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 WRAP-UP
Sunday, November the 4th will mark the completion of Fall 2018 League play for CIYSL. For teams U-11 and above please make sure to input your game scores on Got Soccer. For Academy ages U-8 thru U-10 please report your game scores to the League Office. Friday, November 16th will be the last day to report scores on Got Soccer. After this date Fall 2018 league Standings for U-11 and above will become final.. Recognition for First and Second Place will be determined by this date. Please be advised that a team must have played 50% of their league games to qualify for place recognition.
Please contact Gary Stephens to rectify your referee Club payment account. Gary should be notified if games were cancelled and/or if you experienced a referee shortage for said game(s).
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 SPRING 2019.
Team notification for participating Spring 2019 is due to the league by February 1, 2019.
Dates and timelines for Spring 2019 - TBA
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.