RECREATIONAL FALL SOCCER
UPDATED APRIL 2021

It starts with rec sports; lifetime friendships are formed through sports in elementary and continue to grow through  high school.  While teams don't always stay together every year as kids move up the player path to Select, Premier or just take a break from soccer, it is just too cool to see rec teams reform as the kids get older for the sole reason they just want to come out and have fun.

 

Bellevue United FC provides Recreational (Rec) soccer for girls and boys ages 5-18. The focus of this program is skill development and having fun! Rec soccer is broken up into these categories: Micro (U6-U7), Mod (U8-U12) and Full-Field (U13-U19). The age group of a team is listed as (U7) for example, which means "Under" 7 yrs old.

The Rec season typically runs September through October with an optional Jamboree kickoff over Labor Day weekend and an end of season playoff weekend in early November for Mod and Full-Field Teams.

We want every kid to have a soccer team!  Our Rec Program relies on parent volunteers. Are you interested in coaching your child and other players?  No  experience is required! Coaches will receive Sounders FC affiliated curriculum and BUFC will provide coach training each season from our Director of Coaching, Aaron Byers and Technical Director, Danny Rogers.  If interested, please sign up HERE.

Team formations have changed this year and gone back to Grade Level vs. Birth Year (see age chart below).  The change is due to keeping grade level friends together.

 

U6-U9

Not affected by this change. Teams will be formed based on their grade level, using September 1 - August 31 just like the school system. There may be exceptions for players who are old for their grade.

 

U10 & Older (Born Jan 1 - Aug 31)

,You will only see one option available during registration, which should match their grade level.

U10 & Older (Born Sept 1 - Dec 31)

You will see two options available during registration:

  • the age group corresponding with their age in the Birth Year system (the older team)

  • the age group corresponding with their Grade Level (the younger team).

 

We will grandfather existing returning teams, if desired, into the birth year category which means some of your players will be ‘playing up’ since the team must be registered to the category of the oldest player.

 

If you have a choice and are deciding between an older team and a younger team, we recommend the younger team that matches your player’s grade level. If you want to stay with a returning birth year team and choose the older team, we want you to understand that your player will be playing against some older children because not every club in the region is making this transition this year, though it is trending that direction.

 

Thank you for continuing to be a part of the Bellevue United FC community! Please feel free to reach out to us with questions: recregistrar@bellevue.soccer

Registration opens on April 1st. Register early to guarantee a spot. Late registrations after May 31st will be placed by availability.

We will be operating REC Soccer under whatever protocols are in effect, and take player safety as our highest priority. Please review our safety rules in place during COVID.  The full Safety Plan can be found here and check our Covid Updates pull down menu for the latest updates.

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TYPES OF RECREATIONAL SOCCER

MICRO (U6 - U7) 

The Micro soccer program is designed for boys and girls ages 5 and 6 (kindergarten and 1st grade), just getting started in soccer.

Emphasis is on individual skill building and having fun. Each team has 6 players, one practice a week, and one 3v3 intraclub game on Saturday mornings in west Bellevue.

The season runs September through October. Teams are formed by the Bellevue United FC registrar according to the EYSA Team Formation Policy. Through our partnership with Seattle Sounders FC, we provide coaching curriculum and on-field assistance from Sounders FC coaches during practices and games.  Each team must have at least one parent volunteer, so please consider signing up to coach!

An early bird discount of $50 is applied if you register before April 22nd!

MODIFIED (U8 - U12) 

The "Mod" soccer program is for boys and girls ages 7-11. Emphasis is on individual skill building and having fun.

Register before June 21st (no tryouts). After June 21st players will be placed on a team if space is available. Teams are formed by the Bellevue United FC registrar according to the EYSA Team Formation Policy.

 

Practices are typically once/week in west Bellevue and games are once/week on weekends September - October. We rely on volunteer parent coaches, so please consider signing up to coach!

An early bird discount of $50 is applied if you register before April 22nd!

FULL FIELD (U13 - U19) 

The Full-Field soccer program is for boys and girls ages 12-18.

Register before June 21st (no tryouts), after June 21st players will be placed on a team if space is available. Teams are formed by the Bellevue United FC registrar according to the EYSA Team Formation Policy.

 

Practices are typically twice/week in west Bellevue and games are once/week on weekends September - November.  We rely on volunteer parent coaches, so please consider signing up to coach!

An early bird discount of $50 is applied if you register before April 22nd!