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2022-23 Program

2022-23 Seals Program Summary

SF Seals is excited to announce the 2022-23 Seals Soccer Program!  We spend a majority of our operating budget on 3 things:

  1. Cost of delivering the Program (e.g. league fees, tournament fees, fields, refs, equipment, etc.) 
  2. Coaching and professional development of our coaches
  3. Financial Aid to players who have demonstrated need 

We know club soccer is very expensive.  Therefore, we constantly strive to deliver the best possible program at the lowest possible cost.  SF Seals is proud to constantly innovate and refine our program in order to maximize the development of all Seals players.

As an Approved Public Benefit Organization (APBO), SF Seals will be able to deliver our program without charging extra fees for practice fields from SFRPD.

Summary Highlights For 2022-23 Program:

  • One fee covers all training and games throughout the program period
  • State Cup competition is included in U14+ NorCal Premier/Gold travel programs
  • One or Two regional tournaments are included in all NorCal travel programs based on competitive tier level
  • Additional club training ranging from age-based scrimmages to conditioning/fitness/agility/speed workouts and specialized Goalkeeper training are all included as part of the program fee

Fall 2022 Season will start the week of:

  • August 29 for competitive travel teams for 12+ weeks
  • September 5 for recreational teams for 11 weeks
  • September 5 for microsoccer teams for 10 weeks

Our Winter Training session will run from Nov 28 through February 24.

Spring 2023 Season (pending SFRPD field permits) will likely start the week of:

  • Feb 27 for competitive travel and recreational teams for 12 weeks
  • March 6 for micro teams for 10 weeks

For more information, please contact info@sfseals.com or register for more information by clicking on the link below.


Summary of SF Seals Programs

* NorCal U9-10 2nd & NPL U12-14 3rd Practice to be held on non-SFRPD field 

Each NorCal Team must meet residency requirement that 90% is made up of SF Residents

Additional Club trainings including Goalkeeper Training is included in the Program Fee for all Seals players

1 10 Month Payment Plan Option:

  • Available for a small admin fee

2 Seals Team Uniforms:     

  • Rec teams – Seals uniform shirt included in season fee (in lieu of a training jersey)
  • Competitive teams - returning players need not purchase new uniforms

3 Club Trainings held at non-RPD facilities

Expenses not included in Program Fee:

  • Personal equipment such as cleats, shin guards, and optional team gear such as jackets and backpacks.
  • Player travel costs for practices, games and tournaments.
  • Coach flight, lodging & meals for overnight tournaments, if any.
  • Team expenses such as game snacks, team parties and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Playing Time Guidelines

At SF Seals, our primary objective is player development.  We believe that playing in games as well as diligently participating in scheduled training sessions are important components of the player development process.

  • Recreational Soccer - we adhere to SFYS rec league guideline of minimum of half a game for every player.  However, if a player is misbehaving or acting in a manner that seriously and negatively impacts the overall experience for his teammates, the coach may withhold the player from participating further in a game.
  • Competitive Soccer (Bronze/Silver) - while there are no minimum playing time rules set by playing leagues, our coaches will always give playing time to all players who are attending training sessions and working diligently to improve themselves and make a positive impact on the team.  Typically, all players should expect to play a minimum of 1/3 to 1/2 of a game.
  • Competitive Soccer (Gold/Premier) - our most competitive teams may utilize more variable playing time tactics based on the significance of each game.  However, it is extremely rare to have any player not play in a game.

Guest Player Policy

At SF Seals, we adhere to the guest playing rules set forth by the participating league of the team.  In leagues (travel competitive divisions) where guest players are allowed, SF Seals will only use guest players for the following reasons:

  1. When a team's game roster is short due to conflicts for players (vacations, school activities, illnesses & injuries, etc.), the team will invite appropriate guest players from other teams in the club (as allowed by league rules) in order to field a full team for the game.
  2. In select cases, the Director of Coaching may move a lower level or age player up to a higher level or age team game in order to further accelerate that player's development path.  In most cases, this is combined with shortage of players on the higher level or age team.

SF Seals do not move "ringers" or higher level players down to a lower level team for the purpose of winning games.  We strive to provide appropriate, yet challenging level of competition for each team in order to maximize the development opportunity for our players.

SF Seals Scholarship Fund

SF Seals is 501c3 non-profit organization committed to making high level, competitive soccer accessible to as many SF families as possible.  A scholarship application and more information can be found at: www.sfseals.com/scholarships

Refund Policy

Once a player has been registered to play for the team, the player is committed for the annual program.  There are no refunds except under special conditions as each team's annual budget is based on the annual program fee of registered players.  Special pro-rated refund requests may be submitted in writing to the Seals Executive Director and the Director of Coaching for consideration. 

For players and teams interested in special arrangements such as Fall or Spring season only, please contact us for more information.

General Information