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Depending on the league and age bracket, the league season can start as early as mid-August and run until Thanksgiving.  However, tournament play covers much of the rest year.  Teams at lower play levels may play two pre-season (June, July or August) and one post-season tournament (Dec or Jan.)  Teams playing at a higher-level may have more-intense schedules with tournaments starting in May and extending to February.  There are league and State/National Cup competitions from January through March for the younger teams (thru U13) and from April through May for the older age brackets (after the high school season has ended.). Express also offers ongoing supplement training/skills programs t throughout the year.  Please contact us with any questions. 


The fees for competitive soccer are understandably higher than recreational soccer. These fees are used to pay for professional coaches, league fees, equipment, fields, lights, referees and a small administrative staff.  Fees for participating in tournaments are additional and are not included in the League Registration Fee. Encinitas Express provides financial aid to qualified families. All requests for financial aid must be made at the point of TRYOUTS and are kept confidential. 


Uniforms are not included in registration fees and separate payment will be collected at the point of registration.  The uniform kit will consist of two pairs of game day shorts, two practice jerseys, warm up jacket, one game day warm up shirt, two pairs of socks and two jerseys: one jersey for away games and one jersey for home games. Players will also be provided with two practice tees.   Other gear is available but optional.

Elio Bello - Executive Director

Phil Shuttleworth - Director of Coaching

Brett Mills - Director of Program Development

Meet Our Professional Coaching Leadership

Our professional coaches are enthusiastic and dedicated to youth soccer. They have a wide array of knowledge and experiences to share and strive to develop our players to become great soccer players and good citizens. Our coaches have played in international and professional leagues; others have coached at the high school level.  At Express Soccer Club, we strive to provide a competitive soccer experience that encourages our youth to play at their best while having fun.  Please visit our Coaches page for more information about Express's professional coaching staff.

Our competitive program is led by a dynamic group of directors, each of whom bring experience and a unique skill set to the club.