North County Soccer Park Offers Leagues, Camps, Training and More!
For 25 years, North County Soccer Park has provided San Diego’s families and adults with a fun, recreational arena soccer facility operated by a dedicated staff.
“North County Soccer Park has become an icon in the soccer community,” said NCSP Owner Dave Brennan. “People tell me all the time how much they enjoy playing here. When I tell people I am with NCSP, I often hear personal stories about how their children grew up on our fields. As of this year, we have over 18,000 children on record of having played with us.”
Brennan said at times during the year, the facility has as many as 180 teams of adults and children playing every week. Besides the league games there are 340 students in our youth classes.
NCSP offers three different kinds of soccer fields to play on, providing league play opportunities in all age groups – plus soccer and baseball classes for youths. And, according to Brennan, it is the only facility in San Diego County to offer Lil’ Kickers soccer and Lil’ Sluggers baseball classes.
Lil’ Kickers is a national program and is recognized as America’s leader in introducing young children to the sport of soccer. Classes start for children as young as 18 months old and continue up to 9 years old. The Lil’ Sluggers baseball classes are nearly identical in structure, but with the games and activities focused on throwing, batting, fielding and running the bases for children ages 2-6 years old.
Brennan noted that NCSP is a privately-owned facility, and not operated by a city or athletic department. “I feel that we have more class and league offerings, better service, and lower prices than any other sports facility in San Diego County,” he said.
The North County Soccer Park’s primary customers are families in the communities of Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Penasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Escondido, and Ramona. “Within those families, we offer programs for young children as young as 18 months in the form of parent/child soccer and baseball classes. Toddlers through 9 year olds can still be in classes but with Mom and Dad on the sidelines taking pictures, enjoying a coffee and socializing with other parents,” Brennan said. “For 4-11 year old children, we have weekly 4v4 soccer leagues on the mini-field. For the 11-14 year olds, they can play in either
a 3v3 format on the mini-field or a 6v6 one on the stadium field. There is even a dynamic 3v3 high school league for 15-17 year olds.”
Brennan noted that adults come to NCSP for the fun and the competition. The soccer park offers men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues six nights a week. There are adult beginner leagues where no score or standings are kept and competitive leagues with
a championship game, League Champs shirts given out, and a team picture taken for a wall plaque with a copy made for every player on the roster.
Open seven days a week, NCSP has a busy concessions area, and a plasma TV with cable so patrons can watch soccer while waiting for the game to start. “We offer a clean environment with working and well-maintained equipment – as well as a trained, dynamic staff that wants to see you and your family every week,” Brennan said. NCSP also offers fun birthday parties for only $5 per child – and a popular, weekly youth soccer camp three times a year.
And NCSP is a strong supporter of the United States military and their families. “Active military families are offered deep discounts in their registration fees. We thank them for their service! Also, the NCSP is a great place for military commands to bring in teams for competition and camaraderie,” Brennan noted.