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CYS Soccer

WINTER LEAGUE SIGNUPS AVAILABLE NOW!

St. Paul Catholic Church is participating in both the fall and 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. 

 


The Winter 2021 CYS Soccer League Registration is open NOW! 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 click the button below:


For the Week 9 Schedule for Saturday, October 23, please CLICK HERE 


 FIELD STATUS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23:

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.


2021 FALL SEASON CATHOLIC CUP

Please read the important information below regarding the CYS Fall Soccer League Catholic Cup:

  1. All games for Week 9 through Week 12 (Catholic Cup) will be played at the soccer field complex at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, located at 2348 Collier Pkwy, Land O' Lakes, FL 34639.
  2. Practices will not be held before games for Weeks 9, 10, 11 & 12; however, all players and coaches will need to report to the Our Lady of the Rosary Soccer Complex at least 30 minutes prior to the start of their game each week.  Players should report to the field site of their game in order to check in with their coach 30 minutes prior to the game time.
  3. I have attached a complete schedule of all St. Paul teams to this email which contains the start time for the game as well as the field number.  There are five (5) fields at Our Lady of the Rosary Soccer Complex.
  4. All players must wear their shin guards in order to play.
  5. For the U4, U6 and U18 Divisions Only:  Both the Maroon and Yellow teams have been combined to make one team for the remainder of the season.
  6. For children playing in U8, U13 and U18 divisions:
  • Players in the U8 and U13 divisions will continue to play for their current team in the 2022 Fall Catholic Cup, which will be held on four, consecutive Saturdays starting on October 23 through November 13, 2021.
  • The U18 Team will play as one team (combining the Yellow and Maroon teams) for the remainder of the season (through November 13).
  • Play for the 2021 Fall Catholic Cup will begin on Saturday, October 23 at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.
  • The Catholic Cup is a single-elimination tournament; however, once a team loses, they will continue to play one “friendly” match each week through Week 12.
  • You son/daughter’s team will play a new team from our deanery for at least the first game and possibly subsequent games.
  • Trophies will be awarded to the top four teams in the deanery in each division on November 13, 2021.  The league will also provide a pizza party for all players on that date as well.
  1. For children playing in U4 and U6 divisions:
  • Players will play as one team (combining Yellow and Maroon teams) for the remainder of the season (through November 13).
  • Players will play “friendly” matches on each Saturday for four consecutive weeks beginning on Saturday, October 23 through November 13 at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish.
  • Each St. Paul Team will play a different team from our deanery during those four weeks of play at the Our Lady of the Rosary Soccer Complex.
  • All players will be invited to join an end-of-the-season pizza party on site at the conclusion of their game on November 13.
  1. Game times may vary from week to week due to the dynamic tournament format.

If you have any questions, please contact me at soccer@stpaulchurch.com or call (813) 961-3023.


We will need coaches, referees and volunteers to assist us for the current fall and upcoming winter leagues!  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 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.  The U4 and U6 will continue play at the same site as well.

Winter Season Registriation is OPEN NOW.  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 sling pack.  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
  • Registration fees for the CYS Winter League will be $110 for the first child, $100 for the second and third child, and $90 for the fourth and fifth child in a family and this pricing is valid from now through December 1, 2021
  • 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).  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 recommended for play
  • Late Registration Fees will begin on December 2, 2021 through January 15, 2021 at a rate of $150 per child (no discounts for more than one child)
  • 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 and Winter 2022 CYS Catholic Cup to be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church sports fields (adjacent to the church)
  • Teams practice on Saturday mornings before their Saturday game time (please click on 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

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

  • October 2, 2021:  CYS Winter League Registration Opens
  • October 23, 2021:  CYS Fall Catholic Cup Games Begin at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
  • November 13, 2021:  CYS Fall Catholic Cup Final (End of Season)
  • December 1, 2021:  Early Bird Registration Ends for the CYS Winter League
  • 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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