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May 23, 2017  


“I was always taught as a kid if you do something, do it right. If not, go do something else. For me, soccer was life.”
-Marcelo Balboa

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:

  • Wednesdays from 5 PM to 8 PM
    except League Meeting Wednesdays as listed on the Calendar)

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

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York Cup Results
Monday, May 22, 2017

Results (division winners and finalists) for the 2017 York Cup Classic and York Cup Recreational tournaments have been posted in the 2017 Forms and & Documents section of each event's website.


Silent Weekend Announced
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

York USA will observe Silent Weekend for all games played May 5th, 6th, and 7th. All coaches and spectators are required to participate. Please review the Silent Weekend procedure and visit our Silent Weekend page for more information.


Meeting Minutes Posted
Thursday, April 27, 2017

The April 2017 meeting minutes are now available.


Field Change
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

All games scheduled for Dallastown's York Township Park Field 4 will be played at York Township Park Field 2.



Upcoming Local Coaching Courses
Thursday, February 23, 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.


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


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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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 ( 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.


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

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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Concussion Awareness Training




National Women's Soccer League

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