Registration Open for Spring 4v4

The Santa Cruz City Youth Soccer Club is offering another season of its Spring 4v4 development program. 

Spring 4v4 is geared towards motivated/advanced players, using a fast-paced, high-touch environment to further increase their game time thought process and touch.  4v4 is the preferred developmental format of youth coaches worldwide.

See the Advanced Training page for details, and register online for the program.

 

U-14 Boys Sharks 99 Wrap-Up a Successful Season

After going 0-10 last season, starting with only 6-8 players, and barely making the minimum 13 player registration requirement before the season, the Sharks '99 boys competitive team overcame the many obstacles and took 1st in their division for the 2013 Fall Season finishing their last game with a strong 6-1 win.

Sharks '99 team is now at 18 players with a waiting list for the next season tryouts and Spring season. We hope more will want to play for our club and encourage anyone to try out 2014.

Jaws 99 White Reach Finals at Adidas Invitational Premiere Division

U-14 Girls team Jaws 99 White came up one PK short (6th PK in shoot out), to Mustang's Premier Blaze.


In the championship game of the premiere division, the teams played to a hard fought 1-1 draw after two 5-minute overtime periods. In the best of 5 PK's, the teams were tied. Jaws missed their first "sudden death" PK, just wide of the upper right corner, and Mustang's took advantage of the miss. Jaws 99 White would like to thank Santa Cruz City YSC for all their support throughout the 2013 season!

TOP- Schiebel, Magliato, Murphy, Payne, Thompson, Mitchell, Gwiazda, Slazman, Rasmussen.

Bottom- Millard, Deppmeier, Edwards, Hockett, Lindley, Meck, Maltese (not pictured)

District Cup Fall 2013

Several Santa Cruz City YSC competitive teams reached their finals at the Fall 2013 District Cup Tournament on Sunday, November 10, at Morgan Hill.

U-9 Girls team Jaws 04 Blue won the Copper Division final.  The girls won a thrilling 2-1 overtime win against the Alpine Strikers. The team is coached by Tauna Able and Will Hodges.

U-11 Boys team Sharks 02 White had a very strong showing at the tournament, losing a hard fought 2-1 final match to earn the 2nd place award in the Copper Division. Kudos to this team for continuing to work hard in their 3rd year of existence!

U-12 Girls team Jaws 01 Blue won the Gold/Silver Division for a 2nd year in a row after being seeded last in a 7 team bracket.  First up in the tournament were the undefeated 1st place Gold team, Pacifica Strikers.  Despite numerous excellent scoring chances, the Jaws tied 0-0.  Next up were the tough San Carlos Blitz, another hard fought game with a 0-0 score.  Jaws qualified to go to the Semi Finals with 8 points and played the Alpine Strikers.  This game also ended with a 0-0 score, going directly to penalty kicks.  Goalie Chloe Hammig-Gerwin saved two penalty shots and scored a shot along with two of her teammates Esme Brigham,  and Elliot Sandford to give the Jaws a trip to the Championship against San Carlos Blitz.  Another nail-biter was scoreless through regular time and two 5 min sudden death overtimes and again they headed to the penalty spot.  Goalie Chloe saved another shot and shooters, Chloe, Esme, Elliot and Mia Locatelli decisively helped their team win the District Cup Championship for the second year in a row.

U-12 Boys team Sharks 01 Blue won the Silver Division in a 4-3 final.

U-13 Girls team Jaws 00 Blue won the Bronze A Division.  After two wins and two draws to finish atop their group on points the girls played in their final game against their current Bronze A Division 2nd place rival, the South San Jose Earthquakes.  Needing only a draw to take first, the team took a 1-0 lead into the half.  SSJE came back with a goal ten minutes in the second half, but the Jaws defense held off numerous attacks to end the game 1-1 and take the first place trophy home to Santa Cruz.

 

Jaws 01 and Sharks 01 at Almaden Halloween Classic

Two Santa Cruz City YSC competitive teams reached their finals at the Almaden Halloween Classic tournament.

U-12 Girls team Jaws O1 Blue traveled to Morgan Hill for the Almaden Halloween Classic.  Playing in the top U12 bracket and dressed as Wonder Woman/Women they first faced the Hollister Tremors Lightening who in league play had beat them 1-0 two times and lost a close game 2-1.  They went on to win their next games 1-0 and 2-0 and battled back to face Hollister in the Championship Finals.  Jaws scored first off the left foot of Hannah Robinson but with 7 minutes left in the game Hollister equalized the score.  No scores through two 5 minute overtimes and the teams went to Penalty Kicks with Hollister coming out victorious.

U-12 Boys team Sharks 01 won the silver division finals after beating Almaden FC Mercury 4-3.

 

Sharks Teams in Santa Cruz Classic 2013 Finals

Last weekend at the annual Santa Cruz Classic tournament several Santa Cruz City YSC Sharks teams made it to the finals of their age brackets. 

  • Competitive boys team Sharks 98 won the U-15 bracket.
  • Competitive boys team Sharks 01 won the U-12 bracket for the second year. 
  • Competitive boys team Sharks 02 came in second place in the U-11 bracket