Advanced Training

The club offers advanced player training programs that utilize different formats than the youth Fall League teams.  The focus of the advanced training programs is the soccer player's individual development.

Spring 2015 4v4 Soccer

4 v 4 provides more opportunities for touches on the ball, more passes attempted, more 1v1's attempted, more goals scored, more success and more failure to learn from, no refs, no results recorded, no positions, just players playing, letting the game be the teacher. 

Program Details

  • The 2015 4v4 League runs March 29 to May 17.
  • Participants play 6 game days and have 6 training sessions.
  • Cost $125. Register online for your kid's age group.

4v4 Time Slots

Training schedule is as follows:

U6: Thursdays 4-5pm at Branciforte Middle School grass field (April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 14th)
U8: Thursdays 5:15-6:15pm at Branciforte Middle School grass field (April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, May 14th)
U10: Fridays 4-5:15pm at Branciforte Middle Softball turf field (April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 15th)
U12: Fridays 5:30-6:45pm at Branciforte Middle Softball turf field (April 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, May 1st, 15th)

Sunday games for all age groups at Branciforte (March 29th, April 12th, 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 17th):

U6: 1:00-2:00pm
U8: 2:15-3:15pm
U10: 3:30-4:30pm
U12: 4:45-5:45pm

Beach Soccer game at the end of Spring 2013 4v4

Fall Striker/Goalkeeper Training

During the Fall season Santa Cruz City YSC holds free drop-in Striker & Goalkeeper training for boys and girls who play on one of the club's teams.

Fall Goalkeeper Training

Goalie Training is free of charge to all registered Santa Cruz City YSC (recreational or competitive) players.

Coaches are welcome to attend and help out as needed. Parents are potentially needed to help with the younger age group if numbers get greater than 10-12 players.

Winter Futsal (in-progress)

During winter, in the period between the Fall league and Spring league (competitive teams) or Spring 4v4 (all advanced players), the Santa Cruz City YSC sponsors weekly futsal pickup games indoors (on basketball courts).  The games are perfect for developing ball-control, precision passing, and fast decision making.

Coach Hillel Rom has secured the Santa Cruz High gym.  Participation is open to all U-8 to U-18 recreational and competitive team players. The program takes place on 10 Sundays between January 4th and March 8th. Games will be 'Pick-up' style - casual, so attending all ten weeks is not mandatory.

Futsal Time Slots

  • 7 and under: 9am - 10:15am
  • 8 & 9 year-olds: 10:30am - 12:00pm
  • 10 & 11 year-olds: 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • 12 and older: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Please bring shin-guards and non-marking gym shoes.