Jaguar Futbol Club (Jaguar FC), is the competitive teams program within the organization. Training occurs 2-3 times per week and participants compete on teams which play at the local and regional level. Jaguar FC is ideal for children ages seven and older who have experience playing soccer, have shown above average skill and passion for the game, and who can commit to traveling for games and tournaments throughout the season.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Jaguar Futbol Club?
Jaguar Futbol Club (Jaguar FC), is the competitive teams program within the Jaguar Academy organization.
Who is Jaguar FC for?
Jaguar FC is ideal for children ages seven and older who have experience playing soccer, have shown above average skill and passion for the game, and who can commit to travel for games and tournaments throughout the season.
How often is training/practice?
Practice occurs 2-3 times per week.
What does training involve?
Training primarily involves individual technical skills including pass, trap, shoot, faints, and turns plus team tactics, team-based drills, and small squad scrimmages. Jaguar FC coaches also work to instill the importance of a positive mindset, good sportsmanship, and teamwork.
How often are games? What kind of travel is involved?
Games are typically held on weekends. Travel distance and frequency is heavily dependent on the age group. Younger players compete against teams in Joplin and the surrounding communities, whereas older, more experienced players may compete against teams regionally as far as Kansas City, St. Louis, Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, and beyond.
When is the season?
The sport of soccer has an annual season, beginning on August 1st and ending on July 31st. Youth can play on all or some of the fall, winter, and spring mini-seasons, with optional summer tournaments. [Click here to learn more about our seasons.] (Link goes to the “Seasons” page)
How old does my child have to be to be part of Jaguar FC?
Jaguar FC is open to youth ages 6-18.
What is the team structure?
Teams are divided by age group. To learn more [click here to visit the Teams page.] (Link goes to the “Teams” page)
Are tryouts required?
One tryout per year is required, held each June. To meet standards set in place by the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA), tryouts are required annually for participation on Jaguar Futbol Club teams. To play competitively, MYSA requires state-issued ID for all players. Players must participate in required annual tryouts to renew their ID.
When are tryouts?
Required annual tryouts are held each June, with the exact date set in place by the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) in order to receive or renew the player’s MYSA ID. The MYSA ID qualifies players to participate in the fall, winter, and spring mini-seasons with the option to participate in summer tournaments.
For youth wishing to participate in one or two (but not all) mini-seasons or for “New to Jaguar” players, there are seasonal tryouts held in July (for the fall season), November (for the winter season), and February (for the spring season).
What is the estimated cost to have my child in Jaguar FC?
The annual fee is $75, not including team-based fees such as uniforms, league tournament entry fees, etc.