• OUR MISSION

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

    • ABOUT THE SPIKES

      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.

       

      2018-19 Board: Luis Miller (President), Dana Nakano (Vice President), Danielle Thoe (Treasurer), Charles Wollin (Secretary), Drew Jack, Esteban Cuaya-Muñoz, Jervis Lawas, Jordan Mattson.

    • BECOME A MEMBER

      Come check out one of our indoor intramural nights on Monday nights at Eureka Valley Rec Center from November to February or our Thursday night outdoor practices from March to October. Check out our calendar for upcoming practice dates and locations. If you'd like to join the club at that point or for 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 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, complete our form and the club Treasurer will be in contact about next steps.

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    • TOURNAMENTS

      Annual Folsom Weekend Tournament

      Registration is now open! Early Bird ends 8/23/19

      Location: Bladium Sports & Fitness Center (map)
      Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
      Skill Level: All levels
      Description: 7v7, 1 day, bring your own team or sign up as a free agent

      Registration: see item in our store

      More info: http://spikesfolsomtourney.strikingly.com

      Other Club's Tournaments

      FALCONS ANNIVERSARY TOURNAMENT
      Hosted by the PHILADELPHIA FALCONS
      WHERE: Philadelphia, PA
      DATES: FRI. MAY 24, 2019 – SUN. MAY 26, 2019 (MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND)
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Grass) 5v5 (Women and Men Divisions are available)
      Team Min. is 7 players and Max. is 10 players. If you register as a ‘Free Agent’, you will be placed on a team.
      http://www.phillyfalcons.org/pages/30thtournament
       
      RAIN CITY SOCCER FRIENDLY TOURNAMENT
      Hosted by the RAIN CITY SOCCER CLUB
      WHERE: Seattle, WA
      DATES: FRI. MAY 31, 2019 – SUN. JUNE 2, 2019
      TOURNMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Grass) Small Sided - Mixed
      Register individually and everyone gets placed on a team the day of the tournament.
      http://raincitysoccer.org/friendly/
       
      PRIDE ON THE PITCH
      Hosted by CMSA
      WHERE: Chicago, IL
      DATES: FRI. JUNE 14, 2019 – SUN. JUN 16, 2019
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Turf) 7v7 Competitive and Recreational Divisions – Mixed
      https://www.prideonthepitch.com/
       
      21st ANNUAL REHOBOTH BEACH CLASS
      Hosted by the FEDERAL TRIANGLES SOCCER CLUB
      WHERE: Rehoboth, DE
      DATES: FRI. JUNE 14, 2019 – SUN. JUNE 16, 2019
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Turf) Small Sided - Mixed
      Register individually and everyone gets placed on a team the day of the tournament.
      https://www.federaltriangles.org/play-soccer/rehoboth/
       
      DIDESEX’S SPORTING EVENT OF SEXUAL DIVERSITY
      Hosted by DIDESEX
      WHERE: Mexico City
      DATES: WED. JUNE 26, 2019 – FRI. JUNE 28, 2019
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Turf/Grass) 11v11 - Mixed and 7v7 Mixed or Women’s
      Team Max of 18 players for 11v11 tournament and Team Max of 12 for the 7v7 tournaments.
      https://www.didesex.org/2019/01/18/pan-american-2019/
       
      EUROGAMES 2019
      WHERE: Rome, Italy
      DATES: THU. JULY 11, 2019 – SAT. JULY 13, 2019
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Turf/Grass) 5v5 Competitive or Recreational - Men/Mixed or Women & 11v11 Competitive or Recreational - Men/Mixed or Women. Team Max of 13 players for the 5v5 tournament, and Team Max of 22 players for the 11v11 tournament.
      https://romaeurogames2019.org/football/
       
      WEST HOLLYWOOD SPORTS FESTIVAL (not yet confirmed)
      Hosted by the WEST HOLLYWOOD SOCCER CLUB
      WHERE: Los Angeles, CA
      DATES: FRI. AUGUST 30, 2019 – MON. SEPTEMBER 2, 2019 (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Turf) 7v7 Competitive or Recreational – Mixed
      Team Max of 13 players.
      https://www.wehosportsfestival.com
       
      FOLSOM SOCCER TOURNAMENT - MORE INFO TO COME SOON!
      Hosted by the SAN FRANCISCO SPIKES (US!!!)
      WHERE: San Francisco/Alameda, CA
      DATES: FRI. SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 – SUN. SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Indoor Turf) 7v7 Competitive or Recreational – Mixed
      Team Max of 13 players.
      https://sfspikes.com
       
      PROVINCETOWN CLASSIC (not yet confirmed)
      Hosted by the BOSTON STRIKERS
      WHERE: Provincetown, MA
      DATES: FRI. OCTOBER 11, 2019 – MON. OCTOBER, 14, 2019 (INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY WEEKEND)
      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: (Outdoor Turf/Grass) Small Sided – Mixed
      https://www.bostonstrikers.com

       

      LIBERTY BELL CLASSIC

      Hosted by the Philadelphia Falcons

      WHERE: Philadelphia, PA

      DATES: October 12-13 (GAMES ON SATURDAY, OUTFEST ON SUNDAY)

      TOURNAMENT FORMAT: unknown, individual registration

      http://www.phillyfalcons.org

    • 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. 

    • 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

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