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Join SCYSL's Path to College Workshop by Avalon College Advising - March 13th
Learn about the path to higher education

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League has partnered with Avalon College Advising to provide Santa Clara Youth Soccer and Santa Clara Sporting high school aged student athletes (grades 9-12) with a free workshop to learn about the path to higher education. Our goal is to support our student athletes who aspires to attend college. Get more information....

Register for SCYSL's New Spring Soccer Program
Boys/Girls U6-U10 Age Groups, March 13th-June 4th

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League is launching a Spring Soccer Program this season designed to provide a fun enviroment focused on player skill development by professional coaches.  Read more details....

SCYSL/Whole Foods Market Scholar Athlete & Jonathan Manzo Chavez Spirit Awards

Join us in March for the SCYSL/Whole Foods Market Student Athlete and Jonathan Manzo Chavez Spirit Awards. Click here for more details

2017 Referee Pay Rates

Updated Feb 2017

The following referee pay rates are used for all Santa Clara Youth Soccer (competitive and recreational) and all 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).

Competitve game rates are no longer on age, but duration of game.  Recreational game rates are still based on age. 

Recreational Games U8 U9/U10 U11/U12 U13/U14 U15/U16 U17+
Center Referee $30 $30 $35 $40 $45 $50
Assistant Referee N/A $25 $30 $35 $40 $45
Competitive Games 25 mins 30 mins 35 mins 40 mins 45mins
Center Referee $40 $45 $50 $55 $60
Assistant Referee $30 $35 $40 $45 $50


Grade 8 Entry-Level Referee Class Offered March 13th-22nd

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. Click for more information

Instructions How to Access Soccer Park During Levi's Stadium Events

September 1, 2016

Please follow these instructions to access Soccer Park when there are events held at Levi's Stadium.

Give yourself extra time, tell your team and your opponents to expect some sort of issues, but if they follow your instructions, and not Mapquest or Google Maps, they will do fine. If they just follow their GPS systems, they will run into many issues, and get frustrated. Do everyone a big favor and contact people and give them these instructions.

Santa Clara Lions FC Competitive Soccer Tryouts Jan.28th

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League us expanding our competitive soccer program and launching the Santa Clara Lions FC Program. We are holding our second tryout on Saturday, January 28, 2017 Read more information....

New 2016-17 US Soccer Player/Game Format

August 2016

In compliance with the new US Soccer format changes:

Age Group Format No. of Players Per Team No. of Players Allowed Ball Heading Regulation
U5-U6 3v3 6 5-7 Not allowed
U7 4v4 8 7-9 Not allowed
U8 7v7 (6 field players+goalie) 10 or 11 9-12 Not allowed
U9-U10 7v7 (6 field players+goalie) 10 or 11 9-12 Not allowed
U11-U12 9v9 (8 field players+goalie) 13 12-15 Not allowed
U13-U16 11v11 16 14-18 Limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week.
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....


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