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Frequently Asked Questions


Most practices are usually held at one of the elementary schools or at Crandall field.  Practice fields are chosen by the coach.

Practices are set by the individual coaches.

Contact a board member and they will direct you to the person in charge of that.

Refunds are issued before a child is assigned to a team only.  Once they are assigned, refunds are not issued.  It is courteous to let us know that your child is not going to play either way.  Please contact the director of registration if your child is not playing.

They need shin guards and soccer cleats.  They will be provided a T-shirt and socks by the league.

Send in the payment as soon as possible to CYSA, PO Box 1207, Hope Valley, RI 02832 in order for your son/daughter to be placed on a team. Unpaid players are placed on a team AFTER payment is received.

If you completed the online registration, you are registered.

Make your check payable to Chariho Youth Soccer Asssociation and mail to CYSA,  PO Box 1207, Hope Valley, RI 02832.

Click on the registration link on the website and follow the directions.

Recreational Program

Not necessarily, sometimes rosters go out when a coach is on vacation.  The coach will contact their team when they are back in town.  As long as you have paid, your child will be placed on a team.  The only time placement is delayed is if you have not paid the registration fee.  Children are placed on a team AFTER payment is received.  If rosters have gone out and you have not been contacted with in a week or two, then contact the director of registration.

You will be contacted by your child’s coach when they have been assigned to a team.

Practices begin in August at the coaches discretion.

Games generally begin in the beginning of September and end the last weekend in October.  Games are played on Saturday mornings.

Registration for the fall season opens sometime in the beginning of April and closes the end of May.  Check the website for announcements that registration has opened.

Due to a large number of factors, special requests are unable to be honored.  Thank you for you cooperation.

Competitive Program

One of the great opportunities of combining the two leagues is to give the recreational players an opportunity to play and learn at a higher level.  If your child doesn’t participate in the recreational program, you would be affecting a lot more than just your own child.  As a result it would have a negative ripple effect on the recreational league and recreational player development.  The Director of Registration spends a lot of time making the teams equal and therefore competitive.  If competitive kids do not support their recreational teams the teams would become lopsided, and those teams would be at a disadvantage.  In addition the other children will have lost the chance to learn from the competitive kids and push themselves to become better players as well.

We have asked the coaches to limit practices to one for each team.  So in theory your child would practice one day with the recreational team and one day with the competitive team.

CYSA recreational league takes place on Saturday mornings.  The league will play both days of the weekend some weekends and only on Saturday on others (unless there are rain outs).  The competitive teams usually only play once during the weekend.

Since my child is playing Fall Competitive what happens when scheduling conflicts occur during the season between the recreational games and the competitive games.

There is no doubt that conflicts will occur.  The registrar will spread the competitive children out evenly across the league(s).  As such, when a conflict in the schedule occurs ALL of the competitive players will be away at the competitive game and the recreational league teams ALL will be short those players and play with the recreational players only.

The Fall League has been traditionally a recreational time of the year for soccer.   In 2008 CYSA voted to participate in the SuperLiga Fall Competitive Program at the U12 and U14 age levels (there was no U10 SuperLiga league available).  The effect this had on the recreational league was that all of the U12 and U14 had to be coed to support the minimum number of teams required to have a league.  In 2010 the CYSA Board of Directors voted to allow the U10 (Now a U10 SuperLiga league is available) to have one competitive team for both the boys and girls divisions.  In order to maintain the number of teams in the girls/boys recreational league and not turn it into a coed division, the board mandated for only the U10 Competitive group that they must play in the recreational league as well.  In 2010 the U12 and above competitive players have the option to play in the recreational league.  In future years, it will be mandatory that all Fall Comp players play in the recreational league.

October.  Check the website for specific dates.

September or October.  Check the website for specific dates.

Yes, tryouts are held in June.

Practices begin indoors in February.


There is no fee to be a referee and in fact you get paid.  You DO need to use the referee registration link to register as a referee if you are an adult.

12 years old OR entering the 7th grade the fall you want to referee.

Register as a referee if you are an adult.  If you are also a player in 7th grade or older, contact the Director of Referee’s for further information.  You must pass a referee exam in order to referee.

TOP Soccer (TOPS) Program

The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPS) is a community-based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities.