Recreational Soccer

Gold Nugget Soccer Club's primary program offering is recreational soccer.  Gold Nugget Soccer Club fields 30 - 35 recreational teams each fall season for players ranging in age from 4 to 18.  In order to provide the best possible environment to engender fun, safety, and player development, recreational teams are matched by gender, age and/or skill level when teams are formed. 

The table below provides details pertaining to the structure of our recreational teams, match lengths, and other age-specific information. 

DivisionAgesBirth YearRoster SizeTeamMatch-upGKLeagueMatch DurationBall Size
Little Kickers3, 42013, 2014No RosterMixed Gender4 v 4NoGNSC1 hour clinics3
U064, 52013, 20127 playersMixed Gender4 v 4NoGNSC3 periods, 15 minutes each3
U086, 72011, 20107 playersMixed Gender4 v 4NoGNSC2 halves, 20 minutes each3
U108, 92009, 20089 playersMixed Gender7 v 7YesGNSC2 halves, 25 minutes each4
U1210, 112007, 200611 playersGender Pure9 v 9YesARPL2 halves, 30 minutes each4
U1412, 132005, 200414 playersGender Pure11 v 11YesARPL2 halves, 35 minutes each5
U1614, 152003, 200215 playersGender Pure11 v 11YesCPL2 halves, 40 minutes each5
U1916, 17, 182001, 2000, 199917 playersGender Pure11 v 11YesCPL2 halves, 45 minutes each5

Playing Leagues

GNSC: Our U6, U8, and U10 teams play all of their matches on our own Gold Nugget Soccer Club-managed fields and against teams from within our own club. 

ARPL:  For our U12 and U14 teams, which require a higher level of play and competition, matches are scheduled within a 'playing league', the American River Playing League (ARPL).  The ARPL is comprised of teams from sister clubs from within our league, EDYSL, as well as neighboring leagues from within the CYSA Area VI.

CPL: Our U16 and U19 teams play with a regional playing organized by the state association, Cal North.  This playing league is known as CYSA -North CAL Soccer League or the "CPL".