Summer

The goal of our summer recreational program is to develop skills so players can ultimately play to the best of their ability. We focus on developing skills, building positive attitudes, and creating a passion for the game. Additionally, players ages 8 and older will play formal games against other teams within the Grand Island Soccer Club summer program.

Sportsmanship and respect for other players and coaches are staples of the Grand Island Soccer Club experience.

We welcome players of all ability levels who are looking for a soccer environment that offers training and flexibility with family schedules.

Click here to view our summer program FAQs.

Questions? Email our summer program coordinator.

Registration: March 1 – May 15
Ages: 5-15 (co-ed)
Cost: $99 – includes a summer uniform (U8+), soccer ball (U5/U6/U7)
Sessions: weekly
Dates: July through August
Location: Veterans Park



U5/U6/U7 (ages 5-7):

All players play the entire time and benefit from more touches on the ball. There are no formal teams. Players rotate through drills and several small-sized games with the help of facilitators. This program offers an ideal blend of fun and activities so players can learn the fundamentals of the game.

  • Games – small-sided
  • Session length – 60 minutes
  • Referees – no
  • Field size – small
  • Location – Veterans Park
  • Time – Saturdays: U5 8:30 a.m., U6 9:45 a.m., U7 11:00 a.m.


U8 (age 8):

This program introduces players to formal teams and games in a fun and social environment. The first 10 minutes of every game will be team practice – then player’s transition into a game. The soccer club monitors game results, but scores are not kept.

  • Games – yes
  • Game length – four 10-minute quarters
  • Referees – yes
  • Official rules – FIFA
  • Field size – small
  • Team size – 5v5 (four field players plus a goalie)
  • Location – Veterans Park
  • Time – Saturdays, starting at 9 a.m. and the occasional weeknight

U10 (ages 9-10):

A step up from our U8 program. Games are played on a larger field, with larger nets, and with more players on the field. The soccer club monitors game results, but scores are not kept.

Players who have a high level of soccer ability for this age group are encouraged to try out for Travel Soccer to play teams from other local communities.

  • Games – yes
  • Game length – two 30-minute halves
  • Referees – yes
  • Official rules – FIFA
  • Field size – regulation
  • Team size – 7v7 (six field players plus a goalie)
  • Location – Veterans Park
  • Time – Saturdays, starting at 9 a.m. and the occasional weeknight

U12 (ages 11-12):

The soccer club monitors game results, but scores are not kept.

Players who have a high level of soccer ability for this age group are encouraged to try out for Travel Soccer to play teams from other local communities.

  • Games – yes
  • Game length – two 30-minute halves
  • Referees – yes
  • Official rules – FIFA
  • Field size – regulation
  • Team size – 9v9 (eight field players plus a goalie)
  • Location – Veterans Park
  • Time – Saturdays, starting at 9 a.m. and the occasional weeknight

U15 (ages 13-15):

Players who have a high level of soccer ability for this age group are encouraged to try out for Travel Soccer to play teams from other local communities.

  • Games – yes
  • Game length – two 40-minute halves
  • Referees – yes
  • Official rules – FIFA
  • Field size – regulation
  • Team size – 11v11 (may vary due to enrollment and participation)
  • Location – Veterans Park
  • Time – Saturdays, starting at 9 a.m. and the occasional weeknight