What is Signature Soccer?

What is Signature Soccer?

Each year many soccer families are faced with a dilemma: continue playing recreational soccer or make the big jump to competitive soccer. For those recreational players that have developed a higher level of soccer skill and competitive play, the natural progression is to make the jump to club soccer. However, this jump requires a family making a sizable commitment in terms of time as well as financial resources.

Over the years, there has been an interest in providing an opportunity for young players to play soccer at an intermediate level, between recreational play and the highly committed level of club play. This is where Signature Leagues come in. The objective of the Cal South Signature League is to provide an intermediary playing level that better prepares players, parents, and coaches for the transition from recreational play to competitive club play.

Signature Leagues are "localized" playing circuits formed by nearby recreational leagues. There are a number of rules that are unique to the Signature League such as a 50% play rule for all players, a limit on the annual financial responsibility (Fall season) of the players ($475), and a limitation on distance of travel.

Signature soccer is part of CYSA and therefore all children are required to register with CHSA as do all other players that play in CHSA Soccer. If your child is selected to play on one of the Canyon United teams there will be additional fees that will be paid directly to the team administrator and recorded with CHSA Soccer.

The players are selected though a try-out session held in the Spring. Practices for the fall season start in August with games September - November.  Some teams may also decide to participate in a spring season as well.   The games will be played on one of the CYSA-S North Orange County League’s fields.

Signature soccer is designed for the age brackets of both boys and girls under 9 up to the age group of under 16. For 2021, CHSA will attempt to have a team in each age division, 2013 up to 2007.

If you are interested in being a head coach for a Canyon United Signature team, please email Link Elliott your coaching/playing resume.   Applications will be reviewed in January.  All Canyon United Signature coaches need to be approved by the CHSA Board of Directors.  All Signature coaches are required to have completed the US Soccer National 9v9 or 11v11 course prior to the start of the season.  Additionally all coaches are registered with Cal South, including Live Scan and concussion training.

Any questions should be directed to:

Director of Signature - CHSA
Link Elliott

For more information on Signature Soccer visit the Cal South Signature Page

CHSA Signature / Canyon United Fall 2021 Team Tryouts

Signature Soccer is an advanced recreational soccer league that acts as a bridge between recreational to more competitive club soccer.   This is a great level of play for those recreational level all-stars and multi-sport kids who want to play at a more competitive level prior to making the transition to competitive club soccer.

The Signature level spans birth year age divisions 2013 to 2007.


*The deadline to sign up for tryouts is May 22nd for 2013 through 2009 age divisions.


Monday May 24th / Wednesday May 26th Tryouts with be held at Imperial Park (428 S Scout Trail, Anaheim, CA 92807)

Players should attend both sessions.

  • Boys and Girls 2013 Monday May 24th and Wednesday May 26th

    • Check in 5:15pm-5:30pm. Tryout 5:30pm-6:30pm

  • Boys and Girls 2012 Monday May 24th and Wednesday May 26th

    • Check in 6:15pm-6:30pm.  Tryout 6:30pm-7:30pm


Tuesday / Thursday Tryouts will be held at Canyon Rim Park (7305 E Canyon Rim Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808)

Players should attend both sessions

  • Boys and Girls 2011 Tuesday May 25th and Thursday May 27th

    • Check in 4:45pm-5:00pm. Tryout 5:00pm-5:50pm 

  • Boys and Girls 2010 Tuesday May 25th and Thursday May 27th

    • Check in 5:45pm-6pm. Tryout 6pm-6:50pm

  • Boys and Girls 2009 Tuesday May 25th and Thursday May 27th

    • Check in 6:45pm-7pm.  Tryout 7pm-7:50pm


Due to Covid restrictions, please plan to drop off players after checking in. Parents will not be allowed on the field during tryouts.  Players must wear masks to and from the tryout.




Signature Season Fees

  • Fees for the season are $400 (paid once selected to a team)
    • Fees are due in full by June 25th
  • Fees include:
    • 2 high quality Canyon United Adidas Jerseys (Home Blue and Away White)
    • 1 pair of high quality blue Adidas Shorts
    • 2 pair of high quality Adidas blue socks
    • 1 practice shirt
    • Cal South registration for 10 game regular season with ref fees included
    • Player Insurance
    • 1 Tournament team entry fee
    • 2 practices per week
    • 4-5 Training sessions from outside professional coaches

Looking for coaches!

CHSA’s signature program, Canyon United is looking for coaches for the 2021 season!

CHSA’s signature program is a great intermediary step between recreational and club level play.  You can find out more about Cal South’s signature program at calsouth.com

All applicants will need to fill out an application and submit it to canyonunited@yahoo.com by April 26th.  Coaches will be selected by a committee of CHSA board members.  Applications are available by email or off of our website at the link below.

Please contact Link Elliott at canyonunited@yahoo.com with any questions