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West Seattle Soccer Club (WSSC)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How do I determine my player's age group and fee?

Click on Registration in the banner above and consult the table on the right side.  You may also refer to the Registration Overview section of the registration page for player age groups and associated fees.

Is it too late to register?

We accept player registrations up to the start of the season, provided space is available on a team at the appropriate age level. After registration closes, all player registrations are waitlisted and added to a team based upon availability. View the Registration Overview page for registration deadlines.
Registration Page

How do I sign up for a friend's team or a specific coach?

We accept "Coach Requests" and "Teammate Requests" which are fields within the player registration form. These requests are not guaranteed but our Age Group Coordinators try their best to accommodate. It is very important to provide the full name of the requested person when making these requests. When possible, check with the person and ensure you have logged the request in a way that matches their registration. Regular cases where we can not accommodate include cases where a team is full of returning players, there are more requests than available spots, and inaccurate or incomplete registration information. Waitlisted players will have their request evaluated but will likely be placed on the divisional team who has the fewest players to ensure competitive balance.

How are teams formed?

Click here to view the Player Assignment Guidelines.

Do you accept beginning soccer players?


Do you have programs for kids under the age of seven?

Our Coed U-06 and U-07 programs are an excellent way to introduce the concepts of team play and basic soccer skills to four, five and six-year-old players. This is a low-key program with an emphasis on fun. All Coed U-06 & U-07 games are played in West Seattle More information about our Coed U-06 and Coed U-07 programs are posted on our Coed Programs page.

How will I be notified regarding the team assignment for my child?

Upon the clearance of all required safety trainings and risk management assessment (background check), Coach volunteers are provided with a roster containing contact information for the players assigned to them. Player families are provided with a roster but only the Coaches email contact will be provided to ensure privacy and security.  Once the team has been formalized and rosters released you will also be able to connect with your team via the team messaging system within this platform. If you have questions or encounter problems please contact us at [email protected].

May I register my child without a specific team request?

Yes! We make every effort to ensure each registered player has a team to play on and that every team has approximately the same number of players to equally distribute playing time. In rare situations where we cannot find a team for a player, we promptly refund registration fees.

When is Fall Season?

Fall season starts around the beginning of September for all age groups:

  • U-13 and older (and some U-11) teams generally start the first weekend following Labor Day and play a 12-game season
  • U-08 to U-12 teams generally start two weeks after Labor Day and play a 10-game season
  • Coed U-06 and U-07 teams play on Sundays and generally begin one to two weeks after Labor Day.
  • View our Programs page and Schedules page for more information.

When are Fall games?

Fall game days vary by age and competition level:

  • Coed U-06 and U-07 teams play Sunday afternoons. The league scheduler sets the time and location of all home games, generally following the request of the team coach.
  • All U-08 through U-12 teams play on Saturdays.
  • U-13 and older (and some highly competitive U11 & U12 teams) teams will be playing in the South Sound United League (SSUL). Teams can play either Saturday or Sunday.
  • View our Programs page and Schedules page for more information.

When is the Spring Season?

Spring season begins the first week of April and is 8 weeks long generally excluding Easter and Memorial Day Weekend. Games are played on Sunday afternoons, starting between 12:30pm and 5:15pm. More about the Spring Season...

What is the fee to play soccer?

Registration fees range from $75-$200 per player for the Fall 2023 season and $75 per player for the Spring 2023 seasonScholarships are available for those families with financial need. Please view the Registration Overview page for player fees by age group.

What does my fee cover?

Registration fees pay for field rental, equipment (including goals, nets, balls, and cones), player insurance, referees, medical supplies, administration costs, field development, league fees, and our registration fees to Washington Youth Soccer and Highline Soccer Association). For the fall season, West Seattle Soccer Club provides jerseys, shorts, and socks for each player assigned to a team. In the spring, only jerseys are provided.

May I request a refund if my child in unable to finish the season?

Yes - please check the WSSC Policies page for refund guidelines.

What equipment do I need to provide?

All players must wear shin guards and long socks, and soccer cleats are strongly recommended. Baseball cleats can be used to play soccer provided the toe cleat has been completely removed.

When are practices?

The team coach determines the number of practices per week, the location, and the time. WSSC reserves practice fields for fall season only. Coaches can schedule optional practices for spring season.

Can earrings and/or jewelry be worn, even if they are taped up?

No! Jewelry of any kind, including earrings, is considered dangerous to the players and not allowed for any reason in soccer at any level. If jewelry cannot be removed, the referee, who is responsible for the safety of the players, cannot permit the player to play. We encourage deferring any plans for pierced ears until soccer season is over.

Why are hospital birth certificates not acceptable?

Our governing body, Washington State Youth Soccer (WSYSA) requires a government-issued proof of age on file with WSSC for every child who is a registered member of our club.

Do you reimburse for coaches clinics, referee clinics or entering tournaments?

Yes - we encourage our coaches to take coaching clinics, both youth and adults to get certified as a referee, and for coaches to enter their teams in tournaments. Please refer to our WSSC Policies for refund guidelines.