Fall 2021 Season

Registration: Tuesday, July 20 - Saturday, August 7, 2021

We hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer! Fall soccer is just around the corner, and we have some changes to our programs to go over before you register this season.

Our Recreational Home Program will be available for two age groups: U6 (born in 2016-2017) and U8 (born in 2014-2015). This is an intra-club program that plays on Sundays at the Walsh complex in Ottumwa amongst each other. The registration fee for these players is $40, and it includes a t-shirt to wear for games. There will not be a limit on the number of players who can register for these teams.

U8 players born in 2014 will have the option to roster for our Recreational Travel Program. They will be playing as a U10 team. If interested, please register them for the Recreational Travel Program under the grouping "U8 - playing as U10". Registration is limited to 12 players for this team. Once the team is full, registration will close.

Our Recreational Travel League will also offer two U10 teams (24 players maximum, born in 2012-2013), two U12 teams (32 players maximum, born in 2010-2011), one U14 team (18 players maximum, born in 2008-2009), and one U16 team (18 players maximum, born in 2006-2007). Once these teams are full, registration will close. The registration fee for this program is $60. They will require a uniform. The uniform fee is $40. This includes a jersey, shorts, and socks. They can use their uniform from Spring 2021 if it still fits.

New this season, for our U16 players only, there will be a $50 coaching fee added to registration. We will be hiring a coach for our U16 team this season, and this fee will cover this cost to the Club.

Practices should begin in mid to late August, and the first games will be Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12. Schedules will be available closer to the start date.

Lastly, we need volunteers to keep our Club going. Due to expiring terms and children aging out of our program, we need board members and coaches in order to make this season and future seasons happen. If you can volunteer, please let us know. You can sign up as a volunteer during registration, or send an email or Facebook message to let us know you can help. We rely on our volunteers to keep our kids playing, and we appreciate everything you do!

Please click the REGISTER link on the top right corner of the page when you are ready to register. You will need a picture of your player and a copy of an age verification document (i.e. birth certificate, passport, etc.) to register. Unless you have been told otherwise, please register for the Recreational Programs. To find the correct age group, see below. 

If you are unable to register online, please email admin@ottumwasoccerclub.com or message us on Facebook. We can mail you a paper copy. Paper registration forms MUST be received by the close of registration.

Thank you for your continued support of the Ottumwa Soccer Club. We hope to have a fun and safe soccer season this fall!

Age Groups by Birth Years

For Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Seasons

Birth Years 2016-2017 - U6
Birth Years 2014-2015 - U8
Birth Years 2012-2013 - U10
Birth Years 2010-2011 - U12

Birth Years 2008-2009 - U14
Birth Years 2006-2007 - U16

Players

Please be prepared to complete the registration with a picture of your player(s) and a government issued proof of age document (birth certificate and passport are your best options). Until these steps are completed, your player will not be allowed to play.

Players will need soccer boots, shin guards, and a soccer ball to participate. Please see below for program information and soccer ball sizes.

Coaches

All coaches and assistant coaches working with youth players must complete the required registration and disclosure in order to have their background checked. You will need your social security number, driver's license number, and a picture of yourself to upload.

You will also be required to take Concussion Awareness and Education Training and Abuse Prevention Training. These links will be available once you complete your registration.

You will not receive your team roster until registration, background check, and safety training have been completed!

Registration & Other Fees

RECREATIONAL TRAVEL REGISTRATION FEE: $60

RECREATIONAL HOME REGISTRATION FEE: $40

SELECT REGISTRATION FEE: $100 for U14 Girls

COACHING FEE: $50 for U16 

There is a $10 Family Discount for the second and each additional player with the same parent living in the same household. THE REGISTRATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

Uniform Kit Fee for Recreational Travel Players: $40 (includes jersey, shorts, & socks)

Recreational Home Players: You will receive a t-shirt as part of your registration fee.


COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES: The registration fee for one of your children will be waived if you coach the entire season!

Recreational Home Program

U6
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Uniform: Shirt provided with registration fee
Location: All games and practices take place at Walsh Fields
Practices: Practices are scheduled based on coaches’ schedules
Game Days: Sundays at 2:00 PM
Playing Time: 8 minute quarters, 5 minute breaks
Maximum Player Roster: 6
Game Play: 4 v 4
Ball Size: 3
Goalkeeper: No
Referee: Coaches
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U8
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Uniform: Shirt provided with registration fee
Location: All games and practices take place at Walsh Fields
Practices: Practices are scheduled based on coaches’ schedules
Game Days: Sundays at 2:00 PM
Playing Time: 8 minute quarters, 5 minute breaks
Maximum Player Roster: 6
Game Play: 4 v 4
Ball Size: 3
Goalkeeper: No
Referee: Coaches
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Select Program

Our Select Program plays in the Iowa Soccer League. We currently have one team:

Ottumwa Storm - U14 Girls

This team is by invitation only.

Recreational Travel Program

U8 - playing as U10
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Uniform: Ottumwa Soccer Club uniform kits are purchased in addition to registration fees. All new players much purchase a uniform kit, but returning players may use previously purchased uniforms.
Game Locations: This is a traveling team. Home games take place at Walsh Fields. Away games take place at fields within an hour of Ottumwa. See Locations tab for all locations.
Game Days: Saturdays, times vary based on hosting Club
Practices: Practice locations and times are chosen by coaches
Game Length: 25 minute halves, 10 minute halftime
Maximum Player Roster: 12
Game Play: 7 v 7
Ball Size: 4
Goalkeeper: Yes
Referee: 1 Center Referee + 2 Assistant Referees
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U10
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Uniform: Ottumwa Soccer Club uniform kits are purchased in addition to registration fees. All new players much purchase a uniform kit, but returning players may use previously purchased uniforms.
Game Locations: This is a traveling team. Home games take place at Walsh Fields. Away games take place at fields within an hour of Ottumwa. See Locations tab for all locations.
Game Days: Saturdays, times vary based on hosting Club
Practices: Practice locations and times are chosen by coaches
Game Length: 25 minute halves, 10 minute halftime
Maximum Player Roster: 12
Game Play: 7 v 7
Ball Size: 4
Goalkeeper: Yes
Referee: 1 Center Referee + 2 Assistant Referees
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U12
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Uniform: Ottumwa Soccer Club uniform kits are purchased in addition to registration fees. All new players much purchase a uniform kit, but returning players may use previously purchased uniforms.
Game Locations: This is a traveling team. Home games take place at Walsh Fields. Away games take place at fields within an hour of Ottumwa. See Locations tab for all locations.
Game Days: Saturdays, times vary based on hosting Club
Practices: Practice locations and times are chosen by coaches
Game Length: 30 minute halves, 10 minute halftime
Maximum Player Roster: 16
Game Play: 9 v 9
Ball Size: 4
Goalkeeper: Yes
Referee: 1 Center Referee + 2 Assistant Referees
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U14 - playing as U15
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Uniform: Ottumwa Soccer Club uniform kits are purchased in addition to registration fees. All new players much purchase a uniform kit, but returning players may use previously purchased uniforms.
Game Locations: This is a traveling team. Home games take place at Walsh Fields. Away games take place at fields within an hour of Ottumwa. See Locations tab for all locations.
Game Days: Saturdays, times vary based on hosting Club
Practices: Practice locations and times are chosen by coaches
Game Length: 40 minute halves, 15 minute halftime
Maximum Player Roster: 22 max, only 18 on game day
Game Play: 11 v 11
Ball Size: 5
Goalkeeper: Yes
Referee: 1 Center Referee + 2 Assistant Referees
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U16 - playing as U15
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Uniform: Ottumwa Soccer Club uniform kits are purchased in addition to registration fees. All new players much purchase a uniform kit, but returning players may use previously purchased uniforms.
Game Locations: This is a traveling team. Home games take place at Walsh Fields. Away games take place at fields within an hour of Ottumwa. See Locations tab for all locations.
Game Days: Saturdays, times vary based on hosting Club
Practices: Practice locations and times are chosen by coaches
Game Length: 40 minute halves, 15 minute halftime
Maximum Player Roster: 22 max, only 18 on game day
Game Play: 11 v 11
Ball Size: 5
Goalkeeper: Yes
Referee: 1 Center Referee + 2 Assistant Referees
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