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The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC) 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

Executive Committee
Ken Flaxman  – Chairperson – email
Jane Dmochowski
Wick Kraemer
Matt Millan
Barry Smith
Christine Wilmerding
J.R. Schroeder

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 U17 levels. (See this page for an explanation of age groupings). 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 months of March and April; 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 launched in 2015.  Further detail can be found at the link below.

For details please visit the following pages:


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.


Our Indoor program for 2018 will include boys and girls groups from u08 – u14, which includes players from birth year 2010 through birth year 2004.


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.