U9-U12 Recreation Soccer

Program Overview

The U9-U12 program is a developmental program for younger players ages 8-12 years old. The emphasis of the game is on skills development and increasing the number of touches on the ball. Goalkeepers and referees are introduced at these ages. During registration, players are grouped by school as best as possible and are assigned a volunteer coach (normally a parent from the team).

When do I register?

Registration is now open!

What is the cost of the program?

The cost is $199 which includes 2 practices a week, 1 game a week for 8-10 weeks, game jersey, equipment, and referees for games.

What age group is my child in?

The Age Chart in the Documents & Forms menu will help you determine which age group your child should play with. Please reference the second chart at the bottom of the Rec age groups. All Rec teams will be formed by School year format, NOT birth year.

Volunteer Coaches

All of the teams are assigned a volunteer coach, who is typically a parent from the team. Parent coaches are not required to have prior experience. Coaches need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to be at each session to help guide and teach their players. Coaches interested in educational courses or viewing practice session ideas (including videos), should view the material presented in the Coaches menu.

Team Format

The General Play Guide in the Documents & Forms menu provides an outline of team size and number of field players by age group.

For U9-U10 teams, format is 7v7 on the field with max roster size of 12 players

For U11-U12 teams, format is 9v9 on the field with max roster size of 14 players

Teams in these age groups will play against other ISC Gunners recreation soccer teams, as well as recreation soccer teams from NPSA. The majority of games will be held in Issaquah (mostly LSSP and Costco Fields) with some games being played in Bellevue, Mercer Island and North Renton.

Time Committment

Teams may start practicing the second week of August, the week of August 12th. Games begin the first weekend after Labor Day and the league runs from 8-10 weeks, usually ending the last weekend of October. Games this year will take place September 7,14,21,28, October 5, 12,19,26.

Practices are held anytime between 4pm and 8pm, Monday through Thursday and last from 60 to 90 minutes. Field usage for practices is usually cut back in October due to daylight, weather and field conditions. The practice schedules are determined by the coach of your team. As your coach has volunteered his/her time to organize the team, they get to decide when and where the practices will be in order to accommodate their schedule. Please do not request to switch teams because the practice time the coach has chosen does not fit your schedule. If you are concerned about this, then we encourage you to volunteer to coach.

Game times are from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays. Game times are determined randomly. The only exception to this is if a coach is in charge of multiple teams, or notifies us in advance that they have a work conflict we need to try and accommodate.


ISC Gunners Provide shirts for all participants of the program as part of the registration fee.

Field Locations

In many cases we utlilize Lake Sammamish State Park and Costco fields for practice and games. But we also use a number of fields within the Issaquah School District. For maps to specific fields, please see the Fields menu.

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    Contact Us

    For questions about our recreational program, email our coordinators

    Chere Anglin, Melanie Thomas

    Rec Coordinators - rec@iscgunners.org