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Recreational Program Overview

Program Overview

COSTS: 

Mill Valley residents:

  • $250 for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
  • $290 for 4th - High School  

​​Others:

  • $280 for Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
  • $320 for 4th - High School  
     
  • All families charge a $50 Volunteer Fee per household, refundable upon completion of volunteer duties.
  • Players of all levels of ability and dedication are welcome.  Designed primarily around a fun, participation model. 
  • Teams are formed with mixed ability players, with the goal of team parity within a playing division.
  • All teams play "in-house" from K - 8th Grade, with Intra-league play with Tiburon teams at 3rd - 6th Grade.  High School teams participate in MISA, an intra-county playing league.
  • Grade and gender based team divisions: Kindergarten through High School
  • 175 teams (ranging from 8 to 20 teams per division)
  • Season runs the last week of August to the first week of November, with most divisions playing 8-9 regular season games.
  • 4th Grade to High School divisions include playoffs the last two weeks of the season.
  • Coaches are 100% volunteers, with most having 2 coaches per team.  
  • 1st through 3rd grade divisions has 1 practice during the week and 1 game on weekend.
  • 4th through High School has 2 practices per week and 1-2 games on the weekend.
  • Over the years, it is not uncommon for players to move between the Recreation, Development, and Competitive Programs based on their level of commitment, interest, and ability.
  • Almost 1,800 kids played on 160 teams in the Fall Recreation Program in 2015.

Player and Coach Development

  • Kindergarten program receives professional training and oversight at every practice and game.
  • All other teams are offered the opportunity to have a Pro Trainer participate in 2-3 practice sessions during the season.
  • Professional Goalkeeper Training for 3rd Grade and Older players and Striker Clinic.
  • Professionlly coached Jr. Skills sessions offered to 1st-3rd Grade players.
  • New Coach and Advanced Coaching clinics offered to all prior to the start of the season.