Recreational Youth Soccer League

Santa Cruz City YSC runs a large Fall season Recreational League of over 900 players, with age divisions of Under-6 (ages 4 & 5), U8, U10, U12, U14, and U19.  

Practice begins in late August to early September, with ten games played on Saturdays between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.  Teams usually practice twice a week at a neighborhood field, at a time set by the coach.  Registration begins the preceding April - check the website for walk-in or mail-in instructions.  Teams fill up so register early to ensure a space for your child. 

Fall 2014 Game Schedules [updated 9/14/2014]

U-6 co-ed ●  U-8 BoysU-8 Girls ● U-10 BoysU-10 Girls

U-12 BoysU-12 Girls ● U-14 Boys ● U-14 Girls ● U-19 co-ed

Note: U-8 Boys and U-8 Girls schedules have been updated.



The club depends on parents and other adults to volunteer as coaches.  To volunteer as a coach, assistant coach, team parent, or board member, check a volunteer box on the registration form, or contact the Recreational Coach Coordinator if you are interested.  Coaches get $50 off the next season for their child's registration.


Referees and Field Set-Up Staff are paid positions.  Referees can make $25-$35 per-game and have a flexible schedule.

The  Santa Cruz County Youth Soccer League  (SCCYSL) runs  clinics  for new referees.  Becoming a Referee provides a great opportunity to support youth sports, a place to share your passion for soccer and a way to earn money while doing so!

Licensed Referees

Licensed referees (with a valid license for the season) please contact the club by phone (831-460-2549) or email to fill one of the paid positions. 

Sponsoring a Team

Sponsoring a team is a great way for a business or individual to support soccer and get your name into the community.  Sponsor an entire team with a $300 tax-deductible donation and have your name printed on the team uniforms if payment is received before August 15.  The Sponsor a Team form is located on the Sponsors page.


Early-bird price is $125 through May 15th, $150 through June 30th, and $175 for July till mid-August.  To register a player for the Santa Cruz City YSC Fall 2014 recreational league:

1.  Online

Online registration is available through  Sportability.

U6: Players Born between August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2010

U8: Boys or Girls born between August 1, 2006 - July 31, 2008

U10: Boys or Girls born between August 1, 2004 - July 31, 2006

U12: Boys or Girls born between August 1, 2002 - July 31, 2004

U14: Boys or Girls born between August 1, 2000 - July 31, 2002

U18: Players born between August 1, 1996 - July 31, 2000

2. By Mail

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

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

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.


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