About ACES

League Philosophy

Safe, Fun then Competitive

Bakersfield A.C.E.S. is a 6v6 short-sided recreational soccer league founded on the philosophy of "safe, fun, then competitive" soccer.  The family-friendly culture of the league is what we attribute our success to.  We play on Saturday nights and run three seasons that consist of 9 games plus a tournament:  Fall Season (September thru November)  Winter Season (January through March)  Spring Season (April through June)

The League is divided into 4 divisions to chose from.  We utilize the first 3 games of the season to confirm division placement.  After week 3, we will reassign teams to the best fit divisions based on the team score and goal differential over the first 3 games.  

Division A – Competitive

Skilled and competitive athletes

Division B – Competitive

Skilled play with the understanding that we all have to go to work on Monday

Division C – Recreational

Fun and casual recreational play for those of us that are not necessarily in as good a shape as we used to be!

Division D - Recreational

Fun for beginners new to soccer.  Husband and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends looking to come out, exercise and have some fun together.

Registration Fees

Registration is $75 per person per season.  Team Managers are extended a discounted registration rate of $45 per Team Manager per season for taking on the responsibility of managing the team, ensuring your team shows up each week to the scheduled games and ultimately being accountable for the actions of the team members and spectators associated with your team.   

Referee fees are $20.00 paid weekly by each team directly to the referee officiating your game.  At the end of the season, ACES will provide the team managers with a Referee Fee Refund for the full amount spent on referee fees.  Any penalties for forfeits or otherwise will be deducted from the Referee Fee Refund.  This is done to attempt to manage the overall number of forfeits or no-shows.  No one likes to show up to play soccer and not have another team to play.  

Individual Player registration - There is an option to register as an individual player to be assigned to a team. However, all our teams are created by the team managers and we cannot guarantee that we can find all individual players a team.  If we cannot find registered individual players a team, your registration fee will be refunded.