Frequently Asked


Check this page regularly, as we will be updating as new questions come up.
How are age groups determined?

A player's "soccer" age is the age they will turn in the calendar year of the season.

6U   = Birth Year 2016-2017* If your player is still 3 on September 1st, the parent will be required to coach

8U   = 2014-2015

10U = 2012-2013

12U = 2010-2011

14U = 2008-2009

16U = 2006-2007

19U = 2003-2005

When does the season start for Fall 2021?
Practices will begin the week of August 30th and games will begin the week of September 11th. 

How much does registration cost? 

6U, 8U: $57
10U: $97
12U: $102
14U, 16U, 19U: $107

My player has never played before, what equipment do I need?

Each player will need to have proper shinguards and shoes for all practices and games. A ball is optional but highly encouraged.

When is the Fall Season?

Fall teams typically start practice in early to mid-August. Games are typically on Saturdays and are played from late August through the end of October.

When is the Spring Season?

Spring teams typically start practice in early to mid-March. Games are typically on Saturdays and are played from late March through the end of May.

What day are practices?

Each coach sets the dates, times, and locations of practices for his/her team.

What day are the games?

Games are typically played on Saturdays. Occasionally, Friday night and mid-week games are played.

Where are the games played?

All of our local games are played at the California Soccer Park. 12U and above age groups could travel to the surrounding communities for approximately half their games. Age Groups 12U & up are part of the Walt Zinko Playing League, and will potentially travel during the season. FMI on the WZPL, visit our About the Season Page

PLEASE NOTE: The California Soccer Park charges a $4 admission fee for games and $5 for tournaments to all visitors over 12 – except referees, players, and coaches.

When will I hear from a coach?

Coaches should contact players approximately 1 week prior to the beginning of the season. In the Spring you should hear from a coach in the first week of March. In the Fall, they should be in contact by late August.

How are teams formed?

All Recreational teams are formed on as even a basis as possible, taking into account the player’s school, transportation requirements, age, etc. We can not guarantee parent requests for player placement, however, requests can be made during online registration, see the following questions for more information.

Can I request to have my kids play on the same team?

Assuming that they are in the same age group (or near age groups), then yes. Please make sure that you mark the registration form that you wish this to occur. This is especially important for siblings that do not share a last name.

Can I request to have my kid placed with a certain player or with a certain coach?

Yes. We attempt to honor requests to have players play with their friends or for certain coaches. HOWEVER, we cannot always honor every request. Sometimes there are just too many requests, players have changed age groups or we just need to move kids around to balance out the size of teams.

What does my registration fee cover?

The cost of running youth sports organizations is continually increasing. The Redding Youth Soccer League strives to keep the cost to our member families as low as possible through donations, sponsorships, and negotiated contracts. The list of major league expenses that are paid from these funds and your registration fees include:

  • Background checks on all coaches in RYSL

  • Insurance for players and coaches

  • Game field rental at the California Soccer Park

  • Discounted practice field rentals at the California Soccer Park (Example: typical U6 team might pay $160/season for practices but with RYSL supplements now only pays $25-$50/season!)

  • Uniforms and equipment for the players

  • Referees

  • League administration fees and rentals

  • District and state association player and league registration fees

My child has decided not to play this season. Can I get a refund?

Please see our registration policies page.

My child has decided not to play this season, can you just hold the registration fee until next season?

No. With 1200 kids playing each season in Redding alone, we would not be able to track the fee through the months.