The Santa Clara Lions FC Competitive Soccer Program is hosting a Player ID Camp during the week of June 5th-9th. There are five Lions FC Teams looking to add players to the exitsing teams.
Player ID Camp Dates | Location Curtis Field, 890 Pomeroy Ave, Santa Clara
|2009 Birth Year/Boys and Girls|
|2007 & 2008 Birth Year/Boys and Girls|
|2007 & 2008 Birth Year/Boys and Girls||
About Santa Clara Lions FC
Updated July 3, 2017
Registration for the 2017 Fall Recreational Soccer Season is now open. Click here to register.
Walk-Up Registration at 3461 Tracy Drive, Santa Clara 95051
2017 Fall Recreational Soccer Program (Sept.-Nov) - Click Here to Register (Extended until July 15th)
The Fall program starts at the end of August and runs through the first week of November. All games are played in Santa Clara, except the older U12-U14 Teams may compete in the West Valley Play-Through League (requires some local travel). Teams are formed by gender/age group and teams play between 8-10 games during the season.
2018 Spring Recreational Soccer Progeam (March-May 2018) - Click Here to Register (Register Before Nov. 30th and Save $25)
The Spring program utilizes small-sided game formats in our U6/U8/U10 and U12 age groups to maximize skill development. There is one practuce a week and one "game day" on Saturday. Teams are not formed in the Spring, instead we focus on training and soccer games to develop skills.
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...
Join us in March for the SCYSL/Whole Foods Market Student Athlete and Jonathan Manzo Chavez Spirit Awards. Click here for more details
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...
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...
September 1, 2016
Whole Foods Market is proud to be the official food and nutrition partner of the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League! They will be providing SCYSL families with food and nutrition tips,...
August 20, 2016
Hosting an UK International Soccer Camps UK International Soccer Coach is a truly rewarding and enjoyable experience as well as being somewhat of a cultural exchange. The similarities and differences of our language, combined with the love of soccer ensures a memorable week and long lasting friendships for everyone.
We invite all families to join in our ‘Host a Coach’ program. It has been a huge success over the years and we would like all our coaches to experience and appreciate the real American lifestyle. American families also get the opportunity to have a cultural and sporting exchange by learning about the British & European way of life.
For More Information Go To Our Webpage At: http://hostacoach.uksoccer.com
Kiran Patel, 510-365-1610, email@example.com
The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League has partnered with the Santa Clara Unified School District in an effort to begin restoring soccer fields in Santa Clara. Cabrillo Middle School and Curtis Field were identified last Spring and an aggressive turf management strategy was put into place. The soccer league paid to reseed and fertilize the fields, and Peter Auth from the SCUSD Maintenance Team rejuvinated the turf into high-quality soccer fields. The fields are mowed 2-3 days a week and the results are nothing but amazing.
Unfortunately, somebody tore-up the large field at Curtis by spinning donuts on the large soccer field, so we are looking into the possibility of fencing Curtis Field to prevent future vandalism. Sutter Middle School and Wilson Middle School are earmarked for repairs next. Wilson Field is closed for practice and games until further notice due to its current poor conditions.
We also met with the Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department, PAL and the Santa Clara Cricket Group to formalize a field sharing schedule with the goal to prevent overuse and damage to the fields.
Updated August 20, 2016
To All Competitive teams,
Welcome to another fall season. We look forward to watching you and your teams compete in the coming months. Many of you are seeing certain...
In compliance with the new US Soccer format changes:
|Age Group||Format||No. of Players Per Team||No. of Players Allowed||Ball Heading Regulation|
|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.|
Pleasanton, Ca. (May 13, 2016)— As previously announced, Cal North and US Youth Soccer will be implementing the U.S. Soccer Federation’s birth year registration mandates in 2016. This means that beginning Aug. 1, 2016 all regional and national US Youth Soccer competitions, including all levels of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, US Youth Soccer National League, US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup will be based on age group cut-offs of January 1 for each age group. Due to additional interpretative changes by U.S. Soccer since this announcement in how competition age groups are labeled, US Youth Soccer and other sanctioning bodies are now clarifying the age group structures for the 2016-2017 season.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2016, US Youth Soccer and Cal North will be using the following birth year “labels” for competition, based upon the season in which competition ends. For example:
With the exception of the Under-19/20s, the age group “label” will be determined by subtracting the year in which the players participating in the competition were born from the year in which competition ends. The change to birth year age groups and to the “labels” for naming each age group have been made by U.S. Soccer. You may view the U.S. Soccer matrix here, please note the definition for US Youth Soccer Under-19/20s competitions above.
May 10, 2016 - Tuesday night was a joyous celebration at the Santa Clara City Council when Mayor Lisa Gilmor and the six Santa Clara Council Members recognized Brian Field and five Santa Clara...
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...
March 15, 2016
The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League held their annual AGM Meeting on Tuesday, March 15th and elected new executive officers, and welcomed new volunteer board members. Steve Robertson was voted in as the new 2016-17 league president, Gabe Foo was elected as the Vice President, Audren Cashman was elected Secretary and Martyn Webster continues as the Treasurer.
The league would like to express our gratitude to Tino Silva who served as the league's president last year, and successfully guided the league through an extremely challenging time when we had to battle the City of Santa Clara, the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL to protect the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park.
We want to thank and recognize: Elise Mello, Kerry Washington, Dan Sequiera and Dave Stiver all volunteered to join the Board in various key positions.
2016-17 SCYSL Executive Officers:
Newly appointed Board of Director Members:
Please Read and Sign the Petition to Stop the NFL from Destroying the Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park. Then Join Us on Tuesday, December 8th at the Santa Clara City Council Meeting to Show Your Support!
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...
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...
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.
|Competitive Games||25 mins||30 mins||35 mins||40 mins||45mins|