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News & Announcements

Sign-ups for Rec League Soccer is happening now, through July 24th, 2022. This year's Recreation League runs from late August through the end of September. Your child(rem) will be placed on community-sponsored teams and will have the opportunity to learn the game of soccer from parent volunteers. This year, we are trying something new! One evening per week, we will have the kids & volunteer coaches learn from, and practice with, those who know the ins and outs of the game. The other evening, we will use those learned skills to practice during games! We are hoping that this will foster a better understanding of the game fundamentals from the U6 teams, on up!


The teams are co-ed and take a recreational approach. Team ages run from U-6 to U-14, but we will always make a place for your child who wants to play! Since this is a recreational league, field sizes and number of participants will vary per year. All games are played at Shanahan Field on the north side of Charlevoix. Registration happens through GotSport here: https://system.gotsport.com/programs/Q80597061?reg_role=player. Cost is $45 per player. The last day to register is July 24th, 2022. Late registration fees apply after that date. The season is schedule to begin on August 30th with finals being September 29th. Most coaches choose to do 1-2 practices the week before games start (last week of August).

Your help is needed! >> If you are a parent who loves the game of soccer, or just loves seeing your child enjoy the sport, please reach out about coaching! Again, more guidance will be offered this year, so now is the best time to jump in and give it a try! >> If you are interested in being a referee for either or rec league or travel games, please reach out! We can always use more referees!! We would be able to host more home games if we had more referees, so this is important to our program! >> If you, or a business you know, is interested in sponsoring during rec season, we have a few options! Please reach out to learn more. We will have some options this year!


We can't wait to see your child(ren) on the field!

Eligibility Requirements, Terms and Instructions Charlevoix Youth Soccer is an active supporter of area youth soccer. We are proud to be part of our area youth’s continuing education in the form of two (2) $500.00 scholarships to be award to graduating seniors who have been a part of our soccer program. Please take the time to read the instructions outlined below before filling out your application. All applications must be received or postmarked by April 30 Eligibility Requirements

  1. Graduating seniors must attend high school at Charlevoix High School or Northwest Academy.

  2. Participated in the Charlevoix Youth Soccer program for at least four (4) years and played soccer in High School.

  3. Be in good academic standing

  4. All applicants must submit a fully completed application postmarked by the deadline.

  5. Plan to attend a full-time accredited college, university, or technical school in the fall.

Terms of Scholarship 1. Two (2) $500.00 scholarships will be awarded. 2. The scholarship may only be used for tuition, fees, and books. 3. Scholarship recipients will be notified by postal mail and/or email around June 30.


Application Instructions

  1. Please print neatly or fill out and print application online at charlevoixyouthsoccer.com

  2. Form must be complete.

  3. Enclose a copy of your student transcript.

  4. Enclose at least one (1) letter of recommendation from a non-relative (teacher, employer, etc.)

  5. Enclose an essay, with a maximum of 500 words, describing yourself, your community involvement and a brief overview of your experience in Charlevoix Youth Soccer and why you deserve this scholarship.

Note: Incomplete applications are not eligible. Applications will be considered incomplete if any required items are not included.

Award Process Applications will be anonymously reviewed by the Charlevoix Youth Soccer Board. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, the essay, community involvement and participation in soccer (not necessarily the order of importance). All information included in the application will be held in strictest confidence.

Applications may be mailed to: Charlevoix Youth Soccer P.O. Box 656 Charlevoix, MI 49720

Or

Completed applications and attached documents may be emailed to timothyedwardmcclure@yahoo.com by April 30

Questions may be directed to: Tim McClure 5772 M-66 N. Charlevoix, MI 49720 timothyedwardmcclure@yahoo.com


Charlevoix Youth Soccer

Spring 2022 Travel Soccer Season

We are in the early stages of putting together teams for Spring Travel Soccer for Charlevoix and we are looking for players interested in outdoor travel soccer. Travel soccer teams are the next step up in the competition and level of play from our fall rec league and coaches will field the best players to compete and win as often as possible.


Games are typically played on Saturdays for girls and Sunday afternoons for boys and co-ed teams. They start as soon as fields are cleared from snow - around the 2nd or 3rd weekend of April. The season runs 6 - 8 weeks until the 1st week of June. We will normally schedule 2 games per weekend for each team, and we typically schedule to play 4 - 6 weekends. We have both home and away games and the travel is normally to Petoskey/Harbor Springs/Boyne City, but it depends on the towns who put teams together. The farthest we will travel is Cadillac. The cost is $100.00 per player and you must register online at: https://system.gotsport.com/programs/3084C7647?reg_role=player


Teams will be formed based how many players we have signed up from each birth year, but we normally create teams in the U10, U12, and U14 divisions. Please consider joining a travel team and register your child by Tuesday March 1st so we can put together our rosters. Please forward this to anyone else who may be interested. Questions, please contact Tim McClure by call or text at 231.459.6957


Points of emphasis from the MSYSA regarding Covid-19 Safety Measures-From 01/19/22 MSYSA Communication:

MSYSA is not requiring athletes, team officials, referees, or spectators to wear facial coverings during MSYSA affiliated activities. However, according to CDC guidelines, participants should wear a mask for the 10 days following an exposure to COVID-19 (or for the 5 days following isolation) or are encouraged not to participate. Further guidance can be found in the MSYSA return-to-play (RTP) chart. Please also be aware that indoor gyms and/or indoor facilities, etc., may be subject now, or in the future, to local health department (LHD) orders/requirements, or have masking policies of their own, that could potentially apply to participants, team officials, referees and/or spectators.