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Recreational Mission Statement

The Recreational division of Snohomish Youth Soccer Club is a non-profit dedicated to the task of promoting and enhancing the culture of soccer. Our goal is to provide children of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to develop technically, physically, mentally, and socially in a positive, supportive, and safe environment. We promote and encourage high standards of sportsmanship, fair play, good citizenship, and community involvement.

Micro
U5 to U-7 teams play "Micro" soccer. It involves short games on small fields with no goalkeeper and 3 players to a side. This allows these young players plenty an opportunity to run and get a maximum number of touches on the ball, without worrying a lot about playing positions. Micro teams play only other SYSC micro teams. Teams are coed.

The game is the great teacher. Micro Soccer simplifies the rules so that the game is age-appropriate, easy to learn, and Fun. This provides an environment where the players can develop their soccer skills and will learn over time where to position themselves on the field. By letting the kids learn at their own rate, without the pressure to perform, they will become life-long lovers of the game.

Mod
U-8 to U-10 teams play Modified or "Mod" soccer, which involves half- or three-quarter-size fields and goals, and introduces goalkeepers. U-8 teams play 4-a-side with a size 3 ball. U-9 teams play 5-a-side with a size 4 ball. U-10 teams play 6-a-side with a size 4 ball.

All aspects of the league play are organized and managed by North County Youth Soccer Assoc (NCYSA). Games are played against neighboring clubs: Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Granite Falls, etc. Licensed referees are used; scores are kept.

Majors
U-11 teams play 9-a-side with a size 4 ball on full size goals. This is the final transition to full field soccer.

U-12 to U18 teams plays full size fields and goals, 11-a-side, including goalkeeper. U-12 teams use a size 4 ball. U-13 teams and above uses a size 5 ball (official size). Licensed referees are used; scores are kept and league standings monitored by NCYSA.

Practices

Micros (U5-7)
U5 practices on Friday night only immediately followed by a game starting the first Friday after Labor Day weekend. A total of 6 practices /games.  U6-7 practices will be twice a week in August with games on Saturday, a total of 8 games beginning the first Saturday after Labor Day weekend

Mod (U8-10)
U8-10 practices will be twice a week in August with games on Saturday or Sunday starting the first Saturday/Sunday after Labor Day weekend.  Practices will be reduced to once a week beginning October 14th, and all practices will end on November 4th.

Majors (U11-18)
U11-18 practices will be twice a week in August with games on Saturday or Sunday starting the first Saturday/Sunday after Labor Day weekend.  Practices will be reduced to once a week beginning October 14th, and all practices will end on November 4th.
Thank you!

Referees
There are no referees for our U5-7 program, home team coaches / parents will take turns referring all games
North County Referee Association will provide referees for all U8-18 games; the referee assignor will be responsible to work with SYSC to provide referees for all Snohomish home games
Only a center referee will be assigned for U8-12 games, U13-18 teams the referee assignor will assign a full crew per game

 

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