Late August - Late October
Ages 4 - 18
Winter & Spring Season
November - June
Ages 6 - 15
Fall, Winter & Spring Season
August - June
Ages 8 - 15
Fall & Spring Season
August - October
& April - June
Ages 2 - 3
Late August - Late October
Ages 4 - 19
CAMPS & CLINICS
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This program has been the foundation of the CYSA organization since its inception in 1990 and continues to be a program of fun and learning for our athletes and coaches.
Regardless of the rules of US Soccer, CYSA divides their teams up within the following age groups…TOPS (6-19yr olds with varying disabilities), Rugrats (2-3yr olds), U6coed (4-5yr olds), U8 boys (6-7yr olds), U8 girls (6-7yr olds), U11 boys (8-10yr olds), U11 girls (8-10yr olds), U14 boys (11-13yr olds), U14 girls (11-13yr olds), U19 coed (14-18yr. olds). CYSA also offers a Spring Rugrats program that is for 2-5 year old children during the months of April, May and June.
Due to the nature of multiple birth year groupings, no child is allowed to “play up” under any circumstance. Any CSP and CYSA Competitive player is welcome and encouraged to participate in our recreational program as most find it fun and rewarding.
Online Registration April to mid-June.
Late Registration mid-June to mid-July.
Session: August to mid-October.
Practices start second to last week of August.
League play starts the last Saturday of August.
Appreciation Day at end of session.
Total cost will be provided within registration link. Cost to be made in one payment at time of registration. Any request for financial aid must be made using our financial aid form sent to Director of the Recreational Program. Any reduction in cost will be provided to family via a voucher code from CYSA Registrar.
The travel soccer program starts in the Winter after the Recreational season and does not include the Fall season.
Teams will be divided into the following league age groupings: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16. If there is a desire by a dedicated parent/coach to form a U6 single sex or coed team, CYSA will allow this as a three-session program (two Winter sessions & a skills training in the Spring). For any U6 teams, cost will be determined by the Competitive Director, but must include uniform set as well.
Due to the nature of league double age groupings, no child is allowed to try out or “play up” under any circumstance.
No tryouts. All interested athletes will register and then will be placed on teams accordingly by the CYSA Board & Competitive Director.
Practices start early November.
League play starts in November.
No tournament budget included. The players are responsible for any tournament costs.
Total cost will be provided within registration link. Cost will be divided up into two payments and completed by January unless payment plan is requested using financial aid form sent to Director of Program.
The Cumberland Select Program, now a premier program, within CYSA has been around for a while and has been very successful. This program is for players and coaches who are passionate about soccer and are considered to be performing at the elite or premier level within our organization. The goal is to populate well-developed teams with a minimum of two coaches. These coaches are expected to provide advanced level coaching to our athletes. These teams will ideally be comprised of a single age group of athletes (by birth year). Teams must have the appropriate quantity, quality and dedication of athletes in order to compete at the CSP level of competition. The CSP teams typically compete in the New England Premiership league and have well represented over the years.
A player must attend tryouts for their age group (by birth year) prior to trying out for a higher age group. A player may only “play up” on a higher age group team after review and concurrence of the CYSA CSP Director, President and VP of Travel Programs. The decision will NOT be based on ANY other criteria besides the skills, abilities of the athlete, and what team the athlete was on the previous year.
Coaches at this level should have US Soccer certification. Coaches must be high energy and extremely knowledgeable of the game of soccer. The Cumberland Select Program starts at U9.
Tryouts first two weeks of June.
Practices start mid-August.
League play starts in September.
Training budget, determined by CSP Director, for coach to utilize throughout year.
Tournament budget, determined by CSP Director, for coach to utilize throughout year, which usually covers 2-3 tournaments.
Total cost will be provided within registration link. Cost will be divided up into four payments and completed by December unless payment plan is requested using financial aid form sent to Director of Program. CSP cost does not registration for the recreational program.
Our RUGRATS program is a developmental program designed to introduce children between the ages of 2.5 and 3 years of age to soccer. This program is an opportunity for children, and their parents, to get involved in soccer and meet some new friends. It is similar in concept to traditional “story-hour”, “learn to swim” and “tiny-tot gymnastic” programs that are so popular. The parent or guardian and their child will meet one to two times per week for approximately 1 hour each day to learn the basics of soccer. With an emphasis on fun, our Instructor will use creative and interactive games to teach dribbling, passing, ball control, shooting and more to both the player and the parents.
Age requirement: 2.5-3 years old (player must be 3 years old in 2018).
Participation requirements: Players must wear shin guards and either sneakers or cleats.
Parent or responsible adult must be present during training.
Space is limited to approximately 20 players per session.
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a national soccer program created to train young people with disabilities in a caring coaching environment. The program is carried out by volunteers at the local level, with financial support from US Soccer and the program's local youth soccer organization such as CYSA. Because only a handful or communities throughout Rhode Island offer TOPSoccer, we glady invite families from communities throughout Rhode Island to register for our program.TOPSoccer not only gives young athletes with disabilities an opportunity to play soccer, it also serves as a feeder program to recruit, assess and train players to participate in competitions offered by existing sports organizations for people with disabilities and mainstreams higher ability players on to regular youth soccer teams.
By providing a community-based training and team placement program for young people with disabilities, any boy or girl, age 5 to 18 who has a mental or physical disability will have the opportunity to learn and play soccer and become valued and successful members of CYSA and the US YOUTH SOCCER family.
TOPSoccer was designed not as a competitor to the programs run by other sports organizations for people with disabilities, but rather as a complementary program that works hand in hand with organizations like Special Olympics to expand the overall training and competition opportunities for young people with disabilities. TOPSoccer often works as a feeder program: recruiting, assessing, and training new soccer players who would benefit from opportunities sponsored by these sports organizations.
Many of the sports opportunities currently offered to young people with disabilities are school based. However, many parents of these young people would like their child to participate in the same community sports program as their non-disabled brothers and sisters - to wear the same club uniform, play at the same fields, go to the same awards banquets, and if appropriate, play on a non-disabled team. TOPSoccer can fill this need. TOPSoccer has also helped introduce the Unified Soccer Camp in many areas, a concept developed by Special Olympics. The Unified Soccer Camp brings together disabled and non-disabled soccer players in a positive and fun environment, hopefully breaking down social barriers through a common love of the game.
TOPSoccer consists of two vital components. The first is a field site where soccer players with disabilities can receive high-quality training to help develop their soccer skills. Training sessions could include activities such as scrimmages, small-sided games (3 v 3, 4 v 4) and tournaments. The second component is an ongoing player assessment process that places participants in the most appropriate playing situation, including placement on non-disabled, intramural and club teams, or involvement in programs established by other sports associations for people with disabilities (i.e., Special Olympics).
There is no cost for participants in CYSA's TOPSoccer program.
Resendes Soccer Academy
CYSA is partnering with the Resendes Soccer Academy to offer a week-long Soccer Camp this Summer! The camp is focused on providing boys and girls of all ages and ability levels an amazing week-long soccer experience with one of the best NCAA coaching staffs (from Franklin Pierce) in New England and across the country! Players will learn and enhance the fundamental techniques, concepts, and ideas of the game in a competitive, positive, and, most importantly, FUN environment! Join our experienced & energetic coaching staff this Summer for an awesome week of soccer!
Registration Link: https://register.ryzer.com/camp.cfm?sport=7&id=186786
Faria Futebol Academy
For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 6 thru 12
August 16 - 19, 2021 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Mount Saint Charles Academy
Download the Flyer and Application: 2021-Faria-Futebol-Academy-Mount Camp.docx
CYSA Application for Scholarship
Rules and Regulations
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CYSA Application for Financial Aid
Please email the CYSA President at firstname.lastname@example.org for an updated workable application to apply.
There are some great resources all over the internet that contain training exercises and practice plans for all different age groups. See below for some of these resources.
Always feel free to speak with one of our Club Trainers or our Directors of Coaching or Player Development for any tips! For your convenience, here is a blank Practice Plan to help you organize your practices.
U5-14+ Practice Plans
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Book - Soccer IQ by Dan Blank www.soccerpoet.com
For any questions related to Coaching, please email our Director at email@example.com
|Cumberland Hill||Cumberland Hill Elementary School (Manville Hill Road)||Grass||No||Route 295 to Exit 10. North onto Route 122, Mendon Road.Mendon Road north about 3 miles. Left at light (Manville Hill Road). Immediate left into the school. Park in the school lot. Fields behind the school.|
|Diamond Hill||Diamond Hill Town Fields||Grass||No||Route 295 to Exit 11. North onto Diamond Hill Road (Route 114). Diamond Hill Road north N miles. Fields on the right.|
|JV Field||Cumberland High School (Farm Drive)||Grass||No||Route 295 to Exit 10. North onto Route 122, Mendon Road. Mendon Road north about 2 miles. Turn left onto Farm Drive. School is on your right. Park in the rear of the school. From the parking lot behind the high school, the JV field is at the far end of the lot, just next to the school.|
|Tucker Field (Back)||Cumberland High School (across the street) - 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI||Grass||Yes||Route 295 to Exit 10. North onto Route 122, Mendon Road. Mendon Road north about 2 miles. Turn right at the tennis courts. Follow the path along the football field. Field is a short walk on a stone path, behind the football complex.|
|Tucker Field||Cumberland High School (across the street) - 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI||Turf||Yes||Route 295 to Exit 10. North onto Route 122, Mendon Road. Mendon Road north about 2 miles. Turn right at the tennis courts. Field is behind the tennis court, along Mendon Road|
|Chris Butler||VP of Travel Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mark Finder||VP Recreationemail@example.com|
|Curtiss Grieve||Secretary/Social Mediafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Dube||Competitive Select Program (CSP)||email@example.com|
|Bethany Holleran||Website Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tom Burke||Assistant Referees Directoremail@example.com|
|Mikal Clary||Assistant Training Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joe Ribeiro||Assistant Competitive Directoremail@example.com|
|Curtiss Grieve||General At Largefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chad Sartini||General At Largeemail@example.com|
|Andi Friedland||TOPS Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|