Registration takes place in May for the following Fall season. EBU utilizes online registration through Demosphere, where you can register and pay the registration fee with a credit card. For the full year (Fall and Spring 2023/2024) the fee will be $310. For the fall-only 2023 season or spring-only 2024 season the fee will be $210 per season. After the initial registration period, players can register but registrations may be held until it is certain there is space available in your child’s age division. Also, registrations received after the initial registration period will be charged a late fee. In Fall, players may register for the Full Year (Fall & Spring) or for the Fall Only. Spring Only registration opens in mid-January.
Players are placed on teams according to their birth year. Players can never play down to their grade (if a player’s grade puts them in a lower soccer age group then their birth year puts them, then they must play with their birth year). This is a national soccer rule. As of Spring 2023, EBU will no longer allow players to play up a year in our recreational program. If your player is advanced for his/her age and wants to play more competitively, please consider our Academy (U7-U10) or Select (U11-U19) Programs.
Full-year and fall-only players are notified of their team assignments and practice schedules in late August and will receive the location of their teams’ practice through their coach. Schedules for games are distributed at the first practice and will be available online close to the start of the season. The club strives to balance player ability and experience throughout the teams in each age division. Recreational teams are newly formed each year to help achieve this balance. All players are expected to play at least half of every game, except in cases of injury or discipline. Sorry, we do not guarantee any special requests for team placement.
Uniforms are included as part of player registration. Your child will receive a uniform consisting of a shirt, shorts, and socks. You will need to provide your child with shin guards and a soccer ball. Soccer shoes/cleats are recommended, but not mandatory.
If you need to withdraw your child from Elmbrook United before the season starts, you will receive a refund minus $25.00. EBU does not offer any refunds once the season has started. For Full Year or Fall Only players, the start of the season is considered the first game of the fall season. For Spring Only players, the start of the season is considered the first game of the spring season.
Elmbrook United may cancel an entire day’s game schedule if the weather has created field drainage problems during the week, or if rain is predicted for the day. Severe weather or snow may also cause a total club cancellation. PLEASE check the website for any cancellations. It will be posted by 3:00 pm during the week and 8:30 am weekends.
If a Saturday cancellation decision is made, cancelled games will be made up on the designated Rain-Out Make-Up Day. This is only for Elmbrook United recreational home games. Only one total club cancellation day will be rescheduled in fall and and in spring. Any other total club cancellations during the season may not be rescheduled. The club scheduler reserves the right to adjust some times to accommodate referees and field availability. If Elmbrook United closes its fields during the week, and a game is cancelled, both teams should contact the EBU office, to reschedule the game.
If a referee cancels a game, and the game’s first half is completed, the game is called at the start of the second half, and that game is considered a full game. If a referee calls a game during the first half, the teams should contact the EBU office to reschedule the game.