What We Do
The Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club organizes youth soccer leagues for boys and girls ages 4-18. Our Recreational League (for new and returning players) hosts age divisions of Under-6 (ages 4 & 5), U-8, U-10, U-12, U14 & U18 Co-Ed. Our Fall season begins practices in late August or early September, with ten games played on Saturdays between Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Teams usually practice twice a week at a neighborhood field, at a time set by the coach. Registration begins the preceding April - check the website for walk-in or mail-in instructions. Teams do fill up so register early to ensure a space for your child. We depend on parents and other adults to volunteer as coaches - contact the Rec Coach Coordinator if you are interested.
Our Advanced Soccer teams are for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 who show interest and ability to train and play with advanced players.
The players enjoy a longer training season and may play as much as three times the number of games as recreational league teams. The teams, except the Under-9 teams, compete in the District 2 Delgado Advanced League and are eligible for tournaments throughout northern California. Under-9s play in our county's "Developmental League" and stay in-county for the season. All our club's girls teams are the JAWS and all new boys teams are the SHARKS, Our legacy boys teams are the Barracudas and Stingrays. Some of the Advanced Soccer teams choose to play in the Spring League as well as in the Fall.
Our club is one of five geographic clubs in the county that are all affiliated with CYSA. Go to the County League website for links to the other club websites.
The SCCYSC's objectives are to create an opportunity for safe, fair and enjoyable play, to instill in the players a spirit of good sportsmanship, and to foster improvement in playing skills and knowledge of the game. It cannot be overemphasized that the soccer program is for the players. Parents and officials are critical role models in the accomplishment of these goals. Overzealous or unsportsmanlike conduct is inappropriate. The desire to win is an important aspect of the game, but a win-at-all-costs attitude is not.
The Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is a volunteer nonprofit organization. Our success is dependent upon the active involvement of our parents. We encourage everyone to volunteer in some capacity as a coach, assistant coach, team parent, board member, or in another capacity at some time during your child's soccer career with the club.
Monthly Board Meetings
The SCCYSC monthly board meetings are usually on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. All participants in the club are welcome.