After Tryouts – What’s Next?

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 and we connect you with the coach to find out your player’s status.

SV/SLV Soccer Club

Comp Tryouts Start Feb 22

Comp soccer tryouts are on Feb 22, 23, 29 and Mar 1.  Check the schedule for your players birth year and gender for tryout date and times.  If you did not pre-register, please arrive 20 minutes early to complete tryout forms.  See you on the pitch!


Comp Soccer Tryouts!

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


Olympic Development Team

Two SV/SLV Soccer Club competitive players earn spots on prestigious Olympic Development Team (ODP).The selected players are Kolbe Handley (2008) and Ryan Baker (2006) who play for Valley United teams.
Coach Lupita Alaniz (2008) and Leandro Peralta (2006) train and coach these players during their Club season.
The U.S. Youth Soccer ODP is a national identification and development program for high-level players. The program identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state association, region and the United States in soccer competition.

Valley United 2010G Take First Place!

The SV/SLV SC 2010 (U10) Girls Valley United Soccer Team defeated the Almaden Quicksilver to win the Cal North District Cup championship after 4 tough. The Valley United battled back from two early losses with a big win against The Aptos Tide to reach the finals against an undefeated Almaden team. The Valley United girls fell behind early in the game but scored in the second half to tie it up. The game was tied 1 to 1 at full time and restarted for a Golden Goal overtime period. A great pass to Drew Yoshida resulted in a beautiful goal and sealed up the win. This marks the 2010 girls second tournament championship this year.

Valley United 2011G Take Second in District Tournament!

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


Valley United Girls Participate in Walkout with Cabrillo Seahawks.

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!

The Seahawks won. It was a FUN night of soccer for all.