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2018-19 Program

Interested in our Winter or Spring Program?

We offer a winter training program for any recreational soccer player aged 6 to 19.

Here's a summary of the Winter Program:

  • Weekly club soccer training (clinic style) on Saturdays from Dec through Feb
  • 2x weekly club conditioning/speed/agility workouts  on Tue's and Thu's at Kezar Stadium
  • Sunday futsal games through SFRPD (based on space available on registered teams)
  • $150 for winter program without futsal games or $250 for winter program with futsal games
  • Includes a Seals Nike practice jersey!

Please see our homepage calendar for winter training session dates and times.

For players or teams looking to join SF Seals for the spring season, our spring program offers the following:

  • 1 weekly team practice and 1 game per weekend through SFYS Rec league
  • 1 club training with other players of their age group on Fridays (mix of soccer training when we get fields or conditioning/fitness/agility workouts) including various special sessions like goalkeeper training
  • $475 per player - includes all registration fees and a Seals practice jersey (does not including game uniform)
  • Club provides scholarships to families that need financial assistance

For competitive players, our program is an annual one (Fall to Spring as described below).  However, limited roster spots on our NorCal travel teams may be available to players who are new to competitive soccer (ie currently playing on a recreational team).

For more information, please contact yjshin66@gmail.com or register by clicking on the link below.

Summary of SF Seals Annual Programs

Team Level:

Premier or Gold

Silver or Bronze

Silver or Bronze (Younger)

Upper House or Rec

Fall League Registration:

NorCal Premier

SFYS

Fall Trainings per Week:

2 Team Soccer  + 1 Club Conditioning

1 Team + 1 Club

Winter League Registration:

SFRPD Futsal or Winter League

Winter Trainings per Week:

3 Club (1 Soccer + 2 Conditioning)

Spring League Registration:

NorCal Premier

SFYS

Spring Trainings per Week:

2 Team Soccer  + 1 Club Conditioning

1 Team + 1 Club

State Cup Competition:

Yes

No

Other Tournaments:1

1 + 1

1

0

Preseason Team Training:

1 Week Pre-Season Team Training

 

Training Jerseys:

2

1

Non-refundable Deposit:

Payment due 7/1:

Payment due 8/1:

Total Annual Program Fee: 2

$500

$725

$725

$1,950

$500

$625

$625

$1,750

$500

$500

$500

$1,500

$500

$400

$400

$1,300

Seals Team Uniforms:3

+$275

+$120

+$120

+$80

 

  1. Other Tournaments: Premier/Gold teams play 1 showcase + 1 local tourney, Silver/Bronze play 1 local tourney.
  2. 10 Month Payment Plan Option: Balance due can be paid over 10 months for a small administrative fee
  3. Seals Team Uniforms (estimated cost not included in annual fee)
  • Returning players need not purchase new uniforms if club maintains same style.
  • UH/Rec must purchase 1 jersey + 1 shorts + 1 socks.
  • Silver/Bronze must purchase 2 jerseys + 1 shorts + 1 socks. 
  • Premier/Gold must purchase uniform kit plus team bag and team jacket. 

Other Expenses not included in Annual Fee:

  • Personal equipment such as cleats, shin guards, and optional team gear.
  • Individual 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.

Each team must meet residency requirement that 90% is made up of SF residents. If SF Seals meet residency but do not meet the new SFRPD standards for an Approved Public Benefit Organization, then additional fees may apply for practice or game fields.

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 may be submitted prior to making a deposit.  If a deposit is made and the player does not accept the scholarship offer, if any, the deposit will be refunded.  For more information, please visit www.sfseals.com/scholarships

SF Seals has been granted Approved Public Benefit Organization (APBO) by SFRPD!

SF Seals is excited to announce the 2018-19 Seals Soccer Program!  As a volunteer run organization, we spend practically 100% 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 in 2018-19.

Summary Highlights For 2018-19 Program:

  • One annual fee covers pre-season training, Fall league, Winter league or futsal and Spring league seasons.
  • State Cup competition plus a local tournament is included in all NorCal travel programs
  • One additional showcase tournament is included for Premier/Gold travel programs

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.   Here are the SF Seals guidelines for playing time.

  • Recreational Soccer - we adhere to most rec league guidelines 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 (CCSL Prep or Travel 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 (Travel 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 (as long as the player is not injured and attending training sessions for the team.)

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.

2018-19 Program Registration Link

Registration for 2018-19 Season will open on Friday, May 18 for U14 and younger players and on Monday, May 21 for U15 and older players.

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.

Young Shin

Phone: 415-378-8533