The purpose of the CVYSL recreational soccer program is to provide the development of the soccer playing ability of the child. Safety, fun, excitement, and player skill development are the primary focus of our program. Regardless of the ability of the child, everyone deserves an equal chance to play and to learn in a safe, positive, and supportive environment. Children with little or no soccer experience should play in the recreational program. This will allow them to develop their soccer skills in preparation for advancement to competitive level play.
Recreational coaches are volunteers and typically parents of the players and must pass a background check. If you are interested in coaching a recreational team, please indicate your interest when registering your child for CVYSL recreational soccer.
Select Soccer is the new Competitive level program within CV. It is available as an option to players born in 2009 or earlier. Coaching is parent led but teams can be formed and hire a licensed coach (paid directly by families). Our CV Select teams play in NorCal / CalNorth leagues, against other clubs within the Bay Area. Our region has about a 40 miles radius so families need to understand that travel to away games can be long.
How do I join a CV Select Team?
If your player is interested in joining this program, choose the "Select" registration button. If a parent coach is available in your player's gender/age group, we will share your contact information with the coach. Placement on these teams is at the descretion of the coaches. If no coach is available but there are enough players to form a team, we will host a meeting to see if parents are interested in either coaching or hiring a coach. NOTE THAT PLACEMENT ON A CV SELECT TEAM IS NOT GUARANTEED! If your player is not placed on a CV Select team, we will include him/her in the recreational program. A refund of the addtional Select fee will be given at that time. Full refund requests will be reviewed but are not guaranteed.
Central Valley Youth Soccer League (CVYSL) has a proud tradition of producing some of the most successful teams in Northern California. Competitive soccer is intended for those players who have a greater interest and commitment in advancing their skills. This level of soccer is tryout based and focuses on player development and taking the player from Recreational Soccer on the path to competitive soccer. Please visit the San Jose Earthquakes Youth Club website for more informaiton and how to try out for CVYSL-San Jose Earthquakes Youth Competitive soccer teams.