Overview ~ U12 to U18 Programs

Teams for U12 through U18 players play regular, 11-a-side (full size field) soccer.

Boys and girls are typically placed on separate teams. However, girls are allowed to participate on a boys team.

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

Coaches
All teams in the Tumwater Soccer Club are coached by volunteer coaches who are ususally parents of one of the players. The Club 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. (see Who Can Coach)

Spring Games: Spring games typically begin in mid-March and continue until mid-May (NO games on Easter Weekend). Games will be played on Saturdays (there could be a few Sunday games) High school teams will be participating in
District 7. All boys teams and girls U12-U14 will be participating in the Thurston County Soccer Association
League. Games for District 7 are played beyond Thurston County. Thurston County Soccer Association
League games will be played mainly within Thurston County, however, some travel beyond Thurston County may be required (example: Shelton, Aberdeen, Elma).

Summer Registration: On-line registration is available from this Web site. There will be one in-person sign-up opportunity for the U12 and older players in early May. Flyers announcing player registration dates, times, and locations are distributed to elementary, middle, and high schools in the Tumwater School District.

Summer Practices: Practices typically begin in mid-May. Each team's coach determines a team's practice schedule. Practices are held on fields in the Tumwater School District.

Summer Games: Games typically begin in mid-June and continue until the end of July. A total of 8-10 games are usually played during this period with one or two games scheduled each week. Girl's teams play on Mondays and Wednesdays and Boy's teams play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games start at either 6:00 pm or 7:30 pm. "Home" games are scheduled on fields in the Tumwater School District and at Pioneer Park. Games are played against other recreational teams from Thurston County.

Fall Games: Spring games typically begin in mid-September and continue until mid-November. Games will be played on Saturdays (there could be a few Sunday games) High school teams will be participating in
District 7. All boys teams and girls U12-U14 will be participating in the Thurston County Soccer Association
League. Games for District 7 are played beyond Thurston County. Thurston County Soccer Association
League games will be played within Thurston County.

How do I determine what age group my child would play in?
The U12 (or U14, etc.) designation identifies which age group your child belongs to for team formation, league play, or clinic participation. The goal is to have kids of similar ages playing together.

Does my child fit into this program? Check our Age Chart.

Each August 1, a new season begins and every child advances one age group (e.g., U13 advances to U14).

Registration Information Page