The Central Illinois Youth Soccer Association is a non-profit organization
founded in 1990 for the purpose
of promoting soccer for youth ages 5-17. It supports area youth and soccer organizations as they learn and promote the skills and thrills of the world's most popular sport.
2016 Back to School Blast
The weather is heating up and so is our area soccer tournaments. Gillespie will once again be hosting their Annual offering. Saturday August 13 for 5th/6th girls. Sunday August 14 for 7th/8th grade girls.
Entry fee is $150 which guarantees at least 3 games.
The 4th pre-season 3 & 4 grade boys & girls tournament will be Saturday Aug. 27. Contact Mark @ 217-839-3498 for more details.
26th Annual Carlinville Recreational Soccer Tournament is just a few short weeks away. Follow the link for more information.
More info here. .
Game Rules Complete
Through an extensive process of collaboration through email and sit-down meetings the Associates of CIYSA have revised the rules of our game for the 2015 season and moving forward. The main purpose for this venture was to set the documentation in an electronic form that was more readily accessible as a reference point for governing purposes. A secondary reason for the effort was our rules had been relatively untouched for over a decade, and there had recently been some contested issues over interpretation. Additionally, through the process several amendments were made and can be found therein.
CIYSA rules are an extension of our core set, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) handbook, which comprehensively details the majority of our guidelines. The NFHS handbook is easily accessible online through electronic media at their site - nfhs.com. The purchase price for the newest, 2014-2015, publication was $5.99. I will not be posting this manual because it is "expressly prohibited" to republicate on the internet. There are sites that have illegal links to this which I don't condone; a lot of volunteers devote a lot of time to the maintenance and timely upkeep of this source and it shouldn't be freely shared.
League Game Locations
Information and mapping about Game Locales can be found on the locations tab to the left. If any of the contacts have modifications to make or fields to add please contact me with the address or GPS coordinates.
Next CIYSA Board Meeting
Sunday, October 16, 7pm @ Maverick Lounge Litchfield.
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