SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer League
Thank you so much to everyone that made the 20th Season of the SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer League possible! Congratulations to our 2018 Champions and to ALL who participated! Best of luck with your outdoor season…we’ll look forward to seeing you all in 2019!
2019 League – General Info: Beginning on Sunday, January 6th, 2019, at 15 SFRPD recreation centers across the city, boys and girls teams, from U5 – U18, in Recreational, Intermediate, Advanced, and Elite divisions, will compete in our 21st 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.
Divisions: The age divisions for Intermediate and Above Divisions will be based on the calendar year, so, for example, U10 players must have birthdates between 1/1/09 and 12/31/09…they are “turning 10 in 2019”. Those turning 19 in 2019, that are still in high school, will be allowed to play in the U18 division. The Recreation Division will be based on School Year for Pre-K – 2nd Grade….and no Club teams will be allowed to play in any of the Recreation divisions. Players may “play up” up to two years. No players can “play down”.
Player/Coach Passes: Physical or digital player passes from other leagues or our 2018 season will suffice for proof of birthdates. Those without player passes, will need to provide proof of birthdates and digital pictures (through the registration process), so we can create your 2019 online player passes. Player and Coach passes will be checked before each game, and individuals will not be able to participate without them, unless the league office has verified that the player/coach is on the official roster. NO child can be on more than one roster. If you need to make changes to your roster after you’ve registered, you can do so, via email, by Monday, January 21st, 2019.
Here are the key dates for the 2019 season:
Registration Opens: Monday, 10/8/18 @ 10:00am
*Registration Closes: Monday, 11/12/18 @ 5:00pm (or once the league is full, whichever comes first. The 2017 and 2018 season both filled up.)
Preliminary Schedule Published: Tuesday, 12/4/18
Final Schedule (w/ Playoff Brackets) Published: Friday, 12/7/18
Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting / Referee Demonstration / *Jersey Distribution: Monday, 12/10/18 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm @ Mission Rec Center (2450 Harrison St.). *SFRPD-issued jerseys must be worn during games. If they are not, games will be played, but the score will be counted as a forfeit loss for the offending team.
Referees’ Clinic: Saturday, 12/15/18 @ TBA
2019 Gamedays: Sundays, 1/6/19, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3 (some morning games), 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, & 3/24
Locations: Betty Ann Ong, Eureka Valley, Gene Friend – SOMA, Glen Canyon Park, Hamilton, Joseph Lee, Minnie & Lovie Ward, Mission, Moscone, Palega, Potrero Hill, Richmond, 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, 1/21/19 (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 alternative 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, please contact them to inquire about adjusting their schedule right away…they were able to accommodate such requests last season. For Playoff games, we can reschedule games, but only on those dates…and only if all of the teams affected agree to those changes, in writing.
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”. 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 21st 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 Parks Department, thank you to all of the players, coaches, parents, referees, and staff for all your support over the years!
Nate Birnbaum & Tom Sandoval, League Directors
Luis Azucena, Head Referee
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