Uniform FAQ

Uniform FAQ

WHAT INFORMATION IS NEEDED FROM TEAMS TO SET-UP ON-LINE ORDERING?

Each team needs to provide the Club Uniform Coordinator the following information for each rostered player: the player’s first and last name; the player’s jersey number; and the e-mail address/phone number to receive ordering information from Soccer West. CHOOSE EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER CAREFULLY! This will be the only contact information that Soccer West will have for each player. Team managers and uniform coordinators can access the Uniform Ordering Roster Form here.

This information should be collected by a designated team Uniform Coordinator. Team uniform coordinators must work with the team coach to determine player numbers, etc.

In addition, each team needs to purchase two (2) Game Jerseys (tops only) for guest players and for use in the event of damage or blood contamination to rostered player uniforms. When submitting roster information to Soccer West, identify these players as “Guest 1” and “Guest 2.” Each team needs to designate a person responsible for placing the Guest Player orders, which can be the team uniform coordinator, treasurer, or manager. Be sure to provide the e-mail address for the person designated for placing the order. The cost for the guest player kits is to be included in team fees, and team managers (or other designees) need to be immediately reimbursed after online orders are placed.

 

WHEN DO I ORDER?

Once your team roster information is provided to the club uniform coordinator, each player will receive an email message that provides a link to the player’s personalized online order page on the Soccer West website.

For other ages, you need to place your order within five (5) calendar days following the scheduled fitting night for your child’s age and gender. This will assure that any custom items ordered (the home and away match jerseys and shorts and the training jacket) are placed with adidas for timely delivery. Production time for these custom items is typically 45 days.

 

WHAT UNIFORMS WILL PLAYERS WEAR FOR TOURNAMENTS BEFORE THE SEATTLE UNITED GAME KITS ARE SHIPPED?

Teams should wear the training kit (training jersey, shorts, and socks) for summer games until all rostered players have delivery of the game kits. If all tournament players have the current Seattle United match kits available to wear, that uniform can be worn as well.

 

IS THE PRICING DIFFERENT FOR ANY ITEMS FOUND IN THE FULL KIT (PREMIER TEAMS) AND THE BASE KIT (SELECT TEAMS)?

No. The price for each item is the same, whether purchased in the Base Kit or in the Full Kit. The individual price for all items, including customization, is found on the Soccer West website when making your order. The only price difference: Youth sizes are slightly less in price than Adult sizes. Men’s and Women’s sizes are the same price.

 

IS SEATTLE UNITED MAKING ANY MONEY FROM UNIFORM KIT SALES?

No. Seattle United negotiated the best possible pricing for our members, and passed the cost savings on to our member families. We received competitive quotes from other vendors. We found the best pricing remained available from Soccer West, both in terms of kit cost and customization charges. There is no mark-up, rebate, or kickback that Seattle United will receive from uniform kit sales.

 

HOW DO I PAY FOR MY ORDER?

You need to pay at the time you order online.

 

WHEN WILL MY ORDER ARRIVE?

You can expect a delivery date of May 15th for the in-line pieces (away jersey, away short, socks, training gear). Custom items (home jersey, home shorts, and training jacket) will be shipped about 60 days after order placement.

 

HOW DO I KNOW I ORDERED MY PLAYER’S GAME JERSEY WITH THE CORRECT PLAYER NUMBER?

Players are assigned numbers on a team-by-team basis in accordance with Seattle United’s Player Number Policy.

Those items requiring a number will be identified by a pop up window confirming customization information (i.e. the player number). Confirm that the number is correct, and if not, enter the corrected number manually. Before check out after placing your online order, be sure to check the customization information provided to assure the player number is accurate.

 

CAN MY SON/DAUGHTER WEAR NIKE GEAR OR OTHER NON-ADIDAS PRODUCTS?

Based upon our partnership agreement with adidas, players can only wear adidas apparel provided through the Club during games, training sessions, and official Club events or activities.

The following are exceptions to this policy: Players can wear non-adidas brand footwear (e.g. Nike cleats are acceptable); shin guards; keeper gloves; compression shorts and tops (e.g. Under Armour is acceptable).

As an adidas Premier Club, Seattle United strongly encourages players to wear adidas products, all available online or at the Soccer West retail stores.

 

CAN MY DAUGHTER ORDER AN ADULT MEN’S SIZE TRAINING PANT INSTEAD OF THE WOMEN’S SIZE?

Girls can order an Adult Men’s size or even a Youth size in any item that comes in an Adult Women’s size.

 

WHEN I ORDER, CAN I PURCHASE ADDITIONAL SOCKS?

When placing your initial order, you can order additional socks, balls, training shorts, and training jerseys. You can also order replacements of any item at any time using the online order system.

 

HOW ARE FINANCIAL AID PLAYERS TO ORDER THEIR UNIFORM KITS?

Financial aid qualified players will receive a letter from the club informing of their aid; this is called the “award letter.” Financial aid players are required to place their uniform order at Soccer West. The player should take their award letter to Soccer West when they place their uniform order. Present the award letter to a Soccer West employee as proof of financial aid award. The player will be able to try on sample uniforms at this time for sizing purposes. Soccer West will retain the player’s contact information and will contact them when the order is ready for pick up.

The financial aid kits are limited to the home and away game jerseys, home and away game shorts, and home and away game socks. All other kit items (including the training kit) are the responsibility of the scholarship player. Teams have the option of including the cost of these items in team fees to assist the financial aid player’s family with the costs.

 

WILL THE CLUB SUPPLY BENCH COATS TO THE TEAMS?

The Club will not be providing bench coats to the teams. An adidas bench coat is included among the optional order items at the Seattle United store on the Soccer West website. Bench coats are available for individual purchase by parents and players.

Teams are welcome to purchase a set of the adidas bench coats as team equipment, and include the cost of the coats in the team fees.

 

CAN OUR TEAM BUY BENCH COATS FROM ANY SUPPLIER, AND USE ANY BRAND?

No. Only adidas apparel can be worn by players and coaches alike under the terms of our partnership commitment with adidas. Only the adidas bench coats available at the Seattle United store on the Soccer West website can be purchased.

 

DO TEAMS NEED TO ORDER GUEST JERSEYS?

Yes. Occasionally in games, a player may receive a cut that results in blood staining the uniform. Game officials are required to send off players with any exposed blood on their body or uniform, and players are not allowed to return until blood has been removed from the uniform and any wounds treated and covered. For these contingencies, and to assure game uniforms are available for guest players, all teams are required to have on hand two guest jerseys. This means each team will purchase two home and two away guest jerseys. The jerseys need to be numbered. Please refer to the Uniform Numbering Policy for guest player number information. See above regarding how to order the Guest Player kits.

 

DO GOALKEEPERS HAVE A KEEPER NUMBER ON THEIR REGULAR JERSEY (00, 0, OR 1) OR DO THEY CHOOSE A DIFFERENT NUMBER FOR THAT JERSEY?

Under the Player Number Policy, the numbers 0, 00, and 1 are reserved for goalkeepers only.

Soccer West will offer a Seattle United goalkeeper jersey that all GK’s are expected to wear. It is recommended that the team incur the cost of this jersey at the younger age groups, where playing time is often divided up among more than one player. These players would also need to purchase the required game kits. At the older age groups, where teams have dedicated GK’s, players can purchase the GK jersey and not the team jerseys.

 

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