Weekday Mass Schedule: Mon. - Fri., 7:30am & 12:15pm, Sat. 8:30am; Weekend Mass Schedule: Sat. Vigil 5:30pm & 7:30pm (PORT); Sun. 7:30am, 9am, 10:45am; 12:30pm, 2pm (SPAN) & 5:30pm.

CYS Soccer

CYS FALL 2021 SOCCER LEAGUE UNDERWAY!  WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2!

St. Paul Catholic Church is participating in the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS) Soccer League this fall 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. 

 


CLICK HERE for Week 5 Schedules (September 25th):     Practice and Games 

Note:  Schedule revised September 23, 2021 @ 9:20am


 FIELD STATUS FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:

GAMES ON!

Please be sure to check this site at least 2 hours prior to game time.  Games may be cancelled, on the day of the event, due to inclement weather or excessive amounts of water on the fields due to inclement weather.

 


The Winter 2021 CYS Soccer League Registration opens on October 2, 2021.  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 visit this site on October 2, 2021, to register.


The Fall 2021 CYS Soccer League first week of games took place on August 28, 2021.  Games will be played every Saturday from August 28th through November 2021.  We will need coaches, referees and volunteers to assist us in achieving this new and exciting endeavor!

The teams in our league are:  Our Lady of the Rosary; St. Mark the Evangelist; Most; St. Timothy; and St. Mary's (which are parishes that are all part of our deanery).  The fall season will conclude with the Fall 2021 Catholic Cup at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, Florida (for all U8, U10, U13 and U18 teams)!

Winter Season Registriaton will begin on October 2, 2021.  Please come back to this site on October 2nd to register your child(ren) for the Winter Fall Soccer League.  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 a water bottle.  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
  • Entry fee for the CYS Fall 2021 Season will be $105 per child per season (early bird discout will be valid from June 2 through July 26, 2021, at a rate of $95 per child per season) will include a full kit for each player (a CYS jersey, shorts and socks)
  • 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 CYS Catholic Cup to be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church sports fields (adjacent to the church)
  • Teams will practice once per week on Saturday mornings one hour before their Saturday game time.

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. 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

  • August 28, 2021:  CYS Fall League Begins (Week 1)
  • October 2, 2021:  CYS Winter League Registration Opens
  • November 13, 2021:  CYS Fall Catholic Cup Final (End of Season)
  • 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 

 


 

CLICK HERE to read an article by the National Academy of Athletics regarding the benefits of participating in youth sports

 


 

Questions? 

Please send an email to:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com

 

 

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