San Jose Soccer Complex Foundation Purchases Land for New Soccer Facility

A sweeping 171-acre parcel in San Benito County

The San Jose Soccer Complex Foundation has taken the first big step toward its dream of a national-caliber soccer complex in the South Valley. The Foundation has purchased a sweeping 171-acre parcel in San Benito County, near the intersection of Highway 25 and Shore Road (between Gilroy and Hollister). The complex is approximately three miles from Highway 101, and about 15 to 20 minutes from the current soccer complex serving District II in Morgan Hill.

The vision for the land is exciting: up to 26 fields, built in phases over time. Some fields will have natural grass; some the latest artificial turf. A number will also be lighted for evening play. In addition, the hope is to build one "stadium" field with bleacher seating, a scoreboard, press box, locker rooms, and more. Picnic and play areas are also envisioned for families with younger siblings. Parking will accommodate approximately 2,000 vehicles. This is the Foundation's vision—but there is much work to be done to make these plans a reality.

The existing Morgan Hill soccer complex is still slated to be taken over by the City of Morgan Hill, which plans to convert it to a multi-sport complex—with football and softball fields, in addition to some soccer fields. Its availability for District II or CYSA events such as tournaments, State Cup, Association Cup, American Cup, or ODP, would be minimal.

The San Jose Soccer Complex Foundation is now conducting a detailed review of its requirements and mapping a plan of action to begin work on the complex, which will serve tens of thousands of young people playing soccer in the District II area, and many thousands more from throughout Northern California and beyond. In addition, the complex will be available for other soccer uses, such as amateur adult games and play by unaffiliated organizations.

Help the San Jose Soccer Complex Foundation reach its Gooaaalll!!! For more information about this exciting effort, visit the San Jose Soccer Complex Foundation web site, or e-mail Bob Joyce, Foundation President, at bobjoyce59@aol.com .

The Near Post

2014 District II Fall Cup

Registration for 2014 D2 Fall Cup is now open. Click HERE to apply now - use your existing GotSoccer account.
 
        Date  Age Groups
       11/8 & 11/9
 U8 - U11
       11/15& 11/16   
 U12 - U13
       11/1 - 11/2  U14 - U19

 

U8 - U11  
$325
Early Bird - until 8/30
$400
8/31 to 10/11
$450
After 10/11 (includes late fee) *
   
U12 - U13
 
$425
Early Bird - until 8/30
$500
8/31 to 10/18
$550 After 10/18 (includes late fee)*
   
U14 - U19  
$425 Early bird - until 8/30
$500 8/31 to 10/4
$550 After 10/4 (includes late fee)*

 * Teams will be only accepted on an as needed basis.

U14-U19 teams - PSAT's are scheduled for Sat 11/8/2014.

 

CCSL Fall 2014 League

  Click here for information on CCSL Fall 2014!

 

 

District II Coaching Courses

For information about CYSA coaching courses that have been scheduled, click here.

 

 
 
 
 

 

District II Referee Classes and Fun Runs

Click here to view the dates and times when the entry level Grade 8 Referee Clinics are being offered.  This year's dates and additional information for District II "Fun Runs" and written tests for referees who are upgrading to Grade 7 or above can be found here.

 

 

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