2016 Fall Recreational Soccer Registration
Registration Ends June 30th

SCYSL Recreational Soccer Registration

The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League promote a respect for the game of soccer through fair play and sportsmanship, and offer a recreational and competitive soccer program for boys and girls from ages Under-5 through Under-19. Players must be born by 12/31/2012 to participate.


Click Here to Register Online

Registration Deadline: June 30th

SCYSL Offers:

  • Fall Soccer Program (runs from late August through the first weekend in November).
  • Player Development to improve soccer skills
  • Coaching Programs for volunteer coaches
  • Financial Assistance Available by request

Recreational Soccer Age Groups:

SCYSL Registration Contact: Wendy Amick, SCYSL Registrar registrar@scyouthsoccer.org

Registration Fees

Age Groups Fees for Santa Clara Residents All Other Players Volunteer Fee Per Family
Under 5-6 $80 $125 $40
U7-U19 $110 $155 $40
  • "Out of Country" fee = Non-City of Santa Clara residents
  • The $40 Volunteer Participation Fee (VPP) is charged once per family (as long as you register multiple children at the same time). You can earn the $40 VPP back during the year by volunteering time to help-out our league. Volunteer opportunities include helping coordinate registration during our picture day event, helping mark soccer fields, clean-out the storage shed and other opportunities. Click here here to learn more details.
  • Fees for recreational players include the following: player registration, uniform, shorts and socks, trophy and picture package.

What You Need for Registration

Online Registration Register at Maywood Park, May 14th
  • Upload copy of birth certificate (PDF)
  • Upload copy of player headshot photo (JPEG format)
  • Payment by credit card or check (registration not complete until check clears)
  • Bring birth certificate (PDF)
  • Bring player headshot photo
  • Payment by check (registration not complete until check clears)



  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 five 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.

2016-17 Season Age Chart

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 U14 age group for the 2016-17 season.  

Also note that the format “U followed by age” really means that age and younger. For example, U8 should be read as 8 and younger.

There is another very important component to understand about this chart. To avoid players aging out of an age group during a season, the new top age group for youth competitions is U19. This change aligns with the birth year standard and makes sure that players are not eliminated from participating during the second half of a season. In short, all the existing U18 leagues should become U19 in the 2016-17 season and this change should cascade down the age groups (Ex: U17 becomes U18, U16 becomes U17, etc.).

Use this chart to determine the appropriate age group for your player for the 2016-2017 season. 

Requesting to Play-Up in Age - If you would like your child to play-up one age group you must make the request during the registration process.

98's U19 1/1/1998 through 12/31/1998
99's U18 1/1/1999 through 12/31/1999
00's U17 1/1/2000 through 12/31/2000
01's U16 1/1/2001 through 12/31/2001
02's U15 1/1/2002 through 12/31/2002
03's U14 1/1/2003 through 12/31/2003
04's U13 1/1/2004 through 12/31/2004
05's U12 1/1/2005 through 12/31/2005
06's U11 1/1/2006 through 12/31/2006
07's U10 1/1/2007 through 12/31/2007
08's U9 1/1/2008 through 12/31/2008
09's U8 1/1/2009 through 12/31/2009
10's U7 1/1/2010 through 12/31/2010
11's U6 1/1/2011 through 12/31/2011
12's U5 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2012




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