The San Francisco Spikes Soccer Club provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people 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 LGBTQIA+ social causes and events, build community, and have fun.


      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.


      2023 Board: Danielle Thoe (President), Daley Stevens (Vice President), Drew Jack (Treasurer), Zach Myers (Secretary), Han Barr, Myell Mergaert, Chandler Parker, and Charles Wollin.


      Come check out one of our indoor intramural soccer nights on Mondays at Eureka Valley Rec Center from November to early March or our Thursday night outdoor practices currently scheduled at Raymond Kimbell through the first week of November (7pm-9pm). If you'd like to join the club or you have questions, email us.


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


      Spikes Club Membership Dues

      See the Store to pay dues

      • 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 scholarship, please reach out to finance@sfspikes.com and the club Treasurer will be in contact about next steps.

      • If you're new to the Spikes don't worry about dues - just come out and play and we can work out the details later!

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      All Spikes Friendly

      Our All Spikes Tournament kicks off our outdoor season every year. All dues paid members are welcome to join us for this one-day tournament and the post-tournament social.


      WHEN: Sunday, March 19th, 12:00-5:00pm

      WHERE: Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park

      HOW TO REGISTER: $20 in the Spikes Store above (price increases to $30 on March 12th) Scholarships are available to anyone in need, please email finance@sfspikes.com to inquire.


      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: This is a friendly tournament, meaning you sign up as an invididual and will be placed on a team. The Board will work to make teams that are both similarly competitive and gender diverse. The tournament will be 7v7 on half-fields with goalkeepers. There will be a round robin portion followed by a knockout bracket with seeding based on round robin results. Exact game times will be announced closer to tournament date.


      POST-TOURNAMENT SOCIAL: at Casements Bar (2351 Mission Street)

      Join us for food and drink at club sponsor Casements. The club will buy some food and there will be a DJ spinning some fun tunes as we wind down our weekend together!



      Since 2013 the club has hosted an invitational tournament during Folsom Weekend (the last weekend of September). We'll update the tournament website as the 2023 iteration gets closer.

      Travel Tournaments

      The Spikes spend teams to other tournaments hosted by other clubs.




      DATES: Palm Springs Pride Weekend - Nov. 4 - 6



      Hosted by IGLFA

      DATES: January 13-15, 2023


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



      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, Cleveland (where we won gold), and Paris (where we also won gold!). The Spikes have participated in various tournament across the globe but mainly travel within the US and Canada to cities such as: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Provincetown, and Philadelphia.


      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 and look forward to having you be apart of the San Francisco Spikes! To read more of our history, check out our Facebook Page.


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    • Partnerships

      Our supporting sponsors and causes close to our heart

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