9U-19U
recreational

Recreational soccer provides 9U-19U players an opportunity to stay active, learn new skills, and play with friends in a fun and relaxed environment to fuel a lifelong love of the game. Recreational soccer does not have tryouts and does not emphasize high-level competition. Players are assigned to teams in a random manner without regard to the ability of the players. All games are played in the Des Moines metro. Recreational soccer programming for 9U-15U is available in the fall and spring seasons. A fall season is available for high school aged players.

9U-10U Recreational

What

  • Players born in 2012 or 2013 are placed on either coed or all girl teams of typically 10-12 players of same age. Teams are coached by volunteers under the guidance of professional coaching staff.

  • Each team plays seven 7v7 games (one per weekend) against other local club teams within the same age group. Games consist of two 25 minute halves, and are refereed by certified referees. Playing time is no less than 50% of game time.

  • Teams play two additional games in a one-day festival at the end of the season.

  • Teams typically have one to two 75 min training sessions per week 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 attacking and defending in pairs.

When

  • Training, One or Two Week Nights/Week, 5 PM or 6:30 PM, 8/30/2021 - 10/29/2021

  • Girls Games, Saturday Afternoons, 9/11/2021 - 10/23/2021

  • COED Games, Generally Sunday Afternoons, 9/12/2021 - 10/24/2021

  • Girls Rec Festival: Saturday, 10/30/2021

  • COED Rec Festival - Sunday, 10/31/2021


Note: Coaches schedule training days and times. Rescheduled games due to weather related cancelations may be scheduled on other days. If needed, COED (boys) may have some games on Saturdays, and girls may have some games on Sunday afternoon for overflow.

Where

  • Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes for training

  • Games played in Des Moines metro area

Cost

$100/season ($25 Late Fee on or after 8/1/2021)

11U-12U Recreational

What

  • Players born in 2010 or 2011 are placed on either coed or all girl teams of typically 14-16 players within the same age group. Teams are coached by volunteers under the guidance of professional coaching staff.

  • Each team plays seven 9v9 games (one per weekend) against other local club teams within the same age group. Games consist of two 30 minute halves, and are refereed by certified referees. Playing time is no less than 50% of game time.

  • Teams play two additional games in a one-day festival at the end of the season.

  • Teams typically have one to two 90 min training sessions per week 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 attacking and defending in small groups.

When

  • Training, One or Two Week Nights/Week, 5 PM or 6:30 PM, 8/30/2021 - 10/29/2021

  • Games, Generally Sunday Afternoons, 9/12/2021 - 10/24/2021

  • Girls Rec Festival: Saturday, 10/30/2021

  • COED Rec Festival - Sunday, 10/31/2021


Note: Coaches schedule training days and times. Rescheduled games due to weather related cancelations may be scheduled on other days. If needed, teams may have some games on Saturdays for overflow.

Where

  • Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes for training.

  • Games played in Des Moines metro area

Cost

$115/season ($25 Late Fee on or after 8/1/2021)

13U-14U Recreational

What

  • Players born in 2008 or 2009 are placed on either coed or all girl teams of typically 16-17 players within the same age group. Teams are coached by volunteers under the guidance of professional coaching staff.

  • Each team plays eight 11v11 games (one per weekend) against other local club teams within the same age group. Games consist of two 35 minute halves, and are refereed by certified referees. Playing time is no less than 50% of game time.

  • Teams typically have one or two 90 min training sessions per week 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 transitioning to the attack, defending in groups and decision making.

When

  • Training, One or Two Week Nights/Week, 5 PM or 6:30 PM, 8/30/2021 - 10/29/2021

  • Games, Generally Saturday Afternoons, 9/11/2021 - 10/30/2021


Note: Coaches schedule training days and times. Rescheduled games due to weather related cancelations may be scheduled on other days. If needed, teams may have some games on Sundays for overflow.

Where

  • Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes for training.

  • Games played in Des Moines metro area

Cost

$120/season ($25 Late Fee on or after 8/1/2021)

15U-19U Recreational Small Sided

What

  • Players born in 2003 through 2007 are placed on either coed or all girl teams of typically 10-12 players within the same age group. Teams are coached by volunteers under the guidance of professional coaching staff.

  • Each team plays eight 7v7 games (one per weekend) against other local club teams within the same age group. Games consist of two 40 minute (15U-16U) or 45 minute (17U-19U) halves, and are refereed by certified referees. Playing time is no less than 50% of game time.

  • Teams typically have one or two 90 min training sessions per week 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 transitioning to the attack, defending in groups and decision making.

When

  • Training, One or Two Week Nights/Week, 5 PM or 6:30 PM, 8/30/2021 - 10/29/2021

  • Games, Generally Sunday Afternoons, 9/12/2021 - 10/31/2021


Note: Coaches schedule training days and times. Rescheduled games due to weather related cancelations may be scheduled on other days. If needed, teams may have some games on Saturdays for overflow.

Where

  • Johnston or Urbandale Soccer Complexes for training.

  • Games played in Des Moines metro area

Cost

  • 15U-16U -$125/season ($25 Late Fee on or after 8/1/2021)

  • 17U-19U - $130/season ($25 Late Fee on or after 8/1/2021)