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

Coaching Center

Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA)

Welcome to the CCYSA Coaching Center, a place for information, training and tools to enhance your coaching skills and ability!
This is a community, a place for you to come regularly for ideas, drills, articles, strategies, clinics, and more.  We will update this resource throughout the year.  If you have an idea or resource you would like to share with other coaches, please email us with the information or link.  Enjoy!

Coaching Toolbox

2019-20 Indoor Recreational League

  1. 2019 Indoor Coaches List                - contact information
  2. 2019 Indoor Coaching Manual         - guidelines, rules, and coaching reminders
  3. Training Activities & Games                - variety of drills and games to develop skills
  4. Player Development Manual               - age appropriate skills, drills, practice ideas and more.
  5. Accident Report Form                         - please have a copy at each practice and game in case it is needed, submit to the Director

General Resources

  1. Soccer Field           - Print out and use with your team
  2. Practice Plan          - Blank outline to develop your practice plan

Coaching Manuals - learn coaching strategies, successful drills, strategy and tactics, and be a better coach!

  1. US Soccer                                                      - Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States Manual
  2. American Youth Soccer Organization       -Skills School Training Manual
  3. US Soccer                                                      - National D License Course Manual
  4. US Youth Soccer                                          - Skills School Training Manual
  5. Washington Youth Soccer                          - 2009 - 2010 Coaches Manual


Coaching Clinics

The Cortland County Youth Soccer Association (CCYSA) encourages and promotes individuals to develop their coaching skills and ability.  Through our affiliation with the regional New York State West Youth Soccer Association (NYSWYSA), highly trained instructors provide regular courses open to the public.  From the beginner to the more experienced coach, there are coaching clinics to ensure players are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential under your guidance.  The following coaching courses are offered throughout the year.


1. State Youth Module Course

Designed for the parent/coach of under 6, under 8, and under 10 age players. The 4/5 hour courses provide a better understanding of the specific age groups and how to place players in age appropriate activities. Developmental characteristics of the age group are covered. The course consists of 3 hours of practical field work and 2 hours of classroom theory.  There is no testing on this course. No pre-requisites are required.  Candidates must be 16 years of age to take the course. The course fee is $35.00.


2. State E Certification

This course is designed for the coach of players that are preparing to or already playing the 11 v 11 game. Focus is on the players aged 12 through 14. Candidates are introduced to the methodology of coaching that is used throughout the National Coaching School Program. The use of small-sided games to teach technique and tactics will be demonstrated. The preparation of lesson plans that progress in a simple to complex fashion is a main focus of the course. Laws of the Game and Team Management are also included in the curriculum. The course is 18 hours in duration and is normally conducted on Friday evenings through Sunday afternoons. There is no testing on this course, however candidates must be in attendance at all scheduled sessions. No pre-requisites are required, yet one must be 17 years of age to take this course.  The course fee is $115.00.

For more information and registration procedures, please visit the
New York State West Youth Soccer Association website at


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 replacement fee ($50 +/-). Contact the Registrar as soon as possible to get your replacement pass.