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Fax: 894-8889
P.O. Box 1537
Chico, California
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Thursday, October 18

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.


DATES OF PLAY:  Games will be played on Saturdays beginning September 8th, 2018 and will continue through November 3rd, 2018.  All games will be played at 20th Street Community Park.  


FEE:  $80.00 per player.   LATE FEE: $90.00 after August 1st and may be placed on a waiting list.

UNIFORMS:  Uniforms consist of a colored T-shirt (provided by the league for all participating players). You will need to purchase a pair of all white shorts and solid colored socks to match the T-Shirt. (No black stripes on shorts or white stripes on socks). Shin guards are mandatory during practice and games. Soccer shoes or turf shoes are acceptable.  No metal or toe cleats allowed (ususally toe cleats on baseball shoes can be cut off). 

AGE DIVISIONS:     Childs age as of:  December 31, 2018    

DIVISION                     AGE                                            YEAR BORN   

U6                                 5 years old                                     2013    

U7                                 6 years old                                     2012    

U8                                 7 years old                                     2011   

U9                                 8 years old                                     2010    

U10                               9 years old                                     2009    

U12                              10-11 years old                               2008-2007    

U14                              12-14 years old                               2006, 2005, 2004

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.

TEAM ASSIGNMENTS:  ALL PLAYERS ARE ASSIGNED BY RANDOM DRAW.  Special requests for a specific team, friends, car pools, or conflict due to practice times or location, are not allowed.  This policy as been determined by the Board of Directors as the most efficient way to manage team placement of over 2000 children participating in our programs.      

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. Due to the size of our league, players WILL NOT be transferred to another team due to a conflict over practice times or location.  Practice times and location are the decision of the coach and are scheduled according to the coach’s availability and field availability.  

COACH CONTACT:  A Coaches Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 18 to distribute rosters.  Coaches will begin contacting their players AFTER the coaches meeting.  If you have not heard from a coach by August 31st, contact the league at 894-1088 or Leave a message and either the coach or a league representative will contact you.  

REFUNDS: All refunds are assessed a $40.00 Fee and must be approved by the league.  Approved 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

Registration is held in advance to allow adequate time for uniform orders, coach and sponsor recruitment, processing rosters and scheduling. All players registering during registration week are guaranteed placement on a team. For registration after January 1st for Spring or August 1st for Fall Season, if space is available on a team in the appropriate age division, parents will be mailed a registration packet. If no space is available the child will be placed on a waiting list and may not be placed on a team until the 2nd or 3rd game as a space become available. Due to the size of the league, all participants are encouraged to register during the designated registration times. Late registration will be accepted as long as space is available on a team in the appropriate age division. After the 3rd game, registation fees for children on the waiting list not placed will be returned.

Registration will be accepted as long as space is available. If there is no space available the child will be placed on a waiting list. When space becomes available the first child on the waiting list will go to the team that is short a player. COACHES ARE NOT PERMITTED TO RECRUIT PLAYERS. Roster checks may be conducted periodically throughout the season.

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 in January, and are ususally held on two weeknights from 6-9 pm and for 3 hours on a Saturday, usually 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

Attention Parents!
Due to increases in injuries and liabilities, we can no longer let any player wear any jewelry of any kind while playing. This includes piercing of any kind, even if the piercing was just done. It is possible, and has happened, that even taped piercings have become caught and pulled out of the person, causing a quite painful injury.

Parking and Traffic
CYSL coaches and parents are advised that CYSL no longer has access to the overflow parking lot due to expansion by Chico U-Lock-It.
CYSL has scheduled additional time between games to allow vehicles to exit the park before the next games. Please exit the park immediately after your game to make room for the next ones.
There is additional parking available at Chapman Elementary School.
Please park in designated areas only, not along the roadway, red curbs or on grass.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Rain Information
Games WILL be played in mild rain. In case of extreme weather conditions, radio station KPAY will announce the game cancellations between the hours of 8:00-10:00a.m. Rainouts will also be posted here on the web site. DO NOT call the league phone for cancellation messages. COACHES ONLY are to call the league phone for cancellation messages and then will relay the message to their players. Please DO NOT call the radio station. They will announce the cancellations periodically.

Lost and Found
There is a lost and found at the center gazebo by the tennis courts.

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.

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