Play-through League

Overview

Our “Play-through” program is designed for older players who want to participate in a full-field, 11v11 format but prefer to remain in a rec environment. It is an extension of the regular Fall Rec program, utilizing the same schedule, uniforms, and volunteer structure as the younger age groups.

“Why is the program called Play-through?” Registration in the middle school and high school age groups tends to be lower overall for Bay Area soccer leagues. To remedy this, many leagues opt to partner with one another to form combined playing leagues for older players. Teams are able to participate in such programs through the support of their home league, hence the term “Play-through.” Los Gatos United partners with Almaden Valley Youth Soccer League, which allows us to offer players a little more variety by fielding more teams while keeping travel to a minimum.

In order to attract more players to the program, the league makes an extra effort to place players with their friends, schoolmates, and former teammates whenever possible. Head coaches are permitted to request a handful of specific players for their team. Players may also provide a list of several friends for consideration, as well as a coach request. In most cases, preferences can be accommodated, but the Commissioner reserves the right to decline any request that would result in an unacceptable skill differential between teams.

Volunteer coaches are desperately needed for this program. Previous coaching experience is not required, and the weekly time commitment is minimal. If you’re interested in volunteering for the position of coach or assistant coach, please register online. If you would like more information about the program, please email the Rec Director at recreational@losgatosunited.com.

Ages: Boys 2004 – 2007, Girls 2004 – 2007

Format: 11v11 with goalies and referees; 40-minute halves; full-size fields

Buddy Requests: Multiple requests permitted

Days: Two 90 minute practices per week, games on Saturday

Practice Times: Selected by volunteer coaches

Location: Los Gatos & Almaden (San Jose School District)

Practice & Key Dates

Game schedules will be available on September 1st. All Play-through league games are played on Saturdays at Los Gatos School District and Almaden fields.

Practice times and location will be set and communicated by your coach.

Date
Activity
5/1Registration Opens
7/1Late registration begins
8/1Registration closes
8/19 (week)Rec coaches meeting
8/19 (week)Team assignments & practice schedules available
8/26 (week)Practices start
9/7First games of the season
TBDPhoto Day
TBDMake-up photo day
11/9Last day of games
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