Tryouts are held at the end of April and beginning of May. Teams will form during tryout week and practice throughout May. The league will break for the summer and come back mid-July. League games start after Labor Day and the season runs until the end of April.
All practices are held at Santos Soccer Complex on Sossaman and Warner roads. Practice nights for the majority of the teams are Tuesdays and Thursdays, however some teams have Monday and Wednesday practices depending on the coaches schedule. Older teams may have the need for additional practice nights.
For the majority of our teams in Open League, at least half of the season games are held at Santos Complex on Sossaman and Warner. The other half of the games are held throughout the valley. Almost all games are on Saturdays. Occasionally there is a make-up game during the week. Coaches can call evening scrimmages, especially during warm weather.
Our club wide training program consists of a simple, but effective, methodology for individual and team development. We believe with so many soccer development ideas out there, simplicity and consistency are very important. Introducing too many things without mastering any, can be counterproductive for progress. Less IS better.
Our coaches will master a shorter number of training ideas that can be adapted to a team’s ability level.
Every training exercise we do relates to what we want to see displayed on the field.
Yes, our teams attend tournaments. How many and which ones are determined by the coaches and individual teams.
We are forming teams for each gender from U7-U18 (birth years 2017-2006).
1. League Fees
Academy level players U7-U10 (2017-2014 birth years): $495 + $99 registration fee.
Competitive level players U11-U18 (2013-2006 birth years): $895 + $199 registration fee.
These fees are for the entire club season, July-April. There are additional training and registration fees for advanced league teams. League fees can be set up in payments.
2. Team Fees
In addition, there is a smaller team fee divided among the players of each team for tournaments, team equipment, scrimmages, and referee wages. This is determined from the costs each team decides to incur. Team fees are usually spread out throughout the year and are a minimum of $200-300 but could be more depending on the competitive level of the team.
Finally, all players must purchase the uniform kit which includes a practice, home, and away jersey, shorts, socks, backpack, and sweatshirt. We are mindful of family circumstances and have configured a cost-effective uniform kit. Uniform kits last for 2 years. We will be getting a new uniform kit in summer of 2024.
- We save field rental costs through the generous use of private fields
- Santos avoids high salaries for league employees
- Our league president is a volunteer position
- We collect revenue by renting the fields for Saturday games that do not disrupt our own training or game schedules
Yes, we have a specialized keeper coach for weekly goalkeeper training sessions. Days and times for the 2023-2024 season are to be determined.