Competitive Soccer Program

Competitive Soccer Try-outs

U8 - U14: Mon, Tues, Wed - May 13, 14, 15.

Time starts  -  4pm. Location is Christa McAuliffe Park - 2400 Merrychase Dr.,  Cameron Park, Ca.

U15 and Above: Mon, Tues, Wed May 20, 21, 22.

Time starts -  4pm. Location is Christa McAuliffe Park - 2400 Merrychase Dr.,  Cameron Park, Ca.

2024 Comp Age Matrix

Birth YearAge Group

Competitive Teams / Coaches planned for Fall Soccer 2024

Comp Teams
U8 Girls 2017 – Keith Rowe - Bronze
U9 Girls  2016 - Cory Candelario  - Bronze
U10 Girls  2015 - Gene Groninger and Ashlee Powers - Bronze
U11 Girls 2014 – Cory Candelario, Ben Signor, Karie Russo - Silver
U11 Boys 2014 – Denis Karidis - Silver
U12 Boys 2013  - Brandon Powers – Bronze
U12 Boys 2013 - Kelley Souza – Bronze
U13 Girls 2012 - Paul Rice and Keith Rowe - Silver
U13 Girls  2012 - Neal Clanton and Will Fausel – Bronze
U13 Boys 2012 - John Shebl  – Bronze
​**U14  Boys 2011 - Team may return  (Currently searching for a Coach)
U15 Boys 2010 -  Olivier Dapremont and Mark Herrera - Bronze

Comp Soccer Sponsorship Information

Comp sponsorship form included in the link below.

PSC Comp Sponsorship Information.pdf


Registration: $205 once accepted on a comp team.

Uniform kits include a complete home-kit and away-kit, resulting in a higher cost than recreational uniforms. Cost TBD

Additional costs vary from team to team to cover tournament registration, cup registration and advanced training opportunities. These team fees typically range between $300-600 per player for the season. Many teams organize fundraising events or obtain sponsors to help lower these costs.

Comp Coordinator: Cory Candelario


Competitive Soccer Overview

The Competitive Program is a great opportunity for players to experience a higher level of soccer. Players have the opportunity to take their game to another level, become a better player and simply have fun. Team selection is through a tryout process, which takes place in January, February, or May depending on age group. Teams have a longer training period, typically participate in 4+ tournaments a year and cup play in addition to the fall league season.


Teams for ages U9 through U19 for boys and girls are offered. Roster sizes grow with age as teams progress from 7v7 play at U9 to 9v9 at U11 and 11v11 at U13 and older. Field and goal sizes also increase with age.


While Competitive team head coaches are still volunteers, they are appointed via an application process. The goal is to provide players with training from more experienced and knowledgeable individuals. Some teams chose to additionally enhance training through the use of professional coaches and trainers.

We encourage comp coaches to seek out training via US Soccer U.S. Soccer Learning Center. Coaches can take the introduction course which is free and Grassroots online course (4v4,7v7, 9v9, or 11v11) that are relevant to their age group. The Grassroots courses are 2 hours and $25. The club will reimburse the cost once a certificate of completion is received.

2024 Comp Coach Application


The Competitive Program season typically runs from April through December, but may run longer if teams participate in additional season options such as spring (depending on field availability) or team advance to advanced cup play.

Teams schedule two or three 2-hour practices per week. The summer period provides opportunities to play in weekend tournaments, with regular league play through fall, followed by post-league cup play in November and beyond. The number and location of tournaments entered is up to the individual team (typically 4 or 5), but there are plenty of options within the Sacramento region. Teams do tend to participate in at least one travel tournament requiring overnight stay (for example to the Bay area or Santa Cruz), which is always a memorable experience for the team and may choose to participate in non-CYSA tournament opportunities such as sand soccer and/or small sided options (5v5 or 6v6 soccer).

League games are primarily in the Sacramento region, but the district-playing region extends north to Chico and south to Modesto. Occasionally teams from other districts are approved to participate in our district to enhance playing opportunities for all and travel beyond our district may be required. The 10-game fall league schedule includes 5 home games and 5 away games from late August through mid-November.

Tryout Process

In order to play in the competitive program, players must attend tryouts for their age group. Through a series of drills and games, coaches assess players' abilities to ultimately select a competitive team roster. A second team may be formed depending on the number of players attending tryouts showing suitable ability and the availability of coaches.