Soccer Frequently Asked Questions

When are the seasons?


There are three soccer seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The Fall season is the primary season; and, is held from the 2nd week of July until October 31. The Spring season is March to May and the Winter season is January/February. Indy Genesis participates in the Spring (all teams) and Fall (U6-U12 only) leagues at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood. During the Fall season, U15 and Varsity (HS) participate in their own league consisting of homeschool, private school, and some public-school teams.




Where and when do you practice?


All teams currently practice at Turning Point Church which is located on U.S. 31 just south of Whiteland Road.

During the Fall, practices are 1-3 times per week, depending on age and game

schedule. Typically, U6-U8-U10 practice once a week either on a Tuesday or Thursday. U12 practices twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. U15 and Varsity (HS) practice 3 times a week (Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday).

All Spring practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spring U6-U8 will be once a week on either Tuesday or Thursday. Winter season does not have practices, only games.




Where and when are games held?


  • During the Fall, Indy Genesis U15 and Varsity (HS) home games are played at South Central Soccer Academy at Whiteland Road and Morgantown Road. U6-U12 games are played at Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood.
  • All teams play at Mount Pleasant Christian Church during the Spring.
  • Most games are held on Saturdays. There are occasional mid-week evening games for U15 and HS during the Fall season.




Is there a uniform?


Yes. Players will need to purchase a uniform. For U6-U12 the uniform is a T-shirt which costs $16*. The socks and shorts are provided by the parent.

For new U15 and Varsity (HS) players it is a full uniform which costs $116* per player. The full uniform is only required for the Fall season.

*Price is subject to change.




What are the age groups?


We have opportunities for U6, U8, U10, U12, U15, Girls Junior Varsity (GJV), Boys Junior Varsity (BJV), Girls Varsity (GV), and Boys Varsity (BV). To qualify for the U6-U15 age brackets the player must be born in a specified year. For Varsity teams, a player must not be older than 19 on the last day of the national tournament of the current season.




Does my child need previous soccer experience?


No. While Indy Genesis is a competitive soccer program, no previous soccer experience is required.




Do teams travel?


For U12, U15 and Varsity (HS) some travel is required in the Fall season only. Most games are played in the Indy-metro area, but there is occasional statewide travel which is typically reserved for tournaments.




How do I register?


Please use our registration page, which can be found here.




How much does the program cost?


Costs vary depending on age.

Winter season 2021 was $87** per Varsity (HS) player. Spring season (2021) was $69** for all players.

The costs for Fall 2021 were U6-U10 - $69**, U12 - $89**, U15 - $150**, and HS - $205**.

** Past costs are provided for guidance only and are subject to change.




Are all Indy Genesis soccer players homeschooled?


Yes. Indy Genesis is a homeschool sports organization. To be considered eligible by Indy Genesis, the parent must direct the education of their child at least 51% of the time. This definition does not preclude parents paying for private educational services as a supplement to their child’s education but it does exclude any government funding for educational services provided to the child. Indy Genesis is able to grant exceptions to this policy if a child is enrolled in a private school which does not offer a sport provided by Indy Genesis. In this case, however, there must be no government funding involved in the provision of the child’s education. For more information on Athlete Eligibility Requirements please click here.




Are refunds provided?


Yes. Automatic refunds are available up until the day of the first game of the season. Refunds after the first game are decided on a case-by-case basis.




Do you provide insurance?


Yes. In the rare case of an injury to a player, all Indy Genesis players have access to insurance provided by Indy Genesis. Please visit our “About” and “Registration” pages for more information.




What size soccer balls should I use?


For U6 and U8 – Size 3. For U10 and U12 – Size 4. For U15 and Varsity (HS) – Size 5.





                      

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions for soccer. For other related questions, please submit them via the soccer contact page.