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Spring Registration Information

Friday, November 26, 2021


 

Time to Think of Warmer Times!

Travel Deadline is January 1st. Recreational Deadline is February 1st.

Don't let the Holidays let you forget to register for Spring Soccer! The travel league we play for has very strict deadlines that we're held to. The January 1st deadline allows us to get teams set and submitted to the league on time.  Recreational soccer dead is the typical February 1st deadline.

Previous travel players are encouraged to reach out to your Fall coach to get a heads up on Spring plans. It's typically that we see our teams from the Fall roll over into the Spring (with the addition of high school teams) but sometimes other sports like baseball and track can lower numbers. The registration slots you'll see when registering will reflect the Fall teams. If you feel there is a group that could build a team in the Spring that isn't represented in the registration, please reach out by responding to this email.

The Tuscarora Youth Soccer Club is offers separate programs for several age groups. Children Ages 2-3 and 4-6 play in our program provided by Soccer Shots. Ages 6-7 are eligible to play in our Recreational First to the Ball U8 Program. Ages 8-9 are eligible to play in our Recreational First to the Ball U10 Program. All groups U10 and up are also eligible for competitive travel played in the Central Penn Youth Soccer League. This registration is for the First to the Ball Programs.

The First to the Ball (FTTB) Mission

Provide a player-focused development program that utilizes soccer-related activities to inspire and promote a player's creativity on the field.

How does the program work?

U8 Program - This program is for players familiar with the basic elements of the game. Fundamentals of soccer will be taught to provide players will the tools to participate at the next age level. Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for about 1 hour each. Players will need their own size 3 soccer ball for practices. Teams are run and games are officiated by parent coaches. Games will be held on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings at the Montgomery Township Park (Primary Location) or Edenville Community Center (Playing TAYSO U8 teams.) Rescheduled games (due to weather or other circumstances) may reside on a different day.

Note: Parent coaches should be willing to ask questions to create a session and coach their individual team of about 6-8 players. 2 Coaches per team are preferred.

U10 Program - This program plays tighter to the expectations of the official rules. Players graduate to a Size 4 ball and games are played in Montgomery Township Park, Edenville Community Center, and Greencastle United Soccer Complex on Friday Evenings or Saturday mornings. Rescheduled games (due to weather or other circumstances) may reside on a different day. If this occurs, we try our best to make this a practice day. Teams are led by parent coaches and games are officiated by referees (when available)

Note: Parent coaches should be willing to ask questions to create a session and coach their individual team of about 9-11 players. 2 Coaches per team are preferred.


When are practices?

U8 Program - runs on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm. Times may flex slightly based on daylight savings. There is a new question in the registration this year asking if you would be able to practice Mon/Wed in case we saw large numbers like we did in the Fall.

U10 Program - We seek to utilize our field space as best we can and prioritize a 6-7:30pm Tuesday/Thursday practice. As this new program grows however, this may not be possible. The guarantee is 2 practices per week.

What is the cost?
U8 Program -
$55. $10 discount if the player requires a jersey. [Players are asked to wear their own black shorts, black socks, and bring a size 3 soccer ball.] 

U10 Program - $75. $10 discount if the player requires a jersey. The added cost here is for referees [Players are asked to wear their own black shorts, black socks, and bring a size 4 soccer ball.]

Players in this program all wear the same uniform and utilize pinnies (scrimmage vests) during games. While we know this doesn't appeal as much to your eye, it allows us to make adjustments to teams throughout the season to give the best opportunities to our players. 


Parents who volunteer as a parent coach will receive $20 off their registration fee per child playing in FTTB! eg. 2 Children = $40 off Registration! Refunds are distributed once certifications/trainings are obtained and coaching begins.

Anticipated Game Season Dates 4/2-6/12 
(Practices Typically begin 2 weeks prior, weather permitting) There are no games on Easter or Memorial Day Weekend

 

Competitive travel in the Central Pennsylvania Youth Soccer League.  Practices are held twice per week in Mercersburg, PA. In the Spring season there are 7 total games. Games are typically split half at home, and half away.

TYSC's registration can be found completely online. Please be sure to thoroughly fill out your registration (this includes attaching copies of birth certificates and player photos) and thoroughly read your receipt email from us.


Registration Fees for Spring 2022 are as Follows:

U11 - U15:  $90
U15+: $100
 

New Uniform cost in the Fall was  $57.50 and included Home and Away Jerseys, shorts , and socks. Uniforms can be ordered online at a later date. A link will be sent out to all registered players closer to the start of the season. Note: TYSC Changed uniforms beginning Fall 2021. If you have not played since then, you will be required to order the new uniform. (If it's 3 weeks before the first match and you haven't seen uniform order information, please contact TYSC)

Anticipated Game Season Dates 4/2-6/12 
(Practices typically begin 2 weeks prior but are up to each individual coach as well as the weather)

 

 

What is my Child's U-Age?
The easiest way to determine your child's U-Age is by subtracting their birth year from the year of the Spring season of the soccer/school year.  For instance, a player born in 2009 would be a U13 this year (2022-2009.) Your child's U-Age will remain the same for the entirety of this season (U-Ages do not change because of a birthday passing.)

 

What size soccer ball do I need?
Players should all bring their own soccer ball to practice. Coaches are provided with soccer balls to use for games.
 

U8 : Size 3
U9-U12: Size 4
U13-Adult: Size 5

 


Looking for Ages 2-5?

This Fall 2020, TYSC began utilizing Soccer Shots as our program for ages 2-5. We have received tremendous feedback about this program over the past several seasons. This program is only once per week. You register for the time slot that works for you. As we fill up, they will open new opportunities.  They don't open registrations as early as some of our other programs so you won't see any programs posted yet, but they are coming! See https://TYSCSoccer.org/soccershots for more information and to register.