The Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club (CHYSC), in its 51st year of existence, runs both Intramural and Travel Soccer Programs for boys and girls, ages 5-16. 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, Brendan May
The CHYSC Intramural Soccer Program promotes a fun environment for players to be introduced to the fundamentals of soccer. Leagues of players within the club are formed based upon age groupings and include two girls-only leagues. The youngest league (U7 Coed) includes 5 and 6 years old boys and girls and is purely instructional with emphasis on the introduction of basic skills. The oldest league, U17 is a coed league that includes players aged 14 through 16. Intramural play starts the week after Labor Day and extends until early November. Occasionally, some of the leagues designate players to form a “select” team to play in a post-season tournament against other regional clubs.
Travel Soccer Program – Commissioner, Rick Moseley
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 (8-year old) through U14 (13-year old) levels. Sometimes CHYSC travel teams will continue past the u14 age. 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 month of May; 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.
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Registration for the 2013 fall soccer season will open in late April. Registrations for the Travel Soccer program will close in early May, with tryouts for fall Travel teams starting by mid-May (shortly after registration is complete). 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.