The Santa Clara Lions FC (football club) is a competitive soccer club affiliated with the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League. The Lions FC program is designed to provide early soccer player development, an affordable competitive soccer solution, and opportunities for players to progress to the premier Santa Clara Sporting Club. Our teams compete in Cal-North and NorCal Premier soccer leagues and local soccer tournaments.
Tryout Evaluation Process
Competitive soccer teams are organized by birth year. We are holding tryouts for players with a birth year between 2004-2010 (U8 - U13).
Players are evaluated and selected by our coaching staff for SC Lions FC Teams at these open-tryouts.
Our coaching staff will be on-hand to assess players in attendance according to the following criteria:
Upon the completion of tryouts, our staff will prepare a final list of players, with team assignment. A SC Lions staff member will contact each candidate’s family within 7 days of the completion of the final tryout. Notifications will be made regardless of whether or not your player will be offered a place on a team. Please ensure you attend the tryout on January 7th.
The Santa Clara Lions FC program requires an annual commitment, teams will play both a spring and fall season. Teams will be formed based upon ability and during the year players will be evaluated to ensure they are playing at the appropriate level for their own personal development.
Santa Clara Lions FC players will be challenged to develop their skills based upon age appropriate criteria. Our staff will use a dynamic, evolving coaching methodology with a focus on fundamentals (passing, receiving, dribbling) and age-appropriate training, including fitness, strength & flexibility, and nutrition. Each team will have a volunteer head coach who will work alongside a paid professional trainer to provide seasonal training sessions and deliver appropriate curriculum content to the players. Santa Clara Lions FC will provide ongoing education and evaluations for all its staff to ensure high coaching standards are met.
The Santa Clara Lions calendar will generally run as follows:
The Practice schedule will be released after teams are selected and all practices and home games will take place on Santa Clara fields. Away games and tournaments will take place in surrounding Bay Area towns.
Program Fees for Santa Clara Lions FC Teams
The projected annual SC Lions program fees for 2017 are approximately $1,000 per player and are inclusive of the following:
Fees are split into two categories, Club fees and Training fees.
|Due Date||Club Fees||Training Fees||Total|
|Feb. 28th||$175||$200||$375 Click to Pay|
|June 10th||$175||$250||$425 Click to Pay|
Additional Fees and Optional Costs for all Players
All Santa Clara Lions FC players and teams (new and returning) are required to purchase the new Puma uniforms for the 2017 Spring Season. The uniform cost is approximately $120 and will last approximately two years depending upon how fast your child grows.
Additional Team Training, Individual or Small Group Training Sessions
These sessions can help accelerate player development and are available for additional fees. Please contact us for more details.
We do not want to leave any child behind that has both a strong desire to play competitive soccer, and is also a student with a 2.0 GPA.
Santa Clara Lions FC Contacts
Gabe Foo, SCYSL Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org