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Updated 10/9/2005
  Youth Soccer

Spring Soccer Season Open Registration begins September 10

Saturdays, March 26 through May 21, 10am-1:45pm.
Fall Soccer - Saturdays - Sept 24-Nov19 - 10am-1:45pm
Registration details below

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.  CPYSL emphasizes enjoying the game of soccer while learning soccer skills.  Every child plays every week.

CPYSL offers two 9-week seasons. Players ages 5 through 8 take the field from 10:30 am until 12 noon; ages 9 through 11 from noon until 1:30 pm. Each 90-minute session includes both skills training and a game.

All CPYSL coaches are volunteers and most have completed a coach-training program through 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. Each year we must turn away children because there are not enough volunteer coaches. If you're interested in coaching, call now and leave a message at 215-552-8186.

How to Register

CPYSL's teams fill up quickly, so observe the registration dates and return completed forms with payment promptly. 

This season registration confirmations are being done differently than in previous seasons: we waited to receive most of the registrations before confirming so that we could place young people on soccer teams and include that information on the confirmations. All registrations that were received before Friday Sept 16 were sent confirmations on Tuesday 9-20. This means they should be arriving on Thursday or Friday. Perhaps this was a mistake, but by including team information on the confirmation we are able to organize the Saturday check-in in a way to minimize waiting, lines and frustrating. Any registrations received by Thursday 9-22 will be confirmed by phone or email.

New players

Registration begins Sept. 1 for the fall season and March 1 for spring season. To register a new player, please download the Adobe Acrobat forms EPYSL.PDF and Soccer Registration Form and fill them out. (Follow the instructions, available as a PDF form here.) in If you have any questions, the Youth Soccer league can be emailed at .

Returning players

In mid-August and mid-February, registration forms will be mailed to players from previous spring & fall sessions. Sorry, we cannot take registration by e-mail.


The fee for one season for one child is $22, plus FOCP membership dues (if not already a paid-up member of FOCP) of $10, for a total cost of $32. For the second child from the same household, add $12 fee and $10 additional FOCP dues, for a total cost of $54. The fee includes a league T-shirt and personalized participation trophy. Partial scholarships are available for those in need, for up to one-half the total of fees and dues, so one child can play for as little as $16, or two children from the same household for as little as $24.50.

Be a sponsor!

Sponsoring youth soccer is a great way to benefit children & the neighborhood.

Sponsorship for two seasons is $150. Call us at 215-552-8186 for more information.

Thanks to our sponsors:

  • O'Donnell Real Estate

  • Calvary Center for Culture & Community

  • Reading Terminal Market

  • U.S. Navy/Charles Larson

  • Dr. Sigrid Larson, Northeast Physicians Associates

  • Margaret Brooks

  • Warrington Community Garden

  • Liz Campion and Larry Moytka

  • Vincent Goffredo Plumbing

  • University of Pennsylvania Department of Public Safety

  • And for support from:

    Philadelphia Activities Fund & Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell


    Contact Us


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    Friends of Clark Park,
    PO Box 31908, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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