The Lancaster Youth Soccer Club (LYSC) provides youth with the opportunity to learn the game of soccer and to play soccer competitively in Lancaster County. Our programs are for players ages 5 to 18.
The Lancaster Youth Soccer Club is an all volunteer, non profit organization. There are no paid employees or members, including the president & officers. Our club is held together and completely dependant upon member and parent involvement.
The LYSC has soccer programs for players ages 5 to 18.
(U means 'Under')
The individual age groups are:
U6 & U8
(These are instructional programs).
U10, U12, U15 & U19
(These are intramural/recreational programs).
LYSC encourages all kids who are interested in playing soccer to sign-up.
A child does not have to have any experience to start playing soccer. Your son or daughter can start playing at any age level. Each season we have kids playing for the first time in all age groups. The teams consist of mixed skill levels from player that have never played to skilled and everywhere in between. This is what recreational soccer is all about. If you have a son or daughter that wants to play soccer, by all means sign them up...
By level U15 most kids know if they want to pursue soccer at the Junior High level. For the kids who do join the school team, as a soccer club we have helped prepare them for the challenges of playing at the Junior High level. - For the kids who enjoy playing soccer but do not want to join a school team, our intramural program is an excellent way for these kids to get out there and play competitive soccer just for the fun of it. To be eligible to play on a LYSC team the player is required to reside in the Lancaster city or twp. vicinities.
The birth dates on the age division chart are set by the EPYSA (Eastern PA Youth Soccer Association) and change each fall. The soccer season runs like the school year, fall & spring soccer is considered one season. However, your child can start playing in the fall or spring. The fall season is when the kids move up to the next age level (like the kids move up to the next grade level in the fall in school). In other words, whatever age division your child is in during the fall season, he or she will play in the same age division in the spring.
Roster (team) Sizes
The number of players we are allowed to have on each team in each age division "is set by the league". If we do not have enough players to form another complete team we will start a waiting list. In the event a player or players drop from a roster after the season begins replacements are selected from the waiting list in the order the registration forms were received.
FALL SOCCER (August - November)
Fall Practice usually begins in late August for the intramural teams (U10 - U19) and in early to mid September for the instructional teams (U6 & U8). The last games of the fall season are played approx the 1st Saturday in November.
SPRING SOCCER (April - June)
Spring Practice usually begins in late March for the intramural teams (U10 - U19) and in early to mid April for the instructional teams (U6 & U8). The last games of the spring season are played approx the 1st Saturday in June.