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South Valley United Membership Families

South Valley United Membership,

I hope everyone is doing well; Staying healthy and being mindful. Below is a recap of the last 10 days where our governing bodies have given us return-to-play guidelines and modifications for our try-out window.  

May 18th, 2020 - US CLUB SOCCER

U.S Soccer communicated “We recognize that different parts of our country have been affected to a different degree by the impact of COVID-19. Therefore, we are lifting our national suspension of activities and delegating return-to-play decision making to our local members, effective May 18”

May, 22nd, 2020 - NORCAL

NorCal held a Town-Hall meeting for all NorCal clubs and evaluated the complexity of our current situation and decided to pass on the responsibility to each club, instructing clubs to respect and follow our respective county guidelines.  NorCal has left South Valley United at the mercy of Tulare County’s guidelines on reopening youth soccer. Nonetheless, South Valley United will comply with Tulare County’s guidelines to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our players, coaches and families; meanwhile adapting to the circumstances and continuing to provide a second-to-none educational experience through the game of soccer.  


May 28, 2020 - Region 7 NorCal

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Region 7 NorCal Member Clubs have agreed that there will be no 2020/21 season tryouts for all ages. Region 7 Clubs are encouraged to re-register their current membership from June 6 to June 29. There will be a “transfer window” from June 30 to July 20 for any NorCal player who is not currently registered for the 2020/21 season and wishes to move from one NorCal Member Club to another NorCal Member Club. While players may be released at any time by US Club, Region 7 Clubs have agreed to honor players who have signed 2020/21 US Club membership forms prior to the Transfer window and not ask/seek a release for said player(s).

NorCal Code of Ethics “Recruiting” Definition (Updated May 2020)

Outside the NorCal Transfer Window:  "Recruiting" refers to making any contact or communication with a player who is registered with another NorCal club, in which the player is asked or allowed to join a club, attend a tryout or club training session, or play or guest play for another club, without first receiving permission from the Director of Coaching of the player's club.

Inside the NorCal Transfer Window:  "Recruiting" refers to making an initial or first contact or communication with a player who is registered with another NorCal club, in which the player is asked or allowed to join a club, attend a tryout or club training session, or guest play for another club, without first receiving permission from the Director of Coaching of the player's club.

Note:  Players do not need DOC permission to contact other clubs during the Transfer Window, and Adult members are permitted to respond to such contacts during the Transfer Window, without requesting permission from the player's DOC.

Any questions, suggestions, concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience, understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times. 

Renato Bustamante

South Valley United - Director of Coaching


VISALIA -South Valley United Soccer Club (SVU) is excited to announce the club has a new partnership with local real estate company, Robyn Icenhower and Associates. SVU will proudly sport the Robyn Icenhower and Associates logo on the back of their jerseys through May 2021, joining Valley Children as equipment partners of the youth organization. In addition, they are the presenting partner of the SVU Coaches game, where several hundred players and families attended a fun and often humorous afternoon of soccer, each participating coach took home a customized SVU and Robyn Icenhower and Associates co-branded souvenir shirt. Robyn Icenhower & Associates are the #1 highest producing real estate team in Kings and Tulare counties. As a licensed California Real Estate Broker, Robyn’s growing team of professionals not only consists of the most agents in the top 3% of sales production in the county, but also leads the luxury market with the most homes sold. Their mission is to create clients for life. Whether it be through their extensive marketing efforts or their dedicated customer service experts, they make sure that their clients are their number one priority in everything they do. Robyn Icenhower and Associates are more than just your Realtor, they are a connector and a resource for our community. “We believe in making a difference in our community,” comments Robyn. Whether it be with the members of her team, clients, other real estate agents, youth soccer players or members of the local community in general, Robyn Icenhower is committed to giving back to help others grow and reach their goals. “We are proud to partner with Robyn Icenhower and Associates as our missions align so closely in our community. It’s a partnership that embodies what both companies represent, focusing on the South Valley region, putting our community first, emphasis on serving those we work for and striving to help those we can connect with”, stated SVU President Jeremy Schultz. “Robyn Icenhower and her team truly exemplify what it means to believe in our community, it is a great opportunity for us to work together and make a difference in the lives of our youth. These relationships are so valuable to assist our organization in elevating the opportunities within the club by providing us the resources for strategic and long-term growth.” “I’m excited to partner with South Valley United as several members of Robyn Icenhower & Associates have children that participate on South Valley United teams, we are honored to be able to partner with the club and help to give back to the children of our local community,” stated Robyn Icenhower


About South Valley United: South Valley United (SVU) is one of the original competitive youth soccer organizations in the Central California region, based in Visalia, CA. SVU, established in 2002 is a youth soccer club that believes in the overall development of local athletes utilizing sport as a platform to build leaders of tomorrow. SVU’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive soccer community intent on developing elite youth soccer players. SVU strives to instill the fundamental traits of leadership through teamwork, success through hard work and inclusiveness through building camaraderie in community and club. For more information, visit

 Meet our Raisels Player of the Month, Lelia!


Meet our Raisels Player of the Month, Lelia Mendez. Her coach, Mike, describes her as the most respectful and coachable player that he has ever trained. Lelia's focus is outstanding, she treats her teammates with respect and her work ethic is top-notch. Keep up the great work Lelia! 

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