Mod soccer begins for players turning age 8 ("U9") through age 9 ("U10") by December 31st. Players start to move into more competitive play with an emphasis still on skill development and having fun.
Uniforms: Uniforms are included in the registration costs. Two jerseys (one black and one green), black shorts, and green socks. The only items that are not included and have to be purchased by the parent are cleats and shin guards. Cleats need to be soccer cleats and not have a cleat near the tip of the toes like those on baseball cleats.
Team Formation: Coaches should get team rosters by the end of June but almost always by late July. For U9 and U10 teams, there are a minimum of six players with a maximum roster of 12. Games are played 7v7 (including a goal keeper).
Age Groups: Teams are formed based upon age (U9, and U10). The cutoff date for determining age is Dec 31st. For example U9 means "Under 9", and no child on the team or on the other team will be 9 years old or older and almost all the kids will be 8 years old, although those with October, November, December birthdays might be 7.
Gender: Teams are formed by gender and play teams of the same gender. On rare occasions and at the parent's request, the club may place a girl on a boy's team but this decision is made on a decision by decision basis.
Practices: Practices usually start the first week of August and usually go until late October. Practice days, times, frequency, and location are decided mostly by the coaches. The coach is the primary person volunteering their time and effort, so we let them have a lot of leeway. Normally, coaches will have practices twice a week (Mon & Wed or Tue & Thu). Some coaches add in a Friday practice and some even have a Saturday practice until games start. Practices will all be on a South Kitsap School District field.
Game Schedules: Schedules usually are published the day after Labor Day and start the weekend after Labor Day Weekend. Teams might have a few games outside of South Kitsap (Belfair and Central Kitsap) depending on if we have enough teams in that gender and age group.
Game time and Play time: Games consist of two, 25 minute halves with one, 5 minute halftime for a total game time of 50 minutes.
Cost: U9 and U10 registration fees are $165 for the season. Late registration fee of $25 after August 1st. All fees must be paid before a player is assigned to a team roster.
Soccer Ball: Every player receives a soccer ball with their registration fee. Some coaches hold on to the balls until the end of the season while others pass out the balls at the beginning of the season and it is the player's responsibility to bring the ball to each practice. This is at the coach's discretion.
Coaches: We ALWAYS need more coaches! If you are interested in coaching or being an assistant coach, please let us know by contacting the club's VP of Rec at email@example.com