SFEA Year Long Calendar
The following is the BASIC year long calendar outline used by many SFEA teams.
Please note that your ACTUAL TEAM CALENDAR may vary slightly by age group and team, and each team/coach may add to the calendar from time to time with club and DOC approval.
YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE ITS OWN YEAR LONG CALENDAR THAT SHALL SUPERSEDE THIS ONE, WHICH IS INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE THE BASIC CALENDAR FOR CURRENT OR PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS.
The "Playing Year" is August 1st through the following June 15th.
During the FALL SEASON , which lasts approximately 17 weeks (including season), players should expect to be training multiple times a week no later than August 1st and playing 1-2 matches per weekend starting the weekend before Labor Day and continuing through Thanksgiving.
The WINTER SEASON begins after Thanksgiving. High school players move immediately into training and games with their respective schools, and may not return to club training/play prior to the end of their high school soccer seasons without forfeiting their current high school eligibility. Non high school players or younger players enter our winter training period which consists of 1-2 sessions per week (based on team/level), and possibly futsal or other physical development activity as decided by your coach.
JANUARY & FEBRUARY
Our SPRING SEASON begins with a return to 3x sessions per week at the end of February. High school players shuffle back based on the end of their league/playoffs, and typically all return by the second week of March. The Spring Season is a shorter version of the fall one (~12-16 weeks, depending on Regionals play in June), and generally runs with game play virtually every weekend between the third weekend of March until Memorial Day. Older teams will be completing their State Cup playoffs at this time as well, and some teams choose to participate in US Club Regionals that are in mid June.