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) of their age groups.

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

Practice Schedule & Coach List

The practice schedule and coach list for Fall 2015 is posted here [updated July 7 2015].

Here are the field maps for Depot Park, Harvey West field 4, and Harvey West fields 5 & 6.

Registration

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

1.  Online

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

2. 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

3. 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.

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!

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.

Refund Requests

Refund requests must be made in writing (with a self-addressed, stamped envelope) mailed to:

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

Requests postmarked before the first scheduled game in September will receive a full refund minus a non-refundable $20 processing fee.  No refunds will be granted after the first game.

Tryouts

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.

Team Managers

See the new Team Managers page for more administrative information.

Questions?

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