2024 Recreational Outdoor Soccer Program

We are preparing for another Recreational Soccer Program and could use your help! 

We are looking for volunteers:
1. Coaches and Assistant Coaches - if interested, register as a coach at https://cortlandyb.recdesk.com/Community/Program
Referees - if interested, email Danielle Bethoney, Referee Director

Program Ages: Players ages 5 to 12 as of 9/1/2024
Program Dates:
1. Registration - April 1 to June 2, 2024
2. Team Practices - Early to Mid-July
4. Games - Mid-July to Mid-August
Download the 2024 Outdoor Flyer with more info

**Late registrations will be placed on a Waiting List
and NOT guaranteed to play, so don’t delay, register today!

We are now forming teams, finding / assigning coaches, ordering shirts and preparing schedules.
We will give coaches their rosters and ask them to call their players to notify them of the first practice the beginning of July.
(In-Person) Coach's Meeting & Equipment Bag Distribution:
Saturday, June 22 at Testa Park, Starr Rd
8:30-9:00am -  Overview & Equipment
9:00-11:00am  -  Coaching Clinic (We will having a coaching instructor give guidance, tips and resources for both new and returning coaches who are interested.)
CYB Background Check (Winter & Summer Recreational Coaches)
*All coaches must have a background check once per calendar year.  If you already have had a background check since January 2024 for CCYSA, you are not required to renew it until 2025.

Outdoor Weather Policy


    1. In the event of forecasted storms, teams should still go to the field. It could be storming at your house, but not at the field. A storm in one area may not affect games at another field. Teams should make a determination to cancel a game with the referee at the field, NOT ahead of time. Canceling a game ahead of time with another coach means the referee may still show up, and you will be responsible for paying the referee fees, not the league.

    2. At the sound of thunder or sight of lightning ALL games at that location are either delayed or ended. The safety rule is a mandatory 30 min wait until after the last clap of thunder is heard or lightning seen before resuming play.  If there is another game after yours, then your game should end so that the following game is not delayed.

    3. If there is a torrential downpour that requires a stop in play, you may resume play, but not at the expense of delaying the next scheduled game. The games are running time.

    4. Regarding the heat index, we will follow the NYS Public High School Athletic Association’s Heat Index Protocol as a guideline.


When hot, please make sure players rest adequately and are sufficiently hydrated, adding water breaks as agreed by both coaches and referee. If you don’t have enough subs, then play a smaller sided game and have both coaches agree to shorter quarters.

    1. It is the decision of the Summer Director and Board if the situation warrants a canceled game to be re-scheduled, not individual coaches. We have limited field availability and we must consult with our Director of Fields & Equipment, Referees, and partnering townships so we are not in conflict with other pre-scheduled events.  Please notify Andrea Piedigrossi when a game has been canceled and work with her to reschedule.


Indoor Weather Policy

There will be no cancellations unless the JM McDonald Center closes, which is typically only during a state of emergency.

To the CCYSA soccer community,

The CCYSA relies on our community volunteers to provide quality soccer programs to our players, coaches and parents. Currently, we are in great need of volunteers to fill board positions and others to provide general support for the continuation of our summer and winter programs. Without an increase of volunteers in the following roles, we are at risk of not being able to proceed in the future.

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.

Needed Roles:

Board Positions
The Board of Directors are the voting body for the business of the CCYSA

Director of Fields and Equipment
The Director of Fields and Equipment shall oversee the set-up and regular maintenance of the fields and coaching equipment, as well as purchases of equipment required for CCYSA sponsored programs. He/She shall be in charge of calculating reimbursement for services associated with field set-up and maintenance and provide records for such services to the Treasurer for payments.

Program Support Volunteers (non-board positions)
Volunteers in these roles would support board members in preparation, execution and completion of our summer and winters programs along with additional activities pursued for the betterment of the organization.

Examples of supporting tasks:

  • Coaching
  • Assistance in the recruiting of coaches / referees
  • Fields / equipment preparation
  • Other activities as identified.

Please contact me to discuss your interest as a volunteer with the CCYSA.
We would appreciate anything you can do in support of our programs.
Dave Bordwell                                                                                                                         
President, CCYSA


Cortland County Select (CC Select)

Spring 2024 Competitive, Travel Soccer League

More info here

Registration Deadline is usually early February. Practices start in April

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.

Contact Information

Cortland County Youth Soccer Association

  • P.O. Box 145
    Cortland, New York 13045
  • Phone (607) 591-6542
  • Email
  • Facebook

Registration Link:
Homer residents register at:

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.