The West Islip Soccer Club was founded in 1976, as a volunteer non-profit organization. At that time there were only a handful of teams. Now we have over 1,000 families and 1,500 soccer players. We play at the Manetuck Elementary School & Udall Rd Middle School fields (they intersect) on Saturday and a few Sundays. The league continues to operate as a volunteer organization and is made up of several divisions as described below.
An age group is usually expressed starting with the letter B (for Boys) or G (for Girls), followed by the letter U (for Under) and then the age. So BU6, means Boys Under 6 years of age on before January first during the season. Age groups were realigned to birth years starting the Fall 2016 season.
Age Groups for the Fall 2023 – Spring 2024 season:
Co-Ed U-5 Division
U5 players start in our co-ed U-5 division. Games are about learning to kick the ball and have a lot of fun. Five vs. Five on a micro-soccer field. All games are played at the Manetuck/Udall fields on Saturdays, with occasionally a Sunday game.
U6 players also play micro-soccer, but move up to the U-6 division. Here the kids learn a bit more about the game, while starting to work together. There is a separate Boys Division and Girls Division. All games are played at the Manetuck fields, on Saturdays, with occasionally a Sunday game.
The Intramural Division starts kids in team soccer, on bigger fields, drilling skills, and learning positions. For the first time, a goalkeeper to protect the goal is introduced. The U-7 & U-8 division consists of players who are respectively under 7 and under 8 years old as of January 1st during that season. There are separate divisions for the Girls and Boys teams. All games are played at the Manetuck fields, on Saturdays, with occasionally a Sunday game.
U9 and U10 players play together in the U-9/U-10 division. The games are played on field sizes that are 50% of the full-size fields, with goals 50% of the full-size goals. There is a separate Boys Divisionand Girls Division. All games are played at the Manetuck fields, on Saturdays, with occasionally a Friday evening or Sunday game.