Play Dates spring 2024 (subject to change)
- Week 1 – Saturday, April 6 – Sunday, April 7
- Week 2 – Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 14
- Week 3 – Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 21
- Week 4 – Saturday, April 27 – Sunday, April 28
- Week 5 – Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5: League America Festival @ Spring Creek Sports Complex (Altoona)
- Week 6 – Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12
- Week 7 – Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19
- Week 8 – Saturday, May 25 – Sunday, May 26: Holiday BYE weekend
- Reschedule Weekend – Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, June 2
- $50 per team league entry fee (clubs billed at start of season by Iowa Soccer for every team entered)
- Referee fees are not billed by Iowa Soccer for the Rec Central (unless utilizing neutral locations, per below)
- Participating clubs make their own arrangements for referee crews and handle all game fee details from start to finish
- In the Rec Central if you have questions about referee fees, please contact the home team club
- Neutral Locations: Some clubs do not own/operate their own facilities therefore the league is working with other facilities to host these matches @ neutral locations. These costs will be billed in December following league reconciliation.
- User Fees
- Field Rental / Neutral Sites:
- Cownie Soccer Park: @ 75.00 Match
- Ames Soccer Fields: $75.00 Match
- Marshalltown Area Soccer Fields: @ 200.00 Match
- Assignor Fee: @$12.00 Match
- Referee Fees:
- 10U: $25 Match
- 12U: $85 Match
- 14U: $115 Match
- 16U: $130 Match
- 19U: $150 Match
- Field Rental / Neutral Sites:
- User Fees
- User fees are billed to the home team, unless the match is neutral for both teams then the user fees will be split 50/50.
Administrative Timeline (subject to change)
- Wednesday, July 5 – Registration opens
- Wednesday, July 26 – Registration closes
- Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30: Team confirmation and divisional placement process
- 9-10U Girls
- 9-10U Boys/Coed
- 11-12U Girls
- 11-12U Boys/Coed
- 13-14U Girls
- 13-14U Boys/Coed
- 13-14U Small-Sided Girls
- 13-14U Small-Sided Boys/Coed
- 15-16U Girls
- 15-16U Boys/Coed
- 15-16U Small-Sided Girls
- 15-16U Small-Sided Boys/Coed
- 17-19U Girls
- 17-19U Boys/Coed
- 17-19U Small-Sided Girls
- 17-19U Small-Sided Boys/Coed
- Monday, July 31 – Final divisional placement published
- TBD – Schedule 360 Draft Review 1
- TBD – Schedule 360 Draft Review 2
- Friday, August 25: Schedule published
REGISTER FOR REC CENTRAL
Prior to entering any teams, please make sure you have all the following information on-hand for each team:
- Please connect with your coaches and/or technical staff to provide the most accurate answer to the question about divisional placement: “This team is…”
- Division 4 – Most Competitive/Top Flight
- Division 5 – Competitive
- Division 6 – Least Competitive
Game Day Tools
Field/facility status goes to the Demosphere schedules page for Iowa Soccer and is found in the left-hand column.
Follow the instructions below to notify Iowa Soccer of closed fields/facilities affecting Iowa Soccer League games for: State League, Rec Central, Rec Northeast, Academy Central
- Name of facility
- Date(s) closed
- Affected leagues (State, Central, Northeast, Academy)
- Name of person submitting
Click on location for details
Ray Schwichtenberg (email)
Aliber, Hidden Valley, Norwalk, Urbandale, Walker Johnston
Bonnie Larson (email)
Altoona, Bondurant, SE Polk HS, Indianola
Jerry Headington (email)
Tim Miller (email)
Kelly Dunbar (email)
Joyce Bartels (email)
Alec Clark (email)
Joe Christiansen (email)
David Abkemeier (email)
Jeff Blanchard (email)
Jeremy Cohen (email)
Lakeside Fellowship, North Polk HS & MS, North Polk United
Jason Chesley (email)
Megan Bell (email)
Daniel Lopez (email)
Erick Lopez (email)
Robert Warner (email)
Chad Sparks (email)
Jonathan Crockett (email)
Tuma/Cedar Rapids, TBK/Bettendorf, Dubuque
Mike Palmer (email)
Seth Woodcock (email)
General assigning contact
If you do not know who the assignor(s) are in your area, or are unsure where to get games, then use the online form to connect with the IRC
Have this information ready:
- Rec Central pin number = 1157
- Game number (from your schedule)
- Team names
- Official final score
The Iowa Soccer League Rec Central takes a common sense approach to getting kids and coaches on the field and from that principle comes the allowance to use “guest players” in a game – so that your team has enough players to play the match as scheduled.
What it is
- This allowance is a tool for coaches to use to ensure they have enough players and/or substitutes at a game so that the game doesn’t have to be rescheduled, thus eliminating the work involved for coaches to reschedule.
- The tool is not a guaranteed answer to all scenarios, or to last-minute changes in player availability, but if planned for and used properly, the allowance should minimize the need to reschedule. In cases where the allowance can’t be applied, coaches are still able to reschedule matches.
- Maximum number of guest players in a match is three.
What it is NOT
- If the team has enough players and substitutes to play a match, the guest player allowance is NOT to be used.
- This allowance is NOT a tool for coaches to use to “stack” a roster with “ringer” type players just because the allowance exists or just because there is room on the team to still be under/within the maximum roster size.
- The tool is NOT to be used to gain a competitive advantage.
Abusing the allowance
- ABUSE of the spirit or the letter of this allowance will not be tolerated and will be dealt with harshly. Iowa Soccer will monitor guest player requests and impose strict penalties in the event a coach or club is found to have been abusing or finding ways around the allowance.
- Do NOT abuse the spirit of the allowance in order to gain a competitive advantage in your game. Abuse of the allowance will result in strict penalties. The allowance’s intent is to help take the burden of rescheduling off volunteer coaches; having up to three additional player options to add to your team so that a match can be played as scheduled is the foundation of the allowance. In the spirit of fair play, the allowance is guided by replacing a “like player” with a “like player” and, only in the event you need guest players.
Rec Central matches should be played as scheduled as match days are known in advance of the schedule. However, from a practical standpoint, sometimes an unavoidable situation may come up during the season that necessitate your coach asking your opponent to agree to a reschedule.
In the event your coach seeks a reschedule due to a lack of players:
- The first step a coach should take before making a request of an opponent is to utilize the Rec Central’s Guest Player Allowance mechanism. Visit the Guest Player Allowance & Form page for complete details and procedures.
In the event the match must be rescheduled
- STEP ONE: Team coaches or coordinators have contacted each other and agreed upon a date, time, and location to reschedule a match.
- STEP TWO: You must coordinate with field/facility directors and referee assignors to make sure there are no conflicts and referees are assigned to the new match.
- STEP THREE: The agreed-upon date and time must be submitted by the HOME TEAM coach as soon as the change is confirmed and no later than NOON on the Friday before the game.
- Once the league director receives the form (below) the public-facing schedule will be updated.