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CYS Soccer

WINTER LEAGUE SOCCER SIGNUPS AVAILABLE NOW!

St. Paul Catholic Church is participating in the winter Catholic Youth Sports (CYS) Soccer League  as part of the mutally shared vision of the Diocese of St. Petersburg's Courageously Living the Gospel!  We are excited to offer soccer to the children of our parish, ages 3 to 18.  

 


The Winter 2021 CYS Soccer League Registration is open NOW! If you wish to have your child participate in the Winter CYS Soccer League (which runs from mid-January to the first week of April), please click the button below:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  We will need coaches, referees and volunteers to assist us for the upcoming winter league!  The teams in our league are:  Our Lady of the Rosary; St. Mark the Evangelist; St. Timothy; and St. Mary's (which are parishes that are all part of our deanery).  The winter season will conclude with the Winter 2021 Catholic Cup at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, Florida for all  teams. 

Winter Season Registriation is OPEN NOW.  Play for the Winter League will begin on Saturday, January 15, 2022.  All participants will receive a complete soccer kit (jersey top, shorts and socks) as well as sling pack.  For more information, please email:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com


DETAILS

Below are details regarding paricipation in the CYS Soccer League:

  • Participants will be children of those families, parents and/or guardians who are officially registered at St. Paul Catholic Church and/or St. Paul Preschool
  • Participants will range from ages of 3 to 18, male and female
  • Six, co-ed  divisions:  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 U13 and below and 50 minutes in length, running time (two, 25-minutes halves) for U18 division
  • No previous soccer experience is necessary
  • Mandatory subsititutions will be held every five (5) minutes to ensure all team members have an equal opportunity to paritcipate
  • Registration fees for the CYS Winter League will be $110 for the first child, $100 for the second and third child, and $90 for the fourth and fifth child in a family and this pricing is valid from now through November 30, 2021
  • Registration fees after November 30, 2021, will be $150 per player
  • As part of the registration fees, each player will receive a full kit (a CYS jersey, shorts, and socks) and a drawstring backpack
  • All players will need to wear shin guards (mandatory) [Note:  Shin guards can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Target, Dick's, other sporting good stores or online at Amazon]
  • Soccer style cleated shoes (no metal) are highly recommended for play
  • 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, subustitute shorts must be pocketless
  • Late Registration Fees will begin on December 1, 2021 through January 15, 2021 at a rate of $150 per child (no discounts for more than one child)
  • U10, U13 and U18 teams will play 4v4 on a field approximatley 30 yards x 40 yards (no goalie)
  • U4, U6 and U8 teams will play 4v4 on a field approximately 20 yards x 30 yards (no goalie)
  • U8, U10, U13 and U18 teams will be eligible to participate in the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 CYS Catholic Cup to be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church sports fields (adjacent to the church)
  • Teams practice on Saturday mornings before their Saturday game time (please click on schedule above for details)
  • Please be sure to review the league rules located in the right column of this webpage
  • 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 committ 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 becoming a coach for one of the teams, please CLICK HERE.


REFEREES

Volunteer referees will be needed at all games. All referees 18 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.  If you are interested in becoming a soccer ref for the CYS League, please CLICK HERE.  We will offer training sessions prior to the start and during the season.  Previous referee expreience is preferred, but not required.  


IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE CYS FALL SOCCER LEAGUE

  • October 2, 2021:  CYS Winter League Registration Opens
  • November 30, 2021:  Early Bird Registration Ends for the CYS Winter League
  • January 15, 2022:  CYS Winter League Begins (Week 1)

CLICK HERE for the CYS Winter League Season Flyer


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

 

 


 

CLICK HERE for the CYS Soccer Rules in PowerPoint Format (with illustrations)

 


 

CLICK HERE for the CYS Soccer Rules in .pdf format

 


 

Interested in coaching a St. Paul Team in the CYS Soccer League.... then CLICK HERE

 


 

Interested in being trained and serving as a referee for CYS Soccer League matches.... then CLICK HERE 

 


 

Questions? 

Please send an email to:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com

 

 

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