Santa Clara Lions FC Player ID Camp, June 5th-9th

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

Date/Time Age/Gender Fee

June 5th-9th

M-F: 5pm-6:30pm

2009 Birth Year/Boys and Girls

$40 for 5 Sessions (Rostered SC Lions FC Players)

$75 for 5 Sessions (New Players)

June 5th-9th

M-F: 6:30pm-8pm

2007 & 2008 Birth Year/Boys and Girls

$40 for 5 Sessions (Rostered SC Lions FC Players)

$75 for 5 Sessions (New Players)

June 7th



2007 & 2008 Birth Year/Boys and Girls


About Santa Clara Lions FC

  • Affordable Competitive Soccer Program
  • Jump from Recreational Soccer to Competitive with High-Caliber Coaching
  • Technical and Tactical Skills Player Development
  • Professional Soccer Training and more

Tryout Instructions

  1. Complete Tryout Waiver Form and bring signed copy (by parent) to tryout.
  2. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tryout to sign-in and submit Release Form
  3. Players are strongly encouraged to attend both tryout days
  4. Please wear shinguards and bring a white and a dark t-shirt or soccer jersey
  5. Bring water and a soccer ball

2017-18 SCYSL Recreational Soccer Program

Septeber 6, 2017

2017 Fall Recreational Soccer Program (Sept.-Nov) - Closed

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. 

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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...

Kick It With Whole Foods Market!

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,...

Host a UK International Soccer Coach

August 20, 2016

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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.


  • Host families for all coaches on camp

Not Required

  • Transportation
  • Chaperoning/Entertainment


  • Suitable sleeping arrangements
  • Access to food/meals
  • Access to laundry/shower facilities
  • Any house rules you would like the coach to adhere to

For More Information Go To Our Webpage At:

Contact Information

Kiran Patel, 510-365-1610,

SCYSL Partners with SCUSD To Repair Soccer Fields

April 2017

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.

Important 2016 Field Access Information for Practice & Games - Make Sure Your Team is Compliant with Rules

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...

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.

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

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2016-17 SCYSL Board Vote in New Executive Officers

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:

  • President | Steve Robertson
  • Vice President | Gabe Foo
  • Secretary | Audren Cashman
  • Treasurer | Martyn Webster

Newly appointed Board of Director Members:

  • Elise Mello | U6 Age Group Coordinator
  • Kerry Washington | U8 Age Group Coordinator
  • Dan Sequeira | Equipment Coordinator
  • Dave Stiver | Awards Coordinator


Sign the Petition To Protect Soccer Park & the 2016 Season

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!


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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


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