2015 SPRING SOCCER REGISTRATION

 

San Pablo United  Youth Soccer Club invites all children ages 4-19 to register for our spring soccer season which begins in April and runs through June.  Come meet new friends, learn and play the beautiful game of soccer. SPUYSC has a long time tradition of providing youth soccer to our community.  Join the tradition today by registering  in person during one of our walk up registration sessions.

Register now

WALK UP REGISTRATION AT MAPLE  Hall, San Pablo City Hall 13831 San Pablo Ave 94806

Saturday January 24 2015  From 10;00am -2;00pm

Saturday January 31 2015    From 12;00pm -4;00pm

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

•NEW PLAYERS ONLY NEED Copy of Birth Certificate

• Cash, Check or Money orders

•New  Players ages 9-19 will require a passport size photo

 

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New soccer field update.

Progress is going well on the new San Pablo Soccer Fields

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Rumrill Sports Park nears completion

Work on the new fields started August, 2014. Looking at the park project,  It looks to be completed by spring of 2015. This will add 2 new fields. making up to 4 Fields for San Pablo’s use. It’s looking pretty good so far. Drive by and check it out. I will post photos this weekend. I am excited about this.

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Soccer tips for better play

I have added a page to help those wanting to improve their game even more.  Feel Free to read it.

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First club meeting for 2015.

Hello coaches and team managers,

Welcome to our first 2015 soccer club meeting, meeting will be held at
MOUNTAIN MIKES PIZZA
3340 San Pablo dam rd
San Pablo Ca, 94803
February 23rd, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
if you can please no kids will we like to cover most information for our spring 2015 season.

P.S. Also El portal soccer field it’s open this Monday 16, 2015 will also be registering from 5:00pm until 6:30pm

San Pablo United Youth Soccer “Pride with Purpose “Changing our community one Goal at a time”

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2015 spuysc photos

 

 

Your team can be seen here too, become apart of SPUYSC. and join the fun.

 

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Should my Child Play for a Club that has ECNL & USSDA?

Should my Child Play for a Club that has ECNL & USSDA?
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Should my Child Play for a Club that has ECNL & USSDA?

Many people believe that in order for their child to have a chance to play soccer in college or at a professional level that they need to play club soccer somewhere that has an ECNL (Elite Club National League) or USSDA (United States Soccer Development Academy) program. The simple reality is that this is not true. That being said, players that are playing on USSDA and ECNL teams are going to have much greater exposure to college scouts than anywhere else.

But remember, this is only for the actual ECNL and USSDA teams. Most clubs that have these teams also have traditional “Club” teams as well. The purpose of these club teams is to create a feeder system into the ECNL and USSDA teams, but also to financially support the ECNL and USSDA teams. USSDA and ECNL clubs usually offer large amounts of scholarships as an incentive to get the best players to come and play for their team. Because it is extremely expensive to run an ECNL or USSDA program, the rest of the club must financially support these programs. This means that the fees paid by all “Club” players is going to be much higher than most of the clubs in the area without those programs.

All of that said, this decision changes depending on the age of the player. If your player is 14 or younger then it is not important for them to be playing at a club that has ECNL & USSDA. This is simply because at such young age a good club is going to be focused on development of it’s players. Usually any club that has ECNL & USSDA is going to be much more focused on winning. When it comes to development a lot of coaches will trade development for winning. Development is what is important. If you put your player in ECNL or USSDA at U14 they will be joining a team with 35 other players. The reality of this is that only 11 players get to play at a time so the majority of the time they will be sitting on the bench. Players do not develop by sitting on the bench. It makes much more sense for this player to play for a club team where they are going to play the majority of minutes each game.

If your player is 15 or older then it would make sense for them to play for a club that has ECNL & USSDA because they will have more exposure to college scouts. Even if they aren’t playing on the ECNL or USSDA teams, they will still be in an environment of excellence where they will be in front of the ECNL & USSDA coaches on a weekly basis. If they are good enough then those coaches will ask them to be apart of the ECNL or USSDA teams, and this is the best gateway to college or professional soccer.

In conclusion, what is important is that your player is getting playing time, and is being challenged at all times. This may be possible playing for a club that has ECNL & USSDA, but it certainly is not a necessity to play for one of these clubs.

If you player is good enough, an ECNL or USSDA club is going to come find them and invite them to join the team.

Let the debate begin!

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How to get better at soccer in just 1 week.

Step 1

Run constantly for each of your first six training days. Alternate training for endurance — which will take you through the course of 90 minutes of competition — and short bursts of speed. Three days of running three miles or more, along with sprints on the other three days and a day of rest, should do it.

Step 2

Control the soccer ball while running up and down the pitch. Known as dribbling, this skill set is very important if you are not to be a turnover machine. Become comfortable with the ball at your feet while moving up and down the field by practicing.

Step 3

Increase your power by practicing your penalty kicks. Players who score frequently on penalty kicks can be an asset for any soccer program. Take 50 practice kicks each day, working on making contact with the ball on the inside of your foot and driving it toward your target.

Step 4

Pass the soccer ball back and forth repeatedly with a partner, and learn to hit your partner in stride while running down the field. This is known as a through ball, and is crucial in creating scoring chances.

Step 5

Chip the ball up in the air to your partner, learning to lob it high over defenders into tight spaces. This skill can be developed in a relatively short time and is essential to helping your game to the next level.

Step 6

Study the fundamentals of team defense, like clearing the ball and marking your man, and incorporate those facets into your own game. This study — which you can do by watching soccer in person or on television, or on websites with many hours of soccer video such as footytube — will render you a “student of the game,” a trait that all coaches seek in exceptional players.