Recreational Registration FAQ'S

Welcome to Vancouver West Soccer Club! We're glad you and your player are joining our club. Here are some basic questions we receive from parents.

How much does it cost to play?

For the 2017-2018 season, the cost for Fall soccer is U5-U8 - $65.00 per player (T-shirt included in fee)
U9-U19 - $85.00 per player, not including uniforms. Our goal is to make soccer accessible for all so if anyone is having difficulties paying they should contact Rachelle Beatty at

What age category does my player fit into?

Calendar Year

Effective August 2017, the grouping of players will also change nationwide, with encouraged adoption of best practices in August of 2016. U.S. Soccer will go back to calendar birth years to align with international standards and Youth National Team programs.

US Youth Soccer will implement the best practice of calendar year age grouping for player registration beginning with the 2016-2017 soccer year for US Youth Soccer programs and competitions.

Previously, age groups were determined based on players born between Aug. 1 and July 31. The change to calendar year age groups will reflect the calendar year, or Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Players are still allowed to "play up" or play in an older age group.

2017/2018 age chart

I've registered my son/Daughter. What happens next?

If you've registered and paid on-line via credit card, your child will be assigned to a team when our club registrar starts creating teams begining of July. PLEASE NOTE: If you've registered but elected to pay by check, we will not assign your player to a team roster until we receive your payment. We obviously encourage you to pay promptly. Once your child is assigned to a team, we will deliver a copy of that team's roster to the coach at our Coach Meeting the third week of July. Coaches then make contact with families and typically organize practices to start the first week of August.

When does the regular season start?

Practice times and start dates vary depending on your team. Most teams will begin practicing begining of August. All teams are allowed 2 practice per week in Fall Games will start the Saturday after school resumes from Summer break, September 9, 2017 and will end November 4, 2017

Where are games played?

Your player's coach will inform you of game location(s) and the season schedule. Generally, we use Lincoln Elementary, VSAA, Jason Lee, and Luke Jensen. Although playing away games can take you as far as East as Camas and North as Longview.

What You Will Need to Play:

  1. Outdoor Soccer Shoes
  2. Uniform Kit (purchased separately) U9 and above only
  3. Shin Guards, socks to cover
  4. Soccer ball (size varies see to the right)
  5. water bottle
  6. a positive attitude

Soccer ball size

U-5 to U-8....size 3 ball

U-9 to U-12...size 4 ball

U-13 and up.....size 5 ball

Mailing address
mailing address: P.O. Box 65622 Vancouver WA 98665

club number: (360)694-3617