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Mason SAY Soccer

S.A.Y. Philosophy

The Soccer Association for Youth (S.A.Y.) was formed to provide an organization within which children could learn and play soccer. The fact that any size player can be successful at the game and that modest expense is required to field a team makes it possible for many children to participate in organized competition. These factors, plus the enthusiasm of the children once they've played the game, have resulted in the rapid growth of the S.A.Y. program. It is the function of S.A.Y. to provide guidance and instruction for participants, and organizational structure to form leagues and schedule games, and to prescribe rules and regulations that will ensure safe, enjoyable, and fair competition.  A youth program should be as its name implies: A Program for Kids. To win at any cost may be an attitude of the highly skilled professional, but it is contradictory to the basic objectives of S.A.Y. The overall objective of S.A.Y. is maximum participation with even competition at various age levels. Your child will play at least two quarters every game. 

The SAY philosophy is to provide fair competition for all participants. To that end, we are required to randomly assign players to teams. We cannot honor requests to have a child placed with a specific coach, nor can we arrange the draw so that friends/neighbors play on the same team. The exception to this is if the head coach requests a specific assistant coach or a sponsor; in which case the assistant’s or sponsor’s child will be placed on the same team. Requests that a player not play on a particular team/Coach will be honored, provided there are more than two teams in that player’s division. Players will not be placed to accommodate personal schedules - no exceptions.

Equipment and Uniforms

Your child will receive uniform shirt, shorts, and socks prior to the first game. The cost of the uniform is included in the registration.

Please have your child bring or wear these items to every practice and game (unless asked otherwise by their coach).


  • Soccer Shoes
  • Shin Guards
  • Water Bottle

Soccer Ball:
Size #3 - Instructional, Passers
Size #4 - Wings, Strikers
Size #5 - Kickers, Minors, Seniors

Illegal equipment consists of anything hard or metallic. This includes, but is not limited to, hard casts, watches, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hard hair barrettes, sunglasses, and baseball caps. Players are permitted to wear items such as orthodontic braces or prescription glasses. At no time will a player be permitted to participate in practices or games while wearing illegal equipment.


SAY National requires all head coaches and assistant coaches having unsupervised access to children fill out a Volunteer Application/Screening Form prior to being assigned any team responsibilities. 

Please Note: SAY rules prohibit the request of both an assistant coach and a sponsor by the head coach, except in the following cases:
1) the head coach or the assistant coach is also the sponsor;
2) the head coach, assistant coach or sponsor does not have a child playing in that division.

All requests for pairing of a head coach with an assistant or sponsor must be made by the head coach.

The City of Mason requires coaches to attend the coach’s clinic organized by Mason SAY each season. Please email us if this is an issue. Volunteering to coach does not guarantee you will be selected.  If there are more volunteers for coaching than needed for an age group then a blind draw will be conducted to determine the selected coaches.  We try to give each person volunteering a team.  Should you volunteer for two or more teams, you will be placed where you are needed the most.


The Mason SAY program is open for all children in the Mason school district, those who attend a Mason School District School, or those attending other schools within the Mason school district. Mason SAY is required by the City of Mason to provide information concerning each player’s residency.

Division Breakdown for Age Groups - Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

Mini Kickers

August 1, 2020 thru July 31, 2021


August 1, 2018 thru July 31, 2020


August 1, 2016 thru July 31, 2018


August 1, 2014 thru July 31, 2016


August 1, 2012 thru July 31, 2014


August 1, 2010 thru July 31, 2012

Minors and Seniors

August 1, 2005 thru July 31, 2010
*must still be in high school

Mason SAY does NOT allow players to play in an older age group. This is done to allow the maximum number of players to play in their own age group and maintain a level of fairness throughout the league.

Code of Conduct

The Mason S.A.Y. area has written a Code of Conduct which applies to all districts playing S.A.Y. Soccer in that area. This document covers players, coaches, referees, and spectators. If you cannot access this document online, we can provide a printed copy at your request.

Registration and Refunds

Registration fees are $100.00 per player for all divisions, with a maximum $250 per family. Any additional processing fees go to the registration provider and do NOT go to Mason SAY.

There will be NO REFUND of the registration fee except for the following cases:

  • if a written request to remove your child is postmarked (or sent by e:Mail) no later than 10 days from the final registration date, (player drop forms available at website)
  • your child is on the waiting list and is not placed on a team
  • your child is injured or becomes ill before the second game of the season and can not participate in any more games
  •  or your family moves out of the Mason area before the season begins.  

Refunds will not be given for conflicts due to practice/ game conflicts. 

Mason SAY Soccer will offer a $15.00/Family discount for all Premium Members Community Center Card Holders. You must provide proof of Membership Status by entering your membership number when registering online.  No discount will be given without this information.

Proof of Age Is required at the time of sign up or mail in/e:mail.  The form will not be accepted without Proof of age (i.e. passport or birth certificate).

Co-ed Minors/Seniors League

Mason SAY has a program for all players, male or female, between the ages of 14 through High School graduation. These players will compete in a co-ed league on a reduced-size (Strikers) field. The teams are balanced for age and gender. The focus for this league will be on fun rather than all-out competition. In the past, the league has played 11v11 and 9v9 depending on number of players signed up and number of available coaches. For fall seasons, Minors / Seniors teams will NOT be drawn until after the high school has completed their try-outs in August. This will allow players who are cut from the school teams to register for SAY.


Mini Kickers is an exciting program that teaches basic soccer skills while developing strength, balance, coordination, listening skills and teamwork for children aged 3-4. The curriculum has been developed by soccer experts, child development professionals and experienced coaches, ensuring a positive soccer experience for your child! Although Scrimmage games may be included within the practice, it may not be included on a weekly basis. The goal of Mini Kickers is to ensure a positive and enjoyable first step in your child's soccer career. 

  • Small player to trainer ratios
  • 8 sessions in a season
  • Typically, parents are not involved in the training sessions unless the players is struggling with listening or with the drills.

The Mason S.A.Y. Organization

The Mason S.A.Y. organization consists of five board members: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member-at-Large. There are also three Trustees (Trustees are non-voting members). These are elected positions. Meetings are held the first Monday of the Month. Meeting locations vary month-to-month.

Practice Times and Game Schedules

Practice Days and Times are selected by the coaches. Teams are randomly drawn for fairness and players cannot be moved to other teams to accommodate Personal schedules, no exceptions.

Games are played on Saturdays. In case of rain outs games may be scheduled during the week. There will be 8 games in a season.  Game schedules will be provided to the coaches at the time that uniforms are distributed typically 2 weeks before the first game of the season.


Please remember we are guests in the park.  Help keep it clean by removing all trash after practice and games. Do not leave plastic water bottles on the ground; please put them in the proper cans placed about the park. Please do not leave the park, if your child is practicing.

Waiting List

If you sign up late, there is no guarantee of placement. Players on the wait list are placed on teams when a player on an existing team drops out of the program.  You will be contacted via e:Mail when your child is taken off of the wait list.  The number of children on the waiting list is not given out, nor is the placement of your child on the waiting list.  You may request in writing/email to have your child removed from the waiting list at any point in time. All player drops require a written permission from a parent.  This can be an email or the form provided on the website.  You will not be charged through the website or your check cashed until your child is taken off of the waitlist.
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