Program Summary – Outdoor SoccerTiny Tots
The Tiny Tots program is designed for children in the Under 2 and Under 3 age categories. Tiny Tots is Cambridge Youth Soccer’s introductory program. Tiny Tots has been a part of CYS’ programming since 2007. Cambridge Youth Soccer employs multiple instructors to oversee this program.
Children are placed onto 12 ‘teams’ of 5 players (60 on the field at a time) each and parents are urged to join in the participation on the field. Children learn a variety of fun soccer-related games throughout the session.
The session itself last for 30 minutes and there are 8 sessions in the outdoor season. This program has the capacity for 240 participants with sessions taking place on Saturday mornings at 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 at the Com Dev Indoor Soccer Park's indoor field.
The program runs for 8 sessions beginning in late May and ending in late July.
Players receive a team shirt at this level. Additionally, there are no coaches at this level.
More information on this program can be obtained by contacting the Cambridge Youth Soccer office at [email protected] or the Junior House League Director at [email protected]
U4 – U6 Micro
This program is designed to show children the basic aspects of team play for the first time. This program lasts for ten weeks and parents have the option of choosing which park they would like to play at. Churchill Park, Lions/Can-Amera, Riverside and Hespeler Optimist are jammed with these youngsters any given Saturday morning throughout the summer.
Each team is made up of 8 players. A volunteer coach oversees each team. These teams play on half of a mini-field and use six-foot Pugg nets for goals.
Teams are encouraged to use their hour-long timeslots to have 25 minutes of practice time, where the coach can teach the players some basic drills. The second 25 minutes is to be used for the game. Each team plays the game with 3 players plus a goalie on the field at any one time. The coach of each team also stays on the field to help encourage players.
The program wraps up with a Finals Day event where every team participates in a final game along with other fun activities at Riverside Park.
Players receive a full kit (shirt, shorts, socks and soccer ball) beginning at this level.
U7 Mini Soccer
Children in this age group now play on a full-size mini soccer field. Players are scheduled a one hour time-slot per week to play their games. Additionally, the coach of the team will choose an alternate night to have a practice.
Children play a 12 week rotating schedule at Churchill, Lions/Can-Amera and Riverside Parks. The last game takes place at Riverside Park during CYS Finals Day.
The coach stays on the field to help organize players and officiate the game.
Teams consist of 14 players at this age group and there are 6 players plus one goalkeeper on the field at any given time.
U8-U10 Mini Soccer
These age categories are similar to the U7 age group with one major exception – The coaches are now on the sidelines and children are introduced to referees for the first time.
U11 House League
Children will play on intermediate size soccer fields with 9 players on the field at any given time. Team rosters consist of 16 players. Each team plays once per week for a total of 15 weeks while practicing on another night of week.
The Finals Day will take place in late August where the team will play one game versus a randomly assigned league opponent.
U12 House League
Children now play on a full-size soccer field with 11 players on the field at any given time. Team rosters consist of 18 players. Each team plays once per week and the team’s coach may set up a practice on another night of the week.
The House League season lasts approximately 15 weeks. The Finals Day will take place in late August where the team will play one game versus a randomly assigned league opponent.
U14 and U18 House League
Children play on a full-size soccer field with 11 players on the field at any given time. Team rosters consist of 18 players. Each team plays once per week and the team’s coach may set up a practice on another night of the week.
The House League season lasts approximately 15 weeks. The CYS House League Finals take place in late August and will be set up in a knock-out tournament format. All House League games are officiated by qualified referees.
Practices are scheduled by the coach at his or her convenience. The exception is Micro Soccer U4, U5 and U6 where the practices will be prior to the game.
All parents must provide transportation to games and practices for their own children. Cambridge Youth Soccer Inc. and its coaches are not responsible for your child's transportation. Parents are expected to attend games and practices with their child.
Micro Soccer/Mini Soccer(U4-U10)-- For players registered by March 31st, an effort will be made to place your child on a team based on your area of the city (ie: N1S Postal code) but Cambridge Youth Soccer Inc reserves the right to place a player in any area of the city. Please note that all U7-U10 teams will play a rotating schedule with games at the following locations: Churchill, CanAmera and Riverside Park. The practices will still take place at a location as chosen by the team's coach.
HOUSE LEAGUE(U11-U18)-- An attempt will be made to balance the strength of the teams to ensure all payers have an enjoyable season, therefore we can not accept requests regarding placements. The teams will not be assigned necessarily by postal code.