Enjoyment and player development meet through the combination of technical and tactical practices focused on maximizing the time each player has with the ball. All players are placed on teams of 15 - 20 players and meet once or twice per week, depending on the availability of the head coach, beginning early to mid-August through the end of October for training with the team’s volunteer head coach, and also play 8 - 10 league games on weekends starting the Saturday prior to Labor Day weekend.
All U14 – U19 teams are assigned a practice field at Athan Downs Park or Old Ranch Park. Each team is allotted 90-minute practice sessions. The weekend games are played in the 11v11 format (10 field players + a goalkeeper). Volunteer coaches are designated to run the weekly practices and supervise the weekend games for their respective teams. All U14 games are played in San Ramon and Dublin through the club’s joint playing league, while the U16 and U19 teams play in San Ramon and other East Bay area towns (Fremont, Livermore, Newark, etc).
Coaches are selected by the Developmental Director from parent volunteers who express interest. Volunteering to coach offers a rewarding opportunity to work with children and build their skills and self-esteem. All coaches and assistant coaches are required to register for the club and to get fingerprinted for background check. SRFC provides support to volunteer coaches by providing coaching curriculum handouts and free coaching clinics beginning in August.
U14 – U19 recreational teams are formed in late July and players are assigned to teams by the San Ramon FC staff.
Coaches will notify players of their team placement by early August.
Rules information to be posted soon.
NorCal Premier - District 3 - Nickel Division
Questions, comments or suggestions for this age group? Please contact your Age Group Coordinator, Jovan Yamagishi (click to email).
Jovan is the first point of contact for coaches and families with questions about our program, game schedules, etc in the U14-U19 age groups.