We are proud to state that our teams are a product of the Long Beach Youth Soccer Organization that started over 30 years ago serving the youth in Long Beach and surrounding communities. LBYSO is a Cal South recreational program consisting of nearly 2,000 boys and girls.
It was several years ago that our League President, Mark Jauregui, had the idea and vision of giving our youth players the opportunity to continue their play beyond the recreation level. After a few years of planning and many hours of work behind the scenes, his vision became a reality. In 2003, LBYSO added Cal South’s Signature League program for teams and coaches wanting more competitive play without the financial, travel, and training commitments of club soccer. In 2004, 3 teams in the Signature League program representing LBYSO evolved and progressed into the need to play at a higher level in club. These 3 teams entered Coast Soccer League and went on to begin and pioneer the LBYSO club division now called FC Long Beach. Today, LBYSO has over 1,700 boys and girls playing in recreational soccer, 10 teams in Signature League and 16 teams in Club Soccer. We are proud of our organization’s progression.
In 2006, FC Long Beach hired Mark Hervin as Technical Director to provide training for our teams and oversee the quality of the training by our coaches. Mark holds a UEFA “B” and USSF "A" coaching license and has been very instrumental in training FC Long Beach players as well as improving the level of our coaching staff. Every season, FC Long Beach finds success by enforcing our principles and coaching philosophy to our players through our technical director and coaches. We emphasize player development, not results, at our younger ages and stand firmly on teaching our teams how to play the game properly in our training sessions and matches.
Many of our teams are playing at top of their brackets, and will be earning the well deserved promotion to the next level of competition. 2009 is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to even greater 2010.
LBYSO is one of very few full service soccer organizations that offer youth players TOPS, recreation, signature and club level of play. Something for everyone! If you are interested in joining our other programs, please visit our league website at www.lbyso.net