Fall/Spring Leagues 2024/2025

To register for the full soccer year (fall '24/spring '25) you must first select fall and then add another registration (spring) in that order to receive the multi-season discount.


Please consider volunteering to coach.  We currently do not have enough volunteers for the number of children who want to play!!  Anyone willing to be a head coach for a team will receive FREE registration for the child they are coaching.  

Important Dates: 

  • June 15, 2024 - July 14, 2024 early registration 
  • July 15, 2024 - standard registration starts
  • August 18, 2024 - fall registration closes
  • August 27, 2024 - teams and schedules are finalized, coaches can pick up equipment and begin contacting teams
  • September 7, 2024 - fall games begin (Games are held every Saturday)
  • Last games are 10/26/2024

Fees:     

  • Grades K-2: $75
  • Grades 3 and up: $95 
  • High school scrimmage: $40
  • An early registration discount of $15 will be applied if fall registration is completed by July 14, 2024.
  • A multi-season discount will be received at checkout if both fall 2024 and spring 2025 were chosen during fall registration, resulting in adding on the spring season for only an additional $15 more.  You must first register for fall and then add another program (spring).  This multi season discount is only available in the fall. 

FINANCIAL AID: 
Financial aid is available for families who qualify for assistance.  Submit this form and receive a decision on eligibility by email.  If you qualify for assistance you will receive a discount code to use when registering.  Remember you must have received your discount code to receive reduced fees.  If you go ahead, register, and pay full fees without the code, you will not be able to apply your discount at a later time and you void your financial aid.  August 11 , 2024 is the last date to apply for financial aid for the fall season.  

REFUND POLICY:
Refunds for the fall season must be requested by September 1, 2024. 
If players registered for the full soccer year and played in the fall but want a refund for the spring, the multi-season discount will be voided and the refund will be $15.  

Team Formation for fall 2024/spring 2025:

Coach or buddy request are no longer accepted via the registration form, by phone, or by email.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to form a school/neighborhood team in the fall.  The earlier you register, the better the chance your players(s) will be on a team with others from their school. Every school does not have a volunteer coach so schools may be combined. 
Spring teams will then be filled based on the date you complete your registration.  Because most players register for the full soccer year (fall '24/spring '25), spots on established teams from the fall will be very limited.  Most spring only players will be assigned to new teams. View additional registration policies here.

The number of teams, thus the number of players we can accept, will be dependent on the number of volunteers willing to coach.  We cannot form a team without a volunteer coach.  Please consider volunteering.  Registration may be closed sooner than the deadline date if teams are full and no other volunteers are available.
Teams for fall 2024/spring 2025 will be formed in these divisions:Coed:                                                          
Kindergarten*      
First Grade             
Second Grade  
High School Scrimmage (9th-12th grade)** single season registration only   

Girls***:                                                                3rd/4th Grade5th/6th Grade7th/8th Grade (spring only****)
Boys:
3rd/4th Grade
5th/6th Grade
7th/8th Grade (fall only****)

 * Players must have turned 5 on or before September 15, 2024 in order to participate in the kindergarten league
** This is a scrimmage league only, NOT individual teams.  There is no mid-week practice.  This program will run in the fall and spring but only single  season registration will be offered at this time.
***Girls have the extra option to register for any boys division leagues.  
****Junior high teams will be formed for the season opposite their ICCSD program.

ICCSD changes that may affect Kickers:

The Iowa City Community School district will be adding soccer as a junior high school sport starting with the Fall 2022/2023 school year. Junior highs will offer boys soccer in the spring and girls soccer in the fall.  6th graders will be added starting fall 2024.   Kickers applauds this decision to add soccer as a school sport. Kickers will now offer junior high (7th/8th grade) teams only during the season opposite their school program.  Junior high 6th graders can continue to participate with 5th grade elementary school kids on fall and spring Kickers boys and girls teams.

Player Equipment: 

  • All kindergarten, first and second grade players are required to wear the Kickers red and white reversible shirt to all games.  Shirts many be purchased at the concession stand for $20 prior to the first game.  This shirt can be worn for 3 years when purchased in kindergarten.  Only cash or checks are accepted.
  • Players in grades 3 and above will receive a uniform jersey.  Black shorts and black socks are recommended.  Jerseys will be distributed by the coach at the first practice.
  • All players are required to wear shin guards covered by socks at all practice and games.  Soccer shoes are recommended but not required.  Baseball toe cleats on shoes are not allowed.  Mouth guards are recommended but not required at all levels of play.                  

Practices

  • All kindergarten, first and second grade teams will have a 30 minute practice combined with their games on SaturdaysTimes listed on the schedule will be the time that practice begins, the game will immediately follow.
  • All teams in grades 3 and up will have a mid-week practice in addition to games on Saturdays.  Volunteer coaches of each team will schedule the team's practice days/times/locations based upon their availability.  They will contact you approximately a week and a half before the season start date with information on practices.  We are not able to assign players or move players to a different team based on a practice day preference.
  • Leagues which are scrimmage leagues will not have practices.