CYS Soccer

CATHOLIC YOUTH SPORTS (CYS) SOCCER AT ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH

St. Paul Catholic Church is participating in the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS) Soccer League as part of the mutally shared vision of the Diocese of St. Petersburg's Courageously Living the Gospel! 


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GAMES ON! 

 

Please check this site on match days to ensure that practices and games are still being held.  Inclement weather may postpone or cancel practice and games.  If games are cancelled, the box above will read GAMES CANCELLED.



DETAILS

Below are details regarding participation in the CYS Soccer League:

  • Registration for the 2023 Winter League (January 14 - April 1, 2023) is now closed
  • Registration for the 2023 Fall League (August - November 2023) will open on June 1, 2023
  • Participants will range from ages of 3 to 18, male and female
  • Six divisions will be available for registration:  U4, U6, U8, U10, U13 and U18
  • Game format 4v4 (four players versus four players)
  • Games will be 40 minutes in length, running time (two, 20-minute halves) for U6 through U13 Divisions
  • No previous soccer experience is necessary
  • Mandatory substitutions will be held every five (5) minutes to ensure all team members have an equal opportunity to participate
  • The Winter 2023 season began on Saturday, January 14, 2023, and will end on April 1, 2023
  • The first eight (8) games of the Winter 2023 Season will be played at the St. Paul Soccer Complex located on the campus of St. Paul Catholic Church, 12708 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
  • The final four (4) games of the season, known as the "Catholic Cup" will be played at Our Lady of the Rosary Soccer Complex, located at 2348 Collier Pkwy, Land O' Lakes, FL 34639, for the Winter 2023 season.
  • All players must wear shin guards*.  [*Note: Shin guards can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Target, Dick's, other sporting good stores or online at Amazon or other online retailers]
  • Soccer style cleated shoes (no metal) are highly recommended for play
  • Players must not wear any jewelry including but not limited to: watches, necklaces, earrings, etc.
  • Players should wear the shorts that are issued with their apparel kit; however, if those shorts do not fit or if the proper size did not come in, black, substitute shorts must be pocketless
  • For the Winter Season, players may wear sweatpants or workout pants, but they must be pocketless
  • U10 and U13 teams will play 4v4 on a field approximately 30 yards x 40 yards (no goalie)
  • U6 and U8 teams will play 4v4 on a field approximately 20 yards x 30 yards (no goalie)
  • Teams practice on Saturday mornings before their Saturday game time
  • U8, U10, and U13 teams will practice one hour before game time
  • U6 teams will practice 30 minutes before game time
  • Players are to report to the soccer field by the start of their practice time
  • When you register, you will be asked to link an email account to the family account (Please be advised that e-mail is the primary source of communication between the league, our church and your family)

COACHES

Coaches will be needed for each team from U4 to U18.  Coaches will need to commit to all games and practices.  All coaches must complete a Level II FBI background screening and complete Safe Environment Training.  Previous coaching experience and/or playing experience is preferred.  

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach for the CYS Soccer Program, please CLICK HERE


REFEREES

Volunteer referees are needed at all games. All referees 18 years of age and older must complete a Level II FBI background screening and complete Safe Environment Training. Referees under the age of 18 will not need to complete a background screening.  We will offer training sessions.  Previous referee experience is preferred, but not required.  

If you are interested in volunteering as a referee, please CLICK HERE


IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE CYS SOCCER LEAGUE

  • January 7, 2023:  Final Day to register for the 2023 CYS Winter League
  • January 14, 2023:  First practices and games for CYS Winter 2023 Season at the St. Paul Soccer Complex
  • January 21, 2023: Second week of practices and games for the CYS Winter 2023 Season at the St. Paul Soccer Complex
  • March 4, 2023:  Eight and final week of practices and games for the CYS Winter 2023 Season as the St. Paul Soccer Complex
  • March 6, 2023:  Seeding for the CYS Winter 2023 Catholic Cup (Director's Meeting)
  • March 11, 2023:  CYS Winter 2023 Playoffs begin (Week 1) at Our Lady of the Rosary Soccer Complex
  • April 1, 2023:  CYS Winter 2023 Championship Weekend at Our Lady of the Rosary Soccer Complex (final day of games)
  • June 1, 2023:  Early Bird Registration opens for the CYS Fall 2023 League

   If you have any questions, please send an email to:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com

 

 


WINTER 2023 ROSTERS

CLICK HERE


Questions? 

Please send an email to:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com

 

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