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Welcome to Saratoga Soccer!

Frequently Asked Questions

I know that AYSO expcets us to have a volunteer job. How can I learn more about them?

  • There are many kinds of jobs in AYSO from those that include lost of outdoor time with the players (such as coaches and referees) or administrative jobs that help keep the region operating (such as Treasurer or Purchasing Director). To learn about available jobs, click HERE.

How do I manage my email address for Saratoga Soccer email lists?

  • Whenever you register your player or register as a volunteer, Saratoga Soccer automatically adds you to our email lists so that you can receive news and updates about the programs.
  • You can change, add or delete email address by logging into and going to the settings gear on the "MyAccount" page. Please note this affects all team-related emails as well.

 What does it cost to register my child?

  • Registration fee is $182.50 for the first child and $152.20 for each additional child.
  • Players in our U5 program cost $132.50 and the parents are not required to volunteer as they are expected to participate with their U5 player instead.
  • We typically have a $10 EarlyBird discount (Before July 1st for Fall or Jan 1st for Spring) 

How long is the season?

  • Each Fall and Spring season is 10 games long. In Fall we start with an extra Saturday called SoccerFest on the Saturday before Labor Day. SoccerFest is normally for ages up to 12U and gives coaches, referees and parents a fun and no pressure event to work out the bugs for the coming season. The regular season begins the Saturday after Labor Day. 10U and 12U will have season ending tournaments in Fall only.
  • For Fall 2017 SoccerFest is August 26th, first regular games are Sept. 9th and season ends on Nov 11th.
  • Always check the regional calendar for details under the Calendar tab on our website and we will try to make all updates there..

Are there playoffs or tournaments?

  • In Fall (only) there are season ending tournaments for all age groups except for 5U, 6U and 8U. In 10U we have a regional tournament among only the Saratoga teams. The top team (or teams) from that tournament qualify for the Area Tournament which is in early December. In 12U and 14U, there are Area standings and the top teams qualify for the Area tournaments in November. Always check the regional calendar for details under the Calendar tab on our website.

What is a Club team?

  • A Club team is one where the players are selected thru a tryout process. The Saratoga Soccer Club is designed to provide a more challenging level of soccer for players who have the interest, skills and abilities.  It retains AYSO's spirit, organization and Six Philosophies within a highly competitive Club environment and play in the Norcal Premier League, competing against other non-AYSO competitive clubs.  Our Club's focus is player development, good sportsmanship and the fun of being part of an effective team. To learn more about Saratoga Soccer Club  Click Here.

In what age division does my child play?

  • AYSO age divisions are:
    • 5U
    • 6U
    • 8U
    • 10U
    • 12U
    • 14U
    • 16U
    • 19U

  • The division that your child plays in is based upon the Calendar year he/she wass born in and that hold for the "Membership Year". The membership year runs from January 1st through December 31st of the following year. This means that your child plays in the same age division in the Fall and the following Spring based upon his/her age in Fall. For example, if your child played in 8U in Fall 2017, they also play in Under 8 in Spring 2015 as Spring Soccer is part of the 2017 membership year.
  • See AYSO Age Guidelines for more details and examples.

What team does my child play on?

  • Except for Select teams (See FAQ on Select teams), players in each age and gender division are distributed across all of the teams for that division based upon player rankings and age. In Spring soccer only, a coach may retain up to 5 players (including their own child) from their Fall team if desired.
What is a player ranking?
  • At the end of each playing season, coaches prepare a player evaluation based upon their season's experience with the player. That evaluation is used to create an average player ranking which is used in balancing players across teams.

What if my child has never played before?

  • If your child has not played in AYSO before, we use an average default player ranking and focus on age to help place your child on a team..

When does my child practice?

  • We refer to team practices as trainings as the focus of the sessions is to teach your player important soccer skills. The training days are set by the coach who is a volunteer and sets the training dates based upon training field availability and his/her work schedule.

What if my child has a conflict with the training schedule?

  • Because the schedule is set by field and coach availability, it can happen that your child may not be able to make one or both sessions during the week. Sadly, we cannot make player changes after teams are formed.

Where does my child train and play?

  • In the Fall all age groups up to and including 12U, play at Congress Springs Park ("CSP") in Saratoga. Older age groups including some 12U play at various locations on nearby area playing fields depending upon seasonal schedules. For information and maps to area fields check out our fields page under the Information tab on our website or linked here at
  • In the Spring 5U thru 10U teams play at Redwood Middle School and other Area fields as set by the Area schedules. 1U4 and above play area Area fields as set by the Spring schedule.

What if it is raining on training or game day?

  • Most of our field providers (School Districts and City Parks Departments) are concerned about the condition of fields when they get soaked with rain. Each field has someone who monitors the field conditions and operates it within the guidelines given by the field providers. Check the Field Status Page ( for up to date status of fields and follow the instructions as they are described there.

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Saratoga Soccer (AYSO Region 27)

PO Box 2933 
Saratoga, California 95070

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 650-391-4817
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