The Issaquah Soccer Club’s Recreation program is one of the largest in the State of Washington. It provides a fun and safe environment for children ages 4-18 to enjoy the beautiful game of soccer. Recreation soccer is not about winning! The emphasis is on participation, learning and acquiring life skills. Providing great value, with fields conveniently located within the Issaquah School District, ISC has a program that is perfect for your child. We have an excellent staff that can help you, Rozana Knutson is the Recreation Coordinator and supports the coaches and managers with the administration of the teams.
Micro Academy (U5-U7) Sept – Oct
The Micro Academy introduces the game to our youngest players. Each session is split into training and games that will be coordinated by our professional coaches from the Gunners program. At the beginning of each session everyone will come together for a demonstration of a drill or skill that you will be working on. Following the demonstration, you will return to your field. At that time you will have your players work on the drill or skill that was demonstrated. After the players have had an opportunity to practice the new skill, they will move on to small sided games.
U5 and U6 will play 3 v 3. Sessions will take place at Central Park turf starting Sept 6th. Exact time TBD but between 5pm and 8pm. Schedule
U7 will play 4 v 4 (3 +1 goal keeper) (this was a change in 2012.) New for 2013, during the week they will have one practice with the assigned coach. Coach will submit a practice request form. U7 teams will come together for the demonstration and then follow up with practice and a game on Friday evenings.
Winter Academy 2013 – 2014 (Nov – March)
You are never too young to receive the correct teaching, regardless of what subject or sport. Proper foundations put in place at the younger ages can only help in accelerating the development of a child. ISC’S Winter Academy gives players the opportunity to experience high-level professional training and game understanding over a sustained period.
Spring Micro Academy 2014 (May – June)
Our spring Micro Academy program is a 5 week Friday evening program for ages 4-7. Teams will be formed with a maximum of 6 players and games will be played in a 3 v 3 format. Sessions will take place at the Lake Sammamish State Park grass fields starting at 6pm and the first session will be May 30th. Cost is $75 and includes a team t-shirt.
Mod Soccer (U8-U11) Aug – Nov
Mod Soccer means modified soccer. This is a developmental soccer program for younger players ages 7(U8) – 10(U11) years old. The emphasis of the game is on skills development. The team rosters are smaller and the fields on which they play are also smaller. Goalkeepers and referees are introduced. The size of the field and number of players increase from U8 to U11.
11 A-Side Soccer (U12-U18) Aug – Nov
The 11 a-side or “full field” program provides a fun and rewarding atmosphere where players continue to develop soccer skills, foster friendships, and stay physically fit.
ISC uses the following locations for practices and home games of our Recreation programs:
|Micro Academy||Central Park (Issaquah Highlands) or Lake Sammamish State Park Soccer Complex|
|Mod Soccer||Various school and City fields within the Issaquah School District|
|11 A-Side Soccer||Lake Sammamish State Park Soccer Complex and Klahanie Park|
For a list of all locations and practice/game field layouts, please visit the Fields page HERE
If you are uncertain which age group your child will play in, go across the top of this table to find the month your player was born in, then down to the year, then over in the left column of that year will be the age group for the 2014 Fall season.
Registration opens April 1st of each year for Fall league. Players registering after May 31st will be placed onto teams based on space availability and are not guaranteed to return to their previous years team. For more information about registration, please click HERE
Click HERE to register online. Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received.
|Age Group||Fee||Fee After May 31st|
|Micro Academy U5-U6||$99||$110|
|Micro Academy U7||$150||$160|
|Mod Soccer U8-U11||$215||$225|
|11 A-side Soccer U12-U18||$215||$225|
The Issaquah Soccer Club is an authorized Nike Club. The ISC Mod and 11-a-side Recreation teams will be wearing Nike uniforms for the fall 2014 season. The full uniform set includes one ISC Jersey, Nike shorts and socks. The uniform is not included in the price of registration and must be purchased separately through Soccer West in Factoria, 3700 Factoria Blvd SE, Suite A, Bellevue, WA 98006. You may view the uniform on the ISC website. Team Store
To buy extra items or add the alternate color jersey, please contact Soccer West at 425-644-5312 and ask for Derek.
For the U5-U7 Micro Academy, team t-shirts will be provided at no additional cost.
Refund Policy, Financial Assistance and Payment Plans
Games & Practices
Practices and games are all conducted during the Friday evening sessions starting in September. Each session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. For 2014, the first session begins Friday, September 5th.
Practices are twice a week beginning in August. They will be either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There are typically 3 time slots: 4:00pm – 5:20pm, 5:20pm – 6:40pm, 6:40pm – 8:00pm. The coach of the team will choose the day/time that works best for their schedule. Field usage for practices is usually cut back in October due to daylight, weather and field conditions. For 2014, games begin the weekend of September 6th.
Games are held on Saturdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm.
11 A-Side Soccer
Practices are twice a week beginning in August. They will be either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There are 3 time slots: 4:00pm – 5:20pm, 5:20pm – 6:40pm, 6:40pm – 8:00pm. The coach of the team will choose the day/time that works best for their schedule. Field usage for practices is usually cut back in October due to daylight, weather and field conditions. For 2014, games begin the weekend of September 6th.
- Boys U12 – U13 are held on Saturdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm
- Boys U14 – U18 are held on Sundays between 8:00am and 4:00pm
- Girls U12 – U15 are held on Saturdays between 8:00am and 4:00pm
- Girls U16 – U18 are held on Sundays between 8:00am and 4:00pm
ISC relies heavily on volunteer coaches to make the Recreation program a success.
We provide coaching education sessions throughout the year. We started continuing education for our Recreation coaches July 2012 and plan to continue with the coaches education. All sessions are at the Lake Sammamish State Park Soccer Complex. Sessions can be found under the coaching info section.
Visit the Coaches Corner for NSCAA and USSF courses in 2014.
Each Recreation coach will also receive a complimentary Nike Club jacket, T-shirt, or Crew sweat shirt (while supplies last) as a thank you for helping the kids learn this great game.
Click HERE to register to coach.
ISC needs you to ref some games this season. Refs get paid decently for their time and it offers a great way for young players to learn the details of the sport. If you are interested in refereeing some games this year, click HERE to visit the EYSA referee information page.
General Play Guidlines
U8 to U11 guidelines can be found HERE.
|Age||Roster Size||Field Players||Game Length||Ball Size||Goal Size*||Field Size*|
|U05,06||6||3 (No Goalie)||4, 8 Min Qtrs||#3||3 ft(H) x 4 ft(W)||20 yds(W) x 30 yds(L)|
|U07||8||4 (change in 2012)||4, 10 Min Qtrs||#3||3 ft(H) x 4 ft(W)||20 yds(W) x 30 yds(L)|
|U08||8||4||4, 12 Min Qtrs||#3||6 ft(H) x 8 ft(W)||25 yds(W) x 40 yds(L)|
|U09||9||5||4, 12 Min Qtrs||#4||6 ft(H) x 8 ft(W)||25 yds(W) x 40 yds(L)|
|U10||10||6||2, 25 Min Halves||#4||6 ft(H) x 12 ft(W)||35 yds(W) x 55 yds(L)|
|U11||14||9||2, 30 Min Halves||#4||6 ft(H) x 12 ft(W)||50 yds(W) x 80 yds(L)|
|U12||18||11||2, 30 Min Halves||#4||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||50 yds(W) x 100 yds(L)|
|U13||18||11||2, 35 Min Halves||#5||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||50 yds(W) x 100 yds(L)|
|U14||18||11||2, 35 Min Halves||#5||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||60 yds(W) x 100 yds(L)|
|U15||18||11||2, 40 Min Halves||#5||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||60 yds(W) x 100 yds(L)|
|U16||18||11||2, 40 Min Halves||#5||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||65 yds(W) x 110 yds(L)|
|U17||18||11||2, 45 Min Halves||#5||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||65 yds(W) x 110 yds(L)|
|U18||18||11||2, 55 Min Halves||#5||8 ft(H) x 24 ft(W)||65 yds(W) x 110 yds(L)|
*These dimensions are recommended. Minimum/Maximum sizes are determined by the governing league.
If you have any questions regarding our Recreation programs, please contact us:
|Recreation Coordinator||Rozana Knutsonemail@example.com|
|Micro Coordinator||Amy Sotofirstname.lastname@example.org|