For the more advanced junior players, the Junior RCL program provides an option to go beyond Rec soccer at the U8 and U9 age groups in the spring. Our objectives for players at this age include:
Have fun playing the game of soccer;
Begin to learn the fundamentals of the game from high-level premier coaches;
Develop skills, confidence, initiative and sense of teamwork; and
Promote and encourage the very highest standards of sportsmanship and fair play.
Age Groups: Age Chart
Junior RCL is ONLY for U8 and U9 players, typically 2nd and 3rd grades.
JUNIOR RCL PROGRAM DETAILS
SEASON AND TIME COMMITMENT
The Junior RCL program is offered to Issaquah FC players during the spring season; the Issaquah FC rec league continues in the fall. Each season is 10-games long and each season stands alone so there is no commitment to play both seasons. So, for example, a player may choose to play Rec soccer with their neighborhood friends in the fall and then play Junior RCL soccer in the spring.
TEAMS AND COACHING
THERE IS NO TRYOUT PROCESS FOR JUNIOR RCL. Teams are formed after the first two weeks of training. Team roster size will be a maximum 10 players for a 6v6 competition format. Team selection for the spring program takes place in January.
FIELD LOCATION (PRACTICES)
Practice sessions are 1-hour-and-15-minutes long, and are held twice a week at Preston, generally either Tue/Thu or Wed/Fri.
Girls - Tuesday and Thursday, Time TBD
Boys - Wednesday and Friday, Time TBD
FIELD LOCATION (GAMES)
The game format will be 6-a-side, with each match having 25-minute halves. Girls will play Saturday and boys on Sunday. The season will be 10 games long. All home games will be held in Preston.
LOCAL ISSAQUAH RCL
Although all practices and games will take place at the Eastside FC fields in Preston, the RCL teams will be "local" to Issaquah FC --- i.e. players and assistant coaches (if applicable) will be sourced from the Issaquah FC community.