Fall Rec

Recreation soccer is open to all players ages 4 to 19. The program focuses on kids having fun and skill development. Recreational soccer provides a positive experience and an opportunity to play with both new and returning players. The fall season runs September through mid-November with practices beginning in August.

FEES (2021)
U6 Coed:  $170  | U8-U19:  $195
Late Fee | $50 after June 30

REGISTRATION LINKS
REC Birth Year 2017 (Jan – July)
REC Birth Years 2016-2003
REC Coach

VOLUNTEERS
Our Club is run by volunteers. It is through all of our efforts that we make our Club successful. We encourage parents to consider volunteering to help. You may volunteer to coach or volunteer to support the team and/or Club in other ways.

PRACTICES AND GAMES
● U6 coed (4 & 5 yr olds) typically practices on Fridays with games on Sunday
● U8 (6 & 7 yr olds) practice 1-2x per week | games on Saturday  & Sunday
● U10 (8 & 9 yr olds) practice 1-2x per week | games on Saturday  & Sunday
● U12 (10 & 11 yr olds) practice 1-2x per week | games on Saturday  & Sunday
●  U15 (12, 13, & 14 yr olds) practice 1-2x per week | games on Saturday  & Sunday
●  U19 coed (15-18 yr olds) practice 1-2x per week | games on Saturday  & Sunday

REGISTRATION
Registration remains opens until teams are filled or September 1.  Switching teams or refunds will not be permitted even if practice times are inconvenient. Registration should not be made contingent upon the placement of a child to a specific team, coach, or practice field.

Some teams fill up early and there is a waitlist option.  This means we are trying to find enough players and another volunteer coach to form a team.  We ask families to be patient during this process.  We often have dozens of players, just before the season, who decide to play.

U6 FORMAT
U6 is a coed, 4v4 format with practices on Friday afternoon in Scotts Valley at either 3:30 or 4:45. Games on Sunday afternoon in Scotts Valley.

U8-U19 FORMAT
Registration should not be made contingent upon placement to a specific team, coach, field. We ask families to be flexible.
● Practices (U8-U19) start at 3:30, 5:00, or 6:30 in Scotts Valley or San Lorenzo Valley.
● Coaches pick the day(s) (Monday – Friday) based on their preference.
● Volunteer coaches select their practice slot AFTER teams are formed.
● If you volunteer to coach, you select a practice time and field that works for your schedule.  We offer coaching classes, equipment, and support.

BUDDY AND SCHEDULE REQUESTS ARE NOT HONORED
Unfortunately, we no longer accept requests.  The volume and nature of requests became impossible to manage with our limited volunteer staff.

LATE REGISTRATION
Waitlist and late registrants are added to teams to balance rosters or when a new team can be formed. Please understand that we cannot honor schedule requests. We try and cluster teams by school to help with carpooling, but this is not always possible. Switching teams or refunds will not be permitted even if practice times are inconvenient.

PRACTICES AND GAMES
Practices and games are at local fields in Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley.  Coaches select practice location based on their geographic preference .  Coaches select a practice time of  3:30, 5:00, or 6:30 based on their schedule.  We cannot accommodate schedule requests.  Rec teams start practice typically the first week of August.  Some teams start later due to coach’s schedule. Games start the weekend after Labor Day and season ends before Thanksgiving.

TEAM FORMATION
Teams are formed to create balanced teams in terms of age, level of play, years experience, and gender for coed teams.  A committee examines each age group and tries to cluster players by school and neighborhoods while ensuring there is a balance of new and returning players on each team. Coaches will have their players placed on their team. There are no legacy teams.

PROOF OF AGE REQUIREMENTS
Each player must submit a birth certificate to the Club to complete registration. Failure to provide proof of your player’s age prevents them from being placed on a team. We offer two options for providing your player’s proof of birth year (birth certificate or passport. During the registration process, registrants are prompted to upload player’s birth certificate or passport. Have this document ready before you start to register.

COACHING
Parents who volunteer to coach or assistant coach must complete a parent registration  As an U8-U19 coach, you select a practice time slot and location based on what works for your schedule.  U6 practices are on Fridays at Skypark.

SPONSORSHIP
It takes a community to run our soccer Club. In addition to player fees, we depend on local businesses and individuals to support our non-profit organization. By sponsoring a team, you help purchase needed equipment, pay field use fees, and provide scholarships for players in need. Sponsorship is also a great way to advertise for your business. Click here for sponsorship information.

“PLAYING UP”
The Club recommends players play in their age-appropriate bracket (where a team is available). Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis and are intended for players not challenged in their age group. Players may not play down an age bracket.  Procedure:
1. Register player and pay fees in correct age group
2. Submit play-up request form
3. If request is not accommodated, you may request a refund.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Applications are under the RESOURCES tab.  Please submit applications early as some age groups fill up and are first come, first serve. The date we receive your application is your registration date, even if your application is not approved until the next available board meeting.  If there is space on a team when we receive your application and your request is approved, you will be placed on a team.  If we receive your application AFTER teams are filled and your application is approved, we will place you on a waitlist.

REFUND REQUESTS
Fall Rec League refund requests must be received by June 15 and a processing fee of $35 is withheld.