Recreation Soccer

View our Zoom Call for Details About our Fall Recreation Program

Join Steve Robertson and other Santa Clara Youth Soccer League Board Members as they explain the schedule for our recreation and competitive soccer programs. Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor and City Council member Kathy Watanabe provide an update on the new Reed Street Sports Complex.

Recreation Soccer Age Group Coordinators

Matt Heintz - Recreation Program Mgr.

Carrie Scott - Under 6 Age Group Coordinator

Matt Heintz - Under 8 & Under 10 Age Group Coordinator

Louis Samara - Under 12-16 Age Group Coordinator

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SCYSL MAILING ADDRESS

Santa Clara Youth Soccer League
P.O. Box 2014, Santa Clara
95055-2014

info@scysl.org

Santa Clara Youth Soccer’s Recreational Soccer Program

We offer a year-round recreational soccer program for boys and girls in birth years 2018 through 2004.

Financial Aid is available upon request and you can get more information by clicking on this link

Register for our Fall 2022 Soccer Program Below. Registration closes June 30th

Register Here

Fall Recreation Soccer Program FAQs

When does the Soccer Season Start and End?

Late August – Our Volunteer soccer coaches will receive the roster for each team and start contacting parents to notify the day/time of their practices. Each coach determines when/where/practice times as they are volunteering their time to coach your children. Soccer Practices can start after the coaches receive their team roster.

September 13th – the playing season starts and games are schedule on Saturdays in Santa Clara.

What are the Age Groups for Youth Soccer?

Our Recreational soccer program is available for boys and girls in birth years 2016 though 2006. The age groups are broken-out as follows:

  • Under 6 (5 year old and 6 year old children)
  • Under 8 (7 year old and 8 year old children)
  • Under 10 (9 year old and 10 year old children)
  • Under 12 (11 year old and 12 year old children)
  • Over 12 (12-16 year olds)
How are Teams Formed?

Our Age Group Coordinators assign players to teams by matching players that live close to each other and or may attend the same school together. We also take into account the need to put siblings on the same team, and of course the volunteer coaches will roster their own children.

How Do I Apply for Financial Aid Support ?

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League wants to get children off the couch and onto the soccer field. Our goal is to “leave no child behind,” and to help families enroll boys and girls in our soccer program.

We provide a need-based financial aid program for to help families in-need cover soccer registration fees. Our program does not cover the cost for competitive soccer expenses such as: uniform cost, tournaments, travel, lodging, or miscellaneous expenses.

Click here to apply online.

Age Group Information

Our Under 6 Boys and Girls Program focuses on creating an exciting fun soccer atmosphere and experience for your children. Players play soccer in a 3 vs. 3 player format with no goalkeepers on the field.

Every player gets to play at least 50% of each game. Teams usually have 6 players each and play two 20 minute halves with stoppage for substitutions at about 10 minutes of play. 

The volunteer coaches are also the referees. 

The practice location, time of day, and day of week are up to the coach, but for these age divisions, the players can only practice once a week for an hour and games are on Saturdays at Curtis Field. 

Coaches usually start contacting players the last week of August. The season will consist of 9-10 games starting the Saturday after Labor Day.

Our Under 8 Boys and Girls Program focuses on creating a fun soccer atmosphere and experience for your children. 

Players in our U8 Division play 4 vs. 4 on the field with no goalkeepers. Every player gets to play at least 50% of each game. Teams usually have 8 players each and play two 20 minute halves with stoppage for substitutions at about 10 minutes of play. The volunteer coaches are also the referees. The practice location, days of week, time and length are up to the coach, but typically for this age division, the players practice twice a week for about an hour and games are on Saturdays at Curtis Field. Coaches usually start contacting players the third week of August. The season will consist of 9-10 games starting the Saturday after Labor Day.  There is often a pre-season scrimmage on the last Saturday in August at Curtis Field. 

Coaches usually start contacting players the last week of August. The season will consist of 9-10 games starting the Saturday after Labor Day.

Players in our U9 & U10 divisions play 6 vs. 6 on the field plus goalkeepers. Every player gets to play at least 50% of each game. Teams have no more than 13 players each and play two 25 minute halves with substitutions at around the 12 minute mark during an appropriate stoppage in play. 

The practice location, days of week, time and length are up to the volunteer coach, but typically for these age divisions, the players practice twice a week for about an hour and 15 minutes, and games are on Saturdays at Curtis Field. 

Coaches usually start contacting players the second week of August. The season will consist of 9-10 games starting the Saturday after Labor Day.  There is often a pre-season scrimmage on the last Saturday in August at Curtis Field. 

Our Under-12 to Under-16 teams compete in the District 2 Play Through League which is comprised of 10 soccer leagues in the South Bay. 

Teams will travel to play other leagues such as Almaden, West Valley, North Valley and Los Gatos.  All home games are played in Santa Clara.  

Every player gets to play at least 50% of each game. The practice location, days of week, time and length are up to the volunteer coach, but typically for this age division, the players practice twice a week for about an hour and a half, and games are on Saturdays. 

Coaches usually start contacting players the second week of August. The season will consist of 9-10 games starting the Saturday after Labor Day.  There is often a pre-season scrimmage on the last Saturday in August at Curtis Field.