CYSA Covid-19 Update
CYSA is still committed to having the 2020 season. We are talking with Parks and Rec and will be starting the season as soon as we are safe and able to do so. We are still taking sign ups for the 15U/18U age groups so please contact your home association or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking to add more umpires to the league. If interested please contact Doug Salyers at email@example.com
Fast Pitch Clinic/Instruction/Training Opportunities
First, the safety of every young person is most important to the success of CYSA. While the game of baseball/softball has inherent dangers, we will try to minimize those dangers whenever possible. We will also try to encourage policies that protect young people from non-softball related dangers.
Second, every young person will be nurtured equally, regardless of natural talent. This nurturing implies both physical and emotional growth.
Third, CYSA will provide the organization to seek volunteer adults, equip players and teams, and schedule games.
Fourth, we will provide the best softball instruction that our volunteers are capable of providing. CYSA will arrange clinics to better train players, managers, and umpires in the finer points of the game.
Fifth, since the game of softball is played for fun that will be our primary objective.
Teamwork, fair play, empathy, and good sportsmanship will also be overriding objectives. Developing a competitive spirit, determination, and the desire to win are important objectives and will be developed, but not to the detriment of the nurturing of any individual player. CYSA recognizes that all children develop at different ages. We encourage positive parental involvement, teach children to respect all other individuals, and teach that rewards come from hard work, not necessarily just from accomplishment. CYSA programs are a place to learn and play the sport of softball regardless of the skill level of the individual players.
CYSA is comprised of 18 local athletic associations stretching throughout the county. The boundary lines for the associations are the same as those for the elementary schools which they represent. From the northern part of the county near Midlothian to Matoaca in the South, CYSA provides youth softball opportunities for every girl in Chesterfield County.
Coordinating 18 associations and 1,300 players is not an easy task. It requires hundreds of volunteers who graciously give up their time for the betterment of the program. The CYSA Executive Board, League Commissioners, and the Association's Directors dictate the rules and policies. The coaches and their assistants provide the teaching and instructions for the players. Finally, the score keepers, team mothers, and all of the other team helpers make the games happen.
CYSA Organization Chart
Chesterfield Youth Softball Association, Inc uses the rules of USSSA after our white sheet rules . Flexibility is the key word in USSSA philosophy; it allows a local league to operate according to the needs of the community, rather than asking the community to adapt to an arbitrary set of rules and regulations.
The following is a brief breakdown of the responsibilities that the respective organization have in bringing you and your child youth softball in Chesterfield County.
Chesterfield Youth Softball Association, Inc.
1. Sets up and maintains a county wide league structure and organization so the local community associations can compete.
2. Sets up and coordinates rules for playing softball in Chesterfield County and for a community association.
3. Sets up and coordinates with the county parks and recreation department the practice, regular season and play-off game schedules.
4. Supplies and coordinates umpires.
5. Coordinates coaches’ clinics.
6. Sets up and supplies a Commissioner for each age group to help settle disputes and coordinate scheduling.
7. Supplies and coordinates accidental insurance for all players.
8. Supply trophies for county winners.
9. Tracks team standings throughout the season.
1. Coordinates signups for all sports.
2. Supply uniforms and team equipment.
3. Select team coaches and creates team rosters.
4. Responsible for insuring legal compliance to all rules pertaining to a child participating in a sport.
CYSA Insurance Program
Included in the softball registration fee is the cost of accident insurance which protects your child in the event of an injury sustained during a league game or authorized practice.
The plan provides for secondary insurance coverage only, meaning any primary coverage must be utilized first before this plan becomes effective. The CYSA insurance plan has a $50 deductible and will pay any claims over and above your primary coverage up to a maximum of $100,000 for medical claims and $1,500 for dental claims.
How to Register with CYSA