EBU REC SOCCER
EBU Rec Teams are for children in 3rd grade or older—all levels and playing experience are welcome with no tryouts.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2021 EBU REC PROGRAMS!
FALL 2021 REC PROGRAM
SEP - NOV 2021
Children in 3rd Grade through High School
Join or form a rec soccer team with friends, schoolmates, neighbors... or new future best friends!
EBU Rec teams play in the Jack London Youth Soccer League, against teams from other local clubs. Games and practices are in Oakland and Alameda
SPRING SEASON: January 18 - June 12th, 2021
- Saturday Sessions @ Alameda Point Field
FALL SEASON: September 13 - November 2021 (LEAGUE PLAY!)
- Weekday practices + Saturday Games (locations vary)
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2021 IS NOW OPEN!
REC PLAYER REGISTRATION
All players need to register for the Fall 2021 Rec Program.
STEP 1 - Player Registration & Payment
Complete the EBU Rec Player Registration on Teamsnap using the link on our Program Registration Page. This includes paying the $300 player registration fee for the 2021-22 Season (Fall + Spring Seasons).
STEP 2 - Informed Consent Waiver
Review the COVID-19 Safety Policies and Procedures, then and electronically sign the Informed Consent Waiver
STEP 3 - Cal North Registration Form
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.
STEP 4 - Team Placement
Once you have completed Steps 1-3 your child will be placed on their team's roster on Teamsnap. If your child was already on a team that played during the fall, they will remain on that team unless you request otherwise. If your child played on a team during in the 2020/21 Season, they have priority if you request to rejoin that team. When completing your registration you will be able to request placement with a friend, coach, school, etc. We our best to find the best fit for each child, and to avoid having any children get stuck on the wait list for a team placement.
Hit the field, be safe and have fun!
Children born in 2003-2013 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 2021/22 season.
We always count on volunteer power to make our EBU Rec soccer program successful! Volunteers DO NOT need to commit to the whole six-month Winter/Spring Season. All volunteers get direct support on how to lead successful, fun and safe on-field sessions. 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)
- On-field support during activities
- SafeSport Certification
- Sideline Sports Injury Recognition Training
- One-on-one support from our experienced EBU Staff Coaches
SETTING UP YOUR EBU REC TEAM
New and returning teams register for the Fall 2021 EBU Rec Season.
Coaches and other Team Volunteers who registered (including background check) DO NOT need to do that process again for Fall 2021 rec soccer season.
STEP 1 - Team Registration
Register your team on Teamsnap using the "EBU Rec Team Setup Fee" link on our Program Registration Page. There is a refundable $150 team deposit, which gets refunded once your team meets their referee requirements for the 2021-22 season. Only one adult per team needs to complete this step. If you are not setting up a team, see the "REC PLAYER REGISTRATION" instructions.
STEP 2 - Roster Setup
Email our Registrar to let us know whether you already have a full or partial group/team of players registered to participate. Volunteer Coaches may either work with a team that's already formed, with a new group of players, or a mix of both. When players register they have the option to indicate which team/coach they would like to be with. Returning teams from 2020/21 should email us their expected roster for Fall 2021, and let us know if you have room to take on any additional players.
STEP 3 - Recruit Parent Volunteers
Each team needs 2-3 committed parent volunteers. This includes the head coach, plus an assistant coach and/or team manager. All volunteer coaches and team managers MUST complete Steps 4 unless they already did so during Spring 2021. Teams will not be assigned a practice field slot until their parent volunteers have completed Step 4.
STEP 4 - COVID-19 Safety Training
All coaches and team managers must review the COVID-19 Safety Protocols and sign the COVID-19 Informed Consent Waiver.
STEP 5 - Background Check, Training & Registration
Coaches and other Team Volunteers who registered (including background check) can SKIP THIS STEP Fall 2021 season—you are already cleared to volunteer. All other on-field volunteers (coaches and team managers) must register with the California Youth Soccer Association. New coaches must also complete the background check, be fingerprinted, and complete the online SafeSport training. New coaches, please 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.
STEP 6 - Request your Practice Day/Location/Time
STEP 7 - Coaching Kit & Team Equipment
Please stay tuned for more information on how to get your EBU REC Coaching Kit and Team Equipment before the start of the Fall 2021 rec soccer season.
STEP 8 - Team Binder
Assemble Team Binder with Cal North Player Registration Forms and player passes.
STEP 9 - Game On!
Hit the field, be safe and have fun!