Recreational

Topeka Soccer Club hosts the largest recreational soccer league in Shawnee County.

With 6 playing formats, 24 field capacity, concessions and restroom facilities.

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

Spring season will run March 11th-April 30th for an 7 week/8 Game season. There will be a break Easter Weekend and if needed there will be a rain out weekend May 13th. Registration opens December 1st and will close Feb 15th!

 

Our Recreational soccer programs offer soccer options for every age and skill level. It is ideal for the casual player or those just entering the sport. All teams are volunteer led and get free training from our professional soccer staff to help them throughout the season.

Our Recreational soccer program provides boys and girls teams from ages U5 through U14. We welcome both fully formed teams and individuals looking to join existing teams. Although the Rec division is strictly for fun, we still expect players, coaches, and spectators to follow the TSC Code Of Conduct.

The cost of this program is tiered based on format and includes 8 games. Fees include a Jersey! We play in the fall and spring seasons.

U5

$69 per season

U6/U7

$99 per season

U8

$109.00 per season

U9/U10

$119.00 per season

U11/U12

$129.00 per season

U13/U14

$139.00 per season

The 6 Game Models of Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer (USYS) and the US Soccer Federation  (USSF) split soccer players into 6 different groups based on age. The 6 game models are listed below and we hope this chart begins to help you and your player understand what you need to be successful when you start.

3v3

  • Birthyear 2018 (U5)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Focus only on ball skills and fun. There are no 3v3 tactics. Passing, shooting, and defending are secondary to ball control and dribbling.
  • The only focus is "Can I do it?" at this age. Learning the soccer skills: dribbling forward, backward, side to side and stopping or turning
  • Teams can have up to 6 players on their roster. They play four 6-8 minute quarters. 

4v4

  • Birth year 2017 & 2016 (U6 & u7)
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Focus only on ball skills and fun. There are no 4v4 tactics. Passing, shooting, and defending are secondary to ball control and dribbling.
  • The only focus is "Can I do it?" at this age. Learning the soccer skills: dribbling forward, backward, side to side and stopping or turning
  • Teams can have up to 8 players on their roster. They play four 10 minute quarters. 

5v5

  • Birthyear 2015 (U8)
  • Size 3 soccer ball 
  • Basic tactics are introduced. The offside rule is implemented. Ball skills are still the most important thing to practice
  • "Can I do it?" is still being asked. Should be starting to play with their head up
  • Teams may have up to 10 players per roster. Games are four 10 - minute quarters

7v7

  • Birthyear 2014 & 2013 (U9 & U10)
  • Size 4 soccer ball (Size 3 at U8)
  • Basic tactics are introduced. The offside rule is implemented. Ball skills are still the most important thing to practice
  • "Can I do it?" is still being asked. Should be starting to play with their head up
  • Teams may have up to 12 players per roster. Games are two 25 minute halves (8 minute quarters for U8)

9v9

  • Birthyear 2012 & 2011 (U11 & U12)
  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • Tactics become much more important. Players should have a good foundation of ball skills and a solid understanding of the rules.
  • Every player should now have graduated to "Can I do it with my head up?"
  • Rosters are now 16 players. Games are two 30 minute halves.

11v11

  • Birthyear 2010 & 2009 (U13 & U14)
  • Size 5 soccer ball
  • The full implementation of the FIFA Laws of the game. This is the earliest any coach should introduce physical development or conditioning.
  • Most players should be answering "Can I do it with my head up?" and top players should be pushing themselves to play with maximal speed.
  • Rosters can contain 18 players. Games are two 35 minute halves.

What age are we?

 

In 2016, US Soccer changed the way teams are formed by age. Although it took us a while, we are now 100% compliant.

Need to see what age your player is in? Check the chart below. We are currently in the 2022-2023 soccer year.

AGE Matrix 2022