ISC Lightning

Intermediate Soccer Program For 9U-14U Players
ISC Lightning Registration
  • Registration opens for the ISC Fall Lightning Program at 6:00 AM on on JUNE 19, 2020.
  • Registration opens for the ISC Winter Lightning Program on October 26, 2020.  Please note that before you register for the winter 2020-2021, ISC Lightning program, that you are aware that due to COVID, all participants are required to wear masks and no spectators are allowed in the facility during practices.  
  • Registration opens for the ISC Spring Lightning Program at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, February 18, 2021.
  • We DO NOT accept walk-up registration! You MUST register online.
  • We will accept registrations up until the first session, or until each division closes.
  • Please read the additional registration requirements in the registration section below.
  • There are 10 practices scheduled in the Spring and Fall season and 16 practices scheduled for the winter season.  However, for the 2020-2021 winter season, we will only run 14 practices.
  • Spring and Fall ISC Lightning practices will be held on Friday evenings from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
  • We will hold Winter Lightning on Friday nights from 7:00-8:30 PM in the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center on the Iowa Turf-Cleats Allowed.
Player Eligibility
  • Players born in the following birth years can participate in the 2020/2021 ISC Lightning program:
    • 9U – 2012 birth year
    • 10U – 2011 birth year
    • 11U – 2010 birth year
    • 12U – 2009 birth year
    • 13U- 2008 birth year
    • 14U- 2007 birth year
Cost
  • The cost to participate in the Lightning program is season specific.
    • Fall 2020 fee is $135.  This includes expert coaching, an ISC t-shirt,  and a soccer ball.
    • Winter 2020/2021 fee is $240.00 – includes 14 INDOOR practices, an ISC  t-shirt and an indoor futsal soccer ball.
    • Spring 2021 fee is TBD. Will be more expensive than the fall program due to more indoor training..
  • A limited amount of financial assistance is available for those children that participate in the free and reduced lunch program in the school district. Please contact us using our Contact Form to inquire about the availability of funds.
  • Please note that the charge on your account will be listed as “HTG Sports,” not the Iowa Soccer Club.
Location
  • The Fall ISC Lightning program is held OUTDOORS at the Iowa City Kicker’s Soccer Complex.
  • The Winter ISC Lightning program is held INDOORS at the HTRC.
  • The first FOUR sessions of the Spring 2021 ISC Lightning program will be held indoors at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC).
  • The remaining 6 sessions of the Spring 2021 ISC Lightning program will be held OUTDOORS at the Iowa City Kickers Complex.
  • The Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC) is located at 2820 Prairie Meadow Drive, Iowa City, Iowa.
  • The Iowa City Kickers Complex is 4400 Soccer Park Road, Iowa City, Iowa.
Additional Registration Information
  • When you register your child for the ISC Lightning program, please register your child in the correct birth year age group.
  • Kids that are entered in the wrong birth year group will not be accepted.
  • For the Fall and Spring Program we will accept a total of 82 soccer players.
  • In order to maintain the correct coach to player ratio, we limit the number of kids we take in each birth year for the fall and spring program:
    • 9U – Only 24 Kids Accepted (1 Adult Coach per 12 kids) (2 Mentor Coaches will assist)
    • 10U – Only 24 Kids Accepted (1 Adult Coach per 12 Kids) (2 Mentor Coaches will assist)
    • 11U-12U – Only 24 Kids Accepted (1 Adult Coach per 12 kids) (2 Mentor Coaches will assist)
    • 13U-14U -Only 10 Kids Accepted (1 Adult coach per 10 kids)
  • We will only accept 40 players for the Winter ISC Lightning program.  (1 Adult coach per 10 kids.) (2 mentor coaches will assist.)
Lightning Refund Policy

Due to the fact that we limit the number of children that we accept for each age group, refunds are only issued for the reasons listed below:

  • Your family moves out of town prior to the start of the Lightning program, but after you have registered.
  • Your child is injured prior to the start of the Lightning program and they cannot participate in any part of the program.
Questions?
  • Please contact Diana Arpey at registrar@iowasoccerclub.com
Fall Practice Dates

 Fall 2020 ISC Lightning Practices will be held on Friday nights from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

The Fall 2020 Practice Dates are listed below:

Friday, August 21, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, August 28, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 4, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 11, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 18, 2020  @  IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 25, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, October 2, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, October 9, 2020  @  IC Kicker’s
Friday, October 16, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, October 23, 2020  @  IC Kicker’s

 

Winter Practice Dates

Due to COVID  protocols at the University of Iowa HTRC Facility, all kids that play in the ISC Winter Lightning Program must wear a face covering/mask at all times at practice.  In addition, no spectators are allowed in the facility to reduce the COVID risk factors.  Parents will need to drop their kids off at the entrance of the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center.  We will assist by meeting the kids at the entrance at a designated time.

The 2020/2021 Winter Lighting practices will be held on Friday nights from 7:00-8:30 PM.

The 2020/2021 ISC Winter Program Dates are listed below.

Friday, November 13, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020
WINTER BREAK
Friday, January 15, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
Friday, January 29, 2021
Friday, February 5, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, March 5, 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021

Spring Practice Dates

The Dates for the ISC Spring 2020 Lightning Program are listed below:

All Spring Practices are held on Friday nights:

Friday, April 3, 2020 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 10, 2020 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 17, 2020 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 24, 2020 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, May 1, 2020 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, May 8, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 15, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 22, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 29, 2020 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, June 5, 2020  @  IC Kicker’s