With its roots dating back to 1986, Charlevoix Youth Soccer (CYS) has been promoting youth soccer in the Charlevoix area for over 30 years.
We are a soccer program under the direction of the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) that encourages exercise, education, individual growth and fun.
Our Philosophy and Guidance is from USA Soccer to support the growth and improvement of grassroots soccer.
Important CYS Information
DATES TO REMEMBER
Fall Rec League
Sign Up: July
Season: Late August – Late September
Fall Travel Soccer
Sign Up: July
Season: September - October
Sign Up: January
Season: January - February
Spring Travel Soccer
Sign Up: Late February
Season: Late April - Early June
2022-2023 AGE MATRIX
All soccer clubs in the US have switched to birth year to determine what age group a player plays in. For instance a player born in the year 2013 will play in the U10 age group for the 2021-22 season. Also note that the format “U followed by age” really means younger than that age. For example, U8 should be read as "Under 8."
Due to the sign up numbers of players, we may need to combine divisions to create enough teams to play multiple games per week. We have combined the U7 & U8, U9 & U10, and the U11 & U12 age groups.
Birth Year / Age Group
2016 = U7
2015 = U8
2014 = U9
2013 = U10
2012 = U11
2011 = U12
2010 = U13
2009 = U14
2008 = U15
2007 = U16
2006 = U17
2005 = U18
2004 = U19
NEW PLAYER INQUIRIES
New to the area? Interested in joining CYS?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
LOST & FOUND
We will constantly have items that have been lost or found on the fields. We keep them in a bin located in the concession stand. Items will remain for 90 days. All unclaimed items in good condition will be donated to local charities after 90 days.
CYS is proud to give two $500 scholarships each year to qualified applicants. Please read and complete the application below.
CYS is always looking for certified refs and will reimburse you for the cost of the re/certification class if you are willing to referee games for the fall rec season and the travel teams. CYS will also help to pay for referee uniforms up to $125 (one time only). Every certified referee gets paid for the games they officiate. Click below to get info on dates and times of classes.
Charevoix Youth Soccer outdoor training practices and recreational games are played at Shanahan Field in Charlevoix.
Indoor practices and Futsal take place at one of the Charlevoix Public Schools.
Travel Soccer games take place in northern Michigan, and are dependent on where teams are established each season. They may be located in Charlevoix, Petoskey, Traverse City, Cadillac, Grayling, Gaylord, Kalkaska or other nearby locations.