Fall Recreational2024-05-30T22:52:15+00:00

Welcome to the Solano Surf Rec Program!

2024 Fall Season

Registration closing June 15th

View the Recreational Practice Zone map to see which practice zone to request during registration.

Interested in coaching this year? Please fill out our 2024 Rec Coach Application

When?

Practices: Start in early August and typically are 2x/wk from 45-120min., depending on the age group and at the coach’s discretion.

Games: Every Saturday, starting August 17th through November 2nd.

Where?

Practices: Practice locations are throughout the Solano County area and are chosen by the coach’s preference.

Games: Games will take place at Octo Inn Soccer Complex. The address is 1600 Capitola Way, Fairfield. U14 & U19 should plan to periodically play games in neighboring cities

Who?

The program is open to all players ages 4-18 (U6 to U19). No previous soccer experience is necessary.

Birth year:

  • 2019 &2020- U6
  • 2018- U7
  • 2017- U8
  • 2015 & 2016- U10
  • 2013 & 2014- U12
  • 2011 & 2012 – U14
  • 2006 – 2010 – U19
Registration:

Program Costs: The program costs $175 for U6 through U8 players. $205 for U10 through U19 players. The last day to register is June 15th. Registration includes team uniform (jersey, shorts & socks), soccer ball, one photo matte with individual player and team, end-of-season medal, and player insurance. The remaining fees go towards supporting the maintenance of the fields, referee fees, field marshal fees, first aid trainers on game days, field equipment, as well as misc. expenses.

Volunteer Fee: Each player is charged an additional $50 volunteer fee. Fee can be reimbursed at the end of the season if five (5) volunteer hours have been completed with proof of completion. There are many ways to earn volunteer hours, click here for volunteer information

Financial Aid:

Please use the link below to apply for financial Aid. The deadline to apply is June 5th.

English version: https://form.jotform.com/241087700350044

Spanish version: https://form.jotform.com/241091122715143

Equipment:

Players are required to wear soccer cleats, shin guards and soccer socks over the shin guards. Please bring a water bottle to all practice sessions and games.

NO Jewelry; including earrings, are permitted at any time (games & practices)

Rec Soccer FAQ’s

Who coaches the teams?2024-05-15T19:02:57+00:00

All Solano Surf Soccer Club recreational coaches are volunteers, with most coaches also being the parent of a player. All coaches must pass through a US Club Soccer sports health program (basic first aid, heat exhaustion, concussion awareness, mandated reporter, etc.) and background check. All adults working with a team (this includes assistant coaches and team parents) MUST register with the club to obtain US Club Soccer clearance, no exceptions.

Only coaches and approved team parents will be allowed in the technical areas on game day. NO EXCEPTIONS

Who can I ask for help on game days?2024-05-15T19:03:27+00:00

All coaches are encouraged to “recruit” an Assistant Coach/team parent to help with their youth athletes before game days. ALL team members assisting with games must be registered with the club and have US Club Soccer clearance. Field Marshals are onsite at all games at Octo to help ensure everything runs smoothly. Additionally, we have an Athletic Trainer available for quick response to any medical issue on game days.

When will I be contacted about my child’s team for the season?2024-05-15T19:04:10+00:00

FALL: Rosters are released to coaches in late July, please expect to hear from your coach prior to August 1st.

What training is available to coaches?2023-10-25T19:38:16+00:00

Solano Surf Soccer Club’s Director of Coaching, Zach Sullivan will provide on-field, practical training for coaches. He will take coaches through actual practice sessions, where the coaches are the players, and answer any and all questions about coaching youth soccer. Additionally, we encourage ALL coaches to take advantage of the fantastic and FREE Introduction to Grassroots Coaching provided by US Soccer.

What is the parking situation at Octo?2023-10-25T19:38:03+00:00

We have 185 parking stalls at Octo Inn Soccer Complex in Fairfield. On game day Saturdays, we estimate that the parking need may be as high as 250. Fortunately there is ample street parking available immediately adjacent to the facility. We try to stagger start times as much as possible but we have upwards of 50 games played per day on busy weekends and parking can be a challenge. Please plan to arrive early to ensure you have time to park and walk out to your field.

Please do not park on the islands or in the red zones. When exiting the parking lot, make a right turn only. Drive slowly and with caution, there are many young players walking through the parking lot and they do not always look before darting out!

If practices or games are canceled due to weather, will I receive a refund?2024-05-15T19:04:57+00:00

No, cancellations due to rain, high heat, or smoke will not receive a refund. We set aside additional weekends in October in case games have to be postponed, but beyond that we are at the mercy of the weather.

How often and where will practices be held?2024-05-15T19:05:55+00:00

Each volunteer coach will sign up for a practice field (usually at a local park). During the first coaches meeting, they will pick the time and days of the week (normally twice a week) that the team practices will be held. The schedule is completely up to the volunteer coach.

How do I get the Volunteer Refund?2024-05-15T19:06:42+00:00

If you coach a team and have received a CLEAR result from the US Club Soccer background check process before August 1st, you are eligible to receive a refund. Throughout the year season there are many volunteer opportunities which will be posted as they become available. Game day opportunities include Field Marshall, parking attendants, field set-up & tear down, and concessions. If you volunteer for five (5) hours during the season, and these hours are signed off by a Solano Surf Executive Committee member during the time of these clean-up days, you will receive a refund of your volunteer fee at the end of the season.

How are teams formed?2024-05-15T19:08:23+00:00

Teams are formed based on the player’s birth year, skills information, and location request. U19 girls & boys typically play on co-ed teams based on how many players register.

This season U14 – U19 are invited to join us for player assessments for equal and fair team placement. More information will be provided soon!

Can I be on a team with all my friends?2024-05-20T14:20:28+00:00

The short answer is no. Our most important goal in making player assignments is balancing the teams to provide competition that is enjoyable for everyone involved. Teams are formed by birth year, which may result in players that are in the same grade being placed into different age divisions.

There are two exceptions:

  1. Siblings of the same gender and same age division may play on the same team.
  2. Where the parents of the players have volunteered to serve as head coach or assistant coach (each team may have one head coach and one assistant coach).

In addition to the two exceptions listed above, you may request ONE buddy. The buddy request must be reciprocated by each player. This means that the same buddy MUST request your player as their buddy.

Example: Player 1 (Bobby Jones)  must request player 2 (Freddie Smith) and player 2 (Freddie Smith) must request player 1 (Bobby Jones).

This request is not guaranteed to be filled, but if both players request each other and are in the same age division we will make every effort to accommodate. Please note, chain requests and more than one buddy request submitted in the registration will not be honored.

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