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 - $110 
  • U8 ball size - #3 
  • U9 ball size - #4 
  • Season - 8 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) 
  • Uniforms are returned 
  • SYSA Season ending All City Jambore

We introduce the goalkeeper position at U8 and still have 3 field players.  

U9 games play with 7 players on the field plus a goalkeeper.    

Practices begin Tuesday, Sept 1st on Big Howe Play Field.   

We also begin playing games against neighboring clubs; Ballard and Woodland. Games consist of two 25-minute halves and are refed by a Youth Referee from our youth Ref Program, coaches may need to fill in occasionally. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Players are responsible for their own Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and water. Parents should arrange a snack rotation for half time 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 - $170 
    • Season - 8 weeks in September and October 
    • 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

    Practices begin Tuesday, Sept 1st on Big Howe Playfield. 

    U10 Jamboree happens at the start of the season. The teams generally play 3 shortened games  

    Practices are on Big Howe Playfield U-10 teams play with 7 field players and a goalkeeper. Games are two 25-minute halves. Games are Refereed by the league Referees, however, coaches may still need to fill in if needed. Team rosters have a maximum of 10 players. U-10 teams play other SCQA teams and other neighborhood teams from SYSA. The rules for U-10 (and above) are developed and maintained by SYSA. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Players are responsible for their own Shorts, shin guards, soccer cleats, and water.

  • The emphasis is on continued skill development, and the introduction of team play tactics. 

Mod Soccer U11/U12

  • Age 10 as of July 31 of the current year
  • Registration fee - $170
  • Season - 10 weeks in September -November
  • Games - Saturdays all around Seattle.
  • Season Ending City Wide Tournament
  • Team Practices will start in late August. The practice time is determined by the volunteer coaches who make every effort to find a time suitable for all players on the team.
  • Volunteer Coach

Club Practices begin Tuesday Sept 1st

U-11 teams play 9v9 soccer plus a goalkeeper. Games are two 30 minute halves. Referees are scheduled through the league, however coaches still fill in. Girls and boys play on separate teams in separate leagues. Team rosters have a maximum of 14 players. U-11 teams play other SCQA teams as well as other neighborhood teams from SYSA. The rules for U-11 (and above) are developed and maintained by SYSA. Scores are kept and there are standings. 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.