About the Elk Grover Youth Soccer League

§ The Elk Grove Youth Soccer League (EGYSL) was incorporated in 1983 with a handful of players and teams. Today, the League has grown to over 6,000 registered youth soccer players and 415 teams. EGYSL's territory of play encompasses South to the Sacramento/San Joaquin county line, to the North of Gerber Road, and Northeast on the Sacramento/El Dorado County Line, and to the West bordered by Interstate 5.

§ The organization consists of 10 separate recreational clubs with over 450 teams. In 2008, EGYSL added Top Soccer, a soccer program designed for players ages 5-18 with physical and/or mental disabilities who would like to play soccer, including those with physical supports and wheelchairs. Through FC Elk Grove, EGYSL offers a program for Seasonal (D-3, Select) and Year-Round (D-1, Competitive) players. The competitive program has just over 60 teams. EGYSL offers a Soccer Academy for our U5 players, with just over 200 active trainees. They receive training from professional coaches and play small sides games in the spring and fall.

§ EGYSL has a cadre of 400 paid licensed soccer referees, who are responsible for officiating over 200 games in Elk Grove each week during the soccer season. EGYSL maintains a strong working relationship with all elementary, middle, and high schools in Elk Grove as well as the Cosumnes Service District, Northgate Park District, and City and County officials responsible for soccer fields within the League boundaries.

§ The organization is governed by a 26 member Board of Directors.

EGYSL Mission Statement

To be recognized as the best soccer league in the country in terms of its players, its coaches, its referees, its fans, and its community. We will invest in the quality of our children's memorable experiences by creating a soccer environment that enhances fun, camaraderie, knowledge of the game, and affords the opportunity for each child to improve his/her skills at the highest level possible based upon the player's commitment and desire.

EGYSL Core Values

§ To make decisions as a League based on the best interest of the players.

§ To create a cohesive inclusive League environment.

§ To deliver quality education for all coaches.

§ To clearly and effectively communicate to all League constituents.

§ To promote the growth, as well as the development of the game of soccer in the community.

EGYSL Itemized Strategic Goals

§ Build the Membership - We will seek to expand youth soccer in Elk Grove to share the sport with as many people as possible so that all children in the area have an opportunity to experience the sport.

§ Promote the Sport - We are proud of our sport and the joy, camaraderie, and memorable experiences shared by everyone involved, and we will communicate this with the community at large.

§ Achieve Competitive Success - We will seek to create a tradition of competitive success. When our elite athletes are successful in fulfilling their dream to play soccer in high school or college, or even professionally, our youth players benefit from the inspiration these athletes give to them.