Modified (MOD) Soccer is a modification of the adult game for age-appropriate play and player development. We begin with small-sided 3v3 (no goalies) soccer and gradually expand the field and team size until U13. Small sided soccer is much faster-paced, and scores are higher than the traditional game. Players should play every position to improve player development.

Each year the team size increases. SCQA U8 – U10 teams stay relatively unchanged. We usually beginnincombining teams at U11 because the team size increases significantly from 10 players to 14 playersWe’ll work with the coaches and teams when this happens to help ease the process. We always encourage players to register and will work to keep teams together.   

Mod Soccer U8/U9

  • Age 7 - 8 as of July 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - $145
  • Boy Division / Girl Division / New All-Gender Division
  • U8 ball size - #3
  • U9 ball size - #4
  • Season - 9 weeks in September and October
  • Games – Saturdays (Home field is on QA)
  • Volunteer Parent Coach
  • We practice twice a week at Big Howe (Tuesdays/Thursdays)
  • Players and teams will participate in our SCQA Academy
  • SYSA Season-ending All-City Jamboree

Goalkeepers are introduced at this age.
U8 teams will play 4V4 + 1 Goalie. Fields are 30x40 yd with 25 min halves.
U9 teams will play 6V6 + 1 Goalie. Fields are 35 x 55 yd with 25 min halves.
Focus remains on player development. Scores aren’t kept and there are No Standings.

Practices will begin late Aug. Teams practice twice a week on Big Howe and one of the practices will incorporate an SCQA Academy practice. Season details will be sent in Aug.

We also begin playing games against neighboring clubs; Ballard, Woodland, and Lake City. Players are responsible for their own Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and water. Parents should arrange a snack rotation for halftime and after games. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues.

Mod Soccer U10

  • Age 9 as of July 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - $175
  • Season - 8 weeks in September - November
  • Opening weekend U10 Jamboree
  • Games - Sundays (Some travel to nearby Ballard, Woodland, Magnolia, and LVR for away games)
  • Volunteer Coach
  • SYSA Season-ending All-City Jamboree

U10 teams will play 6V6 + 1 Goalie. Fields are 35 x 55 yd with 25 min halves.
Referees will be provided by the league. Girls and Boys play on separate teams/leagues. The rules for U10 and older are developed and maintained by SYSA.
Scores are not recorded or kept.

Practices will begin late Aug. Teams practice twice a week on Big Howe and one of the practices will incorporate an SCQA Academy practice. Season details will be sent in Aug.

The U10 season will begin with a Jamboree for all teams on opening weekend. Teams will participate in 3 shortened games as an introduction for both New Referees and Teams.

Teams will have the option to participate in an All-City Jamboree at the end of the season

Mod Soccer U11/U12

  • Age 10 as of July 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - $175
  • Season - 10 weeks in September -November
  • Games - Saturdays all around Seattle.
  • Volunteer Coach

U11 & U12 teams play 9v9 (8 fields + 1 goalie). Fields are 50x75 yds and games are 30 Min.
Teams will have the option to choose the level of play that is most appropriate. Scores are recorded.
Teams are Encouraged to participate in the SYSA City Tournament
Team Practices will start in late August. The club is given field time that our coaches can pick from. Locations and times will vary.

Players are responsible for their own Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats and water. There is an end of season City Wide double elimination tournament that any team may enter.