Spring Academy Information – 2024 UPDATE!

First week of April – mid May
Trainings: Tuesday/Thursday Division 2019 – 2015 (5:30-6:30)   Division 2015 – 2011 (6:15 – 7:15)
Matchday Sunday Afternoons, April 14 and 28
Cougar Cub Clash (tournament): Saturday Morning May 11th
Registration: Opens early February and closes March 31st, 2024
Location: Aumsville Elementary School
Cost: $60

CYS is happy to announce the return of the “academy” for the 2024 spring season. We hope to build upon the lessons learned in 2023 to provide top-notch soccer instruction for our community. This is going to be much different than our traditional fall season, so please read this and ask any questions you may have. The purpose of the Academy is to build an individual’s soccer skill and athletic abilities. For those in 3rd grade and above, who really love soccer, the academy’s dates lead up to the tryouts for the three 2024-2025 competitive soccer programs we have in the mid-Willamette Valley!

We will be looking for as many volunteer coaches as possible so that we can maintain small group sizes for instruction. With weekly lesson plans and curriculum being provided by CYS, this is a stress-free way to jump into coaching youth soccer and spending quality time with your kids and their friends.

CYS will have two training’s (Tuesday/Thursday) a week in the evening for six weeks. These trainings will be led by CYS volunteer coaches using that week’s agreed-upon curriculum and lesson plans. Sunday on Week 2 and Week 4 will be Matchdays where we will have scheduled small-sided matches between squads. The final Sunday will be CYS’s small-sided Cougar Cub Clash Tournament. The tournament was a huge success in 2023 and showcases how small-sided games can be a fun and exciting change to the game.

A change from the fall season is that we are asking all participants to come to training with their own ball. The recommended ball sizes for each age group are listed on our website. If you do not wish to buy a ball, one can be borrowed from CYS with a refundable $20 deposit. 

If a team-based league for the spring is your thing, then I highly encourage Salem’s Mid Valley Soccer Club or Capitol Futbol Club, both of which have recreational spring seasons.

Thank you all for considering CYS’s spring academy. We believe this is a great opportunity for our youth and hope many take us up on the offering.

David Moehl, CYS President