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Soccer Teams Registration (Travel, Upper House, & Rec)

Here you will find information for registering for the upcoming fall or spring soccer season for players 2nd grade and up. Vikings has playing opportunities for all players of any age 2 to 18 years old at any skill level.

Fall 2020 Registration

Due to "you know what", registrations for Fall may not take place until one week after the Shelter In Place order has been lifted for San Francisco. 

At this time, the earliest date registration may open is June 7th.

Once registration is open, we will be using a two-step registration.

For the first registration,  we will only be asking for your "Intent to Play" and a $100 fully-refundable payment to hold your spot on the team. To do so, you will register on Affinity like normal, and select your team. You will also be asked for documents necessary to insure your child on the field.

Once we are all a little more confidnet Fall soccer will take place, we will ask you to re-register. You'll know you've done this correctly when you are asked to sign off on ELA's. At this time you will also select a payment plan.

Fall 2020 Registration is Not Open Yet

When registration is open, this link will work. For now, it will loop you back here over and over Groundhog Day style.

Why Vikings?

What's important when choosing a soccer club for your family?

Mandatory Travel Soccer Commitment Form

This form is for TRAVEL TEAMS only. Generally speaking, these are the "Red" teams. If you're unsure, click the first drop down box of the form; If your team isn't there, you don't need to fill this out!

SF Residency Document Upload

Players on Travel teams must demonstrate residency for SF Rec & Park to allow the team to use City fields. Teams are allowed 2 non-residents, and Teams of high school age (2006 birth year and older) are allowed 3 non-residents. All players on the team must show their residency.

See what is required and upload the documents here:

Levels of Competition and Team Formation:

Vikings has three basic levels of play to accommodate players at any skill level. Open the "Programs Brochure" document below for more information on our varying programs.

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Youth Recreational

  • For those who want to play the game and enjoy their time with friends.
  • Games played in San Francisco.
  • 1 Practice/week
  • Nurtures recreational players and creates an environment to learn the basics of the game while building life-long friendships in the community.
  • Form a school team, play with friends or join a new team.
  • Showing up to practices guarantees the player 50% game-time.

Competitive Local

Also known as Competitive Upperhouse.

  • Supports players looking to step up from Recreational play with games in local leagues.
  • A program that starts technical skills development for players who take their game seriously without travel.
  • Travel limited to SF and Marin for competitive games/play.
  • Players tryout for teams.
  • Showing up to practices guarantees the player 40% game-time.
  • 2 practices/week.
  • Second practice is held on a club-purchased field permit. 

Competitive Travel

  • Supports advanced players looking for a competitive training format and play in Northern California’s more advanced leagues.
  • A program designed to match the skill and dedication of a “soccer first” player and family.
  • Travel within N. California for competitive games/play.
  • Showing up to practices guarantees the player 40% game-time.
  • 2-3 practices/week.
  • Second and possible third practices are held on club-purchased field permits.
  • Only 2 non-residents per team; 3 non-residents for High School age teams.
  • This team is a year-round commitment.

Player Commitment Form for Travel Team Players

  • If your child is playing on a travel team, they need these 2 additional steps after your registration in Affinity
  • Player Commitment Form 
  • Proof of residency (Needs to be submitted every May as part of registration)
  • MAKE SURE YOUR HOME ADDRESS IS CLEARLY SEEN ON WHATEVER RESIDENCY DOCUMENTS YOU UPLOAD. This is what ultimately proves your residency to the SF Parks & Recreation Department.
  • If you are a non-resident, please state so and only upload the Player Commitment Form. Teams may only have 2 non-resident players.

Residency Document & Player Commitment Upload

upload residency documents here for all players participating in travel soccer

Registration Process for "Practice Only" Players

This link here is if you are a "practice only " player and want to register and pay the $15/practice fee.

Information for Soccer Team Participants

The SF Vikings Soccer Club has over 50 teams playing in several leagues. 

You can see the list of teams by clicking on the team directory.

Guest Play Policy

Sometimes a Vikings team will be missing players due to Spring Break or another event, and need to borrow players from another Vikings team. This is called "guest play".

There is no additional charge for guest play, and a guest player would not prevent a rostered player from receiving their 50% game time. The guest player is also entitled to 50% play time.

Vikings FAQ

Still can't find your answer? Click here to read the Vikings Frequently Asked Questions section!


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SF Fields

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What is the difference between the San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club and the San Francisco Youth Soccer League? (formerly Vikings League)

The San Francisco Vikings Soccer Club (“Vikings Club”) is a separate and distinct organization from the San Francisco Youth Soccer League (formerly“Vikings League”).  The two organizations are often confused with each other because until this year, both shared the Vikings name due to their common heritage.  Each is run independently and each has its own board of directors, although some individuals volunteer for both organizations. The League has now changed its name to San Francisco Youth Soccer League to help differentiate the organizations.

The San Francisco Youth Soccer runs a fall and spring soccer leagues for recreational  soccer teams from Under 8 through Under 14.  They also run a fall and spring competitive CCSL Prep league for select teams from U9 through U14.

The Vikings Club is a soccer club dedicated to the development of soccer players in San Francisco. The Vikings Club runs a select team program, which includes Norcal Premier, and Norcal Gold, CYSA Gold, Silver Elite, Silver, & Bronze  "travel" teams that play in the CYSA Cal Soccer League (“CCSL Coast”) against travel teams from other soccer clubs in Northern California, and CCSL Prep teams that play in the Vikings CCSL Prep League. The Vikings Club also runs a variety of other soccer programs including Microsoccer, a fall and spring program for Under 5 through Under 7 players just learning to play soccer; a weekly fall season Skills Academy, which is a developmental program for Under 8 to Under 11 recreational league players who want to further develop their skills beyond the coaching they are receiving on their recreational teams; a series of weekly developmental Summer Camps for players from age 5 to age 12; Elite Skills Camps focused on striker, defender and goalie training for players from age 11 to age 15; and a fall and spring 7 v. 7 recreational league for Under 15 to Under 18 players who want to continue to play soccer after they age out of the Vikings League but do not want to commit to a travel team.

Donate to SF Vikings Soccer Club!

The SF Vikings Soccer Club is a 501c3 charitable organization that serves the youth soccer community. Every season we have many requests for financial assistance. If you are able to help us fund a needy child's scholarship, please click the link below. You will receive a form for tax purposes, and thank you for helping .

SFVSC Tax ID# 94-6138213


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