Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve been asked a lot of questions about our league and what we offer to teams. Here’s a short FAQ of times, locations, registration windows, and costs.

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 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

Division Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Saturdays/Sundays
D1 Y
D2 Y Y
D3 Y 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 as Woodinville or 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)

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.

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

Winter 2018
Season Session: Tuesday, January 2 – Sunday, March 18

Spring 2018
Registration: February 5 – March 5 (early bird discount period: February 5 – February 25)
Season Session: Monday, March 19 – Sunday, June 17

Summer 2018
Registration: May 7 – June 4 (early bird discount period: May 7 –  May 27)
Season Session:  Monday, June 18 – Sunday, September 16

Fall 2018
Registration: August 6 – September 4 (early bird discount period: August 6 –  August 26)
Season Session:  Monday, September 17 –  Friday, December 14

Updated on 2/7/2018