The safety and health of our soccer families is the top priority during this period. We are carefully monitoring guidelines and updates from all agencies to create the best standards for returning to play–when it is safe. We look forward to the day when we will all be back on the pitch soon and playing the game we love.
If you participated in Club tryouts, here’s an update.
My Child Participated in the Tryouts – What’s Next? If your child participated in tryouts, he or she is part of the process for establishing our Comp Teams for Fall 2020 play. Coaches are currently reviewing tryout evaluations and have the difficult decision of deciding which players demonstrated the necessary ability and skill to make their team.
How the Process Works? We try to make player selection objective and, consequently, the selection process includes evaluations from independent tryout facilitators. This is a very difficult task when there is a large pool of deserving players. Coaches will contact all participants by email / phone or both to let players know their status.
What if My Player Makes The Team? The coach will inform you of the next steps in the process. This is a good time to ask questions about team expectations and finances. Families have at least 48 hours to accept an offer. If not accepted, the coach can offer the spot to another player. Fees include $230 for registration, $150 for uniforms, and $100-200 team fee. If the team has a professional trainer, fees will be more and your coach can provide you with information.
What if My Player Tried Out for Multiple Teams? If an age group has more than one team, a player may receive multiple offers. It is the players’ choice which team they join regardless of prior team affiliation. If the player makes and wants to play with an ‘older’ team, parents will complete the “Play Up Request” form as part of registration. The Board of Directors approves such ‘playing up’ requests on a case-by-case basis. Players can only accept an offer from one SV/SLV Soccer Club team.
What if My Player Does Not Make The Team? Teams have limited roster sizes. Coaches have difficult decisions, based on one or two tryout sessions. Often, players are separated by a single evaluation point (one may make the team and one may not). Nevertheless, coaches need to name a final team roster where player evaluations are sometimes very close.
If your player does not make the team this year, encourage your child to continue playing soccer and developing his or her skills. Even if your player does not make the team this year, there will be opportunities next year to tryout again. Our Recreation soccer program is a fantastic program to continue playing and developing skills.
When Will We Be Notified? We ask coaches to communicate with parents and players by March 7th. This may include a brief email providing a status update.
What if I Am Not Contacted? If you are not contacted by a coach by March 10th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we connect you with the coach to find out your player’s status.
SV/SLV Soccer Club
Tryout for a Valley United team for fall 2020 league play.
All tryouts are held at San Lorenzo Valley High School turf field. Complete tryout forms online–PRE-REGISTRATION . To complete forms onsite, please arrive 15 minutes early–a parent must be present to complete paperwork.
SV/SLV Soccer Club offers a competitive soccer program for nearly 300 boys and girls ages 7 to 18 years old each season. This program is for enthusiastic player interested in competing at a higher level. The Advanced Team/Comp season runs September to November and some teams continue to play in the spring. Most teams practice 2 times per week and teams start practices in July.
Teams are formed through open tryouts held on:
● Feb 22 & 23
● Feb 29 & Mar 1
The SV/SLV Valley United 2011G team claimed second place in the CalNorth District Cup recently held in Morgan Hill. They had 2 wins and 2 losses and outscored their opponents 17-10.
The players are: Lindsey Suomela, Leah Brown, Dhiya Shetty, Sawyer McCormick, Elise Richardson, Lacy Dilworth, Kaitlyn Lewis, Alex Lock, Charlotte Owen and Blake Fiorita. Head coach is Dave Okrant and assistant coach is Paul Richardson
The SV/SLV Valley United Girls 2008 Red and 2009 Red participated in a Walk-Out at the Cabrillo College versus Skyline College game.
Parents, friends and families cheered on the Seahawks in the stadium and applauded the Valley United players as they got their names announced on the loudspeaker before the game. In addition, the Valley United players sang the national anthem with the players, met the teams, played on the new turf field at half time and got player autographs!
Valley United 2010 Girls beat Palo Alto SC Red 3-1 in the Championship game. Goals by Camille Zwerling, Kendyl Richardson and Riley Kilpatrick set the team for the win. The girls finished the tournament with a record of three wins, no losses and one tie.