REC League

PYSL's Recreation Program


PYSL fields teams in the Recreation program for both boys and girls, ages 3-18 years old. The goals of this program are centered around the joy of playing soccer and providing a fun atmosphere where the child can play and grow. Registration is open to anyone who wants to participate.

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PYSL Recreation League Policies

The PYSL Recreation league is primarily played for the enjoyment, participation in a team sport and for the fun of playing soccer. The Recreation league is not all about winning, but is more about taking part.

All coaches are un-paid volunteers, and without their support there would be not be a PYSL REC program. PYSL has a Director of Coaching who is available for assistance and direction for helping coaches if a need is determined.   

The PYSL Year

The PYSL year runs from the start of the Fall season through the Spring season in the following calendar year to the next Fall season. The PYSL REC League is administered by the PYSL Board, which is a combination of Travel and REC families. 

Cost and Expense

Fall Season $80/$70 Tiny Canes (September through October)* Played at Smith River Sports Complex
Spring Season $80/$70 Tiny Canes (mid-March to mid-May)* Played at the Smith River Sports Complex

*Late fees are assessed after the posted registration deadline. 

Fall Registration dates will be announced shortly


Teams are formed in the fall and a coach assigned. The same coach will typically be assigned to the same team for the spring; however, there will be some changes and some players will not re-register and some coaches may not coach again. The PYSL Board may also move players at the beginning of the spring season if a reason is deemed. 

Please accept that PYSL will probably make 90% of players and parents happy by the team selection process. There is typically 10% of parents who are not happy because their child is either not with their friends, did not get the coach they wanted or practices are too far away. Quite simply, we do our best, but PYSL cannot make all the people happy all the time.

Special requests must be made prior to the first registration deadline each season to be considered. Requests must be sent to or given to Logan Jones by phone at 276-638-5200 ext.3 

Registering a player between is considered late registration and special requests will not be considered.

Fall: All players, returning and new, will be placed on teams through a blind draft procedure, with every attempt made to keep the child grouped with players from the same school.

PYSL cannot guarantee that every player will be placed on a team with children from the same school. All players are assigned to new teams in the fall, while players remain on the same teams in the spring if the coach continues to volunteer for PYSL.

Players registering late will not be guaranteed placement on the same team as the previous season. 

What PYSL Provides

PYSL provides soccer jerseys, shorts and socks which must be worn in all games. (returning players for the Spring are not issued a new jersey, shorts or socks) 

The uniform order is placed at some point after the first deadline and initial teams and coaches have been assigned. The order involves getting player shirt sizes and team sponsors information together. Once that initial uniform order has been placed, all late player registrations will receive a blank team shirt without any PYSL logo, shirt number or sponsor information.

Players will receive a new uniform in the fall season. If they re-register in the spring and play on the same team then the player will not receive a new uniform. Only players who did not register in the fall or players who are moving teams will have a new uniform provided.

PYSL pays the Smith River Sports Complex for the rental and preparation of all fields.

PYSL pays for all referees for U8 and above.

All players are registered with Virginia Youth Soccer Association.

If a player registers and cannot begin the season due to injury, illness, or family relocation, a refund will be given, less the cost of the uniform.

Refunds will not be given for any other reason as long as PYSL has provided a uniform and a coach.

What  the  Parent  Has  to  Provide

Parents are responsible for providing shin guards and cleats for players.

Shin guards are to be worn under socks only and are mandatory during every PYSL practice and game.

Parents must also provide a ball for the player to take to every practice.

Before the fall season only, Riverside Tire runs a promotion with Uniroyal that benefits each participating parent/guardian with a free soccer ball.

There is absolutely no smoking or alcoholic beverages allowed at the Smith River Sports Complex at any time.

All coaches and spectators must adhere to the PYSL Code of Conduct.

Arrange transport to the practice session and games for your player.

Parents or nominated guardians must be present with the player for all the practices and games.


Practice locations and times are determined by each individual team’s coach.

Age Group

Total Practice Time Per Session Number of Sessions Per Week
U4(Tiny Canes) no weekly practice sessions no weekly practice sessions
U6 1 hour and 15 minutes 1 time per week
U8 1 hour and 15 minutes 1-2 times per week
U10 1 hour and 15 minutes 1-2 times per week
U12 1 hour and 15 minutes 1-2 times per week
U14 and up 1 hour and 15 minutes 1-2 times per week

Code of Conduct

Parents are not to be on the team side of the field, unless they have completed a Kidsafe application and granted a Kidsafe card.

Only three (3) coaches maximum are allowed on the team side of the field during games.

PYSL will not accept any verbal or physical abuse of referees during or after the games. Referees have total control over all games, and anyone showing disrespect toward any referee will be asked to leave the field.

All players, parents, coaches, spectators, referees, and PYSL Staff members are expected to know and understand the General Guidelines and Code of Conduct outlined above. Anyone found in conflict with PYSL club policies runs the risk of disciplinary action.

Abide by PYSL referee abuse guidelines shown on the PYSL web site.

All parents, players, coaches, and spectators are expected to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Anyone acting in an inappropriate manner can be dismissed from PYSL by the Board of Directors.

Age Divisions

Age divisions will be determined by participation volume.

*Please remember that the PYSL reserves the right to combine age groups to provide games.

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