ISC Practice Only Programs

POP and POPPI

ISC Practice Only Programs

  • POP – Practice Only Program – 8U-19U
  • POPPI – Practice Only Program Plus Indoor – 8U-19U

 

Why Participate in the ISC POP Program?

The POP program is a year-round training program designed for young soccer players who want to make huge progress in their soccer skill development, and for players who want to learn how to play the game better. As with all of the ISC programs, we only assign expert, USSF trained coaches to our training sessions. Players in the POP program will train with our most qualified coaches and receive the best instruction possible. Training starts in early August and finishes in June and POP players practice with the “Advanced Year-Round” players.

What makes the POP program different from the “Advanced Year-Round” Program:
  • Practice attendance in not required but is encouraged.
  • POP players 8U through 12U are allowed to play in the ISC indoor recreational leagues but are not required to play.
  • POP players 13U through 19U do not have an indoor league option.
  • 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 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. 
  • 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.
  • No team fees or uniform fee.
  • No uniform required for ISC POP players.
  • Based on the number of year round competitive players in each age group, POP space may be limited.

For some families, it is a better fit for them to “ease into” our programs by choosing to take advantage of the coaching and skill development offered at practices, before formally committing to a team and to traveling with the team for games and tournaments.

How to Register for POP

Players interested in the POP program need to register for Clinics and Tryouts under Player Registration in the main menu.  All players in the ISC, in all of the year round programs, pay the full registration fee regardless of when they join.

Cost for POP

$1,241.00 per year

 

Why Participate in the ISC POPPI Program? 

The POPPI program is also a year-round training program designed for young soccer players who want to make huge progress in their soccer skill development, and for players who want to learn how to play the game better. As with all of the ISC programs, we only assign expert, USSF trained coaches to our training sessions. Players in the POPPI program will train with our most qualified coaches and receive the best instruction possible. Training starts in early August and finishes in June and POPPI players practice with the “Advanced Year-Round” players.

What makes the POPPI program different from the “Advanced Year-Round” Program:
  • 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.)
  • 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.

The POPPI program was established for those players and families who participate in additional fall and spring sports or activities. The POPPI players have access to practices all year long, but they only need to commit to games during the winter months.  We offer many practice opportunities for POPPI players to meet their practice requirements.  Players in the POPPI program are not limited to attending their age group’s team practice to fulfill this requirement. POPPI players can also use the “Super Skills” sessions to meet their practice requirements.

How to Register for POPPI

Players interested in the POPPI program need to register for Clinics and Tryouts under Player Registration in the main menu. Clinics and tryouts for the 2019-2020 “POPPI” program start June 2019. Practices for the 2019-2020, POPPI program will start in August 2019.

Cost for POPPI

$1,241.00 per year

Questions?
  • Please contact Diana Arpey at registrar@iowasoccerclub.com