CalNorth Suspends Soccer through May 31

UPDATED: May 12, 2020

The Cal North Board extended its suspension of soccer activities and sanctioned events due to COVID-19 through and including Sunday, May 31st. The ceasing of all activities includes all games, practices, training, clinics, and any other activities that would cause players, families, officials, and/or staff to gather in close proximity. If any Cal North member club/team conducts practice or outdoor training during the suspension period, that member club/team’s activity is not insured under the liability insurance policy as it is not a sanctioned Cal North activity. All Cal North leagues, clubs, and teams are reminded to follow local county and state mandates on shelter-in-place orders and social distancing.

We continue to closely monitor information from Governor Newsom, State, and local county health officials, and the CDC regarding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we will update our leagues and clubs as more details become available. Thank you, our Cal North family, for your ongoing support. The safety and security of our soccer community is, and always will be, our highest priority.

Fall Registration Update

As we continue to monitor the impact of Covid on fall soccer, we understand there is uncertainty regarding what a fall soccer program may look like.  If you’ve already registered, we will provide full refunds if a program does not materialize.  We are currently working on a plan to extend registration and late fees or perhaps pause registration altogether.  We will provide an updates when available as we gain further insight into what types of safe summer and fall soccer activities can possibly occur.

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Become a Soccer Referee!

UPDATE: April 26, 2020

For those who signed up for the referee course:

The field session has been postponed until later this summer. CNRA is currently not scheduling dates. Please contact CNRA directly with questions relating to an existing registration. CNRA maintains all information relating to registration, please contact Samantha Moos smoos@nullcnra.net.

The Club is pleased to offer a referee training course. This training will lead to your level 8 referee license which allows you to referee our Club games for compensation. The class is open to adults and children 13 years old and older. Space is limited.

Online Session: Complete 4 assignments BEFORE attending field session
Field Session: POSTPONED – DATE TBD

More information: http://www.svslvsoccerclub.org/referees/

Registration: https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/1815

Contact the Club’s Referee Coordinator, Susie Nowak, directly for additional information: susienow@nullpacbell.net.

4v4 Refund

The following announcement was emailed to all 4v4 participants on March 28, 2020.

After careful consideration, we are making the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 spring 4v4 program. As a result, we are offering a refund of your registration fees.  Alternatively, we would greatly appreciate anyone that would like to donate their fee to our volunteer non-profit organization by not requesting a refund.  To request a refund.

COVID-19 Update

3/13 – UPDATE SV/SLV SC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Following today’s recommendation from US Youth Soccer and CalNorth Soccer, SV/SLV Soccer Club is suspending all soccer activities including practices and games for Advanced Teams and 4v4 programs until April 15. We will provide updates as the situation continues to develop.

3/12 – SV/SLV SC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the evolving news relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Board of the Scotts Valley/ San Lorenzo Valley Soccer Club is monitoring the situation closely as advanced teams and recreational 4v4 have upcoming soccer activities. As a result, effective immediately, all Club soccer activities are postponed through March 31.

We will keep you alerted to any changes in this schedule as the situation continues to develop.

For more information on how to limit exposure to the Coronavirus and keep not only yourself but others around you safe, CalNorth Soccer provides useful information on its website here. You can also refer to the CDC guidelines here.

Thanks for your flexibility and patience as we navigate the best path for the safety of our soccer community.

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

SV/SLV Soccer Club

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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.

2020 TRYOUTS
Teams are formed through open tryouts held on:
● Feb 22 & 23
● Feb 29 & Mar 1

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Join Spring 4v4!

Spring 4v4 soccer registration fees are $140 until Jan 31.  Space is still available!

Early registration — $120 Dec 1 – Dec 31
Regular registration $140 Jan 1 – Jan 31
After February 1, registration is $165 and will continue until teams are full.

AGE GROUPS
Registration age groups are based on calendar birth year (2015 to 2007). To further facilitate player development players will continue to play in the same age groups as the fall 2019 season.

SCHEDULE
The 4v4 season runs from late- March through early June. Practice sessions are Friday afternoons and games are Sunday afternoons. Specific program details, dates, times and locations will be posted soon. Your player will meet their coach at the first practice.

WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Small field of play
Four players per side – No keepers
Lots of ball touches & skill development
Fast paced play