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 2018 Fall League Schedules are posted on Got Soccer and the links are listed on our web site under Schedules
PLEASE BE ADVISED ! Teams that attempt to change league schedules after August 31st will result in clubs/teams being assessed fines as listed on the League Fine Schedule * Failure to provide proper and/or sufficient notice to all teams involved for the cancellations of a league game the fine is $200.00
If teams reschedule on their own, please be advised that you will need to check with Chuck Equez on field site availability.
Once the season has started, and if a game or games have been cancelled, and if said teams cannot agree to a reschedule date within seven (7) days of the originally game date - you need to contact the League President, Jay Ray at jray@@ameren.com
Report your game results (U-11 & above) directly to Got Soccer. Information on how to connect, and submit on Got Soccer will be sent via email.
Make sure to follow both the IYSA Goal Safety Policy - can be found on Forms Page, 'Other IYSA Forms' - Additional Risk Management Forms. The other policy 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.
CIYSL 2018 FALL TIMELINE & IMPORTANT DATES
Monday, July 23rd - League Scheduling Events open on Got Soccer. Enter teams for League Scheduling for Fall 2018. Two events, one for U-11 and above, and the other one for Academy age divisions U-8, U-9, and U-10. Deadline for team enter in these two events is August 1st.
Friday, July 27th - Call for Team Notification Form due to League Office for new Clubs / Teams entering CIYSL.
Wednesday, August 1st - 2018-19 Club / Team Registration opens on Got Soccer. All Clubs must register their teams in Got Soccer - Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (8/1/2018) for the processing of team rosters, and player ID cards.
Wednesday, August 8th - Initial Divisional Pairings Released.
Monday, August 13th - Fall Conference Seeding Call.
Friday, August 17th - First Draft of Fall Schedules released.
Monday, August 20th - Signed IYSA Statement of Understanding due to the League Office. No Team Rosters, nor Player ID cards will be released until this form is return!
Friday, August 24th - Release of Final League Schedules for Fall 2018.
Monday, August 27 - Team registration items due to Got Soccer - CIYSL Fall 2018 League Event. This is different from League Schedule Event!
Sunday, September 9th - CIYSL League play starts.
Good Luck to all CIYSL Teams participating at National Championships:
Boys U-16 - FC United - CIYSL North
Boys U-17 - Chicago Rush - CIYSL North
USYS National Championships:
Boys U-15 - FC United - CIYSL North
Boys U-17 - Galaxy SC - CIYSL North - USYS National Champions!
Boys U-19 - FC United - CIYSL North
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.