4U-8U
Discovery

Discovery soccer is our foundational program. It introduces 4U-8U players to the game of soccer, and teaches the game in a fun non-competitive environment to foster a passion for soccer. The program focuses on individual player development using engaging drills and short-sided games. Coach to player ratio is kept small to maximize individual interaction with these young players. All activities are held at the Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes. Discovery soccer programming is available in the fall and spring seasons.

4U Discovery

What

Players born in 2019 participate in five sessions designed to introduce younger children to soccer. Players are guided through various engaging, imaginative, and fun soccer-based activities by professional coaching staff and high school players.

When

  • Dates: Wednesdays, August 31st - Sep 28th 2022

  • Session Times: 5:00 to 5:35 PM

  • Field: Urbandale #5

Where

Urbandale Soccer Complex

Cost

$45/season

5U-6U Discovery

What

  • Players born in 2017 or 2018 are placed on coed teams of six to seven players of the same age and school (when possible). Teams are coached by volunteers.

  • Each team has seven 30 minute training sessions under guidance of professional coaches immediately followed by a 4v4 game without goalkeepers against other teams of the same age. Playing time is generally equal among players.

  • Training is age appropriate based curriculum and drills developed by professional staff. It is focused on basic skill development with an emphasis on dribbling, footwork and 1v1 games.

When

  • 5U Dates: Saturday Mornings, *Aug 27th - Oct 15th 2022 (Except Labor Day Weekend)

  • 6U Dates: Saturday Mornings, Aug 27th - Oct 15th 2022 (Except Labor Day Weekend)

  • *Optional Team Training, One Week Night/Week

Where

Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes

Cost

$80/season

7U-8U Discovery

What

  • Players born in 2015 or 2016 are placed on coed or girls teams of six to seven players of the same age and school (when possible). Teams are coached by volunteers under general guidance from professional coaches.

  • Each team plays eight 4v4 games without goalkeepers against other JUSC teams of the same age. Games consist of four 8 minute quarters, and are refereed by one certified youth referee. Playing time is generally equal among players.

  • Teams typically have one 45 min training session per week over an eight week season led by volunteer coaches. Training is age appropriate based curriculum and drills developed by professional staff. It is focused on basic skill development with an emphasis on dribbling, footwork and 1v1 games.

When

  • Dates: Saturday Morning Games, Sept 10 - Oct 29th 2022

  • Training, One Week Night/Week 5 PM or 6:30 PM, Sept 5th - Oct 28 2022


Note: Coaches schedule training days and times. Rescheduled games due to weather related cancelations will be generally be held on Sunday afternoons, but may be on other days depending on team and coach availability.

Where

Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes

Cost

$95/season