EBU Rec Teams are for children in 3rd grade or older—all levels and playing experience are welcome with no tryouts.
Player Registration for the FALL/WINTER 2020 EBU REC PROGRAM is now OPEN!!!
Click here for more information about EBU Juniors programs for our youngest players (PreK - 2nd Grade)
Children born in 2002-2013 who are interested in a more competitive playing experience with professional coaching should consider our Bay Oaks program. We are currently welcoming players for the 2020/21 season.
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at Alameda Point Field
September - December (weather & other conditions permitting)
$75 Registration Fee
Modified activities led by Parent Volunteers with support from EBU Staff—no contact allowed!
GROUP SIZE & FORMATION
Alameda County issued new guidelines which allow us to have children in pods/stable groups of UP TO 15 children! This is great news—the previous limit of 11 children (plus an adult) meant that we would have had to break our rec teams up for their activities.
If a team has already formed and has one or more parent volunteers ready to coach, you may continue as a group this fall (up to15 children). You may also recruit new parent volunteers for your team, or sign up individually (without a team).
We will do our best to assign all registered players to a group; however, we will be limited by the number of Parent Volunteers available to help out in the program.
Now, more than ever, we are counting on volunteer power to make our rec program successful! Volunteers DO NOT need to commit to being at the field every week during the Fall/Winter. We are taking a flexible approach to forming groups and scheduling practices—the goal is get as many children playing as much as possible!
All volunteers will get direct support on how to lead successful, fun and safe activities under the current restrictions. Parent Volunteers will be required to complete an online safety training before hitting the field. Additional training & support for Parent Volunteers is available, including:
- US Soccer Learning Center (online courses)
- One-on-one support from Coach Drew and other experienced EBU Staff Coaches
The EBU REC Program will follow the same COVID-19 Safety Protocols that we have been using for our Bay Oaks Competitive program over the summer. Please take a few minutes to download and review the safety protocol here.
NEXT STEPS - PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Email us to let us know that you are able to volunteer as a Parent Coach this fall. The minimum commitment is three consecutive weeks/sessions, on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Let us know whether you already have a full or partial group/team of players registered to participate. Volunteers may either work with their team that's already formed, with a new group of players, or a mix of both.
U10 and older teams must be accompanied by an adult with a valid staff pass at all on-field activities. New and returning Parent Coaches must register with California Youth Soccer Association.
NEW COACHES must also complete the background check, be fingerprinted, and complete the online SafeSport training. New coaches, pleaase make sure to print the Request for Live Scan Form at the end. You need to present this form when you are fingerprinted. Check the OCA Numbers on the form they should read as follows"
District = 04
League = 14
Club = 07
To get fingerprinted, take this form to one of the approved Capital Live Scan vendors listed at this link.
You will not need to pay any Fee as long as you have correctly filled out the 'Cal North Live Scan Form
Upon completing Coach/Manager registration, you will receive an email with a link to begin the SafeSport training. The link will direct you to an access code that you must copy and use to begin the training.
Email our Fields Directors to sign up for a practice slot (minimum three weeks in a row, on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday at Alameda Point).
Coordinate with Fields Directors Get your EBU REC Coaching Kit, including attendance roster, no-contact thermometer, safety protocol, and more. We can supply additional coaching equipment to coaches as needed (cones, balls, etc).
Collect Cal North Player Registration Forms from each player in your pod/team BEFORE they participate in any on-field activities.
Hit the field, be safe and have fun!
NEXT STEPS - PLAYERS
If your child played on an EBU Rec Team (U10 - U19) last fall, please complete the short survey at this link. If your child did not play last fall, but registered for the Spring 2019 EBU Rec Season, please complete the survey at this link if you have not already done so. If your child did not play on an EBU Rec Team last fall, please proceed to Step 2 below.
Complete the Cal North Player Registration Form and email it to our club Registrar. Please note that you will need to print out and actually sign this form—electronic signatures will not be accepted by Cal North. We recommend downloading and using the Genius Scan or similar app that allows you to easily take a picture of a paper form and turn it into a .pdf file that you can them email back to us. You will also need to provide a hard copy of the form to your child's Volunteer Coach/Team Manager.
Once you have completed Steps 1-4 your child will be placed on their pod roster. If your child was already on a team that will be playing this fall, they will have priority on being placed on that same team.
Hit the field, be safe and have fun!
If you already registered your EBU Rec Team for the Fall 2020 Season, that registration will automatically carry over to the Spring 2021 season, unless you inform us that your team will not play during the spring. You may also request a refund of your Fall 2020 Team Registration Fee ($50).
The parent coach or team manager will register your EBU Rec team for the Spring 2021 Season. When you register a team, you will be asked to provide the name of two parent volunteers who will take the lead on coaching and managing the team, with support from EBU. One of those parents must be available to coach the team during practices and games. The second parent may be another coach, team manager, or other volunteer. When you register the team, you will be asked to provide the names of children that you know would like to play on your team. Priority placement will be giving to your returning players, then to any players you list who register on time. Additional "free agent" players may be placed on your team if there is space and demand. EBU is committed to making the game accessible for all, and we appreciate the support of all families in welcoming new players to their teams each year.
PLAYER REGISTRATION - SEE ABOVE
Due to uncertainty around the Spring 2021 Rec Season, we have not yet opened registration or set the registration fee. In the meantime, players may register for the EBU Rec Fall/Winter 2020 Program, which includes modified on-field activities until we can return to normal practices and league play.
EBU REC FAQ
Q: How do I know what age group my team or child should register for?
A: Recreational soccer uses 2-year age groupings, using even years. Rec Players are welcome to play up but may not play down a year. This means that a Rec Teams age group is set by the age of the OLDEST player on their roster. (Competitive soccer is organized in single year age groups by birth year).