Yes! The California Department of Public Health has released new guidance that allows us to resume soccer competitions, under some restrictions. We have been and will continue to adhere to all guidelines set forth by the State and Solano County Public Health.
We expect with the reopening of California in mid-June that our soccer season this Fall will look very similar to the way it has for past years.
Under the current guidelines masks are required to be worn by spectators and coaches at all times. Players are asked to wear masks as tolerable. These guidelines are current as of February 2021 and will change by the time our program begins in August.
Most games are held at the Octo Inn Soccer Complex, located at 1600 Capitola Way in Fairfield. In order to provide more teams to play against we join Benicia Arsenal FC with our U12 and older age groups. These teams should expect to have some games in Benicia at Benicia Community Park.
No, cancellations due to rain, high heat, or smoke will not receive a refund. We set aside additional weekends in November in case games have to be postponed, but beyond that we are at the mercy of the weather.
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:
Siblings of the same gender and same age division may play on the same team.
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).
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 MUST register with the club to obtain US Club Soccer clearance, no exceptions.
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.
Each Solano Surf rec coach will sign up for a practice field (usually at a local school or park). During the first coaches meeting, they will pick the time and days (normally twice a week) that the team practices will be held. The schedule is completely up to the volunteer coach.
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Your registration fee pays for uniforms, shorts, socks, goals, nets, balls, flags, field maintenance, field paint, referees, insurance, coaches clinics, pictures, and park rentals for practices and games.
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 there are a few volunteer opportunities which will be posted as they become available. We have a club-wide volunteer day to help clean up Octo on May 15th. If you volunteer for enough 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.
All coaches are encouraged to “recruit” an Assistant Coach to help with their youth athletes. 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.
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!