Frequently Asked Questions

What divisions do we offer?

Where are the games held and what time do they usually start?

Can we have all our games in our preferred area and/or time?

What are the typical costs for a season?

Do we need player cards?

When does the next season start? What are the registration windows?

What divisions do we offer?

For Open Divisions:

Division Description
D1 Highly competitive, skilled players, usually some college or semi-pro experience
D2 (D2a) Competitive, many skilled players
D2 (D2a, D2b) Moderately competitive, moderate skill level across team
D2/D3 (D2b, D2c, D3a) Mildly competitive, mixed skills team with some skilled players
D3 (D3a, D3b) Recreational, play mostly for fun, overall low level of skill
D4 (Beginner) Majority of team newer to soccer. This is not a division for a new team of experienced players. 

For Over-30 Leagues:

Division Description
Over 30 D2 Competitive
Over 30 D3 Recreational

If you are a D1 level coed or men’s team interested in playing in RATS, recruit and register for the day we offer D1 (see below).  Otherwise you will crush your competition on other days and no one will want to play you.

D2 and D3 have sub divisions, a, b, c, and d, depending on the number of teams register for at a particular skill level on any given day.  Subdivisions are based on team’s past performance and/or description in registration.  Since fewer teams play in winter season some divisions and subdivisions may be combined (especially over 30 divisions):

The following are the days that we typically offer each division in RATS:

Coed

Division Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays/Sundays
D1 Y
D2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
D3 Y Y Y Y Y Y
D4 Y
Over 30 D2 Y Y  Y Y
Over 30 D3  Y Y Y Y

Women’s

Division Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays
D1
D2 Y Y
D3 Y Y

Men’s

*indicates unofficial/non-enforced Over 30 division (currently in build mode as a mix of D3 and Over 30)

Division Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays/Sundays
D1 Y
D2 Y Y
D3 Y Y
Over 30 D3 Y*

Where are the games held and what time do they usually start?

Weeknight games (Monday through Friday)
They can start as early as 6:30pm and as late as 9:15pm. Games can be held at:

  • North Seattle (e.g. Lower Woodland, Ingraham HS, Shoreline Park)
  • Central Seattle (e.g. Washington Park, Bobby Morris Playfield)
  • South Seattle (e.g. Genesee Playfield, Jefferson Park)
  • West Seattle (e.g. Hiawatha Playfield, Walt Hundley Playfield)
  • Bellevue/Redmond (e.g. Marymoor Park, Robinswood Park)

Depending on the season, due to field availability, they can be as far north as Bothell/Woodinville or south as SeaTac.

Weekend games (Saturday and Sunday)
Games can start as early as 9:00am and as late as 7:00pm. Games can be held at:

  • North Seattle (e.g. Lower Woodland, Interbay)
  • Central Seattle (e.g. Washington Park, Bobby Morris Playfield)
  • South Seattle (e.g. Genesee Playfield, Jefferson Park)
  • West Seattle (e.g. Hiawatha Playfield, Walt Hundley Playfield)
  • Bellevue/Redmond (e.g. Marymoor Park, Robinswood Park)

Can we have all our games in our preferred area and/or time?
No team will have all of their scheduling preferences met, unless incidentally (e.g., all teams in a division have the same preference for less popular times and locations) since teams in any given division have different preferences. Additionally, our ability to honor preferences depends on our field supply for that season. Your team has the highest chance of having most preferences met in winter season, since fewer teams play, and the lowest chance in fall, since fields are in high demand for multiple youth and adult sports.

What are the typical costs?

A season is typically $1525 for a 10 game season or $1275 for an 8 game season (only in the fall, due to field availability). Teams that play on Fridays (either two Fridays or all season) will get a discount (which is refunded after registration and scheduling is completed). Teams that register before the early registration deadline will receive a $50 discount.

Do we need player cards?
Player cards are not required, however, player registration is! Players must be registered USSSA members in order to play.

When does the next season start? What are the registration windows?

Fall 2018
Season Session:  Monday, September 17 –  Friday, December 14

Winter 2019
Registration: November 12 – December 9 (early bird discount period: November 12 –  December 1)
Season Session: Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, March 17

Spring 2019
Registration: February 4 – March 3 (early bird discount period: February 4 –  February 23)
Season Session: Monday, March 18 – Sunday, June 16

Summer 2019
Registration: May 6 – June 2 (early bird discount period: May 6 –  May 25)
Season Session:  Monday, June 17 – Sunday, September 15

Fall 2019
Registration: August 5 – September 1 (early bird discount period: August 5 –  August 24)
Season Session:  Monday, September 16 –  Friday, December 13

Updated on 10/4/2018