as of January 21
FIYA offers interscholastic soccer leagues for elementary schools. We organize soccer leagues based on factors such as geography, gender and grade level. Division 1 is for 8th grade and below and Division 2 is for 6th and below. Both Division 1 and Division 2 is traditional 11 v 11 soccer. In addition, FIYA will offer two additional leagues (both of which are contingent upon a necessary number of registered teams): (A) Division 1A soccer which is for 8th grade and below but is intended for schools with smaller school enrollment and/or lesser experienced players. Division 1A is more developmental and is 9 v 9 outdoor soccer; and (B) Division 3 futsal which is for 4th grade and below. Futsal is 5 v 5 soccer played on an indoors basketball court.
Each school team will play 7 to 8 regular season games. The regular season will start the week of March 28 and will end in mid-May. Playoffs for Division 1 and 1A will occur in late May. There are no playoffs in Division 2 and Division 3. The deadline to register your school’s intent to participate in FIYA soccer and/or futsal is ON or BEFORE Tuesday March 1, 2016. Please submit the attached form VIA EMAIL to register your school’s intent to participate in FIYA soccer and/or FIYA futsal – phone calls and text messages are unofficial and therefore not guaranteed. Any emails received after Tuesday March 1 will be placed on the wait list and will be added only if they can be accommodated. Upon receipt of your school’s intent to register, we will send an invoice to your school. Payments of invoice can be made at the mandatory coaches meeting. The cost to participate is $495 per team which includes all fees. If your team drops from the league after final schedules are issued, the fees are not refundable.
There are mandatory coaches meetings that will take place the week of March 14th. A representative of your school needs to attend just the meeting in the region where the school team will play. If your school cannot send a representative to attend the mandatory coaches meeting, you should seriously consider NOT registering a soccer team for your school. The dates and locations of such soccer meetings will be provided in February. Check our soccer page on our website at www.onfiya.org.
Lastly, FIYA soccer games occur at centralized facilities during the weekdays between the hours of 4 pm and 8 pm. If your school has a soccer field or gym or access to either, we are in need of centralized playing facilities to host the games. We are certainly open to considering any soccer fields and/or gyms so long as they work within the parameters of our business model. Please contact Nick Galvan at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Mueller at email@example.com .
The FIYA Soccer championship games were held Thursday at Frank Parent School.
In the boys game, two time defending champion Monroe took on Century Community Charter. Monroe came out strong looking for the three-peat and took an early 1-0 lead. Century Community would not go down quietly though and rallied for a 2-1 lead and seemed to be in control. Despite the deficit Monroe kept battling and got the equalizer in the second half. The game would go to overtime, where Century Community got a beauty of a goal on a set piece after a Monroe foul, and held on for the last few minutes for their first FIYA championship.
The girls game saw perennial powers Culver City and New West go head to head. New West won the first two FIYA soccer titles and Culver hoped to even the score and defend their 2014 title. It was a well-played game by both sides but Culver proved too good in the end, winning the game to even the championship tally. In four years of FIYA Soccer, the title count is 2-2 between these two great schools. Perhaps 2016 will prove to be the tiebreaker?
Century Community - Boys Champions
Culver City - Girls Champions
Monroe - Boys Second Place
New West - Girls Second Place
The 2014 D-1 Soccer Finals were held Monday on the beautiful field at Playa Vista Park. In the girls’ game, two time defending champions New West took on Culver City, who were undefeated coming into the game in their inaugural season of FIYA Soccer. New West got on the board first, with a goal reminiscent of their lone score in their semi-final victory– a long, arcing shot from nearly midfield that found the back of the net. The Panthers would not go down easily though, battling back to tie the game and force overtime. After the five minute extra period the teams were still knotted at 1, leading to penalty kicks where Culver City prevailed to take their first FIYA Soccer championship.
The boys had a lot to live up to following such an exciting game but they did not disappoint. Inglewood rivals Crozier and Monroe took the pitch with Monroe looking to avenge a regular season loss to undefeated Crozier. They got off to strong start scoring first, but Crozier would not go down easily and showed why they finished in first place by tying the score. In the closing minutes it looked as if the boys would need extra time to decide the winner as the girls did, but Monroe had other ideas. Knowing a postgame meal at In-N-Out awaited them if they could pull off the win, they scored late and hung on for the victory. It is their second consecutive FIYA Soccer title.
Congratulations to all four teams on great seasons and click here to view more pictures on our Facebook page.
Culver City - Champions
Monroe - Champions
New West - Second Place
Crozier - Second Place