Welcome to EPIC Soccer Club!
The EPIC (Eastern Panhandle Inter-County) soccer club, founded in 1994, is the premier sanctioned travel soccer club in the Eastern Panhandle. EPIC offers competitive soccer opportunities for the area’s children at a level not available in the recreational soccer leagues. Experienced coaches, challenging league play and tournaments, motivated teammates, excellent sportsmanship, and above all, fun! This is the EPIC experience.
What is expected from an EPIC Soccer Club Player?
Practices are held 3 to 4 times per week. Practice days are determined by the coach. Travel will be included in the season of play. Travel locations are determined by the league in which the team participates. Tournament fees and field fees will be divided equally by the number of players on the team. Each player is expected to purchase the team uniform and it will be used for more than 1 year.
Estimated Fees: estimated total of $250.00 per year for returning players and $360.00 for new players
An EPIC registration fee of $155.00 will be collected in August from each player to cover field development, WVSA registration, registrar fee, operating expenses (such as equipment, paint, etc.) and training expenses for coaches and/or players. EPIC coaches as well as other EPIC positions are volunteer and not paid.
Tournament fees and field fees are estimated to be $50.00 to $250.00 per player dependent upon age, league of play and the number of tournaments in which a team participates.
Uniform Costs are estimated at $90.00 to $150.00 per player and will not be purchased each year as uniforms purchased are of a quality and style that will last more than 1 year.
How many practices will my team have per week and where will the practices be held?
This varies by age division and coach. Some teams practice 2 times per week or 3 times per week. The place of practice could be on any one or more of our fields listed on the Teams and Playing Fields tab of this website. Please contact a board member if more specific information is needed.
Where do I get my uniform?
Once a player has been accepted/placed on a team, the team manager will contact the parent with information on where to purchase and which uniform to purchase. This will be an online company with which we have a business relationship to get the uniform at the lowest cost possible.
Will my player be playing in tournaments?
This decision is made by the coach with input often from the team manager and parents. The fees for tournaments will be divided amoung the number of your team players participating in the tournament.
How long is the season?
Practices for the Fall season will begin August 1 and end around November 7. The indoor season is optional for EPIC players. The Spring season will begin March 1 and end around June 9. The EPIC registration fee covers the Fall and Spring season only.
Is my player required to play indoor soccer?
Some players do not play indoor as it is optional. This should be discussed with your coach.
What paperwork is required once my player is accepted/placed on a team?
The parents will be required to sign and submit to the team manager the medical release form, sportsmanship policy, photo release, permission to travel and signed codes of conduct for all parents and players. Your team manager will assist you with these requirements.