The majority of players in the NYSC play recreational soccer.
The goal of this program is to provide a fun and rewarding atmosphere where boys and girls bewteen the ages of 10 and 17 (U11 to U18) can develop soccer skills, foster friendships, stay physically fit, and have fun.
Each year after registration is complete gender specific teams of 13 to 18 players are created. Existing players, if they so choose, can return to the team they played on the previous season. New players are allocated to teams using a random process (i.e. no selection or consideration given to skill level).
Recreational soccer teams generally begin practicing in September with games beginning the first weekend in September. The season is usually ten games long with games against teams from Issaquah, Mercer Island, or other Bellevue based teams. At older age groups teams sometimes need to travel farther (Snoqualmie, Carnation, etc.) to find opponents.
Recreational soccer teams can elect to play in the State sponsored Recreational Cup end of season tournament but must register to do so by early September.