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.

Tryouts for 2017 teams:

Tryouts are coming up for Competitive Sharks and Jaws teams!

U9, U10, U11 and U12 teams  ( players born in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009):  Tryouts will be held at Branciforte Middle School on December 10th and 17th.

2006- 8 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2007 - 10 AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2008- 1 PM                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2009- 3 PM

Please try to attend both sessions for your age group.  Questions about tryouts can be directed to the Director of Coaching  German Plaza   or the  Club President



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.