Each year many soccer families are faced with a dilemma: continue playing recreational soccer or make the big jump to competitive soccer. For those recreational players that have developed a higher level of soccer skill and competitive play, the natural progression is to make the jump to club soccer. However, this jump requires a family making a sizable commitment in terms of time as well as financial resources.
Over the years, there has been an interest in providing an opportunity for young players to play soccer at an intermediate level, between recreational play and the highly committed level of club play. This is where Signature Leagues come in. The objective of the Cal South Signature League is to provide an intermediary playing level that better prepares players, parents, and coaches for the transition from recreational play to competitive club play.
Signature Leagues are "localized" playing circuits formed by nearby recreational leagues. There are a number of rules that are unique to the Signature League such as a 50% play rule for all players, a limit on the annual financial responsibility (Fall season) of the players ($400), and a limitation on distance of travel.
Signature soccer is part of CYSA and therefore all children are required to register with CHSA as do all other players that play in CHSA Soccer. If your child is selected to play on one of the Canyon United teams there will be additional fees that will be paid directly to the team administrator and recorded with CHSA Soccer.
The players are selected though a try-out session held in January. Practices begin in June and games start in September and end in December. The games will be played on one of the CYSA-S North Orange County League’s fields.
Signature soccer is designed for the age brackets of both boys and girls under 9 up to the age group of under 16. CHSA attempts to have teams in each age bracket for both boys and girls each year.
If you are interested in being a head coach for a Canyon United Signature team, please email Chris Reighter your coaching/playing resume. Applications will be reviewed in October/November. All signature coaches need to be approved by the CHSA Board. All signature coaches are required to have completed the US Soccer "E" License prior to the start of the season.
Any questions should be directed to:
Director of Signature - CHSA
For more information on Signature Soccer visit the Cal South Signature Page