We recognize that some families may be limited in their ability to meet the financial obligation required to participate in competitive soccer, and therefore we have created a Financial Assistance (FA) program. This program was designed to provide a limited number of Select players (U11 and older only) an opportunity to offset their financial obligation by providing services to CYSL. Parents and older players can field marshal at CYSL tournaments, referee for CYSL at designated games, and perform other CYSL-approved work projects to help earn credits to be applied toward the players’ fees. For each dollar credit earned, CYSL will match the amount up to $350 per FA player per season. The credits earned and matching credits are solely for the purpose of paying CYSL registration fees, NOT team fees for tournaments. Credits are available only for CYSL-appointed duties, not for specific team functions or team fundraising events.
Due to the lower cost of the younger age groups, no applications for FA will be accepted for players on U10 and younger teams. FA applications are available below; they must be completed and turned in to the address on the form by the due date indicated. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis. Applications will be reviewed by a small committee and judged solely on need. All applications will be kept strictly confidential. The CYSL Board will notify recipients.
If a Financial Assistance recipient chooses to leave CYSL before the season has concluded, then the recipient forfeits all FA received and is responsible to pay CYSL and team fees in full in order to request transfer.
U12 and older players requiring FA are strongly encouraged to take the referee class offered by CalSouth; once certified, they can referee games in order to help pay their fees.
To apply for Financial Assistance, please complete and submit the 2014 Financial Assistance Application Form .