PURPOSE: The purpose of the Central Illinois Youth Soccer League is to organize, promote, and administer soccer for youth up to and including those nineteen years of age throughout the central portion of the state of Illinois, and to encourage good sportsmanship and fair play of all the participants therein.
The Central Illinois Youth Soccer League will achieve its purpose by:
a. encouraging the development of clubs, associations, organizations, and programs so that soccer is made available to youth in all levels of competition.
b. encourage the development and practice of good sportsmanship both on and off the playing field;
c. developing the principles of fair play;
d. building good character;
e. promoting the growth of soccer thru the Academy, and small sided games format for ages U-8 thru U-12.
f. to promote and encourage instructing, training, and educating players, coaches, and referees to develop and improve their capabilities.
SPRING 2018 - *NEW*
The Call for Team Notification form for Spring 2018 will be due to the League Office on Thursday, February 1, 2018.
Chuck Equez will be the new CIYSL League Scheduler for Spring 2018. All scheduling questions and issues must be directed to Chuck, and not the League Office. Chuck will be working thru Got Soccer to publish the League Schedules. The link address to this site (event) will be posted on the CIYSL web site once the schedules have been published. League timeline dates have been posted to the calendar on the CIYSL web site.
Please be advised of the following:
League only recognizes 3 conflict dates. Sunday, March 25 is an optional start date for some teams. If you can play on this date, state so on your Call for Team form. If you can not play on Sunday, April 8th because of Spring break you must consider this a conflict date (1 of 3). If your Club is hosting a tournament on a said weekend and you are participating in your own Club tournament, you must list this as a conflict date.
Affiliated Member: I.Y.S.A., U.S.Y.S.A., U.S.S.F., F.I.F.A.
US Soccer will release it's new coaching course program in early January with new course requirements. More information will be posted soon. CIYSL will still recognize the E license as a minimum requirement, but that course will no longer be available as of 12/31/2017.