Note - the following information only applies to our 'normal' recreational program, not during the Covid-impacted training pods
This Age Group Calculator
can be used to determine your child's Soccer Age Group.
US Soccer uses the terminology of "6U" to mean players who are "6-or-Under" by the end of the soccer season
(which is considered to be the combination of a Fall season plus the following Spring season)
Specific rules used in SASC Recreational soccer for each age group are summarized here
Teams will be formed based on age divisions to be established by SASC prior to the beginning of each season.
Only those players whose birth dates fall within the age divisions as established by the
Rec. Director shall be eligible to participate.
All players must provide proof of age for their first season of play.
Age divisions may be combined at the discretion of the registrar.
At the time of registration a player may request to "play up" one age division.
Players are not allowed to "play down" in a younger age division.
Registration of a player in the wrong division as a result of misinformation on the registration form may result in
the player not being assigned to a team in the correct age division.
If the error is found early enough, attempts will be made to place the child on a team in the correct division.
Team assignments within an age/gender division are done by honoring specific player preferences first,
then by other factors such as: school, geographic distribution, and date of registration.
No one is guaranteed a place on a specific team.
Age Group Coordinators and the SASC Rec. Director may make changes to any team
rosters to balance and improve fair play across an age division.
Team Roster Announcement
All coaches attend the mandatory pre-season Coaches Meeting several weeks before the season starts.
Coaches will receive their team's roster, with player contact information (assuming they have completed required background checks and are cleared to coach).
Coaches will contact all players within the first week, identify themselves, give contact information and provide practice information.
This is also a good time to recruit volunteers (e.g. Asst. Coach, Team Manager, Snack Coordinator, End of Season Awards/Party, ...)
In order to start practicing, at least one of the coaches on the team has to have cleared their background check.
Membership Guidelines / Disclaimer
ALL PARTIES TO THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES OF THE
Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club (SASC), California Youth Soccer Association
(CYSA/Cal-North) AND the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA).
Objectionable conduct or behavior, including foul or abusive language
by parents, players, or coaches during any soccer activity, including
registration, will not be tolerated and may preclude players, parents, or
coaches from participation in any activity sponsored by SASC. Anyone found
giving knowingly false information to the Club Registrar or any other club
official will be subject to disciplinary action which could result in immediate
dismissal and revocation of his/her status as a member in good standing.
SASC reserves the right to make adjustments or modifications to the
registration policy as it deems necessary to the best interest of the Club.
All SASC Coaches, Assistant Coaches and
club volunteers must complete, sign and have on file with the registrar a
completed Adult Disclosure Form, in addition to a Live Scan background check.
Rainy Days and Game Cancellation
SASC contracts with the City of Sunnyvale for the use of its fields for practice and games.
The City of Sunnyvale may close the fields if they feel that the conditions are not
suitable for use, forcing the club to cancel practices or games.
If fields are closed we must honor the decision, or risk losing our future access to the fields.
The primary means for determining field status is online via the club's
SASCFields Twitter account
which is automatically reflected on the homepage of the SASC website.
You can also check field status at city parks with the City
of Sunnyvale Parks and Recreation Turf hotline at (408) 730-7585.
If you do not confirm a cancellation you should go to the field for your game at the scheduled time.
If conditions deteriorate prior to or during the game, it is the referee and coach's responsibility
to suspend and/or terminate the game.
The decision to suspend or terminate the game will be based on an evaluation of the conditions,
the danger to the players or potential for damage to the field.
DO NOT attempt to play games on days when cancellations have been announced.
Due to the difficulties of rescheduling games and in conformance with our policy of not guaranteeing a set number of games,
the Club will not schedule makeup games due to cancellations of any nature.
However, we do encourage coaches to make arrangements with their opponents to play during the week in lieu of one of their scheduled practices.
SASC Supplies each Coach with the following (to be returned after the season):
- Medical Kit
- Mini (Pugg) goals (6U)
- Coaching Sticks (10U+)
- Goal Keeper Gloves (10U+)
- A bag to carry all
- Coaches of 6U teams must bring their pair of mini goals to each game
- Both of the first pair of teams to play each day in
age groups 8U and above are responsible for putting the nets up
- Both of the last pair of teams to play each day in
age groups 8U and above are responsible for taking the nets down
- Nets and flags are stored at the fields (flags for 8U+ fields only). They are in the
locked containers near each field
Player Equipment Rules:
- Must wear shin guards
- Must wear long socks covering shin guards
- Must NOT wear any kind of jewelry items
- Soccer shoes not required but STRONGLY recommended.
Referees will not allow anyone wearing illegal shoes from participating (cannot have a baseball-style toe cleat)