Overview ~ Age 13 to 18 Programs
Teams for players ages 13 through 18 play, 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.
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)
Practices: Practices typically are held two to three weeks prior to each seasons start date. Each team's coach determines a team's practice schedule. Practices are held on either Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays. Fridays may also be used. Weather permitting and field availability. Practice times vary from 5:30-7:00 or 7:00-8:30. All practices will be held on Tumwater School District Fields. Pioneer Park may also be used if needed.
Online Registration: Online registration is available from this website. Registration for Spring League will open around the first of January, Summer League registration will open mid-March, and Fall League registration will open around the first of July. Information on each season of play may be found on the Tumwater School District website.
http://www.tumwater.k12.wa.us/Domain/4 under Quick Links: Flyers
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). All teams 13-18 will be participating in the Tri-County Association League. Games are played beyond Thurston County. Home games will be played within Thurston County. Away games will be held outside Thurston County, (example: Shelton, Aberdeen, Elma, Montesano, Centralia, Chehalis, McCleary & Hoquaim).
Summer Games: Games 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, Pioneer Park, and Capital Soccer Fields. Games are played against other recreational teams from around the surrounding area.
Fall Games: Fall games typically begin in mid-September and continue until late October or early November. Games will be played on Saturdays (there could be a few Sunday games). U13-U18 teams will be participating in Tri-County Association League. Home games will be played within Thurston County. Away games will be held outside Thurston County, (example: Shelton, Aberdeen, Elma, Montesano, Centralia, Chehalis, McCleary & Hoquaim).
How do I determine what age group my child would play in?
The age group is determined by the year your child was born in (e.g. 2006 birth year would be in the 13 year old age bracket.) The goal is to have kids of the same age and school grades playing together.
Each Fall of every year, a new season begins and every child advances one age group.