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Recreational Program Outline

Castro Valley Soccer Club Programs

The Castro Valley Soccer Club (CVSC) is made up of children, parents, committed soccer folks and many volunteers; within those subsets of groups, the following programs continue to evolve and flourish. Download an overview of our pdf Player Pathway in the recreational and competitive programs.

  Program Age Range Brief Description
bumblebee Bumblebee U4
(Under 4)
A fun introduction to the game of soccer for both players and parents. For players under the age of 4 years old.
grasshopper Grasshopper U5 - U6 A non-competitive introduction to soccer that will build the foundation for your child’s future soccer enjoyment and development.
cvsc U7-U8 Academy U7 - U8 This program is designed to build upon the technical skills learned in the Grasshopper program and introduce a few basic concepts to help players learn and understand the game while maximizing touches on the ball. The main priority is ALWAYS to make each session a FUN learning environment.
cvsc Recreational U9 - U12 Soccer on a recreational level. CVSC recreational teams are usually coached by a volunteer parent and play during the Fall season.
cvsc Recreational U14 - U19 Soccer on a recreational level. CVSC recreational teams are usually coached by a volunteer parent and play during the Fall season.
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CVSC Competitive U8 - U12 The Competitive Program provides year-long soccer at a higher level, with professional coaches and focuses on player development and education. The CVSC Competitive Program strives to develop a player’s passion for soccer, while they learn how to play the game.
afc AFC Competitive U13 - U19 Association Football Club (AFC) was founded by the Castro Valley Soccer Club (CVSC), Montclair Soccer Club (MSC), and Piedmont Soccer Club (PSC) aiming to provide competitive youth soccer players for the U13-U19 age group in the East Bay Area of San Francisco with the best environment, coaching, and programs to enable them to fulfill their potential to play at High School, College, or beyond.
topsoccer TOPSoccer Ages 5 through Adult TOPSoccer – The Outreach Program for Soccer – is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. It is organized by state youth soccer association volunteers. The TOPS program is designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with a mental or physical disability.
referee Referee For Youths 12 - 18 Years Old & Adults We encourage players, coaches, parents, and anyone interested (12 years and older) to take the referee class. Being a referee provides a very different perspective on the game and helps develop youth players into soccer experts. CLICK HERE to find out more information about becoming a referee.
coaching Coaching Any interested adult (over
18 years of age)
No Experience? No Problem. Lots of Experience? Share it! "Positive Coaching" is one of CVSC’s guiding philosophies and coach training and certification are available for all coaches.

The CVSC Recreational Program is for children ages 3-18 as of July 31 of the current year. Teams are usually coached by a volunteer parent. Team practices start sometime in mid-July to early August depending upon the coach and team. CVSC U7 to U14 recreational players will play all their Fall league games against other CVSC teams at a Castro Valley location. CVSC U16 and U19 recreational players will play their Fall league games against other CVSC teams and non-CVSC teams. Half of their games will be at a Castro Valley location and the other half with be at the opponents fields somewhere in Alameda or Contra Costa counties. CVSC recreational soccer is Fall League that runs from the first Saturday following Labor and usually finishes the second weekend in November. Team will play 9-10 games, mostly on Saturdays but due to limited field availability or rain outs, some games are scheduled for Sundays.

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