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FAQs

When are tryouts?

We have our formal tryouts for the Fall/Spring season the first week in June on a Monday and Tuesday night. Exact dates will be posted on our home page.

How do I get a Spring season tryout?

We don’t have a formal Spring tryout, all available spots will be posted on our website. Contact the Storm admin at [email protected] 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.

When does the season start?

Fall

  • Practice starts August 1st. Start times vary per team. Please check with your team’s coach or team manager.
  • Games start in September.

Spring

  • Practice starts February 7th. Start times vary per team. Please check with your team’s coach or team manager.
  • Games start in March.

What and how long is my commitment?

If you join during the Fall season your commitment is for Fall and Spring. If you join in the Spring, you’re only committed for the Spring season. When you sign the commitment letter, you are committing to an Idaho Storm Team. 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.

What is the registration process?

Our Club uses Sports Connect to register our players, coaches, assistant coaches and team managers. Brandy Suydam, our Registrar does an excellent job of helping us all stay organized and registered through IYSA. We must have all players registered and uniforms fitted and purchased in a timely manner. It is important that registration is complete, uniforms ordered, and all fees paid by Deadlines set by the Club. Brandy can be contacted at [email protected] with any further questions.

How do I get a Uniform?

Uniforms are sized and paid for separately from Club fees through our third-party provider Soccer Etc. Uniform fees range from $50-$150 depending on the team/age and are ordered new 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 to visit Soccer Etc. at 7085 W Overland Rd #1910, Boise, ID 83709 (Located in the Overland Park Shopping Center) to get sized and purchase uniforms. 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.

What are the Fees and how are they paid?

Our Club uses Sports Connect 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 $300-$550 depending on the team and are used to cover fees and expenses such as registration, fields, referees, IYSA, Equipment, etc. Uniforms are sized and paid for separately through our third-party provider Soccer Etc. Uniform fees range from $120-$150 depending on the team and are kept for 2 years. 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 our 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: Sports Connect allows for payment via credit card, however, we are charged a 2.9% 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 [email protected].

What time and where are practices held?

Practices are generally held between 5 and 7:30 pm, 2-3 times a week. Practice times and locations vary by team.

Practice locations (fields)

How often and where are games played?

There are typically 1-2 games a week. Most games are held at the Simplot Soccer Complex. However, there are special arrangements made for make-up games, or for other reasons, which may take place at other fields.

How often do teams travel for tournaments?

This varies by team. It’s usually decided by the team family. Coaches will send out a survey with several tournaments that they are interested in and then parents can respond with their child’s availability and interest level. Once tournaments are decided, each player is committed and responsible for payment of travel and tournament fees. Typically teams travel for two tournaments a season.

Some of the locations we have traveled to in the past include St. George, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Las Vegas.

I’m having trouble with the site, where can I go for help?

Please check the Parent and Player Overview page, it has helpful articles about using the website.

What if both parents/guardians want to receive communications?

Have the first parent/guardian add the second parent/guardian as an Additional Account Holder. Follow this detailed walk-through.

What if I want my child to receive communications?

You can add your child's email address and cell phone number. Follow the instructions on the Updating Participant Information page.

What does a team manager do?

A team manager recruits parents to volunteer for various tasks, and serves as a line of communication between the club and the team. For more details, see the Team Manager FAQ page.

Idaho Storm Soccer Club

PO Box 6445 
Boise, Idaho 83707
Email : [email protected]
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