The Santa Clara Sporting Soccer Club is a high-level competitive soccer club in Santa Clara, California, and affiliated with the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League.
Santa Clara Sporting is one of the oldest and most successful competitive youth soccer organizations in the United States. With over 550 players on 36 teams from under-9 to under-18, Santa Clara Sporting continues to have a major impact on the local, district, regional and national soccer scenes. Our youth teams compete in both CYSA and US Club Soccer leagues, and every year we place nearly 60 athletes in the Olympic Development Program from the District level to the US National Teams. We also have two Mens Teams that compete in the highest level amateur leagues in the Bay Area.
Founded in 1971
Our club was founded in 1971, by a group of Portuguese soccer supporters who wanted to establish a team to compete in the Peninsula Soccer League. In the early 1980’s we expanded our program to include a youth soccer program which has quickly become one of the most competitive clubs in Northern California, as well as the United States. Our teams and our club is consistently ranked one of the Top-5 in Northern California, and Ranked in the Top-10 Nationwide by GotSoccer.com.
Sucess Extends Into the US National Team & Professional Team Ranks
Our coaching staff has developed some of the finest soccer players that have gone forward to compete at the professional levels in Europe and Mexico.
Collegiate Recruitment Success
Santa Clara Sporting has a successful track record developing top student-athletes into college bound soccer players. Without the high-cost of Academy Programs, Santa Clara Sporting has shared the same success rates recruting soccer players to college programs.
Annual Santa Clara Sporting Invitational Tournament
In 2003, we launched our Santa Clara Sporting Invitational Tournament for elite boys soccer teams to compete in every August. Over the past eight years we had teams travel from China, Canada, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Southern California make the trek to Santa Clara to compete in our event. The Santa Clara Sporting Invitational quickly became the #1 Ranked Tournament in #1 in Northern California by GotSoccer.com. We have been fortuante to consistently draw some of the best State, Regional and National Championship teams to our event every year. Any team that can lift the championship trophy at the end of our 3-day tournament has earned their bragging right to have beaten some of the toughest teams in California and the Western Region.
In 2011, we launched the Santa Clara Sporting Girls Inviational tournament which is now held every May. This tournament continues to build into one of the premier events for highly competitive girls teams in Northern California.
Giving Back to Our Community
Some of our most rewarding work happens off the field, like our Goals-for-a-Cure campaign that started in 2008. Our club raised over $124,000 between 2008-2012 and donated the funds to help women fight breast cancer. The funds went to pay for early screening breast exams which are critical to early detection and prevention of this deadly disease. Help us raise more money and awareness every October!
We are proud of our accomplishments on and off the field, but we have many more chapters to "wriite" in the legacy of our club.
Santa Clara Sporting Club