PYSL is proud to offer an academy for those U5 players who are just getting their introduction to soccer. These young players will learn the basics of soccer in a group setting run by PYSL's qualified coaching staff. Trainings will be held during Fall season on Saturday mornings at the Petaluma Sports Complex. Each player will be provided with their own academy training shirt and ball.
U6-U8 players will receive developmental instruction from volunteer coaches. Players will learn to develop the fundamentals of team play while developing a love for the game. Fun is emphasized and score is not kept. Teams can expect two games a week on weeknights and Saturdays at local Petaluma fields.
PYSL strives to form teams in the Developmental Division with players who attend the same school. Further, we do our best to honor special requests for team placement with friends and neighbors as we understand that at this age young players need the support of their friends on their team. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee all requests. Please refer to PYSL's policy regarding requests, transfers, drops and adds for any questions.
PYSL Recreational Division is designed to build upon the skills introduced at the Developmental level while introducing more advanced techniques and a higher level of competition. Unlike our Developmental Division, score is kept. At the end of the season teams will have the opportunity to participate in local and regional tournaments at their coach's discretion.
PYSL strives to follow US Soccer guidelines for field and team size in our Recreational Division as follows:
- U9 – U10: 7-a-side (7 v 7)
- U11 – U12: 9-a-side (9 v 9)
- U13 – up: 11-a-side (11 v 11)
Teams are formed in the Recreational Division through a coach's draft. Special requests for team placement cannot be honored in this Division.