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! 



  • Registration for the Winter 2023 League is available
  • The Winter 2023 Early Bird Deadline will be offered between October 1 - November 30, 2022  
  • Those who register their child(ren) during the Early Bird Deadline will receive a discount off of the regular registration rate
  • Regular registration for the 2023 Winter League will begin on December 1, 2022 through January 14, 2023
  • A mandatory $3 processing fee will be added for each child registered
  • Players that register after the Early Bird Registration Period are not guaranteed a complete kit before the start of the season


Below are details regarding participation in the CYS Soccer League:

  • 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 20 minutes in length, running time (two, 10-minute halves) for U4 Division
  • Games will be 40 minutes in length, running time (two, 20-minute halves) for U6 through U13 Divisions
  • Games will be 50 minutes in length, running time (two, 25-minute halves) for U18 Divison
  • 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 will begin on Saturday, January 14, 2023, and end on April 1, 2023
  • The first eight 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 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.
  • 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]
  • 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
  • U10, U13 and U18 teams will play 4v4 on a field approximately 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)
  • Teams practice on Saturday mornings before their Saturday game time
  • U8, U10, U13 and U18 teams will practice one hour before game time
  • U4 and 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


  • November 30, 2022:  Early Bird Registration Closes for the 2023 CYS Winter League.
  • December 1, 2022:  Regular Registration begins for the 2023 CYS Winter League.
  • January 14, 2023:  First practices and game, for CYS Winter 2023 Season, at the St. Paul Soccer Complex

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