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Real Santa Clara 03B Team Crowned 2014 SASC Medina Fall Classic Champions

The Real Santa Clara 03 Boys Team played in the 2014 SASC Medina Fall Classic in the U11 age group on September 27-28 in Sunnyvale...


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Santa Clara Olympic 04 Boys Team Win Medina Cup
Team Holding Tryouts for More Players

The Santa Clara Olympic '04 Boys Team won the Medina Cup U10 Boys Championship in Sunnyvale on Sept 27-28. The team won their first two game to qualify into the semifinals where they beat the Sunnyvale Team 3-1...


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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...


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2014 Fall Season Registration Open
Register Online extended through June 30
August 2014 Referee Class - Register Now!
Make Some Extra Money This Summer

SCYSL will be hosting a Grade 8 Referee Licensing Clinic on the below dates during August, 2014 at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. The registration cost is $25 (payable online and refunded after you pass the test and referee five SCYSL games during the Fall season) in class fees, and $45 for USSF registration. This $45 covers your annual registration with the USSF and includes 2014 as well as 2015.  If you do not pass the exam at the end of the class, this amount will be returned to you.


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Let's Bring the Half-Time Orange Back!

For many, many years the orange was closely associated with the half-time eating habit of all soccer players at all levels of the game, unfortunately this is no longer the case. In recent years, the orange has widely been...


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Santa Clara Sporting Girls Program Tryouts - May 31/June 1

The Santa Clara Sporting Club will be holding tryouts for it U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13 and U14 Competitive Soccer Girls Teams on Sunday June 1st, 2014, at Curtis Field in Santa Clara...


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6 Sporting Teams Crowned Cal-North State Cup Champs

Six Santa Clara Sporting Teams were crowned 2013-14 Cal-North State Cup Champions this year! Five Santa Clara Sporting Teams in the U14-U18 age groups traveled to Modesto last weekend to compete in the 2013-14 Cal-North State Cup Finals and all five teams won their championship games. The Sporting '99 Boys Green, '98 Boys Green Team and '97 Girls White Team all won their second consecutive State Cup titles, and the '95 Boys Green shattered the record books winning their sixth consecutive State Cup Championship! All the U14-U18 teams qualify to compete in the Far West Regional Tournament (Region IV) from June 16-24th in New Mexico. The Santa Clara Sporting 03b White Team (U10) won their first Cal-North State Cup title earlier this Spring.

 


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El Camino Hospital Honors Santa Clara Sporting & Goals for a Cure

April 9, 2014

The El Camino Hospital Board of Directos honored the Santa Clara Sporting Club and Goals for a Cure on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 with a special Recognition of Service to the Community...


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SF 49ers Break Promise to Build New Soccer Fields - Soccer Parents Need to Speak-Up

March 23, 2014

Parents,

The Santa Clara City Council is meeting on Tuesday 3/25 at Santa Clara City Hall  1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara at 7pm to discuss building additional soccer fields in Santa Clara to offset the fields lost at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park on Sundays due to 49er game day congestion.  We are overjoyed that these new fields are being considered, sceptical that they can be completed by early August when they would be needed, and disappointed in the fact that the City is footing the bill for these fields rather than the 49ers (regardless of which fund the City money comes out of). 

If you read the letter from Jed York, Owner of the 49ers dated January 10, 2012, it is clear that he promised "to underwrite several regulation-sized additional fields" for use "during NFL game days."  There is no mention of a contingency for underwriting these fields in exchange for being allowed to use the SCYSP parking lot on game days (which the 49ers now claim is the holdup).  If he is to be held to his word, then why is the City (which means footing the bill for these fields?

We would like to ask anyone who has an interest in youth soccer in Santa Clara to attend the meeting and support our hope of swaying the Council's thinking on this matter.  Children in soccer uniforms would send a great message to the City Council that these youngsters are the ones who are actually being displaced on game days, and we want our children to see that authority figures who make promises in order to sway public influence in their favor can't simply renege on these promises once the election is over and they have what they desire.  If you are unable to attend this meeting, you can still show your support be emailing the City Council at Mayorandcouncil@santaclaraca.gov or sending mail to Mayor and Council 1500 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050.

Matt Heintz, SCYSL President and Santa Clara Sporting 97B Green Team Manager

 

Goals for a Cure Donates $30,000 to El Camino Hospital - Over $155,000 Raised Since 2008

The Santa Clara Sporting 98B Black Team once again dominated the Goals for a Cure fundraising efforts for the third consecutive year, and presented El Camino Hospital with a...


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18 Sporting Players Recruited to Collegiate Soccer Programs in 2014

Santa Clara Sporting is proud to announce and congradulate the graduting class of 2014 student-athlete soccer players that are recruited to play collegiate soccer. Thirteen players were recruited from the Santa Clara Sporting 95B Green Team coached


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Register for Scholar Athlete Awards - Deadline March 28th

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League will host our annual Scholar Athlete Award Ceremony and the Jonathan Manzo Chavez Spirit Awards at 7pm on April 7th at the Santa Clara Sporting club house located at 282 Brokaw Road in Santa Clara. The Scholar Athlete Award Ceremony recognizes the academic excellence...


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SCYSL Looking for New 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:

  • U12+ Age Group Coordinator - this person manages the U12+ boys and girls cross-league 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).
  • Treasurer/SCYSL executive position - provide monthly financial reports to the Board. Accounting experience is preferred for this position, but not required as we have a bookkeeper. 
  • Website/Marketing Coordinator - this person will manage the league's website and communications. Manage monthly updates to the website and send email communications to the SCYSL membership.  Familiarity to the Constant Contact email solution and Demosphere (website content management) system are preferred, but not required as long as you are comfortable with blogging and photo editing.

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

Santa Clara Hot Rods Win U9 Boys Copper Division at District II Fall Cup

December 2, 2013

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Hot Rods U9 competitive soccer team for winning the Copper Division at the 2013 District II Fall Cup on November 10th. The boys won four games over the two-days of competition starting on Saturday, November 9th. The Hot Rods tied their first game 1-1 against the Pajaro Valley PV United 04B White Team, then defeated the Scotts Valley SVSLV Knights 04B Team with a convincing 3-1 score. On Sunday they beat the Aptos Tied 04B Team with a big 4-1 margin, then beat Pajaro Valley in a close championship game 3-2. Congrats to the players, coaches and parents.


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Santa Clara Lightning Boltz Finish 2nd at 2013 Fall District II Cup

November 24, 2013

The Santa Clara Lightning Boltz U10 Boys team placed 2nd at the 2013 Fall District II Cup in the U10 Yellow Division on November 24th. The team...


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Santa Clara Storm Win Division at 2013 Fall District II Cup

November 24, 2013

The Santa Clara Storm U10 Boys team took first place in the U10 Blue Division at the 2013 Fall District II Rec Cup Tournament on November 23rd-24th. The team competed in four games over the weekend; they won


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Santa Clara Juggernauts Place 3rd at 2013 Fall District II Cup

November 23, 2013

The Santa Clara Juggernauts U14 Boys Team competed in the 2013 District II Fall Rec Cup on November 23rd and finished in 3rd place overall. The team won their first game 2-0 over the Sunnyvale Alliance SC Panther FC Team, then tied the MHYSL Aftershocks 2-2. Congratulations to the players and Coach Wendy Amick and Ken Gosalvez.


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Santa Clara Sparks U12G Win the 2013 District II Fall Cup

Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sparks U12G team for winning the 2013 District II Fall Cup. The Sparks played in the Bronze division and did not allow a goal...


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SCYSL U5-U8 Pre-Comp Soccer Program Starts Sept 6th
FREE Soccer Training for Boys & Girls Every Friday

If you have a child that is playing U5-U8 in our Santa Clara Youth Soccer League, we want to invite your son or daughter to participate in our FREE training sessons on Fridays from 5:30pm-7pm at Curtis Field. These training sessions are for players who think they may want to play competitive soccer when they are age U9 (or U8 in the Spring of 2014)....More


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Sporting 02G White win District II Spring Cup Bronze Div

June 3, 2013

A BIG Congratulations to the Santa Clara Sporting 02G White Team for taking 1st place in the U10 2013 District II Spring Cup Bronze Division last weekend in Morgan Hill. The girls played four tough games in hot weather down at the Morgan Hill Soccer Complex. Read more...

 


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SCYSL Picture Day - September 14th

SCYSL Picture Day Information

When: Saturday, September 14th (your team schedule will be posted Sept. 9th)

Location: Curtis Field, 890 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara

Photo Day Scheduledownload and check (Updated 9/13/13) your team’s time slot. If you see an OPEN time slot, please e-mail Tom Austin at toaustin@cisco.com with your request.  Priority is given to those teams that have game conflicts.  Requests will be reviewed and changes communicated each night. 

Order Forms:

All SCYSL Recreational Soccer Players, and Santa Clara Sporting players (that registered for Cal-North CYSA) qualify to receive one standard photo kit (1 individual player photo and 1 team photo). Additional photos and souveniers can be ordered using the Photo Order Form.

Picture Day Order Process and Schedule

  1. Please check the schedule for your teams’ time slot.
  2. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your teams’ scheduled time, dressed in your full uniform. Click on the order form to print it. Then simply complete it, staple payment, and return it with your child on Photo Day.
  3. Make-Up Picture Day is tentatively scheduled for September 22nd at Curtis Field.

Tom Austin
SCYSL Photo Coordinator
picturecoordinator@scyouthsoccer.org

Background Check Completed at Live Scan Events - July 13th, 16th, 20th

SCYSL and Santa Clara Sporting Coaches/Managers, 

There will be three opportunities this month to have the mandatory LiveScan completed for CYSA. Sunnyvale Alliance is hosting all of these events and have opened it up to adults in our league. It is very important that when you arrive...


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SCYSL Coaches/Team Manager Live Scan Background Check Event Held June 26th

Santa Clara Youth Soccer League and Santa Clara Sporting Coaches and Team Managers

ALL adult volunteers who plan to coach and/or manage a SCYSL or Santa Clara Sporting Team in 2013 are required to register in the NEW Cal-North/CYSA Live Scan system. Every coach/manager is required to obtain a new fingerprint test. Comp teams cannot be roster and receive a Cal-North GoldenRod until he/she passes the LiveScan process.

If you cannot attend this event, there will be a second one in August, but your 2013 GoldenRod cannot be issued until the coach passes the background check

  • Register Online - Login and register for the "SCYSL June 26th Live Scan" event. You will need to create an account if you have not done so previously during player registration.
  • RSVP by June 17th - when you register online.
  • Date: Wednesday, June 26th
  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Santa Clara Sporting Club house, 282 Brokaw Road, Santa Clara 95050 Google map
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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Santa Clara Sporting Teams Win 8 Cal-North State Cup Championships!
2 teams were Finalists - Sporting Placed 10 Teams on the Podium

May 6, 2013

The Santa Clara Sporting club set a new record with 8 teams winning the 2013 Cal-North State Cup Championship this year. No club has ever won that many State Cup titles in one year. All eight teams quaify to compete in the 2013 Far West Regional Tournament held June 17-23 in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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Stand-up for Mariah and Support her Family

On March 23rd, 2013, the Central Valley Magic U12 Girl’s competitive team received word that their goalkeeper for the past 5 seasons, Maria Serratos, had been hospitalized and would not be playing in their game that day. Mariah was admitted to Valley Medical Center due to numbness and lack of strength in her legs. The following day she was transported to...


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Carden Field Closed Until Further Notice

August 27, 2012

Carden Field is temporarily closed because of construction,  the City of Santa Clara hasn't given SCYSL a completion date (hopefully soon).  No one is allowed to use this field until we get the permit.  We will let everyone know when the field is open again.  If our teams are seen using the field during this time, the principal is going to seek that we are not allowed there even after construction is complete.  DO NOT USE THIS FIELD.

When you use any school (Carden and Westwood are ones that we always get complaints about), you are not allowed to use the bathrooms or go into any school building.  Your players cannot use the playground if the school has an aftercare program going on at the same time.  This would typically involve practices before 5pm.  Coaches need to be sure the parents and grandparents know these rules because you may be running practice, and when you are working with the team, the siblings may end-up where we don't want them.  This is another reason why the schools are threatening to kick-us out of Carden.

USSF Entry Grade 8 Referee Course Offered July 15th-30th

Updated 6/26/2013

SCYSL is offering a Grade 8 referee course this summer. The class will meet at the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park at 5409 Centennial Boulevard on the following dates:


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2014 Fall Season Registration Open
Register Online extended through June 30

2014-15 SCYSL Soccer Registration

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League provides both Online Registration and Walk-up Registration for:

  • 2014 Recreational Soccer for Boys and Girls from ages Under 5 to Under 16
  • 2014-15 Cal-North (CYSA) Registration for Santa Clara Youth and Santa Clara Sporting Competitive Players (boys and girls) from ages U8-U18
  • SCYSL Top Soccer Program
  • Adult Volunteers (Coaches and Team Managers) - completion and approval of a Background Check is mandatory before a coaching license can be issued.

Online Registration Instructions - Cal-North changed their online registration system again, so EVERYONE must create a NEW account.

1) Follow the steps below to Create a New Account.
2) If your son/daughter was registered last year in Cal-North/CYSA, the system will recognize your family members after an account has been created and take you through the registration process.
3) The SCYSL Parent Code of Conduct is now an electronic document to read and agree prior to completing registration. You have the option to print that document.
4) The Cal-North/CYSA Medical Release 1601 Form is a now an electronic document to read and agree prior to completing registration.
5) The "Out of County" registration fee selection = Non-Santa Clara residents.

6) "Playing-Up" - if you would like to request for your child to "play-up" an age group, please submit your request during the registration process. If you child is born between August 1-December 1, and not held back in school, your child will need to "Play-up" 1 year in age to play with classmates who are born before Aug 1st of the same year.
7) "Buddy Request" - complete the buddy request form during registration to submit a request for your child to play on a soccer team with a specific player/adult.
8) New Player Registration Requirement - If your son/daughter is playing in the U11 and older age group, and registering to play in the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League or a Santa Clara Sporting Team for the first time, you are required to finish the two items below to complete registration.

a) upload a player photo (head shot without hat or sunglasses, and file size less then 2MB)
b) upload a copy of your child's birth certificate to complete registration.
* You may go back and complete these steps if you created an account but did not finish registration.

Step 1 - click the "Registration" button to get started.

Step 2 - Click the "Create New Account" button to create a new Affinity Network registration account. Then follow the simple steps to register one or many members of your household. You can always return later to register another player or adult by logging into your account.

Register at Walk-up Registration
Walk-up Registration Location: Maywood Park Building, 3300 Prunridge Avenue, Santa Clara, 95055
- Saturday, May 24th from 4pm-7pm
- Saturday, June 7th from 1pm-4pm
- Download Registration Flyer if you are not using Online Registration

A parent or guardian MUST attend one of these registration dates. It is not necessary for the player to attend. There will be NO DROP-OFF OR MAIL-IN REGISTRATION!

WHAT TO BRING
NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION:
1. COPY of player’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE or PASSPORT (we will keep this copy). This copy must be the official recorded document. Hospital and Baptismal certificates ARE NOT acceptable. Birth certificate not required for coaches. Only returning players within the past three years may forego submitting a birth certificate. However, one may be requested later if the Registrar cannot verify the information.

2. Current PHOTO to be used for player passes. PHOTO HEADSHOT MUST BE APPROXIMATELY 1 inch x 1.5 inches! Larger photos, Polaroid, poor quality printed, or any previously laminated pictures will be rejected. The player must NOT be wearing any type of hat, scarf or sunglasses. Only players in our U10 and younger groups may forgo submitting a picture.

3. FEES: Fees for recreational players include: Registration, uniform shirt, shorts and socks, trophy and picture package. Any registration completed after June 9th will be assessed a $20 late fee. Also, a $40.00 refundable Volunteer Participation Fee will be collected from each family. Persons submitting a coach’s application at the time of registration are exempt from this volunteer fee. See our web page for further details and volunteer opportunities.

 
Age Groups
 
Fees for Santa Clara Residents
 
All Other Players
 
Volunteer Fee Per Family
Under 5 & 6
$70.00
$90.00
$40
Under 7 & up
$100.00
$120.00

Refer to the Age Group Chart if you are unsure which age group to register your child.

New Player Registration Requirement
If your son/daughter is Under 12 and registering to play in the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League or for a Santa Clara Sporting Team for the first time, you are required to upload a copy of your child's birth certificate to complete registration.

Save $40 and Volunteer in the League
The league is looking for some volunteers to work at the Walk-Up Registration Events. By working just one of the 4-hour shifts your $40 Volunteer Participation Program (VPP) fee will be waived. If you are interested or would like to forward this to any friends please let me know. Volunteers are needed to arrive 45 minutes prior for training, and 15 minutes after for stragglers and to help clean-up. Let me know which date works for you if you plan to volunteer.

Thanks!
Wendy Amick
SCYSL Registrar registrar@scyouthsoccer.org


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