FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S):
How many players are on a team?
The age group determines how many players are on a team. The maximum roster size is double the number of players allowed on the pitch. Currently, the number of players per team on the field at any time (including the goal keeper) are U8 5 vs. 5, U10 6 vs. 6, U12 8 vs. 8 and U14 11 vs. 11. Therefore, the maximum roster sizes are 10, 12, 16 and 22, respectively. CYSL is a recreational league so the maximum roster sizes are based on the idea that all players should play roughly half of the game.
Where can I find the schedules?
A few weeks before the start of the season the schedules will be posted by age group at www.cysl.net.
Where can I find scores from prior games or the records of teams that we will be playing?
You can't. CYSL is a recreational and developmental league that is designed to allow all players and teams an opportunity to develop. During the season, the results and standings are not posted however, at the conclusion of the season the standings are posted at www.cysl.net for a couple of weeks.
How do age groups work?
August 1st is currently the cut-off for age group determinations (this will be changing beginning with the Fall 2016 season). The easiest way to determine a child's age group is to go to the Nebraska State Soccer Association site www.nebraskastatesoccer.org, click on "Forms" and go to the Age Group Matrix.
My Player is on a "Select" team but wants to play with his classmates how does that work?
Select teams have priority over recreational teams. SPSL is a recreational team so, if your player plays for a club (OFC, NFC, Azzuri, Elkhorn, Gretna etc...) you should first contact their club team coach to ensure he or she will allow them to play on a recreational team. If the Club coach allows it, Register the player for SPSL. The SPSL coach will then need to get a "Secondary Player Pass" (available at www.nebraskastatesoccer.org) signed by the Select coach and submit it to the Registrar for SPSL. Getting the select coaches signature will often fall to you, the parent, since you probably see the select coach far more regularly than the SPSL coach does. The Secondary Player Pass needs to be turned in before the season starts so a Player Pass can be issued.