Most know us as the Central Valley Youth Soccer League (CVYSL). When the 3-time National Champion Central Valley Mercury girls were featured on the box of Team Cheerios, it said they came from Central Valley, CA, but they and we are really located in San Jose, CA.
US Youth Soccer (USYS)
CVYSL is part of California Youth Soccer Association North (CYSA-N) District II. CYSA-N is part of a much larger organization called US Youth Soccer (USYS). US Youth Soccer administers four (4) regions in the United States. We are part of Region IV (4), since we are located in California.
USYS National Championship Series
USYS Olympic Development Program
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program was formed in 1977 to identify a pool of players in each age group from which a National Team will be selected for internationalcompetition; to provide high-level training to benefit and enhance the development of players at all levels; and, through the use of carefully selected and licensed coaches, develop a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and curriculum to improve all levels of coaching.
Three levels of soccer are offered by CVYSL.
Select (Division I): Designed for those players who are committed to the greatest advancement and fine-tuning of their technical and tactical skills, as well as playing at one of the highest levels possible. These players compete in traveling leagues and often enter numerous local, state, regional, and national tournaments. The District II playing league is Abronzino.
Recreational (Division IV): The Recreational level involves by far the majority of the players in the league. Each year, players are assigned to teams on which all players must play at least 50% of the time throughout the season. The emphasis is placed on player development and soccer enjoyment. We encourage the use of small-sided games in the youngest age groups to maximize skills development. In addition, we sponsor recreational jamborees and fun days, which feature tournament-style of play.
Fall Season: Sep – Nov
Spring Season: Apr – Jun