About Us

Ridgecrest Scorpions Soccer Club is a club that comprises of varied levels of ability and age from competitive (travel teams) to introductory (Junior Academy) as a step up from purel recreational soccer. All teams are coached by professionally licensed coaches and are led by a Director of Coaching.

Our mission is to improve both boys and girls technically, physically, psychologically and socially to make better players on and off the field. Our players are encouraged to experiment in order to find their own style and to help learn from any mistakes made.

To ensure we do the best for each player/team we have arrange our Soccer club into 3 Academies levels; Junior (4-9 years old), Intermediate (U11-14) and our Senior Academy (U15-U18). All Academy coaching is over seen by our Director of coaching (Neil Gardner) with 3 Head Coaches fronting the 3 Levels, supported by 1 Junior Coach and 1 Parent Volunteer per age group.

The Junior Academy comprises of 3 Sets, these sets will be Set 1, 4-5 years old. Set 2, 6-7 years old. Set 3, 8-9 years old. These age groups train twice a week and do not play in a competitive league but play organized Jamboree/Tournaments in and around the Ridgecrest area. This enables us to see there progress through the program without the hassle of long distance traveling.

The Intermediate Academy comprises of 2 teams, these teams will be a U11-U12 and also a U13-U14. They train twice a week and compete in either a local league or a league from Bakersfield or Lancaster as well as arranged Jamboree/Tournaments that are held here in Ridgecrest.

The Senior Academy comprises of 2 teams, these teams are a U15-U16 and also U17-U18. They train twice a week and compete in either a Bakersfield or Lancaster League as well as arranged Jamboree/Tournaments that are held here in Ridgecrest.

About the Club:

The club provides a centralized organization for teams and coaches, who are overseen by the Director of Coaching.  This allows selection and review of coaches with respect to quality of coaching and team management; and to work towards cooperation and movement of players between teams in the appropriate age group. This website provides additional information about the club.  

Scorpions Soccer is a youth soccer club that includes players from Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Trona, and the surrounding communities.



We welcome interested players!  Please contact the appropriate age coach or email our Director of Coaching with any questions about the club.

The club infrastructure is run almost exclusively by volunteers and so we need and welcome new volunteers. Previous experience is not required. Please contact any member of the Board or our volunteer coordinator and club president Nick Mills if you are interested in helping out in any way.