Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club

About the Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club

The Scarsdale Youth Soccer Club is a non-profit organization administered by Scarsdale parents. The Club selects, organizes and regulates boys and girls’ soccer teams to play in travel soccer leagues and tournaments, and selects the coaches of such teams. The Club also works closely with the Scarsdale Recreation Department.

For 2012-2013, the club will field more than 30 youth soccer teams which are roughly divided equally between girls and boys' teams.  These teams are registered in thee Westchester Youth Soccer League ("WYSL").The WYSL is a league that is part of both the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and the United States Youth Soccer Association ("USYSA")

OBJECTIVES AND PHILOSOPHY

The Club's objectives are to provide children with the opportunity to participate in a travel soccer experience where they can develop positive self-esteem and build character by learning the virtues of hard work, respect, honesty, self-control, teamwork and sportsmanship.  To achieve these objectives, the Club encourages its coaches to adopt a philosophy that seeks to achieve for the players the following:

  1. To have fun.
  2. To develop an appreciation of sportsmanship and the fundamentals of team play.
  3. To respect teammates, coaches, opponents, the referee and the Laws of the game.
  4. To learn the meaning of dedication and commitment and to experience the relationship between effort and results.
  5. To learn soccer, individual skills, small group tactics and team tactics, so that each player and his or her team can become the best that they are capable of becoming.
  6. To engage in healthy competition.

In 2002, the Positive Coaching Alliance, a Stanford University-based educational organization that works with youth sports organizations around the country to create a positive environment for young athletes, announced that the SYSC was one of the initial winners of its National Awards for youth sports organizations that promote and exemplify the principles of positive coaching.

Commitment and Expectations

Travel Soccer is a great experience but it is not for everyone.  Please read or Policies concerning Commitment in deciding whether it is right for you and your family.