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West Seattle Soccer Programs

The West Seattle Soccer Club is committed to providing the best possible youth sports experience for players age 4-18 and their families! Our youth soccer programs are modified (scaled to be developmentally appropriate) for players aged 4 to 11 years old. Please read Reasons for Small-Sided Play (published by US Youth Soccer) for additional information.

Fall Soccer Season

Age Groups & Fees

Birth Year Age Group

Fall Fee
2018*

2013 Coed U-6 $105
2012 Coed U-7 $105
2011 U-8 $140
2010 U-9 $140
2009 U-10 $140
2008 U-11 $160
2007 U-12 $160
2006 U-13 $175
2005 U-14 $175
2004 U-15 $185
2003 U-16 $185
2002 U-17 $185
2001 U-18 $185
2000 U-19 $185

*A 10% late fee will be added if player is registered past the deadline (see top of page)

The Open Registration Period for the Fall Soccer Season begins on June 1 and closes on June 30 each year. Registrations received after the deadline are accepted on a space-available basis only.

Caution! There is limited capacity in each age group. Player limits may be reached before the close of registration. Do not delay!

Teams are formed during the month of July. Most teams begin practicing in early August. League play begins the weekend following Labor Day for most age groups.

More information about our fall program is available by viewing the programs, registration overview and FAQ pages.


Ages for Soccer - All affiliates of US soccer agree that "AGE" is that of the player as of December 31 of the current year. Teams and ages are referred to as U (under) then an age. For example, players turning 10 during the calendar year play on U-11 teams. An age chart is posted on the Registration Overview page.

League Affiliation - The West Seattle Soccer Club is a member of the Highline Soccer Association under Washington Youth Soccer.


The following descriptions are for our FALL Program;
view the SPRING Season Program HERE.

COED U-6 and U-7 SOCCER (Club)

  • Age 5 - 6 as of December 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - refer to Registration Overview page for current player fee
  • Season - 8 games (September to early November) - Refer to Schedules
  • Game Days - Sundays in West Seattle (against other WSSC teams)
  • Girls and boys play on the same teams
  • Master Coach program. Teams will have a short practice (~40 mins) led by professional coaches prior to games on Sunday. Through our "Coach the player - Teach the coach" modules, the Master Coaches demonstrate the activities with the team coaches, who then lead the activities with their teams. Learn more by viewing the Master Coach page.
  • Team practices (optional) typically start in early September. The practice time (usually once a week) is determined by the volunteer coaches who make every effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team. These team practices are optional and are in addition to the Sunday Master Coach training.

Coordinator - Clydene Evans-Wenzel

Coed U-6 & U-7 Soccer is beginning soccer. U-6 and U-7 teams (5 & 6 yr.) play "Micro" soccer. It involves short games on small fields with no goalkeeper and 4 players to a side. Games are two 16-minute halves. This allows these young players plenty of opportunities to run and get a maximum number of touches on the ball, without worrying a lot about playing positions. Coed U-6 and U-7 teams play only other WSSC Coed U-6 and U-7 teams. The emphasis is on beginning skills of ball handling and passing. The coaches of each team serve as the game referees and are permitted to coach from the field. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Shin guards must be provided by each player; soccer cleats are recommended but not required.

View summary of U-6/U-7 rules on HSA Rules page.


MOD SOCCER U-8 (Association)

  • Age 7 as of December 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - refer to Registration Overview page for current player fee
  • Season - 10 games in September - November
  • Games - Saturdays in West Seattle and HSC (Some travel is required. Up to 50% of games will be played AWAY at nearby Highline Soccer Club)
  • Girls and boys play on separate, single-gender teams.
  • Maximum roster size is 9 players
  • Team Practices typically start in late August. The practice time is determined by the volunteer coaches who make every effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team.
  • Certified referees are scheduled through state authorized organizations (TRIAS).
Coordinator(s) - Bill Fry (Boys and Girls

Mod Soccer means modified soccer. The team rosters are smaller. U-8 teams play 5-a-side (4 field players and a goalie). The fields on which they play are also smaller--about 25 yds by 40 yds. Games are two 25-minute halves. Goalkeepers are introduced. This is a developmental soccer program for younger players. Mod teams play other WSSC teams as well as teams from HSC. The emphasis of the game is on skills development. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Shin guards and soccer cleats must be provided by each player. Referees are introduced, although they are not much older than the players. Many games are still officiated by the coaches. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues.

View summary of U-8 rules on HSA Rules page.
(Comprehensive rules to be updated and posted for Fall 2018)

MOD SOCCER U-9 / U-10 (Association)

  • Age 8 or 9 as of December 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - refer to Registration Overview page for current player fee
  • Season - 10 games in September - November
  • Games - Saturdays in West Seattle and HSC (Some travel is required. Up to 50% of games will be played AWAY at nearby Highline Soccer Club)
  • Girls and boys play on single gender teams
  • Maximum roster size is 11 players.
  • Team Practices typically start in late August. The practice time is determined by the volunteer coaches who make every effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team.
  • Certified referees are scheduled through state authorized organizations (TRIAS).

Coordinator(s) - Chip Goss (boys and girls)

U-9 and U-10 teams play 7v7 soccer. Fields are around 30yd x 50yd. Games are two 25-minute halves. Referees cover many games although coaches still fill in. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 11 players. U-9 and U-10 teams play other WSSC teams as well as teams from HSC. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Shin guards and soccer cleats must be provided by each player. The emphasis is on continued skill development and the introduction of team play tactics.

View summary of U-9/U-10 rules on HSA Rules page.
(Comprehensive rules to be updated and posted for Fall 2018.)


MOD SOCCER U-11 (Association or SSUL) / U-12 (SSUL)

  • Age 10 or 11 as of December 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - refer to Registration Overview page for current player fee
  • Season - 10 games in September - November (HSA), up to 12 games in September - December (SSUL)
  • Games - U-11: Saturdays in West Seattle and HSC (Some travel is required. Up to 50% of games may be played AWAY at nearby Highline Soccer Club)
    U-12: Saturdays in West Seattle (Home). Up to 50% of games may be played AWAY at other SSUL association clubs.
  • Girls and boys play on single gender teams
  • Maximum roster size is 14 players
  • Team Practices typically start in late August. The practice time is determined by the volunteer coaches who make every effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team.
  • Certified referees are scheduled through state authorized organizations (TRIAS).

Coordinator(s) - Jamie Foulk (boys and girls)

U-11 and U-12 teams play 9v9 soccer. Fields are around 50yd x 75yd. Games are two 30 minute halves. Referees cover many games although coaches still fill in. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 14 players. U-11 teams play other WSSC teams as well as teams from HSC. Scores are kept and there are standings. HSA awards team trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Shin guards and soccer cleats must be provided by each player. The emphasis is on continued skill development, and the introduction of team play tactics.

View summary of U-11/U-12 rules on HSA Rules page.
(Comprehensive rules to be updated and posted for Fall 2018.)


The transition between Mod Soccer (Association) and Full-Sided soccer (SSUL)

U-8 through U-11 teams* play "Association" soccer. The Association is the Highline Soccer Association (HSA) which consists of two neighborhood recreational clubs and a premier soccer program called Highline Premier Football Club (HPFC). Within each age group U-12 and older*, there are separate South Sound United League (SSUL) competitive divisions. The coaches submit a placement request to the WSSC VP of Coaches. The VP of Coaches recommends placement to the HSA VP of Competition who has the final say concerning team placement. Teams stay together year to year and may move up or down a division each season.

*Most WSSC U-11 team teams play Association soccer. SSUL offers U-11 competitive divisions, which high performing WSSC teams may opt to participate in. WSSC has only recreational soccer teams - player selection for teams may not be based on ability or by any tryout process.

View the Association - HSA Rules

Full-Sided Soccer U-13 and Above (SSUL)

  • In Fall 2016 -- WSSC entered into an agreement to participate in the South Sound United League (SSUL).
  • Age 12-18 as of December 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - refer to Registration Overview page for current player fee
  • Season - up to 12 games in September - December (no games the weekend after Thanksgiving)
  • Games - Boys and Girls U13-14 will play on Saturdays. Boys and Girls U-15 through U-19 will play on Sundays.
  • Girls and boys play on single gender teams in separate leagues
  • Maximum roster size is 18 players
  • Game sheets and US Soccer membership passes are required
  • Team Practices typically start in August. The practice time is determined by the volunteer coaches who make every effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team.
  • Certified referees are scheduled through state authorized organizations (TRIAS).
Coordinator - Tim Hinthorn (U13), Stefan Persson (U14+)

U-13 and older teams play 11v11 soccer on full-sized 60yd x 100yd (or larger) fields. Games are two 35-minute halves at U-13 and progresses to two 45-minute halves at U-17 and older. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 18 players. Teams play against teams from other SSUL association clubs. The rules for U-13 (and above) are developed and maintained by the SSUL. Scores are kept and league standings are maintained. Medals are awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division. Shin guards and soccer cleats must be provided by each player. The emphasis is on continued skill development and team play tactics.

View the South Sound United League Rules
 
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HSA: Recreational Soccer Clubs

HSA's Recreational Soccer Clubs focus on making soccer as enjoyable as possible for the majority of players so that they not only improve their skills, but develop a life-long love of the sport. Tryouts and skill grouping are not permitted at the recreational level of play. Players are assigned to teams with their friends, neighbors, and classmates based on their expressed preferences and past team assignments. All players in good-standing receive a minimum of 50% playing time in games. Teams are led by volunteer coaches with varying levels of experience and training. View our club Constitution and By-laws on the Form Library page for more information.

HSA: Premier Soccer Club

Highline Premier Football Club -- Highline Premier FC exists to provide opportunities for GIFTED and COMMITTED young soccer players to fulfill their potential by playing at the highest level at which they are capable. Players must tryout to earn a spot on the team based on their demonstrated skills and athletic potential. Playing time in games is determined by the coach. Teams are led by professional coaches with specialized training that are pre-qualified and selected by the Highline Premier Director of Coaching.

HSA Select (Updated April 2015) -- HSA launched the HSA Select Program during the 2015-16 program year. The program provides a select tier of instruction and play for members of the communities served by HSA. LEARN MORE.