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Special Office Hours!
   

Normal office hours have been suspended during the transition period following Mick's passing.

Limited evening hours are being offered for the purpose of dropping off and picking up paper work through the end of February 2017 as follows:

  • Mondays from 3 PM to 6 PM (note change!)
  • Wednesdays from 5 PM to 8 PM

Other times by appointment only. Please monitor this page for future office hours and changes.


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Coaching Clinics Offered
Friday, February 10, 2017
   

Under 6 and Under 8 Coaching Clinic
A coaching clinic for U6 and U8 coaches will be hosted by the Hellam/Eastern Soccer Club at Barshinger Fields (map and directions) on Saturday, March 4th from 10 AM to 12 PM. All York USA member club coaches are welcome, please bring a ball and water. The clinic will be conducted by John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching.

Under 4, Under 6, and Under 8 Coaching Clinic
A coaching clinic for U4, U6 and U8 coaches will be hosted by the Panthers Soccer Association at Springs Elementary School (2850 Susquehanna Trail, York, Pa. 17406; map and directions) on Saturday, April 1st from 10 AM to 12 PM. All York USA member club coaches are welcome, please bring a ball and water. The clinic will be conducted by John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching.

 

Upcoming Local Coaching Courses
Thursday, February 9, 2017
   

US Soccer National License coaching courses are being offered locally this summer:

  • National E License Course to be held in Red Lion June 16 thru 18.
  • National D License Course to be Held in Hanover, Part I June 16 thru 18, Part II August 25 thru 27.

E License courses are also being held nearby in the coming months in Dillsburg and Manheim; additional D License course in Manheim. CLICK HERE for more information and to register for these courses.

More information regarding other EPYSA and US Soccer coaching education can be found here.

 

Meeting Minutes Posted
Sunday, February 5, 2017
   

The January 2017 meeting minutes are now available.

 

Entry Level Referee Classes Forming
Monday, January 16, 2017
   

UPDATED - SECOND CLASS NOW OFFERED!
Entry level referee classes are being offered by the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee (EPSARC) and being held at the Windsor Township Building (address: 1480 Windsor Road, Red Lion, PA; map/directions).

Class Group One will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on February, 21st, 22nd, 27th, and March 1st.

Class Group Two will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 PM on March 13th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd.

Contact Tom Schuchart by email at shewyusa@comcast.net to inquire about availability and to sign-up, then visit EPSARC website (www.epsarc.org) for instructions for the class. 

 

Spring 2017 Team & Player Fees
Saturday, December 31, 2016

2017 York USA Calendar
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
   

The York USA 2017 Calendar is now available online.

 

2017 Hufanagle Scholarships Now Open
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
   

High School Seniors, Don't Forget To Apply
York USA and its member clubs welcome all high school seniors to apply for the the 2017 Beth A. Hufnagle Memorial Scholarships. The Hufnagle scholarships are awarded to the top two male and female applicants in the form of one time, $1000.00 and $800.00 awards (first and second place respectively). To qualify, applicantsmust have played a minimum of 3 years (6 seasons) for teams participating in York USA league play.

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Our Loss
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
   

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we inform everyone of the passing of our longtime League Administrator and Registrar, Michelle (Mick) Geisinger, on November 14th.

Mick served a vital roll in the operation of the York Unified Soccer Association (York USA) and was key to our league's success. She will be greatly missed by the Executive Board and our member clubs and the youth we serve.

Please bear with us as we honor her memory while working to close out the current season and prepare for the spring.

Read Mick's full obituary.


See the tribute on the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) website.

 

December Executive Board a League Meetings
Monday, November 14, 2016
   

REMINDER
The Executive Board and general League meetings at Heritage Hills on December 14th will be held at earlier times.

  • Executive Board Meeting - 5:30 PM
  • League Meeting - 6:00 PM
 

Schedule Change
Monday, September 5, 2016
   

SCHEDULE UPDATE!
All games originally scheduled for Stump Field (Dallastown Soccer Club) have been moved to York Township Park. This changes affects select U10 and U12 games. The online schedules have been updated to reflect this change.

 

US Soccer Mandates - Small Sided Game Changes
Monday, August 15, 2016

   

ATTENTION!
U.S. Soccer has released its final version of the Player Development Initiative for the 2016-17 season. The initiative includes all of the changes as well as explanations for them. These rules take effect immediately. Of primary concern to the overwhelming majority of you, is the small sided games rules.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association (EPYSA) and the York Unified Soccer Association (York USA) will apply these rules immediately. As coaches and players, it is your responsibility to learn and apply these rules and rule changes.

Learn about these rules and rule changes, along with other information, by clicking here.

 

Update to RICE
Monday, December 14, 2015
   

The newest expert advice on Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (RICE), and pain medications for sprains may surprise you.John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching, passes along this interesting article.

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11 Tips for Coaching Little Ones
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
   

John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching, recommended reading from Mike Woitalla at Soccer America's Youth Soccer Insider...

“I got recruited to coach my kid’s soccer team. Any advice?” The most recent time I heard this question, it came from a parent of a 6-year-old. It prompted me to put an answer in writing, based on some of the best insight I’ve gotten from coaches and players I’ve interviewed and observed over the years.

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US Soccer Mandating Major Changes to Youth Soccer
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
   

There has been a lot in the news lately regarding changes to youth soccer as mandated by U.S. Soccer. While there are a lot of questions as to how and when these changes may impact York USA member clubs, the following links provide both authoritative information and discussion related to these changes.

Changes Coming to Youth Soccer in 2016 (source: U.S. Youth Soccer)

Changes Coming to Youth Soccer (source: EPYSA)

U.S. Soccer mandates major changes, altering birth-year registration and standardizing small-sided format (source: Soccer America's Youth Soccer Insider)

Youth leaders react to change to soccer's registration cutoff date (source: Soccer America's Youth Soccer Insider)

 

Fall 2015 Game Days
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
   

York USA will once again apply its Primary Game Day Policy to the scheduling of league games. All clubs, teams, coaches, players, and parents are reminded that factors such as referee availability, field availability, special requests, or rainouts may result in deviations from this schedule.

Further everyone should understand that there is a greater likelihood of referee and field availability conflicts with our fall season coinciding with the boys and girls high school soccer seasons.

 

USSF Recommedations
Thursday, March 19, 2015
   

John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching, recommends all clubs and coaches review the US Soccer Federation's recommendations on:

  • 4 Stages of Teaching Progression (ages 9 through 12)
  • Formations (based on 1-4-3-3 formation variations)
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ODP Player Manual Advice
Monday, January 19, 2015
   

John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching, recommends that all coaches review and adopt advice provided in these excerpts from the US Youth soccer and Region 1 Boy Olympic Development Program (ODP) Coaches Symposium. Contact John directly (Jfel2001@aol.com) with questions or for more information.

 

 

Recommended Reading
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
   

John Fellenbaum, York USA Director of Coaching, and Dave Wenger, York USA Director of Sportsmanship, recomend all parents read the article, Sports parents: Be on best behavior, published in a recent edition of the Lancaster Sunday News.

 

Concussions in Sports
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
   

In accordance with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) policy, and in support of PA Act 101, all member organizations and their affiliates must educate its coaches, players, and parents regarding concussions.

EPYSA and York USA require that each member club ensure that all coaches, assistant coaches, and other personnel who interact with its players, complete formalized concussion training as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [click here to access the free online training].

Furthermore, member clubs are required to ensure each player and family member has been provided access to CDC provided concusion awareness educational materials [click here to access player and parent materials] and to educate its players and parents on the organization and state policies [click here to access the EPYSA Concussion Management Policy and here to access additional EPYSA Concussion Resources].

Each member club must also maintain records documenting proof of compliance and submit Annual Concussion Education and Training Certification to York USA.

 

Playing Time Reminder
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
   

The following are NOT RULE CHANGES but are reminders of CURRENT LEAGUE POLICIES.

York USA League Policy requires that ALL PLAYERS participating on RECREATIONAL-LEVEL TEAMS PLAY AT LEAST ONE HALF of EACH GAME.

There is NO MINIMUM PLAYING TIME imposed by the league on PLAYERS participating on TRAVEL-LEVEL TEAMS. Please note that individual clubs may have travel player playing time policies in effect for their own clubs. Check with your club President if you have any questions.

 

Being the Parent of an Athlete
Saturday, June 23, 2012
   

Recently, Ciran Dalton gave a very informative presentation at an EPYSA gathering titled, "Being the Parent of an Athlete: The Highs and Lows." Ciran is a Sports Psychology Consultant and a product of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer who played at college ball at Millersville University and professionally in Ireland. He is also an experienced High School and College soccer coach.

This 1 1/2 hour presentation is available as an online video at the following link. It can also be downloaded and viewed later if your internet connection is not high speed.

Click here for the video...

 

Game Change Requests!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
   

ATTENTION: ALL COACHES & CLUB ADMINISTRATORS
This is a reminder that it is York USA's intent that all games be played as scheduled by the League. Coaches may submit a formal Game Change Request as set forth by the York USA Game Change POLICY and PROCEDURE
and as further documented Game Change Request information page. All Game Change Requests must be submitted using the York USA Game Change Request Form.

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