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.
1. A League provides for a registration platform that allows Clubs/Teams to participate in League & State association activities and tournaments.
2. A League provides a communications link to Clubs/Teams insuring they are incompliance with US Soccer, USYS, IYSA, and CIYSL rules and policies.
3. A League provides for a League Scheduling format, and recognition of Divisional Champions if it so chooses.
4. A League provides referees for league games.
CIYSL 2022 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 requires team coaches to have the minimum requirements as established by the IYSA Coaching Education. CIYSL will still recognize the E license as a minimum requirement, but that course is no longer available as of 12/31/2017.