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Norwalk Soccer Club - Norwalk, Iowa

Team Formation

Team Formation and Select Team Overview

Level 1 & 2 Teams are formed by the Director of Coaches and the Team Approved Club Coaches.  All other teams are formed by the club Registrar with approval from the the Norwalk Soccer Club Board of Directors. A soccer year comprises 2 seasons beginning in the fall and ending in the spring. At the Under 8 and Under 10 age groups, when there is more than 1 team, the rosters may change each season. This reinforces the Norwalk Soccer Club’s focus on player development and not on a specific team or specific coach. When a team reaches capacity, the number of seasons played with the club and the date a registration was submitted may become a deciding factor. Requests for specific coaches or teams will not be granted. A parent may request for a player to move up in an age bracket or for siblings to play together. Requests may or may not be honored and must be done in writing during the time of registration and submitted to the registrar before the registration deadline and will not be considered after team formation has been completed. For a complete review, please read Board Guidelines for Player Placement

Requests can be made in the notes section during the online process or can be sent to the [email protected].

Girls may request to play with all girls, however if not enough players from that age group sign up, a female player may be placed on a coed team with parent/guardian approval.

Please Note: If a majority of a team is aging up in play and your child does not meet the standard age requirement for the team, the player's parent may request his/her child play up with that team. As noted above, this request will be evaluated and determined by the Norwalk Soccer Club Board.

Player Date of Birth Chart

Previously the age group registration cut-off date had been August 1 through July 31. This was designed to form teams within the same academic grade.

Starting Fall 2016, the new age group registration is based on calendar year. The new cut-off dates will be January 1 through December 31 of any given year. Players born between January 1 and December 31 in a year will now play on the same team This means some players may not be in the same “age year” as their friends or members of their previous team — unless a player is “playing up” in an older age group.

This rule especially affects the kids born August 1 to December 31, as they may not be in the same age group with many of classmates.

Birth Year      Division
2010 U7
2009 U8 
2008 U9 
2007 U10
2006 U11 
2005 U12
2004 U13 
2003  U14 
2002  U15
2001 U16 
2000  U17 
1999 U18
1998  U19

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Practice Schedules

Team practice schedules are not determined until registration is closed and the Director of Coaches has assigned practice slots. Practices are held on Monday - Thursday and Tuesday-Friday assignment blocks with the times assigned based on the number of teams. Most practices are held at the Norwalk McAninch Sports Complex. Only other approved spaces should be used due to liability and insurance concerns.

Game Schedules and Locations

Game schedules are determined after divisional placement from Iowa Soccer Association and West Des Moines Soccer Club (WDM for U8). Coaches will supply all players with game dates, times and locations. Games are played on Saturday (morning and afternoon) and Sunday afternoon or by special arrangement of the coaches for makeup games. Home games are played at the Norwalk McAninch Sports Complex with the exception of U7-8 teams which play on fields in West Des Moines.


All players will need to purchase a new uniform for the Fall 2011 season and beyond. Uniforms can be ordered at Soccer Connections in Urbandale. The cost of a uniform set (2 Shirts, Shorts, and Socks) is approximately $35.

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Norwalk Soccer Club

PO Box 431 
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

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