Under 10 – Under 14 (U10-U19)
The Montclair Soccer Club U10-U19 Recreational program is designed for players age 9 to 18 who want to play soccer for FUN and with a lower level of commitment and travel than competitive programs.
MSC’s recreational teams play in the Jack London Youth Sports Soccer League (JLYSSL) or the Cal North – Cal Soccer League (CCSL). No tryouts are required to play on a recreational team. A typical U10 team has 10-14 players on their roster while older teams will have a roster of 14-16 players.
The primary season is in the Fall starting just after Labor Day and ending in mid-November. Many JLYSL teams also participate in the Jack London Referee Appreciation Tournament held immediately following the fall season.
The U10-U19 teams predominantly play in the Jack London Youth Soccer Sports League (JLYSSL). JLYSSL is comprised of six East Bay soccer clubs including Alameda Soccer Club, East Bay United, Grass Valley Soccer Club, Oakland Soccer Club, Piedmont Soccer Club and MSC. Games are played between teams from each of the six clubs. Information about JLYSSL can be found at:
Some older MSC teams play in the Cal North – Cal Soccer League (CCSL). Information about CCSL can be found at:
The program is run primarily by volunteer parent coaches. Teams have the opportunity to schedule training sessiosn with one our professional soccer coaches. The 24/7 Soccer Academy trainers help promote and maintain a high standard of coaching that MSC strives to achieve.
Game format and rules are determined by the league. More information can be found at the league websites:
Girls and Boys teams are formed in August from the pool of players who registered in the previous April-May registration period. Generally teams are formed in two-year age groupings, i.e., U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18 by a Volunteer Age Group Coordinator. The Age Group Coordinator assigns players to teams based on information provided at registration, i.e., previous team affiliation, gender, family requests for friends, coaches, and by school.
Teams consist of 10 to 16 players! Teams are flighted based on age and skill level. The League publishes the schedules of the games.
Cal North - Age Matrix
Note: Used to determine the age group for your player.
Our Spring Season opens the weekend of April 1-2 and closes June 3- 4. Most games will be scheduled Saturdays with the occasional Sunday match. No games will be held Easter weekend March 15/16th or Memorial Day weekend May 27/28th. Practice schedules once finalized will be communicated to you by your Coach/Team Manager. Jack London Youth Soccer League (JLYSL) releases all U10 and above game schedules; once completed your Coach/Team Manager will post your team’s first three games. The rest of the schedule follows after re-flighting. Your Coach will be able to provide team specific details once they have received the update from JLYSL.
U10-19 matches are played at a variety of fields as scheduled by the League.
Uniforms and Equipment
All players must wear shin guards and soccer cleats (no baseball cleats allowed) to all games and practices. Beginning with the 2014 Fall Season, families will need to purchase a uniform kit before the start of the season. Please navigate to the Uniforms page under the Recreational tab for additional information.
Fall: Registration for Fall teams begin generally run from April 1 and will close on May 31.
Spring: Registration for Spring teams open in March on a space available basis for new players.
Please visit this website in January/February to check for announcements for the exact registration dates each year.