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Welcome to the Home of Soccer West Soccer Club

Thank you for visiting the Soccer West website, home of some of the best soccer players, coaches and fans in Iowa.  A volunteer based nonprofit organization promoting youth soccer in the Des Moines area.

We are proud of our partnership with the Des Moines Menace which include exclusive, world-class coaching and clinics for all Soccer West players and coaches. Please browse the website to find all the information you need to learn more about our top tier soccer club.

Fall Season Starts September 6-7

Parents and coaches, the first weekend of games for U6 and higher teams will be the weekend of September 6-7.  Teams and coaches will be finalized by the Coaches Meeting on Sunday August 24th at 2-4pm at Meredith conference room, so everyone should have a week or two of practices to get started. 

Field Clean Up Day:  Saturday August 23rd from 9am - 12 noon.  Bring all the help your family can provide.

Kiddie Soccer (3 & 4 year olds):  Season begins Sunday September 14th at 4:30pm - 5:30pm.  Fill out the paper Registration form below and fax or mail it to us if you need to sign up.

Fall 2014 Registration has closed

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED for U6 and higher.  You can still submit a paper application for Fall 2014 soccer, subject to open space on an existing team.  Please download, print and fill our PDF form below.  You'll find the download link in the section below.

Have Questions?:  Email Kate the Registrar. 

Please note that registrations for players received after July 1, 2014 will incur a $25 late fee. 

FALL 2014 AGE GROUPS, PROGRAMS AND DATES

Fall 2014 Season Dates

July 1, 2014 - $25 late fee takes effect for all U9 and up programs
July 1, 2014 - $25 late fee takes effect for U6-U8 programs
August 23, 2014 Field Clean Up day 9am 12 noon. (Rain make up day Sunday August 24th 11am-1:30pm)
August 24, 2014 - Coaches Meeting - 2-4pm Meredith Corp conference room
August 25, 2014 - All U6 and up players should be notified by coaches
September 6/7, 2014 - First Weekend of Games for U6 and up
September 8, 2014 - Kiddie players should be notified of team assignments
September 14, 2014 - First Day for Kiddie Program
October 19, 2014 - Last Day for Kiddie Program
October 25/26, 2014 - Last Weekend of Games
November 2, 2014 - Last Weekend for Make-up Games (if needed)

Program Descriptions

Kiddie Program:  Ages 3-5 years (mostly Pre-K and K age kids)

  • Description: Give your child the gift of playing the number #1 sport in the world.  The beautiful game brings agility, coordination, confidence and a TON OF FUN to all players!  For the first half-hour, teams will practice on a half-field. For the second half-hour, teams will scrimmage.Ages: 8/1/2009 to 7/31/2010; primarily for kids ages 4-5 (Pre-K and K)
  • Cost: $70 per player (no late fee)
  • Program Dates/Times: Sundays from 4:30-5:30pm, runs from Sunday September 14,  through TBA (begins and ends one week later/earlier than U6 and up)
  • All  players get a free game t-shirt and a medal at the end of the season.

**Kiddie Registration Note: In order to register online, players must have turned 4 before August 1, 2013. If your child is now age 4, but misses the birthday cutoff, please fill out a paper registration and mail it in as your online registration may not go through.

U6-U8 Recreational

  • Ages: 8/1/2006 to 7/31/2009; primarily for kids ages 5-8 (K-3rd grades)
  • Cost: $95 per player (late fee of $25 effective January 20th)
  • Game Dates: Sunday games, running Sunday, April 6 through Sunday, June 8.
  • Game Times: U6-12:00, U7-1:15, U8-2:30 every Sunday
  • Description: Focus is on fun, soccer fundamentals and team building. All teams are coached by parent volunteers and are coed teams.

U9-U14 Recreational

  • Ages: 8/1/2001 to 7/31/2006; primarily for kids ages 8-14 (3rd-8th grades)
  • Cost: $95 per player (late fee of $25 effective January 20th)
  • Game Dates: Saturday or Sunday games, running weekend of April 5-6 through weekend of June 7-8.
  • Description: Continued focus on soccer development in a fun environment. All-girls teams are formed if there is enough interest. Teams are all parent coached.

U9-10 Academy Program

  • Ages: 8/1/2004 to 7/31/2006; primarily for kids ages 8-10 (3rd-4th grades)
  • Cost: $195 per player 
  • Game Dates: Saturday or Sunday games, running weekend of March 29-30 through weekend of May 31-June 1; season includes Academy Festival Tournament, weekend of May 17-18.
  • Description: This program is for players who are ready to compete at a higher level. Teams are coached by Menace staff coaches with assistance from "E" licensed parent volunteer coaches. There are 2 practices per week and the general expectation is greater than on a recreational team. For more detailed information on the program and to register, visit www.menacesoccer.com/u9u10.

Please email the registrar with questions or registration issues.