Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer Coordinator:  Kathleen Turner

Everybody wins!

Everybody wins!

Youth Soccer Registration

The Fall season of Clark Park Soccer will begin on Saturday, September 27th. Registration forms are now available below.

Letter to Parents Fall 2014

Registration_Form_Fall 2014

We are also offering online registration and payment via Paypal. Please note that you must complete the online registration form, then return to the page to complete the payment.

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.

There will be a change in the age groupings for the Fall 2014 season:

Mornings (10:30-Noon): ages 5-6.5 and ages 6.5-7

Afternoons (Noon-1:30 pm): ages 8-9 and ages 10-11

Each 90-minute session includes both skills training and a game. For game cancellations in case of bad weather, the FOCP voicemail recording at 215-552-8186 will be updated by 9 AM Saturday morning.

Fees

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.

Uniforms/Equipment

Each player receives a team t-shirt; no other uniform is required. We do strongly recommend shin guards which can be purchased as sporting goods or discount stores, usually for less than $10. Soccer “cleats” are not required.

Volunteer Opportunities

Clark Park Youth Soccer is a completely volunteer-run program. Parents and other adults are invited to join CPYSL as a coach or assistant, or to help with the administrative work of running the program. If you’re interested in coaching or volunteering in any fashion, email clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com.

Each parent is expected to support their child’s team by signing up for one week to either bring a simple snack for the team, or helping with equipment at the start or finish of the day. Sign up sheets for these tasks will be available on start-up day.

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 email clarkparksoccer@yahoo.com .

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 http://philly.ssreg.org/ for more information.

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

 

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