Boys and girls can start playing soccer with Northshore Youth Soccer Association at age 5 and are placed on teams based on their elementary service area. For players who are U6 thru U12, the teams are placed in clubs (Bothell, Inglemoor, North Creek, and Woodinville) based on the local high school feeder patterns. These teams also play in our house league with all trainings and games played at fields located within the Northshore School District, 60 Acres, or Maltby Park. Divisions for our house league are based on birth year. Games are typically played on Saturdays, however, NYSA does not own or operate any fields we utilize for games and many grass fields close by the end of October which may require teams to play a weeknight game or a double header game with one on Saturday and another on Sunday. (Note: our U6 program has a different structure and season length). Finally, U6-U12 participate in modified games (3v3, 4v4, 7v7, or 9v9).
Recreational players in our U13-19 program play in United Club and this club participates in D2. This league is made up of teams from NYSA, Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association, Eastside Youth Soccer Association and Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association. Home games will be played on fields within the Northshore School District or 60 Acres, while road games can be played throughout the Eastside. Division in D2 are split along birth year lines, players can request to play up to their grade level. All U13 games are played on Saturday. GU14 and GU15 games are played on Saturday. GU16 and above and BU14 and above play games on Sunday. All U13+ teams play 11v11 games.
The season for our recreational players begins in the month of August with teams practicing 1-2 times per week. Practices are held at times and locations that are convenient for coaches and these are not known at time of registration. Games begin with the NYSA Jamboree (held at 60 acres the weekend before Labor Day) and teams will play in 8-10 games depending on age. Regular season games begin the weekend after Labor Day. Usually the season ends by the end of October thru the middle of November.
NYSA teams, U12 and above, have the option to participate in the Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup. This is a state tournament with qualifying rounds taking place within the D2 service area. Round robin games are played during the regular season, while knockout games have the potential to add to the length of the season. Teams that win the D2 tournament or advance as a wild card, will move on to the state championships, which are played at Starfire in Tukwila. Participation in the Recreational Cup does require additional team fees.