Recreational  U5 - u14

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

With 8 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.

  • Week 1- September 9th & 10th
  • Week 2- September 16th & 17th
  • Week 3- September 23rd & 24th
  • Week 4- September 30th & October 1st
  • Week 5- October 7th & 8th
  • Week 6- October 14th & 15th
  • Nightmare on 17th St: October 20th-22nd
  • Week 7- October 28th & 29th
  • Rainout Weekend- November 4th & 5th  


Our Recreational soccer programs offer soccer options for ages 4 to14 and a variety of skill level. It is ideal for the casual player or those just entering the sport. All teams are volunteer led, receive training support & lesson plans from our professional soccer staff to help them throughout the season. TSC follows a 50/50 Play Time Rule for Recreational Teams at all ages. Players must play 50% of the time. It is important for young players to have the time to experiment in actual playing situations, providing the opportunity to "make their own decisions". Learning from their successes and failures of the choices made.

Our Recreational soccer program provides boys and girls opportunities to play from ages U5 through U14. We strive to create an inclusive environment that gives players at the recreational level the opportunity to develop, be with their friends, and have fun. Based on these 3 simple principles we still expect players, coaches, and spectators to follow the TSC Code Of Conduct and Sportsmanship.

The cost of this program is tiered based on play model and includes 8 games. Fees include a Jersey for fall, and new players in Spring! We play in the fall and spring seasons.

When registering we take the following into account for building the teams:

  • Age Group
  • Friend Request
  • Schoolmates
  • Coach Request (If they coach the appropriate age)

Please note that we try to accommodate requests as much as possible, but the request is not guaranteed. If you are new to the program with no request, we typically try to match you with players from the same school/area.

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 (2019)

  • Birthyear 2019 (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 (2018 & 2017)

  • Birth year 2018 & 2017 (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 (2016)

  • Birthyear 2016 (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 (2015 & 2014)

  • Birthyear 2015 & 2014 (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 (2013 & 2012)

  • Birthyear 2013 & 2012 (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 (2011 & 2010)

  • Birthyear 2011 & 2010 (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.

What age are we?

Need to see what age your player is in? Check the chart below. Starting June, we will be in the 2023-2024 playing year.

edited birth matrix 2

U5 (2019)

$69 per season

U6/U7 (2018/17)

$99 per season

U8 (2016)

$109.00 per season

U9/U10 (2015/14)

$119.00 per season

U11/U12 (2013/12)

$129.00 per season

U13/U14 (2011/10)

$139.00 per season