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2020 Fall Recreation Soccer

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2020 Fall Recreational Soccer Program is cancelled

Dear SCYSL Families,

After much deliberation and a heavy heart, the SCYSL Board of Directors has decided to cancel the Fall 2020 recreational season.  We tried to work with coaches, the City of Santa Clara, and the School District to come up with protocols for practicing safely, but in the end, the health and safety of the families of our league had to come first.  

We will begin the refund process shortly, including an option for anyone who wants to donate their registration to ensure we can come stronger together as a community and a league.  Refund information will be sent out shortly.

We know that everyone wants to get back on the pitch, and we will do everything we can to make this possible when it is safe to do so. Spring 2021 is our goal! . Thank you to all our volunteer parents and coaches who make SCYSL possible for all the youth. We could not do it without you and can't wait to see everyone back on the fields once it is safe to do so. 


SCYSL President, Steve Robertson

2020 Fall Recreation Season Lookup

To look up the details of a completed 2020 Fall Recreation Season registration please type in all details exactly as they appear on the final registration.

SCYSL 2020 Fall Season FAQs

Q. When will the Fall Recreational season start and end?

We are planning for the soccer season to start near the end of August and finish by November 7th or 14th. Our league must comply with the County of Santa Clara Health Department and the US Soccer Federation COVID-19 guidelines, so these dates may fluctuate.  The Fall 2020 Recreational Season has been cancelled

Q. What are the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League COVID-19 guidelines and plan this Fall?

Per the guidelines established by the County of Santa Clara Health Department & the US Soccer Federation, we will deploy the following policy:

  • Maintain Social Distancing - soccer coaches and players will stay 6 feet apart while they are talking in a group.

  • Use of shared equipment - players are allowed to kick a soccer ball with teammates but will be instructed not to share sports water bottles and other personal items. All shared equipment should be sanitized between use by different groups of children.

  • Minimize physical contact - soccer players will not shake hands or “high-five” teammates and opponents. Parents will not be allowed to link hands and stand together to create a post-game tunnel. Please create a safe recognition of good sportsmanship.

  • Limit Group Size - limited to no more than 12 soccer players and a coach. 

  • Drop-off and Pickup - if possible, parents and coaches should reduce crowding at a drop-off and pick-up location, and maintain social distancing of at least six feet if possible. Children should wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean their hands with hand sanitizer immediately after drop-off, immediately before pickup, and as often as possible throughout the day.

  • Symptom Screening - if any coaches or league official displays COVID-19 symptoms they will be asked to suspend participation until they provide proof of medical release.

  • Communication - the league will post signage requiring proper social distancing protocol at soccer fields.

  • Parent/Guardian Participation - will not be allowed to watch practices, and must practice social distancing guidelines at soccer games.

  • Contact Tracing - coaches will be asked to document the names of all soccer players attending practices and games in case somebody develops COVID-19 symptoms and contact with parents/guardians is required.

Q. If the Soccer season stops due to COVID-19 will we get a refund?

Yes, SCYSL will pro-rate the fees paid and issue partial refunds if the soccer season is canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines set by the County of Santa Clara Health Department.

Q. Does SCYSL Provide Financial Aid?

Yes, we provide financial hardship scholarships and parents can apply on our website at

Elisa Mello

Elisa Mello

League Registrar

Matt Heintz

Matt Heintz

Santa Clara Youth Soccer Recreation Program Director