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2021 Recreation Registration and FAQs

Registration for the Fall season is Closed.

 

Please check out the Summer program offerings.

 

Registraton for Fall 2022 will begin in  March.

 

2021 RECREATION PROGRAM FEES: 
 
  • March 19 through April 30:  $325
  • May 1 through May 27:  $375
  • May 28 through Close:  $425

PLAYERS REGISTRATION for U6 through U14 DIVISIONS

(includes U5 Play-Up Waitlist) Use this link to register your player on SportsEngine. Players new to WCSSC or otherwise not age verified in 2020 must upload an age verification document (birth certificate or passport).

PLAYER REGISTRATION for U16 through U19 Divisions

Use this link to register your player on SportsEngine. Players new to WCSSC or otherwise not age verified in 2020 must upload an age verification document (birth certificate or passport).

VOLUNTEER COACH REGISTRATION for U6 through U19 DIVISIONS

Use this link to sign-up as a volunteer. All coaches must register anew each season.

Registration Fee Refund Policy:
 
  • 100% Refund through June 7th
  • 50% Refund through July 7th
  • 25% Refund through July 25th
  • No Refund after July 25th

Please note - a $15 processing charge is applied to all refunds.

All refund requests must be submitted to the Recreation Registrar kim@wcsc.org

(*Note: Players who have registered in Recreation but were then selected to play in the club's Competitive or Select programs will receive a full refund including processing fees. Please notify our registrar, kim@wcsc.org, if you have been placed in the Comp or Select program so we can process your refund.)
 

Covid-19 Refund Policy (separate from registration refund policy)
 
  • If local, county, state or federal agencies cancel youth sports prior to the start of the season (practices start July 26th), the Club will refund your registration fee in full.
  • If season starts but is abruptly canceled on or before August 31st, the Club will refund 50% of the registration fee.
  • If season starts but is abruptly canceled on or before September 30th, the Club will refund 25% of the registration fee.
  • If season starts but is abruptly canceled after September 30th, no refunds will be issued.

Please note - a $15 processing charge is also applied to all covid-related refunds.
 

2021 Age Groups:

 

DIVISION

FROM

TO

U5 Play-Up

08/01/2016

12/31/2016

U6

08/01/2015

7/31/2016

U7

08/01/2014

7/31/2015

U8

08/01/2013

7/31/2014

U9

08/01/2012

7/31/2013

U10

08/01/2011

7/31/2012

U11

08/01/2010

7/31/2011

U12

08/01/2009

7/31/2010

U14*

08/01/2007*

7/31/2009

U16

Birth years: 2006 and 2007

U19

Birth years: 2003, 2004, 2005

* U14 players born in 2007 may play in U16 without need for a Play-Up Request.




Age Group Play Up Request INFO:
 

A player born between August 1 and December 31 can request (as noted on the registration)  to play up to the next age group.

For example, a 10-year-old who turns 11 on September 1st, can request to play up to the U12 age group. A player with a birthdate of January 1 or later cannot play up to the next age group.

Play up requests are not guaranteed and are dependent on roster availability in the age groups.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Can a player play down to a younger age group?

Players are not permitted to play down to a younger age group.

How does the U-5 Play-Up registration work?

Our team play begins with the U6 division, however slightly younger players can register for the U5 Play-Up Waitlist. Players are taken into the U6 division on a space available basis. The Recreation Registrar will contact you if a roster space opens for your child and issue you an invoice for the registration fee.

We have multiple friends that all want to play together and this will really help with carpool. How can we ensure that these players all get on the same team?

Please review the Team Formation Policy. Friend requests are not factored into team formation.

What if my player wants to tryout for a Competitive or Select team?  Should I register in the Recreation Program?

We encourage all players who plan on playing in one of our programs this season to register in the Recreation Program and attend the Competitive or Select program tryouts if desired. If a player makes a Walnut Creek Surf Soccer Club Competitive or Select roster, you will receive a full refund of your Recreation registration fee.  The benefit of registering in the Recreation Program ahead of the other tryouts is that your player's spot is held in case they do not make a comp or select team or change their mind. Please remember though that this does not guarantee a spot in the Recreation Program as it only holds the spot that you were in at the time of registration (e.g. if you registered and the age group you are in was already full and you were placed on a waitlist, then you will stay in your place on the waitlist).

Related to the above question, what if my child registers for Recreation, does not make a Competitive or Select team and we decide to play for another club or not play at all, can we get a refund for Recreation registration?

Refunds for Recreation registration are subject to the “Refund Policy” as described in the Details section of this page.

Do I need to purchase a new uniform and where?

For the U6 Division, game day T-shirts are provided. For the U7 Division and above, a Club uniform is required. If you need to order a full kit or to fill in uniform parts, you can order directly from SpokenCloth. If your player is in the U16 or U19 division, do not order any new jerseys until you have been contacted by the team coach.

What equipment does my player need?

Every player is required to wear shin guards to every practice or match. Soccer cleats are recommended. Baseball or football cleats are not permitted. Each player should also have their own ball for practice. U6-U8 Size 3, U9-U12 Size 4, U14 and older Size 5.

When does practice start for Recreation teams?

Practices are allowed to start on Monday, July 26th. The exact schedule and practice location are determined by the coach. Practices for every team will start depending on the availability of the coaches and players.

What is the schedule for the fall season?

The fall season is normally comprised of 10 games, with regular-season games beginning in mid-August and continuing through early November. During the regular season, the teams may have one or more Sunday games.

During the last weekend of the season, a tournament for U9, U10, U11, U12, and U14 recreation teams will be scheduled.

What happens in the event of rain on a match day?

For information on whether or not the fields are open, please call the rain hotline at 925-256-3574.  Please note that the decision to close fields is made by the City of Walnut Creek Parks and Recreation staff and not by Walnut Creek Soccer Club.

If possible, we will attempt to reschedule matches due to rainouts, however, this is not guaranteed.