A player is expected to make a full year commitment (Summer 2018 through Spring 2019). Teams hold training sessions and play tournaments throughout the year, including Summer and Winter months. Games are played during the Fall season (August through December, January or February) and Spring season (March through June).
The SF Aftershocks FC has teams at different levels of competition, allowing players to participate at a level that best suits their needs while still benefiting from the club’s development and training resources. The club places girls on teams based on their mental and physical capabilities as soccer players.
Teams are encouraged to play in tournaments. Tournaments may be held in the City, within the San Francisco Bay Area, or out of town, including in places like Lake Tahoe and San Diego.
Many of the club’s teams play futsal from December through March, with some players choosing not to participate. Futsal games are five-a-side and played in gymnasiums across San Francisco. The style emphasizes ball control and passing. It also leads to rapid player development in improvisation, creativity and technique.