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  • Holiday League Registration Now Open

    Registration for the 2017-18 season is open and will close on Friday, Nov. 3. We will have Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $1,000. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to stay in line with the best interest for teams as a whole. Games are 7-on-7 with two 25-minute halves and at least two women (or men) on the field at all times.

    The season will start Sunday, Nov. 12 and run through Sunday, Jan. 21. Holiday windows are automatically blacked out for Nov. 21-25 and Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 … BUT, if you’d like to play games in the stretch of Dec. 26-28, let us know and we’ll use the dates if other teams are also available.

    To register, send the following to ithaca.united.soccer@gmail.com :
    * Team Name
    * League
    * Captain name and email
    * Co-captain name and email
    * Roster
    * Scheduling Limitations

    For the scheduling limitations field, please consider …
    Over-30 Schedule
    * Primary match times are 7 or 8 p.m. on Sundays (Nov. 12, Nov. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, Jan. 14 and Jan. 21)
    * Secondary match times are 7 or 8 p.m. Thursdays (Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 18).
    * There’s an off chance I’ll need to mix in 9 p.m. Tuesdays, depending on how many teams we get.

    Coed Schedule
    * Primary match times are 7, 8 and 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and 9 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
    * Secondary start times would be 10 p.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
    * There’s an off chance I’ll need to mix in 10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, depending on how many teams we get.
    * If you prefer 10 p.m. start times, let me know and I’ll be happy to get you a lot of them. But saying you’re unavailable for 10 p.m. games is not an option — everyone will likely have to play a couple of them.

  • Holiday League Registration Soon

    We are at the tail end of the Fall League. So far the Fall season has gone spectacularly well. Very soon, we’ll open up registration for the Holiday Season League. Start organizing your players and get ready to sign up your team when registration finally opens. Cheers

  • Fall Registration

    Captains,
    Registration for the IUSC 2017 Fall League is open through Monday, Aug. 28. We will offer Open, Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $1,000 for Coed, $500 for Over-30 and $500 for Open. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the overall best interest of teams and the league as a whole.

    Just as we did for the summer, Open is now 7-on-7 and will be played on the smaller fields at Cass Park and Union Field that are traditionally used for Over-30 — two 25-minutes halves with most games on Sundays. Coed remains on the full field under the same format, with the majority of games on Saturdays. Each team will get 10 games starting as early as Wednesday, Sept. 6 and running until Oct. 29. In all divisions, there will be some form of playoffs … though we will have to look at the team registry upon completion to figure out what the best option is.

    To register, send the following to ithaca.united.soccer@gmail.com :
    * Team Name
    * League
    * Captain name and email
    * Co-captain name and email
    * Roster
    * Scheduling Limitations

    Teams are assumed to be available for any match date listed below unless otherwise specified. As you know, I will accommodate any reasonable scheduling limitations, but you have to let me know before I write the schedule. Once the schedule is posted, it is final! We do not reschedule any games for any reason other than weather-related field concerns, so get with your teams ahead of time and figure out if there are particularly problematic dates. Some things to consider are Porchfest (Sept. 24) and Columbus Day weekend/Cornell Fall Break (Oct. 6-10).

    * Coed Schedule: Primary match times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, with secondary start times of 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday or 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
    * Over-30 Schedule: Primary match times are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, with secondary match times of 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
    * Open Schedule: Primary match times are early to mid-afternoon on Sunday. Secondary start times are 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

    We will continue to use Buttermilk Falls on Saturdays for Coed. Cass Park will also host Coed games on Field 2 (nearest Route 89), Field 3A (nearest the dog park) and/or Field 3B (nearest the rink) on Saturdays, and Union Field under the lights on weeknights. Open and Over-30 will be played at Cass Park in Ithaca, either on Field 1 (near the inlet), Field 5 (near Hangar) or Union Field (under the lights).

    Again, registration will end Monday, Aug. 28. My plan is to distribute PDFs of the schedule to captains by Friday, Sept. 1 (with an earlier heads-up to any teams scheduled to play Sept. 6 or Sept. 7). You can find the schedule on the website soon thereafter.

  • Summer League

    Captains & Players:

    The 2017 summer league is in full swing. We will be posting the schedule and updating the standings on this website shortly. Again, we would like to commend you all for organizing your team and registering on time. Thanks to Brandon for crafting the schedule that meets every team’s scheduling requests, and to Michal for taking care of the website. A few things to note:

    1. Remember this is a recreational league for fun & fitness. Yes, it can be competitive, but it isn’t the World Cup. Let’s keep it safe, and as much as possible minimize injuries while playing the game we all love. Remember referees are humans and can or do sometimes make mistakes. This should not prevent you from enjoying the game. Let’s keep it respectful. Our league is family-friendly.

    2. Both Buttermilk & Cass Park have a “Trash-in-Trash-out” Policy, and they expect us to clean up after our games. So do take a moment to tidy up after your team’s game. Help keep the parks clean and assist us in maintaining good relations with the city & state parks where we play.

    3. If you have not already done so, bring your registration fee to your next game, or mail a check to 1583 Mecklenburg Rd, Ithaca NY 14850. Check should be made out to IUSC.

    Thanks for your attention to these matters, and most importantly thanks for signing up and playing in the IUSC league. Have a fantastic summer. See you all on the pitch.

  • Registration for Summer 2017

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    Registration for the IUSC 2017 Summer Season is open through Wednesday, May 31. We will offer Open, Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $900 for Coed, $400 for Over-30 and $450 for Open. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the overall best interest of teams and the league as a whole.

    New for this year: Open is 7-on-7 and will be played on the smaller fields at Cass Park that are traditionally used for Over-30 — two 25-minutes halves with most games on Sundays. Coed remains on the full field under the same format, with the majority of games on Saturdays. Each team will get 10 games starting as early as June 3 and running until mid-August.

    To register, send the following to ithaca.united.soccer@gmail.com :
    * Team Name
    * League
    * Captain name and email
    * Co-captain name and email
    * Roster
    * Scheduling Limitations

    Teams are assumed to be available for any match date listed below unless otherwise specified. As you know, I will accommodate any reasonable scheduling limitations, but you have to let me know before I write the schedule. Please consider the following …

    * June 3-4: I’m the first to admit we’re behind schedule with opening registration, so I don’t think it’s fair of me to schedule anyone for Saturday, June 3 or Sunday, June 4 unless you agree to it ahead of time. So if you’ll have your teams ready to go and can accommodate late notice (no later than June 1), please let me know.
    * Fourth of July: I will not schedule any games for any divisions from July 1-5. If your teams’ holidays extend beyond those dates, please specify.
    * Coed Schedule: Primary match times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, with secondary start times being at 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
    * Open Schedule: Primary match times are likely to be mid-afternoon on Sundays. Secondary start times are 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
    * Over-30 Schedule: Primary match times are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays and secondary match times are 6 or 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

    ~bt

  • Guthrie Open Tournament, May 20-21

    We had a fantastic coed tournament last weekend. This coming weekend is the Guthrie Open Tournament. It’s not too late to sign up for the open tournament this weekend, May 20-21 @ Cass Park. Let us know if your team is in.

  • Coed Guthrie Tournament

    Thanks to all the teams that signed up for the coed Guthrie Tournament this weekend. We look forward to seeing you all at Cass Park Saturday & Sunday and having a fun tournament. The schedule has been sent to all the teams. For individual players wishing to play, just show up at Cass Park or contact any of the registered teams for the tournament.
    Teams
    Coed A
    1. Kickers
    2. Los Condores
    3. Andy’s Candies
    4. Rovers

    Coed B
    5. La Masia
    6. Mystery Machine
    7. Tigres
    8. Jose’s Team

    Over 30
    9. Trampled Underfoot
    10. Abuelitos
    11. Mama Teresa Pizza
    12. Los Tigres
    13. Storm FC
    14. La Maquina

  • Coed Guthrie Tournament Postponed to May 13-14

    Hi Everyone,
    I regret to inform you all that the Guthrie coed tournament scheduled for May 6-7 has now been moved to the weekend of May 13-14. This decision is due largely to the weather (heavy rains) which has rendered the fields at Cass Park unplayable for the tournament. Please notify your players that the Guthrie coed tournament will not be happening this weekend. If you haven’t already gotten back to me, do advise whether your team would still be available to play next weekend.
    Thanks for your understanding. We regret any inconvenience this decision may cause. For teams that were not going to take part this weekend, let us know if you want your team included for next week.
    We look forward to seeing you all play in the Guthrie next week.
    Regards,

  • Guthrie Tournament May 6-7

    Soccer Fiesta !!! Fiesta de Futbol !!! Football Fiesta !!!
    20th ANNUAL GUTHRIE SOCCER (FUTBOL) TOURNAMENT
    May 6-7 (coed/O-30); May 13-14 (open)
    (With Refreshments and Music)
    The Ithaca United Soccer Club (IUSC) is pleased to extend a warm invitation to you to come participate (as a team or individual) in the 20th Annual Gordon “Guthrie” Campbell Fundraising Soccer Tournament scheduled on the following weekends:

    Dates:
    May 6-7, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) – Coed Tournament
    May 13-14, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) — Open Tournament
    Place: Cass Park Field 2 & 5, Ithaca NY (on Rt. 89 by the lake).
    Team Fee: $200 – Guaranteed minimum 3 games.
    Format is two 25-minute halves, 7v7 (Coed plays 2 women minimum)

    Registration Deadline Wed May 3rd for the coed tournament. Let us know sooner.

    For more information, and/or to register your team, please contact Ibe at ibeikejonah@yahoo.com or ithaca.united.soccer@gmail.com

    The Guthrie Tournament, now in its 20th year, is Ithaca’s ultimate soccer fiesta uniquely blending competitive and fun soccer games of all skill levels with plenty of refreshments and music. It is our chance to leave the winter behind, get outside, and play the beautiful game. The tournament started in 1998 in memory of Gordon Campbell, a longtime resident of Dryden, who died unexpectedly in the fall of 1997. In celebration of his contributions to soccer as a coach, referee, soccer dad, player, team captain, advocate, and organizer, and to promote the beautiful game in Central NY, the IUSC requests club members, teams and unattached soccer players to join us for this very special event.

  • City of Ithaca Parks Survey

    The City of Ithaca is working on a Parks and Recreation Master Plan that will help guide park improvements and maintenance as well as recreation programs over the next 10-15 years. Your input is important to us. Please take a few minutes to complete an online survey before March, 9, 2017 at

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ithacaparks

    We want to hear your thoughts on what you like and dislike about the parks and programs as well as any ideas you have for future improvements or changes. Thank you in advance for your help. for your time. If you have questions or need assistance please contact:

    Megan Wilson
    Senior Planner
    City of Ithaca Planning Division
    108 E. Green Street
    Ithaca, NY 14850
    Phone: (607) 274-6560
    Email: mwilson@cityofithaca.org

  • Winter Schedule Posted

    The winter season schedule is now posted. Scores and standings will be updated shortly.

  • Futsal Playoffs & Registration for Next Session

    Folks,
    Here’s the futsal playoff schedule.

    Week 10: Sunday February 12 Playoffs
    10:00am: Lacka & 4 Cones FC vs Andy’s Candies (semifinal 2)
    11:00am: Tigers vs Los Tigres (semifinal 1)
    12:00pm: Consolation Games: Crow FC vs Mama Teresa Pizza; Magtacular vs Los Condores
    01:30pm: Final: semi-final winners

    Futsal StandingsSunday February 19 (Start of New Futsal Season)
    Let us know if your team is in for the next Futsal session starting on February 19.

    Teams for the next Futsal Session:
    1. Andy’s Candies
    2. Crow FC
    3. Lacka & 4 Cones FC
    4. Magtacular
    5. Los Condores
    6. Tigers
    7. Mama Teresa Pizza
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  • Winter League Registration Open

    Registration for the IUSC 2017 Winter Season is open through Tuesday, Jan. 10. We will offer Open, Coed and Over-30 leagues. Team fee is $1,000. You can send along a request for which Coed division you want to be in, but please remember that IUSC has the final say on classification to maintain competitive balance for the overall best interest of teams and the league as a whole. Games are 7-on-7 with two 25-minute halves and at least two women (or men) on the field at all times for Coed and Over-30. Each team will get 10 games starting from Jan. 25 to April 16.

    To register, send the following to ithaca.united.soccer@gmail.com :
    * Team Name
    * League
    * Captain name and email
    * Co-captain name and email
    * Roster
    * Scheduling Limitations

    Teams are assumed to be available for any match date listed below unless otherwise specified. For the scheduling limitations field, please consider …
    * SPRING BREAKS! A lot of different schools have different breaks, so spell out which ones need to be avoided for your team.
    * Over-30 Schedule: Primary match times are 7 or 8 p.m. on Sundays and secondary match times are 7 or 8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 p.m. Sundays. Note: 4-9 p.m. Saturdays MIGHT be available if teams declare availability for those time slots.
    * Coed Schedule: Primary match times are 7, 8 and 9 p.m. on Thursdays, and 9 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Secondary start times would be 10 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Note: 4-9 p.m. Saturdays MIGHT be available if teams declare availability for those time slots.* Open Schedule: Primary match times are 4-9 p.m. Saturdays. There’s also a chance we’ll have to use 10 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    If you have any questions, let us know.

  • IUSC Statement on Chapecoense Tragedy

    We are deeply saddened by the news of a plane crash in Columbia that has claimed the lives of Brazil’s Associação Chapecoense de Futebol (soccer) team players & officials. IUSC joins the rest of the international soccer community in mourning the tragic and untimely loss of these soccer players. For a small club that has made tremendous progress in recent years, this tragedy is a devastating blow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the six survivors of the crash, and the families & friends of the 75 players & officials who perished. Our heartfelt condolences go to the fans of Associação Chapecoense de Futebol and the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (Brazilian Football Federation). IUSC plans to hold a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to Chapecoense to help the team rebuild.

  • Holiday League Schedule Posted

    Captains & Players:
    For your information, the full schedule of games for the Holiday League has been posted on this site, ithacasoccer.com. You can now find your team’s schedule for the entire Holiday season. If you have any questions, let us know. Enjoy the Holiday league.