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. You can read more about the success of the competitive teams in the Spring 2015 and in other club news articles.
The club relies on volunteers to coach its competitive teams. For more information see the Coaches section.
All Santa Cruz City YSC competitive teams hold tryouts in February and March for the Fall season. Other tryouts are held in January or February for those teams which play year-round and have vacancies.
The club uses paid external evaluators in order to receive objective assessment of the candidates. Tryouts for Fall 2015 will be held in Branciforte Middle School and Depot Park. For more information see the Tryouts page.
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).
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
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.
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!