Coaches & Parents

As coaches and parents of the Heart of Iowa Soccer Club, we strive to:

  1. Emphasize a developmental sequence of learning technical skills and tactical concepts that are age appropriate. 
  2. Develop good sportsmanship through a positive learning environment. 
  3. Give each child the opportunity to grow as a soccer player, teammate, and leader through equal participation. 


Click here to watch some videos on proper soccer techniques. 

League Rules

Click here to visit the Central Iowa Soccer League's (CISL) website to view rules for U6 thru U10. 

Click here to visit the Greater Des Moines Junior Soccer League (GDMJSL) website to view rules for the U12 and above.

Sample Practice Plans

Click here to view and download some sample practice plans from our own coaches as well as the US Youth Soccer Association.

Skills School

Skills School Manual is a great pdf that will walk you through age appropriate foundation soccer skills.

Canceling and Rescheduling Games

Weather Related – If games are cancelled en masse because of a weather issue, we will reschedule all games as a league; individual coaches will not need to do the rescheduling.  

Please try to play your games as scheduled. If you are unavailable to make a game, try to find another coach be there for your game. But, if you must reschedule a game at the U7-U10 level, you will need to do the following:

  1. Contact contact the coach of the other team well in advance and
  2. Determine the time and location to play the rescheduled game.
  3. Contact Eric Wood about rescheduling the referee.
  4. If you are playing in Gilbert contact Kyle O'Riley to clear that a field is available. Please include:
    • Reason for rescheduling
    • The date and time of the reschedule and
    • Your team's age-level (u6, u8, ...).