Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer Coordinator:  Kathleen Turner

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Youth Soccer Registration

Soccer Registration Update (4/4/2014): Registration is now closed for the Spring season of Clark Park Soccer — the teams for all age groups are full.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the Fall season (starting in late September), please email

Soccer Season

Clark Park Youth Soccer League (CPYSL), a program of Friends of Clark Park, provides soccer instruction and intramural games for children ages 5-11 on Saturdays each spring and fall at Clark Park (see below for younger or older children). CPYSL emphasizes enjoying the game of soccer while learning soccer skills. Every child plays. Players ages 5 through 7 take the field from 10:30 am until 12 noon; 7-8 year olds and 9-11 year olds play from noon until 1:30 pm. If you have a 7 year old player and you feel strongly they should be either in the morning or in the afternoon, please include a note with your registration form. Otherwise, we will assign them to one team or the other based on space/grade/experience.  Each 90-minute session includes both skills training and a game.

All CPYSL coaches are volunteers and many have completed a coach-training program through StarFinder Foundation or the Eastern Pa. Youth Soccer Association, of which CPYSL is a member.

Parents and other adults are invited to join CPYSL as a coach or assistant. Knowledge of soccer is helpful, but it is not required. Parents of children are also encouraged to become part of the administrative team for CPYSL – without new volunteers and parents, the program cannot continue. We don’t want to turn away children because there are not enough volunteer coaches. If you’re interested in coaching or volunteering in any fashion, email

For game cancellations, the FOCP voicemail recording at 215-552-8186 will be updated by 9 AM Saturday morning.

If you have any questions, the Youth Soccer League can be emailed at


There are two parts to the fees for the program:

  • CPYSL Fee – must be paid every season. $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child. All children registered together must live in the same household.
  • Friends of Clark Park Membership — Because CPYSL is sponsored by Friends of Clark Park (FOCP), families of all CPYSL players must be current FOCP members. FOCP dues pay for park improvements, trees and additional park maintenance. Families with one child playing soccer pay individual-member dues of just $20/year. For families with two or more soccer children, family membership dues are $25 per year. Please consider subscribing at the Patron level for $50 per year.

The fee includes a league T-shirt, a team photo, and personalized participation trophy. Partial scholarships are available from the Paul Brooks Memorial Soccer Scholarship fund for those in need, for up to one-half of the program registration fee.

Be a Sponsor!

Sponsoring youth soccer is a great way to benefit children & the neighborhood. Sponsorship for two seasons is $160. You can print, complete, and mail this Youth Soccer Sponsorship Form to be a sponsor or leave a message at (215) 552-8186 if you are interested

Thanks to our current and past sponsors:

  • Li’l Pop Shop
  • Monarch Hardware
  • Elizabeth Campion
  • Firehouse Bicycles
  • Rep. James R. Roebuck, Jr.
  • Modell’s Sporting Goods
  • Eric Clark (In honor of)
  • Spruce Hill Community Association
  • Margaret Brooks
  • Doctor V.
  • Vineyard Community Church in West Philly
  • Michael’s Custom Cuts
  • O’Donnell Real Estate

Children too young or too old for Clark Park Soccer?

Cedar Park Neighbors is partnering with SoccerShots to offer a soccer clinic program for children ages 2 through 4.  See for more information.

Fairmount Soccer Association offers programs for toddlers, as well as both intramural and competitive (travel) teams for older children.  See for more information.



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  7. All of us at CYSC are impressed by what you seem to be running – good luck for your coming season.

    Yours in Youth Soccer Coaching


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