Spring 2021 marks the 41st year of CIYSL League Play
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR FACE MASKS - MASK UP, THIS IS NOT AN OPTION!
ALL INDIVIDUALS - PLAYERS, COACHES, TEAM MANAGERS AND GAME OFFICIALS MUST SIGN AN IYSA COMMUNICABLE DISEASE RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT.
ALL PARTIICIPANTS MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AS STATED IN THE RETURN TO PLAY - PDF FILES OF MARCH 2ND, MARCH 3RD AND MARCH 10TH. ALL FILES CAN BE ACCESSED BELOW THE CIYSL SPRING TIMELINES AND UNDER THE MORE+ TAB - COVID-19 ON THIS WEBSITE.
THERE MAYBE A CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF GAME OFFICIALS THIS SPRING. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU ALLOWED TO USE A VOLUNTEER CLUB AR FROM THE SIDELINES UNLESS THEY HAVE A SIGNED COVID WAIVER IN THEIR IMMEDIATE POSSESSION.
CIYSL SPRING 2021 TIMELINE
12/17/20 - CIYSL League Scheduling Events (2) open on Got Soccer. * To place teams in these two events, teams must be registered, and paid in full in the CIYSL League Event 8/1/2020 Event. (New Requirement)
2/15/2021 - Deadline to enter teams in the CIYSL League Scheduling Events (2) in Got Soccer.
2/17/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 Tentative Team Placement Brackets Published.
2/19/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 Final Team Placement Brackets Published.
2/22/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 Team Seeding Call - 6:00 PM. ANYTHING BEYOND THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
3/3/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 Tentative League Schedules Published.
3/8/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 Final League Schedules Published
3/19/2021 - Referee Fee Assessments are due to Gary Stephens
3/26/2021 - Referee Fee Payments are due to the League Office
3/28/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 League Play Begins.
4/11/2021 - Group Club Play - SASA & MidState SC Fields
5/2/2021 - Group Club Play & Silent Sideline - IL Fire Fields.
6/6/2021 - CIYSL Spring 2021 League Play Ends.
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 2021 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.