SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer League
Thank you so much for all your support over the past 21 years! We’re looking forward to a great 22nd Season! Si necesitas ayuda en español comunícate con Luis Azucena al 415-990-3158, por favor!
2020 League – General Info: Beginning Sunday, January 5th, at 15 SFRPD recreation centers across the city, boys, girls, and co-ed teams, from 5U – 18U, in Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced Divisions, will compete in our 22nd 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 Advanced Divisions are based on the calendar year, so, for example, 10U players must have birthdates between 1/1/10 and 12/31/10…they are “turning 10 in 2020”. Those turning 19 in 2020, that are still in high school, will be allowed to play in the 18U division. The Recreation Divisions are based on School Year for Pre-K – 8th Grade, and on calendar year for high school teams. Teams that played in competitive divisions in other leagues, along with Club teams with ANY competitive players, may not be allowed to play in our Recreation Division. Players may “play up” up to two years; no players can “play down”.
Approved Coaches: Proof of a passed background check – will be required for ANY coach to be on the floor with the players. If you have not already passed a background check as a volunteer or coach in an SFRPD program, you are required to go through and pass a formal background check on your own. Each coach will be required to show a picture ID and confirm that his or her name is on our official list before each game begins. Here are the instructions:
- Please fill out the application form below and indicate your intent to work with “Indoor Soccer”.
- Then go to Appointment Plus link to schedule an appointment online.
- Please bring the completed application packet and a valid photo ID to your appointment at 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117. Cross street is John F Kennedy Dr.
- Frequently asked questions on how to become a volunteer.
- For any questions contact our main office at 415-831-6884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Official Rosters / Game Report Forms: Before each game, coaches will need to confirm that their players are listed on the Game Report Form, which is taken directly from the official Rosters. No player can be on more than one roster. No player can play that isn’t on the roster. We will no longer be requiring Player Passes. Everyone’s on their honor. If we find that a player has played who is not on the roster, the consequences could include suspensions, forfeits, and disqualification from post-season play.
Here are the key dates for the 2020 season:
Registration Opened: Monday, 10/7/19 @ 10:00am
Registration Closed: Friday, 11/1/19 @ 5:00pm (or once the league is full, whichever comes first)
Payments received: Friday, 11/29/19.
Preliminary Schedule Published: Tuesday, 12/3/19
Final Schedule Published: Friday, 12/6/19 (See Above)
Mandatory Coaches’ Meeting / Referee Demonstration / *Jersey Distribution: Monday, 12/9/19 – 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, 12/14/19 @ St. Mary’s. 9:00am – 4:00pm, lunch included. For more information or to register, please contact Luis Azucena at email@example.com or 415-990-3158.
All Coaches Must be Verified: Saturday, 1/4/19
2020 Gamedays: Sundays, 1/5/20, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2 (some morning games), 2/9, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, & 3/22. (NO GAMES on 1/19 or 2/16)
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, 1/13/20 (the day after the second Sunday of games)
Conflicts: During the regular season, once the schedule is published, there will be NO changes…unless we have written permission from all teams involved. 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.
Playoff Brackets: TBA before the regular season begins.
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. We would 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, League Director
Luis Azucena, Head Referee
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