AYSA “Recreational” (REC) Program – Ages 10-18
AYSA provides opportunities for players of all skill levels. The goal of the Rec program is to provide a fun and rewarding atmosphere where boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 18 (U10 to U19) can develop soccer skills, foster friendships, stay physically fit, and have fun. Every effort will be made to find a team for every player who signs up.
AYSA is now part of the South Sound United League (SSUL) which is comprised of 7 associations in South King and Pierce counties. SSUL's mission is to provide local, like-versus-like competition at an affordable price for recreational and select teams. The SSUL is for teams U10 and older. Teams are placed based on competitive ability and past league experience. For more information about the SSUL, click here.
Each season after registration is complete, gender specific teams are created based upon the number of players and coaches who have registered. Fall Season registration opens in June, and teams generally begin practicing in August with games beginning the first Saturday after Labor Day. Spring Season registration opens in January, and teams generally begin practicing in March with games beginning in April. The Rec program is driven by the coach and the team, and the level at which they want to compete.
Most Rec teams practice twice a week with one game on the weekend, either on a Saturday or Sunday. Rec teams will generally be assigned grass practice fields. The season is usually 8-10 games long. The U10-U12 age groups play on ¾ size fields, with 9 a side, and the U13 and older age groups play full field soccer with 11 a side.
For more information, please contact the AYSA Rec Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the AYSA Registrar at email@example.com.