Sponsor CCYSA today!
As a volunteer, non-profit organization, CCYSA is looking for businesses and individuals to partner with to continue to promote, teach, and facilitate recreational and competitive youth soccer in our community.
Your sponsorship could be used to help reduce the player registration cost by purchasing needed equipment, maintaining the fields, providing scholarships or planning for future growth and amenities.
Download our Sponsor Information and Application today!
Contact CCYSA President Dave Bordwell at 745-0572 with any questions.
2017 Indoor Recreational Soccer League
Get ready for another great season of indoor soccer!
The teams are formed, coaches assigned, t-shirts ordered, and schedule being finalized. We are finding officials and working with coaches to contact players. Rosters and schedules will be posted on the website by Sunday, January 8. If you have any questions, please contact Indoor Director Machell Phelps at IndoorPrograms@CCYSAsoccer.org.
2017 Master Indoor Schedule - Revised 1/11
2017 Master Indoor Schedule - sorted by Division- Revised 1/11
U6 (5 & 6 year old) Teams
U8 (7 & 8) Teams
U10 (9 & 10) Teams
U12 (11 & 12) Teams
Saturday, January 7, 9am at the JM McDonald Sports Complex. We will meet on bleachers near the small turf to briefly introduce ourselves, distribute tshirts & schedules, review the rules, answer questions, etc. We ask that all coaches be in attendance for this meeting. Even if you have coached before, we want to make sure everyone has the information they need to begin the season. If you can not be there, please contact an assistant coach or parent to come in your place.
Opening Day (Saturday, Jan. 14):
On Saturday, January 14, all teams will have 1-hour practice times on the turf. You will receive your t-shirts and printed game schedules at this time. Please make sure your players have shinguards, long socks to cover the shinguards, a water bottle with his/her name on it, and sneakers or 'turf' shoes (those with small molded cleats. Outdoor cleats are not allowed because they damage the turf.) We recommend that U6 players wear a pair of light wind pants or sweat pants to protect their legs from scrapes when they fall on the small turf field.
On Saturday, January 21, all teams will play their first game.
Summer Competitive Youth Soccer Program
In previous years, the Scholastic League has been an extension of the youth, recreational league based on individual signups. This year we are continuing the transition to a more competitive league that is coach-led. Coaches are being given greater responsibility to form teams, recruit and maintain contact with players, provide uniforms and equipment, determine practice times and locations, and lead a team of players that will develop over this and future seasons.
U15 League - Girls (birthday between 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2004)
U18 League - Girls (birthday between 9/1/1998 to 8/31/2001)
U15 League - Boys (birthday between 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2004)
U18 League - Boys (birthday between 9/1/1998 to 8/31/2001)
Since this will be a coach-led team, ask around your school to see if any teams are forming and talk directly with the coaches. If you cannot find a team, please visit us at www.CCYSAsoccer.org and fill out the “Scholastic Interest Form”. We will collect your information and the Scholastic Director will talk with coaches to help you find a team.
1. Recruit & maintain contact with players
2. Submit the official roster (only rostered players may play)
3. Submit team and referee fees
4. Provide uniforms
5. Provide equipment
6. Determine practice times and locations
7. Responsible for their player and spectator behavior
Coaches must complete their team roster and submit it via email to the Scholastic Director. Players will be checked with the roster at the beginning of each game by the referee. Only players on the official roster will be able to play.
Roster Form (Submit the Excel File)
Practices will typically start in June with the days, times and locations established by the coach. The game schedule will be developed based on the number of teams entered into each league division. In the event that there are not enough teams to form a division, the Scholastic Director will work with the coaches to make adjustments. Each team will have 8 scheduled games for the season. Games are played 11v11 (including the goalie) on a Varsity-sized field measuring approximately 70' x 100' with 8’x24’ goals.
Coaches must submit the team fee of $200 by the registration deadline. The team fee is payable to CCYSA to cover the cost of NYS West player registration, insurance and field preparation expenses.
In addition coaches will pay a referee fee of $35/team per game directly to the referee at the beginning of the game. At game time, failure to field enough players or pay the referee fee will result in an immediate forfeit and a $70 fine payable to the Scholastic Director prior to the next scheduled game.
The combined team fee is $480, which equates to approximately $30/player based on the recommended 16-player roster. This excludes any uniform or equipment expenses determined by the coach.
Fri, May 19, 2017 - Email Scholastic Director an intent to enter a team
Wed, May 31, 2017 - Team rosters and payment deadline to participate
Sat, June 17, 2017 - Draft Game Schedule published for coach review
Sat, June 24, 8:30am - Mandatory Coach’s meeting, Starr Rd
Sat, July 8 - First day of games (typically 2 games per week)
Sat, Aug 5 - Season ends
Carmine Sonnacchio, Scholastic Director,
firstname.lastname@example.org, (607) 279-5996
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can a younger player play at a higher division? - Younger players are eligible to play at a higher age group (e.g. 14 year old playing on a U18 team) as long as the player is mature enough to compete at that level safely
2. Can a player play on 2 different teams? - Players may be rostered and play on a maximum of 2 teams.
The Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA) is run entirely by volunteers who want to see soccer programs offered to the youth of our communities to build not only soccer skills, but character, team work, respect, and other traits that will serve them well in life.
We are in need of volunteers like you! Many volunteers have soccer experience and play a great role in coaching, training and other on-field positions. Other volunteers don't have the soccer experience, but use their organizational, planning, communication or other skills to work off-field in administrative and supportive roles.
Please contact us today about how you can help! Rich Wagner, info@CCYSAsoccer.org.
Field Assistant needed!
This role is to help line our outdoor fields at multiple sites so that teams can play.
Contact Steve Waligurski, Director of Fields & Equipment, email@example.com for more information.
The mission of the CCYSA is to promote, teach and facilitate recreational and competitive youth soccer in our community. Through good sportsmanship, fair play, responsibility and respect, CCYSA will strive to offer soccer opportunities to all those that wish to participate.