• OUR MISSION

    The San Francisco Spikes Soccer Club provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies with opportunities to compete in local leagues, represent San Francisco in tournaments worldwide, and play recreational soccer. We create a healthy, affordable and supportive environment for our members to play soccer at all levels, participate in LGBT social causes and events, build community, and have fun.

  • 2017 MEMBERSHIP

    CLUB & TEAM DUES

    We offer competitive, intermediate and recreational soccer programming. We play indoors during the winter and outdoors the rest of the year. As a new Spike, you'll be welcomed into a thriving athletic and social community.

     

    To join, show up at one of our indoor intramural nights (Mondays during the late fall to early spring) or our Thursday night outdoor practices (Spring- Fall). Check out our calendar for upcoming practice dates and locations.

     

    Once registered, you'll receive an invite to use Team Cowboy, a team management website, where you'll have access to everything you need to stay in the know. Also, follow us on Facebook to receive updates about events and other goings on with the club and our community partners.

     

    Email us at info@sfspikes.com for more info if you have any questions.

     

    2016 Spikes General Club Membership Dues (Oct 2016 - Sept 2017)

     

    Welcome Letter

    • The SF Spikes Soccer Club membership dues support indoor league rentals, outdoor field rentals, uniforms, the club's Annual General Meeting, scholarships, subsidizes outdoor team fees, insurance and much more.

    • No one is turned away for lack of funds. To request a subsidy or scholarship, email info@sfspikes.com.

    EVENTS CALENDAR & MEMBER SURVEYS

    Find our upcoming events at http://sf-spikes.teamcowboy.com/schedule

  • HISTORY

     

    Inaugurated by Dr. Tom Waddell in 1982, the Gay Games spawned many inclusive athletic/ artistic clubs and is now the largest athletic competition in the world. The San Francisco Spikes Soccer Team was founded in ’82 to represent SF in this first of its kind, international, athletic event. The SF Spikes is the second oldest inclusive soccer club in the country, next to the New York Ramblers. Since its inception, the SF Spikes has become a 501C3 non-profit organization which is welcoming to all genders, all identities, and all skill levels.

     

    The Club has sent players to each Gay Games competition including Vancouver, New York,
    Amsterdam, Sydney, Chicago, Cologne, and this year in Cleveland, where one of our teams took the Gold Medal. In 2014 Spikes participated in national tournaments in Portland, Seattle, Las Vegas, New York, Province Town, Philadelphia, and Cleveland.

     

    The Spikes Club is more than a group of athletes playing on a pitch. We were borne of Dr. Tom
    Waddell's dream of “fostering self-respect, promoting equality, participation, personal best and inclusion of every sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, athletic/artistic ability, age, physical challenge, and health status.” Our mission statement captures Waddell's dream by providing athletes with "opportunities to compete in local leagues, represent San Francisco in tournaments worldwide, and play recreational soccer. We create a healthy, affordable, and supportive environment for our members to play soccer at all levels, participate in gay social causes and events, build community, and have fun." We are truly part of a world-changing movement.

     

    More than just an athletic club, we are an all inclusive organization that supports its members and gives back to the local community. Most recently, we created an "It Gets Better" video and were the first LGBT organization to host the Spirit of Futbol's "The Ball" which traveled from England to San Francisco to Brazil before the 2014 World Cup.

     

    Our club is funded by member dues, individual donors, and generous support from local and national
    businesses. Without “Partners in Community,” we couldn’t impact our community and members like we do. Generous individuals and businesses help the Spikes provide scholarship opportunities for low income athletes to participate in international and national tournaments, subsidizes club membership dues, and pays for field rentals and equipment purchases.

     

    We welcome new members. :-)

     

     

     

    To read more of our history, visit our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sfspikes/notes

  • 2017 SPIKES TOURNAMENTS

    5th Annual Spikes Folsom Weekend Tournament

    • Date: September 22-24, 2017

    • Location: The Bladium, Alameda, CA

    • Eligibility/Registration: Open to visiting players and teams. Everyone must register individually.

    • Tournament Website: TBA

    2017 TOURNAMENTS

    Below is a list of upcoming tournaments. The Spikes send teams and individual players to compete in many of them. For more information, contact info@sfspikes.com.
     

    Sin City Shootout

    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Dates: January 12-15, 2017

    Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

    Description: 7v7 Indoor Soccer (turf)

    Registration: Team Signup

    Tournament Website: http://www.sincityshootout.com/Sports/I-Z/Soccer/tabid/111/Default.aspx

     

    New York Indoor Classic
    Location: Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
    Dates: April 7-9, 2017
    Skill Level: Advanced Only
    Description: 6v6 Indoor Soccer (turf), 1 day
    Registration: Team Signup
    Tournament Website: http://www.newyorkramblers.org/indoor_classic/indoorClassicHome.aspx

    Liberty Bell Classic
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Date: TBA
    Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    Description: 7v7 and 11v11 Outdoor Soccer (grass), 1 day
    Registration: Individual Signup
    Tournament Website: http://falcons-soccer.org/tournaments/lbc/
      
    Rain City Friendly Tournament
    Location: Seattle, Washington
    Date: TBA
    Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate level
    Description: 11v11 Outdoor Soccer (grass), 1 day
    Registration: Individual Signup
    Tournament Website: http://raincitytournament.com/
      
    IGLFA World OutGames
    Location: Miami, Florida
    Date: May 26-June 4, 2017
    Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    Description: 7v7 and 11v11 Outdoor Soccer (grass), Full Week
    Registration: Team Signup
    Tournament Website: http://netrippers.org/tournamentDetails.asp
     
    Spikes Folsom Weekend Soccer Tournament
    Location: Alameda, CA
    Date: September 22-24, 2017
    Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    Description: 7v7 Indoor (turf), 1 day
    Registration: Team and Individual Signup
    Tournament Website: TBA
     

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  • IT GETS BETTER

    In 2012, we gathered as a team to tell our stories for the It Gets Better Project. We're really proud of the outcome. 

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