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The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC), in its 52nd year of existence, runs both Intramural and Travel Soccer Programs for boys and girls, ages 5-17. Every year nearly 1,000 players compete in these programs. Players of all skill levels are welcome, and players come from Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and several surrounding communities of Northwestern Philadelphia.
Intramural Soccer Program – Commissioner, Joel Zickler
The CHYSC Intramural Soccer Program promotes a fun environment for players to be introduced to the fundamentals of soccer. With the multitude of schools that serve Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding communities, it is a wonderful way for children to meet new friends and neighbors.
The youngest leagues are for 5 and 6 year old boys and girls. They are focused on fun drills and games that help to introduce the game of soccer and develop the skills that will serve the children into the future.
The club offers gender-specific (girls or boys) leagues for U8, U10 and U12 where players can expand on and hone their talents.
These age groups are followed by U15 Coed and U18 Coed which cover middle school through senior year of high school and strive for a social atmosphere in an enjoyably competitive environment. Intramural play starts the week after Labor Day and extends until early November.
Intramural play starts the week after Labor Day and extends until early November.
Travel Soccer Program – Commissioner, Brendan May
The CHYSC Travel Soccer Program provides motivated players with a highly competitive schedule of matches against club teams from neighboring communities. CHYSC Travel teams play in the Inter County Soccer League (“ICSL”), which includes club teams from Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties. Travel teams are fielded from the U9 through U14 levels. (See this page for an explanation of age groupings). Sometimes CHYSC travel teams will continue past the U14 age. Separate boys and girls teams are fielded in single-year age groupings. Travel teams also participate in tournaments outside of the 10-game league schedule.
Travel team rosters are formed by holding tryouts during the month of May; see “Registration” info below. Any player who registers for a Travel team and is not selected will have the option of being placed on an Intramural team.
U8 Development Program – In Conjunction with U8 Intramural
Prevailing wisdom these days calls for delaying the introduction to a traditional “Travel” program in favor of a more developmental approach in the younger ages. We’re looking for less time in a car and more time playing in an enriching atmosphere. To meet this objective, we have created a new instructional program within CHYSC that will launch in 2015. Further detail can be found at the link below.
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Registration for the 2015 fall soccer season will open in mid to late April. Registrations for the Travel Soccer program will close in early May, with tryouts for fall Travel teams starting in May (shortly after registration is complete). After you register, your contact information will be sent to the coaches of the appropriate team, and they will contact you regarding the specific date, time and place of the tryouts. Registration will remain open into the summer months for players interested in playing in the Intramural Program.