Pleasanton, Ca. (May 13, 2016)— As previously announced, Cal North and US Youth Soccer will be implementing the U.S. Soccer Federation’s birth year registration mandates in 2016. This means that beginning Aug. 1, 2016 all regional and national US Youth Soccer competitions, including all levels of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, US Youth Soccer National League, US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup will be based on age group cut-offs of January 1 for each age group. Due to additional interpretative changes by U.S. Soccer since this announcement in how competition age groups are labeled, US Youth Soccer and other sanctioning bodies are now clarifying the age group structures for the 2016-2017 season.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, US Youth Soccer and Cal North will be using the following birth year “labels” for competition, based upon the season in which competition ends. For example:
Players born from August 1, 1997 – December 31, 1998 will be labeled as Under-19/20s.
Players born from January 1, 1999 – December 31, 1999 will be labeled as Under-18s.
Players born from January 1, 2000 – December 31, 2000 will be labeled as Under-17s.
Players born from January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2001 will be labeled as Under-16s.
Players born from January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2002 will be labeled as Under-15s.
Players born from January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2003 will be labeled as Under-14s.
Players born from January 1, 2004 – December 31, 2004 will be labeled as Under-13s.
With the exception of the Under-19/20s, the age group “label” will be determined by subtracting the year in which the players participating in the competition were born from the year in which competition ends. The change to birth year age groups and to the “labels” for naming each age group have been made by U.S. Soccer. You may view the U.S. Soccer matrix here, please note the definition for US Youth Soccer Under-19/20s competitions above.
Santa Clara City Council Awards Brian Field & 5 Santa Clara Sporting Champions
May 10, 2016 - Tuesday night was a joyous celebration at the Santa Clara City Council when Mayor Lisa Gilmor and the six Santa Clara Council Members recognized Brian Field and five Santa Clara Sporting Teams for their soccer accomplishments...
Referee Class Offered from May 18th - June 2nd at Soccer Park
An entry-level (Grade 8) referee course is being offered at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park next month. Please see the detailed information on class times and dates below. We encourage both adults and kids to take the class -- we normally ask that children be 12 before taking the class, but basically, anybody who has the ability to pay attention during the 18-hours of classroom instruction and successfully pass the test can get his or her referee license through this class.
Fees: The fees are 45$ for USSF and 35$ for the class. Each student will receive free one year membership for San Jose Soccer Referee Association.
Futsal Soccer (indoor soccer) is a fun and fast style of soccer played on a rubber basketball court with small goals. Futsal soccer is a great form of soccer to improve technical footskills and a ton of fun. City Beach Volleyball is located at 2911 Mead Avenue in Santa Clara.
Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm, 3pm, or 6 pm. More slots will be added as needed to accommodate more players.
June 6th-June 27th
July 6th-July 27th
1 hour length with a 25 min. training portion. And a 25 min. scrimmage game portion, with a 5 min. break in between.
Players can move up or down an age group depending on skill level.
$77 Per Player,
Or Sign-up for both sessions and pay just $67
Offered on Saturdays at 8am or 10am
June 11th-July 2nd
July 9th-July 30th
1 ½ hours with 10 min. conditioning session, 30 min. training session, 10 min fun and break time, followed with 25 scrimmage game, 10 min cool down , 5 min. question and answer for kids to get more information on health, fitness, and athletics
Players can move up or down an age group depending on skill level.
$79 Per Player
Register for the SCYSL Spring Break Soccer Camp, April 11th-15th
Recreational & Competitive Soccer Camps Run by Premier Soccer Coaching
Sharpen-up your soccer skills and have some fun at the SCYSL Soccer Spring Break Camp during the week of April 11th-15th. There is a Recreational Soccer Camp and a Competitive Soccer Camp run by Premier Soccer Coaching. Get a 15% Discount when you bring a friend who has not played in the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League.
2016-17 SCYSL Board Vote in New Executive Officers
March 15, 2016
The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League held their annual AGM Meeting on Tuesday, March 15th and elected new executive officers, and welcomed new volunteer board members. Steve Robertson was voted in as the new 2016-17 league president, Gabe Foo was elected as the Vice President, Audren Cashman was elected Secretary and Martyn Webster continues as the Treasurer.
The league would like to express our gratitude to Tino Silva who served as the league's president last year, and successfully guided the league through an extremely challenging time when we had to battle the City of Santa Clara, the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL to protect the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park.
We want to thank and recognize: Elise Mello, Kerry Washington, Dan Sequiera and Dave Stiver all volunteered to join the Board in various key positions.
2016-17 SCYSL Executive Officers:
President | Steve Robertson
Vice President | Gabe Foo
Secretary | Audren Cashman
Treasurer | Martyn Webster
Newly appointed Board of Director Members:
Elise Mello | U6 Age Group Coordinator
Kerry Washington | U8 Age Group Coordinator
Dan Sequeira | Equipment Coordinator
Dave Stiver | Awards Coordinator
Superior Court Sets Hearing to Review Arguments to Prevent Destruction of Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park
Santa Clara, CA., Thursday, December 31, 2015 – The Superior Court of California Judge Joseph Huber today set a hearing to review the city of Santa Clara’s and the NFL’s effort to take over the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park on Monday, January 4, to build a media village for Super Bowl 50.
US Soccer Mandates Changes to Improve Youth Development Standards
August 24, 2015 - In another step towards improving long-term player development in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Federation is phasing in new mandatory standards related to small-sided games and birth-year registration.
These coaching initiatives, which will be mandated to apply to all U.S. Soccer members by August 2017, include age groups based on birth-year registration (from January 1 to December 31) consistent with international standards. Simultaneously, U.S. Soccer will also mandate new small-sided and field size standards for U-6 through U-12 age groups.
Click here for the official U.S. Soccer Federation announcement and presentation. NorCal has been working
SCYSL is working with Cal-North and NorCal Premier League Officials to better understand details and the timeline of the proposed changes. Stay tuned for more information.
Santa Clara Sporting & Santa Clara Youth Soccer League Partner with College Fit Finder
May 28, 2015 - The Santa Clara Sporting Club and the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League announced a partnership to provide their U13-U18 soccer players with complimentary access to the College Fit Finder recruting tool. Nearly 200 student athletes have been recruited in the last few years. The College Fit Finder system provides academic information on colleges and universities (majors offered, location, tuition/living exp. costs, incoming freshmen GPA & SAT scores), and soccer program details (coach contacts and program details for for all D1, D2, D3, NIAA programs in the US).
Recently, the San Francisco 49ers created a smoking area next to the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park just across the street from Levi's Stadium. People joked that they were trying to smoke out the kids to make room for VIP game-day parking...
Join Us for the SCYSL Scholar Athlete & the Jonathan Manzo Chavez Spirit Awards on April 15th!
March 24, 2014
Register and join us at the 2014-15 SCYSL Scholar Athlete Awards Ceremony hosted on April 15th at the Santa Clara Sporting Bingo Hall. 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...
Premier Soccer Coaching Hosts Spring Break Camp - April 13th-17th
Premier Soccer Coaching will be hosting a Spring Break Soccer Camp from April 13th to 17th at Curtis Field (890 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara). They are offering a Half-Day Camp option which runs from 9am-12pm, and also a Full-Day option which runs from 9am-3pm (Monday to Friday). As always, the camp is open to players of all ages. They normally get players aged between 4 and 16 sign-up for each camp.
Please remember that soccer is a Secondary Permit Sport in the City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreational Department during the Spring Season. This means that youth baseball teams and games have first rights to fields. Soccer becomes a First Permit Sport during the Fall....
Santa Clara Arsenal U9 Boys Competitive Team Tryout
Santa Clara Arsenal U9 Boys Competitive Team is Holding Tryouts January 31st and February 7th at Sutter Field.
The Santa Clara Arsenal are hosting tryouts Saturday January 31st and Feb 7th from 4 pm-5:15 pm at Sutter Elementary School Field. They are looking to add a few players to their roster for the CCSL Spring season. If your son is interested please contact either team manager Adam Prince email@example.com or text (215) 327-6359 or Coach Amsalu firstname.lastname@example.org or text (408) 508-1524 to let them know if you are attending. Players should bring water, shin guards, and wear cleats and appropriate soccer gear.
Santa Clara United & Santa Clara Landsharks U12 Girls Teams Holding Tryouts
New Girls U12 Competitive Soccer Teams
There are two Santa Clara Under-12 Competitive Girls Teams looking for players and holding tryouts. Both teams will play U13 in the 2015 Fall Season starting August 1st. Read More...
Donate to Goals-for-A-Cure & Save Lives in Santa Clara County
Playing for a Cause
Santa Clara Sporting Club and Matteo Studios launched Goals-for-a-Cure during the month of October 2008, to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. All Santa Clara Sporting Teams participate in a Goal-A-Thon Fundraiser during the month of October, and the club raised over $155,000 to fight breast cancer between 2008-2013. The funds raised...
Respect the Game - The Consequences of Negative Parents
The recent death of Salt Lake City, Utah, soccer referee Ricardo Portillo makes me incredibly sad. There isn't a game on earth that is worth someone's life. I read that his family says the parents of the 17-year-old keeper who hit him in the head should bear...
Referee Rates Aligned to NEW 2016 US Soccer Playing Format
The following referee pay rates are used for all Santa Clara Youth Soccer and Santa Clara Sporting Competitive league and scrimmage games. This only applies to games where the home team pays the referee cash after the game (NorCal Premier games, scrimmages, etc).
The referee pay rate is tied to the game length. Center Referee rates are staying the same, and AR rates now match the length of the halves, i.e., 40 min halves equal $40 rate.
Spring Game Length Options - Teams can mutually agree to play a longer game duration (play-up a maximum of 1 age group), but must pay the referees the increased pay rate. For example, a U11 (9 v 9) game can be played at U12 (11 v 11) game format as long as the officials are paid the U12 referee pay rate. Please remind coaches/managers before the game.