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Recreation General Info

The primary focus of Humboldt Youth Soccer League is to provide a positive and fun soccer experience for our local community of youth soccer players, ages 4 to 18.

You may register online, attend an on-site registration, or mail in a registration form.  Please see our Registration page for instructions on how to register.

Please see the age matrix below to determine your child's age group.

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  • Little Kickers (under 5 coed)

  • Under 6

  • Under 8

  • Under 10

  • Under 12

  • Under 14

  • Under 18 (coed in a 6v6 format)

Games for U6, U8 and U10 are played at Redwood Fields in Cutten.

U12 & U14 play their home games at Washington Elementary and practice at Rotary Fields in Eureka. Away games are hosted by our neighboring leagues and can occur as far south as Garberville/Redway, as far north as McKinleyville/Arcata, and east to Hoopa/Willow Creek.  U18 Coed plays home games at Washington School in Eureka and may travel to similar locations as the U12 and U14.

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Our recreation program requires early registration during the month of May. For more information on registration, please go to our REGISTRATION page. Teams are formed in June AND WILL ONLY BE FORMED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER COACHES. Our volunteer coaches notify the players of team placement in early August, no earlier than August 15. Practice for recreation starts the week before Jamboree. HYSL is excited to be holding its Jamboree Fun-Day again this year, on Saturday, August 24, to be held at Redwood Fields. The regular game season will begin on Saturday, September 7. The last game may fall on either the last weekend of October, or the first weekend of November.

In November HYSL holds its annual Coaches & Sponsors Appreciation Dinner. This event is put together by our Board of Directors and includes a dutch auction and announcement of Coach(es) of the Year Awards.

COACHES are always needed and the league relies on parents to be involved. Don’t be intimidated if you’ve never played - soccer is such a fun game! There are plenty of ways to learn. Check out our Coaches Corner for more resources and information about coaching.

It is mandatory that any adult who interacts with the players MUST complete the following requirements PRIOR to participation with the players/teams: 

Live Scan fingerprint and background check

Heads Up Concussion Training

SafeSport Mandatory Reporter Training

Grassroots Coach Training

See the link for more information on each requirement.

TEAMS WILL ONLY BE FORMED BASED ON THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER COACHES WHO HAVE COMPLETED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS.

HYSL requires that at least two adults be registered for every team. If the adults are married/partners, then we ask that a third person be listed who is willing to help should one or both of the primary coaches be unable to be present.