Illinois All Sports Policy - Effective 8/15/2020
Please check this space for updated information provided by the Governor's Office, Illinois Dept of Health, and the IYSA as to new policies regarding the return to play that take effect on 8/15/2020.
For this new policy please check the tab at the right top of the Home Page - More + then click Covid-19 - All Sports Policy & Return To Play Phase Four Part II
For IYSA - CIYSL Covid-19 Policies, Forms, Reporting Procedures and Return to Play Phase Four please see Tabs at top of the Home Page, click More + the click Covid-19.
The CIYSL Board of Directors has decided to cancel the CIYSL 2020 Spring League season of play as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This decision was made in order to limit the potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus and the safety and health of all CIYSL players, coaches, officials, families. CIYSL & C-North will not sponsor any events until Fall 2020.
Fall registration will open July 15th on Got Soccer. Deadline to register for Fall 2020 will be August 1st.
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.
CIYSL FALL 2020 TIMELINE
AUGUST 1, 2020 - Deadline to enter teams in CIYSL League Scheduling Events(2) on Got Soccer
August 3, 2020 - Preliminary Divisional Brackets Published*
August 7, 2020 - Final Divisional Brackets Published*
August 11, 2020 - Team Seeding Call - 7:00 PM*
TBA - Tentative League Schedules Published *
TBA - Final League Schedules Published*
August 31, 2020 - Deadline to Enter Teams for Processing on Got Soccer
September 11, 2020 - Club Referee Fee Assessments due to Gary Stephens
TBA - CIYSL Fall League Play Begins**
September 18, 2020 - Club Referee Fee Payments due to League Office.
* & ** INDICATE DATES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
CIYSL 2020 INFORMATION
ALL TEAMS ! Make sure to follow both the IYSA Goal Safety Policy ( can be found on a pdf link listed below) also can be found on Forms Page 'Other IYSA Forms' - Additional Risk Management Forms. The other policy is the IYSA Concussion Policy and Notification Form can be found on Forms page of this web site.
CIYSL POLICY - GAME CANCELLATION DUE TO WEATHER
CIYSL does not cancel games due to weather - that is the responsibility of the Home Site team, Club Director of Fields, or agency of control over the fields i.e. Park District, University Property manager. In case of player safety, and or field conditions at game time, the referee has the authority to cancel.
CIYSL does not notify of game cancellations. It is the responsibility of the Home team to notify said teams of game cancellation.
CIYSL does not reschedule games cancelled due to weather. This is the responsibility of the said teams involved. The Home team does not lose their field advantage unless they agree to play elsewhere.
Affiliated Member: I.Y.S.A., U.S.Y.S.A., U.S.S.F., F.I.F.A.
US Soccer has released it's new coaching course program with new course requirements. Information is posted below. CIYSL will still recognize the E license as a minimum requirement, but that course is no longer available as of 12/31/2017. CIYSL now follows the minimum requirements as set by the IYSA.