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Classes and Playing Leagues

DYSL is made up of individual teams that are members of the De Anza Youth Soccer League - our "home" league or "league of
registration." DYSL is a member of the California Youth Soccer Association North (CYSA North), our State organization (Oregon border to Fresno). CYSA North is divided into districts, with DYSL being part of District II (extending from Millbrae to Salinas/Monterey). Most administrative matters are handled through the league and through the District II office of CYSA North.

District II Recreational (Class IV) Play: The District II Recreational level involves by far the majority of the players in the district. 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, many leagues sponsor local recreational jamborees and fun days, which feature tournament-style of play.

CCSL: Since CCSL is a State-wide Playing League, it is important that the level designations carry real meaning and correspond to a given level of competition across all Districts, and Regions. All applications made under the previous scheme will be adjusted.

The levels of play are:
1. Premier (State)

2. Gold (Region)
3. Silver Elite "

4. Silver (District)
5. Bronze "
7. Copper "

It is important to not confuse the level and where it is played. And it is equally important not to muddle the levels by duplicating the same division name at Region and District. Therefore, there is no Coast Gold. Same with all other Districts - there is no Gold at any District level. Correspondingly, there is no Bronze or Copper at the Region level.

Premier is the highest level and competition is State-wide.This implies that all teams playing at the Premier level, regardless of the Region they belong to, must have the same, highest level of competitiveness. TBD whether there will be the right structure in place to support State level play in the first year of CCSL.
It is hoped that with a successful Region level this year, the right structure can be carried forward into a true State level in the following year.

Gold and Silver Elite are the next highest level of play and this takes place at the Region level. There are three Regions - Bay, North and Valley.
For the Bay Region, for this year, this is expected to be very close to last year's Abronzino Division 1.

Finally, the next level of competition, Silver, Bronze, Copper, is at the District level.
Additional Divisions will be created to accommodate the number of teams - e.g. Silver A, Silver B etc.

Promotion and Relegation is the way teams move up and down the levels of play.
Teams should be placed at the correct playing level in order to make CCSL the most competitive Playing League in the State.

So, District I and District II teams that played in Abronzino and Delgado should complete their CCSL application using the following guidelines below for choosing the Requested Level of play.

Abronzino Division 1 teams should apply to Bay Gold
Abronzino Division 2 teams should apply to Bay Gold OR Bay Silver Elite
Abronzino Division 3 teams should apply to Bay Silver Elite OR Coast Silver
Delgado Division A teams should apply to Coast Silver OR Coast Bronze
Delgado Division B, and C teams should apply to Coast Bronze and Coast Copper

The Coast Board will review all applications and approve the level of play based on 2009 Fall Abronzino, and Delgado results and standings. New teams from Norcal will be placed with a goal of achieving the right level of competition.

CCSL Bay (Gold and Silver Elite)
The core guidelines, goals, and principles being used to guide the Bay Divisions are as follows.
Some of this is not new, having been used in Abronzino/Delgado for years, but is in here for the benefit those unfamiliar with our CYSA Playing Leagues.

GSSL Play: DYSL also provides opportunities in Golden Gate Soccer League for the teams GSSL

NorCal: DYSL also provides opportunities for the teams NorCal.