ISC Lightning

Intermediate Soccer Program For 9U-14U Players
ISC Lightning Registration
  • Registration for the ISC Fall 2021 Lightning Program will open at 10:00 AM on on JUNE 21, 2021.
  • Registration opens for the ISC Winter Lightning Program on October 26, 2020.   
  • Registration opens for the ISC Spring Lightning Program at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, 2021.  Please note that before you register for the Spring 2021 Lightning program that we have four INDOOR practices scheduled at the HTRC at the start of the season.  
  • We DO NOT accept walk-up registration! You MUST register online.
  • We will accept registrations up until the first practice, 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.  There are 16 practices scheduled for the winter season.  The Lightning program is a practice only program.  The kids do not play games against other opponents in the Lightning Program.  We will scrimmage though at the end of every practice.
  • Spring and Fall ISC Lightning practices will be held on Friday evenings from 6:35 PM-8:05 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 – 2013 birth year
    • 10U – 2012 birth year
    • 11U – 2011 birth year
    • 12U – 2010 birth year
    • 13U- 2009 birth year
    • 14U- 2008 birth year
Cost
  • The cost to participate in the Lightning program varies from season to season.
    • Fall 2021 fee is $135.  This includes expert coaching, an ISC t-shirt,  and a soccer ball.
    • Winter 2021/2022 fee is $240.00 – includes 14 INDOOR practices, an ISC  t-shirt and an indoor futsal soccer ball.
    • Spring 2022 fee is $140.  This is more expensive than the fall program due to more indoor training..
  • 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 BOTH the Iowa City Kicker’s Soccer Complex and the Coralville Youth Sports Complex.  Starting in the Fall of 2021, we will hold the first 5 practices at the Iowa City Kicker’s Soccer Complex and the last 5 practices at the Coralville Youth Sports Complex.
  • The Winter ISC Lightning program is held INDOORS at the HTRC.
  • The first FOUR sessions of the Spring ISC Lightning program will be held indoors at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Center (HTRC).
  • The remaining 6 sessions of the Spring 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.
  • The Coralville Youth Sports Complex is located at 2480 Dempster Drive, Coralville, 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 2021 Practice Dates

 Fall 2021 ISC Lightning Practices will be held on Friday nights from 6:35 PM to 8:05 PM.

The Fall 2021 Practice Dates are listed below:

Friday, August 20, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, August 27, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 3, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 10, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 17, 2021  @  IC Kicker’s
Friday, September 24, 2021 @ Coralville
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ Coralville
Friday, October 8, 2021  @  Coralville
Friday, October 15, 2021 @ Coralville
Friday, October 22, 2021  @  Coralville

 

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.

We had four practices cancelled during our November-December COVID shut down.  We have one scheduled to be made up on Friday, January 8.  I will add three more practices in at a later time.

Friday, November 13, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020-Cancelled Due to COVID 
Friday, December 4, 2020-Cancelled Due to COVID
Friday, December 11, 2020-Cancelled Due to COVID
Friday, December 18, 2020-Cancelled Due to COVID
WINTER BREAK
Friday, January 8, 2021-Added as a make up.
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
Friday, March 26, 2021 -Added as a Make UP-Practice time: 6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday, April 3, 2021-Added as a Make-up-Practice Time: 3:30-5:00 PM
Saturday, April 10, 2021-Added as a Make-up Practice-Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Spring Practice Dates

The Dates for the ISC Spring 2021 Lightning Program are listed below:

All Spring Practices are held on Friday nights from 6:35-8:05 PM.

Friday, April 2, 2021 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 9, 2021 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 16, 2021 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 23, 2021 (Indoors at the HTRC)
Friday, April 30, 2021@ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 7, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 14, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 21, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, May 28, 2021 @ IC Kicker’s
Friday, June 4, 2021  @  IC Kicker’s