Soccer is played through CYO of Greater Dayton and SAY Soccer. It is for Girls & Boys. Registration begins at the beginning of May. Practice begins in mid-July with games continuing into late-October or early November. The league encourages Catholic values, equal playing time, fun, and overall good sportsmanship.
CYO of Greater Dayton allows girls & boys in grades 4th - 8th to play on leagues. Teams are based on grade year of the child and once a child is in 4th grade they can play up a grade if needed when low registration deems it necessary.
Kittyhawk S.A.Y. we support girls & boys in grades K - 4th to play on leagues. The teams are age based though so it is possible that your son or daughter may not play with their classmates depending on his/her birthdate. Age is based of off how old a child is on January 1st of any given year. Passers are 7 and 8 year olds. Wings are 9 and 10 year olds. Aged based also means players cannot play up a level. As an example, Passers cannot play up as Wings. SAY also allows teams to be separate boys, girls, or co-ed in the respect that girls can play on a boys team.
Important Soccer Information
All 4th graders are eligible to play CYO soccer. Since SAY soccer is based on the age of the player on January 1st, some 4th graders are dual eligible to play SAY or CYO. 3rd graders are not eligible to play up with 4th graders in CYO, while 4th graders are eligible to play up with 5th graders. Based on SAY rules, it is possible that all 3rdgraders are not eligible to play on the same SAY team. This makes creating teams a special case scenario depending on how many and how old the athletes are who sign up in 3rd and 4th grade. Bottom line is some 4thgraders might be playing with 3rd graders in SAY to have enough players to create a team. Some 3rd graders (based on age) will play on a different team than their classmates. The soccer coordinators will evaluate this each season. We understand that this information is complicated and can be difficult to understand; so, if you have any questions, we welcome you to contact a soccer coordinator for further understanding.