General Information




 Age Groups

       Birth Date Ranges


 2014-2015 (U6)

  1/01/2014 – 12/31/2015     


 2012-2013  (U8)

  1/01/2012 – 12/31/2013  


 2010-2011   (U10) 

  1/01/2010 – 12/31/2011


 2008-2009 (U12 Play Thru League)   

  1/01/2008 – 12/31/2009    


 2006-2007 (U14 Play Thru League)  

  1/01/2006 – 12/31/2007



Deadlines and Program Dates:

 **Play Thru Practice and Game Dates may vary slightly***

June 5th, 2019:  Recreation Registration Opens. Register here:

July 17th, 2019:  Deadline to submit online or mail-in registration without a late fee.

July 18th, 2019:  Online and mail-in registration remains open with an applicable $45.00 late fee.  (does not apply to Play Through)

July 25th, 2019:  Online and mail-in registration remains open with an applicable $75.00 late fee.  (does not apply to Play Through)

2007-2011 Players that register on or after this date are not guaranteed to be placed on a team roster, as team rosters may already have filled to capacity based on OVYSL’s First Come-First Serve Policy. 

2012-2015 registration will be limited to 16 players per training day/time.  Once a particular date/time is full, we will close that registration. 

U10 Rosters and Play Thru rosters (for age groups 2007-2011) will close when they reach their maximum capacity.  U10 Rosters and Play Thru rosters can be at maximum capacity (and therefore closed), even when online registration remains open.  Therefore it is important to register early on.

August 1, 2019:  Online registration system CLOSES at 11:59 PM for all age groups except U6 and will not accept any registrations after this date.  A Wait List will open after this date. U6 age group will remain open until all sessions are full.


2014-2015 (U6) and 2012-2013 (U8) Teams Only

Week of August 19, 2019:  Practices will begin. At the time of registration you will choose a practice day/time.

September 7th, 2019:  Season games begin.

October 26th, 2019:  Season games end.


2010-2011 (U10), 2008-2009 (U12), and 2006-2007 (U14) Teams Only

August 12th, 2019:  Coaches will have received team rosters.

August 16th, 2019:  Coaches are expected to have contacted all players on their team roster.

Week of August 19, 2019:  Practices can begin, although each coach determines their team’s actual practice start date.

September 7th, 2019:  Season games begin.

October 26th, 2019:  Season games end.


FALL 2019 - OV Rec Program 

For U6 & U8 players, we will be instituting a clinic-style program.  All players in U6 & U8 will be signing up for a specific training day/time and will be trained in small groups.  Training days will be managed by professional coaches supplied by our partner 24/7 UK Soccer Academy. Practices and games will be held at PA Walsh Elementary School.

U6 players will be separated into groups on game days and will play games under the supervision of the trainers.  The trainers will attempt to create an environment where each child is competing against players of similar skill/ability, so each child has the opportunity to succeed (and subsequently have more fun).  We will be looking for parent volunteers to help facilitate the game days. Practices and games will be held at PA Walsh Elementary School.

U8 players will be divided into teams and will play games with those same teams each Saturday. Each team will have a parent volunteer coach, but will be assisted by the trainers.

Practices will be held at PA Walsh Elementary School. Games will be on Saturdays.

OVYSL will provide a t-shirt/jersey, which will be worn for each game date.  The players will be grouped according to ability/skill level and games will be played.   

Shin guards should be worn for each practice and game date.  Cleats are encouraged, but not required.

Our U10 age group is slightly different than our younger age groups. This age group has dedicated teams and will play either 7v7 or 9v9 (depending on roster sizes) with goal keepers and referees. Our U10 age group is run by volunteer coaches. As a perk for volunteering, our coaches can choose the day(s)/time(s) they practice. They can also choose the location (from a list of choices we provide). Most teams in the U10 age group practice 1 to 2 days a week for about an hour. Once rosters are made, the coach will contact the parents and let them know the practice information. Also, due to the smaller number of teams at this age group, we play our games with South San Jose. Games will be held here in Morgan Hill, and also at Martin Murphy Middle School or Allen at Steinbeck in South San Jose.

Registration and General Information for All Age Groups:

Reminder Emails:  Throughout the online registration period, OVYSL sends out ‘Registration Reminder’ emails to its entire customer base.  It is not possible for OVYSL to target only those players that have not yet registered and therefore, all customers will continue to receive the ‘Registration Reminder’ emails, although they may have already registered.  Receipt of an OVYSL email reminder is not an indicator that your player has not been registered.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience.  

Mail-In Registration Process: Although online registration is strongly encouraged, a mail-in procedure exists for players that are not able to register online or for those wait list players that have been informed by OVYSL’s Registrar that a spot has opened, after the online system has closed.

  1. Make checks payable to “OVYSL”. Do not pay with cash.  Include the registration fee and a late fee of $45.00, if registering after the standard registration deadline. 
  2. Include player’s birth certificate if player is new to OVYSL. This can be loaded into the Demosphere Registration system.
  3. Mail all registration documents and fees to OVYSL’s Registrar or drop this package off at the Registrar’s address. Place the package into the “Recreation” soccer box, located on the front porch. Please do not ring the doorbell. Click here for Registrar’s Contact Information.

Registration Fees:  Registration Fees are non-refundable, once the player has been registered.

Register Early:  All players are added to team rosters on a First Come - First Serve Basis.

Play Thru rosters (for age groups U11 – U14) will close when they reach their maximum capacity.  Play Thru rosters, for any of the age groups, can be at maximum capacity (and therefore closed), even when online registration remains open.  For more information about the timing of that notification and the refund, please see the Play Thru Information Page.

Birth Certificate: A Birth Certificate is required from each player that is new to OVYSL.  Birth Certificates can be emailed or mailed to OVYSL’s Registrar or loaded into the Demosphere system when registering your child. Click here for Registrar’s Email and Postal Information.  Once a birth certificate is submitted by a player, that player will not be required to do so in any future seasons.

Player’s Current Contact Information is Essential:  While registering online, verify that the player’s phone number and email address, in the player’s permanent record, are current.  Please edit the contact information if necessary.  This will allow OVYSL to communicate important League announcements and to effectively connect players with their coaches.

Age Groups:  The age group, into which a player is placed, is determined by the player’s date of birth.  NO EXCEPTIONS will be made that allow for players to play up an age group, or to play down an age group.  OVYSL’s Competitive Program is available to most players that are exceptionally skilled. For information regarding competitive soccer opportunities, please contact Fraser Mackinnon for boys and Stuart Harte for girls.

Teams:  Players are NOT allowed to switch teams once rosters are set.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

U10/U12/U14 Volunteer Program:  OVYSL’s Recreational Program is comprised of volunteer coaches, and therefore there is no guarantee that a player can be placed with a coach that will hold practice in the city in which the player resides.  Each volunteer coach determines their team’s practice times and locations, based on their personal schedule, and these times and locations can change at any time during the season.  Coaches are at liberty to hold practices on Mondays - Thursdays, in Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Martin or any combination of these days and locations.  Many of the Recreation coaches are choosing to practice at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Plex, if space permits.

Practices and Games:  Practices are held Monday through Thursday only.  The coach will determine the location, number of practices a week (generally one or two), and the duration (generally 45 min - 1.5 hours, depending on age group).  Games are held Saturday mornings beginning at 9:00am and generally end in the early afternoon (depending on the number of teams in a given season).  Game times for teams can vary each Saturday.  Game schedules will be posted to the web site a minimum of two weeks before season games begin.

Uniforms:  U6 - U8 players will be provided with a t-shirt / jersey. U10 - U14 will be provided a full uniform (jersey, shorts, socks).

Medals:  All players will receive a participation medal at the end of the season.

Team and Individual Pictures:   During the fall season, Greg Casey Photography will photographs all teams and players.  Each player will receive a complementary Photo Mate (team and individual photo).  The Spring Program does not include a Picture Day.


Contact Information:

Recreation Program (2009-2014):  Alicia Hoffman at

Play Thru Program (2005-2008):  Brian Pinkham at

Registrar:      Name:  Andrew Bergholz



Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League (OVYSL)

Andrew Bergholz

P.O. Box 251

Morgan Hill, CA 95038


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