Recreational Program

UCYSL

Our Recreational Soccer program is a volunteer run program offering year-round soccer opportunities for boys and girls aged 4 to 12. Each program is tailored to provide an enjoyable and skill-building experience, ranging from team-based Recreational Soccer to individual-focused Academy Style sessions and a special Mini Kickers program for the youngest players. With a focus on community, skill development, and fun, we ensure a welcoming environment for all participants, supported by easy online registration and opportunities for family involvement.

General

Our Recreational Soccer program welcomes boys and girls aged 4 to 14. We offer age-appropriate divisions to ensure an enjoyable experience for all participants.

We have year-round recreational programs:

• Fall Recreational Soccer season usually runs from September to November.
• Winter Academy usually takes place from January to February..
• Spring Recreational Soccer  season usually runs from April to June.
• Summer Academy usually takes place from June to July.

• In our Recreational Soccer program, your player will be placed on an age appropriate team. Practices are run by the team’s coach(es) with the location, dates, and times dependent by team. Games against other local teams are played on the weekend.

• Academy Style programs are soccer schools that focus on providing skills and drills for the players, with some small-sided scrimmages.

Our Mini Kickers program is an Academy Style program  for boys and girls aged 4-5 years old. Players meet on Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm at Shorty Garcia Park for 8 weeks during the Recreational Soccer program seasons (Fall and Spring). Registration in Mini Kickers includes a t-shirt and participation award.

Logistics

Players will need soccer cleats, shin guards, and a soccer ball (size varies depending on age group). Water bottles are recommended as well. Uniforms will be provided by the league for our Fall & Spring season Recreational Soccer programs.

Most recreational teams practice at Accinelli Park. Location is subject to change however, based on availability.

Recreational soccer teams usually practice once or twice a week, with games on weekends. Practices typically last between 1-2 hours.

Our recreational teams play local teams from Union City, Hayward, Fremont, and San Leandro.

Registration

You can register your child using this link: UCYSL Recreational Soccer Registration.

Teams are typically formed based on age and skill level. We strive to create balanced teams to ensure fair and competitive matches.

Parents can request a teammate or coach. Requests cannot be guaranteed but we will try to accommodate as many as possible.

Yes, we welcome parent volunteers to help with coaching, team management, and other aspects of the program. We also offer a coach’s discount: 1 free recreational registration fee for each team coached. If you're interested in volunteering, please submit a Recreational Coaching Interest Form.

Yes, we offer sibling discounts of $25.

Other

Send an e-mail to rec@ucysl.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Recreational Highlights