ISC Levels of Play

The ISC offers five programs to choose from to suit the different levels of interest and commitment of each player. Two of the five soccer programs are seasonal, and the other three programs are year round programs. All programs are led by our Director of Coaching Jon Cook and utilize our staff of professional coaches under his direction.

Seasonal Programs

ISC Academy Recreational/Beginner Program (Ages 5U-7U)
  • Fall and Spring programs offered.
  • No tryouts – Register Online – Acceptance on first come, first serve basis.
  • 10 Friday night sessions with expert level coaching and fun games.
  • Current Cost: $115.00 per season.
  • Online Registration Dates: Fall Academy: July 1 at 6:00 AM.
  • Online Registration Dates: Spring Academy: February 15 at 6:00 AM.
  • No Uniform required for ISC Academy players. We provide a t-shirt with registration.
  • Kids will also receive a soccer ball with registration.  
ISC Lightning Recreational/Intermediate Program (Ages 8U-12U)
  • Fall, Winter, and Spring Programs offered.
  • No tryouts – Register Online – Acceptance on first come, first serve basis.
  • One night per week training with expert level coaching.
  • Our coaches will keep practices fun and challenging.  
  • Fall and Spring ISC Lightning Cost: $125.00 per season.
  • Winter ISC Lightning Cost: $240.00 per season.
  • Online Registration Dates:  Fall Lightning: July 1 at 6:00 AM.  
  • One Registration Dates: Winter Lightning: October 15 at 6:00 AM.
  • Online Registration Dates: Spring Lightning: February 15 at 6:00 AM.
  • No Uniform required for ISC Lightning players. We provide a t-shirt with registration.
  • Kids will also receive a soccer ball with registration. 

Year-Round Programs

ISC POP – Practice Only Program  (Ages 8U-19U)
  • Practices are held during most months of the year except for parts of December and July.  Training starts in early August and finishes in June.
  • Attend training sessions with Advanced Year-Round teams.  All practices are led by expert, USSF licensed coaches.
  • Practice attendance is not required but is encouraged.
  • POP Players do not play in the outdoor or indoor league games with the advanced year round competitive players.  The purpose of the program is to give kids and families an excellent instructional soccer program without the burden of travel and game attendance.  
  • POP players in the 8U-12U age group are allowed to play in the ISC recreational indoor leagues, but are not required to participate in the indoor recreational leagues.
  • We do not have a recreational indoor league for 13U-19U players.  Therefore, POP players in the 13U-19U age groups do not have an indoor league option.  
  • POP Players are required to attend clinics/tryouts held in June.  If there are roster positions open after clinics/tryouts, there may be opportunities to join as a POP player in the middle of the season.  
  • 2019-2020 ISC Club Fees: 8U-19U players: $1,241 per year
  • The club fees are pro-rated if you join after the start of the year.  (As a reminder there will not always be open roster positions in all age groups if you attempt to join mid year, but please check with our administrative staff for openings.)
  • POP players do not pay team fees. (Team fees cover league and tournament games. Since POP players do not play in these games, they do not pay these fees).
  • No uniform required for ISC POP players.
  • Based on the number of year round competitive players in each age group, POP spaces may be limited. 
ISC POPPI – Practice Only Program Plus Indoor (Ages 8U-19U)
  • Practices held during most months of the year except for parts of December and July.  Training starts in early August each year and usually finishes in June.
  • Attend training sessions with Advanced Year-Round teams.  All practices are run by highly qualified, expert level, USSF licensed coaches.
  • Practice attendance is not required for POPPI players during the outdoor seasons.  However, POPPI players must meet all practice requirements for their age group during the indoor league season.  
  • No league games or Travel Tournaments in the Fall or Spring/Summer Seasons.
  • All POPPI players MUST play in BOTH sessions of the ISC Indoor leagues each winter.
  • Required attendance at clinics/tryouts held in June.  If there are roster positions open after clinics/tryouts, there may be opportunities to join as a POPPI player in the middle of the season.  
  • The club fees are pro-rated if you join after the start of the year.  (As a reminder there will not always be open roster positions in all age groups if you attempt to join mid year, but please check with our administrative staff for openings.)
  • 2019-2020 ISC Club Fees: 8U-19U players: $1,241 per year.
  • Indoor League Fees: Given that all POPPI Players are required to play in both indoor soccer sessions run by the ISC each winter, there is a fee for each session. The fee depends on the age of player.  Players register individually online for each session of indoor.  
  • POPPI players have the option to participate in any ISC winter indoor tournaments with the year round players.
  • If POPPI players choose to participate in the winter indoor tournaments, they must purchase an ISC uniform and pay their portion to the team for winter team fees.
  • Based on the number of year round competitive players in each age group, POPPI spaces may be limited. 
ISC Advanced Year Round Program (Ages 8U-19U)
  • Practices held during most months of the year except for parts of December and July.  Training starts in early August each year and usually finishes in June.
  • Some high school teams practice in July, but usually our 8U-14U teams take the whole month off unless they do the ISC Summer Camp.
  • Attend training sessions run by highly qualified, expert level, USSF licensed coaches.
  • Required participation in Indoor Competitions (number of games depends on age group)
  • Required attendance at League games and Travel Tournaments. (number of league games and tournaments depends on age group).
  • Required minimum training session attendance. (requirements depends on age group)
  • Required attendance at clinics/tryouts held in June.
  • 2019-2020 ISC Club Fees: 8U-19U players: $1,241.00 per year
  • ISC Team Fees: League fees and tournament fees paid to team treasurer – amount varies from team to team.
  • Uniform Cost: Approximately $125.00
Questions?
  • Please contact Diana Arpey at registrar@iowasoccerclub.com
Age Group Matrix

Download the ISC Age Group Matrix at the link below:

ISC Age Group Matrix