We try our best to have all fall rec team rosters available to parents by the middle of August.
Rec games typically start the Saturday following Labor Day. Please check the Soccer 5 website for game schedules.
Game schedules for the fall rec season are generally posted about five days before games are to begin. Rec games typically start the Saturday following Labor Day. Please check the Soccer 5 website for game schedules.
Please check the Soccer 5 website for fall rec game schedules.
All Kindergarten through 2nd Grade soccer teams play in an internal WUFC soccer league, these teams will only play other WUFC soccer teams. Soccer 5 handles all game scheduling for WUFC’s K-2nd grade league.
All 3rd Grade – High School Coed teams play in the Soccer 5 Recreational Soccer League. Soccer 5 serves the communities of Aurora, Canby, Clackamas, Colton, Damascus, Estacada, Gladstone, Hubbard, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Clackamas, Oregon City, West Linn, Wilsonville, and Woodburn. Soccer 5 handles all game scheduling for 3rd grade – high school coed soccer teams.
The rules of the game change by grade. Please check the Soccer 5 website for the most up to date league rules by grade.
|Game Format||Keeper?||Ball Size||Field Size||Referees?||Game Length||Goal Size|
|Kindergarten||4 vs 4||No||3||20 x 30 yds||Coaches||Four 8 minute quarters||4′ x 6′|
|1st and 2nd Grade||4 vs 4||No||3||20-30 x 40 yds||Coaches||Four 10 minute quarters||4′ x 6′|
|3rd and 4th Grade||7 vs 7||Yes||4||35-45 x 55-65 yds||Paid Referees||Two 25 minute halves||6′ x 18′|
|5th and 6th Grade||9 vs 9||Yes||4||45-55 x 70-80 yds||Paid Referees||Two 25 minute halves||6′ x 18′|
|7th and 8th Grade||11 vs 11||Yes||5||55-75 x 95-120 yds||Paid Referees||Two 35 minute halves||8′ x 24′|
|High School Coed||11 vs 11||Yes||5||60-75 x 100-120 yds||Paid Referees||Two 40 minute halves||8′ x 24′|
Teams can typically start practicing in the middle of August. The start date for team practices varies from year to year based on field availability. Please contact your team’s coach for more information in regards to practice times and locations.
Please view our field maps for practice field locations (Resources > Field Maps > Select Location).
Fall rec practices are held at various parks and schools located around the West Linn and Wilsonville areas. Our volunteer rec coaches submit a practice request form to WUFC for their preferred practice time and location based on the field availability we were given by the local Parks and Rec Department or School District.
Please view our field maps for practice and home field locations (Resources > Field Maps > Select Location).
You can purchase WUFC game uniforms from Tursi’s Soccer Store. WUFC tries to limit the amount of money parents have to spend on game jerseys. WUFC tries to keep the same jersey design from year to year; typically last year’s jersey will be acceptable to use for the upcoming season.
- K-2nd Grade Required Items: Navy Jersey, Navy Shorts and Navy Socks.
- 3rd-8th Grade Required Items: Navy Jersey, White Jersey, Navy Shorts and Navy Socks.
Jersey numbers AND names are not allowed on the back of WUFC rec soccer jerseys.
Please see our WUFC Policy Guide for our refund policies.
WUFC is committed to fostering an educational environment to allow referees at all levels to develop their skills. For our rec program, we use Referee Mentors to help support referees build confidence in their refereeing skills.
Where can you find Referee Mentors?
- Referee Mentors will be seen anywhere near the field. Typically they will stand on the team sideline between both teams at the half line where they help administer substitutions, assist the referee(s) with game management, and provide other support as listed in the overview provided below. Referee Mentors also walk around to the spectator’s side of the field to, observe, listen, and advocate only when necessary.
What is the Referee Mentors role?
The Referee Mentor plays many important roles in the development of referees:
As a friend, the Mentor must be persuasive in his/her comments to the referee. The referee must trust the motives as well as the judgment of the Mentor and believe that the Mentor gives freely of time and effort.
As an observer, the Mentor must provide sound, simple advice and assistance that leads the referee on the shortest path to success. The referee must believe in the sincerity and credibility of the assistance given.
As a supporter, the Mentor offers encouragement in unlimited supply. In this view, the referee can do no wrong, but can always be encouraged to do better. This is unconditional support for the person, not for everything the person does.
As an advocate, the Mentor is obligated to take the part of the referee in all encounters. No criticism or dissent can go unchecked; no party can challenge without the proactive, positive involvement of the Mentor.
As a choreographer, the Mentor helps the new and developing referee to stage the officiating process. From the opening — arrival and inspection of the field – to closing — the post-game ceremony and bookkeeping.
As an advisor, the Mentor provides accurate, factual information that gives the referee additional insight and understanding. The Mentor can encourage and assist the referee to move through the upgrade process.
As a coach, the Mentor offers tactical instructions to help the referee manage his games with practical and realistic suggestions in improving his performance and enjoyment of the game.
As a role model, the Mentor gives the developing referee a real person to emulate. The Mentor’s attitudes, values and behaviors set the example that the referee is likely to follow on the field.
Earrings and other jewelry of any kind may not be worn during practices, warm-ups, or games. This includes, but is not limited to earrings, nose rings, necklaces, barrettes, watches, and necklaces. Players should not get any new piercings after June 30th.
No casts of any kind may be worn during practices, warm-ups, or games. Support braces that contain metal may not be worn either.
All spectators are required to maintain a minimum of a 3 yard buffer between themselves and the game field sidelines. No player, coach, parent, spectator, or pet is allowed to sit or stand behind the field’s two end-lines (the line that runs between the two corner flags where the goal is sitting on).
For the safety of the players and pets, we ask that our families leave their dogs and other pets at home. Spectators that must bring their dog or other pet to the game are required to keep them 10 yards off the sidelines. This rule is MANDATORY and will be enforced by referees, or referee mentors, if they feel that an animals presence is a potential danger to the players. Service dogs will be allowed to sit with their owner at the 3 yard mark provided they can be placed in a position where they are BEHIND the owner giving a buffer between the animal and the field of play.
WUFC does not own or maintain any fields at this time. Local City Parks Departments and the school district maintain and rent all fields to us for use during our seasons. We would like your help to make sure all fields are in a safe playing condition for our kids. All coaches and parents can help by walking the fields prior to practices and games to make sure conditions are safe. If you’re interested in volunteering to help maintain field conditions, please contact us.
Hosting an end of the season team party is optional. Please keep any costs associated with a team party to a minimum and make them optional to your teams.
WUFC has a special promotion with Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center. If a WUFC soccer team hosts their end of season party at Bullwinkle’s and mentions that they are a WUFC soccer party, Bullwinkle’s will donate 10% of all the proceeds back to WUFC.
Understanding that masks can inhibit a player’s ability to breathe during exercise, players will only be asked to wear masks to and from the field.
WUFC will follow CDC guidelines and USYS directives regarding the transmission of the virus.
If not soon then, why, when statistics clearly demonstrate at this point that healthy youth are no more likely to succumb to protracted health issues from COVID-19 than any other illness, are we to be expected to radically alter our way of life to a “new normal” both within and without the circle of soccer?
Because kids can be carriers, and will interact with other at-risk individuals, they may pass the virus on to others unknowingly. Additionally, just as we Honor the Game in soccer, which means following the rules even when you can get away without following them, we choose to partner with our Governor and local officials and follow all mandates to insure the safety of all in our community.
WUFC recommends that parents monitor and check temperatures prior to sending children to practice.
Referees will follow the same protocol as players.
Coaches and sidelines observers will be asked to wear masks initially, but players will only need to wear them to and from the car and the field.
Players with symptoms should stay home to limit the spread. Players and coaches should still practice social distancing when they can, no high fives, handshakes, hugs, etc., and wash their hands/use hand sanitizer if they come in contact with another player/coach. If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, the entire group must return to self-isolation until symptom free for 14 days.
All of our policies will be shared on our website, social media platforms, and emailed out to our members.
Players come first. Their physical and mental health are important to us. Being outside in the fresh air and with their team safely is our goal. We will also follow federal, state, and local guidelines.