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York USA is a soccer league affiliated with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA). We provide a youth soccer league in the south central Pennsylvania area that promotes and encourages the development of both team and individual skills. We welcome any and all clubs to apply for membership in our youth soccer league.
 
Announcements
  • Important Spring 2021 Season Dates

    Posted January 16, 2021

    Please note the following dates pertaining to the Spring 2021 Season:

    Spring Season Begins: March 27, 2021

    Last Day for Roster Changes: April 25, 2021

    Last Day for Game Change Requests: May 1, 2021

    Last Day for Scheduled Spring Games: June 6, 2021

    Rain Date Weekend: June 12 & 13

  • NEWS: Athletes 18 & Over

    Posted January 4, 2021

    It is now a requirement for all athletes 18 and over to complete "Safesport training for adult athletes" each seasonal year. All athletes who have turned 18 can access the training here:

    https://www.athletesafety.org/training/index/category/adult-training

     The training is free for EPYSA members. The free access code can be obtained either in the GotSport requirements section of the athlete's profile or by emailing safesport@epysa.org

    Once the athlete has completed the course, they must save a copy of the completion certificate. They can upload it to their requirements section of their player profile in GotSport by using the "Show Upload Form".

     

 
COVID-19 Protocol Update from EPYSA
Posted Mar 2, 2021

 Information about the PA Department of Health Mask Mandate 

With the Spring soccer season underway, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer would like to send out a reminder regarding the masking requirement set forth by the PA Department of Health. Our stance as a State Association is to follow the PA Department of Health mandates. As the mandate currently reads below; masks must be worn unless the person meets Section 3 of the mask requirement. This exemption says an individual can remove their mask if the face-covering if it would either cause a medical condition or exacerbate an existing one, including respiratory issues that impede breathing, a mental health condition, or a disability. All alternatives should be exhausted before an individual is exempted. Proof of a condition or disability is not required. The Department of Health asks that everyone makes their best efforts to wear face coverings during athletic activities.  

This is not our specific policy; it is the PA Department of Health's policy. If your child has problems wearing a mask and meets section 3, then he/she does not need to wear a mask, but again, all alternatives should be exhausted before they would be exempted.  

In addition, when it comes to the exception, this is an individual decision.  Neither clubs nor teams should be making decisions as a collective group or making statements as such.  It is up to each individual player/family to follow the mandate and its requirements (including the exemption).  

Referees will not be policing the situation.  Any situation involving a team’s refusal to play is a matter for the league. For more information, please visit the PA Department of Health's website.  

 
2026 World Cup

March 23, 2021


PHILADELPHIA SOCCER 2026 TAKES NEXT STEP IN BID TO HOST FIFA WORLD CUP 2026™ WITH VIRTUAL FIFA & U.S. SOCCER MEETING FOCUSED ON MATCH PLAY VENUE

PHILADELPHIA (March 23, 2021) – Today, representatives of Philadelphia Soccer 2026, the City’s official FIFA World Cup 2026™ bid committee, met virtually with officials from FIFA and U.S. Soccer, with the discussions focused on Lincoln Financial Field as the match play venue for hosting World Cup matches in Philadelphia in 2026.

Led by Philadelphia Soccer 2026 Chairman David L. Cohen, the 90-minute meeting focused on a variety of topics, including a variety of technical aspects, the field of play, the stadium’s distinctive attributes, commercial opportunities, and the player and fan experiences. Lincoln Financial Field has hosted major soccer events since it opened in 2003 with its inaugural event, a sold-out match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona. Since then, the 69,328-seat venue has successfully hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Copa America Centenario, FIFA Women’s World Cup™, the U.S. Women’s National Team Victory Tour, and dozens of U.S. Men’s and U.S. Women’s matches as well as international friendlies.

Cohen described the meeting as professional and cordial, and praised the collaborative spirit demonstrated by the FIFA and U.S. Soccer representatives. “When we talk about Philadelphia’s big event pedigree and its ability to host the FIFA World Cup, our confidence doesn’t just stem from the success of the 2000 Republican National Convention, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the 2015 Papal Visit, and the 2017 NFL Draft,” said Cohen. “It stems from the knowledge that Lincoln Financial Field has been a trusted venue and partner for international soccer events since it opened. It’s a world-class facility with a top-notch team that knows how to deliver an outstanding experience for teams and fans alike. Each time we speak with FIFA and U.S. Soccer, there is the sense that Lincoln Financial Field is a venue that they know well, with an Eagles operating team that they respect, and would be well received by all stakeholders as a host site for World Cup play.”

Cohen also noted that today’s meeting provided the City with another opportunity to highlight the City’s strong bid – covering the vast and superior soccer infrastructure in the City, the walkable nature of the City, its robust public transportation infrastructure, its strong hospitality assets, and the critical legacy benefits described in the bid.

After being briefed on today’s meeting, Mayor Jim Kenney offered his support of the process, saying, “We know that Philadelphia is a great city, and we thank FIFA and U.S. Soccer for the ongoing opportunity to showcase how we can provide an unforgettable experience to teams, athletes, sponsors, and fans from around the world. I believe we have all the key pieces of infrastructure to host the World Cup successfully, especially given our stadium and the quick access to it from Center City, whether by car or public transit. We look forward to our ongoing conversations with FIFA and U.S. Soccer and look forward to welcoming them here in person when it is safe to do so.”

Additional virtual meetings are expected in the coming months and an in-person site visit by FIFA and U.S. Soccer is anticipated for all 17 candidate host cities later this year. Philadelphia’s first bid presentation occurred virtually on July 10, 2020. The final selection of the 10 host cities awarded World Cup matches is not expected to be announced until late 2021.

For additional information regarding Philadelphia’s bid for FIFA World Cup 2026™, please visit: www.philadelphia2026.com. Additional bid assets can be accessed for download here.

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer families can join the effort too!  Head to Philadelphia2026.com, and join the mailing list to receive the latest updates on the city's host bid. Stand and be counted!


 

COVID-19 Information

York USA Safety and Action Plan, Return to Play Guidelines, and additional resources can be found at COVID-19 Infomation.

 

 

York USA Scholarships

Winners of the 2021 Scholarships to be announced in April, 2021.

Winners of the 2020 Scholarships can be found at Scholarships   

The Beth Hufnagel Scholarship, in memory of Beth Hufnagel

The Mick Geisinger Scholarship, in memory of our former league administrator, Michelle "Mick" Geisinger

Deadline for Application: March 1, 2022

Please find additional information about each scholarship and applications forms: Scholarships


 
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HEAD HEART HEAT

The Pennsylvania "Safety in Youth Sports Act" established standards and guidance related to the prevention, preparation, response and recovery of injured youth athletes. Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) has established mandatory procedures for implementing the requirements of this law and requires all member leagues and affiliates to comply with the guidance set forth in this law. As an EPYSA member, York USA has established the HEAD HEART HEAT section as a mechanism for providing our member clubs access to educational materials required by the EPYSA mandate. 

Heads Up Coaches 

ConcussionWise for Coaches

ConcussionWise Parents

ConcussionWise Players

CardiacWise Coaches

CardiacWise Parents

CardiacWise Players

HeatWise Coaches

HeatWise Parents

HeatWise Players

US Youth Soccer's Recognize to Recover Program