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 TIMELINE & IMPORTANT DATES
Friday, July 27th - Call for Team Notification Form due to League Office for new Clubs / Teams entering CIYSL.
Wednesday, August 1st - 2018-19 Registration Opens on Got Soccer. All Clubs must register their teams in Got Soccer - CIYSL League Schedule Event. This is NEW for Fall 2018. Teams will register here for the purposes of the Fall League Scheduling only.
Monday, August 6th - 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.
Friday, 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
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.