Our fall recreational program is designed for girls and boys ages 4 to 18.
San Ramon FC’s mission is to develop players, character, and community through soccer. Players have fun and make friends through the game of soccer while developing healthy habits, self-esteem, confidence, respect, and teamwork.
Our Recreational program is one of the most successful community-based soccer organizations in Northern California.
This is a great program for both young players and new players of any age, regardless of ability. The goals of the recreational program are for players to have fun while playing and learning FUNdamental soccer skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Recreational teams are coached by parent volunteers and we provide them with the coaching resources and support needed to be successful.
If a team does not have a parent volunteer that steps up to coach at the beginning of the season, the club will continue to inquire and search for a parent within the team that can lead for the season.
The Recreational program is comprised of the following age groups:
- Recreational U5 and U6 program (3 vs 3 without a goalkeeper)
- Recreational U7-U8 program (5 vs 5 including a goalkeeper)
- Recreational U9-U12 program
- Recreational U14-U19 program
- Select U9-U14 program
On this page, you will find:
1. Fall program information
2. Age Group Coordinator contact information
3. An overview of our Recreational program
4. An overview of our Select program
For information on our specific recreational age groups, please use these links:
Players and families in our Recreational and Select programs should be aware of the following changes:
1. Effective in 2016, due to a US Soccer Mandate on Player Registration, all teams will be formed based on birth year instead of school calendar year. Please view our birth year registration chart to determine which age group your child will play in for 2017.
2. Effective in 2018, U7 Recreational teams will have a volunteer parent head coach and assistant coach who will conduct practices 1x per week during the Fall season, similar to U8 Recreational teams. Coaches will select practice times based on their work schedule together with their REC Age Group Coordinator.
Please be ready to practice one hour during the span of 4-6 pm on one particular day out of the week. The practice day and time will remain constant once chosen. The selection of time and day is dependent on your child's coach and his/her availability.
Practices for the Recreational season begin in mid-August for the U7 – U19 age groups.
The U5 and U6 division teams do not have weekday practices.
Games begin in late August or early September, depending on the age group. The season ends in early November for all age groups.
League games are run solely by San Ramon FC in the U5 to U10 age groups and in conjunction with other local area clubs in the U11 – U19 age groups.
Some games are held on Saturdays and some are held on Sunday. SRFC reserves the right to schedule games on either weekend day.
U11 and U14 teams will play games in San Ramon and Dublin, while the U16 – U19 teams will play in San Ramon and other East Bay communities under NorCal Premier League's Region 3/4 Nickel Division.
Recreational teams are typically formed in late July or early August. In some cases, teams may be formed earlier than that, depending on registration in each age group. Players are assigned to teams by the San Ramon FC staff.
Teams are formed using these primary factors:
1. Parity of teams
2. Player zip code and school attended
3. Home location of coaches
4. Field availability
San Ramon FC is focused on creating a fair and enjoyable playing experience for all its players.
Our goal is to create teams that will represent us well in our community and surrounding neighbors.
As such, families should expect the possibility of assignment to a team that practices anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes from their home, and all practice venues will be in the town of San Ramon.
Practice will begin in mid-August for U7 – U19 teams and the games begin the weekend prior to Labor Day. U7 – U19 families must expect to practice on any day(s) of the week at the discretion of the coach based on the availability of the coach.
The U5-U6 practices/games are held on Saturdays, beginning the weekend before Labor Day.
Game schedules will be posted by San Ramon FC in early August, with most age groups playing approximately 8 to 10 games per season.
Coaches are selected by the San Ramon FC Development Director from the parent volunteers who express interest. Some are returning coaches and some are new coaches, but we support every coach with care.
Volunteering to coach offers a rewarding opportunity to work with children and build their individual and team playing skills. All coaches and assistant coaches are required to register with the club and to get fingerprinted for a background check.
SRFC provides support to volunteer coaches by providing coaching curriculum handouts and free coaching clinics beginning in August.
Additional training is available through CYSA and NSCAA coaching courses.
We place an emphasis on skill development and creativity by providing coaches with United States Soccer Federation guidelines to help practices run smoother.
Through age-appropriate exercises and small-sided games, players learn basic fundamentals and technical execution at an early age, while still having fun.
Depending on the work or personal schedules of our head coaches, they will determine the best days and times so they can be in the available fields to conduct practice sessions.
Practice times can start as early as 4:00 pm or as late as 6:30 pm, and families, by registering, agree to the possibility of a start anywhere in this time frame. We cannot guarantee a start time, so parents should have their calendar open for a start time in the window provided.
San Ramon FC is proudly made up of more than 200 volunteers to make each season better than the last. From the board members, volunteer coaches, and assistant coaches, San Ramon FC is an organization built with pride by its volunteers.
It is with your help that San Ramon FC continues to improve, and in the end, none of this would be possible without your help.
If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, assistant coach, or training to be a referee, please contact us to learn more.
Visit the volunteer page for detail information, CLICK HERE
If you have questions about our fall recreational program, we encourage coaches and families to contact their designated age group coordinator FIRST.
The age group coordinator will be your first point of contact for general questions, concerns or suggestions before and during the season:
U5-U8 Age Group Coordinator: KEN RABB (click to email)
U9-U12 Age Group Coordinator: CECILIA GONZALEZ (click to email)
U14-U19 Age Group Coordinator: JOVAN YAMAGISHI (click to email)
Questions? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recreational & Select Uniform Information
Uniforms for players in our Recreational or Select program can be purchased at Soccer Pro. There will be a designated rack with all sizes of jerseys, with pre-numbered sets (1 home jersey, 1 away jersey).
Picking your own number will not be an option, so you will need to choose a number that is available to you on the rack in the size you need. Shorts and socks will also be available by size.
The price for the 2018 Recreational and Select uniform is $50.00 + tax (includes 2 jerseys, 1 pair of shorts, and 1 pair of socks).
Returning Recreational and Select players may use the same uniform from the previous year.
Uniforms may be purchased from Soccer Pro in Dublin.
Location: Soccer Pro
Address: 6635 Dublin Blvd., Suite F Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: 925.803.4435 Fax: 925.803.0481
The select program is a hybrid extension of both the recreational program and the competitive program. The select program provides players a competitive soccer experience with professional training.
It also has a higher commitment of both time and money than the recreational program. The players who participate in the select program mainly come from the recreational program.
This year we will be offering the Select program for birth years 2005 through 2008, but all players interested in the Select program must go through the Competitive tryouts set-up by San Ramon FC in May 2018.
2018 schedule is not available yet.