Todd Rogers Retires From Board of Directors

Todd Rogers will retire from the SCYSL Board of Directors after serving as the Field Scheduler for more than three years. We would like to thank him for the many hours of service to the league.

Indoor Soccer Leagues in San Jose
Where to play soccer in the winter

Fall soccer season is almost over and if your kids are still interested in playing soccer during the winter, there are a few very popular programs to check-out. SCYSL does not offer indoor soccer or endorse any of these programs, but many competitive teams compete in these indoor leagues to stay fit. 

11 Sporting Players Selected to Cal-North State ODP Team

 Congratulations to the following Santa Clara Sporting players who were selected to the 2009-10 Cal-North State ODP Teams last month. These players endured a two weekend tryout in Morgan Hill and Ripon, and competed against 100-125 other players to make the selection to the State Team roster.

  • 1997 Team - Fiona Sequeira
    1996 Team - Anthony Macias and Alec Prusa
  • 1995 Team - Lyndon Gooch and Ryan Foo
  • 1994 Team - James Pierce
  • 1993 Team - Sarah Benett, Ana Maria Sola, Haley Hughes, Madison Salom and Zarette Munoz

New CYSA Coaching Policy Doubles Course Availability

CYSA District 2 has changed their soccer coaching credential policy, and coaches are now able to enroll and complete both CYSA and NSCAA courses. You can find available CYSA D2 Coaching Courses listed on the CYSA website, and NSCAA Coaching Courses on their website.

This policy pertains to ALL District 2 coaches for Division 1 (Class 1) and Division  3 (Class 3) teams.

Sporting '97 Girls Win Cal-North State Cup!
First Santa Clara Sporting Girls Team to Win in Club History

The Santa Clara Sporting ’97 Girls Green Team wrote themselves into the club’s history books today by winning the 2010 CYSA State Cup Championship, and becoming the first girls team to ever win the Cal-North title for Santa Clara Sporting!  The Sporting ’97 Girls won the U12 Girls State title with a 5-0 victory over the Modesto Ajax United Team. The girls dominated 

Join Us for 2010 Scholar Athlete Awards March 15th, 7pm

Every season, we highlight the importance of education within our soccer community, and celebrate the success of our student athletes off the field through the SCYSL Scholar Athlete Award. Improving one’s soccer game is fun and rewarding, but of more importance is the need to have a strong academic foundation. Our league

Sporting'99 Boys Green Win CYSA State Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’99 Boys Green Team for winning the 2009-10 CYSA Cal-North State Cup Championship last weekend on December 20th. The team finished the last event of the 2009 Season winning the Boys U10 CYSA State Cup in Livermoore. The team went undefeated

Santa Clara Elite Get Dirty at 2009 CYSA Founders’ Cup

Not heavy rain, nor muddy field conditions could stop the Santa Clara Elite U12 Girls Team from taking the field on December 12th and 13th to compete in the CYSA Founders’ Cup.  Santa Clara Elite, led by coaches Ernie DeFrenchi and John Teixeira went undefeated during their regular season and was the only Santa Clara Youth Soccer League Team present at Founders’ Cup.  The SC Elite Team finished third in their preliminary round. Congratulations to the players, coaches and parents!

Sporting'99 Girls Green are Finalists at CYSA State Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting ’99 Girls Green Team for finishing 2nd overall as Finalists in the Girls U10 2009-10 CYSA Cal-North State Cup Tournament last weekend on December 20th. The girls went undefeated during bracket play...

2009 SCYSL Referee of the Year Awards

Six SCYSL Referees received 2009 Referee of the Year Awards from the SJSRA on December 1, 2009. Awardees include: Jorge Valverde, Elizabeth Zigon, Carlos Hernandez, Angelica Morales-Barajas, Jackie Algas-Sasaki and John Antonicic. The awardees were presented plaques and had the opportunity to meet National Referees Philippe Dor and Peter Fletcher and FIFA referee Jennifer Bennett. Congratulations to all the SCYSL Referees!

Sporting Raises $20,000 in 2009 Goals for a Cure Campaign

The Santa Clara Sporting Club is proud to announce that the club raised $20,000 last October during their 2009 Goals-for-a-Cure Campaign. Special recognition goes out to the Santa Clara Sporting ’93 Girls White Team led by Jim Goularte and Cynthia Bates-Brown which

CYSA Approves New CAL Soccer League for 2010

March 17, 2010 - The CYSA Board of Directors announce the formation of the CYSA-CAL Soccer League (CCSL). This new state wide playing league will provide Division 1 and Division 3 teams the ability to seek higher levels of competition. This will result in improved player and team development. The league is open to all Division 1 and Division 3 soccer teams aged U9 – U19. CYSA wants to provide an environment for all levels and accommodate teams as best as we can. We realize it is important to place teams within a competitive league and this is vitally important to the integrity of the league. CYSA will offer a fall, spring and winter league to accommodate the needs of Northern California.

Depending upon their standings in the past year, Division 1 teams should apply for the State Premier, the State Gold, the Regional level, or the Gold/Silver levels of the District playing league division. Division 3 teams should apply for the Bronze or Copper levels of the District playing league division. Teams may choose to register in a Region or District Division that is different from their designated region or district. Once all applications have been received, the CYSA Cal Soccer League will make a determination as to the initial playing level for each team. 

Visit the CYSA to read FAQs or visit the CYSA website for more details about the league

FIFA & National Referee Instructors Attend SCYSL Referee Clinic

On Saturday, February 20th, SCYSL held a referee clinic at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. Over 45 referees participated in this clinic, which focused on communications, positioning, movement, and signaling for assistant referees. We were honored to have Veronica Perez, a FIFA Assistant Referee attend and provide instruction.

TIPS for Parents – How to be a Winning Parent

Youth soccer parents are often chastised by their over involvement in the children’s game.  But they’re given few guidelines on how to help their youngsters develop a healthy attitude toward sports...

April Estrella Joins SCYSL Board of Directors

April Estrella joined the SCYSL Board of Directors in March as our new Fundraising Coordinator. She has a background in fundraising from the business and non-profit world, and we are excited to have April join the team of volunteers.

Goals for a Cure Donation Ceremony

The Santa Clara Sporting Club donated $20,000 tonight to the El Camino Hospital Foundation to provide free mammograms to women who need financial support to receive breast screening exams. Lindsay Greensweig, Interim President of the El Camino Hospital Foundation attended the event to receive the check from Santa Clara Sporting.  Dr. Patricia Rogers from El Camino Hospital was also

Traveling with the Regional ODP Team in Europe
Sporting Alumni Shares Experience Playing in Europe

Santa Clara Sporting alumni, Kelsey Foo recently returned from Europe after traveling with the ’93 Region IV ODP Team. The U17 girls team was led by head coach Jerry Smith, who is also the head coach of the womens soccer program at Santa Clara University. They spent a week from February 27th to March 7th on the road playing international soccer games in Portugal and Spain, and got the chance to watch three games at the 2010 Algarve Cup. Here is a short interview with Kelsey.


Win a FREE PAIR of Soccer Cleats!

Are you ready for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer Tournament! Show us your skills and predict which teams will advance throughout the tournament, and which team will win the championship!


You could win a Free Pair of soccer cleats from All-Star Soccer!

Untangling the New CCSL Playing League - Register by June 1st

If the new CYSA Cal-Soccer League seems confusing to you, then you don't need to feel alone. Here are some new guidelines for Class 1 and Class 3 competitive teams to understand what division to request your team to play in this coming year.

Goals-for-a-Cure Covered by KGO-TV

KGO-TV Channel 7 News covered the El Camino Hospital Mammogram Marathon event and the Goals-for-a-Cure fundraiser effort by Santa Clara Sporting. Check-out the video clip.

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