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Thank you for considering Almaden Soccer Club, one of Northern California’s top youth soccer clubs. We are a non-profit youth soccer club that was established in the South San Jose area of Almaden Valley in 1967. As a hallmark of the community for over fifty-years, we have seen generations of families come into our programs, each gaining rich, memorable experiences through the game of soccer.

We want every child with a desire to play soccer to find a home within our Club. Our mission is to provide development paths that fit their individual needs, while creating life-long experiences and learnings along the way.  We understand that navigating youth soccer can often be far from straightforward. To support you through the process, please see our pathway for players within the club, from three-years-old to seventeen-years-old, from first kicks at Almaden Juniors to our Elite Player Programs. Your understanding of the progression better helps you make important family decisions and helps your child find their own pathway.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us during your decision-making process. We are here to help. 



New Player

  • Ages 3 to 6 years old - Almaden Juniors class offers an introduction to the movement and coordination skills learned through soccer. 
  • Ages 4 to 15-years old - Recreational soccer is a great introduction to league play.
  • Ages 5 to 10-years old - Development Academy provides a transition from rec league play to our competitive program. Exceptional rec players will be invited by our professional competitive coaches to participate.


Experienced Player

Depending on your child's level, ability, motivation and desires, there are multiple developmental paths available.

Previous Recreational level experience:

  1. Ages 4 to 16 years old: Continue to play in our recreational program
  • Ages 7 to 15 years old: Register for competitive program tryouts

Previous Competitive club experience:

  • Ages 7 to 17 years old: Register and tryout for the competitive program
  • Ages 9 to 17 years old: Apply to tryout for the elite player program
4-6 years old 7-8 years old 9-11 years old 12-14 years old 15+ years old
Recreational Soccer Recreational Soccer Recreational Soccer Recreational Soccer Recreational Soccer
Competitive Soccer Competitive Soccer Competitive Soccer Competitive Soccer
Elite Player Program Elite Player Program Elite Player Program