Our program is designed to introduce and develop young soccer players from the recreational level into a competitive player development environment. The program is managed and operated by The Santa Clara Youth Soccer League and provides an affordable value to our families.

Our Values

Mid-level Competitive Soccer

Santa Clara Youth Soccer logo
Norcal Premier Soccer logo
Cal North logo

The Santa Clara Lions FC is an affordable program for new to mid-level competitive soccer players and is part of the larger organization, Santa Clara Youth Soccer League, based in Santa Clara, California. Our teams compete in NorCal Premier and CalNorth soccer leagues (bronze and silver divisions) and local soccer tournaments.

Diagram showing Santa Clara Lions Soccer is a mid-tier youth soccer team. Santa Clara Youth Soccer Rec program is less competitive and the Santa Clara Sporting Club is more competitive.
Santa Clara Lions, we play in mid-tier level competition and participate in local tournaments. Our teams are a step above recreation level soccer, but not top-tier competitive teams that compete in elite national level tournaments.

With the Lions, recreation level soccer players can take the jump from recreational soccer and explore competitive soccer with professional coaching and a focus on player development of technical and tactical skills.

Commitment & Expectations

Competitive soccer with the Lions FC is a year long commitment (August-June).

Players are required to:

  • be interested in soccer
  • follow soccer outside of training to help grow their understanding of the game both on and off the field
  • arrive on time
  • be excited about learning and growing as a player

Parent/guardian involvement, in support of their players development, includes:

  • soccer IQ (knowledge) through watching professional games
  • arriving on time to all team practices, games and tournaments
  • Teamsnap communication (app download required)
  • reading and responding to all club communication

Register and schedule a tryout. An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours of registration. The email will provide specifics for the tryout.