The Mill Creek Optimist Soccer Club (MCOSC) offers both Recreational and Rec Plus soccer for girls and boys ages 3-19 during both the spring and the fall. Sign-ups for the Spring Season are in January/February, and sign-ups for the Fall Season are in June/July. (Exact dates will be posted.)
Players ages 3-9 are in Recreational (Rec) soccer which is an in-house program. All of their practices and games are at our fields, and they play only teams in our club.
Play in Rec is always small-sided soccer. Less players on the field equals better learning opportunities and more skill development. 4U’s usually play 3v3; 6U usually plays 4v4; 8U’s usually play 5v5; 10U’s usually play 7v7.
Players ages 10-19 are registered in our Select Soccer program (formerly known as RecPlus). This offers a competitive experience while providing a venue for the players to have fun. Our Select Soccer players participate in the West Central Suburban Soccer Federation (WCSSF) league playing 10 games, 5 home games and 5 away games. (19u plays only 8 games.) All practices and home games are held at our fields, located just south of Cascade High School. Games are usually on Saturdays and Sundays with an occasional Friday evening. Most of the 11U-19U teams hold two practices during the week. The 11U teams play 7v7. The 13U teams play 9v9. The 15U plays 11v11. 19U plays 11v11 in the spring and small sided in the fall.
The Select Soccer teams are NOT formed by tryouts, invitations, recruiting or any like process to roster players on the basis of talent or ability. According to WCSSF league rules and our Club rules, every player should play at least 50% of every game. Select Soccer provides an exciting experience for players to develop their technical skills, be competitive, and gain the positive experiences of being involved in a team sport.