U8-U12 Mod Soccer 

Modified Soccer Program (U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12)


The "Mod" program is for under 8 - under 12 year olds and provides a progressive development path leading up to full field 11-a-side play. Using smaller fields, smaller team sizes, and modified rules, the "Mod" program gives players more opportunities with the ball and involvement in the game, which enhances their skill development. The progression in players on the field is:

U08 - 4-a-side (3 fld players + goalkeeper)
U09 and U10 - 7-a-side (6 fld players + goalkeeper)
U11 and U12 - 9-a-side (8 fld players + goalkeeper)
U8 to U12 teams are not coed. However, girls are allowed to play on boys teams.

Players are assigned to teams using school affiliation, team, coach or player preference, as guidelines. Unless otherwise requested, returning players are rostered with their previous season's team.

Player Registration and Playing Seasons

Registration:

The following information pertains to our largest and main season, which takes place during the summer. Registration for our summer season opens in late March.

For information on the Modified Program that takes place in the spring, please click here.

For information on the Modified Program that takes place in the fall, please click here.

Summer Practices: Practices may begin as early as mid-May. Each team's coach, who is a volunteer, determines a team's practice schedule. Practices are held on school fields in the Olympia School District.

Summer Games: Games typically begin in mid-June and continue until the end of July. A total of 9 games are played during this period with one or two games scheduled each week. Girl teams typically play on Monday and Wednesday. Boy and Co-Ed teams on Tuesday and Thursday. Games start at either 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm. "Home" games are scheduled on fields in the Olympia School District. "Away" games may involve travel to Tumwater, Lacey, Yelm, Rochester and Tenino. Games are played against other recreational teams in Thurston County.

Coaching

All teams in the Olympia United Soccer Club are coached by volunteer coaches and they can be anyone who likes to work with children and they are usually parents of one of the players. Our umbrella association, TCYSA, provides training opportunities for all its coaches. If you would like to help coach your child's team, please indicate this on the registration form. You do not need to be a skilled soccer player or have intimate knowledge of the game to get started. Enthusiasm and the desire to provide guidance to our youth and future leaders is all that is necessary.


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