Commonly Asked Questions About Hilliard Ohio Soccer Association

What is the Hilliard Ohio Soccer Association (aka HOSA -- LFC United)?
HOSA is a 501-c3 non-profit organization with a simple mission in mind, serve our community by providing any interested girl or boy the opportunity to play soccer, regardless of age or ability. We offer a variety of different programs which are furthered detailed in the "Programs" tab.

Do I have to live in Hilliard to participate in one of HOSA’s programs?
HOSA's programs are open to any interested soccer player regardless of home address. 

What programs does HOSA offer?
Locomotive Recreation for ages 6-12 (includes 13 year olds in the 6th grade)

Spring teams for Middle and High School age students (gender specific and/or co-ed) to compete with similar central Ohio teams (MSSA/HSSA)

LFC United is the competitive (travel) program for ages 8-19; Teams are formed via annual tryouts in May/June.

TOPSoccer serves 5-19 year-old special needs players. 

Further information is available via the "PROGRAMS" tab.

How are age groups determined?
Per the USYSA, effective August 1, 2016, age groups will be determined by year of birth rather than date of birth. Example, for 2016-17, a child's age group will be based upon the age they turn in 2017. A complete guide is available on our registration page. 

How many seasons do you offer and when are sign-ups?
LFC United competitive programs is a year long commitment.  Competitive program gryouts are held annually in late May-early June.

LRSL (Locomotive Recreational Soccer League is during the Fall and Spring. Fall registration opens mid May; Spring registration begins in late December. 

MSSA/HSSA is spring only.  Registration opens in January

How can I register?
All program registrations are completed via our website. First time registrants must create an account, existing HOSA members simply log into their existing account. 

How do I pay?
Payments are handled through our secure on-line system by credit card (preferred) or a pay by check option may be selected at checkout.  Please note checks are to reach HOSA within 5 business days.  If payment is not received, registration will be canceled.

Are there refunds of any sort given?
Each program and team budget is based upon the number of registered players. Therefore, refunds cannot be given. However, in unique circumstances (job relocation out of state for example) a pro-rated reimbursement may be possible. 

Do you grant requests for placement on a team or with another player?
Siblings of the same age can be placed together on a team. Please note this in the comment section of the online registration. 

If I volunteer to coach in one of the parent coached programs will my child be on my team?

How do I volunteer?
You can volunteer when registering your child for a program. The registration format will prompt you. Or you can go back online to your account and click on the Volunteer tab section and then click on the Add/Edit Volunteer Role button and proceed through the prompts.

What night are practices?
Practice schedules vary by program but are generally scheduled for week nights. 

What about uniforms/equipment needed?
Uniform and equipment requirements vary by program. Complete details can be found in each program description. A soccer ball, shin guards, soccer socks, cleats and a full water bottle are generally needed for all programs. 

How do I learn more about the various programs that HOSA offers?
Please go to the Programs tab to read more about each program.

Where are practices and games held?
Facilities vary by program. While the Hilliard Soccer Complex is our primary home, we may also use other Park locations throughout Hilliard. Please use the "PROGRAMS" and "FIELD" tabs for specifics.

How do I know if a practice or training session is canceled?
Schedule changes due to weather or other circumstances will be posted on the website and via social media.

How do I become a referee? 
Anyone  who will be 14 in the current calendar year register as a LFC rec referee.   HOSA provides free in house  training for this, a referee license is not required.

What if I lose something at one of the fields? 
The Hilliard soccer complex has a lost and found bin located against the white shed.  Please check there first. You can email admin@hosa-soccer.org to share about the lost item in case someone has emailed us about finding it.

Can I bring my pet with me to the soccer fields?
HOSA policy is no pets at any of our fields, even if they are on a leash.

May I attend a HOSA Board meeting?
Yes you can.  The board meeting information is on our web site under the About Us tab.

How can I contact someone from HOSA?
Contact information is listed via the "ABOUT US" tab. 

Does HOSA have a concussion policy in place? 
HOSA's Return to Play Concussion Policy