CYS announces 2014-15 Indoor Soccer ProgrammingCYS is pleased to announce that registration for Indoor Soccer will begin on September 2nd at the Clubhouse (745 Fountain St. N). Children born between 1997 and 2012 are eligible to participate. To view the pdf with times of play and prices please Click here.
CYS Development Squads and Competitive Teams Coach ApplicationTo view the document please Click here.
CYS Seeks Part-Time Facility Staff for
CYS is seeking candidates for the position of Part-Time Facility Attendant. This position will include working mostly weekends and some weeknights up to 14 hours per week. To explore this opportunity further please Click here.
2014-15 Indoor Soccer Season
CYS 2014 Heritage TournamentTo take another look at this years tournament results page please Click here.
Post-Game Handshakes - CYS Summer ProgramIt 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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Announces 2014 Spring/Summer Office Hours
|12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10:00 PM - 2:00 PM**
**Open every second Saturday in May and June (May 10th, 24th and June 7th, 21st)
**Closed Saturdays in July and August
CYS House League Program MatrixTiny Tots Soccer
Under 2 – 3 (mixed Genders)
No games – Parent Participation
Under 4 – 5 – 6 (mixed Genders)
4 vs. 4 (no GK’s)
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”
A Message From CYS Board of DirectorsHouse League Coaches
This email is to inform you that Cambridge Youth Soccer Club will be proactive in regard to abuse of referees by coaches, players and spectators. CYS needs to take action to continue to ensure there is an adequate number of qualified officials to officiate soccer games and provide a positive experience for all referees and youth players registered into the House League system.
Abuse is not limited to insulting and disparaging language directed to toward a game official. It can include and is certainly not be limited to the following: judgment of decisions, criticism of decisions, insulting the official's decisions, undermining decisions they have made, audibly disputing calls, making disparaging comments, condescending remarks and gesturing in an attempt to dispute calls.
In light of the recent events surrounding the deaths of game officials in the United States and the Netherlands, and the consistent levels of assault we’ve seen in Ontario, we need to look at the abuse of officials very seriously. Over the past few weeks police have been called because of incidents involving teams from Waterloo and Kitchener. CYS have also received reports of referees being verbally abused by coaches and parents within our club.
Cambridge Youth Soccer has invested a lot of resources into our Referee Mentor Program. Referee Mentors are able to watch young officials in both House League and Rep game situations and offer their guidance during pre-game, half-time and post-game discussions.
CYS is working very hard to have officials enjoy the game and learn the skills of officiating soccer. Please be aware that many of these referees are young players in our club who play House League or Travel soccer.
Without referees we would not have a game with a full complement of game officials. CYS, like many soccer clubs across the country, does not have enough adult referees to officiate all House League games. Every year CYS offer a referee course, but only 1 or 2 adults register to attend.
Please see the link below and ask yourself........Would I want my child , husband or wife to have to deal with this as a Referee?
Please understand that CYS has a Zero Tolerance Policy in regard to any abuse of our on-field game officials. This season has seen numerous incidents of violence in youth soccer, and the escalation of these incidents is very discouraging as the LTPD model is introduced across the country.
To show our commitment to Zero Tolerance, CYS has advised all referees assigned to officiate games to leave the field is a coach or parent in any way make the referee feel threatened or fearful during the course of the game.
Manny Rodrigues – Junior House League Director
Joseph Ingram – Senior House League Director
CYS House League Soccer is a Headband friendly ClubThere 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 OSA 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 OSA:
Headbands that are acceptable and NOT acceptable.
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 GuardsAll 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)...
CYS Announces New Office Hours
Office Hours Starting Jan 10th
|12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CYS MissionCambridge 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 Objectives1. 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.