2018 SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer League
Welcome to the 20th season of SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer! Thank you so much for joining us…and for all your support over the years!
Please click on the following links to find the schedules, standings, scorekeeping, playoff brackets, key team information and rosters:
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.
The age divisions are based on the calendar year, so, for example, U10 players must have birthdates between 1/1/08 and 12/31/08…they are “turning 10 in 2018”. We’ll make exceptions for November and December birthdays for Recreational teams. And those turning 19 in 2018, that are still in high school, will be allowed to play in the U18 division. Players may “play up” up to two years. No players can “play down”.
Physical or digital player passes from other leagues or our 2017 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 2018 online player passes. Player passes will be checked before each game, and players will not be able to play without them, unless the league office has verified that the player 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 22nd.
Here are the key dates for the upcoming 2018 season:
*Registration Opened: Monday, 10/9/17 @ 10:00am
Registration Closed: Monday, 11/13/17 @ 5:00pm
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.)
Referees’ Clinic: Saturday, 12/16/17 @ St. Mary’s Rec Center (Murray St. & Justin Dr.)
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, 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, 1/22/18 (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
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