News & Events Around District VII

 About the California Youth Soccer Association

Cal North – “Kids First” is the largest state organization within the US Youth Soccer Association. Cal North registers more than 165,000 players annually, ages 4 to 19, and over 35,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 142 member leagues of registration.

Cal North is dedicated to assisting parents in developing youth as individuals and not just soccer players in a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.calnorth.org.

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Congratulations to the D7 Youth Referees of the Year

Leo Torres  from Lemoore, Pat Ferre  D7 Referee Adm

 

 

 

 

Itzel Rodriguez from Madera

Pat Ferre  D7 Referee Adm

 

Sun Power and FUNdamental Soccer have donated $500 to District 7.
$500 will go a long way to help our teams.

California Youth Soccer Association

Heading Policy

(Approved by Board of Directors, August 4, 2019)

PLAYING POLICY:

  • Heading is prohibited in 12U and younger small-sided games.
  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who are playing up in 13U and older games, are prohibited from heading, and must clearly be identifiable to match official. (i.e. armband)
  • When a player, who is eleven (11) years old and younger, deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If a deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.
  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger, who participate in a non-CYSA sanctioned event with their CYSA player pass, must adhere to the CYSA heading policy and are prohibited from heading.

PRACTICE POLICY:

  • All players age eleven (11) years old and younger are prohibited from heading.
  • It is strongly recommended for players between the ages of twelve (12) and seventeen (17) years old, heading in practice must be limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week, with no more than fifteen (15) to twenty (20) headers, per player, per week.
  • In addition, CYSA recommends that standard coaching methods to instruct on how to properly head the ball be instituted by all Affiliates. CYSA will assist Affiliates, as needed, in teaching coaches the proper heading techniques as such to reduce the risk of possible concussion.

District VII Office

4285 N. First Street

Fresno, CA 93726

Call Us

559.227.CYSA (2972)

Office Hours

8:30am – 12:30pm

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Email Us

cysad7office@gmail.com