FAQs – New Uniforms

MYSA Uniform

New MYSA UA Threadborne Uniform

Q:  Why is MYSA changing uniforms?
A:  Major suppliers typically change uniform designs every three to four years.  We have been fortunate that our previous uniform was available for six years.  In conjunction with our new logo and in response to player & parent feedback about the fit and comfort of our previous uniform, we have selected an Under Armour uniform to ensure players have a lightweight, high quality fabric that offers brand name recognition, is appealing to youth athletes and offers a professional look.

Q:  What is the required uniform?
A:  The required uniform is a numbered black jersey, numbered black shorts and performance socks.  Warmups are encouraged but not required.  The uniform supplier is We Got Soccer (WGS).

Q:  Which players are required to wear the new uniform?
A:  Beginning with the Spring 2018 season, all players in grades 2 through 12 are required to wear the uniform.

Q:  Can my player just wear their own favorite shorts?
A:  No, the full kit is required.  Coaches and referees will enforce the uniform requirements.

Q:  I just replaced my player’s uniform last year after it wore out.  Why do I need to buy another?
A:  We appreciate any expense that a family makes in support of a child’s athletic endeavors.  MYSA has worked diligently to keep registration fees affordable over the years, knowing that families will occasionally need to purchase uniforms, shin guards and a ball.  As a result, our registration fees are roughly half of the price of other sports programs in town.  Also, while the new uniform represents a significant improvement in quality, comfort, and fit from the previous model, there is only a $6 increase in the total kit price.

Q:  Do Clinic players need to wear the new uniform?
A:  No, Clinic players (grades K and 1) receive a training jersey to wear, and can wear black shorts of their own choosing.  They should not purchase the official shorts separate from the jersey because they are numbered.

Q:  Are you providing players with the opportunity to try on the uniform for sizing?
A:  Yes, the Marblehead Sports Shop has offered to host three “Fit Nights.”
Tuesday, January 30th between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, February 5th between 2:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 8th between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Q:  How do I order the uniform?
A: Uniforms can be ordered on the We Got Soccer (WGS) web site:  www.wegotsoccer.com/marblehead.  Note that you will need to receive your player’s uniform number to order.  The Marblehead Sports Shop will have these available on the Fit Nights.

Q:  Can I select my own uniform number?
A:  Unfortunately, no.  Permitting players to select numbers could result in players on the same teams having the same number, or players on opposing teams (in IM) sharing a number.  There are only 99 available numbers, and over 700 children playing in MYSA each season.  Numbers needed to be assigned in a systematic manner.

Q:  How are numbers being allocated?
A:  Numbers are being assigned to specific leagues based on age/gender.  Age group coordinators will distribute numbers, and the Marblehead Sports Shop will have them available on Fit Nights.  Coordinator contact information is available on the About Us page.

Q:  How do I receive the discounted price?
A:  On the WGS web site, enter MYSAREWARD in the Gift Card / Promotion Code box during checkout to receive the 10% discount on the purchase.  Otherwise, the cost will be $80 for the kit instead of $72.  The box is in section 4 – Payments & Promotions during the checkout process.

Q:  How do I benefit from the rewards program?
A:  In addition to a 10% discount on the kit purchase, families will receive 5% back on all purchases made through WeGotSoccer to use toward future purchases if the promotional code MYSAREWARD is utilized.

Q:  Why isn’t the Marblehead Sports Shop offering the uniform?  They have other MYSA apparel for sale.
A:  Unfortunately, many of the apparel manufacturers only offer their full product line through the large distributers, and limit what is available to locally owned stores.  We worked directly with the Sports Shop to ensure that while the uniform would not be available there, families would be able to purchase other apparel such as sweatshirts, baseball caps, headbands, blankets and winter beanies.

 

Q:  What is the deadline for ordering?
A:  To guarantee delivery by the start of the spring season, all orders must be placed no later than February 11th.

Q:  How long will it take for my kit to arrive?
A:  2-3 weeks.

Q:  What should I do with the old uniform?
A:  MYSA is considering a uniform donation drive but needs volunteers to assist.  For now, please hold onto the old uniforms and stay tuned for further information.  If you are interested in helping, please contact us at marbleheadsoccer@gmail.com.