Recreational Adult Team Soccer, RATS, is a non-profit, Seattle-based adult recreational soccer league.
RATS was formed in 2012 by recreational soccer players and fans who desired a team focused league. RATS is owned and operated by players and team managers: we know team needs, and if we don't, let us know! RATS encourages team and player input in every aspect of its operation.
Our inaugural spring 2012 season began with 15 women's teams. In just one year we've grown to 26 women's teams, at various skill levels, playing almost every season of the year. We opened to co-ed in summer 2012 with just 4 teams, and are over 10 times that a year later. We attribute our growth to the volunteer managers that keep teams playing season to season, and we appreciate the feedback they provide us to make their tasks easier.
We don't force teams to play on days they can't play. However, due to holidays or division constraints, if we must schedule your game on a day your team doesn't play, we will inform you and do our best to accomodate your team's preferences.
We also understand that teams desire competitive, evenly matched games. We encourage interested teams to play a guest game to compare their skill level with teams in our current divisions. We respect division requests and don't promote or relegate teams without notice.
If you are an individual interested in joining a team for summer, contact us! Send us a description of your skills and desired level and day of play and we will try to match you up with an appropriate team.
Summer Season: June 16 - September 15
Don't have the skills, but want to start playing? Come out to our weekly skills clinic and we'll prepare you for a beginner friendly team.
If you are a team interested in joining RATS, our next season, summer, begins June 17. If you'd like to try us out before registering send us an email and we will set you up with guest game this spring.