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FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Question: Who is this for?
Answer: 
1) If your child has the passion for soccer and has a goal to reach his/her full potential;
2) You would like the flexibility of more time spent achieving goals during the school day without neglecting a great education;
3) Already in a home school or virtual school program and would like to pursue higher levels of soccer;
4) Players that do "private training" on a regular basis;
5) A family that is not satisfied with the results of 3-4 hours of practice per week.
 
Q: Who is eligible?
A:  Eligible students 11-18 years (Grades 6-12) old who attend Riverfield, attend a different private/public school or home schooled. (Pre-TSA program is also available as an after school program for students in grades 1-5. Pre-TSA is offered at a number of partner school sites. Please check our main page for school locations).  The full TSA program (Grades 6-12) will be limited based on space and appropriate student-to-faculty ratio.
 
Q: Is this program restricted to only TSC Hurricane players or is it open to all players?
A: The program is open to any player from any club that chooses to participate. However, players who are on scholarship for TSA must be TSC Hurricane registered players.
 
Q: Are all the student-athletes participating in the Residency Program required to attend the recommended school?
A: Parents are the ones to choose the method of schooling for their own children.  However, we encourage parents and students to visit one Riverfield’s Open Houses before making a decision.  Tulsa Soccer Academy will also conduct Informational Sessions at the school so parents can learn more about all aspects of the program.
 
Q: When does the program start and end?
A: The soccer training will coincide with the school calendar with no training taking place during school holidays.
 
Q:  How much training is to much?
A:  TSA recognizes that a long-term commitment to training and education is required to produce superior athletes and well-rounded players.  We also understand the risk of overuse and the potential for mental and physical fatigue with focusing so much on a particular sport.  Our cutting edge approaches will mitigate this as we will use different variations of sessions to provide the perfect balance.  We will keep your child fresh mentally and physically by using different games and a variety of "sessions".  We are confident our approach will actually generate more passion for the sport of soccer.

Q: Can I register just for one semester?
A: To obtain the expected benefits from the program players are required to participate for the full academic year (Aug-May).  If there is a special circumstance where you need to participate for only a semester, please contact us (see contact information below.)  The program does offer some flexibility in allowing for Full or Part time participation (see Schedule) or for HS age players who can only participate in the Fall semester.  Pre-TSA students (Grades 1-5) sign up each Semester.
 
Q: Is this program open to both genders?
A: Yes, this program is for both boys and girls.  
 
Q: How are players grouped in the program?
A: For training, players will be grouped together by soccer ability.  
 
Q: What is the program’s policy for Holidays?
A: The program will follow the holiday schedule of the school which normally follows the holiday calendar of Tulsa Public Schools.
 
Q: How much will the program cost?
A: 2013-14 Academic Year: There are different costs for TSA "full-time" or "part-time" players in Grades 6-12.  ("Full-time" TSA players that are in Grades 6-12 attend 2 activities/day whereas "part-time" TSA players attend 1 activity/day.) For students who attend Riverfield in Grades 6-12 in the full TSA, there is no additional cost for part-time players who attend the sessions during the school day.  Riverfield students have the option to only attend the after school sessions or be full-time TSA players which would cost an additional $1,900/year.  Students who do not attend Riverfield - part-time players pay $2,900 and full-time players pay $3,900.  TSA Students have the option of attending any school of their choosing including home school. For students in Grades 1-5, the Pre-TSA cost is $795 per semester for 4 days/week or $395 for 2 days/week.  Payment Plans and Options
 
Q: Is there financial aid available?
A:  Students who attend Riverfield should follow the school’s Financial Aid procedures.  Financial Aid for TSA is also available.  Qualifications and applications for TSA financial aid will be determined based on additional information and interviews conducted by TSA Directors.  Riverfield Financial Aid.
 
Q: If my child plays for a TSC Hurricane team, does this program’s fee include our normal club dues as well?
A: The fee for the program does not cover any club dues.  
 
Q: Will there be affordable payment plans offered to participants?
A: There will be several payment plans that will make it affordable to participate. To see the payment plan visit the Enrollment/Payment page.  

Q: How do we apply to the program?
A: Click on the Enrollment tab, and then complete the Initial Player Registration.  
 
Q: How do I know if my application has been accepted?
A: After you have submitted the Initial Player Registration form along with payment, you will be notified by our office. If for any reason your application is not accepted by the Tulsa Soccer Academy Residency Program your payment will be returned, minus $25.00 for the administrative fee.  
 
Q: What if my child cannot attend the sessions during the day due to attending another school? Can he/she attend the later sessions only?
A: Yes, with TSA approval, players may enroll as "part-time" players and can attend the second session starting around 3:30pm. (see Schedule).  Note: If your school schedule does not let out in time for you to make the 3:30pm session please contact us for options.
 
Q: What do the participants need to bring?
A: Players will need to bring shoes and shin guards.  Everything else will be provided by the program.    
 
Q: What happens in the event of bad weather?
A: In case of inclement weather the players will move to the indoor facility.  Driving conditions will be taken into consideration.  
 
Q: Are the parents allowed to observe the training of the Residency Program?
A: Parents will be allowed to observe the outdoor training at certain times with permission from the staff.  The indoor facility has space limitations that will not accommodate spectators.  
 
Q: Will the student-athletes be supervised the entire time they are with the program?
A: The student-athletes will be supervised the entire time by our staff during their training.  The student-athletes will not be allowed to leave the gated training area without prior written approval by their parents.  
 
Q: Can I find out more about the Riverfield Country Day School?
A: To learn more about the recommended school click the Riverfield Country Day School tab.
 
Q:  Where is Riverfield located?
A: You can find directions and map here.
 
If you have any questions that have not been answered above please contact:
 
Michael Nsien
Program Director
(918) 625-2150
michaeln6@hotmail.com
 
Jim Tindell
Program Administrator
(918) 688-9071
jimtindell@mac.com