Cambridge Youth Soccer Announces 2015 Outdoor ProgrammingCYS is pleased to announce that registration for Outdoor Soccer will begin online on January 1, 2015 and in-person on January 3rd at the Clubhouse (745 Fountain St. N). Children born between 1997 and 2013 are eligible to participate. To view the pdf with times of play and prices please Click here.
Girls U16A Is Looking for a GoalieCYS is looking for a goalie to play on their team this season. If you are interested in trying out for the goaltender position please contact the Head Coach - Gary Pereira by email email@example.com or by phone (519) 624-8441 or (519) 654-8441.
Cambridge Youth Soccer named Ontario Soccer Association Club Excellence Gold RecipientCambridge Youth Soccer is proud to announce the club has been named a 2015 Ontario Soccer Association Club Excellence Gold Level recipient. Clubs must meet a series of criteria in four categories: Personnel, Governance, Community and Technical. CYS has previously received the Silver Award (2010 and 2013) and the Bronze Award (2009). CYS joins Waterloo Minor Soccer Club as the only two clubs from our District (South West Region Soccer Association) who received the 2015 award.
For more information on the OSA Club Excellence program please Click here.
Cambridge Youth Soccer is actively seeking a Team Head Coach – Girls U11 – SWDSLCYS is seeking a highly motivated coach with an ability to teach the game and facilitate a respectful relationship with CYS Staff Coaches, CYS Coaches, player, and parents.
CYS is committed to the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model and providing each player with an optimal training environment.
Coaches must have, and/or commit to obtaining, the required Ontario Soccer Association
Please visit www.ontariosoccer.net to learn more about coaching certification.
To view the Head Coach application please Click here.
Post-Game Handshakes - CYS Summer ProgramIt is essential that players/coaches/parents understand that the post-game handshake is an important symbol and tradition of sportsmanship, goodwill, respect and appreciation for the opponent.
The "Post-Game Handshake" has come under a lot of fire recently due to some confrontations, poor acts of sportsmanship, disrespect, or simply the perceived lack of sincerity in the process. Some organizations and leagues have discussed and/or actually eliminated the practice
What Is Good Sportsmanship?
Good sportsmanship is when teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials treat each other with respect. Children learn the basics of sportsmanship from the adults in their lives, especially their parents and their coaches. Children who see adults behaving in a sportsmanlike way gradually come to understand that the real winners in sports are those who know how to persevere and to behave with dignity - whether they win or lose a game.
How CYS House League Teams will conduct post-game handshakes!
1. At the conclusion of the game the referee will whistle to end the game.
2. The Referee will immediately go to the centre kick off spot
3. Players will immediately form a line at the centre spot area
4. Both GK’s are first in line with teammates behind them
5. The team Coach(s) are usually last in the line making sure the whole process is organized and completed in a swiftly. CYS asks that they position themselves at the front of the line to observe and monitor the handshakes
6. Players walk down the line giving each other “fives” as well as saying “good game” – “well played”
7. The Referee will monitor the handshakes – visually and listens to the players for any poor comments
8. The referee does not leave the centre kick off spot area until the post-game handshakes are complete
If referees/coaches witness any acts of poor sportsmanship – please contact CYS by e-mailing concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Do we play if it is raining?Soccer is a game that is played in various seasons, so weather conditions for games can be variable. While it is easy to underestimate the impact of the weather, more extreme conditions can have a big impact on soccer games.
Unfortunately no one can control the weather so when it rains or storms come into our area CYS receive many phone calls at the office (from parents of all age groups) asking if games are still going to be played.
Beyond the summer, you can usually expect some rain at soccer games. A little bit of rain is not a big deal, although it will make pitch and ball wet. As such, balls will likely role less on a wet pitch than a dry one. Players may also be more likely to slip over, given the wet surface. Generally, wet pitches can become muddy, and become less well suited to smooth passing.
This asks the question - Do we play if it is raining?
The Answer is - Yes.
CYS House League Program MatrixTiny Tots Soccer
Under 2 – 3 (mixed Genders)
No games – Parent Participation
Under 4 – 5 – 6 (mixed Genders)
4 vs. 4 (no GK’s)
Mini Development Soccer
Under 7 – 8 – 9 - 10 (mixed Genders)
7 vs. 7 (no Stats/standings/scores
FUNdamentals progressing to Learn to Train
“Fun with the Ball” progressing to “The Golden Age”
House League Development Soccer
Under 11 – 12
9 vs. 9 (no Stats/standings/scores
Learn to Train progressing to Soccer for Life
“The Golden Age” progressing to “Soccer for Health and Growth”
House League Soccer
Under 14 – 18
11 vs. 11
Soccer for Life
“Soccer for Health and Growth”
CYS House League Soccer is a Headband friendly ClubThere has been some inconsistency (in recent years) from CYS House League Referees regarding Headbands i.e. at the start of a game some referees will ask players to remove headbands while others say nothing. Further more, some referees stating FIFA and OSA rules prohibit headbands other saying it was ok.
CYS with CYS Head Referee John Barrie has informed all House League Referees and that headbands are permissible (1 inch width maximum)
Please see attachment from the OSA:
Headbands that are acceptable and NOT acceptable.
Headbands could serve three functions for soccer players.
1.keep sweat from dripping in a player's eyes
2.minimize the effect of heading the ball on the forehead
3.keep hair out of their eyes
The function that CYS is concerned with is keeping hair out of eyes and further stopping players touching hair when practicing/playing.
Please note the rules for jewelry still stand e.g. earrings, gel brackets, necklaces etc
Shin GuardsAll players must wear & the Shin Guards Must be covered entirely by socks or pants
All players at all ages playing CYS Indoor and outdoor Soccer
- Indoor Under 6, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 18
- Outdoor Micro Under 4, 5, 6
- Outdoor Mini Under 7, 8, 9 - 10
- Outdoor House League 11, 12, 14 - 18
All players must wear shin guards. Shin guards must be covered entirely by socks or pants.
- Soccer shin guards either disperse or absorb (hard and soft guards, respectively)...
CYS MissionCambridge Youth Soccer Inc. (CYS) is a not-for-profit organization run by a volunteer board of Directors. Our mission is to provide organized soccer for the children of Cambridge. The purpose of this site is to provide league and club information for parents, coaches, players, and referees of CYS. In the event of any discrepancies with information provided on this site and that of the CYS clubhouse, the information of the CYS clubhouse will be final.
CYS Objectives1. To promote and develop the game of soccer within its boundaries.
2. To help individuals to develop their character as resourceful and responsible members of their community by providing opportunities, through the game of soccer, for their mental, physical, social and leadership development.