Teams // Team & League Types

Micro Soccer
U6 and below teams are considered "Micro Soccer". UPSC and the Fircrest Soccer Club combine efforts to provide their own in house league for these newly developing teams. All games are played in Fircrest and players receive a Fircrest Soccer T-shirt as part of their registration.

Age Players on Field Roster Size Game Length Ball Size
U6 Four (no goalie) 4-8 Four 8 minute periods Size 3

Modified Soccer
U7-U12 Teams are considered Modified or "Mod Soccer". UPSC teams in these age groups are formed as recreational teams and play in the Pierce County Soccer Association (PCS) Home League. Games are played at various locations within the boundaries of PCS, throughout Pierce County. U11 Teams also have the option of playing in the South Sound United League, in which games are played throughout Pierce and South King County. UPSC included team uniforms for players in these age groups as part of their registration.

Age Players on Field Roster Size Game Length Ball Size
U7 4 (no goalie) 4-8 Four 8 minute periods Size 3
U8 4 (no goalie) 8 max Three 15 min. periods Size 3
U9 6 plus goalie (7) 12 max Two 25 minute halves Size 4
U10 6 plus goalie (7) 12 max Two 25 minute halves Size 4
U11 8 plus goalie (9) 14 max Two 30 minute halves Size 4
U12 8 plus goalie (9) 14 max Two 30 minute halves Size 4

Full Side Soccer
U13-U19 Teams are considered "Full Sided Soccer". Full sided UPSC teams have the option of moving forward as a Recreational team or a Select team (see the UPSC Team and Competition Policy). Recreational teams typically play in the PCS Home League or in the South Sound United League at a rec level. Recreational teams do have the option of requesting placement in the higher level. Final approval of such a request is up to the specific league and must be approved by the UPSC board. Select teams are expected to play in a competitive division of SSUL or higher. A team's level of play is requested by UPSC on behalf of the team. Final decision on placement is determined by the specific league board. Uniforms are not included in the registration fee for U12 and above.

Age Players on Field Roster Size* Game Length Ball Size
U13-14 10 plus goalie (11) 18 max Two 35 minute halves Size 5
U15-16 10 plus goalie (11) 18 max Two 40 minute halves Size 5
U17-19 10 plus goalie (11) 18 max Two 45 minute halves Size 5

*Full Sided Rec Team actual roster size is controlled by UPSC. Full Sided Select Team roster size is controlled by the team.