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 & C-North is suspending the start of league play until April 30, 2020. No games are to be played during this postponement, including the Open Division. This suspension timeline also pertains to all team practices associated with league game preparation.
US Soccer Coaching & Referee Clinics suspended until April 30, 2020.
CIYSL & C-North will continue to monitor the recommendations of US Soccer / USYS / IYSA / State & Local Government Health Departments concerning Covid-19 virus. CIYSL & C-North will follow precautionary measures per recommendations of these said entities.
CIYSL SPRING 2020
Team entry Deadline for Spring 2020 - January 15, 2020
Wednesday, December 18th - League Scheduling Events - Academy and U-11 and Above open in Got Soccer
Wednesday, January 15th - Team Entry Closes on Got Soccer
Tuesday, January 28th - Tentative Divisional Brackets Published
Thursday, January 30th - Final Divisional Brackets Published
Tuesday, February 4th - Conference Seeding Call
Friday, February 14th - First Draft - Spring Schedules
Friday, February 21st - Final Spring Schedules Published.
Friday, March 20th - Referee Fee Assessments due to Gary Stephens
Sundat, March 22nd - CIYSL Spring League Suspended
Friday, March 27th - Club / Team Referee Fee Payments due to League Office
Sunday, April 5th - Suspended
Sunday, April 19th - CIYSL Silent Sideline Sunday & Group Club Play - MidState & SASA - Suspended
Sunday, June 7th - CIYSL Spring League Play Ends
CIYSL 2020 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.