Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Check out our list of FAQs and see if we've already answered it. If you have a question that's not on this list, or would like additional information, feel free to contact us!

Refunds

All refund requests must be emailed to iam3rd@lexchurch.com and include the player's name, division, current address, and reason.

*No refunds after the first game or camp session.

To receive a 100% refund on the registration fee, requests must be received BEFORE  registration closes.

After registration, the following applies:

  •  50% refund after regular registration ends
  •  25% refund after team rosters are posted

Registration

When does registration begin?

Registration for each season usually begins 2-3 months prior to the start of the upcoming season.

How much does it cost to register?

League fees are generally $100-$130. Skills classes, camps and clinic fees can vary between $65-$350. Overall, registration fees may vary from year-to-year due to uncontrollable costs to the leagues/camps such as insurance, equipment, uniforms, program development, field rental, and other needs. Volunteer coaches and assistant coaches in our league's do not receive payment for their time.

 

Can I request a specific team, player, or coach?

Requests for players to play on the same team are only honored if both players request each other during registration.

Every fall we "reset" our soccer rosters, because many players have transitioned to older divisions. A lot of times there will still be players who want to play together, or who want a particular coach. In these instances, we encourage folks to use the friend request option on the registration form. If you want to try and keep the same coach, please write in the coach's child's name as your friend request.

While we do our best to accommodate requests, due to the number of players in the league, it is not always possible. Therefore, we cannot guarantee all requests will be made.

 

Do teams stay the same from season to season?

The I AM 3RD soccer year runs much like a school year, from fall to spring. Every player must re-register for each season, but we do keep teams the same from the spring to fall seasons (unless you identify to us that you would rather register as a new player and join a different team). Returning spring players are expected to use their uniforms from the previous season. New players will receive a uniform prior to the first game.

Equipment and Uniforms

Team jerseys, matching socks, and black shorts are covered by the registration fee and are supplied by I AM 3RD. Players will also receive an I AM 3RD t-shirt. Your child's coach will distribute these items along with devotionals (hard copy and/or online) before the first game.

 

What equipment does my child need to play soccer?

Shin guards are mandatory for all soccer players. Outdoor cleats are also required for all those participating, with the exception of those players in the 3 year old division. 3-year old players can wear cleats but are only required to wear full-coverage shoes (i.e., no sandals or open-toe shoes).

 

I AM 3RD players who play during the fall season and are placed on the same team for the spring season are expected to use their uniforms from the fall season. New players will receive a uniform prior to the first game.

 

I AM 3RD also provides field equipment, such as goals and nets. Coaches may have several soccer balls on-hand during practices, but it is ideal for every child to have their own soccer ball for practicing and playing on their own.

Practice

Can my child play on the same team as a friend, or practice on a particular day?

Yes, whenever possible! Our registration form allows players to choose to put down a friend -or- practice night request. We will do our best to accommodate requests whenever possible, but due to the number of participants and field/court constraints, we cannot make any guarantees.

Due to the nature of the practice night requests, and the volume of participants who have a sibling playing in the league, we are unable to accept requests for siblings to practice on the same day/time.

 

Can I request that my child NOT practice on a specific night?

We are unable to guarantee that players will practice on a specific night due to the need for flexibility in field scheduling and coaches' schedules. However, it is our hope that we can accommodate requests to avoid a specific practice night, and we will honor those requests whenever possible.

 

How often are practices and games?

Practices are held once a week, and games are held on Saturdays. Location of games and practices will be determined by the location that you select when you register your child. For example, if you registered for the Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) soccer location, practices and games will be held on the fields located west of LCA, next to Wellington Elementary School.

 

There may instances where older players are scheduled for games in another location (e.g., teams that practice and play at the LCA location may sometimes play games against an Athens team at the Athens location, and vice versa). Such occasions are noted in the game schedules.

 

When does the soccer season begin?

The practices for the fall season begin in mid-to-late August, while practices for the spring season begin in mid-to-late March. The starting dates for each season may vary due to weather, field availability, and other local factors.

Scholarships

I AM 3RD is pleased to offer financial assistance in the form of scholarships for players, which are provided based on availability and need. Email us for more information at iam3rd@lexchurch.com.

Weather

I AM 3RD staff actively monitors regional weather conditions prior to, and during all I AM 3RD events. For weather conditions occurring prior to event times, am email and/or text message will be posted on our home page as soon as a decision has been made to play, postpone, and/or cancel the event.

 

For soccer, the decision to play, postpone, and/or cancel practices and games will be made by 3:30 PM on weekdays and 8:30 AM on Saturdays whenever possible.

 

Each individual is ultimately responsible for their personal safety and has the right to take appropriate action when threatened by bad weather. Adults must take responsibility for the safety of children in their care during weather events.