Competitive Teams


Over 400 players participate in Santa Cruz City YSC's competitive soccer program.  Competitive teams are for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 who show interest and ability to train and play with similarly advanced players.  

The competitive teams play in the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) District 2 league (CCSL) and in tournaments throughout northern California.  Some of the competitive teams play in the Spring League as well as in the Fall.  The club's competitive teams have played successfully in all divisions (Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Premier) of their age groups.

The club relies on volunteers to coach its competitive teams.  For more information see the Coaches section.

Spring 2016 Coach List

Boys 00: German Plaza
Boys 01: Oren Pfefferman
Boys 02: Michael Vahradian
Boys 03: Oliver Dixon
Boys 04: Dusten Dennis
Boys 05: Blue Karl Jacobson; White Rodney Cahill
* Boys 06: Sam Moore
* Boys 07: Blue German Plaza, White Amy Goldstein

Girls 99: Poul Scheibel
Girls 00: Charlie Bailey
Girls 01: Heather Gerwin
Girls 02: White Scott Laskey, Blue Tauna Able
Girls 03: Blue Robert Holombo, White Tami Rudd
Girls 04: Tauna Able
Girls 05: Blue Kevin Dunn, White Tauna Able
* Girls 06: TBD
* Girls 07: TBD

* These teams are not yet formed, see the Tryouts page.

Practice Schedule

The practice schedule for Spring 2016 is now available. Here is a map of the Depot Park practice fields. The Depot Park permits for Spring 2016 are on the coaches page.


Santa Cruz City YSC competitive teams held tryouts in January for the Spring 2016 season. Tryouts for the Fall 2016 season will be held in February and March. For more information see the Tryouts page.

The club uses paid external evaluators in order to receive objective assessment of the candidates


Register a player for a Santa Cruz City YSC competitive team for Fall:


Online registration is available through Sportability.  Follow the link to the appropriate Sharks or Jaws team (don't register for a recreational team, please). 

By Mail

Send the completed registration form  along with a copy of the player's birth certificate and a check for $180 to:

Santa Cruz City YSC Registration, P.O. Box 2039, Santa Cruz, CA 95063

Norcal Registration

Players in teams that will be playing in NorCal this Spring, rather than CYSA District II, need to complete the US Club Soccer registration form and hand it in to their team manager.

Financial Aid

No player will be turned away for lack of funds.  We want every child to play who wants to play.   Please read the Financial Aid section for details.

Sponsor a Player

We have families in need of financial assistance.  Use our Sponsor a Player online donation form (at the Sponsors page), or add your donation to your registration fees and include in the same check.  Thank you!

Refund Requests

If you paid online you need to request a refund online, as well. If you did not register online and are asking for a refund, please contact our Club Registrar, Janet Doutre.

Team Managers

See the new Team Managers page for more administrative information.


Visit the Coaches page, and make sure to fill out the Live Scan Form and get that done.


If you have questions about registration please contact our Club Registrar, Janet Doutre.