Futsal is soccer played in a gymnasium with a smaller ball that is specially designed to bounce less. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.  The intention is to give the players opportunities to play freely with limited intervention and stoppage of play from the 'coaches'.

This program will be run on Sundays in the Santa Cruz High Gym, at 415 Walnut Street, from January 7- February 25th. Michael Vahradian, SCCYSC competitive coach, and the Harbor High School Varsity Coach, and Alex Morales, longtime area referee, will be overseeing all age groups.  League players from local high school teams will be assisting with organizing players, dividing them into teams every weekend and monitoring/refereeing the U6 and U8 level games. 

We intend to have the following divisions of play, however based on the number of players registering, these may be adjusted to maximize participation:

U6 Co-ed, U8 Girls, U8 Boys, U10 Boys, U10 Girls, U12-U15 Co-ed

Game times run from 8:30 a.m. to early afternoon, younger ages will be earlier in the morning.  We will notify all participants of their time by January 2, 2018.

Footwear is gym appropriate, tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes. Shin guards are required.

Cost is $85 a player. Space is limited, and registration filled quickly last year.  Registration will close once the allotted spaces are filled.  

Comp Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for competitive Jaws and Sharks teams for Girls and Boys born 2010,2009,2008 and 2007 will be at Depot Park on January 20th and 27th, 2018

2010 Girls and Boys 9-11am
2009 Girls and Boys 11-1 pm
2008 Girls and Boys 1-3 pm
2007 Girls and Boys 3-5 pm

No sign ups necessary. A parent will need to sign players in and players must be wearing cleats, shin guards and have a full water bottle. 
Tryouts will be held rain or shine and I️t is in your players best interest to attend both tryouts. 

Interested coaches please contact German Plaza, the Director of Coaching at 831 345-0973.

Request for Proposals: Spring Soccer

Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is requesting all vendors interested in operating the Spring 4v4 Soccer Program to submit proposals to The Board for consideration.  This Request For Proposals is not a contract to operate the program, but merely an opportunity to submit a proposal to be considered by The Board.  A contract will be extended to the successful vendor after consideration of all proposals received.

SCCYSC will hold a Spring 4v4 program for 6-8 weeks beginning in April 2018.  Training sessions will be held on Fridays from 4pm to 8 pm.  Small sided games will be held each Sunday in a 4 hour block.  SCCYSC will be responsible for procuring and paying for field space.

All proposals shall include the following at a minimum:

  1. Credentials and experience of coaches in charge of the program;
  2. Cost of the program;
  3. Whether or not you need SCCYSC to provide additional coaches to supervise;
  4. An overview of your program, including skills taught and methods of teaching;
  5. References for other similar programs you have conducted.

All proposals are due by December 1, 2017.  Proposals must be in writing and submitted to the SCCYSC Operations Manager Todd Osborne.  SCCYSC anticipates selecting a vendor by December 19, 2017.

Want to Support Youth Soccer in Santa Cruz?

Become a TEAM SPONSOR! Go to:www.santacruzsoccer.com/sponsors  and sign up! If you have any questions, please contact sponsors@santacruzsoccer.com 

 Deadline is August 15th, 2017. 

About Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club

The Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that organizes a recreational youth league, competitive youth teams, advanced player training programs including futsal, 4v4, striker and goalkeeper training, summer camps and more.  Established in 1982, the club serves the city of Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon, Davenport, and Happy Valley.

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