California Youth Soccer League (CYSA) Affiliation
CYSA District II is part of the California Youth Soccer Association- One of the largest youth soccer organizations in the U.S., serving soccer players in 17 local leagues in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey Counties.
CYSA’s goal is to offer youth soccer players the opportunity to play the greatest game in the world, soccer (AKA Futbol)- and learn valuable life lessons along the way.
CYSA brackets teams within a metro area- or all the way up to statewide leagues (ODP). CYSA offers an Olympic Development Program, ODP, to players with exceptional commitment and ability a path to state, regional, and US Soccer’s youth national teams.
As an affiliated member of CYSA, El Camino Real Futbol League is able to offer travel teams the ability to participate in CYSA programs and resources.
After an application, evaluation, and an in-person interview, NorCal Premier’s evaluation committee makes recommendations to the NorCal Board of Directors, who accepts or denies a club’s application. Recommendations and acceptance for a NorCal Premier affiliation is based on a club’s geographical location, facilities, overall infrastructure, technical/player development model, qualifications of technical leadership, and history of adherence to NorCal code of ethics and policies.
As a NorCal affiliated club, El Camino Real Futbol League has access to NorCal’s Club Development resources. The Club Development resources include a free library of information that clubs can access, with the objective of sharing best practices from a variety of clubs and organizations. In addition to many other valuable resources, the free library includes information on sportsmanship, strategic planning, coach and staff management, parent and player agreements, fundraising, player development tools, grassroots programing, adult programming, and referring.
In addition, NorCal Premier offers a Player Development Program to motivated and talented players. El Camino is able to offer eligilbe PDP players the opportunity to be showcased and promoted to US Soccer’s National Teams and Training Centers, id2, and College Soccer programs.