CVYSL Registration FAQ

1.     What is Recreational Soccer?

Division 4 or Recreational also sometimes referred to as Class 4 or in-house, consists of the majority of our players. Each year, players are assigned to teams in which each player must play at least 50% of the time throughout the season. We place a large emphasis on player development and soccer enjoyment. Every player can play Division 4, irrespective of the skill level, whether they are new to the game or even seasoned players. In addition, Division 4 teams may also play in our in house recreational jamboree, which is a tournament style of play.

2.     What is Competitive Soccer and where do I get info?

Central Valley Youth Soccer League (CVYSL) has a proud tradition of producing some of the most successful teams in Northern California.  We have both Class 3 and Class 1 teams competing in both CYSA and US Club Soccer sanctioned leagues and tournaments. Teams are made up of single age groups ranging from U9 to U19. If you are interested in trying-out for one of these teams, you will find contact information for both team coaches and managers on our website by under the Competitive tab and then drop-down menu; click onto tryouts and then clicking on the specific team name. You must contact team coaches and managers directly, you DO NOT need to contact the registrar.


3.     How do I register for Recreational Soccer? What is required?

Register online at http://www.cvysl.org/ and click the “Register Now” button on the Home screen. Follow the on-screen prompts and completely fill out the form. For new and some returning players, a birth-certificate or Passport is needed to verify age. See instructions while registering.

4. What documents can be used for proof of age?

Proof of age can be a birth certificate or passport. Photocopies of any of the above are acceptable. Note that any player can be called upon to prove legality of age with an original copy of one of the above to the Board should a question arise. Hospital certificates and baptism certificates are NOT adequate proof of age.

5. How much will it cost to register?

Prices vary with age and are subject to change. 
The 2013 Fall registration fees were: U5 - $79, U6 - $99, U7-U12 - $125, U14+ - $165.

6. How are teams organized? How big are the teams?

Teams are organized by age, school attended and requests. Requests are not guaranteed, as teams are built to be balanced. Team size depends on age. Teams that play 8 v 8 (U10 and younger) will have 12. Older teams may have as many as 16.


7. How often are practices and games? Where are practices and games held?

Practices are at the discretion of the coaches, and will begin usually three/two week’s prior to season beginning, and as the coaches are identified and teams are formed.  The number of practices will vary, and generally increase with the age of the child. 


Games are held on Saturday’s and occasionally some teams will have ONE Sunday game during the season. Game times range between 8:00am – 4:00pm.

Games and practices are generally held at local schools/parks in the Cambrian, Willow Glen and Rose Garden neighborhoods of San Jose, but sometimes may be at fields/parks in the City of Campbell.


8. What is the League’s address?

Central Valley Youth Soccer League
P.O. Box 321149
Los Gatos, CA  95032

9. When does the season begin?

Depending on the season, for Fall, usually the first weekend of September after Labor Day and Spring early-mid March.


10. When will I be contacted about my child’s team assignment?

Parents, you will be contacted by your child’s coach.  Depending on the season it could be a month/three weeks before season starts. Please be patient with coaches as they are volunteers and arranging practices times/days it also depends much on their work schedule and field availability or assignment from the league.

11. Can I get a refund?

Refunds are only given if your child cannot be placed on a team.

12. What is an Age Group Coordinator (AGC)?

Age Group Coordinator (AGC) manages certain divisions. There are four AGC’s, a U6 (U5&U6), U8 (U7&U8), U10 (U9&U10), U12&up. Please check the website under Board of Directors to find your Age Group Coordinator.

·         Team Formation

  • Assign Coaches
  • Schedule Games
  • Communicate League Information to Coaches
13. When does the schedule of games come out?

Usually the schedule comes out one-week prier to the season start. AGC’s will submit game schedules to coaches who will then send it to parents.   After the first week, schedules will be posted on the Central Valley website.

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