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League Comparison Chart

  Class IV - Recreational Class III - Club Soccer Class I - Club Soccer
Ages 4-15 as of Aug 1 8-18 as of Aug 1 9-18 as of Aug 1
Team Age Groups U6, U8, U10, U12, U14,U16 U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 1 year groups from U10-U18
Tryouts Required? No Yes, in March/April Yes, in March/April
# League Games up to 11 (depends on weather) 10 14-16
Weather Dependant? Yes  No (play "rain or shine") No
Travel Distance Local Up to 2 hrs, 5-6 away games Up to 2 hrs, 7-8 away games
Tournaments Optional 2-4 local and away 4-8 local and away
Tournament Travel Sacramento (Optional) Usually Northern California Can be Statewide
Tournament Fees $10/player $30/player/tournament $30/player/tournament
Registration Fee $90  ($125 after 5/19) $90  ($125 after 5/19)    $90 ($125 after 5/19)
Uniform Costs $35 $135 $75- $125
Trainer Costs None $100 Up to $500
Approximate total cost $110 $400 $700
Season Length Aug - Nov Jun - Dec (+ Tournaments) Jun - Apr (+ Tournaments)
Practices 2 times/week 2-3 times/week 2-3 times/week
Coaching Requirements F License E License E/D License
Assistant Coach n/a F License E License
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