Our Youth Soccer League
We are the Chippewa Valley Soccer League (CVSL) – an organization run entirely by volunteers. We are affiliated with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO), Section 6, Area B, Region 803. We have been providing youth focused Soccer opportunities in the Eau Claire area since 1992. We are a league of 1100 youth and 100 teams, serving boys and girls ages 4 through 19.
Our league is based on six very important philosophies of AYSO Soccer:
Our program’s goal is for kids to play soccer so we mandate that every player on every team must play at least 50 percent of every game. It’s no fun to spend the game on the bench…and that’s no way to learn soccer!
Each year we form new teams as evenly balanced as possible because it’s more fun and a better learning experience when teams of similar ability play. It allows for each player to gain the experience of a wide variety of teammates of different skill levels.
Our program is open to all children between 4 and 19 years of age who want to register and play soccer. Interest and enthusiasm are the only criteria for playing. There are no elimination try-outs and nobody gets cut.
Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. A coach can be one of the most influential people in a child’s life, so AYSO requires they create a positive experience for every boy and girl.
We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude, and our program is designed to instill good sportsmanship in every facet of AYSO.
We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team, in order to maximize their enjoyment of the game.
We are an ALL Volunteer organization. Families are asked to contribute their time and talents. Coaching is our greatest need and the most rewarding of all volunteer roles in our league.