Your child’s birth year is used to place your child into the appropriate division. For example; Birth year 2010/09 will play in U-8, Birth year 2008/07 will play in U-10, Birth year 2006/05 will play in U-12, Birth year 2004/03 will play in U-14
[I call the league line but I always get the answering machine.]
PYSL does not have a dedicated office to conduct league related activities. The league line rings at the home of the registrar. PYSL board members are volunteers, And many have full time jobs. We try to be as responsive as possible. You are more than welcome to leave us a message and we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also send us a message via FACEBOOK @ Palmdale youth scoccer league.
[When are sign ups?]
Sign ups for the Spring season are usually held in January.
Sign ups for the Fall Season are usually held June.
Or you can check out our web site or FACEBOOK page for the latest information.
[How long is the season?]
Fall Season - 10 games – Typically starts after Labor Day in September thru Early November. Plus Blowout games if team qualifies
Spring Season - 8 games – Typically stars late March and finishes early June.
Plus Blowout games if team qualifies
[Where are the games played? What about practices?]
Games are held at Domenic Massari Park on Saturdays. However, some Sunday games maybe possible.
All teams practices are at Domenic Massari Park.
[Who will be my child’s coach? What is skills evaluation and where is it held?]
PYSL coaches draft players to form teams; draft usually occurs several weeks after registration process is completed. Therefore, we could not tell you who your coach will be during the signup; we have to wait until after the draft to know which coach has picked your child.
During the draft, coaches in the same division will take turns picking players.
[Can I pick the team or coach for my child?]
You may not request a specific team or coach unless your child is being retained. If a coach is planning to retain your child for the team, you will be asked to sign a retention form. If a coach did not ask you to sign a retention form, then it means your child might not be playing with that particular coach.
Once a child is placed onto a team during the draft, the player must remain on that team for the duration of the season. PYSL will not move players from one team to another for any reason with one exception, siblings drafted to different teams may be moved to the same team at the parents’ request provided the ages of the players qualify for the division. For example, brothers were drafted in U12 and U10 divisions, the U10 player will be moved up to the U12 division but the U12 player will not be moved down to the U10 division.
[Why can't my son/daughter's best friend be on his/her team?]
PYSL only guarantees siblings to be on the same team, cousins, neighbors, ride shares, best friends etc. are not siblings and cannot be guaranteed to be on the same team. However, you may request to have non-sibling players to be placed on the same team. The coach may honor the request but PYSL does not require a coach to draft non-sibling players to be on the same team.
[Do coaches get paid or PYSL Board members? ]
PYSL is entirely run by volunteers. Coaches, team parents, or board members do not get paid.
With 600 players for the Spring and close to 1,000 players in the Fall, it takes a lot of time and effort to organize the seasons. PYSL can always use volunteers. If you are interested, simply approach any board members and we will be happy to share information with you on how you can help PYSL and the children.
[What is Live Scan?]
Live Scan is a process where digital finger prints are submitted to The California Department of Justice for criminal history background check.
All administrators (coaches, assistant coaches, team parents and board members) working with PYSL have to go through this background checking process before he/she is allowed to work with children.
[What are the columns showing on the standings?]
GP– Games played
W – Wins
L – Lose
D – Draw or tie
PTS – Points (a win is 3 points, draw is 1 point)
SO – Shut-outs where the opponent is held to zero goals. A forfeit is scored as 1-0 but this is not considered a shut-out.