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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...

Santa Clara Sporting 02 Boys Green Team Win 2015 Cal-North State Cup

The Santa Clara Sporting 02 Boys Green Team won the Under-12 2015 Cal-North State Cup Championship on March 14th after defeating the NorthBay Briceno Lions 4-0. The team went undefeated in five games to win the Championship Cup and earned a berth to compete in the Far West Regional Tournament held in Boise, Idaho this June...

Santa Clara Sporting Donates $40,000 to El Camino Hospital from their 2014 Goals for a Cure Fundraising

March 24, 2015

The Santa Clara Sporting Club donated $40,000 to the El Camino Hospital through their 2014 Goals for a Cure Fundraising Campaign. Santa Clara Sporting has now raised over $197,000 since 2008, and donated 100% of the funds to the El Camino Hospital to fight breast cancer...

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.

Soccer vs. Baseball Field Spring Access Reminder

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 aprince888@gmail.com or text (215) 327-6359 or Coach Amsalu eamsalu@yahoo.com 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...

SCYSL Looking for New 2015 Board Members

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League is searching for new Board of Directors members for the up-coming season. The SCYSL relies on volunteer board members to help manage and run the league. Please take a moment and see if you are able to step forward to help the children in our league.  As a volunteer run organization, we rely on our members to make this league great!

Available Positions:

  • U6 Age Group Coordinator - this person manages the U6 boys and girls Recreational Teams. After players register for the up-coming season, this age group coordinator will form teams and place players on teams. He/she will work with team coaches/managers to place uniform and equipment orders, then distribute team gear. The coordinator will also work with other leagues to schedule games, then distribute awards at the end of the soccer season. The bulk of the work happens between August-November, and the remainder of the year it's pretty quiet.
  • Photo Coordinator - this person manages the relationship between our league and the professional photographer partner that takes our annual photographs in September. This person will work with our photographer vendor to schedule and coordinate the league's photosession day held once a year.  You will coordinate with our age group coordinators to distribute the photos after they arrive.
  • Volunteer Coordinator  - this person will coordinate parent volunteers. Work with our marketing/webmaster to promote available volunteer jobs, schedule parent volunteers and assist them in the collection of their Volunteer Participation Program (VPP) refund. All the VPP forms and instructions are available online but some parents may have a few questions. The main volunteer opportunities take place in May (Fall season registration), and in August-September (field prep and photo day).

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Tino Silva, SCYSL President at president@scyouthsoccer.org

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...


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