Tiburon Recreational Soccer

TPSC Recreational Soccer

Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club (TPSC) provides a comprehensive program of curriculum-based player development coaching and team play, for girls and boys grades K-12. Tiburon is unique in that we supplement parent coaching with professional training and coaching at all levels. This helps ensure strong development of skills for the true recreational player, or a player seeking the skills to play competitively in the future.

Recreational teams are formed on a 'grade-pure' (single grade/year) basis for Kindergarten thru 6th grade. For 7th grade thru 12th grade, teams are formed as 7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th grade teams.  Coaching is provided, and games are organized with a view to age-appropriate development and challenge, and with the long-term development of the player in mind.

While the Club offers soccer development programs year-round, the Recreation playing "season" runs each Fall, from late August through late October for grades K-3rd.  Grades 4th-12th finish their season in late October or early November with an end of season tournament.

During the season, K-6th grade teams practice either once or twice during the school week with a professional coach working with the parent coach, and play games on Saturdays coached by the well trained parent coach. In the older age groups (Grade 7th and above) teams have a full time professional coach, twice weekly practices, and either Saturday or Sunday games (but may occasionally play on both days).

Game Format

  • The Kindergarten and 1st grade division teams play each other in small sided games with no goalie in a festival format (a series of 10-minute games)
  • 2nd graders play 4v4 with TPSC and Corte Madera teams
  • In 3rd grade, teams play 5 a-side, including a goalkeeper, and play games against other Clubs in the same age group
  • 4th grade teams play 7 a-side
  • 5th-6th grade teams play 8 a-side
  • 7th-12th grade teams play 11 a-side games in the Marin Interleague Soccer Alliance

Age Group Assignment

Age-group assignment is based upon grade level in the Fall.

  • For grades K-6 players are assigned to recreational teams on a strictly single-year, grade level basis i.e. no playing up or down, unless approved by the club board.
  • For grades 7-12, players are assigned to recreational teams by combining two grades.  7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th grade teams are formed.

 Team Placement for kindergarten

Registration for kindergarten players is open through August.  Teams will be drafted by late July and notified of team assignment in August.  Players signing up in August will be added to teams as they come in.


Team Placement for 1st - 5th grades 

In order to be assured of a place on a team, all players (1st-5th) must register by May 15, 2017.

Team Placement for 6th, 7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th grade teams

Placement on 6th, plus, 7th-12th grade teams is on a first-come basis. Upon registration, players are assigned a placement number. The first seventeen players registered in each group will be placed on a team, after which subsequent registrants will be placed on a waiting list in order of registration, and placed on a subsequent team(s), provided sufficient players sign up to form a team. If sufficient players register to enable more than one team, placement will be made to ensure balanced teams (balance of grade and ability). If insufficient players register to form a subsequent team(s), those registered will be put on a waiting list.


Team Formation

New teams are formed every year.

We strive to make balanced teams based on ability, grade and other considerations.  Teams are formed by a blind draft and TPSC does not accept friend/coach requests.

While every effort is made to place all registrants on teams, late registrants are not guaranteed a team placement and will be placed on a waiting list until such time a place is available (subject to the number of coaches available, number of players registered in a particular age group to make up teams, and maximum team size).

Among late registrants, placement preference will be given to players who have just moved to the area. In all cases, placement will made at the sole discretion of the Club.


Coaching Opportunities

Coaching - you can coach, we will help! Our program needs volunteer coaches for kindergarten - 6th grade teams and we make it very easy for you. We hold a coaches training session before the season to get you up speed on what to focus on and what drills to run. We also provide a simple and age-appropriate curriculum to follow throughout the season. Finally, we have licensed coaches help/teach you how to run your practices and games. You can express your interest to coach when you register your child, or by contacting us at recreation@tiburonsoccer.org



For grades K-6, the Club provides professional coaching assistance for all teams, in the form of age-specific group practices that follow the Club Curriculum. Volunteer coaches conduct their own practice sessions (k-5th) during which they reinforce the lessons from the curriculum; as well as lead their teams on game days.  6th grade teams have a pro trainer at both practices and parent coaches at games.

For 7th-12th grade teams, professional coaching is provided for both practices and games; however, team management opportunities are available for those who wish to volunteer


2017 Recreation Registration Fees 


Fee per player

Kindergarten & 1st Grade


Grade 2


Grades 3, 4 & 5


Grade 6


Grades 7th and 8th


Grades 9th and 10th


Grades 11th and 12th


Registrations for 1st-12th graders received after May 15, 2017 are subject to a Late Registration Fee of $75.00 per player.

Refund Policy

If our club registrar receives, in writing, a player request to drop by July 31, 2017, he/she will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50 club administrative fee.

For requests on or after August 1, 2017, there will be no refund of any fees.

Volunteer Fee

A volunteer fee of $75 per player ($150 max per family) is paid at the time of registration.  Parents may be refunded the fee after completing 3 hrs of work for the club (per $75 paid).  Club volunteer jobs include rec team coaching (required US Club registration, two coaches per team), field work, equipment transportation, trophy delivery, photo day help and rec jersey and equipment sales.

Financial Aid 

A limited amount of financial aid is available to help cover the cost of registration fees, for families who qualify on a needs basis. For further details, and to request a financial aid application form, please email financial_aid@tiburonsoccer.org.

Fees include professional coaching and trophies or memento for all divisions, and pay for equipment, field rentals, insurance, referees, and other club operational and administrative expenses.



Recreation registration this year is all done online. The online registration site we are using is NEW.
To sign up for the fall recreation program, click on the button below.