2018 4v4 Program Registration Open

Santa Cruz City YSC is pleased to announce that registration for Spring 4v4 League run by Challenger Sports Academy is now open!  

Dates: April 13, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Registration is open to both recreational and competitive team players. Spring 4v4 will be at Depot Park on Fridays and Branciforte Middle School on Sundays. Players will receive 1 weekly 60 minute soccer training session working on different skills each week such as foot skills, fakes & turns, 1v1, 2v2 and beating defenders, passing & movement, and shooting technique with power and accuracy. Players will also get a 1 hour street soccer game day on Sundays focused on developing a players love of the game. Players will be placed in mixed (coed) teams (different each week), and participate in Round Robin Style Play.  Emphasis is on player creativity, decision making and developing a love of the game rather than heavy coaching. Street Soccer Sunday will be lead by the main coach with youth coaches assisting in game management/refereeing where necessary. Challenger Sports Academy will also be providing weekly videos of the skills being taught to allow for even more practice at home!  

Sessions will be offered for U6, U8, U10 and U13 age grups  as follows:

Session 1: U6

Friday session 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday session 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Session 2: U8

Friday session 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday session 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 3: U10

Friday session 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday session 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 4: U13

Friday session 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday session 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Cost: $100.00


Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is proud to announce the first 2018 event with the San Jose Earthquakes!  On March 3, 2018, at 7:15 p.m..The Earthquakes will be hosting another Santa Cruz City YSC fundraiser as they play the Minnesota United at Avaya Stadium.  The Earthquakes will be donating $5.00 for every ticket sold back to the league.  Additionally for our teams that have players under 12 years of age,  we have limited spots (11 players) to participate in the Opening Night Walkout Ceremony.   This involves walking onto the field with the professional players for the pre-game ceremony.   All age qualified teams that sell 15 tickets or more will be eligible for a drawing to win the walkout privilege.  This is the first regular season home game of the year for the Earthquakes, coming off their playoff season last year.  For those that can't make it, we will have more opportunities during the 2018 season, but thiss is our only chance to participate in the walkout ceremony for the season.

All orders are due by February 19, 2018, to be certain that we receive our tickets.  Tickets will be electronically distributed prior to the game.  Please download and complete the Order Form and submit payment with the form.  It is best to either mail the form, or deliver in person.  We are looking forward to a great event and a bright future in our continued partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Entry Level Referee Course

***The referee course is full***

One of the most important aspects of continuing to provide a quality soccer experience in our club is ensuring that we have well trained and motivated referees.  We are offering a referee training course to all interested players (minimum 12 years old), parents, coaches or other family members.  This is a great way to contribute to the soccer community in Santa Cruz, and referees are paid for the games they work. 

Dates and Times

Mon, Feb 26  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Thu, Mar 1  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sat, Mar 3  8:30am - 11:30am
(ALL sessions must be attended)     


Harvey West Club House, 326 Evergreen St., Santa Cruz, CA


Email:   morales.referee2014@gmail.com
Phone:   (831) 465-4208

Comp Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for competitive Jaws and Sharks teams for Girls and Boys born 2000 - 2006 will be held at Depot Park and Santa Cruz High School on March 10, 11, 17, and 18 as described below.

00 Girls

Sunday, March 11th & 18th6pm - 8pm, Santa Cruz High School


Saturday, March 10th & 17th, 3pm - 5pm, Depot Park

01 Girls

Sunday, March 11th & 18th6pm - 8pm, Santa Cruz High School


Saturday, March 10th & 17th, 11am - 1pm, Depot Park

02 Girls

Saturday, March 10th & 17th, 11am - 1pm, Depot Park


Saturday, March 10th & 17th, 1pm - 3pm, Depot Park

03 Girls

Sunday, March 11th & 18th4pm - 6pm, Santa Cruz High School


Sunday, March 11th & 18th4pm - 6pm, Santa Cruz High School

04 Girls

Sunday, March 11th & 18th2pm - 4pm, Santa Cruz High School


Sunday, March 11th & 18th2pm - 4pm, Santa Cruz High School


Saturday, March 10th & 17th, 9am - 11am, Depot Park


Sunday, March 11th & 18th12pm - 2pm, Santa Cruz High School


Sunday, March 11th & 18th12pm - 2pm, Santa Cruz High School


Saturday, March 10th & 17th, 3pm - 5pm, Depot Park

Attendance at both tryout dates is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.  Players should wear cleats, shin guards and bring water.  Club representatives will be in attendance of all tryouts and will be available to answer any questions you have about the competitive teams. Tryouts will be held rain or shine and it is in your player's best interest to attend both tryouts. 

Players that are currently members of a different club team that plays in NorCal Premier League need to obtain prior permission from your coach of Director of Coaching to participate in these tryouts. 

Interested coaches please contact German Plaza, the Director of Coaching at 831 345-0973.

Request for Proposals: Spring Soccer

Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is requesting all vendors interested in operating the Spring 4v4 Soccer Program to submit proposals to The Board for consideration.  This Request For Proposals is not a contract to operate the program, but merely an opportunity to submit a proposal to be considered by The Board.  A contract will be extended to the successful vendor after consideration of all proposals received.

SCCYSC will hold a Spring 4v4 program for 6-8 weeks beginning in April 2018.  Training sessions will be held on Fridays from 4pm to 8 pm.  Small sided games will be held each Sunday in a 4 hour block.  SCCYSC will be responsible for procuring and paying for field space.

All proposals shall include the following at a minimum:

  1. Credentials and experience of coaches in charge of the program;
  2. Cost of the program;
  3. Whether or not you need SCCYSC to provide additional coaches to supervise;
  4. An overview of your program, including skills taught and methods of teaching;
  5. References for other similar programs you have conducted.

All proposals are due by December 1, 2017.  Proposals must be in writing and submitted to the SCCYSC Operations Manager Todd Osborne.  SCCYSC anticipates selecting a vendor by December 19, 2017.

Want to Support Youth Soccer in Santa Cruz?

Become a TEAM SPONSOR! Go to:www.santacruzsoccer.com/sponsors  and sign up! If you have any questions, please contact sponsors@santacruzsoccer.com 

 Deadline is August 15th, 2017. 

About Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club

The Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that organizes a recreational youth league, competitive youth teams, advanced player training programs including futsal, 4v4, striker and goalkeeper training, summer camps and more.  Established in 1982, the club serves the city of Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon, Davenport, and Happy Valley.

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