We are PYSL, Inc. dba Pacific Youth Soccer League, a non-profit organization run by volunteers. We are affiliated with CALSOUTH and follow the rules of U.S. Soccer Federation. We use referees that have been certified for all divisions except Under Six. PYSL has teams in both the recreational circuit and the competitive circuit (PYSL BLAST SC.)
Our home games are scheduled in Pacific Beach at Bob McEvoy Youth Fields on Grand Avenue, Crown Point Elementary School on Ingraham Street, or Bayview Terrace Elementary School on Fogg Street. Practices will be held on various fields according to space availability, including fields in Pacific Beach, Clairemont and Bay Park. Coaches in PYSL are volunteers, including our PYSL BLAST SC coaches. Each coach will set the practice times and days of the week for his or her own team.
All fall season recreational games are played on Saturdays and could start as early as 8:00 am and start as late as 4:00 pm. All spring season games will be played on Sundays and start as late as possible in the day to accommodate all teams finishing before dusk. Schedules are provided before the season starts. PYSL BLAST SC teams may also have Sunday games and will travel throughout the county of San Diego and into Murrietta and Temecula if they have been scheduled in the Northern Circuit. Older recreational teams will play in an inter-league loop with teams from La Jolla, Coronado, Point Loma and Clairemont leagues.
Recreational under eight and older teams will send all-star teams to a tournament in December. Recreational under eight and older teams are also invited to play in the Commissioner’s Cup tournament in December as a whole team (not all-stars.)
PYSL BLAST SC teams may play year round in tournaments and regular season play and teams stay together from year to year.
We are an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID #33-0907580
The History of PYSL, Inc.
PYSL, Inc. dba Pacific Youth Soccer League was originally founded in 1971 and called La Jolla – Tecolote Soccer League without any players from the Pacific Beach area included. In 1973 the name was changed to Pacific Youth Soccer League (PYSL) and players, coaches and fields were recruited from Pacific Beach.
Original fields included:
- The youth Little League fields on Grand Avenue
- Crown Point Elementary School
- Ski Beach
- Mission Bay High School.
Bob McEvoy was instrumental in getting fields and lights for the fields that now bear his name.
Both boys and girls were welcomed into the league from the very beginning although the girl’s teams were so few at that time that they were made up of girls from ages 10-14 on the same teams.
One thing that has remained constant is that referees were licensed and used from central pools of referees, never volunteers. PYSL joined California Youth Soccer Association-South, now known as CALSOUTH, in 1976 along with other leagues in the San Diego area. PYSL also joined Presidio Soccer League when it was formed and which serves over 50 leagues in the San Diego area to schedule and manage competitive soccer in our area.
Pacific Youth Soccer League incorporated as PYSL, Inc. in 2000. Over the years the areas drawn on have expanded to include Clairemont, Bay Park, La Jolla, Mission Valley, University City, Downtown and Mission Hills as well as Pacific Beach. The league started off with just a few teams and now has 87 teams between the Rec and the competitive Blast SC division and over 1000 players.
Our Rec Director is Jenny Goodman; Coach Jenny currently coaches the GU13-Red Blast SC team, is a Cal South certified youth coach licensing instructor, has her E license and national goalkeeper coaching license.
Registration Refund Policy
Registration date to July 31: A refund of the registration fee less $40 will be given
Registration date August 1 or later: No refund will be given
For questions about refunds, please contact the registrar at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PYSL Board Meetings:
Held the 2nd Tuesday every month.