Soccer Programs

The Lake City Soccer Club (LCSC) promotes youth soccer in the Seattle area, focusing on a fun environment in which every child gets a chance to play. Through supportive coaching and an emphasis on good sportsmanship, LCSC seeks to create a positive experience for the player and a sense of confidence in his or her abilities, both on the field and off. We serve the North East portion of Seattle. Last year LCSC had around 500 players from micro to district level. LCSC is one of 15 clubs with over 13,000 players in the SYSA (Seattle Youth Soccer Association) which is a part of the State organization WSYSA (Washington State Youth Soccer Association).

Soccer Programs

Ages for Soccer
The age used by all affiliates of US Soccer is that of the player as of August 1st of the current year.
Teams and ages are referred to as U (under) then an age. For example 11 year olds play on U12 teams. View our age guideline chart here.

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MICRO SOCCER

U5-U6 Micros Academy

  • Age 4 (U5) and Age 5 (U6)
  • Season is Sept - Oct
  • either M/W or T/Th sessions
  • NO games on saturdays


All players registering in the U5 or U6 category will play in the Micros Academy. Players will be registered with a coed team (max roster size 8 players) and a volunteer coach.

LCSC Micros Academy will be twice a week, either Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur. Coaches will accompany their team through a series of practice stations consisting of interactive, "foot on the ball" exercises designed to develop fundamental soccer skills while having fun. Professional coaches from Seattle United will supervise the program. Academy players will not participate in weekend league play.

The Academy style maximizes "touches" on the ball in a fun and engaging way that is developmentally appropriate for your beginning soccer player.

Players only need to provide shin guards and a water bottle to play. Players will receive a LCSC team T-shirt to wear during practice/games. Medals/Trophies are awarded at the end of the season to all participants. Soccer cleats are recommended and a ball is helpful if players have them.

U7 Micros League

  • Age 6 (U7)
  • Practice - starts in August, once or twice a week
  • Season - September and October
  • Games - Saturdays


Player will be registered with coed teams and a volunteer coach. Teams play league style. Practice during the week with a game on Saturday. Four on Four with a goalie. Parent participation is needed to help manage substitutions. Parents will also be refereeing the games. Teams compete against other Lake City teams where the emphasis is on skills development. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Our goal will be an even split of boys and girls per team (maximum roster of 8).

Players only need to provide shin guards and a water bottle to play. All players will receive an LCSC team T-shirt to wear during practice/games. Medals are awarded at the end of the season to all participants. Soccer cleats are recommended and a ball is helpful if players have them.

We do not offer a program for younger age groups. There are many options throughout the city for younger players that focus on age appropriate skills.

U5 - U7 Rules and Guidelines

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MOD SOCCER

  • Age 7 - 8 (U8 and U9)
  • Practice - Starts in August, once or twice a week
  • Season - September and October
  • Games - played in Seattle, on Saturdays


Mod Soccer means modified soccer. The teams are smaller (4-6 per side), and the fields on which they play are also smaller. It is a developmental soccer program for younger players. Teams compete against other Seattle teams where the emphasis of the game is on skills development. Scores are not kept and there are no standings. Players will receive a jersey which will be collected by the coach at the end of the season for reuse by the club. Players only need to provide shin guards to play. Soccer cleats are recommended, and a ball and water bottle are helpful if players have them.

U8 Rules and Guidelines

U9 Rules and Guidelines

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ASSOCIATION SOCCER

  • Age 9 - 18 (U10 to U19)
  • Practice - Starts in August, once or twice a week
  • Season - weekend after Labor Day to weekend before Thanksgiving
  • End of season tournament - City Tournament - week after Thanksgiving to weekend before Christmas
  • Games - played in Seattle and Shoreline, usually played on the days indicated
    • U10 - Sun (Small Sided Games)
    • U11 - Sat (Small Sided Games)
    • U12 - Sun (Small Sided Games)
    • U13 - Sat
    • U14 - Sun
    • U15 - U19 - Sat except Wed evenings for U18-U19 boys


Association soccer is recreational soccer - player selection for teams may not be based on ability or by any tryout process. The Association is Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) which consists of 14 neighborhood clubs. Within each age group there are three divisions: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The coaches and the SYSA registrars determine the division level for each team. Teams stay together year to year and may move up or down a division each season. Players will receive a jersey which will be collected by the coach at the end of the season for reuse by the club. Players only need to provide shin guards to play. Soccer cleats are recommended, and a ball and water bottle are helpful if players have them.

U10 Small Sided Rules and Guidelines

U11 - U12 Small Sided Rules and Guidelines

U13 - U19 Full Field Rules and Guidelines (FIFA Laws of the Game)

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SELECT SOCCER - see www.sysa.org for more information