Here are some frequently asked questions for your assistance:
What are the rules and regulations of the league?The SOC Patriots are proud members of Orange County Jr. All American Football. Click on the following for current rules and regulations - 2012 OCJAAF Rule Book
What are the boundary areas?As of 2012 we proudly serve the following areas - Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo & Rancho Santa Margarita.
What is the cost of Registration? Regular registration cost is $325 for tackle football and $125 for flag (or future league) football. After March 31st, fees will increase to $425 for tackle football.
When does practice begin? The third Monday in July. It is M-F, maximum 2 hours a day until after Labor Day, then 3 days a week and games on Saturdays. Typically practices will be in the evening.
How long is the season? Games start early September with playoffs in November and the Super Bowl is typically the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Do the kids have to tryout? Our governing body (OCJAAF) sets a limit of 33 kids on a tackle team before Certification Day. As long as we are below that number, we do not cut unless for safety reasons.
How are the kids put on teams? It is determined by age and weight.
How many are on a team? Minimum of 14. Maximum of 33.
Does everyone get to play? Yes, at every level.
Is equipment included? Yes. Although each player is responsible for their own cleats and practice pants, girdle and hip, thigh, knee & tailbone pads.
Where are the home games played? At Dana Hills High School, on the beautifully maintained, artificial turf stadium fields.
Is there travel involved? Yes, depending on your teams schedule. It is usually a split between home and away games.
What is the refund policy? Please click on the following link for our refund policy: Patriot Refund Policy
Are football camps available? Yes, the SOC Patriots will have a camp in July and we will share information on other camps being offered in the area. Keep checking the website in the "camps" section.
Are there any volunteer requirements? Yes, volunteering is mandatory and essential. There are many ways to help out with your team and/or the SOC Patriot organization. We rely on our volunteers to make this youth organization a success.
Are you ready for some football? You betcha!