Novato is a big city for soccer, largely due in part to its popular adult and youth soccer leagues.
The Novato Adult Soccer League has a goal of allowing everyone to participate in the great game of soccer. The teams are built up of seven players who are encouraged to share the field, follow the rules, and have a great time. The Novato Youth Soccer Association has similar goals as the adults. The program is offered beginning each August to anyone who is interested in playing. No prior experience is necessary for the recreational league, for it focuses deeply on encouraging kids to be active and participatory in their community.
The competitive league differs slightly. The players are coached through development training, teaching them the necessary background to the game of soccer, all while encouraging them to be positive and friendly with their peers.