches information.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE PRACTICES?
Practices are generally held Monday-Friday 12:00-1:50 pm and Saturdays from 5-11 pm. Practices are limited to 10 hours per week. The team uses BYU fields, indoor facilities, and weight rooms for practices and training.
If you wish to play, make sure that you set your work and school schedule to accommodate practices and games.
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
The season starts the first week of fall semester and ends on the last day of classes in April.
HOW ARE INJURIES HANDLED?
There are athletic trainers available to extramural student athletes to assist with injury recovery and rehabilitation.
WHAT IS BYU'S HONOR CODE?
“Brigham Young University and other Church Educational System institutions exist to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. That atmosphere is created and preserved by a community of faculty, administration, staff, and students who voluntarily commit to conduct their lives in accordance with the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and who strive to maintain the highest standards in their personal conduct regarding honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others.”
More information on the Honor Code can be found here.