The Stanford Soccer Club offers teams in various stages of progression:
All teams have the same recruiting objective: to make their team as competitive as possible by adding players with optimal mix of talent, skill and attitude. Even a well-established team with a nearly full roster will normally be willing to add a capable player. Less established teams will be more flexible in their recruitment expectations, perhaps underscoring ability and attitude more than experience.
While the club assists all Stanford teams with player recruitment, each team is responsible for creating and implementing its own evaluation process.
New players usually join a team around the end of a season, when teams are preparing their rosters for the following season. November and May are optimal times for interested players and parents to contact teams, though those wishing to learn more about a team may contact a them whenever they wish. See Teams for a listing of all Stanford Soccer Club teams and their contact info.
New players should aim to join a team well in advance of the start of a season. It can take a month or more to register a club soccer player and receive an official player card (this requires photos, birth certificates and other official documents). A club soccer team’s roster is also usually set at the season's start, making it difficult to add new players during the season.