Recreational  U5 - u14

What is TSC Recreational Soccer?

Topeka Soccer Club (TSC) Recreational program is designed primarily for the enjoyment and development of youth soccer players, without the emphasis on travel or high-level competition. Teams are formed based on players’ friendships or school affiliations rather than skill level. Teams remain together from fall to spring if players register by the spring deadline. New players are added to existing teams or placed on newly formed teams.

At TSC, we are dedicated to providing tactical and athletic development for each player while ensuring an enjoyable soccer experience for players, their families, and coaches. Our mission is to help players reach their full potential and foster a love for the game.

TSC follows a 50/50 Play Time Rule for recreational teams at all ages, ensuring that every player participates in at least 50% of each game. This rule is crucial for young players, giving them ample time to experiment in real-game situations and make their own decisions. Through this approach, players learn from both their successes and failures, which is essential for their development.

Why Choose Recreational Soccer with TSC?

Topeka Soccer Club hosts the largest recreational soccer league in Shawnee County, comprised of over 138 teams.

With 7 playing formats, 28 field capacity, concessions and restroom facilities.

All residing at one location with over 24 acres of land located off of highway 70/24.

The 6 Game Models of TSC Youth Soccer

Topeka Soccer Club (TSC) assigns soccer players into 6 different groups to provide an age-based progression that is focused on fun & safety of all players participating in the various levels we provide. The 6 game models are listed below, and we hope this helps you and your player gain insight into what we believe to be the building blocks of success for your soccer journey.

3v3 (2020)

  • Birthyear 2020 (U5)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • The introduction to soccer coincides with the onset of independence from parents and increased self confidence in most children. At this stage they start to socialize with others. The ball is seen as a toy and in their eyes "IS Mine". 
  • Players at this stage should learn fundamental movement skills of running (forward, backwards, and sideways), jumping, twisting and bending (lower center of gravity to form a solid base).
  • Starting without the ball to show movement/direction, and then introducing it into their activities.
  • Teams can have up to 6 players on their roster. They play four 6-8 minute quarters. 

4v4 (2019 & 2018)

  • Birth year 2019 & 2018 (U6 & u7)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • At this stages players are active and like to be on the go. although keen to act independently, they seek parental approval, understanding, praise and encouragement. Pushing to hard or expecting to much can result in the child to become nervous or tense.
  • Sharing and what is fair become important to them at this stage of their cognitive development.
  • Focus on movement skills on and off the ball, technical ball manipulation and passing should be introduce during this phase of player development.
  • Teams at this level can have up to 8 players on their roster. They play four 8-10 minute quarters. 

5v5 (2017)

  • Birthyear 2017 (U8)
  • Size 3 soccer ball 
  • Basic tactics, goalkeepers, a referee are introduced.  Ball skills, movement on and off the ball, and passing are still the most important thing to focus on.
  • Peer groups become important, and the child will begin to identify with other youngsters of the same gender, similar interests and activities.
  • Teams may have up to 10 players per roster. Games are four 12 - minute quarters.
  • No Heading or Punting at this stage.

7v7 (2016 & 2015)

  • Birthyear 2016 & 2015 (U9 & U10)
  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • Basic tactics are introduced. The offside rule and buildout lines is implemented. 
  • Children begin to "spread out" as their rate of development accelerates. As friendships are developing and players are becoming reliant on their peers.
  • This is a crucial time for development of advanced competencies in basic techniques and more advanced skills.
  • Aerobic power can be introduced after growth rates begin to decrease.
  • Some basic tactical appreciation can also be introduced.
  • Teams may have up to 12 players per roster, maximum number may be 14. Games are two 25 minute halves
  • No Heading or Punting at this Stage.

9v9 (2014 & 2013)

  • Birthyear 2014 & 2013 (U11 & U12)
  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • Dramatic physical changes are the hallmark of this group. Most of theses players will begin to focus on social life, friends and school. Emotional changes can enhance sensitivity and lead to conflict challenges. 
  • Continue to consolidate the fundamentals and advanced individual skills development.
  • Heading is introduced at this level.
  • Players at this stage should receive more In-depth tactical instructions, particular in understanding playing positions.
  • Rosters have 14, up to a max of 16 players. Games are two 30 minute halves.

11v11 (2012 & 2011)

  • Birthyear 2012 & 2011 (U13 & U14)
  • Size 5 soccer ball
  • The full implementation of the FIFA Laws of the game. This is the time period physical development or conditioning typically introduced.
  • Team tactics should form a significant part of practice sessions and teams should be coached in team "units" - defense, midfield and attack utilizing small-sided games as a foundation.
  • Position training is important, and players begin to establish primary positions.
  • Physical conditioning is also important for all players and training should be tailored to the physical demands of their position on the field.
  • Rosters can contain 18 players. Games are two 35 minute halves.

U5 (2020)

$69 per season

U6/U7 (2019/18)

$99 per season

U8 (2017)

$109.00 per season

U9/U10 (2016/15)

$119.00 per season

U11/U12 (2014/13)

$129.00 per season

U13/U14 (2012/11)

$139.00 per season

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  • December 1st: Registration Opens for Spring Recreational Season
  • February 5th: Registration for Spring Recreational Closes
  • February 18th: Late Registration for Spring Recreational Play Closes (Additional $25 fee added to format cost )
  • February 23rd: Rostering for Spring Recreational Closes
  • March 1st: Final Scheduling Completed
  • March 16thth & 17th: Recreational Week 1
  • March 23rd & 24th: Recreational Week 2
  • April 6th & 7th: Recreational Week 3
  • April 13th & 14th: Recreational Week 4
  • April 19th - 21st: Challenger Sports Governor's Cup
  • April 26th: Registration Opens for Fall Recreational Season
  • April 27th & 28th: Recreational Week 5
  • May 4th-5th: Recreational Week 6
  • May 11th & 12th: Recreational Week 7
  • May 18th & 19th: Rainout Weekend


  • April 26th: Registration Opens for Fall Recreational Season
  • July 8th-12th: Challenger Sports Recreational Camp
  • July 15th: Registration Deadline
  • July 22nd: Late Registration for Fall Recreational Play Closes (Additional $25 fee added to format cost)
  • July 30th: Rostering of Teams Closes
  • August 1st-5th: Rostering of Teams
  • August 16th: Scheduling
  • September 7th & 8th: Recreational & Mini/kickers Week 1
  • September 14th & 15th: Recreational & Mini/kickers Week 2
  • September 21st & 22nd: Recreational & Mini/kickers Week 3
  • September 28th & 29th: Recreational & Mini/kickers Week 4
  • October 5th & 6th: Recreational & Mini/kickers Week 5
  • October 12th & 13th: Recreational Week 6
  • October 18th-20th: Nightmare on 17th St Tournament
  • October 26th & 27th: Recreational Week 7
  • November 2nd & 3rd: Rainout Weekend 1
  • November 9th & 10th: Rainout Weekend 2
  • December 1st- Registration for Spring 2025 Opens