Over 200 players participate in Santa Cruz City YSC's competitive soccer program. Competitive teams are for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 who show interest and ability to train and play with similarly advanced players.
The competitive teams play in the California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) District 2 league (CCSL) and in tournaments throughout northern California. Some of the competitive teams play in the Spring League as well as in the Fall. The club's competitive teams have played successfully in all divisons (Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold) of their age groups.
The club relies on volunteers to coach its competitive teams. For more information see the Coaches section.
The Santa Cruz City YSC competitive teams hold tryouts in March for the Fall season. Another tryout is held in December for those teams who play year-round and participate in the CCSL Spring League.
The club uses paid external evaluators in order to receive objective assessment of the candidates. Tryouts are usually held at Branciforte Middle School and Depot Park.
Register a player for a Santa Cruz City YSC competitive team for Fall:
Online registration is available through Sportability. Follow the link to the appropriate team.
2. By Mail
Send the completed registration form along with a copy of the player's birth certificate and a check for $180 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!
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 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.