Q: What's different about Issaquah FC Micro Soccer vs other Issaquah-based Micro options?
All sessions take place on Saturday mornings -- no late night cold weather issues!
All Micro players receive a FULL uniform kit (jersey, shorts, socks) and a soccer ball (to keep) included in their registration cost.
Q: Are there practices or just games?
The Micro program combines the two. Every Saturday morning session begins with "practices" and then ends with fun scrimmages/games.
Q; If I want to coach a Micro team, how do I sign up?
This is one of our favorite questions! :-) First register your son/daughter. After doing so, simply register yourself (at no charge) and indicate that you wish to be a coach. Our team will then reach out to you to connect the dots.
Q: Is Micro soccer available for U5 (ie 4-year-olds and/or pre-K)?
No, the Issaquah FC program begins with U6 as we've found that this is the most appropriate age to allow for the correct amount of focus and skill development to occur.
Q: I see that Micro has volunteer coaches. How will that help the kids learn the game?
In addition to the volunteer coaches, Issaquah FC will have professional coaches on hand to oversee this program. The professional/paid coaches introduce the basic rules of the game, teach foundational skills (dribbling, passing, shooting) and also offer help and advice to the volunteer coaches.
Q: How does each weekly session flow?
Every Saturday morning session will begin with some fun warm ups led by the professional coaches in a large group session. Next, each week the professional coaches will do a large group demonstration of the skill/technique of the week. From there all the teams will break up into individual team practice sessions to focus in on the skill of the week and other fun games/drills. Finally, towards the end of the 90 minute session the teams will pair up for little mini-scrimmages. Each week the teams will scrimmage against different opponents.
For more information regarding the Micro season start/end dates and playing field location, please consult the main Micro Program page here.