There’s still time to sign up for the fall soccer program with the Woodland Soccer Club. The program is for kids ages 5 to 18 (kids must be at least 5 by 7/31/12).
According to the club, players are assigned to teams by age. “Players must play on a team in their own age group. Exceptions are sometimes (but not often) allowed for players who wish to play “up” a level.”
Tamari Oki writes that younger players (under 9) play with modified soccer rules:
“Mod Soccer” allows play with fewer players on smaller fields. This gives the kids more touches on the ball and more involvement. Each team is made of players of the same age and sex. The teams play other teams from nearby clubs. Teams usually play 8 games starting the first weekend after Labor Day.
U7 (born Aug 05 – July 07) kids play on teams of 6 kids each. The games are 3 vs 3. Most U7 teams practice once a week. Games are on Saturdays at Wallingford Park.
See http://www.woodlandsoccer.org/ for more information and to register online. Seattle Youth Soccer Association recommends that kids play for their neighborhood clubs. Woodland soccer gives priority registration to new kids living in Woodland boundaries: between Lake Union and N. 85th st, and then between 8th Ave NW and I-5.