Recreation soccer is open to all players regardless of experience or skill level. Rec teams have a balance of both new and returning players. Competitive soccer is for enthusiastic, players who want to compete at a higher level. Teams are formed through open tryouts in age groups from Under-9 Development to Under-19 and includes nearly 300 players each season. All teams play a fall season, some teams also play in the spring.
Teams are formed through open tryouts. There are two tryout sessions for each birth year. All interested players new and returning must attend at least one tryout in their age group to make a team. The coach forms a team from the players that attended their tryout session.
The Club recommends that players play in their age-appropriate bracket (where a team is available). If a player wants to play-up, it is recommended the player tryout for their true age group in addition to the desired age group. Players cannot play down.
We ask families to provide contact information and sign tryout waiver in advance of attending. This minimizes the time it takes to check-in. There is no fee.
Players are assigned a numbered jersey and participate in drills and small-sided games. The head coach and qualified raters evaluate each player. Tryouts are conducted to be as fair and impartial to all players as possible. Players must attend the tryout age group of the team they hope to join. Participants should have and a light snack and some water 30 minutes before tryouts. At tryouts, players should provide their own water, soccer shoes and shin guards.
Teams have an 8-10 game season. 4-5 games are played "away" at other county and greater Bay Area fields. Teams also typically participate in 1-3 tournaments each season. The travel involved for tournaments varies between teams. Most play local Bay Area tournaments. The coach of the team can provide more information.
Club Registration Fee ~ $230 Uniforms ~ $150 Team Tournament, equipment, misc ~ $150 A few teams use paid trainers or coaches and will have higher fees. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Need based financial assistant is available to help cover registration fees.
Similar to recreational soccer, the comp soccer season runs September to November. Teams typically practice 2 times per week and most teams start practices in July. The season includes 8-10 games typically starting the weekend after Labor Day.
Teams play between 8-10 games which includes 4-5 home games played in Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley. Away games are played in Santa Cruz County, the Greater Bay area, or Monterey County.