Vancouver West Soccer Club is a non-profit organization that encourages the sport of youth soccer in a enjoyable and welcoming environment. The club is affiliated with Southwest Washington Youth Soccer Association (SWYSA) in District 5, which is part of the Washington State Youth Soccer Association (WSYSA). WSYSA belongs to the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). We follow FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) rules as modified by WYSA and CYSF.
Last year at VWSC, we had approximately 85 teams with over 800 boys and girls playing at the recreational soccer level.
Recreational soccer provides a fun soccer experience for all players. Recreational soccer at Vancouver West Soccer Club begins at age 4 (normally referred to as U5, see our age chart for more information). The focus of recreational soccer is to build soccer skills in a fun, safe environment. At Vancouver West Soccer Club U5 through U8 inter-league with other clubs. U9 teams and older play teams throughout Southwest Washington Youth Soccer Association (SWYSA) (see the Links page for more information on SWYSA), this includes the following neighboring clubs: Pacific Soccer Club, Washinton Timbers Futbol Club, and Salmon Creek Soccer Club. U-9 and above teams are grouped by experience in an attempt to match similarly-skilled teams, adjustments are made halfway through the season as needed to help ensure a fun season for all players.
Vancouver West Soccer Club generally serves the following schools or students in this area:
- Lincoln Elementary
- Eisonhower Elementary
- Lakeshore Elementary
- Sacajawea Elementary
- Franklin Elementary
- Hazel Dell Elementary
- Fruit Valley Elementary
- Hough Elementary
- Sarah J Anderson Elementary
- Kings Way
Your child can start playing soccer with Vancouver West Soccer Club at age 4.
Participation is broken into age groups designated as U5 through U19 ("U" meaning under) the age specified by the year they were born. ex. "G05" is U13
The recreational Fall season begins with practice sessions in August (scheduled by the coach), with games beginning in September, normally following Labor Day; Spring season begins with practice sessions in March (scheduled by the coach), with games beginning in April, following Spring break.
We encourage our families to help the club by volunteering as a coach, assistant coach, board member, referee, or team parent. Please check our website for our current openings. Contact our Board for more information and directions on ways to get involved in this wonderful sport.
More information is available throughout our website. Please take the time to investigate the information here and feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding our soccer offerings.