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Charlevoix Youth Soccer

With its roots dating back to 1986, Charlevoix Youth Soccer (CYS) has been promoting youth soccer in the Charlevoix area for over 35 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.

US Soccer Rules of Small Sided Play - Feb 2017

Charlevoix Youth Soccer

Important CYS Information


Fall Rec League

Sign Up: June

Season: Mid-August –  Late September

Fall Travel Soccer

Sign Up:  July

Season: September - October

Winter Futsal

Sign Up: January  

Season: January - February  


Spring Travel Soccer

Sign Up: Late January

Season: Late April - Early June

2024-2025 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 2014 will play in the U10 age group for the 2023-24 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

2019= U6

2018 = U7

2017 = U8

2016 = U9

2015 = U10

2014 = U11

2013 = U12

2012 = U13

2011 = U14

2010 = U15

2009 = U16

2008 = U17

2007 = U18

2006 = U19

Age Matrix


New to the area? Interested in joining CYS?

Email us at to discuss options.


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.

CYS Fields

Charlevoix Youth Soccer

P.O. BOX 656

Charlevoix, MI 49720


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