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.
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, register or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info if you have any questions.
2016 Spikes General Club Membership Dues (Oct 2016 - Sept 2017)
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 email@example.com.
Sin City Shootout (Jan 12-15, 2017)
Make sure you get signed on with Team Cowboy, a management website for the various teams, including the All Spikes Co-Ed Indoor League.
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
2016 SPIKES TOURNAMENTS
4th Annual Spikes Folsom Weekend Tournament
Date: September 23-25, 2016
Location: The Bladium, Alameda, CA
Eligibility / Registration: Open to visiting players and teams. Everyone must register individually. Early-bird registration is OPEN!
Tournament Website: Folsom2016.sfspikes.com
Below is a list of upcoming tournaments. The Spikes send teams and individual players to compete in many of them. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York Indoor Classic
Location: Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
Dates: April 8-10, 2016
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: May 27-30, 2016
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: June 3-5, 2016
Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate level
Description: 11v11 Outdoor Soccer (grass), 1 day
Registration: Individual Signup
Tournament Website: http://raincitytournament.com/
IGLFA North American Championship
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: August 6-13, 2016
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 23-25, 2016
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Description: 7v7 Indoor (turf), 1 day
Registration: Team and Individual Signup
Tournament Website: http://folsom2016.sfspikes.com
2015 PARTNERS IN COMMUNITY
We love them! Thank you for supporting us! If you would like to become a sponsor, email email@example.com
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Thanks for being a sponsor of the 2015 Advanced Men's Spikes Team.
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San Francisco City Football Club competes at the 4th tier of the US Soccer Federation pyramid. For 2015, SF City’s first team will compete in the US Club Soccer NorCal Premier League, a regional semi-professional league formed in 2012.
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Thank you OurTownSF.org for sponsoring the SF Spikes Soccer Club. We are grateful for the opportunity to display the benefits of being a Spike in your windows.
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These are individuals who have donated funds to the club in 2014.
Mark Borehem- SF Spikes
A member of the Spikes since BT, Mark is central defender with some bite. Never one to shy away from contact, you can find Mark drifting up field on counter attacks when he should be back in position defending.
Mahir Bozan- NY
Mahir met the San Francisco Spikes in 2014 at the New York Indoor Classic. He was a guest player with the Spikes Club that won the Gold Medal in the 2nd Division of the 2014 Cleveland Gay Games.
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