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 FOR WINTER/SPRING 2021 EBU REC IS NOW OPEN!
January - June 2021
Children in 3rd Grade and Older
Join or form a rec soccer team with friends, schoolmates, neighbors... or new future best friends!
EBU Rec teams normally play in the non-competitive Jack London Youth Soccer League, against teams from other local clubs. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, league play has been suspended and we do not anticipate that league restarting until Fall 2021.
In the meantime, our EBU Rec soccer program continues to give children a safe space to keep enjoying the beautiful game with their teammates! Teams meet weekly for 90-minute sessions with their coaches, doing modified soccer activities that follow our COVID safety protocols.
We expect that at some point during the Spring 2021 session, COVID restrictions will be lifted or lightened enough to allow "in-house" scrimmages between our EBU Rec teams.
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!
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.
Now, more than ever, we are counting on volunteer power to make our rec program successful! Volunteers DO NOT need to commit to the whole six-month Winter/Spring Season. We are taking a flexible approach to forming groups and scheduling practices—the goal is get as many children active 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)
- 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
TEAMS that participated in the Fall 2020 EBU Rec Program need to register the team again. All PLAYERS need to complete the Player Registration for Winter/Spring 2021 Rec Program, even if they played during the all 2020 Season.
STEP 1 - Team Registration
Register your team on Teamsnap using the link on our Program Registration Page. The Team Registration Fee is $50 for the 2020/21 season. Teams that registered/paid for Fall 2020 do NOT need to complete Step 1 again for Spring 2021.
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 Fall 2020 should email us their expected roster for Spring 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 Fall 2020. Teams will not be assigned a practice field slot until their parent volunteers have completed Step 4.
STEP 4 - COVID-19 Safety Training
STEP 5 - Background Check, Training & Registration
All parent 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 a Practice Field/Time Slot
Email us to let us know once your head coach has completed STEP 5. Your will then be invited to request a practice field/time slot. Currently, the available times are Mondays (4:15pm or 5:30pm); Fridays (4:15pm or 5:30pm); and Saturdays (2pm, 3:30pm 5pm), all at Alameda Point. Additional times and locations may become available during the Spring season as COVID-19 restrictions are lightened or lifted. Once you are assigned a slot, you will have that slot until the end of the spring season in June, unless you request a change.
STEP 7 - Coaching Kit
Email us to coordinate getting 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).
STEP 8 - Team Binder
Collect Cal North Player Registration Forms from each player in your pod/team BEFORE they participate in any on-field activities.
STEP 9 - Game On!
Hit the field, be safe and have fun!
REC PLAYER REGISTRATION
All players need to register for the Winter/Spring 2021 Rec Program, even if they played during the all 2020 Season.
Complete the EBU Rec Player Registration on Teamsnap using the link on our Program Registration Page. This includes paying the $75 player registration fee for the Winter/Spring 2021 Season.
Review the COVID-19 Safety Policies and Procedures, then and electronically sign the COVID-19 electronic waiver.
If you did not already do so during Fall 2020, 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 1-3 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 you child's team played in the 2019/20 season and is now returning for Spring 2021, your child will have priority if you request to rejoin that team. If your child is registering for the first time, or if their former EBU Rec team is not participating this spring, they will be a free agent and we will work to place them on a new team.
Hit the field, be safe and have fun!