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Recreational Overview

RECREATIONAL SOCCER PROGRAM FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN SAN RAMON, CA

REGISTRATION UPDATE
 

  1. U5-U6 registration is open until July 31st.  This is for birth years 2014-2015.
     
  2. U7-U19 registration is still open. Limited space is available. Limited space is still available for birth years 2001-2013. Registration is currently open and once an age group is full you will then have the option to add your child to the wait list.
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The recreational program is great for both young players and new players of any age, regardless of ability. The goals of the recreational program are for players to have fun while playing and learning FUNdamental soccer skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Recreational teams are coached by parent volunteers and we provide them with the coaching resources and support needed to be successful.

The Recreational program is comprised of the following age groups:

  • Recreational U5 and U6 program (3 v 3 without a goalkeeper)
  • Recreational U7-U8 program (5 v 5 including a goalkeeper)
  • Recreational U9-U10 program (7 v 7 including a goalkeeper)
  • Recreational U11-U12 program (9 v 9 including a goalkeeper)
  • Recreational U14-U19 program (11 v 11 including a goalkeeper)
  • Select program (varies depending on age group)

For birth years 2014-2015.

Registration ends July 31st.

For birth years 2001-2013.

Limited space is still available in all age groups, U7-U19.  Once an age group is full, you have the option to add a player to a wait list.

For current pricing and program details on our recreational programs, please visit the Available Programs page.


SEASON OVERVIEW

San Ramon FC soccer teams

In the U5 and U6 divisions, teams combine practices and games into a single time slot during the weekend. They do not have weekday practices.

Games begin in late August or early September, depending on the age group. The season ends in early November for all age groups.

League games are run solely by San Ramon FC in the U5 to U10 age groups and in conjunction with other local area clubs in the U11 – U19 age groups.

Some games are held on Saturdays and some are held on Sunday. SRFC reserves the right to schedule games on either weekend day.

U11 and U14 teams will play games in San Ramon and Dublin, while the U16 – U19 teams will play in San Ramon and other East Bay communities under NorCal Premier League's Region 3/4 Nickel Division.

2019 Season Training and Game Information

We place an emphasis on skill development and creativity by providing coaches with United States Soccer Federation guidelines to help practices run smoother.

Through age-appropriate exercises and small-sided games, players learn basic fundamentals and technical execution at an early age, while still having fun.

Training sessions can occur Monday through Thursday, with start times as early as 4 pm or as late as 6:30 pm. Each team’s training schedules will be based on their coach’s availability during the week. 

Families, by registering, agree to the possibility of a start anywhere in this time frame. We cannot guarantee a start time, so parents should have their calendar open for a start time in the window provided.

Training Focus for U5 to U8:

Recreational training for the younger age groups should be about enjoyment and developing a love for the game in a controlled environment. Activities should encourage social interaction between the children while learning the fundamentals of soccer for further progression through enjoyable training sessions.

Training Focus for U9 to U12:

The focus for this age group is individual player development, with the introduction of technical and individual tactical skills. Individual tactical skills include penetration with the pass or dribble, the decision-making process (which to use and when) and the role of the pressuring defender.

Training Focus for U14 to U19:

Coaches working with these age groups should look to transition from the individual to group tactics. Although technical skills at these age groups should not be forgotten, an evaluation of each player as well as match analysis reports should inform the coach which techniques still need to be worked on. Group tactics include, but are not limited to, passing combinations, possession, offensive and defensive shape as well as the roles of the cover and balancing defenders. Group tactics also include work with units of players, which are the defenders, midfielders and forwards.
 

Click the tabs below for specific details on practices and games for each age group.


TEAM FORMATION

Recreational teams are typically formed in late July or early August. In some cases, teams may be formed earlier than that, depending on registration in each age group. Players are assigned to teams by the San Ramon FC staff.

Teams are formed using these primary factors:

1. Parity of teams

2. Player zip code and school attended

3. Home location of coaches

4. Field availability

San Ramon FC is focused on creating a fair and enjoyable playing experience for all its players.

Our goal is to create teams that will represent us well in our community and surrounding neighbors.

As such, families should expect the possibility of assignment to a team that practices anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes from their home, and all practice venues will be in the town of San Ramon.

COACHING

We support every coach with care.

 

SRFC provides support to volunteer coaches through free coaching curriculum handouts and free coaching clinics.

San Ramon FC recreational youth soccer

VOLUNTEER ROLES

San Ramon FC is proudly made up of more than 200 volunteers to make each season A SUCCESSFUL ONE.

From the board members, volunteer coaches, and assistant coaches, San Ramon FC is an organization built with pride by its volunteers.

It is with your help that San Ramon FC continues to improve, and in the end, none of this would be possible without your help.

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, assistant coach, or training to be a referee, please mark your interest when registering your child or contact us to learn more.