Frequently Asked Questions
Who should try out for competitive soccer?
Competitive soccer is for focused, motivated and dedicated young athletes who want to train and compete at a high level of soccer. We expect all of our athletes to embrace the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect.
When does the soccer season run?
The 2021 soccer season will run from mid-August through early November or December, depending upon individual teams’ results and whether or not the team is playing in NorCal State Cup. Most teams will finish their seasons in mid-November, but some older groups will go longer.
Can players who do not live in Corte Madera/Larkspur play on Corte Madera FC competitive teams?
While our teams are primarily comprised of youth from Corte Madera and Larkspur, we welcome athletes from other communities to try out for our teams.
Why does Corte Madera FC utilize the trainer/parent coach model? What is the benefit of doing this?
We utilize the trainer/parent coach model for many reasons. One of the reasons that we do this is that it keeps the cost of playing competitive soccer down. Our program is significantly cheaper than other surrounding programs. Additionally, players benefit from professional training and also learn from an invested parent who has his/her players’ development and wellbeing at heart. Our parent coaches take their roles seriously and coach with the understanding that youth coaches have a major impact on kids’ lives. Many were collegiate soccer players and others are experienced youth coaches.
What is the commitment that’s expected to play competitive soccer?
Playing on a Corte Madera FC team requires a high level of commitment from players and their families. Players are expected to attend the week-long training camp that is held in early August (TBD). Preseason training runs two hours a day, Monday through Friday. During the season, players are expected to attend ALL practices and games. Teams practice twice a week for 1.5 hours and play one or two games on the weekends. Most teams play in 2-3 tournaments at various locations around the Bay Area. Our season runs from mid-August through mid-November (older teams may play through mid-December).
How much will it cost to play on a Corte Madera FC team?
2021 rates will be similar to those of 2019 and announced when competitive soccer is permitted to resume. 2019 fees ranged from $900-$1100 and can vary somewhat due to the fact that some teams choose to play in more tournaments or extend their season because they do well in State Cup play. Our U8 program is $500 for the season.