News and Announcements
Registration for “FALL” Soccer
May 8 – 11, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00pm – at MANGROVE AVENUE Round Table Pizza
WHERE TO REGISTER: CYSL will conduct walk-in registration for Fall 2019 at the Mangrove Avenue Round Table Pizza, Wednesday – Saturday, May 8-11th from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
We cannot guarantee that players signing up late will be placed on a team, so players are encouraged to sign up during registration week. Registration will continue by mail until teams are full.
Players “new to CYSL” need to provide proof of birthdate with one of the following: copy of a birth certificate, or immunization record, passport or hospital certificate. After May 11th, participants will need to register by mail and will be subject to space availability. Registration packets will be available at Play It Again Sports and the CARD office and can be mailed to the league at P.O. Box 1537, Chico, CA., 95927. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the league website, cyslsoccer.com
FEES: $80.00. After August 1st, registration is $90.00
DATES OF PLAY: Games will be played on Saturdays beginning September 7, 2019 and will continue through October 26, 2019. November 2nd is reserved for make-up games. All games will be played at 20th Street Community Park.
UNIFORMS: Uniforms consist of a colored T-shirt (provided by the league for participating players only). You will need to purchase a pair of all white shorts and solid colored socks to match the T-Shirt. (No stripes on shorts or socks). Shin guards are mandatory during practice and games. Soccer shoes or turf shoes are acceptable. No metal or toe cleats allowed.
AGE DIVISIONS: Childs age as of: December 31, 2019
U6 Born in 2014
U7 “ 2013
U8 “ 2012
U9 “ 2011
U10 “ 2010
U12 “ 2009-2008
U14 “ 2007, 2006 and 2005
NOTE: If there are not enough players to form a division, we may combine the U7/U8, and U9/U10
The kick-off meeting for returning referees who want to work the spring season will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at my office, Culp and Tanner, in the Capitol Building at 55 Independence Circle, Suite 201 in Philadelphia Square off Eaton Road between the Esplanade and the freeway. See the attached map.
The purpose of this meeting is:
1. Sign up for games for the first Saturday of the season (September 6th). Fill out the Referee First Day of the Season Game Request Form that you will receive from me via email (it will also be posted on the Handouts tab when the game schedule has been set) and bring it to the meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting due to other prior commitments, you must call or email Wes Hocking in advance of the meeting.
2. Receive additional training. The USSF requires licensed referees to have a minimum of 5 hours of additional training every year.
3. Review law changes and changes in pay rates and the required USSF licensing in the fall.
4. Ask questions and make suggestions. Your input is welcomed and encouraged.
Those who attend will get first choice of games for the first day of the season and will receive added priority when games are assigned for subsequent weeks.
If you need to change your game requests, please call me at 588-4264 or email me at email@example.com by WEDNESDAY at 8:00 pm. Also, please review your assignments after they are posted and let me know of any problems (even if you are not working, check to see that you are not assigned). -- Dana Lundgren
Remember that the schedule is rarely final! Come to the check in table at the main gazebo 30 minutes early to get your field assignments!
4/6/19 ***GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO UNPLAYABLE FIELD CONDITIONS.
That concludes the Spring 2019 season
There are a number of outstanding referee websites that provide instruction and video clips of actual game situations that can be helpful to referees:
Ask a Soccer Referee
This is an excellent website where referees from around the country can submit questions to USSF and get official answers (not just some "expert" referee's opinion -- "expert" has been defined as a has-been drip under pressure!). It's interesting to read the question submitted and then to try to answer it yourself before reading the official answer. It's a challenge! Sometimes those answering the questions rag on some of the "inventive referees" who come up with all sorts of weird law interpretations. The link to the site is http://www.askasoccerreferee.com/
Law Book and Guide to Signals
You can download a .pdf file of the laws from the following website: http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Laws-of-the-Game.aspx
You can also download a .pdf file of the "Guide to Proceedures for Referees, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials" at the same website as above. This contains all the approved signals and procedures for referees (sometimes referred to as "mechanics", that is, how to signal, where to be positioned, etc.).
In-Depth Explanations of the Laws
If you need help understanding a particular law, USSF publishes "Advice to Referees", which provides great explanations of all facets of each law. It is organized by each law, so it's easy to find answers about offside issues by going to section 11 of Advice to Referees, which corresponds to the offside law, which is Law number 11 in the Law Book. The link to download the .pdf file is http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Referee-Development/Instructional-Materials.aspx