SCYSL Recreational Soccer Program

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League hosts a Fall and Spring Recreational Soccer Program every year.

Fall Season Soccer Information 

Teams are formed by age and gender, and teams compete from September - November every Satruday at local Santa Clara school sites.

  • Genders: Boys and Girls
  • Ages: Under 6 (5 year olds) -through Under 16
  • Registration: April-May
  • Season: Starts the last week of August and ends the middle of November.

Spring Season Soccer Information 

The focus and format is geared towards player development, so players practice once a week and play games every Sunday from March - June at local Santa Clara school sites. Teams are NOT formed, instead, professional coaches run practices focused on technical skills and small sided games designed to maximize the number of times a soccer player touches the soccer ball. Sunday games are formatted by age and gender, and also focus on high-intensity small sided games. This the same format that competitive soccer teams use and is exceptional in developing soccer player skills and a lot of fun. 

  • Genders: Boys and Girls
  • Ages: Under 6 (5 year olds) - through Under 12
  • Registration: Cick here to Register Now
  • Season: Starts in March and ends the middle of June.

Sign-Up for Our Spring 2018 Recreational Program

For Boys and Girls 2012-2006 Birth Years

2018 Spring Recreational Soccer Program (March 12 - June 10, 2018)

For Boys and Girls U6-U12 (2011-2006 Birth Year)

Updated 12/2/2017

Click Here to Register (Register Before Nov 30th Dec and Save $25)

Our Spring Program is designed to help kids maximize their soccer skill development while having fun. The program is open for boys and girls in birth years 2012-2006. Kids participate in one weekly practice session and they play one game a week on Sundays. The program is coached and run by professional soccer coaches in our league and we do not form teams like our Fall Soccer Program. Players particiapte in training and games separated by age and gender. This format is a lof of fun and kids have more touch on the ball to increase their foot skills, passing and dribbling.

Registration Fee $160 (all residents) but get a $25 Discount if you register before Nov. 30, 2017

2018 Spring Soccer Schedule - tentative and subject to change due to weather

  • March 12 - Practices Start
  • March 25th - First Sunday Game and repeats every Sunday except where noted
  • April 15th-20th - Spring Break, No Games or Practices
  • May 27th-28th - Memorial Holiday, No Games or Practices
  • June 10th - Last Game

Tentative 2018 Schedule - all training held at Curtis Field

Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
4:00pm-5:00pm 2012 Boys & Girls 2009-2008 Girls 2012 Boys & Girls 2009-2008 Girls 2011-2010 Boys
5:15pm-6:15pm 2011-2010 Boys 2009-2008 Boys 2011-2010 Girls 2009-2008 Boys 2011-2010 Girls
6:30pm-7:30pm 2007-2006 Boys 2007-2006 Girls 2007-2006 Boys 2007-2006 Girls  

Tentative 2018 Game Schedule - all games held at Curtis Field

Time Age Group


2012 Boys & Girls
1:00pm-1:15pm 2011-2010 Boys & Girls
2:00pm-2:45pm 2009-2008 Boys & Girls
3:00pm-3:45pm 2007-2006 Boys & Girls

For more information please contact Gabe Foo,

2017-2018 US Soccer Birth Year Chart

Updated 5/19/2017

Due to recent mandates by US Soccer, all soccer clubs in the US are switching to birth year to determine what age group a player plays in.  For instance a player born in the year 2003 will play in the U15 age group for the 2017-18 season. 

99's U19 1/1/1999 through 12/31/1999
00's U18 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2000
01's U17 1/1/2001 through 12/31/2001
02's U16 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2002
03's U15 1/1/2003 through 12/31/2003
04's U14 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2004
05's U13 1/1/2005 through 12/31/2005
06's U12 1/1/2006 through 12/31/2006
07's U11 1/1/2007 through 12/31/2007
08's U10 1/1/2008 through 12/31/2008
09's U9 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2009
10's U8 1/1/2010 through 12/31/2010
11's U7 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2011
12's U6 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2012
13's U5 1/1/2013 through 12/31/2013

2017 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.

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