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 email@example.com or John Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org .