If I have more questions who can I contact?

If you have additional questions please send email to rec-director@ucysl.org and rec-registrar@ucysl.org

Does my child get an award?

At the conclusion of the season all UCYSL players will receive a participation award.

What equipment will my child need?

UCYSL will provide a complete uniform for your child which includes socks, shorts and a jersey. Each player must purchase shin guards, soccer cleats, and soccer ball.

Who are the UCYSL Board of Directors?

Click here to get a complete list and contact information of all UCYSL Board Members.

What is Union City Premier or UC Premier?

Union City (UC) Premier is the competitive program of UCYSL.

Where can I find information regarding UCYSL’s competitive programs?

Visit the Competitive tab for a complete more information or contact doc@ucysl.org.

Where can I get news from the league regarding events or programs?

We strongly suggest all families join the UCYSL email list to receive UCYSL bulletins and updates. Go to ucysl.org and click on the “Join our Email List” button and enter your information.

Where can I find registration dates and times?

All dates are posted on the ucysl.org website.

How do I know what age group my child will be in?

Players are placed into divisions based on birth year. In the recreational program, we use 2-year age divisions.


DivisionBirth year
Under-142007, 2008
Under-122009, 2010
Under-102011, 2012
Under-82013, 2014
Under-62015, 2016

How long does the season last?

The length of the season is between 8-10 weeks and begins on Opening Day.

How long is practice?

Practices are generally one hour in length, are offered twice a week after and generally start after working hours. The UCYSL volunteer coach determines which days of the week practices will be held and the time.

Where will my child practice?

In conjunction with the City of Union City and the New Haven Unified School District, practices are held in Union City at local parks or schools determined by the league and your coach.

What size ball does my child need?

The U6 age group play with a size 3 ball, U8-U10 play with a size 4 ball and U12, and older play with a size 5 ball.

Where are the games played?

All spring season games are played at Delaine Easton Elementary school. All fall season games are played at James Logan High school for U6-U8 age groups. The U10 age group will have games on Saturdays at Delaine Easton Elementary school (spring) James Logan high (Fall) or in Newark. U12-U14 age groups in conjunction with Newark Soccer Club and Southern Alameda Youth Soccer League (SAYSL), games are to be played on Saturdays in Union City, Newark and San Lorenzo.

What is the team meeting all about?

The meeting give all parents and players the chance to meet each other, decide on practice days and times, talk about opening day, give out jerseys, give out schedules (if available).

I registered my child, what happens next?

2 – 4 weeks before opening day you will receive a phone call from the team coach to setup a team meeting.

How will I know which team I’m on?

At the 1st recreational coaches meeting all coaches will receive their team roster and will call you to set up a team meeting.

When is practice?

Practice days and times are decided by the individual coach and will be communicated to you at the first team meeting or during the initial phone call.

When will I receive a phone call from the coach?

All coaches will receive their team binders which will contain their rosters sometime in April for Spring season and August for Fall season. You should receive a phone call right after rosters are assigned.

How can I coach a team?

To coach in UCYSL contact the Director of Coaching doc@ucysl.org.

At the conclusion of the season UCYSL will reimburse each volunteer head coach their child’s registration fee. Only one coach per team will receive a reimbursement.

When does the season begin?

The season begins on opening day or the day after.

When is opening day?

Opening day is to be determined for Fall 2020 season and will take place at one of the Union City fields. Players need to arrive at the fields about an hour ahead of start of program.