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Indoor FAQ

Q. How are the standings calculated?
A. Standings are calculated and are based on the following:
Win 3 Points -- Loss 0 Points -- Tie 1 Point

Q. What type of game information is recorded on the website?
A. The following game information is maintained for each league:
Micro (U4/U5/U6): Schedules
Mini/House League ( U8 - U18): Schedules, Scores, and Standings

In all cases, player information is never recorded on the website.

Q. Is there a minimum amount of time players get to play per game?
A. Yes. House league and mini player are to play 1/2 of each game.

Q. Does the game count if there is no referee?
A. CYS strives to provide referees for all matches from U8-U18 House League. In the event that a referee does not show up for a game a parent who is familiar with the rules may volunteer to officiate the game.

Q. Who makes up the schedule?
A. The game schedule is set by the club staff, and is dependent on the particular age group, the number of teams, and the available fields. Practices are set by the coach at their convenience.

Q. The shirt provided to my child is too small. Can I get a replacement?
A. The CYS office orders uniforms based on a best guess at the sizes for the age groups. We realize that there will be some discrepancies in the sizing. The shirts are numbered from the smallest sizes to the largest. (i.e. #2 is the smallest shirts and #19 is the largest).

The coaches are encouraged to distribute the shirts based on sizes and NOT on what number the player desires. It is extremely difficult for CYS to order replacement shirts due to sponsorship arrangements and stock availability with the supplier. Parents are encouraged to speak to the coach and see if a shirt swap can be made with another player on the team.

Q. Are there practices for indoor soccer?
A. This season all players in the U8-U18 program will have two weeks of practice time built into their schedules. These practices will be during the first week of the season and also the first week back after the holiday break. The rest of the weeks consist of a 50 minute game. Those children involved in the U4/U5/U6 program will incorporate a practice into their weekly session, similar to the CYS outdoor soccer program.

Q. My child has a coach that seems to have little to no soccer experience. Why can’t you provide me with someone who is very knowledgeable in the sport?
A. Cambridge Youth Soccer strives to provide the best soccer experience for all children participating in our programs. Unfortunately, CYS needs to find nearly 200 coaches per indoor season in order to continue operating our programs based on current demand. The administrative staff try very hard to recruit new coaches and parent volunteers every season, but as registration numbers continue to grow, so does the need for coaches.

Q. I have a complaint about the soccer program that my child is involved in. Where can I direct this complaint?
A. Cambridge Youth Soccer takes all complaints regarding our leagues, coaches and administration very seriously. You may address complaints to the appropriate director of your child’s division. The contact information can be found on our website at www.cambridgesoccer.ca. Alternatively, you may contact the clubhouse via email at [email protected] or the Indoor House League Director at [email protected].

Q. Is there a photo day for indoor soccer?
A. No, team and individual photos are only provided for the outdoor soccer season.

Q. What kind of shoes should my child wear on the dome’s turf?
A. The manufacturer of the turf recommends that players were the same footwear they would on an outdoor field. Running shoes will suffice for younger children, but may be slippery.

Q. Are shin pads mandatory for indoor soccer?
A. Shin pads are mandatory for any division which has a referee (U9 – U18). In all divisions U7 and younger, shin pads are not mandatory, but are highly recommended due to the potential for injury during play.

Q. Are Cambridge United rep players allowed to participate in the indoor program?
A. Cambridge United rep players may not participate in this program. These players will have their own program to participate in which runs concurrently with the CYS Indoor House League program.

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