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Welcome to Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League, 40 Years of Commitment!!

At SACYSL, we are proud to serve hundreds of families in our community by providing the best soccer experience possible. We are home to an incredible recreational department, providing a safe and enjoyable environment for any and all youth soccer players. We also maintain a widely successful competitive program that has produced Championship winning teams and college soccer superstars. You can find information on both of these programs as well as contact information, news, and other helpful links under their respective tabs. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NORTHSTAR CHAMPIONS

 

Our California Northstars U15 Girls Team has been named Juventus Northern California Spring Showcase Champions. The girls competed against top level teams to win 1st place! Congratulations to Coach Paul, Coach Alfredo, and all the girls. Keep it up!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NORTHSTAR U16 BOYS!!!

Our Northstar U16 Boys finished NorCal State Cup in 2nd place this spring!!! The boys worked hard to defeat challenging competitors, making it all the way to the final round. They faced a tough opponent in Sacramento Atlas and never gave up. Shout-out to Coach Boris for leading the players to such a huge accomplishment!

Paul McCallion: Featured Coach on Football.com

Our Featured Coach series continues with an interview with Paul McCallion of the Southern Alameda County Youth Soccer League and California Northstars.

McCallion currently serves as the Director of Coaching and Technical Director for the league, and was the founder of the Northstars. He is the head coach for the Northstars U15 Girls team and is also the Associate Head Coach for the Notre Dame de Namur University Men's and Women's soccer teams.

You can learn more about his experience in the game by visiting his SACYSL page.

1. Who is your favorite professional player to watch, and what is it about his game that intrigues you the most?

Paul: My favorite professional player to watch is Wayne Rooney from Manchester United. The thing that intrigues me the most about Wayne's game is his work ethic and how hard he competes in every game. 

2. What are the major characteristics that you try to instill in your players in order to help them strive to become a complete soccer player?

Paul: The major characteristics that I try to instill in my players in order to help them strive to become a complete soccer player is to learn teamwork and work well with others.

I try to help them obtain a level of physical fitness and coordination that will benefit them later in life.  I also love installing in our youth players the desire to make soccer a lifetime sport. 

3. Is there a specific individual training drill that you would recommend for all youth soccer players?

Paul:  I think that rather than one specific individual training drill, I would recommend that every youth soccer player master the coerver drills. I make my youth players, high school players, college players and the professional players I have coached master these specific skills. 

4. What gives you the most satisfaction as a coach in terms of player and team development?

Paul: The things that give me the most satisfaction as a coach in terms of player and team development is when your player believes in themselves through trials and tribulations and come together for the betterment of the whole team. 

5. What is the most influential piece of advice that you've received that's helped you throughout your career?

Paul: The best piece of advice I learned is never to cut corners. Put in the work when no one else is watching and that effort is between you and yourself.


SACYSL Upcoming Events!

  • Jul
  • 9
Board of Directors Meeting
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  • Aug
  • 6
Board of Directors Meeting
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  • Sep
  • 3
Board of Directors Meeting
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  • San Lorenzo Home Owners Association (377 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580)
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