MOD U10 / U11 / U12 Soccer

Ages for Soccer - SYSA Recreational Clubs use a "school year" based age system to build teams. "AGE" is that of the player as of July 31 of the current year. Teams and ages are referred to as U (under), then an age. For example 10 year olds play on U11 teams.


MOD SOCCER U10

  • Age 9 as of July 31 of the current year

  • Registration fee - $145

  • Players are issued a cool Ballard Red Jersey that they will use for two seasons.

  • Season - 8 weeks in September and October

  • Games: - Sundays in Ballard (Some travel to nearby clubs: Magnolia, Woodland, Magnolia and LVR)

  • All City Jamboree closes out the season for interested teams.
  • Girls and boys play on single gender teams.

  • Team Practices will start in late August. The practice time is determined by the volunteer coaches who make an effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team.

U-10 teams play 7v7 soccer. Fields are around 40yd x 60yd. Games are two 25 minute halves. Referees are scheduled through the league and cover many games although coaches still fill in. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 12 players. U-10 teams play other BYSC teams as well as teams from SYSA. The rules for U-10 (and above) are developed and maintained by SYSA. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and a ball must be provided by each player. The emphasis is on continued skill development, and the introduction of team play tactics.

For the U10 Rules


MOD SOCCER U11 and U12 (REC)

  • Age 10 (U11) or Age 11 (U12) as of July 31 of the current year

  • Registration fee - $145

  • Players are issued a cool Ballard Red Adidas or Nike Jersey that they will turn into the coach at the end of season.

  • Season - 10 weeks in September and October

  • Games:

    • U-11 - Saturdays all around Seattle

    • U-12 - Sundays all around Seattle
  • Girls and boys play on single gender teams.

  • Team Practices will 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.

U-11 and U-12 teams play 9v9 soccer. Fields are around 40yd x 80yd. Games are two 30 minute halves. Referees are scheduled through the league and 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 and U-12 teams play other BYSC teams as well as teams from SYSA. The rules for U-10 (and above) are developed and maintained by SYSA. Scores are kept and there are standings. Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and a ball must be provided by each player. There is an end of season city wide double elimination tournament that any team may enter. The emphasis is on continued skill development, and the introduction of team play tactics.

For the U11 and U12 Rules