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Registering for Spring Soccer?

Complete the Spring 2021 Return to Play Consent Form
(For Elite, Select, and Rec players)

Due to the nature and risk of transmission while participating in Outdoor High-Contact and Moderate-Contact sports, the State requires us to provide information regarding risk to all parents/guardians of minors participating in such sports, and have each parent sign an informed consent indicating their understanding and acknowledgement of the risks indicated herein.

Competitive Program

We at Central Valley San Jose (CVSJ) are excited to return to play. We know many families have been anxiously waiting to get back on the field and we’re delighted to be able to provide a platform to return. However, we take our duty to our community seriously and now, more than ever, we have to prioritize member health and safety. CVSJ is committed to delivering quality soccer experiences, in flexible ways that meet all current health guidelines.

Our Competitive Program is designed for those players (U10 and older) who are committed to fine-tuning their technical and tactical skills, as well as playing at the highest levels possible. Our Select Program offers year-around training by U.S. licensed volunteer coaches and play in NorCal / CalNorth leagues. Teams compete in traveling leagues and often enter numerous local, state, regional, and national tournaments.

Q&A for Player Training

Q&A for Fall Rec Program

How long is the Rec Training Program (COVID)? Typically a six week program

Will there be games or scrimmages? No games or scrimmages unless state and county orders are relaxed.

Can I participate in multiple sports or group activities? Children may only participate in one group within a three week period. This is ANY in-person group activity, other than school. If you have them in any sort of after-school care, homework club, music lesson, etc., they will have to wait to re-join soccer until the county restrictions are reduced.

What basic safety guidelines do coaches need to follow?

  • All coaches must wear masks and gloves at all times, no exceptions
  • Coaches use a player Health Check-In prior to each session
  • Coach will always maintain 6 ft distance
  • Coaches will complete their own assessment of player’s health BEFORE starting
  • Ensure the players don’t “help” by collecting cones, moving goals, etc
  • Coaches complete a mandatory COVID safety training, background check, including fingerprinting.

What do I need for practice?

  • Bring your own ball
  • Bring your water bottle
  • Maintain 6 feet distance from others at all times
  • Bring face mask and hand sanitizer

Are players required to wear a mask at practice? As of Jan 2021, all participants 9 years or older are required to wear a face mask at all times, even in high-exertion activities. Coaches will adjust their practice drills and increase the number of water breaks to make it comfortable for everyone.

How often are practice sessions?

U5/6 (2016 & 2015) Meet once a week for a 45 minute session

U7-12 (2014-2009) Meet twice a week for 60 minute sessions

Who runs practice sessions? Groups are led by two volunteers; one coach and one safety monitor to ensure compliance with all COVID protocols. Elite coaches will provide soccer training plans appropriate for this format and for each age group.

No other parents will be permitted on the field.

How do I become a coach? 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.

How soon can I register? If you are new to the league, you can easily follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest announcements or email for more information.

Age Group Matrix

Age Group Matrix

  U5* U6 U7* U8 U9* U10 U12 U13+
Birth year 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 and 2009 2008 and earlier
Game Format 4v4 No GK 4v4 No GK 7v7 7v7 7v7 7v7 9v9 11v11
Game Time (minutes) 4x10 4x10 2x25 2x25 2x25 2x25 2x30 U14: 2x35 U16: 2x40
Offside No No Yes/buildout Yes/buildout Yes/buildout Yes/buildout Yes Yes
Target Roster 6-8 6-8 10-12 10-12 10-12 10-12 12-14 14-16
Max Roster 10 10 14 14 14 14 18 22
Min to Play 3 3 5 5 5 5 6 7
Ball Size 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5
Field Size (yards) Length 25-35 Width 15-25 Length 25-35 Width 15-25 Length 55-65 Width 35-45 Length 55-65 Width 35-45 Length 55-65 Width 35-45 Length 55-65 Width 35-45 Length 70-80 Width 45-55 Length 100-130 Width 50-100
Max Goal Size (feet) Height 4 Width 6 Height 4 Width 6 Height 6.5 Width 18.5 Height 6.5 Width 18.5 Height 6.5 Width 18.5 Height 6.5 Width 18.5 Height 7 Width 21 Height 8 Width 24

* Can be combined with next age group up when there are not a sufficient number of players

Registration Issues

Registration Issues

Contact Recreational & Competitive
Ronda Wilson