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Youth club schedules key meeting

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Things have been looking up for the Clay Youth Soccer Club (CYSC) lately.

And because of that, the club may soon be added to a statewide league.

According to club representative Ron Kiernicki, CYSC will conduct a meeting Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., at the Brazil Pizza Hut in order to discuss the possibility of adding more age groups.

Kiernicki recently told The Brazil Times club officials meet regularly and go over "different things."

"Usually, the meetings in general are for updates, and we will cover some of that," Kiernicki said. "But we will also update our by-laws to update the age groups."

Kiernicki said interest has grown in the club, giving it the opportunity to add the age groups.

"The group was created for the middle-school age group," Kiernicki said. "Now, we're moving to different ages.

"We're also getting closer to becoming a member of the Indiana Soccer League (ISL)."

Currently, CYSC has members in the U-12 and U-14 divisions. The U-12 Division has players ages 10-12, while the U-14 Division is for players ages 12-14.

To become a member of the ISL, Kiernicki said clubs must have had least four age group teams.

Because of the increased interest, Kiernicki said the club could add the following divisions: U-8, U-10 and U-18.

"It's been a slow process," Kiernicki said. "When we created the group, it was about five years ago. But slowly and surely, the name is starting to get out there.

"The first group we had was about 30 (players). We're seeing the effects go right into Northview High School. I think that's causing a bit of feedback and obviously word of mouth."

The club is essentially made up of travel teams that play against other teams in several different cities.

"All these extra things going on, word starts to travel," Kiernicki said.

"You're starting to see the overall reward from this level of play."

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