U9-U12 Saturday Mod Rec

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 opens April 1st

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 will help you determine which age group your child should play with. Please reference 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.

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.

Time Commitment:

 

Teams may start practicing the second week of August. Games begin the first weekend after Labor Day and the league runs from 8 weeks, usually ending the last weekend of October.

Practices are held anytime between 4pm and 8pm, Monday through Thursday and last 60 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.

 

Uniform:

 

Gunners FC provides shirts for all participants of the program as part of the registration fee.

Field Locations:

 

We utilize Lake Sammamish State Park and Costco fields for games. But we also use a number of fields within the Issaquah School District for practices.