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SCYSL FAQs

1. When does the 2014 Fall Soccer Season Start and End?
Opening Day is set for Saturday, September 6th, and the season ends about the first weekend in November.

2. Where can I find a map of all the game fields at Curtis Field?
Here is an updated field map

3. When is the League Picture Day?
Picture Day is scheduled for September 13th at Curtis Field. Your team coach will have order information the first week of September.

4. My child signed-up for your Recreational Soccer Program and we would like to know when we will be contacted by our coach?
Our Volunteer Age Group Coordinators are busy recruiting coaches and forming teams. If you haven’t heard from a coach by August 24th, then it would be appropriate to inquire about the status of registration. Otherwise, please be patient as we try to kick off the season with almost 1,500 kids registered to play soccer! While we try to accommodate everyone’s requests, sometimes due to differences in ages and movement between divisions, we are unable to do so. Please understand that the goal of all is a positive soccer experience for the children.

5. I am new to soccer and need some basic information about the game
Don’t worry, and check-out our "Soccer 101" web page for the basics.

6. Where does my child’s team practice and play games?
Depending upon the age of your child, he/she will practice at a SCYSL field determined by the team coach and the league. You can find a complete list of fields and driving directions online.

7. Are there any guidelines to follow when my child’s team is practicing or playing soccer at SCYSL?
You can view our "Good Neighbor Policy" on our website, instructions how to set-up Rebounder practice goals, Game-Day Field Set-up and Tear-down instructions, and Instructions how to store goals and nets if your team is playing games at Curtis Field.

8. I volunteered to coach a team and want some coaching support and guidance
First, we would like to thank you for stepping-up to volunteer and coach your child’s soccer team at SCYSL. It’s volunteers like yourself that make this an enjoyable experience for all the kids in SCYSL.  We have an entire section on our website dedicated to providing assistance to our volunteer coaches.  All our coaching resources are in our online library, and there are some fantastic guidelines on what to teach your kids at each age group.  SCYSL has also partnered with UK International Soccer to provide mentor coaches for Recreational Coaches from U8-U10. The UK International Coaches will use the SCYSL Soccer Coaching Curriculum and provide coaching tips during a few of your team practices. 

If you are interested to enroll in some coaching course, you can find more information here, and also access the contact information for Steve Robertson/SCYSL Coaching Director

9. Where do I find information about your Soccer Referee Program?
We are very proud of our innovative Referee Program that has become a template for other soccer leagues in our District. SCYSL offers 1-2 referee courses throughout the season where you can enroll for an entry-level Grade 8 Referee License. All referees that pass the course are then required to participate in our Referee Mentor Program, which provides new referees with some real on-the-field experience before you start officiating games in our league. This successful program has been modeled by other soccer leagues because we produce so many qualified officials.  Getting a referee license is a great way to learn the game of soccer and make some extra money! 

10. My child shows an eagerness and passion for playing soccer, so what else is available?
If you child really enjoys playing soccer and shows a lot of enthusiasm and self-motivation to play, then maybe he/she should check-out a competitive soccer team.  The logical step after playing Recreational Soccer is to play Class 3 Competitive soccer. Competitive teams are structured around pure age groups, so there are many teams for boys and girls from U8-U18. We have teams in both the Santa Clara Youth League, and the Santa Clara Sporting Club. Check-out the Competitive Team Tryout page for more information. 

11. I am interested in volunteering in the league and earning back my $40 VPP fee
Visit our Volunteer page and find-out what jobs are available to work and earn-back your VPP fee. You can also download and print this VPP Form to submit your reimbursement claim.

 


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