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


St. Paul Catholic Church is participating in the 2022 Winter Catholic Youth Sports (CYS) Soccer League 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.  



(JANUARY 29, 2022)





VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  We will need coaches, referees and volunteers to assist us for the upcoming winter league!  The teams in our league are:  Our Lady of the Rosary; St. Mark the Evangelist; St. Timothy; and St. Mary's (which are parishes that are all part of our deanery).  The winter season will conclude with the Winter 2022 Catholic Cup at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Land O' Lakes, Florida for all  teams. 


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
  • Three, co-ed  divisions:  U6, U8 and U13
  • Game format 4v4 (four players versus four players)
  • Games will be 40 minutes in length, running time (two, 20-minute halves)
  • 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
  • Registration fees for the CYS Winter League are now $150 per child
  • As part of the registration fees, each player will receive a full kit (a CYS jersey, shorts, and socks) and a drawstring backpack
  • All players will need to wear shin guards (mandatory) [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 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, subustitute shorts must be pocketless
  • U13 teams will play 4v4 on a field approximatley 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 (please check the schedule above for details)
  • Please be sure to review the league rules located in the right column of this webpage
  • 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 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.


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. Referees under the age of 18 will not need to complete a background screening.  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.  


  • January 14, 2022:  Registration Ends for the CYS Winter League 
  • January 15, 2022:  CYS Winter League Begins (Week 1)
  • March 12, 2022:  First Round of Catholic Cup Games
  • April 2, 2022:  Catholic Cup Finals and Closing Ceremony

   If you have any questions, please send an email to:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com




CLICK HERE for the CYS 2022 Winter Season Soccer Rules in PowerPoint (with illustrations)



CLICK HERE for the CYS 2022 Winter Season 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 




Please send an email to:  soccer@stpaulchurch.com



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