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CYS Special General Meeting called for Wednesday, August 16th

The Cambridge Youth Soccer Board of Directors have called a Special General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 6:30pm at the Com Dev Indoor Soccer Park, 745 Fountain St. N. The Board of Directors have proposed an addition to the constitution in regards to the operation of an OPDL franchise.

All club members are welcome to attend this meeting and vote on the proposal.

To read the full constitutional amendment proposal please click the following:
Constitutional Amendment Proposal.pdf

CYS Announces Fall/Winter Indoor Soccer Programming

CYS is pleased to announce our Fall and Winter programs. Registration will be available on the following dates for these programs:
Active Start (U4-U6)
Fall Futsal (School Gyms u7-u12)
Indoor House League (Tiny Tots - u18)
Indoor Skills Development (u7-u12)
August 1st
August 22nd
September 5th
September 5th

To view the official Fall/Winter Indoor programming publication please click the following:
Fall/Winter Indoor Programming.pdf

2017 CYS Outdoor Finals

Cambridge Youth Soccer Outdoor Finals are about to kick off!

Check out if your age group's schedule has been posted yet. The outdoor finals page can be found under Outdoor > Finals Day

CYS 2017 ACES Program

Cambridge Youth Soccer is proud & excited to announce the 2017 launching of CYS – ACES program in partnership with Special Olympics, Partners in Play.
What is CYS - ACES?

2017 CYS ACES Registration Form

All abilities CElebrated Soccer is a program designed for participants between the ages of 6-14 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities who are interested in learning more about the FUNdamentals of physical literacy and soccer.

The first program will run 1 hour per week during May & June. The program will be conducted by CYS staff members and devoted volunteers. A training session (classroom/field) to be delivered by Special Olympics for all CYS volunteers has been set up for March 23rd , 2017 at the CYS Dome.

If you are aged 15+ and wish to volunteer please complete the attached application form and submit by return email to clubhouse@cambridgesoccer.ca or had in to the CYS reception. Deadline for applications is February 28th.
2017 Aces Volunteer Application Form

All applications will then be submitted to Special Olympics and accepted volunteers registered with Special Olympics organisation. All applicants will be advised of acceptance no later than March 15th.

Should you have any questions regarding the CYS ACES Program, please contact Grassroots Club Head Coach, Jon Morgan at grassroots@cambridgesoccer.ca

CYS Proudly Introduces Wall of Excellence

Cambridge Youth Soccer is pleased to introduce the club’s Wall of Excellence, which will be on display at the clubhouse to honour those who have given great service to Cambridge Youth Soccer.

The Wall of Excellence is divided into three components: The Hall of Fame, Cambridge Youth Soccer Volunteer of the Year and Cambridge United Volunteer of the Year.

At the recent Annual General Meeting the following were honoured as part of the Wall of Excellence:

Charlie Scott-Field – Hall of Fame Inductee
Galt Football Club – Hall of Fame Inductee
Al Craig – House League Volunteer of the Year

Please CLICK HERE to read more about these incredible volunteers and their service to the club and the greater soccer community.

CYS 2017 Outdoor Information

Please click the link below to view the 2017 Outdoor Information Flyer where you can find out age groups, prices and field locations.
CYS 2017 Outdoor Information.pdf

2017 CYS Indoor Winter Walking Soccer

Cambridge Youth Soccer is proud to present - Walking Soccer

This LOW IMPACT game is ideal for those with mobility issues and / or those who are not able to play soccer in its traditional format.

For more information please read the following flyer. 2017 CYS Indoor Winter Walking Soccer.pdf

CYS Futsal League 2017 Spring Session

Please click the link below to view the 2017 017 Futsal League Spring Session Flyer Hosted by Technical Director Darren Tilley.
CYS 2017 Futsal League Spring Session.pdf

CYS welcomes Jon Morgan as
Grassroots Club Head Coach

CYS is pleased to announce that Jon Morgan has been named as CYS Grassroots Club Head Coach. Jon has been involved with CYS as a staff coach for nearly ten years. Jon is excited to begin his role with CYS on January 5th working with players in the Grassroots ages of U4-U12. He can be contacted via email at grassroots@cambridgesoccer.ca or at 519-653-8800 x106.

Office Hours

Office Hours
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Cambridge Youth Soccer Statement
Regarding OPDL

Cambridge Youth Soccer's Board of Directors has issued the following statement regarding the club's plans to submit an application for an Ontario Player Development League franchise for the 2018 season for both U13 Boys and Girls.

To read the full statement Click Here.

Identifying and Understanding Concussions

Youth concussions can have long-term impacts on young athletes such as health, memory and learning. This has led to a new effort to improve prevention, recognition and response to sports-related concussion.

See Attachments
FIFA Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool
Can be used to help identify concussion in children, youth and adults.

Concussion Guidelines for Parents/Caregivers
Understand concussions, identify symptoms and actions to take as a parent/caregiver.

Concussion Guidelines for Coaches/Trainers
Understand concussions, identify symptoms and actions to as a coach/trainer.

Guidelines for return to play after a Concussion
Steps to take before returning to sport.

Post-Game Handshakes - CYS Summer Program

It 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 clubhouse@cambridgesoccer.ca and houseleaguesupport@cambridgesoccer.ca

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 Matrix

Tiny Tots Soccer
Under 2 - 3 (mixed Genders)
No games - Parent Participation
Family Fun
Ball awareness

Micro Soccer
Under 4 - 5 - 6 (mixed Genders)
4 vs. 4 (no GK’s)
Active Start
“First Kicks”

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 Club

There 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 Ontario Soccer 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 Ontario Soccer: Click Here
Headbands that are acceptable and NOT acceptable.

Headband Function
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 Guards

All 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)... Continue Reading

Parent & Coach Codes of Conduct

This is a friendly reminder of the Parent and Coach Codes of Conduct pertaining to treatment of referees during Cambridge Youth Soccer games... Read More

Volunteer opportunities

Cambridge Youth Soccer is currently looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions. For more information follow the CYS Jobs Link

CYS Mission

Cambridge 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 Objectives

1. 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.

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