SVSA registration cycle covers fall and spring soccer seasons. Registration will occur yearly in July. Since our academy members play in both the fall and spring seasons, having one registration cycle simplifies payments for our families and enables SVSA to consolidate fees and efficiently plan for the year. Players are required to register with SVSA/PASC before the first practice of the fall season.
Non Refundable Deposit
The non-refundable deposit is requested to secure a spot in the academy. The deposit is applied towards your registration fees and will show as a credit on your invoice when you register and select a payment option. You will receive the full deposit credit regardless of whether you participate in fall season only or both fall and spring soccer seasons.
Our refund policy is very strict as a player’s acceptance has the effect of denying another player an opportunity to play on a SVSA team. Additionally, SVSA incurs costs each time a player registers to play soccer (administrative, staff, insurance, etc.).
Policy Link: PASC/SVSA 21-22 Refund Policy
What Documents are required for registration and uploading to Byga
SVSA requires certain documents to be uploaded to your player’s Byga account in order to purchase player passes. These documents are required at the time of registration and should be uploaded to Byga:
- Birth certificate/passport
- Headshot photo
- Additional required document maybe requested via an email immediately after you register
When these documents are in place, the admin Staff can request the player pass.
What do academy fees cover?
Fees mainly cover membership, coaching, technical development, referees, fields, league fees, staff and player passes, etc. and varies for each team based on their competitive level and age group. For a complete list of what’s included in club fees, please go to our Fees page: PASC/SVSA Fees
What Does Team Fees Cover?
Team expenses include additional tournament registration fees, coach travel expenses, and some additional expenses such as the team’s end-of-season party, coach gift, first aid kit, team bench if needed, etc. Team fees are usually paid by team managers and everyone on the team is required to reimburse them in a timely manner.
How do I apply for Scholarship?
SVSA provides a need and merit-based financial aid program to help cover club registration fees. The program does not cover uniforms, tournaments, travel, lodging, apparel or miscellaneous expenses. If you would like to apply for financial aid or for questions about Financial Aid Program, please contact email@example.com or reach out to our academy director Savio Carrijo email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I Plan to Apply for Scholarship, Do I pay the initial deposit?
You will still need to pay a deposit. However, we can make adjustments to your deposit amount. If you are a returning financial aid recipient or plan to apply for financial aid, please contact email@example.com
Byga is used by SVSA and PASC for registration, scheduling, and all communications. Byga also provides many other tools for the coaches and staff, such as tryouts management, team assignments, staff and player feedback, and reporting of game results. Families use Byga to see the team practice and game schedules, communicate with the team, and indicate player availability. It is expected that families keep their player’s availability for practices and games up to date in Byga as coaches use this information to plan for training sessions and games.
How do I log in to Byga?
Log into your Byga account (pasc.byga.net). If you are a new family, you were provided an invitation to set up a user account when you signed up for tryouts or when you registered.
I forgot my password, how do I reset it?
Please use the “Forgot password” link in the login screen (pasc.byga.net) and follow the instructions to reset your password.
Is there a Byga App for android and apple?
Yes. Download the Byga mobile app to your devices.
How do I sync the schedule with my calendar?
Sync your Byga calendar with your other calendars from either the mobile or web app (instructions here).
How do I add another contact and email to my player account?
A parent / guardian with an account may invite another family member as an additional contact for their player. Add all relevant contacts for your player (instructions here).
How do I update my mailing address or email in byga?
Update your home address or email by going into Byga’s dashboard and click on the dropdown arrow next to your name on the top right corner and select My Account.
How do I update my credit card in byga?
You will need to go to an active invoice in Byga and change the credit card for the next payment.
How do I see my invoices and payments?
To view invoices and payments made by a parent, go to the parent’s account (in the desktop version of Byga only), click on the parent’s name in the upper right corner, and select “My account” from the dropdown menu. Go to the “Payments” tab to view all invoices. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Whom do I contact for Byga technical support?
For Byga technical support, contact email@example.com.
How do I request a jersey number?
After you register, the admin Staff will assign a jersey number to your player. We generally do not duplicate jersey numbers within an age group.
How do I order an uniform?
After you register, the admin Staff will send you information for ordering a uniform from ProSoccer. The jersey number and the required uniform items will be indicated in the account. Each family is responsible for ordering and paying for uniforms for their own player. Practice jerseys are required for all training sessions. At any time, families can purchase additional items and fan gear through ProSoccer.
How often do uniform styles change?
Our uniforms generally change every two years. Our new uniform cycle started in Fall 2021.
What are home and away jersey colors?
Generally, SVSA teams will wear their White jerseys and blue socks at home games and Blue jerseys and white socks at away games. Always bring both sets to all games. The home team is obligated to change if there is a conflict. (MLS Next & GA rules are opposite, home team wears white, away team wears dark). Some tournaments are reverse (home team wears blue, away team wears white), so managers should always check the tournament rules.
How can I buy spirit wear?
Please visit ProSoccer for SVSA spirit wear
Do I get a discount at ProSoccer?
Yes. Mention you are with PASC/SVSA and you will receive a discount in the store.
When Practice dates/location/times are announced?
We won’t know the exact days & times of practices until closer to the start of the fall or spring season, unfortunately. Many things need to be taken into consideration when scheduling all of our teams’ practices, including the fields we have available to us (which many are managed and assigned to us by the city and school districts). After receiving our field allocations from the city, only then can we schedule SVSA practices
How many practices per week are there?
3 x per week for GA & 4 x per week for MLS Next. Additional technical sessions as well as our head of performance sessions will be offered for players during the week.
Will practices be on the same days of the week season to season?
We try hard to keep the teams on the same days, but sometimes teams will need to shift days. We try to avoid that, but it just depends on what fields we are assigned, which fields have lights for the later sessions, where the coaches need to be with which teams.
When do practices start and end?
July – /mid December – January – end of June
Training during the winter?
MLS Next will train throughout the winter months & Girls Academy teams in high school ages will have the option to take a break during high soccer season
When and where are the games?
The games are generally on the weekends, at home and away fields. They can be scheduled for anytime on Saturday and Sunday.
When will I know the game schedule?
Schedule will be populated on byga
Will my team play in tournaments?
SVSA admin will notify players and families in case of any event outside what’s provided by the league
How are MLSNext and GA games schedule?
The managers do not schedule those games. All the age groups with MLSNext/GA teams play on that day at a given location. The dates of those events are set well in advance, even for the entire year (both seasons), but the times of those games (which team plays during which time slot) can move around, even up until the last few days before the play day. Byga automatically obtains the game schedule from GotSoccer.
Is SVSA player able to guest with PASC teams?
There may be an occasion when a SVSA player is asked to guest with a PASC team. The coaches of both teams plus Academy Director must agree to the guesting opportunity. The player pass (for the appropriate league) must be presented at the game.
Following US Soccer regulations, teams are divided by birth year (and not school grade). For example, a child born in 2008 is on an “08G” or “08B” team. The G or B represents the girls or boys team.
Is there player movement between svsa teams and PASC?
There can be player movement between teams up at any time.
Each player must have a player pass with his/her photo and information. The svsa admin Staff will generate the player pass for each registered player
Do existing players need to tryout each year?
Are potential new players rejected at tryouts?
We wish we were in a position to invite each child to join SVSA; however, due to the number of roster spots on each team, the number of players who attended tryouts, coupled with a very high level of play, we are unable to offer a spot to all players. We may refer a player to continue to develop at another MLS Next or GA club and to tryout again with us in the future.
What’s the role of the team coach?
SVSA teams are coached by licensed professional soccer coaches. SVSA success is directly attributable to its amazing coaches.
The coach directs the team’s practice sessions and coaches at games. The coach makes decisions regarding team rosters, playing time, and etc. The team coach communicates feedback about the player to the family.
What’s the role of the parents on the team?
All parents are expected to help out during the season. This includes coordinating social events and game-day help such as setting up and taking down goals for the home games. Parents can also help with carrying and setting up the team bench and team canopy, bringing water, etc. Our team managers are volunteers, so please offer to help your team as much as possible on game day and whenever there are other needs of the team.