CHYSC Futsal/Indoor Soccer Winter 2018

SCH Academy Gymnasium Locations

PSD Gym Location – White-roof building to the left of the field.

GFS Gym Locations

Schedules are to be determined. We are coordinating gym space, trainer availability, Chestnut Hill volunteer coach availability and will have to adapt to our registration numbers.  The bulk of the training sessions will likely be scheduled weekly for Saturdays or Sundays, but some will be done on weekday evenings. Some age groups may be split into two different groups, meeting at different times, depending upon the numbers.  As details come together, they will be posted here.  The coaches in charge of the respective groups may have an idea of when they are looking to hold their training.

Registration will likely close around December 15 or when we reach capacity.  We can look to accommodate specific times of conflict where possible by moving your child to an alternative group, but it is not feasible to offer refunds if the eventual schedules do not fit your needs.  It is impossible to finalize details if that is the case.

You must register online through the Club website in order to be eligible to play.

The Club sponsors an Indoor Soccer program that runs from January through mid-March.

Our Indoor program for 2018 will include boys and girls groups /teams from u08 – u14, which includes players born in 2010-2004.

COST: $135

The fee this year will be $135 per player (plus Family Dues of $25 if not yet paid for calendar year 2017. Even though the Indoor Soccer program activities will start in January 2018, Indoor Soccer is considered a 2017 sport for the purposes of collecting annual Club dues, because sometimes Indoor soccer starts in December). Fees are due at the time of registration.

If you register, but there are not the necessary volunteer coaches and/or sufficient players for the group and all activities for that age group are cancelled, you will be issued a full refund, including family dues.


The season will run from early January through early/mid-March.  This program provides instruction from professional futsal trainers in conjunction with our CHYSC volunteer coaches to help develop superior foot skills and high speed decision-making.  Each weekly session will include an hour of skill-building activities followed by 30 minutes of fun-filled scrimmaging.

Scheduled days can vary by age group and will depend on the availability of our volunteers.  Days and times are currently to be determined.  Venues will likely include Springside Chestnut Hill, Germantown Friends and Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

Some teams may also enter in futsal or other sanctioned indoor soccer leagues.  That registration would be over and above this registration.  Participation under the CHYSC banner in any league depends upon registration in this futsal training program.


The age groups will run according to the nationwide Travel soccer age groups that go by calendar year. Age group can be found HERE and below.

However, you don’t need to be familiar with all the details: when you register your player will automatically be placed in the right age group by birth date, and you will be put on the contact lists of the appropriate coaches.


Goals of the program are to balance skill development with competitive play, to be economical, and to be local (to minimize travel) as much as possible. While players (and parents) love the competitive play, we consider skill development to be of primary importance for the winter Indoor program, especially at the younger ages.

The Indoor program is structured around skill development and Futsal, the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Futsal is played on a hard gym floor (not artificial turf), uses a ball with less bounce, and does not involve playing off the walls. It is considered the best indoor approach for developing technique, game awareness and fitness. The smaller space also ensures that all players are involved in the action. Futsal has been at the core of the Spanish and Brazilian soccer cultures and the results have spoken for themselves. See Futsal video, About Futsal and Futsal vs Indoor Soccer to learn more.


The program will include training sessions / clinics, the majority led by an outside professional trainer. This education and focus on development is the core of the program, and the most valuable piece for any player who wants to improve their soccer skills. Training and clinics will take place primarily on Saturdays, but some age-group clinics will take place on weeknights. (Specific days/times by age group will be published shortly. Some age groups may be combined as necessary for the training sessions).


If registered in the training, it is possible to enter on a team through several local, sanctioned indoor leagues.  Cost for such leagues would be over and above the training registration.  Primary among these leagues is the Futsal league at the Germantown Life Enrichment Center (“GLEC”) located at 5722 Greene St., on Saturdays and Sundays.


Players are encouraged to bring their own balls to training sessions. The club will provide a link to purchase an official Futsal-spec practice ball at the Club’s discounted price, but a deflated outdoor ball (size #4 or #3) will work fine.

Registration fees will include a Club-standard reversible pinnie. Full uniforms will not be provided. Players are required to wear shin guards at all times. Indoor soccer shoes are preferable to sneakers.

Tournament play: Depending on interest level of the group, schedules and other logistics, the coach may identify competitive tournaments and enter a team. Tournament fees are considered an additional cost from the base program and are not covered by registration fees. Please note, if a group chooses to participate in the EPYSA “Indoor Cups”, the roster is limited to the EPYSA-approved fall Travel team roster.

Age Grouping

Birth Year Group Group
2010 U8 Girls U8 Boys
2009 U9 Girls U9 Boys
2008 U10 Girls U10 Boys
2007 U11 Girls U11 Boys
2006 U12 Girls U12 Boys
2005 U13 Girls U13 Boys
2004 U14 Girls U14 Boys