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.
As a Board of Directors, we are already preparing for the CCYSA Summer Recreational League.
Some important dates to consider:
May - Register online or in-person
June - Teams formed, coaches assigned & jerseys ordered
July & August - Practices and Games
**New this year: We are looking to schedule all games on weeknights and use Friday nights and Saturdays only for make-up games. Our tentative schedule is as follows: Boys Divisions play Monday and Wednesday nights, Girls Divisions play Tuesday and Thursday nights.
It takes alot of work to plan, prepare and manage a quality soccer program. The more volunteers we have, the better the program will be. Right now we are looking for 4 volunteers to be
Age Group Coordinators for the different divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U.
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 9/1/2002 to 8/31/2005)
U17 League - Girls (birthday between 9/1/2000 to 8/31/2002)
U15 League - Boys (birthday between 9/1/2002 to 8/31/2005)
U18 League - Boys (birthday between 9/1/1999 to 8/31/2002)
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 $230 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 $55/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 $110 fine payable to the Scholastic Director prior to the next scheduled game.
The combined team fee is $672, which equates to approximately $42/player based on the recommended 16-player roster. This excludes any uniform or equipment expenses determined by the coach.
Fri, May 18, 2017 - Email Scholastic Director an intent to enter a team
Wed, May 30, 2017 - Team rosters and payment deadline to participate
Sat, June 16, 2017 - Draft Game Schedule published for coach review
To Be Determined - Mandatory Coach’s meeting, Starr Rd. in Cortland
Mon, July 9 - First week of games (typically 2 games per week)
Sat, Aug 4 - Season ends
Mike Radziwon, Scholastic Director,
Mike@gladdingbraid.com, (315) 481-8770
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.