Club tryouts for the coming Fall/Spring year are held during the first week in June typically on a Monday and Tuesday night. Exact dates will be posted on our homepage.
Our club is a member of the Idaho Youth Soccer Association’s Southern Division (D3). All games and season start times are dictated by IYSA. Typically, the schedule is as follows:
- Practices start after August 1st. Exact dates vary per team. Please check with your team’s coach or team manager.
- Games begin in early September.
- Practices start around the first week of February. Start times vary per team. Please check with your team’s coach or team manager.
- Games begin in March.
We don’t host a Spring tryout. All players tryout for teams during our club-wide tryouts in June the previous year. High school aged “spring-only” players should plan to tryout at the June club tryouts.
Coaches with opening on their team may elect to schedule a private tryout. Contact the Idaho Storm admin at email@example.com and they’ll connect you with a coach, who will then arrange for an individual assessment, once player transfer policies and requirements have been met.
Once you accept a team offer, you are committing to participate exclusively on an Idaho Storm Soccer team from Aug 1st through July 31st the following year.
This commitment means you agree to all activities of the team including: practice, games, tournaments, and any related travel. Players are responsible for paying their portion of team activities, unless other arrangements/notifications are made ahead of time.
You may not participate or train with another team without the appropriate guest player documentation. The exception to this policy is players who have made their local high school teams.
Our club uses GotSport, the registration platform specified by IYSA, to register our players, coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.
Prior to tryouts players should pre-register using the links provided on the homepage. This puts you in the system to be eligible to receive an offer letter.
After tryouts, players selected for teams will be sent an offer letter with a registration link. This link contains detailed information and documentation needed to appropriately register your player with the league and club.
It is important that registration is complete and all fees paid by the deadlines set by the Club. Registrations not completed prior to set deadlines may be subject to a late fee or loss of roster position.
Idaho Storm Soccer Club takes pride in providing a lower cost option for players who want to compete in soccer. Our club dues associated with each player are strict because we are required to pay these costs prior to the season.
Our club uses the GotSport system to administer player accounts and billings. Once an offer is accepted in the system, a payment plan can be selected and due dates are provided. Club fees range from $450-$550 depending on the team and are used to cover fees and expenses such as cost of referee fees, field rental fees, IYSA player registration, player cards, goals, nets, flags, and other coaching equipment.
A player that is behind on account payments will not be able to participate with the team at practices or games until payment is made or a payment plan is worked out with the Treasurer.
Payment methods accepted by Storm are as follows:
- Venmo: @Storm-Soccer
- Checks: Make payable to Storm and mail to PO Box 6445, Boise, ID 83707
- Credit Cards: GotSport allows for payment via credit card, however, you will be charged a 3% fee for credit card transactions.
Mike Rich serves as our treasurer and handles all of the Club’s finances. Any further questions can be directed to Mike via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Uniform kits are required and are paid for separately from Club fees through our designated vendor. Uniform kit cost is roughly $250 and new uniforms are ordered club-wide in odd numbered years. Therefore, if joining Storm on an even year (e.g., 2020), the uniform will be used for 1 year and if joining Storm on an odd year (e.g. 2021), the uniform will be used for 2 years.
Players will need order a uniform online through our designated vendor. This needs to be done by club established deadlines to avoid a rush fee and to guarantee uniforms will be ready in time for season play.
All players are required to purchase a full club uniform kit. This consists of club game apparel (jersey, shorts, socks) and training apparel (typically training tops, warmup jacket, warmup pants). All players are required to purchase the minimum items listed. Additional quantities (ie multiple training tops, socks, etc) may be purchased.
Club backpacks and other outerwear items are optional.
Practice times and locations vary by team. Practices are generally held between 5-7:30 pm, 2-3 times a week. Your coach and/or team manager with specify your team’s time.
Practice locations (fields)
Jabil Soccer Fields
915 E Central Dr, Meridian, ID 83642
Cloverdale Seventh-day Adventist Church
925 N Cloverdale Rd, Boise, ID 83713
Sawtooth Middle School
Competitive teams registered with IYSA’s D3 league play a 6-8 week season. There are typically 1-2 games a week. Games are primarily held on Fridays & Saturdays, however, some weeknight games may occur.
Simplot Soccer Complex is our designated “home” field and the majority of club games take place there. However, games may also occur at other team’s “home field” or at selected fields provided by IYSA.
Teams may also schedule “friendlies” with other club teams at any team. These games are typically arranged between the coaches of each team.
Tournament play varies by team. On average teams play 1-2 tournaments per season. These may be travel or local tournaments.
Typically, coaches will select several tournaments of interest and allow parents to can respond with their child’s availability and interest level. The coach then makes the decision on which tournament to register for. Once tournaments are decided, each player is committed. Players are responsible for payment of travel and tournament fees. Some of the locations Idaho Storm teams have traveled to in the past include St. George, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Park City, and Las Vegas.
The first helpline for most issues is your Team Manager and/or coach. You can also email the club at email@example.com for general assistance.
Board members are also available to help and can be contacted for issues within their responsibilities. The current list of Board Members and their contact information can be found here.
The large majority of our club is unpaid volunteers. We wouldn’t be here without your support and help!
If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are several opportunities for assistance on and off the Board of Directors. We’d love your help with whatever you can give!