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About Us

Encinitas Soccer League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  Since 1977, we have served the communities of Encinitas, South Carlsbad and Cardiff by providing quality soccer programs for players ages 5 to 19 years old. Over 2,000 children participate in our program each year.   Express Soccer Club is a US Youth Soccer approved club.

Preparing players for success on and off the field.

United in Passion, Striving for Excellence, Building Tomorrow.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a community-centered youth soccer club that fosters excellence and prioritizes player-centric development. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where young athletes can grow both on and off the field, developing their skills, character, and love for the game. Through passionate coaching, holistic development, and a commitment to the highest standards, we aim to empower our players to reach their full potential and become valuable members of our community.


Express competitive teams play league games in the fall but participate actively in pre-season (summer) and post-season tournaments (winter) as well as State and Super Cup tournaments. Teams compete in the  SoCal Soccer League and National Premier League (NPL) and are coached by high quality, professional soccer coaches.   For more information about our competitive program, please visit our Competitive page.

Recreational Program:

Express recreational teams start their league play in September and compete through November, playing an average of 10 games. Teams form in the summer and begin to practice in August.  Our recreational program works closely with Los Angelitos de Encinitas to provide financial aid to families who require assistance.  There are no tryouts and teams are built around neighborhoods and schools.  Recreational teams are coached by dedicated, parent-volunteer coaches.  For more information about our recreational program, please visit our Recreational page.