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.

Practice Schedule & Coach List

The practice schedule and coach list for Fall 2015 is posted here [updated October 11 2015].

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


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). 

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.


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