CYSA Fall Recreational Soccer Program
Cumberland Youth Soccer Association (CYSA) Fall Recreational Soccer offers a place for novice and experienced players. All players ages 4 through 15 as of July 31st who register will be placed on a team based on age. Teams generally consist of a mix of novice and experienced players. Experienced/competitive players are distributed to ensure an even playing field in the Recreational Season. Teams are assembled with a goal of even player distribution so there is not one “strong” team in any age group. Our philosophy for our Recreational Season is to create a fun and educational season for all players with an emphasis on “fun”.
Our Fall Season starts in late August and runs through late October. Games are all on Saturdays. Practices are generally once a week in the early evening during the week. Games, practice schedules and locations are not published until mid-August. CYSA graciously accepts the hospitality of the Town of Cumberland and the Parks and Rec. Department to use its fields for our games. CYSA applies for field permits at the appropriate time and generally receives field permits in mid-August. We then develop field and game time schedules and publish them on our website.
Registration for our Fall Season opened officially on March 8th. On-line registration is available on our website and payment is accepted on-line (MC/Visa). All players MUST be registered during the registration period. Once we get into late registration, we attempt to add players but it is not 100% certain. We historically have approximately 1100 players for the recreation season. We need ~8 weeks to organize needed Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Sponsors, Uniforms and Schedules for these 1100 players, 80 teams and 160+ coaches. Once this is done and teams are built from registered players, it is difficult and unfair to try to add late players.
We do potentially allow late players who just moved to town so they can quickly get involved in community activities.
Our goal is to keep the registration fees as low as possible. The fee covers player insurance as well as a uniform. Players must provide shin guards and outdoor cleats. Player fees also help pay for equipment, referee fees and first aid kits.
Again, our goal for Fall Recreational is “FUN”. We hope you can join us!!!!
CYSA also offers a Fall Competitive Travel Team for some age groups depending on the number of players and coaches that may be interested in participating.