Recreational Program

About Recreational Program

The Carlsbad Galaxy Recreational Program is the foundation of LA Galaxy San Diego, serving over 2500 recreational players within Carlsbad & the North County area. Carlsbad Galaxy is dedicated to providing a fun, safe and community based program. It is our mission to offer a program where players have the opportunity to technically improve while having fun and building a love of the game, as well as providing unlimited growth opportunities for players of all skill levels and potentially acting as a stepping stone into the competitive program:

The Carlsbad Galaxy Recreational Program is overseen by the Director of Recreation, Gregg Cacioppo:

If you are looking for a place to play then look no further. Carlsbad Galaxy has the experience, knowledge and resources to fulfill every soccer players’ needs!

Carlsbad Galaxy runs two recreational seasons in the calendar year. First of which is the 6 week Spring League followed by our widely popular Fall Recreation League which runs from September – November. Fall registration ends in June and this league fills up quickly so sign up right away.

2019 Spring League

2014-2012 4v4 Spring League

We welcome all young soccer players looking to participate in a fun, safe and positive soccer environment utilizing Carlsbad Galaxy’s professional coaching staff.

The focus of the Carlsbad Galaxy 4v4 Spring League is to improve ability on the ball.

Our coaches will teach new skills each week and guide players on how to implement these skills in a game scenario. Learning new skills, turns and techniques will enable participating players to get 100s of touches on the ball every session and will ultimately inspire confidence within the players to go out there and express themselves. After the training session our groups will be lead by their volunteer recreation coach and play a fun small sided game.

AGES: 2014, 2013 & 2012
Saturdays, Feb 23-Mar 30
TIMES: 8:30-9:30am (boys) | 9:45-10:45am (girls)
LOCATION: Poinsettia Community Park
$124.00 (EARLY BIRD pricing – increases to $149 on Nov 23, 2018)
NOTE: Once you sign up you will receive an acceptance email and your payment method will be charged

  • Each practice will be 1 hour and kids will be split into groups based on their birth years (2014, 2013 or 2012)
  • Competitive coaches will run a 30 minute session based on the topic of the day
  • Each group will play small sided 4v4 or 5v5 games for 30 minutes

The registration fee includes 6 sessions with competitive coaches, a custom designed Carlsbad Galaxy Spring League game jersey, league fees/insurance and individual player medals.
Players should wear shorts, soccer cleats, must have shin guards and bring a water bottle.

2011-2005 7v7 Spring League

Carlsbad Galaxy is pleased to present our first ever 7v7 Spring league. The format is a little different to our fall league, with smaller rosters and less players on the field we are looking to promote more touches on the ball for every player. The program will run on Saturdays only with a volunteer coach taking charge of the team. If you are interested in coaching or assisting in the Spring League then please CLICK HERE.

Please read the information below for more details about our upcoming spring season. If you have any questions regarding the program then please contact our office at (760) 434-5600 or email:

AGES: 2011-2005
Saturdays, Feb 9-Mar 30
TIMES: Schedule will be released on Jan 10, 2019
LOCATION: Field locations will be released on Jan 10, 2019
NOTE: The spring league only has room for 80 players per division and spots will be given on a first come first serve basis
NOTE: Upon registration you will receive confirmation of your application but no payment will be captured. If you have been accepted into our Spring league you will receive notification on January 10, 2019, on which we will capture payment.

  • Each division will play/practice for 1 hour 30 minutes. (30 minutes of practice, 50 minute game 2x 25 minute halves)
  • There will be 8 teams in each division with 10 players on each roster
  • Age groups are as follows: U10 = 2011 & 2010 | U12 = 2009 & 2008 | U14 = 2007 & 2006
  • Boys and girls will play in separate divisions

The registration fee includes an 8 week season consisting of 7 games, a custom designed Carlsbad Galaxy Spring League game jersey, league fees/insurance and individual player medals.
Players should wear shorts, soccer cleats, must have shin guards and bring a water bottle.

Fall Registration

Registration for the 2019 Carlsbad Galaxy Fall Recreational Soccer Season will open in March, 2019. Please check back closer to then.


For your convenience, we have two location based registration options:

  • NORTH CARLSBAD will play and practice on fields North of Palomar Airport Road including but not limited to: Zone 5, Magnolia, Chase, Hope, Calavera Hills, Jefferson
  • SOUTH CARLSBAD will play and practice on fields South of Palomar Airport Road including but not limited to: La Costa Heights, La Costa Meadows, Alga Norte, Aviara Park, Poinsettia Park, Stagecoach Park, El Camino Creek, Mission Estancia

*Registration Fees

  • U5 and U7 = $210 
  • U8-U19 = $235 

*registration has been extended (with no late fees) until July 9 or the divisions are filled – whichever comes first

Age Brackets/Format
Under 5: U5 players (born in 2014) play 4v4
Under 7: U6/U7 players (2012/2013) play 4v4
Under 8: U8 players (born in 2011) play 7v7
Under 10: U9/U10 players (born in 2010 & 2009) play 7v7
Under 12: U11/U12 players (born in 2008 & 2007) play 9v9
Under 14: U13/U14 players (born in 2006 & 2005) play 11v11
Under 16: U15/U16 players (born in 2004 & 2003) play 11v11
Under 19: U17/U18/U19 players (born in 2002, 2001 & 2000) play 11v11

Our Fall 2018 Recreational Registration includes:

  • Home and away LA Galaxy Adidas uniforms
  • Personalized trophy (U12 and below ONLY)
  • Picture package
  • Certified USSF referees for age groups U8 and up
  • Field set up and take down
  • Cal South trained and licensed volunteer coaches

Registration details:

  • All registration is online
  • New players must submit a copy of their birth certificate to the Carlsbad Galaxy office for age verification: 5375 Avenida Encinas, Suite C, Carlsbad 92008 (open 10am-5pm Mon-Fri)
  • First Early Bird Registration ends on April 8
  • Registration fees increase on April 9 (early bird phase 2) to $210 (U5 & U7), $235 (U8 and above)
  • All Early Bird ends on May 7th and on May 8th price will be $235 (U5 & U7), $260 (U8 and above)
  • Registration will close on June 15
  • A $25 late fee will be assessed on all registrations after June 15 and players will be placed onto the waitlist
  • We will do our best to honor one buddy request but it MUST be reciprocated, if received prior to the close of registration on June 15 – requests must be made at the time of registration and must be entered into the appropriate field during the registration process (we will NOT accept requests via email)
  • Please contact Affinity Sports at 1-800-817-5977 with any questions regarding the online registration process

For frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.

For cancellation policy, please CLICK HERE.
Refunds are only given for the following reasons after registration closes:

  • Injuries – The injury must occur before the first game of the season and prevent the player from participating for the majority of the season. Parents must provide a medical note from doctors as proof
  • No placement – If we cannot place your child due to a lack of coaches then we will provide a full refund


Volunteers Needed

Our program is entirely volunteer based and we rely on wonderful people from our community to help out. If you are interested in helping with our program please contact our Director of Recreation, Gregg Cacioppo, at:

All of our volunteer coaches are given training and tools to help them be successful.

If you are interested in becoming a coach please fill out the form HERE.

Team Parents are responsible for helping organize team parties/events. This person should be organized and good at communication. No soccer experience is necessary and we hold a detailed meeting to go over all info in which you are responsible for.

To register to be a Team Parent please click HERE.

Thank you in advance for being a hero to our kids in our program!

Coaches Corner

Coaches Corner is the ‘go to’ resource for fun/technical drills and advice. A great resource for the recreational coach, click on any of the links below for access to instructional documents with various coaching drills & advice:


  • Coaches’ Recreation Handbook 2016 – Click here to access
  • Team Parent Handbook 2016 – Click here to access
  • Recreational Coaches Manual – Click here to access
  • 2017 Practice Field Schedule – Click here to access
  • Challenger Soccer Ball Sale – Click here to access


  • Click here to gain access to 32 instructional U6 session videos
  • Click here to gain access to 9 U6 lesson plans







Massive THANKS to our 2016 Recreational Team Sponsors (listed below).

Like always, we are extremely grateful for our sponsors generosity so please try and support their local businesses in return!

Aberg and Sons
AKT Wealth Advisors
Ali Ehsan Realty
Assault Airbike
Baked Bear La Costa
BMS Garage Doors & Repair
Board & Brew Bressi Ranch
Brewery Capital
California Watersports
Carlsbad Optometry
Carlsbad Village Orthodontics
Chriropractic & Therapy Center of Carlsbad
Cicone Construction, Co, Inc
Clipper Oil
Competitive Lighting & Electrical, Inc
CrownCO INC.
Curtis McRae, DDS
Davis Pediatric Denistry
DCN Diagnostics
Direct Ave, Inc
Do It Tennis
Done Lowe Realtor
Dunkin’ Donuts
Eldorado Stone
Farmers Insurance-Frausto Agencey
FBI San Diego
First Choice Bank
Fowler Orthodontics
Free Radical Technology
FroYo Love
Gottlieb Wealth Management
Hurst Orthodontics
ICM Private Client Group
J.L. Silverman, M.D.
J&L Jewelry
Jake’s Del Mar
James’ Place
JLab Audio
Knopp Coastal Realty
Labrum Wealth Management
Law Office of Steven L. Fritsch
Longevity Physical Therapy
Los Coches Dentistry
Lusardi Construction Co
Milton’s Craft Bakers
Miracle Babies
Oceanside Crossfit
Oceanside Glasstile
Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co
Pacific Sotheby’s
Packard Dental
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Paradise Pizza
Peters & McCormick
Plaza Family Dental Group
Plus Delta Partners
Primo Pizza and Pasta
Progressive Recovery Counseling
Quality Woodworks, Inc QWINC.NET
Rancho Coastal Properties, Inc
Rancho Del Oro Landscape & Maintenance, Inc.
Rancho Santa Fe Insurance
RBC Wealth Management
Realty Place
Rosati’s Pizza
Round Table Pizza
S&R Towing
San Dieguito United Methodist Preschool
Sea Coast Excluisive Properties
Senor Grubby’s
Skolnick Law Group
Soil Retention
Terry Singleton, APC
Thalia Surf Shop
The Brush Stop Pediatric Denistry 760-365-5995
The Lund Team
Trench Shoring Company
ViaSat, Inc.
Viking Commercial Construction
Village Kitchen & Pie Shop
Ward & Associates
Wave Beach
Which Wich