2020 Fall Rec - SIGN UP NOW!
Please register early as players will be placed on a "first come" basis for grades where the registration counts are higher than the open roster spots. 
We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well during this trying time.  Even though soccer has been suspended until May 3 at the earliest, all the Marin clubs have been busy planning for the fall recreational soccer season.  Now more than ever, we very much look forward to seeing the kids back on the field!    
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's Recreational Program 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.
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.
Recreational teams/groups are formed on a 'grade-pure' (single grade/year) basis for Kindergarten thru 6th grade provided we have sufficient sign ups to form grade pure teams. For 7th grade thru 12th grade, teams are formed as 7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th grade teams.  Coaching is provided by our volunteer parents and TPSC staff, and games are organized with a view to age-appropriate development and challenge, and with the long-term development of the player in mind.
TPSC will provide a pro trainer to run practice for kindergarten and 1st graders.  Players will train in groups for their weekday, once per week practice.  On Saturdays, players will play games on two side by side fields.  
During the season, 2nd-5th grade teams practice either once (2nd) or twice (3rd-5th) during the school week with a professional coach working with the parent coach, and play games on the weekend coached by a volunteer parent coach.
6th, 7th and 8th grade teams will have a pro coach run both weekday practices and parent coaches will coach the weekend games. 

In the older age groups (Grade 9th and above) teams have a full time professional coach, once per week practices, and either Saturday or Sunday games (but may occasionally play on both days).  

Game Format
  • The Kindergarten and 1st grade division teams will play mostly on Saturdays.  Players will be divided into two smaller teams and will play in small sided games with no goalie.against other TPSC and Corte Madera teams.
  • 2nd graders play 4v4 with TPSC and Corte Madera teams
  • In 3rd and 4th grade, teams play 7v7, including a goalkeeper, and play games against other clubs in the same grade 
  • 5th-6th grade teams play 9v9, including a goalkeeper and player games against other clubs in the same grade 
  • 7th-12th grade teams play 11v11 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/groups by grade.  There is 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 
Register early!  Players will be placed on a "first come" basis for grades where the registration counts are higher than the open roster spots.  
Team Placement for grade teams
Placement on a grade teams is on a first-come basis. Upon registration, players are assigned a placement number. The first players registered in each group will be placed on a team until we meet the maximum team number, 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. 

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.

Trying out for a competitive team in May?  Will your child play rec if he/she does not make a comp team?  We recommend that you register for a recreational player spot so your child is saved a place in line.  If your child makes a TPSC comp team, we can remove them from the rec registration list.  
Coaching Opportunities
Coaching - you can coach, we will help! Our program needs volunteer coaches for kindergarten - 8th grade teams and we make it very easy for you. For K-1st grades, plus 6th-8th grades, our pro coaches run the weekday practice so you only need to be there to coach the weekend games.  For 2nd-5th grades, our pro coaches provide some on the field assistance at your practice.  We also provide a simple and age-appropriate curriculum to follow throughout the season.  You can express your interest to coach when you register your child, or by contacting Kim at kim@tiburonsoccer.org


Refund Policy
You can view our full refund policy below.  We've added an addendum to the regular policy in the event that our county is still under the Shelter-in-Place order and we have to cancel the fall season.  Also, if you have a child who is trying out for a competitive team, please sign up for rec to hold your child's spot in line.  If they make a TPSC comp team, we can apply your rec funds toward your comp fees. 



2020 Recreation Registration Fees 


Fee per player

Kindergarten & 1st Grade


Grade 2


Grade 3


Grades 4th & 5th


Grade 6


Grades 7th and 8th


Grades 9th and 10th


Grades 11th and 12th


Registrations for 2nd-12th graders received after May 15, 2020 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 June 30, 2020, he/she will receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50 club administrative fee.

For requests on or after July 1, 2020, there will be no refund of any fees.

REFUND POLICY ADDENDUM:  If the Shelter In Place or similar order for our county would cause our fall league season to be canceled, you will have a choice to have your fees credited to the following season, or, receive a refund minus an admin fee.


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.