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  • Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA)
    P.O. Box 145
    Cortland, New York 13045
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Sponsor CCYSA!

Sponsor CCYSA today!

As a volunteer, non-profit organization, CCYSA is looking for businesses and individuals to partner with to continue to promote, teach, and facilitate recreational and competitive youth soccer in our community.

Your sponsorship could be used to help reduce the player registration cost by purchasing needed equipment, maintaining the fields, providing scholarships or planning for future growth and amenities.

Download our Sponsor Information and Application today!

Contact CCYSA President Dave Bordwell at 745-0572 with any questions.


Summer Recreational Youth Soccer Program

We're preparing for another great summer of youth soccer!  

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Registration Form

Register Online

-Last day to register is June 1, 2019-

Registration Locations & Dates: 
McGraw Community Center, McGraw
Saturday, May 18, 9:00-11:00am
Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7:00pm
Contact Cory Smith,

Marathon Central School, Marathon
Appleby Elementary Open House, Thursday, May 9, 5-7pm
Forms may be submitted to the Marathon school office by Fri, 6/1
Contact Jordan Kashuba, 423-9054,

JM McDonald Sports Complex, Cortland
Saturdays, May 18 and June 1 from 10:00-Noon
Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-8:00pm
Contact: Dave Bordwell,

Last Day to Register for Outdoor Soccer is June 1st, 2019.
After this date, a $5 late fee will be assessed and players interested in playing will be placed on a Waiting List and not guaranteed to play.


Program Information: 

The CCYSA summer soccer program is a recreational, youth, outdoor soccer program intended to introduce and instruct young players on the fundamentals of soccer and strategies of team play in an encouraging atmosphere. 

Practices begin early July with 4 home & 4 away games played from July 22 to Aug. 16.   Games will typically be on Monday and Wednesday nights (boys) or Tuesday and Thursday nights (girls).  Fridays and Saturdays will be used occasionally for make-up games.
Games will be played at various locations in Cortland County.   Field information.

Information such as rosters, schedules, and field locations will be posted on the CCYSA website at:  

You can register online.   Registration forms may be downloaded from the website.



We need a lot of volunteers to implement improvements in planning and organization of our growing program. Please contact Peter Rogati at if you are interested in helping in any way. We also have regular summer league planning meetings – please join us!

Scholastic League

Summer Competitive Youth Soccer Program

Scholastic Flyer

The Scholastic League is a coach-led, competitive league for teams from Cortland County and surrounding areas.  The goal is to promote more touches on the ball throughout the summer months in preparation for the fall school leagues. Coaches have the responsibility to form teams, recruit and maintain contact with players, provide uniforms and equipment, determine practice times and locations, and lead a team of players with the focus on skill development.


U15 League - Girls (birthday between 9/1/2003 to 8/31/2006)
U17 League - Girls (birthday between 9/1/2001 to 8/31/2003)


U15 League - Boys (birthday between 9/1/2003 to 8/31/2006)
U18 League - Boys (birthday between 9/1/2000 to 8/31/2003)

Since this will be a coach-led team, ask around your school to see if any teams are forming and talk directly with the coaches.  If you cannot find a team, please visit us at and fill out the “Scholastic Interest Form”.  We will collect your information and the Scholastic Director will talk with coaches to help you find a team.

Scholastic Interest Form

Coaches must complete their team roster and submit it via email to the Scholastic Director. Players will be checked with the roster at the beginning of each game by the referee.  Only players on the official roster will be able to play.

Team Roster Form (Submit the Excel File)

Practices will typically start in June with the days, times and locations established by the coach.  The game schedule will be developed based on the number of teams entered into each league division.  In the event that there are not enough teams to form a division, the Scholastic Director will work with the coaches to make adjustments.  Each team will have 8 scheduled games for the season.  Games are played 11v11 (including the goalie) on a Varsity-sized field measuring approximately 70' x 100' with 8’x24’ goals.

Key Dates:


Fri, May 31, 2019                - Team rosters and payment deadline to participate
Sat, June 8, 2019               - Draft Game Schedule published for coach review
To Be Determined               - Coach’s meeting, location TBD
Mon, June 24                      - First week of games (typically 2 games per week)
Sat, Aug 3                           - Season ends


Scholastic Director:
Mike Radziwon, Scholastic Director,, (315) 481-8770

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Can a younger player play at a higher division? - Younger players are eligible to play at a higher age group (e.g. 14 year old playing on a U18 team) as long as the player is mature enough to compete at that level safely

2. Can a player play on 2 different teams? - Players may be rostered and play on a maximum of 2 teams.

Soccer Program Comparison

The Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA)
has structured the soccer programs as follows.

1. CCYSA - Recreational programs:
Winter Indoor (Nov. - Jan.) - register in Oct & Nov.
Summer Outdoor (June - Aug) - register in April & May

Age Groups: U6, U8, U10 & U12
Coaching: Parents & Volunteers
Games: Players play equal amounts
Travel: Games in Cortland County
Cost: $35 to $75 per season

2. CC Select - Competitive programs:
Spring Outdoor (April - June) - register in January
Fall Outdoor (Aug - Oct) - register in July

Age Groups: U8 to U19
Coaching: Trained coaches
Games: Stronger players with others as substitutes
Travel: Home games in Cortland County, Away games in Central NY
Cost: $200+ per season


3. CCFC - Premier programs (future)

Questions? Email

Obtaining a Coaching Pass

Coaching Requirements

All coaches, both recreational and competitive, that are registered through CCYSA must have a current NYS West-issued Coach Pass. It is our policy to make sure the coaches and volunteers who work with our players are screened and trained.

To obtain a pass or renew your pass, please go to the website below to log in and complete your credentials.  Refer to the registration guide if you have any questions.  Coahing passes are good for up to 2 years.

Risk Management (RM) Process Overview

1. Login or create an account at
2. Complete the Coach Pass application & pay the fee
3. Complete the online Abuse Training Course (approx. 1 hour)
4. Upload the Abuse completion certificate & submit
5. Background check will be processed
6. Pending success, the Coach Pass will be mailed to the CCYSA Registrar
7. The CCYSA Registrar will contact you to give you your pass


CCYSA coaches- Please email your Risk Management receipt to Chris Hotchkiss to obtain reimbursement.

CC Select coaches- Please email your Risk Management receipt to Nike Kline to obtain reimbursement.

All other coaches- Please contact your association for information on how to obtain reimbursement for your coach pass.


Replacement Pass

If you have misplaced your pass, you will be responsible for covering the $25 replacement fee. Contact the Registrar as soon as possible to get your replacement pass.

Travel Team Registration Information


Risk Management and Roster Information

Coach Pass Requirements

Please refer to the CCYSA’s Coach Information above for more information on your requirements.


Player Roster Requirements

You will need to submit a player roster to the CCYSA Registrar in order for your players and coaches to play games. All rosters must be submitted using the format below. Open the spreadsheet file and add information as needed. The file needs to be emailed to as soon as possible.




Each team will be invoiced by the Registrar for any player fees. You may refer to the sample invoice below. Please note the cost of player registrations will increase from $9.25 to $10 on October 1, 2019.


  • Midget Girls at BOCES

  • PeeWee Girls at BOCES

  • Senior Girls - McGraw vs. Homer



The Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA) is run entirely by volunteers who want to see soccer programs offered to the youth of our communities to build not only soccer skills, but character, team work, respect, and other traits that will serve them well in life.  

We are in need of volunteers like you!  Many volunteers have soccer experience and play a great role in coaching, training and other on-field positions.  Other volunteers don't have the soccer experience, but use their organizational, planning, communication or other skills to work off-field in administrative and supportive roles.  

Please contact us today about how you can help!  Rich Wagner,

Field Assistant needed!

This role is to help line our outdoor fields at multiple sites so that teams can play.
Contact Steve Waligurski, Director of Fields & Equipment, for more information.

CCYSA Mission

The mission of the CCYSA is to promote, teach and facilitate recreational and competitive youth soccer in our community.  Through good sportsmanship, fair play, responsibility and respect, CCYSA will strive to offer soccer opportunities to all those that wish to participate.

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