Welcome to the Greenhaven Soccer Club!

The Greenhaven Soccer Club is a non-profit 501(3)(c) corporation which is comprised of community volunteers who strive to provide an enriching and enjoyable recreational sporting experience for kids aged 4-18. The GHSC promotes participation in soccer in the belief that as the game is learned, so are many other valuable lessons: the importance of exercise in a healthy lifestyle, how to be a good teammate, how to exhibit good sportsmanship and how to resolve conflicts in a positive, appropriate manner.

We invite you to join us. For further information please browse our website or contact us at:info@greenhavensoccer.com


USSF Player Development Initiatives:

What They Are and What They Mean for GHSC

As many of you are aware, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) has issued player development initiatives designed to improve youth soccer. The main goal of the USSF initiatives is to provide a consistent landscape for youth soccer across the United States. The two major components of the mandates are a move to birth year registration for all age groups, and small sided games for younger players (U6-U12). USSF hopes to shift the focus of youth soccer from team success to player development. These ideas have been used in Europe with much success.

These initiatives are true mandates, and every soccer organization in the US is required to implement these changes by 2017. Our state organization (Cal North) decided to implement the birth year registration mandate this year. Our local league (SYSL) decided to implement all facets of the initiatives this season. The Greenhaven Soccer Club (GHSC), along with a few other clubs, expressed concern regarding the rapid implementation of the mandates and requested a more measured, transitional change. Despite our concerns, SYSL decided to proceed with full implementation for the upcoming season.

Please note that GHSC fully supports the theory behind these changes. There is no doubt that they will result in improved soccer development, as well as more enjoyment for the players. Smaller sided games means players touch the ball more frequently, are more engaged in the game and have more fun. We simply wanted a more measured, incremental implementation that is more conducive to the recreational soccer environment.

GHSC will be holding town hall style meetings in February to explain these initiatives in depth. Stay tuned to our website calendar for details.

There are challenges associated with change, and this situation is no different. However, I am very confident that the GHSC community will continue to work together to provide our children with the best soccer experience possible.

Here are links to relevant documents:
For the full text of the USSF Player Development Initiatives, please click here.
For the Age Matrix and GHSC’s implementation plan, please click here.  


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Spring Camp

Greenhaven Soccer Club is proud to have teamed with Challenger Sports to provide Spring camps for 2016.

Dates: April 18th - May 28th 2016

Location: Garcia Bend Park, 7654 Pocket Road, Greenhaven, CA 95831

*Programs for players U6 to U10 including weekly Saturday games

*Monday to Friday session options

*Quality British coaching staff

*Sessions from the World’s top youth teams

*Focus on individual skills and techniques

*Play with more confidence and have more fun

*Positive learning environment & maximum repetition

Contact: Lee Dunne on 916-596-1664 / ldunne@challengersports.com .

Look out for a Challenger Sports coach on the field this spring or at registration events. Challenger British Soccer Camp 2016 at Garcia Bend Park -

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