The SF Youth Soccer Recreational program is underscored by our belief that children learn and enjoy soccer the most when playing against teams of similar ability. We make every effort to group teams into brackets of like skill level and at the younger ages even we-bracket midseason as necessary.
Primary responsibility for finding a team rests with the player and his or her family. It is your job to call or email coaches to find a team that is compatible. We have an amazing soccer community here in SF, with teams of all types and levels.
Looking for a Rec team for your player? There are two simple steps: Click Here.
Seasonally, recreational teams who would like to add to their squad can post a team profile. Players looking for recreational teams will be able to view these profiles until they are deleted in advance of the next season, or a team that has closed it's roster contacts us for removal from the list.
More Information and links here:
Rec Team Formation
It is all about the players
We have a director of programming that is providing more playing opportunities than ever before for the players. Seasonal clinics, homework videos, school soccer, team guest coaching, and ever adapting game play to maximize touches on the ball and player development.
Getting your coach up to the coaching level required by SFYS!
It is a simple process. It takes some commitment, but it is all about the players!
We recognize the majority of coaches in this program are volunteers and without them the kids do not play. SFYS requires coaches to get an official coaching license (below) but SFYS also provides supplemental coaches meetings, seasonal coaching clinics, and season guidance through the Blog (link on the right) to help coaches and their players have the best possible soccer experience.
More Relaxed Time Commitment
Recreational teams get 1 game and 1 practice a week during the seasons. Also, there is no yearlong commitment to play. A number of recreational teams only play the fall season and then switch to a different sport to play in the spring.
SF Youth Soccer believes all kids should learn how to lose as well as win. Ideally, teams will play against teams that roughly equal to their own, resulting in a good mix of wins and losses. Losses? Yes, losses give players, and teams, a chance to learn valuable lessons: it stimulates players to work harder in practice to get better; they learn to fight back, during a game, playing from behind; they learn it’s not the end of the world to lose.