CYS Soccer


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! .





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.


· All teams will play at least one game each week for the next two consecutive Saturdays:  March and April 1, 2023.

· All games for Saturday, March 25, 2023, will be played at the soccer field complex at the Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, located at 2348 Collier Parkway, Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639.

· The Catholic Cup will culminate with the final day of league play on April 1, 2023.  All players will be invited to attend a pizza party on-site after their final game of the season.

· Teams will either play a friendly or a playoff game.

· For those teams that play a “friendly” game, the result will not count towards the Catholic Cup.  A “friendly” is a match that allows teams to play each other without playoff consequences.

· For those team that play a “playoff” game, the result will count towards the Catholic Cup.  A “win” during a playoff game allows that team to continue in the winner’s bracket, enhancing their chances of receiving a trophy at the end of the season.  Trophies will be given for the first, second and third place teams in each division.  For those teams that lose a “playoff” game, they will not be in contention for a trophy, but will have the opportunity to continue playing friendly games until the end of the CYS season (April 1, 2023).

· All players must wear their shin guards and their official uniform in order to play.

· Players may not wear jewelry (rings, necklaces, ear rings, watches, etc.).

· *For the U10 Division Only:  Both the Maroon and Yellow teams have been combined to make one team in the U10 Division.  On the official CYS Schedule (sent by the CYS Director), the team is listed only as U10 - St. Paul Yellow.  Also, due to the uneven number of teams in the league and that the U10 - St. Paul Yellow Team has 16 players on their team roster, the U10 - St. Paul Yellow team will play two (2) games on Saturday, March 18, 2023.  The first match will be a playoff and the second match will be a friendly.

· Parents and families need to sit on the opposite side of the team benches, players and coaches.

· NO parents or siblings will be allowed by the benches. Parents, please refrain from standing by the goals.

· NO DOGS are allowed at the fields.

· Thank you for your participation in the Catholic Youth Sports Winter 2023 Soccer League!


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.
  • Please be advised that game times may vary from week to week during the Catholic Cup.  You child's team may play at 8am on the first Saturday and at 2pm the next Saturday.  The official game schedule for Week 1 of the Catholic Cup will not be available until Wednesday, March 7.
  • 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 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


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


  • March 25, 2023: CYS Winter 2023 Playoffs (Week 3) 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 with pizza party after your child's game).
  • June 1, 2023:  Early Bird Registration opens for the CYS Fall 2023 League.

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