2018 SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer League
Congratulations to all players and teams that participated in the 2017 Season! Welcome back to all returning teams…and welcome to all new teams! Thanks so much for all your support of youth soccer in San Francisco!
League Info: Beginning on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, at 14 SFRPD recreation centers across the city, boys and girls teams, from U5 – U18, in Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced divisions, will compete in our 20th Season of 5-on-5 SFRPD Indoor Soccer! The rules are similar to traditional futsal – it is a fast-paced, exciting game and the league serves as a great opportunity to develop each child/team’s fundamental skills leading up to the spring outdoor season and, hopefully, a lifelong love of soccer.
In order to participate, each player must join a team from a local club, school, or neighborhood…or create your own team. A team representative or coach will then register and pay for each team. If an individual is unable to find a team, please contact email@example.com and we will make every effort to direct you to teams that are in need of additional players.
Those who participated in the 2017 will NOT have to show proof of their birthdates in order to register. New players on U8-U18 teams will be required to show proof of their birthdates, in person, at Mission Rec Center, or via email, prior to the season, in order to play. All U8-U18 Coaches will be required to to show Player Passes for their teams to the referees before each game; passes from other local leagues (traditional and digital) will be honored. If you don’t have your own, we’ll create them for you.
There are a handful of soccer clubs and teams within the city that make up a majority of the total (nearly 300) teams in our league: Mission SF Soccer, SF Viking Soccer, BAGU (Bay Area Girls Unite), SF Aftershocks, Goodsam Mariposas, Mission Green, SF United, SF Glens Evolution, SF Seals, Jamestown, SF Rush, SF FC, Grattan, Rooftop, and Firedragons are some examples. All of whom have great coaches. The rest of the teams are tied into various schools and neighborhoods throughout the city…again, all of whom with great coaches.
Here are the key dates for the upcoming 2018 season:
*Registration Opens: Monday, 10/9/17 @ 10:00am
*The link to the registration site will be posted that morning, instructing you to either fill out an online form with all of your team and player information OR submit a spreadsheet (or spreadsheets). Here’s the spreadsheet template:
Registration Closes: Monday, 11/13/17 @ 5:00pm (or once the league is full, whichever comes first)
Preliminary Schedule Published: Tuesday, 12/5/17
Final Schedule (w/ Playoff Brackets) Published: Friday, 12/8/17
Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting / Referee Demonstration / Jersey Distribution: Monday, 12/11/17 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ Mission Rec Center (2450 Harrison St.)
2018 Gamedays: Sundays, 1/7/18, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 (some morning games), 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, & 3/25
Locations: Betty Ann Ong, Eureka Valley, Glen Canyon Park, Hamilton, Joseph Lee, Minnie & Lovie Ward, Mission, Moscone, Palega, Potrero Hill, Gene Friend – SOMA, St. Mary’s, Sunset, & Upper Noe. Each team/division will play at just one rec center throughout the regular season; post-season games might be played elsewhere. Please click on the name of your assigned facility to find that location’s home page and directions.
Rosters are Final: Monday, 1/22/18 (the day after the second Sunday of games)
Conflicts: During the regular season, once the schedule is published, there will be NO changes…unless it is determined that a team has been placed in the wrong division mid-way through. If there are any conflicts during our season/playoffs with the SF Youth Soccer League’s opening games in mid/late March, the SFYS has agreed to schedule those teams’ games on Saturdays…we will work together if there are any conflicts to reschedule games. However, it is imperative that we know if you’re using alternate team names for each league. When the State Cup schedules come out in February for late March, if your team has a chance to make it into our playoffs, you should contact them to inquire about adjusting their schedule right away…they were able to accommodate such requests last season.
History of the League: In the 1970’s and 80’s, no one meant more to youth soccer in the Mission than Jose Coronado. For nearly 20 years, he helped the kids he coached on the Guadalajara Chivas club team at Folsom Park learn how to play soccer with passion, become better students, and develop into upstanding members of a community that still thrives today. As an assistant coach for McAteer High School, his teams won city championships in 1984, 1985, and 1986. A native of Guatemala and San Francisco State graduate, he tragically passed away from pneumonia in 1989 at just 44 years old. His friends and family petitioned the city to rename Folsom Park as the “Jose Coronado Playground”. And in 1999, seeing a need for a winter soccer program, Jose Guzman, Oscar Jimenez, Frank Cassinelli, and Luiz Azucena, in conjunction with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, started the Jose Coronado SFRPD Indoor Soccer League. In this, our 20th season, we’d like to thank his friends and family for keeping his spirit alive in the city, neighborhood, and game he loved.
On behalf of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, thank you to all of the players, coaches, and parents for all your support over the years!
Nate Birnbaum & Tom Sandoval, League Directors