SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer League
Thank you so much for all your support over the past 21 years! We hope you’ll join us this winter for our 22nd Season! Si necesitas ayuda en español comunícate con Luis Azucena al 415-990-3158, por favor!
Team Registration for the 2020 SFRPD Jose Coronado Indoor Soccer Season opens on Monday, 10/7/19 at 10:00am! To enter your team(s) and secure your spot, please:
- Go to sfrecpark.org/register.
- Click “Create an Account” on the top right corner of the page, if you don’t already have one.
- If entering one or more 14U & younger teams, pleaseenter Activity #23995. For 15U & older teams, please enter #23996.
- You can choose to pay right away or before 11/29/19.
- For a more detailed explanation of the steps, please check out this link: Instructions To Enter Teams into the 2020 League
- Registration will close on 11/1/19 or once we’re full, whichever comes first. Once registered, you’ll receive an email with all of the key details you’ll need for the season, which will include a template to send us all of your team’s information. You’ll need to complete and email that spreadsheet to email@example.com. Here’s a link to that template:
For those of you in search of a team for your child, please fill out the following form and we’ll do our best to match you with a team. If we have enough players in a particular age/gender/skill-level, we’ll group them together, create a new team and help the parents find a suitable coach:
For those of you with a team in need of additional players, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments, key team information, and initial rosters must be received by 11/29/19 to be included on the schedule…please send along your team name(s) and desired division(s) ASAP to be included in our Preliminary Divisions. Rosters will be final at 5:00 on Monday 1/13/20.
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! Only teams can register – we’ll do our best to match free agents with teams in need of additional players. The cost per team is $540 for 14U and younger, $590 for 15U and older. 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 will be 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 will be 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, will not be allowed to play in our Recreation Division. Players may “play up” up to two years; no players can “play down”. As teams register, the preliminary breakdown of the divisions will be published on our site so you can make a more educated decision about which is most appropriate for your team. Anyone with issues or questions about the placement of any of the teams is encouraged to contact our office. Once the divisions are finalized, the preliminary schedule will be created and you’ll have three days to review for potential schedule changes, before the final schedule is posted. There will be a max of 9 teams per division. Each additional team will be placed on a waiting list; if we have enough teams on the waiting list to create two divisions of 6 or more teams, we will do so, as long as the league is not already at capacity.
Coach Passes: 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. If the head coach does not have proof of a passed background check before the league begins, the team will not be included on the schedule. 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 email@example.com
Player Passes and Official Rosters
Before each game, coaches for 9U and older teams will need to show the referee their player passes – printed piece of paper with the names, pictures, and birth years of the players on his or her official roster. Similar player passes from other leagues or our 2019 season will suffice. Those pictures will be checked against our official rosters listed online and on the gameday scoresheets. If you don’t have player passes for your teams, you may include each player’s picture in the space provided next to their names and use that printed form on gamedays. 9U and older players will not be able to play without having their pictures presented. No child can be on more than one roster.
Here are the key dates for the 2020 season:
Registration Opens: Monday, 10/7/19 @ 10:00am
*Registration Closes: Friday, 11/1/19 @ 5:00pm (or once the league is full, whichever comes first)
Payments must be received: Friday, 11/29/19.
Preliminary Schedule Published: Tuesday, 12/3/19
Final Schedule Published: Friday, 12/6/19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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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