ERVYSL Fortuna

Board of Directors meeting and Annual General Meeting is  Monday, May 9th @5:30pm River Lodge (Fireside Room).

RECREATION GENERAL INFO FOR 2022 SEASON:  Registration is open May 1st-June 15th, 2022.

The primary focus of Eel River Valley Youth Soccer is to provide a positive and fun soccer experience for our local community of youth soccer players, ages 4 to 14. Player must be 4 years of age by July 31st of the season year in order to play that season.  You may register online when registration is open in May and June by clicking on the link under the Registration & Forms  tab.

Our recreation program accepts registration during the months of May and June.  Registrations will not be accepted after June 15th.  In late June we will form teams based on the number of registrations in each age group. We often depend on parent coaches who are willing to find out just how fun it is to step up and be a coach. ERVYSL is excited to be holding its Jamboree on Saturday, August 13th to be held at Newburg Fields. The last game of the season will fall on October 22nd, 2022.  Practice days and times are decided by the coach and their schedules.  Some teams practice twice a week and can hold practice at several locations we carry insurance on.  (special arrrangements need to be made with the Board of Directors to practice outside of Newburg Park). Typical practice times for our U8 age group can be up to an hour twice a week and increase in time as the children grow up through the program.

CAL NORTH requires that any adult who interacts with the players MUST participate in Live Scan fingerprinting prior to being approved for team assignment.  A Background check is required as well and can take up to 3 weeks to complete.  This is mandatory for all adults who are rostered to a team. You can get fingerprinted at the Fortuna Police Department and Scrapper's Edge in Eureka.  There is more information regarding times, cost, and addresses for Livescan sites under the coaches tab. 

When you are ready to register your player for recreational fall soccer, please click on the registration link found under the Registration & Forms tab at the top of the website.  The link will take you to our CalNorth approved GotSport registration system.  The GotSport system requires you sign up for an account by providing a current email and a password (If you registerd with us last year, use the same account).  Once an account is created with the GotSport system, your preferred language can be chosen to help with the registration process.  Once registration is complete you will receive a CONFIRMATION EMAIL.  If you do not receive an email, your registration is not yet complete.  

IMPORTANT DATES:
Jamboree and beginning of the season: August 13th, 2022
End of Seaason:  October 22nd, 2022.
Some teams may have longer or shorter seasons depending on the weather and make-up games.  Some games will not be played at Newburg Park and will require travel to SoHum. You may end up playing the same team more than once depending on the amount of players that sign-up per age goup.  Please be patient with schedules as we have a large turnout, limited field space available to us, and are always looking for referees.

****REFUND POLICY*****
ERVYSL will refund $50 of our $100 registration fee if we are notified before we roster teams in early July for (2) circumstances:  1.) Registered players who have a valid medical issue that prevents that players ability to play soccer for more than 1/2 of or regular season.  2.). The registered player and family are moving out of the area and notify the league before teams are rostered.
NO REFUND ($0) WILL BE ISSUED for any reason after teams have been rostered in July, unless we cannot provide the registered player a place to play soccer.  At the point of rostering, ERVYSL has paid a non-refundable fee to CalNorth, banking fees, purchased uniforms, paid for field space and maintenance, and collectively put all volunteer efforts into creating a great soccer enviornment for each of our members to play soccer.  All it takes is one player to force an entire rearrangement of all the teams in one age group and the ERVYSL to incur enormous and unecessary cost.  $0 refund will be giving for canceled games and practices due to the weather and/or Covid 19.