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> Head Coaches
Prior to the start of the season, all head coaches must complete the CYC Coaches Training Program "Coaching to Make a Positive Difference" and all coaches are required to attend a "Protecting God's Children" workshop.
Please see the CYC website www.cycstl.net for more information.
The league starts on Friday, September 6, 2013, and runs for 9 weeks.
Games are played at Msgr. Louis F. Meyer Youth Center at Magdalen or Lindenwood Park (small field).
The application deadline for all teams is August 9, 2013.
Rosters are due August 31, 2013. Please submit updated applications and rosters as necessary.
In order to meet the team application deadline for Pre-K and/or Kindergarten teams, it is recommended that each Soccer Director contact the parents of the incoming Pre- K and Kindergarten classes before the start of school to see if there are enough children interested to form a team.
> Pre-K and Kindergarten Leagues
Each team fields 6 players one of whom is the goalkeeper. Eligible players are children in Kindergarten and Pre-K (age 4 prior to the start of the season).
> First Grade League
Each team fields 7 players one of whom is the goalkeeper. Eligible players are children in First Grade and Kindergarten.
> Second Grade League
Each team fields 8 players one of whom is the goalkeeper. Eligible players are children in Second Grade and First Grade.
> Field Size
Lindenwood Park field is 33 yards wide and 50 yards long.
Msgr. Meyer Center fields are 40 yards wide and 60 yards long.
Boys teams play in all boys leagues unless it is necessary to add mixed boys/girls teams to complete a league. Girls teams play in all girls leagues. Mixed grade teams play in the older grade division.
> Contact League Commissioner if you need players to complete a team or have players in need of a team.
> Team Fees
The league fee for each team is $225.00. Each school's Soccer Director should provide one check for all of their teams made payable to the Judge Dowd Soccer League and mailed to: Judge Dowd Soccer League, 8 Homeland Place, St. Louis, MO 63109.
To avoid a late fee of $100.00, league fees must be received before September 15th.
> Standings and Wins
There are no official wins or losses, and league standings are not kept.
Player trophies are provided by the league. Please return extra trophies to League Commissioner.
Referees are provided and compensated by the league. There is zero tolerance of any criticism or protest of a referee’s decision. In an effort to continue to improve the officiating throughout the season, a referee evaluation form is available on the referee section of the website to advise the League Commissioner of any compliments or complaints about the officiating.
> Make-up Games:
Make-up games are played at Lindenwood Park on week nights or at Msgr. Meyer Center on Saturday or Sundays late in the afternoon.
If there is an agreement between the coaches to play a make-up game, please contact the League Commissioner for information on field availability.
Team photos are available from www.kabancephoto.com 314.721.7733.