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 2016 4v4 Soccer

The 4v4 training program is back for Spring 2016, running April 15 - May 22. 

Spring Goalkeeper Training

Selina, the UCSC women's team goalie will be out at Depot Park on Tuesday evenings helping our keepers with their training. There is no cost or registration necessary for this opportunity.  Just show up and please bring your own ball.

  • U12 and under 4-5pm
  • U13 and older 5-6pm

Practice will start March 1, on the North Side of Depot Park nearest the small training field.  


Winter Futsal

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.  The games are perfect for developing ball-control, precision passing, and fast decision making.

This program will be run on Sundays in the Santa Cruz High Gym at 415 Walnut Street, from January 3 - February 28th. Michael Vahradian (one of the club's competitive coaches) and an assistant will be overseeing all age groups. Players from the SC High JV and Varsity teams will be assisting with organizing players, dividing them into teams every weekend and monitoring/refereeing the U6 and U8 level games. Play will be coed, with the option to make girls teams as numbers allow. Footwear is gym appropriate, tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes. Shin guards are required.

  • U6 - U9 Girls& U6 Boys - (born 8/1/2006 - 7/31/2010) 8:15am - 9:15 am. Cost: $80
  • U8 Boys - (born 8/1/2007 - 7/31/2010) 9:30am - 10:45am. Cost: $ 85
  • U10 Coed - (born 8/1/2005 - 7/31/2007) 11:00am - 12:30pm. Cost: $ 90
  • Team A - (born 8/1/2000 - 7/31/2005) 12:30pm - 2pm. Cost: $ 90
  • Team B - (born 8/1/2000 - 7/31/2005) 2pm - 3:30pm. Cost: $ 90
  • Team C - (born 8/1/2000 - 7/31/2005) 3:30pm - 5pm. Cost: $ 90

Note: the age groups are the same as in Fall 2015.


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. See the announcement for Fall 2015 sessions for more details.