Recreational Registration & Fees
This section provides registration information for Recreational level teams, U6 through U19. Registration for Recreational teams for the Fall Season begins in early May and runs into June. A waitlist will be created when registration for an age group reaches its max capacity and players will be added on a first come first served basis when availability opens up. U6 through U19 Spring Rec Soccer is held March – May each year with registration opening up in February.
If a player has been selected for a Highlanders team please do not register through this website. Players selected for Highlanders teams will be sent a separate link via email providing details on how to register for his/her team. Spring Season is administered separately starting in February.
Please review the age group chart to locate the proper year for registering players. Also, players who do not get selected for a Highlanders team will need to follow this section’s instructions to be assigned to a PSC Recreational team.
General Registration Instructions
Piedmont currently uses the Blue Sombrero web portal to register recreational players.
- Please complete a new player/family profile or login to the portal if you have registered a previous year with PSC.
- Select the appropriate Fall season soccer registration option once you’ve established an account.
- Complete ALL steps of the online registration process. Skipping steps will slow the process for our registrar to place your player on a rec team.
- You should receive an email confirmation with your player information following the online registration process. If you have any questions regarding registration please email the PSC Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recreational Players and Teams
No tryouts are required for PSC recreational level teams. Players are assigned to teams by parent volunteer coaches and the respective PSC Age Group Coordinators. Player preferences will be accommodated to the extent possible; all U9 and older teams are formed in accordance with the PSC player draft process. Teams will be ‘flighted’ to play recreational teams of similar age and ability in the Jack London Youth Soccer League (JLYSL).
For COVID-19 safety, PSC strictly follows guidance detailed in the 2021 Site-Specific Protection Plans when scheduling and facilitating group soccer sessions.
Sunday Only Teams
PSC strives to host at least one team in each age/gender division which plays only on Sundays during the Fall season, provided there are sufficient coaches and players to form a team. PSC has done this on behalf of the entire Jack London Youth Soccer League for the past eleven years. These teams give preference to families who have custody, language school or religious conflicts with a Saturday schedule. This option needs to be checked on the registration form.
Playing Outside of Your Age Group
The California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) establishes age groups based on calendar year of birth. Please check our age group chart to see where your child should be playing in fall. The only PSC exception to CYSA is U6 in which PSC enrolls all Kindergartners.
U6-U8 age groups will play dual games, which means the team will divide their roster in half each game and play simultaneous games. Rosters can be divided in any way the coaches decide.
U7/U8/U9/U10 now includes 5 training sessions, per team, with a Professional Coach from 24-7 UK soccer. These sessions are an extra weekday learning opportunity for the players and parent coaches to attend.
Players who wish to play up in the next age group or play down with their classmates must obtain the approval of both the Age Group Coordinator of the ‘correct’ age group and the Age Group Coordinator of the age group that the player is looking to play into. To obtain permission, the player (or parent) should email both Age Group Coordinators with the request. The request should include the player’s name, grade in Fall and a brief explanation of why the player wishes to play up. Email addresses for the Age Group Coordinators can be found on our Contact page.
U6, U7 & U8 registration fees include the popular international ‘World Cup’ uniforms. U6, U7 & U8 players will be asked for sizing information during the online registration process. The team’s coach will give these to players at the first practice session.
Uniforms for U9 and older players are purchased through Soccer Post at the South Shore Center in Alameda (www.soccerpost.com). Purple jerseys (home jersey), shorts and socks are mandatory. However, you and/or your team may elect to purchase other official PSC items like away jerseys, warm-ups, T-shirts, hoodies and more. Your coach/uniform coordinator will be providing you with all the details (including a uniform number) once the teams are formed in June.
Please DO NOT order a uniform until you hear from your coach!
**SPRING SEASON does not require any additional uniform considerations.
2021-2022 Season Registration Dates and Fees
Fees are set in the Fall and Spring by the PSC board based on current costs for fields, coaching and administrative costs.
Fall Registration Fee: Fall registration fees are typically announced in May, check back on this page for an updated fee schedule.
Spring Registration Fee: A nominal fee, based on field availability, will be be announced closer to the beginning of the Spring soccer season, typically in February. A higher charge will apply to new players for Spring.
REGISTRATION IMPORTANT DATES:
Spring Rec Soccer registration typically opens up to the public in early February. Please complete the registration promptly to secure your spot.
Fall Rec Soccer registration will open up in early May. .Please complete the registration promptly to secure your spot.
There are additional soccer programs U6-U19 players can participate in directly from 24-7 UK Soccer.
For more information, please see Refund Policy (Recreational) on the Registration FAQs.
Recreational (U6 – U19)
Our programs have been developed to provide the best mix of training, coaching, and game competition to fit our players’ interests and skills.
To help players find the right fit, PSC supports both “competitive” and “recreational” teams (see details below). Every year, some players choose to move between levels (by changing teams), while others play with the same team for many seasons. We support both paths!
Fees for 2021-22 Season (Fall 2021)
* Fees are estimates, subject to change and not guaranteed until registration opens for the season.
Costs Covered by Player Fees
PSC is a 501(c)(3) non profit and we use the fees collected to cover for all operating costs, scholarships, and select capital support for local field improvement projects, including Hampton Field and Alameda Point. All PSC Board members are volunteers, except for our Director of Coaching and Registrar, which are paid positions. The chart below breaks down our primary expense categories.
Piedmont Soccer Club offers a limited number of financial scholarships each year. To apply for a scholarship, please read the PSC Scholarship Policy and apply using the online form below.
Piedmont Soccer Club Scholarship Policy
- The PSC Board shall determine, each year, the total dollars to budget for financial scholarships (if any). Scholarships in excess of this amount shall not be awarded.
- Scholarships are available to both recreational team and Highlanders competitive team players, but may only be awarded for team registration costs. Scholarships are not available for special camps, academies, or other training programs, whether offered through PSC, 24/7, or another organization.
- Scholarships applicants shall be asked to provide information describing the reason for their request.
- All scholarship applications shall be kept confidential. The VP Administration or other PSC Board officer designated by the PSC President will make scholarship decisions and only PSC Board officers shall be provided information on scholarship awards.
- Scholarship awards generally shall not exceed 50% of the team registration costs. Per item 2 above, additional costs for tournaments, State Cup, travel expenses, uniforms, and other expenses in excess of the team registration costs, shall be the scholarship recipient’s sole responsibility.
- A scholarship award in one year is, in no way, a guarantee of a scholarship award in a future year. The availability of scholarships and the size of the awards (if any) may vary from year to year.
- Each scholarship recipient is expected to complete volunteer hours for PSC in consideration of the scholarship received. These volunteer hours may be field setup and breakdown, or other jobs as determined by the VP Administration or other PSC Board officer designated by the PSC President. Any scholarship recipient who does not complete the requested volunteer hours shall be ineligible to receive a scholarship in future years.
- Any and all exceptions to the above policies may be made only with the approval of the PSC Board.
- PSC Reserves the right to modify the above policies from time to time or to eliminate them at any time at its discretion.
Piedmont Soccer Club Scholarship Application
Please complete this form to request a scholarship. Refer to Scholarship policies for additional details. Note that only a limited number of scholarships are available and not all scholarship requests can be granted.
All scholarship recipients are asked to complete volunteer hours for the club. Volunteer hours will be stated in the scholarship award communication. By accepting the scholarship award, the recipient agrees to complete volunteer hours as indicated.