District II Playing Levels

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Recreational (Division IV) Play 

The District II Recreational level involves by far the majority of the players in the district. Each year recreational teams are formed by the leagues and players are assigned randomly to the teams without the use of tryouts. All players must play at least 50% of the time throughout the season. The emphasis is placed on player development and soccer enjoyment. The use of small-sided games in the youngest age groups is encouraged in order to maximize skills development. Many leagues sponsor local recreational jamborees and fun days, which feature tournament-style of play. Recreational teams U10 and older may also participate in the CYSA-N Founders Cup.  

Developmental (Division III) Play 
District II has developmental programs that are designed for those players who have a greater interest in and commitment to advancing their skills. Players for developmental teams are chosen by the use of a tryout selection process.  Developmental teams compete in playing leagues that typically involve traveling to areas outside the team's league of registration and may include participation in a number of tournaments, including the CYSA-N Association Cup. District II developmental teams play in the Delgado playing league.

Select (Division I) Play
District II leagues have select level programs that are designed for those players who are committed to the greatest advancement and fine-tuning of their technical and tactical skills, as well as playing at one of the highest levels possible. Players for select level teams are chosen by the use of a tryout selection process. Select teams compete in playing leagues that involve traveling to areas outside the team's league of registratin and may include participation in numerous local, state, regional, and national tournaments, including the CYSA-N State Cup.  District II select teams play in the Abronzino playing league.
 

TOPSoccer (Division 5) Play
TOPSoccer, which stands for "The Outreach Program for Soccer" , is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with special needs. These needs are because of a physical or mental disability that might discourage or preclude the child from participating in a sports program. The program is geared toward player development rather than to competition. Players are placed on teams according to ability, NOT by age.
 
A successful TOPSoccer program has the following:
  • Placement of players by ability,not by age
  • Highlighting of the players' ability rather than their disability
  • Allowing players to have a meaningful experience and to not just be a token player
  • Allowing players to achieve desired goals without assistance
 
Any youth player ages of 4-19 years old who has a physical or mental disability that limits his/her ability to play is eligible for the TOPSoccer program.
 
For more information about the District II TOPSoccer program, contact Tricia Biocini at 408.296.2860 or email tbiocini@aol.com.

 

The Near Post

2014 District II Spring Cup

Click HERE to apply now and save! After 4/15 teams will be accepted on an as needed basis.
 
        Date  Age Groups
        6/7 & 6/8
 U8 - U10
        5/31 & 6/1   
 U11 - U19

 

U8-U10  
$275
Early Bird - until 3/11
$325
3/12 to 4/15
$375
After 4/15 (includes late fee) 
   
U11 - U19
 
$400
Early Bird - until 3/11
$450
3/12 to 4/15
$500 After 4/15 (inlcudes late fee)

 

Click on the link for 2013 Past Results.

For the list of accepted teams click here.

 

CCSL Spring 2014 League

CCSL Spring League registration is now open. Spring 2014 age groups are the same as Fall 2013. Applications close on February 24.  Click here to start the registration process!

 

District 2 team fees are $100 for U8-U19 and $250 for U11 to U19.

Teams will play a schedule of 8 to 10 games, with first games the weekend of March 29.

 

For more information on D2 CCSL Spring play, click here.

 

D2 - Spring 2014

District II and CalNorth Premier Leagues are pleased to offer your teams 2 new Programs/Leagues:

 

Spring Open Premier

  • U9 through U19  - Registration deadline is February 21
  • Click here for information and to register for this program.

 

Spring 5v5 - U7-U8

  • Registration deadline is March 9
  • Click here for information and to register for this program.

 

The two Leagues are designed to address the needs expressed by DOCs in the Bay Area

  • A league for the very young members of their clubs that adds the game factor to their development program - 5v5
  • An un-divided, inclusive League that crosses the boundaries of players registration - OPEN League
  •  Flexibility of mixing players in Premier level teams, of playing in more than one League event and of adding games vs. other interested opponents(i.e. scrimmage games).

 

 

 

District II Coaching Courses

For information about CYSA coaching courses that have been scheduled, click here.

 

 
 
 
 

 

District II Referee Classes and Fun Runs

Click here to view the dates and times when the entry level Grade 8 Referee Clinics are being offered.  This year's dates and additional information for District II "Fun Runs" and written tests for referees who are upgrading to Grade 7 or above can be found here.

 

 

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