Soccer Summer Camps in Santa Cruz - 2015 Edition [Updated May 27]

The Santa Cruz City YSC will host four week-long soccer summer camps. Two 'British Soccer' camps organized by Challenger Sports will be held June 29th - July 2nd, and also from August 3rd to 7th.  Two soccer camps by Hillel Rom held on July 13 - July 17, and August 10 - August 14.

Details and links to online registration are now on our Summer Camps page. Please share with friends and family in Santa Cruz county!

Goalie Training Tuesdays at Depot Park

Please attend Goalie Training with Gabrielle Trujillo, the starting UCSC Women's goalkeeper. Sessions offered free of charge to players enrolled in 4 v 4 and Comp Spring Soccer. Gabi will be working on fundamental goalie skills including footwork, positioning and shot stopping and will be available for the next 8 Tuesdays at Depot Park.

4:15- 5:15 pm session is for U11 and younger players (playing 8 v 8 on the field)

5:15-6:15 pm session is for U12 and older players (playing 11 v 11 on the field)

No sign up necessary, just come on out, please bring your own ball and goalie gloves are not required.

Entree Level Referee Course

Santa Cruz City YSC is holding an Grade 8 (entry-level) referee course with an online, classroom, and field session component. Referees are paid positions, can make $25-$35 per-game, and have a flexible schedule.

• Mon, Apr 13  6:30pm - 7:30pm
• Tue, Apr 14  6:30pm - 9:30pm
• Wed, Apr 15  6:30pm - 9:30pm
• Thu, Apr 16  6:30pm - 9:30pm
• Sun, Apr 19  1:00pm - 5:00pm

Class will be held at Mission Hill Middle School (425 King Street, Santa Cruz). Participants must attend all classroom sessions. Please complete the online portion prior to the first class.

Class fee is $30, due at the first class (checks made out to Santa Cruz City YSC). 

Register online and contact Susie Nowak with any questions.

Preparation for Competitive Team Tryouts

Happy New Year Santa Cruz City Soccer Families !

German Plaza, our coaching director, will be offering training sessions for U8 and U10 players to prepare them for competitive team tryouts which are coming up in early March.

Clinics will be held at Depot Park in Downtown Santa Cruz. 119 Center St.

Saturday January 10th, and 17th
Girls 2-3:30pm
Boys 3:30-5pm

The trainings will be offered free of charge, no need to register, please just show up, ready to play and learn.

Santa Cruz City competitive teams begin with the U9 age group and are called Sharks for boys, and Jaws for girls. They play a 10 game season in the Fall, 5 games being home in Santa Cruz, 5 being away at locations dependent on the individual team's bracketing. Most teams chose to compete in a few tournaments during the season. 

Competitive teams are appropriate for players who have a passion for the game and are interested at playing at a higher level with similarly motivated teammates.