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Fax: 894-8889
P.O. Box 1537
Chico, California


Tuesday, March 19

CYSL has updated schedules for the Spring season to accommodate make up games.  Coaches have been advised of the new schedule and will advise their parents/players accordingly.  All teams will play two games on March 30th and the last game will be played April 6, 2019.

"CYSL will continue to accept registration for Spring soccer in all age divisions as space allows.  Registration packets are available at Play It Again Sports or the CARD office.  Registration is for boys and girls ages 2005-2014.  The registration fee is $90.  For additional information contact the league at 894-1088 or email  The league also has openings for coaches, sponsors and referees.  For additional information, contact the league at 894-1088 or"

Chico Youth Soccer League is a parent/volunteer recreational soccer program and we depend on our volunteers to help us have a successful program.  CYSL needs volunteers in the following areas:  Board Member, Field Painting (need someone to paint the fields each week in preparation for game day).  CYSL will also have an opening for Executive Director after this season.  For information, contact the league at 894-1088.



FEES:  $80.00. ($90 after January 1, 2019 – late registration will be ssigned as space allows)

DATES OF PLAY:  Games will be played on Saturdays beginning February 9, 2019 and will continue through March 30, 2019.  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. 

NO JEWELRY is allowed including pierced earrings.  Participants will be required to remove earrings prior to participating in the game.

AGE DIVISIONS:       Childs age as of:  December 31, 2019

           U6                                      5 years old                                               2014

            U7                                      6 years old                                                2013

            U8                                      7 years old                                                2012

            U9                                      8 years old                                                2011 

            U10                                    9 years old                                                2010

            U12                                   10-11 years old                                         2009-2008

            U14                                   12-14 years old                                         2007, 2006 and 2005

If there are not enough players to form a single age division, two age divisions may be combined ie: (U10, U12, U14) U6 division may be combined into a co-ed league.

DON’T BE LEFT OUT:  CYSL will continue to accept registration until teams are full, but there are no guarantees for team placement after registration week.  PLAYERS ARE ASSIGNED BY RANDOM DRAW.  The league does not accept special requests for a specific team, friends, car pools, or conflict due to practice times or location. 

PRACTICE:  Teams are required to have at least one practice per week and not more than two per week. Practice times and location are determined by the Coach. Players will not be transferred to another team due to a conflict over practice times or location.  Practice times and location are determined by the coach and are scheduled according to the coach’s availability and field availability.

COACH CONTACT:  A Coaches Meeting will be held in mid-January. Coaches will begin contacting their players AFTER the coaches meeting.  If you have not heard from a coach by February 1st, contact the league at 894-1088 or

REFUNDS: There is a $40.00 Administrative Fee and refunds are processed AFTER the 2nd game.

VOLUNTEERS: Chico Youth Soccer League is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to providing a quality recreational soccer program to the youth of Chico. Teams are coached by parents.  The league provides a Coaches Clinic prior to the beginning of the season and Board Members are available on game days to offer assistance when needed.  Referees are also needed. Classroom and field training is provided. Sign-Up sheets are available during registration.

Handout: Registration Form 2018


   Chico Youth Soccer League (CYSL) was founded in 1973 with 254 boys and girls participating. CYSL now offers a Spring and Fall Season and has over 2000 youth, ages 5-14, participating in the Spring and Fall programs. CYSL is for boys and girls in the U6 - 14&U age divisions.

   CYSL'S policy is to encourage the RECREATIONAL and PARTICIPITORY aspects of the game. We recognize there will always be competition in any activity in which a score is kept, however, CYSL's first principle is that RECREATION and PARTICIPATION come first.

   CYSL's motto is that "EVERYBODY PLAYS". There are no tryouts. Everyone who signs up, on time, makes the team. No player on a team is to sit out more than half of every game. Coaches are pledged to this policy and the Board of Directors will enforce it. Most important of all, the League encourages a spirit of unpressured and congenial good sportsmanship among players, coaches and parents. An excellent guide for parents put together in England can be found at -- go to the links page and click on Respect Guide. Another great short clip can be also found on the links page under "Ray calls for Respect".

The Coaches Manual includes general information about the league in the form of questions most frequently asked, league rules, policies, procedures and our players code of conduct.


Team Assignment:

All players are assigned by random draw. Due to the size of the league, special requests for a specific team, carpools, friends etc. are NOT allowed. Teams are required to have at least one practice per week and not more than two per week. Practice times and location are determined by the Coach according to space availablity.


Coaches are NOT permitted to recruit players without league authorization. If a team is short players, the coach must call the league and reguest a player from the waiting list. The first child on the waiting list will go to the team that needs another player.
Under NO circumstances may an unregistered player participate in a game or practice.

Become a Referee

Chico Youth Soccer League is looking for youth and adults who want to become referees. Referees must be at least 14 years old to apply, attend the USSF Entry Level referee class, pay the $75 USSF license fee and purchase the required uniform and accessories.  

The referee training class consists of 3 3-hour classroom sessions and passing an on-line test.  Attendance at all 3 classroom sessions is required.   The next training class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday, January 15 and 17 from 6-9pm and Saturday, January 19 from 9-Noon.

Referees are paid $10.50 per game and can choose the dates and times they want to work (subject to game availability)

Referees must purchase the uniform and accessories.  We make available a group order for most items for which we get a significant discount (figure $45).  They must also have predominately black shoes and a digital watch with a stopwatch and/or countdown feature. 

For more information, or to reserve a place in the next class, contact Wes Hocking at 680-4052 (cell), or via email at

Handout: Referee Information Form

Wednesday, October 8
Soccer Law Help for Coaches and Parents

A new web page has been added - "Mysteries Demystified", which deals with explanations of selected laws and procedures of soccer.  It's purpose is to help coaches and parents with some of the "trickier" soccer laws.  It's the last page listed in the left column of the website.

Board of Directors

CYSL is run by a volunteer nine member Board of Directors, mostly parents like yourself who are interested in contributing to their own child's development as well as that of other children in the community. CYSL does not have an operating office. You may contact the league by calling 894-1088 and leaving a message, by emailing, or by Fax at 894-8889.

Thank you for supporting CYSL.

Thursday, August 20
Coaches and Referees

The league is also accepting applications for coaches and referees. A coaches clinic and referee training is provided. For more information contact the league at 894-1088 or

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