Based on the information received, fields will remain open for play this weekend (October 26-27, 2019). Families can plan accordingly and decide for themselves if they want their child to play over this weekend.
For forty years the Jack London Youth Soccer League, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, has presented competitive and recreational soccer matches for thousands of children in Oakland, Alameda, and Piedmont. We are proud of our league’s rich diversity and our record of hosting matches in a safe and positive environment. We remind those attending our matches this fall of our specific policies for turf fields (below), our longstanding ban on dogs of all sizes, and our rules against verbal abuse of referees and opponents. Enjoy the beautiful game.
Special Rule at Wood Middle School, Alameda, CA
Wood Middle School Track field is a U9/U10 field located in the heart of Alameda. This field is immediately adjacent to Alameda Little League's baseball field. Given the close proximity of the two fields, it is possible from time-to-time that an errant foul ball can land on the track on the outer edge of the soccer field. As such ALL Teams and Spectators are required to situate themselves on the opposite far side of the field away from the baseball field. All JLYSSL teams playing in NorCal are advised that they should inform the visiting team of this special rule. Referees are also reminded to inform teams and spectators to set up on the opposite side of the field away from the baseball field.
Special Rules at Mills College, Oakland, CA
When entering the campus please DO NOT turn left onto Ming Quong Road which is just past the front gate to drop off or pick up players. Please turn RIGHT and wait in Richard's Lot. You can use the HAAS parking lot for pick ups and drop offs. Ask the security guard at the entrance gate for a site map showing parking lots and restroom facility locations. Teams are NOT ALLOWED to do warm ups/drills on the Julia Morgan front lawn. This is private property which is not part of the college. This is a valuable league resource and everyone needs to do their part to follow these simple rules. Home teams - please make sure that you communicate these rules to your opponents prior to your scheduled matches
JLYSSL Concussion Policy
The league authorizes its referees to remove a player from a match when the referee is concerned that a concussion has been sustained, and once removed the player may not return to the match. The league recommends that all coaches, parents, players, and officials take sanctioned online training in concussion awareness, and that coaches teach ball control to their players to reduce the incidence of concussions.
JLYSSL Norcal Rescheduling Policy
If a JLYSSL team allows a Norcal away match to be rescheduled on a JLYSSL field, the league will bill the JLYSSL team’s club $360 for field and referees. JLYSSL teams are encouraged to reach agreement with the away team before the match is rescheduled that the away team will arrive at the match with a $360 check payable to Jack London.
No Game-Day Scrimmages
On game days Jack London does not allow its fields to be used for scrimmages. If your official match has been called off by the referee, you may not play your opponent informally in a scrimmage or friendly.
Schedule Your Norcal Home Matches
Use this form to request a field for a home match.
Click here to schedule your Norcal home games.
More information about scheduling your Norcal matches can be found in these pdf documents.
Scheduling Norcal Games Overview
Scheduling Norcal Games Procedure
JLYSSL Rules for Artificial Turf Fields
For Beach, Emeryville Center fro Community Life (ECCL), Merritt Stadium, Alameda College, Witter HS, Castlemont HS, Fremont HS, Cesar Chavez, and Raimondi:
Don Levine, JLYSSL Match Secretary
Who We Are
Jack London is proud to provide competitive and recreational soccer for more than 7,000 youth players in Oakland, Alameda, and Piedmont. The league comprises five organizations: Alameda Soccer Club, East Bay United Soccer Club, Montclair Soccer Club, Oakland Soccer Club, and Piedmont Soccer Club.
JLYSSL Rain-Out Hotline (510) 812-6051
Please check regularly, as the hotline is updated as the weather changes. Please do not leave a message. In the event of thunder or lightning, games should not be played. Safety is our number one priority.
JLYSSL Field Closures
The collective decision of the JLYSSL Field Coordinators to close fields is not subject to dissent by any member of the league, coach, referee, or visiting coach or referee when the field is under use permits held by the league or any club.
No Dogs on Fields
No dogs of any shape or size are ever allowed on Jack London fields. This includes practices as well as games. The only exception is registered guide dogs. Thanks for your cooperation.
Click here to access a comprehensive listing of all tournaments for CYSA-affiliated teams.
Board of Directors Meeting Location
The monthly JYSSL Board of Directors meeting has a new location: the Kaiser building at 3701 Broadway, second floor meeting room, the first Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.