The mission of San Mateo County FC (SAL) is to utilize the sport of soccer as a vehicle through which to promote academic excellence, healthy choices, youth leadership and community invovlement amongst economically disadvantaged and underserved youth in San Mateo County.

San Mateo County FC (SAL) was started in 2009 by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Activities League (S.A.L.) not just as Soccer Club, but a community strategy that's members and families give back to their community, maintain good academic standing, receive leadership training and become role models to the younger recreational leagues that the S.A.L. program offers to the youth of Redwood City and North Fair Oaks.

The San Mateo County FC offers the high quality training and coaching. Also with 35% of the youth in our target community being obese and 25% of the youth unable to pass the California Physical Fitness test, we are committed to keeping our kids healthy and active. San Mateo County FC evaluates all participants for physical fitness and works with them throughout the season to increase their fitness. All athletes are pre and post tested using the Presidential Fitness test as an evaluation tool.


S.A.L. was founded in 1997 for the purpose of strengthening relationships between youth, deputies, and communities to aid in the intervention and prevention of juvenile delinquency in San Mateo County through positive, dynamic programs.

Accordingly, the mission of S.A.L. is to build positive partnerships between youth, deputies and communities through purposeful programs that can make a difference in a child's life.

In this pursuit, S.A.L. implements a broad continuum of safe, accessible, and affordable programs. The organization serves over 1,500 youth and 500 families annually, at nine S.A.L. chapters located throughout San Mateo County. With more than 15 years experience coordinating and implementing programs, S.A.L. prides itself on being an established nonprofit organization with a proven track record of helping San Mateo County youth and their families reach their true potential.

It is a well established fact that the presence of a caring, involved adult in a child's life - early and ongoing - improves that child's self-esteem and self-confidence. This, in turn, reduces that child's juvenile delinquency risk factors.

We credit our success to the partnerships we have established between deputies and youth; between youth and their communities; between youth and their peers; and to the generosity of our donors, sponsors and community volunteers. Working together, we can and do make a difference for San Mateo County's youth through:

Positive Partnerships - Building the Bond Between Cops and Kids

S.A.L. Healthy Kids - Shaping Bright Futures

Mentoring - Ensuring Academic and Social Achievements

Leadership Training - Developing Tomorrow's Leaders

Character Development - Establishing Qualities for Success

For more information on SAL, its chapter sites and programs, please go to our website: