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Dear Soccer Community,

In accordance with the update from NorCal Premier and US Club Soccer, Novato Youth Soccer and North Marin United will be extending the suspension of all activities through Sunday, May 3.   

In all cases, NYSA and NMU will make determinations that are in conjunction with the CDC, and other government agency recommendations regarding the COVID-19 virus.  We are working to ensure the best practices for the health and well being of everyone who is associated with our programs. 

Novato Youth Soccer Association, and North Marin United will closely monitor this situation, notifying our coaches, staff, and families as additional information is made available. 

The Novato Youth Soccer Association, and North Marin United

2020 Fall Recreation Online Registration Closes in


2020 Recreational League Registration

The Player, Volunteer, and Coach Registration for the 2020 Fall Recreation program is now open. To ensure your spot on a Novato Soccer Fall Recreation League team, with practices starting at the beginning of August, and games starting at the end of August or the beginning of September, please register early, as age groups often close due to the number of children interested in participating in our program.

Click here to register today!

February 1st - April 30th
Open Registration Period: $ 225.00

May 1st - May 15th
Late Registration Period: $ 275.00

Effective May 16th
Standby Registration: $ 285.00

North Marin United 2020 Tryouts

North Marin United offers a competitive soccer experience for players ages Under 8, through Under 19. Our Director of Coaching, Tyler Gottschalk, and our professional coaching staff, offers players of all levels, the opportunity to participate in a fun and educational competitive soccer program, focusing on the individual technical and tactical skills, as well as working to be a great team player. In compliance with the Norcal polices regarding Competitive Soccer Tryouts, North Marin United holds it soccer tryouts during the Region 5, tryout window.

2020 North Marin United Tryout Schedule

NMU Younger Tryouts 
Birth years 2013 through 2007 (U8-U14)

Sunday, May 3rd*
Novato High School, Turf Field

Saturday, May 9th*
Novato High School, Turf Field

Saturday, May 16*
Novato High School, Turf Field
San Marin High School, Turf Field


NMU Older Tryouts 
Birth years 2006 through 2002 (U15-U19)

Saturday, May 30*
Novato High School, Turf Field

Sunday, May 31*
Novato High School, Turf Field

*Times to be announced.
Final schedules are subject to change.

Soccer Homework for your time at home!

NYSA/NMU Soccer Community!  I hope everyone is doing well and taking care of yourselves.  I thought I'd make some skill exercises videos and share with you all during this social-distancing time. I would love for the dear parents to encourage their kids to do these exercises and even join them if possible. I will be posting different material every few days. 

Thank you and be safe, see you guys soon! 
Coach Yasert Ortega


It's Coach Yasert Ortega with more soccer challenges!  Here's a dribbling circuit challenge. I would love to invite the parents join the circuit and see how many times you can dribble with out losing control of the ball. The dimensions on my set-up are 20 x 10 yards, feel free to adjust the sizes. Take a video if it is possible and share with us on our Facebook page!

Enjoy the circuit !!!   Coach Yasert!

Technical Training and Agility Moves!

Greetings friends!  Below I have another set of exercises with the ball. Please feel free to add squats, crunches or burpees between the exercises. Adding explosion and speed on the sets gives the player a good cardio work out!   
     Option 1 / 30 mins:     3 sets of 10 minutes each (adding squats, crunches and burpees)
     Option 2 / 15 mins:     3 sets of 5 minutes each ( technical work with ball and agility) 

Enjoy and be safe!   Coach Yasert Ortega

Contact League Administrator

Novato Youth Soccer Association