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SF Youth Soccer is a little different than in most towns, in that:
SFYS does not place players or coaches on teams. Primary responsibility for finding (or creating) a team rests with the coach/player and their family. Teams are formed independently, through schools or neighborhoods, by soccer clubs, etc.
The cost to play per player per season is between $100-$150. Financial Aid is available. Cost does not include uniforms, non-SFYS tournament play or coaching fees.
Are you a player looking for a team?
There is a robust ecosystem of independent, volunteer-run teams as well as paid clubs and coaches - which results in a soccer environment full of options for every level of player and every budget, as well as for those who want to engage as team staff vs. just spectate.
We have an amazing soccer community here in SF, with teams of all types and levels.
DON'T stress! Many teams need and welcome additional and new players. It's an opportunity to find just the right fit for your player and meet folks who aren't in your immediate circle of friends and acquaintances.
DO pay attention to the Registration Timeline to avoid late registration fees.
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There are a number of different regional and national programs to identify, develop, and showcase top players, provide specialized training and exposure to collegiate, Olympic and national team academies.
SF Youth Soccer does not manage any of these premier leagues, but we do facilitate play in them, by developing and underwriting the cost of the SF TimeSlots field & referee assignment management system, as well as in some cases by insuring the players.
Beginner and Intermediate play for players. Multi-level league perfect for single-season or multi-sport players. Top finishing teams in highest Bracket may be promoted to Comp play.
There are hundreds of independent recreational teams. We recommend checking with your player's friends and school for a team, and to check out our seasonal listing of Recreational Teams Looking for Players.
SFYS hosts two local competitive leagues: SF Upper House and SFYS Varsity to compete locally and around San Francisco. Players that are in Competitive soccer have chosen to make the commitment to practices, games, tournaments and most teams play at least 3 seasons. Participating teams are comprised of players from all over the city and most require tryouts. Resources for finding teams include our Teams Looking for Players listing as well as the Summer Clinics & Camps listing (most clubs host camps and you'll find their information on their websites).