Vision Soccer Academy

About VSA's Recreational Program

About VSA's Recreational Program

Recreational soccer is for anyone ages 3 years through 19 years old looking to learn the skills and nuances of the sport in a fun and socially stimulating environment whereby players who participate regularly, gain from the physical and psychological benefits of playing soccer.
We have teams starting at 5U through 19U.
There are no tryouts for these teams, all ability levels are welcome!
All our teams are coached by volunteer coaches that generously give their time and talents for their child's team. VSA's Youth Development Director provides activities for 5U through 6U coaches and VSA staff conduct training sessions for teams 7U and up during the season. 
All of our teams are generally all girl or all boy (coed) teams, girls are welcome to play on boy/coed teams.
VSA is dedicated to providing an environment that is tailored to the age of the player. We are a non-profit organization with 20 years of soccer education in the area. Although people may think we want every player to play professionally, the truth of the matter is, we provide a developmentally appropriate pathway to bigger and better things while respecting a player’s choice.

Schools represented by our membership:
Brookview, Des Moines Christian, Eason, Grant Regan, Maple Grove, Shuler, St. Francis, Walnut Hills, Waukee and Woodland Hills
If you have questions about Recreational, please email us at  Recreational Email.

Game Times/Days of the Week

5U games are at 8:45 a.m. on Saturdays at the Vision Soccer Academy Complex in Waukee. They have six games during the soccer season.

6U games are at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays at the Vision Soccer Academy Complex in Waukee. They have six games during the soccer season.

7U/8U games are generally between 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays and occasionally on Thursday nights depending upon the number of teams participating each season.Our 7U/8U Division will also play some games against Dallas Center/Grimes and Adel teams where they will be expected to travel to those clubs fields for away games.

9U/10U girls' teams generally play on Saturday mornings with some Sunday overflow.  They play teams in the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for away games. 9U/ 10U boys' teams generally play on Sunday afternoons with some Saturday overflow.   They play teams in the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for away games.

VSA 11U and older recreational teams will be participating in the Iowa Soccer Central Level 3 League.
11U - 12U players generally play on Sunday afternoons starting at 1:00pm with some Saturday overflow.  13U - 14U players generally play on Saturday afternoons with Sunday overflow. 15U and above players generally play on Sunday afternoons starting at 1:00pm with some Saturday overflow. 

Recreational Contact Information


  Director of Recreation: Bre Haberl-Kellogg
Email
Phone: 515-978-8040

 

Youth Developmental Director: Ginger Parson-McGill
Email
Phone: 515-419-9836

Registration Listing

2020-2021 5U-6U Recreational

Recreational is a team/league based program for players born between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2016.

Registration Fees: $85 through February 28th; $110 after February 28th. Team formation process will occur shortly after February 28th and then only limited registration spots will be available. 

Practice/Game Times:
5U (kids born in 2016) - 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays
6U (kids born in 2015) - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturdays

Spring Dates (tentative as of 12/3/2020): 
First Weekend of Games is April 10
Last Weekend of Games is May 22
Reschedules will finish up by June 5
Memorial Day Weekend will not be used for reschedules

Description: The first half of each session is devoted to age-appropriate soccer activities (practice), the second half is dedicated to playing a game. The volunteer coaches are briefed on the activities they conduct with their teams prior to each session by VSA's Director of Recreation. Players go directly to their assigned fields and meet with their coach to practice the activities. Once the 20 minutes of practice concludes, the players will participate in a game. 

Spring 5U (2016) Boys

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2021 to 06/05/2021
$85.00

Spring 5U (2016) Girls

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2021 to 06/05/2021
$85.00

Spring 6U (2015) Boys

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2021 to 06/05/2021
$85.00

Spring 6U (2015) Girls

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2021 to 06/05/2021
$85.00

2020-2021 7U-8U Recreational

The 7U/8U Recreational Program is a team/league based program for players born between Jan 1st, 2013 and Dec 31st, 2014. 

Registration Fees: $109 through February 28th; $134 after February 28th. Team formation process will occur shortly after February 28th and then only limited registration spots will be available. 

Game Times: Games are usually held on Saturdays between 11:30am and 4:30pm, some Thursday night games are occasionally scheduled. 

Spring Dates (tentative as of 12/3/2020): 
Practices May Begin the Week of March 28
First Weekend of Games is April 10
Last Weekend of Games is May 22
Reschedules will finish up by June 5
Memorial Day Weekend will not be used for reschedules

Description: Volunteer coaches conduct practice once a week at a local green space with their team and then games are played on Saturdays (7 games total) in Waukee, Adel, and Grimes. Every 7U/8U team will have a partner team in which they will conduct practices with and can utilize for guest players for games. Players will also receive 2 practices per season coached by VSA's Director of Recreation, Bre Haberl-Kellogg, and are eligible for other recreational clinics/events.

Due to league rostering rules, we cannot accept team formation requests. We roster players based off the month they were born and school they attend. Teams will stay the same from fall to spring and from 7U to 8U as long as all returning players register prior to the February 28th deadline.
  1. Players born January through June will typically be placed in an older division and players born July through December will typically be placed in a younger division.
  2. Players born in June and July may be placed in the older or younger division depending on numbers.
  3. The schools we serve include but are not limited to Brookview, Des Moines Christian, Eason, Grant Ragan, Maple Grove, Radiant, Shuler, St. Francis, Walnut Hills, Waukee, and Woodland Hills.
  4. There is a max roster size of 7 players per team. 

Spring 7U Boys (2014s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$109.00

Spring 7U Girls (2014s)

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$109.00

Spring 8U Boys (2013s)

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$109.00

Spring 8U Girls (2013s)

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$109.00

2020-2021 9U-10U Recreational

The 9U/10U Recreational Program is a team/league based program for players born between January 1st, 2010 and Dec 31st, 2011.
Registration Fees: $109 through February 15; $134 after February 15. Team formation process will occur shortly after February 15 and then only limited registration spots will be available.

Game Times:
9U/10U Girls teams generally play on Saturdays. Some Sundays may be used for overflow.
9U/10U Boys teams generally play on Sunday afternoons. Some Saturdays may be used for overflow.
They play teams in the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for away games.

Spring Dates (tentative as of 12/3/2020): 
First Weekend of Games is April 10
Last Weekend of Games is May 22
Reschedules will finish up by June 5
Memorial Day Weekend will not be used for reschedules

Description: Volunteer coaches conduct practice once/twice a week at a local green space with their team and then games are played on weekends (7 games total). Players will also receive 2 practices per season coached by VSA's Director of Recreation, Bre Haberl-Kellogg, and are eligible for other recreational clinics/events. 

Roster Formation: Due to league rostering rules, we cannot accept team formation requests. Rosters will remain the same from fall to spring and from 9U to 10U as long as all returning players register prior to the February 15 deadline. We roster players based off the school they attend which include but are not limited to Brookview, Des Moines Christian, Eason, Grant Ragan, Maple Grove, Radiant, Shuler, St. Francis, Walnut Hills, Waukee, and Woodland Hills. 

Spring 9U Boys (2012s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$0.00

Spring 9U Girls (2012s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$0.00

Spring 10U Boys (2011s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$109.00

Spring 10U Girls (2011s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$109.00

2020-2021 11U-19U Recreational

The 11U through 19U Recreational Program is a team/league based program for players born between January 1st, 2002 and Dec 31st, 2010.
Registration Fees: $115 before the February 15th registration deadline; $140 after registration deadline of February 15th

Spring Dates (tentative as of 12/3/2020): 
First Weekend of Games is April 10
Last Weekend of Games is May 22
Reschedules will finish up by June 5
Memorial Day Weekend will not be used for reschedules

Game Times (these are general and are up to the league as they schedule):
11U - 12U: Primary Sunday afternoons starting at 1pm (possible Saturday overflow)
13U - 14U: Primary Saturday afternoons (possible Sunday afternoon overflow)
15U and older: Primary Sunday afternoons starting at 1pm (possible Saturday overflow)

These times and days are determined by ISA who schedules the league and could change. 

Practice Times:
Practices are held 1 to 2 times a week and are scheduled by the volunteer coach. Days and times are determined by the volunteer coach. 

Description: Volunteer coaches conduct practices once to twice a week at a local green space with their team and then games are played on the weekends (7 games total). Players will also receive 2 practice per season coached by VSA's Director of Recreation and may be eligible for other recreational clinics/events. 

For 11U and up teams, we do our best to maintain whole age groups or even 2 year age groups. Depending on the numbers sometimes we combine age groups to create teams. In the ISA Central Level 3 League we can also register small sided teams where 13U and up teams can play 7 v 7. The number of players on a roster and the way they are grouped is all dependent on the number of players that register in each age group.

Spring 11U Younger Boys (2010s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$115.00

Spring 11U/12U Boys (2010s & 2009s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$115.00

Spring 13U Boys (2008s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$0.00

Spring 13U-15U Boys (2008s - 2006s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$115.00

Spring 11U Girls (2010s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$115.00

Spring 12U Girls (2009s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$115.00

Spring 13U-15U Girls (2008s - 2006s)

Registration closes on 03/13/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/28/2021 to 06/13/2021
$115.00

VISION SOCCER ACADEMY

Welcome to the Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee Website!

The Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee serving central Iowa communities: Waukee, Adel, Clive, Dallas Center, Earlham, Grimes, Norwalk, Perry, Polk City, Urbandale, Van Meter, West Des Moines, and Winterset.

Complex located at 2655 SE LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263