Northwest Iowa Soccer Club

2016 Spring Soccer - Now Underway

Northwest Iowa Soccer League

NWISL has been formed by a group of communities in Northwest Iowa that want to play recreational level soccer at the U12 and U14 levels.

Northwest Iowa Soccer Club

Galaxy competitive soccer was formed in 2006 for players who need more than recreational soccer and want to take their game to the next level.

Welcome to Northwest Iowa Soccer Club

Fall 2016 Registration Now Open

Parents,

Registration is now open for the Fall 2016 Recreational soccer season. To simplify the registration process, we have removed the multi-season package and replaced it with an early bird discount per season. We also have changed the way you "checkout" so you can register all your family members at once.



Volunteering

We are also asking that you volunteer for something. This is by no means requiring you to work...but will put you on a "call" list for what you would like to volunteer for.

Key Dates

  • Registration Opens: Now
  • Registration Closes: July 31st
  • Coaches Clinic & Equipment Handout: Aug 24th
  • Practices Start: Aug 29th
  • Games: Sept 10th thru Oct 22nd
  • Galaxy Cup: Oct 8th & 9th (no rec games but rec players can play in tournament)

Registration Fee:

  • $65.00 – June 1 to July 15th (Early Bird Rate)
  • $75.00 – July 16th to July 31st (Normal Rate)
  • No Late Registration period – registrations after 7/31 will be accepted based on team space.
  • $30 Family Discount for registering 3 or more kids
  • Reduced fee request forms due 7/15 (must be approved prior to registering)
  • "Head" Coaching Discount – (coaches can earn registration discount after coaching the prior season season).
    • $25 – for 1 team
    • $50 – for 2 teams (couples & 2 team coaches)

Registration Fee Includes:

  • 7 week program which Includes 10-12 coaching sessions
  • 6-8 officiated soccer games
  • Jersey (to be used for fall & spring season)

Registration Fee Reduction Form

NWISC registration helps offset the cost to maintain our facility and costs that go along with putting on the recreation soccer program. NWISC does not want these fees to exclude any child the opportunity to play recreational soccer.

NWISC offers a reduced-fee program for those families currently receiving financial aid from state and/or federal programs. For further information, please see the Scholarship Application Form below. All applications must be filled out and submitted by 7/25 for consideration for the upcoming 2016 fall recreational soccer program.



Team Sponsors

We are now taking team and field sponsorship for the 2016-2017 season. Please contact Chad Atherton (chad@nwisoccer.com) if you would like to get your company name on a team.

Social Media

We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please like us and follow us so you can get notifications to keep you updated

Thanks,
Kurt Jacobson
NWISC - Rec Director

USA Soccer Changes

Parents & Coaches,

US Soccer is making a few changes that will put our program more in line with how the rest of the world organizes and manages their soccer programs.

These new coaching initiatives take place August 1, 2016 and can be split into two major categories:

Birth Year Registration

US Soccer has removed the policy of age gropus being decided based on a birth date before Aug 1st or after Aug 1st. A player's age group will now be determined based solely on their birth year.


When registering, note that your child needs to have been born in 2012 to play this fall 2016 and next spring 2017 season in our youngest U6 age group.

NWISC will be offering a Recreational program through 8th grade which will likely be a combined U13-U15 age group (12,13,14 year olds who are in 7th & 8th grade).

The new age group registration is based on calendar year. The new cut-off dates will be January 1 through December 31 of any given year. This is consistent with the other 208 FIFA countries that register youth players by their year of birth. Players born between January 1 and December 31 in a year will now play on the same team — unless a player is “playing up” in an older age group.

Small-Sided Games Standards

For small-sided play there will be a number of changes including playing numbers, roster sizes, field sizes, goal sizes, game lengths and rules.


For example, the U10 age group will now include the offside(s) rule and a build-out line. A build-out line is used to encourage players to play the ball out of the back instead of the goalkeeper punting the ball.

For additional information, follow the link to Iowa Soccer Association.

Thank You to our Volunteer Coaches

Coaches,

We know it goes without saying the importance of the role you play for our kids and our organization. We thank you for answering the call to volunteer to coach soccer to our youth. We thank you for stepping forward when many stepped back. We thank you for putting aside your job and family, and investing your personal time to coach our kids so that they can experience that team spirit and the thrill of playing the game.

We thank you for creating the laughter and joy we hear on a Saturday morning when 350 kids converge onto our painted grass fields just to kick a ball around so they can hear their parents cheer them on and make them feel proud of them of what they have learned from you…coach.

Without you that would could not happen, and Spencer would have another 30 acres of corn and a community without the game.

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