Adults

Welcome to SOCA's Adult Soccer Programs

A variety of different levels of play are offered year round for over 1200 local men and women annually. There is something for experienced and competitive players as well as new players seeking exercise and social networking. Men, Women, Young and Old are all welcome. See Adult Captains Handbook for League rules, information etc. All current and future captains should print this document and read.

Seasons

Charlottesville Fall/Spring Charlottesville Summer Charlottesville Winter Augusta Summer Augusta Winter
  • How to Register

    (Players without internet access should contact Matt Rowe-Cville or Mark Yurish-Augusta at the SOCA office for manual registration instructions.)

    • Click the “Login & Register” button in the upper right hand corner of the page to create or log into your SOCA account.
    • Click on “Sign up for a team” by your name.
    • Enter the Team Code for your team.
    • If you don’t have a team, please refer to the Captains list (which is posted once the season starts) with contact information and reach out to team captains and inquire who may still need players.  Captains are not required to add anyone to their rosters. If you find a team, you will need their team code. At the bottom of the page click “here” where it says to click if you are not already on the list.
    • Add your name and email when prompted.
    • Click “This is me” by your name.
    • Enter your payment information, click yes to the medical waiver and click Sign up for Team.
    • You will then be registered. The schedule and roster for your team will be posted to your MySOCA account prior to the start of the season.
  • Refund Policy

    All refund requests must be made in writing to the SOCA office by the participant requesting the refund.  Captains may not request refunds for team members.  All refunds are less a $20.00 processing fee.

    Prior to the season, refunds may be issued to individuals who are unable to play due to a variety of conflicts and circumstances including personal schedule changes, over commitments and change of interest.

    After the season has begun, refunds may only be issued due to injury or relocation (player moves to a different community).  A doctor’s note may be required in the case of injury.  Refunds issued after the start of the season will be less a $20 processing fee and then pro-rated per the number of weeks into the season.  After the season has begun, refunds will not be issued for schedule conflicts or over-commitments.

    No refunds will be issued after 2/3 of the season is complete for any reason.

    Refunds will not be issued to whole teams who pull out of the league for any matter, including disagreement over division placement.

  • Pre-game Check

    Only properly registered players will be eligible to play in SOCA sanctioned matches.

    Players that are properly registered to a SOCA Adult Team will appear on the team’s roster.  This Roster is accessible to all players via their MySOCA account.  The captain or designated team representative must bring a copy of this roster to each game.  Only players who appear on the roster or are guest players will be allowed to participate in the game.

    Each player must have a photo ID with them at the match to prove who they are.  Acceptable forms of photo ID’s are Driver’s Licenses, Passports and UVA Student ID’s.

    Prior to the game, the referee will check the copy of the roster provided by the team against the photo ID’s of each player present.  Each player must appear on the roster as an official team member and have an accepted photo ID to be eligible to play in the match.  Players may not be handwritten onto the roster.  All players must appear on the online roster and print out of the MySOCA system.

  • Guest Playing

    Only current, registered players in good standing may play in SOCA’s Adult Programs.  Guest playing is allowed in SOCA’s Adult Programs.  However, no unregistered players may guest play in a SOCA adult match.  Only players registered to a SOCA adult team in the Mens, Co-Rec, Womens or Over-40 Leagues for the current season (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) may guest play with other teams.

    Unlimited guest players are allowed in all divisions and programs provided the player is registered to another team in one of SOCA’s Adult Programs for the current season.

    No guest playing is allowed in a postseason playoff or championship match.

    In order to guest play, guest players must prove their current registration with another SOCA team by bringing a copy of their regular team’s roster and a picture ID to the match to be checked by the referee.

  • Uniforms

    Teams must supply their own uniforms.  They are not included in the league registration fee, however they need not be fancy or expensive.  At a minimum, all players must have a matching jersey of the same color with a unique number on the back.  The color of all jerseys must match.  Different shades of the same color such as gray or green are not acceptable as a jersey.  Sock and short colors are not required to match.  Goalies must have a shirt clearly distinguishable from the field players.

    Jerseys may be purchased from any vendor as chosen by the team.  Sponsors may be printed on the jerseys.  Total Soccer at Downtown Athletic Store provides a discount to all SOCA players and teams and is a good option to purchase team jerseys.

  • Red Cards

    Players and spectators may be ejected by the referee for a variety of reasons.  Referees will report all ejections in their match report.  Every ejection will result in an automatic, no appeal, one game suspension for the individual as is standard in all FIFA sanctioned competitions.  Two yellows equals a normal red except in the one WISL exception listed below.  The suspension is to be served in the next game of the team the player is registered to.  No guest playing is allowed until the player has served their suspension.  The team captain should help ensure this suspension is served.

    Additionally, any player who has received a red card may not be replaced during the game the red card was issued and the player’s team must play down a player for the remainder of the game (*Exception – In WISL matches a two yellow = red carded player may be replaced by another player to keep the teams even sided.  The ejected player must still serve a one game suspension in the next match, however.  Straight red carded players still may not be replaced in WISL matches.).  Any red card issued may be cause for a full Conduct Committee review and possible further sanctions.  The Director of Referees will consider the offense and make a decision based upon the referee’s report whether to take the ejected player before the Conduct Committee or not.

    For more information regarding at rules and regulations please refer to the Captain’s handbook.

  • Weather Info

    Always check the SOCA weatherline before leaving for your match. Fields can be closed at any time as weather is unpredictable. There are two places you can check for weather updates and field closings. The front page of this website is updated regularly with field closing messages and you can call 434-817-7246(RAIN) for information. On weekends we make an initial determination by 8:00am and then update as necessary throughout the day. On weekdays we make an initial determination by 2:00pm and then update as necessary throughout the evening. If bad weather arrives right at game time or during a game, the referee has the authority to make a field closing determination on site.

  • Insurance Info

    Medical Insurance

    A part of each player’s registration fee goes towards a medical insurance plan.  The medical insurance that SOCA players are entitled to is run through the United States Adult Soccer Association and our state association the Metro DC Virginia Soccer Association.

    If you are a registered player and are injured while playing in a SOCA sanctioned match you may be eligible for insurance coverage of your medical expenses.  The first step is to contact the SOCA office to notify them of the injury.  There is a six section form that is associated with filing a claim.  SOCA will sign the form and verify the player’s participation.  The rest of the form is completed by the injured player.

    The player should mail the form and all bills as well as estimates of benefits from their regular insurance company to the address provided on the claim form.  The state association will process the claim and send it to the insurance company.  SOCA will not be involved in determining coverage nor will the state association.  The club’s and state’s role is to verify that the player in question is a player in good standing who has paid dues and is eligible for coverage of injuries sustained while participating in SOCA programs.  Questions pertaining to this coverage should be directed to the insurance company.  The insurance company will be put in touch with you by the MDCVSA once you have filed your claim.

    You have 30 days from the date of the accident to file a claim or as close to that as is reasonably possible.

    There is a $500 deductible associated with this insurance coverage.

    This medical insurance is designed to be a secondary medical insurance.  If you have your own insurance you should use that insurance first to cover your expenses.  This medical insurance will then cover any additional expenses beyond what your insurance will cover minus the $500 deductible.

    If you have no medical insurance of your own, this plan will act as your primary insurance.

  • How to Register
  • Refund Policy
  • Pre-game Check
  • Guest Playing
  • Uniforms
  • Red Cards
  • Weather Info
  • Insurance Info

How to Register

(Players without internet access should contact Matt Rowe-Cville or Mark Yurish-Augusta at the SOCA office for manual registration instructions.)

  • Click the “Login & Register” button in the upper right hand corner of the page to create or log into your SOCA account.
  • Click on “Sign up for a team” by your name.
  • Enter the Team Code for your team.
  • If you don’t have a team, please refer to the Captains list (which is posted once the season starts) with contact information and reach out to team captains and inquire who may still need players.  Captains are not required to add anyone to their rosters. If you find a team, you will need their team code. At the bottom of the page click “here” where it says to click if you are not already on the list.
  • Add your name and email when prompted.
  • Click “This is me” by your name.
  • Enter your payment information, click yes to the medical waiver and click Sign up for Team.
  • You will then be registered. The schedule and roster for your team will be posted to your MySOCA account prior to the start of the season.

Refund Policy

All refund requests must be made in writing to the SOCA office by the participant requesting the refund.  Captains may not request refunds for team members.  All refunds are less a $20.00 processing fee.

Prior to the season, refunds may be issued to individuals who are unable to play due to a variety of conflicts and circumstances including personal schedule changes, over commitments and change of interest.

After the season has begun, refunds may only be issued due to injury or relocation (player moves to a different community).  A doctor’s note may be required in the case of injury.  Refunds issued after the start of the season will be less a $20 processing fee and then pro-rated per the number of weeks into the season.  After the season has begun, refunds will not be issued for schedule conflicts or over-commitments.

No refunds will be issued after 2/3 of the season is complete for any reason.

Refunds will not be issued to whole teams who pull out of the league for any matter, including disagreement over division placement.

Pre-game Check

Only properly registered players will be eligible to play in SOCA sanctioned matches.

Players that are properly registered to a SOCA Adult Team will appear on the team’s roster.  This Roster is accessible to all players via their MySOCA account.  The captain or designated team representative must bring a copy of this roster to each game.  Only players who appear on the roster or are guest players will be allowed to participate in the game.

Each player must have a photo ID with them at the match to prove who they are.  Acceptable forms of photo ID’s are Driver’s Licenses, Passports and UVA Student ID’s.

Prior to the game, the referee will check the copy of the roster provided by the team against the photo ID’s of each player present.  Each player must appear on the roster as an official team member and have an accepted photo ID to be eligible to play in the match.  Players may not be handwritten onto the roster.  All players must appear on the online roster and print out of the MySOCA system.

Guest Playing

Only current, registered players in good standing may play in SOCA’s Adult Programs.  Guest playing is allowed in SOCA’s Adult Programs.  However, no unregistered players may guest play in a SOCA adult match.  Only players registered to a SOCA adult team in the Mens, Co-Rec, Womens or Over-40 Leagues for the current season (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) may guest play with other teams.

Unlimited guest players are allowed in all divisions and programs provided the player is registered to another team in one of SOCA’s Adult Programs for the current season.

No guest playing is allowed in a postseason playoff or championship match.

In order to guest play, guest players must prove their current registration with another SOCA team by bringing a copy of their regular team’s roster and a picture ID to the match to be checked by the referee.

Uniforms

Teams must supply their own uniforms.  They are not included in the league registration fee, however they need not be fancy or expensive.  At a minimum, all players must have a matching jersey of the same color with a unique number on the back.  The color of all jerseys must match.  Different shades of the same color such as gray or green are not acceptable as a jersey.  Sock and short colors are not required to match.  Goalies must have a shirt clearly distinguishable from the field players.

Jerseys may be purchased from any vendor as chosen by the team.  Sponsors may be printed on the jerseys.  Total Soccer at Downtown Athletic Store provides a discount to all SOCA players and teams and is a good option to purchase team jerseys.

Red Cards

Players and spectators may be ejected by the referee for a variety of reasons.  Referees will report all ejections in their match report.  Every ejection will result in an automatic, no appeal, one game suspension for the individual as is standard in all FIFA sanctioned competitions.  Two yellows equals a normal red except in the one WISL exception listed below.  The suspension is to be served in the next game of the team the player is registered to.  No guest playing is allowed until the player has served their suspension.  The team captain should help ensure this suspension is served.

Additionally, any player who has received a red card may not be replaced during the game the red card was issued and the player’s team must play down a player for the remainder of the game (*Exception – In WISL matches a two yellow = red carded player may be replaced by another player to keep the teams even sided.  The ejected player must still serve a one game suspension in the next match, however.  Straight red carded players still may not be replaced in WISL matches.).  Any red card issued may be cause for a full Conduct Committee review and possible further sanctions.  The Director of Referees will consider the offense and make a decision based upon the referee’s report whether to take the ejected player before the Conduct Committee or not.

For more information regarding at rules and regulations please refer to the Captain’s handbook.

Weather Info

Always check the SOCA weatherline before leaving for your match. Fields can be closed at any time as weather is unpredictable. There are two places you can check for weather updates and field closings. The front page of this website is updated regularly with field closing messages and you can call 434-817-7246(RAIN) for information. On weekends we make an initial determination by 8:00am and then update as necessary throughout the day. On weekdays we make an initial determination by 2:00pm and then update as necessary throughout the evening. If bad weather arrives right at game time or during a game, the referee has the authority to make a field closing determination on site.

Insurance Info

Medical Insurance

A part of each player’s registration fee goes towards a medical insurance plan.  The medical insurance that SOCA players are entitled to is run through the United States Adult Soccer Association and our state association the Metro DC Virginia Soccer Association.

If you are a registered player and are injured while playing in a SOCA sanctioned match you may be eligible for insurance coverage of your medical expenses.  The first step is to contact the SOCA office to notify them of the injury.  There is a six section form that is associated with filing a claim.  SOCA will sign the form and verify the player’s participation.  The rest of the form is completed by the injured player.

The player should mail the form and all bills as well as estimates of benefits from their regular insurance company to the address provided on the claim form.  The state association will process the claim and send it to the insurance company.  SOCA will not be involved in determining coverage nor will the state association.  The club’s and state’s role is to verify that the player in question is a player in good standing who has paid dues and is eligible for coverage of injuries sustained while participating in SOCA programs.  Questions pertaining to this coverage should be directed to the insurance company.  The insurance company will be put in touch with you by the MDCVSA once you have filed your claim.

You have 30 days from the date of the accident to file a claim or as close to that as is reasonably possible.

There is a $500 deductible associated with this insurance coverage.

This medical insurance is designed to be a secondary medical insurance.  If you have your own insurance you should use that insurance first to cover your expenses.  This medical insurance will then cover any additional expenses beyond what your insurance will cover minus the $500 deductible.

If you have no medical insurance of your own, this plan will act as your primary insurance.