CAYS Recreational Soccer

Recreational Soccer is designed to introduce beginner players to the game of soccer and teach the fundamental skills of the game.  Players are divided equally among the teams based on their skill level and will receive equal playing time during games.  Coaches will focus on player development and improvement throughout the season.  Practices will be held one night per week and games will be held on Saturdays. The Recreational Soccer Program will provide playing opportunities for youth who are too young, do not choose, or are unable to play in the Travel Program & teach fundamental soccer skills in a nurturing, fun environment. A fundraiser will be optional to help improve and maintain our soccer program.

Registration is open for CAYS Fall Rec Soccer! If you have played with us in the past you will notice a few changes.

First of all, we increased the rates slightly, but at the same time we eliminated the fundraiser fee. We will continue to offer a fundraiser and encourage all families to participate as these extra funds are used for critical facility and equipment upgrades. We also offer incentives to our top sellers.

Secondly, the late fee is now $50. We have experienced tremendous growth in our program the past several seasons. We are extremely pleased with the increased numbers, but this growth has required extra staff time to prepare for the start of the season. For that reason, we upped the late fee with the hope of encouraging more families to register before that fee goes into effect. That gives us more time to crunch the numbers and recruit enough coaches so we aren’t scrambling right before practice is scheduled to start.

We appreciate every one of our CAYS families and hope you are excited to be part of our growing community!

Registration ends July 21, however beginning July 15 a $50 late fee goes into effect.

No refund will be given after July 22, 2024

Ages: 4 - 12 years old

Member Fee: U5 & U7 = $99* / U10 & U13 = $119* (*beginning July 15 a $50 late fee goes into effect)

Non-Member Fee: U5 & U7 = $120* / U10 & U13 = $140* (*beginning July 15 a $50 late fee goes into effect)

Location: George B. Stuart Athletic Fields | 1213 Rockledge Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

Season: Fall Season runs from mid-August through the beginning of November.

Evaluations: Fall evaluations will take place the week of July 22, 2024.

Practice Begins: Week of August 11, 2024

Fundraising Forms

In order to help keep registration fees reasonable, and to help cover costs associated with running a large youth sports program, we have a fundraiser every season.

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Behavior Policies

Please read the following as it contains the goals of CAYS, Non-Discrimination, Code of Conduct, and other policies regarding the CAYS program.

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The age groups are determined by the year your child was born.  The 2024 fall soccer season age groups are as follows:

  • U5 Division | Born in 2020 & 2021; this division is co-ed
  • U7 Division | Born in 2018 & 2019
  • U10 Division | Born in 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • U13 Division | Born in 2012, 2013 & 2014

The U5 division is co-ed.  All other divisions are separated in to male and female divisions whenever possible.


Fall Season runs from mid-August through the beginning of November.

Spring Season runs from mid-March through the beginning of June.


Practices are held once a week for an hour on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.  No practices are held on Fridays.

Games are held on Saturdays between 9AM and 3PM (times vary each week.)  One or two games may be scheduled during the week between 5:15PM and 7:30PM depending on the number of teams in each age group.


All practices and games are held at the George B. Stuart Athletic Fields located at 1213 Rockledge Drive, Carlisle, PA 17015.

No smoking is allowed at the fields including the parking lot and the bathrooms.


Every child who is registered by the deadline will be placed on a team.  We hold evaluations that help us determine each player’s ability level, and make teams with mixed abilities.  No evaluations are held for the U5 and U7 divisions.


Following the evaluations, CAYS staff form the teams based on the evaluation scores and schedule requests as indicated when you registered.  Our main goal is to make the teams as even as possible, and we do not focus on keeping teams together from one season to the next.


Shin guards are mandatory for all practices and games.  Your child should bring a soccer ball to practice (see below for correct size.)  Soccer cleats are not required, but are strongly recommended over sneakers (baseball cleats are NOT allowed.)  Players are encouraged to bring a water bottle to practices and games.

  • U5 & U7 – Size 3
  • U10 & U13 – Size 4

The registration fee includes a jersey, administration fees, equipment purchases, and field maintenance/upkeep/lining. The fee for U13 also includes: referee fees.


CAYS will have a spring and fall fundraiser.  Participating in the fundraiser is OPTIONAL for all participants. Families who choose to participate will qualify for YMCA gift certificates toward any future YMCA Program, given to top overall sales.


Kelly Tyrrell
Sports Director
717-243-2525 ext. 225