About The Club
We are a non-profit, volunteer run organization that has approximately 1,000 members. All our club officials are current and past parents of YYSC players, or are YYSC alumni themselves. The Yorktown Youth Soccer Club was founded in 1975, and is located in upper Westchester County in Yorktown, NY. YYSC is affiliated with the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association, U.S. Youth Soccer Association, US Club Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation and are participants in both the East Hudson Youth Soccer League and Westchester Youth Soccer League.
Our club provides soccer for all levels of play, for boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 19 years old. The programs offered include Yorktown Soccer School as well as our Travel League Teams (ages 7-19).
Yorktown Soccer School (Formerly Bantam and In House) is affiliated with the East Hudson Youth Soccer League which is one of the largest in New York and is the parent organization for US Youth Clubs south of Albany. YYSC travel program plays in both the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (8 teams and 100 players) and the Eastchester Youth Soccer League (17 teams and 300 players).
Our address is:
1928 Commerce St
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
Our Club Philosophy
Our club promotes sportsmanship, integrity, leadership, self-discipline, and character development by stressing the technical, tactical, physical and mental components of the game. Sportsmanship and team spirit are as important to us as being a highly skilled competitive player. We strive to create a positive environment based on mutual respect and our program, aided by the WYSL Sportsmanship Program is designed to instill good sportsmanship. Encouragement of player effort provides for greater enjoyment for the players and leads to better-skilled and better-motivated players. We require that coaches create a positive experience for every player. We believe that all players should be able to develop their soccer skills and knowledge to the best of their abilities, both individually and as members of a team. Teams are created based on skill and entered/seeded in the appropriate division. Over the course of a season (league and tournament play) it is the aim, up to U12, to have each player play at least 50% of the season.
At U12 and beyond, playing time will be based on commitment, skill level and overall team competitiveness with an acknowledgment that it is not productive for any player to sit out an entire game. Notwithstanding the foregoing, playing time is also dependent upon respect for fellow players, coaches and officials. Tryouts are held each spring, are open to all. YYSC is committed to accommodating all players with the, ability, skills, commitment and attitude to participate in travel soccer. On the very rare occasion that YYSC is unable to add a player to the travel roster, additional player development opportunities will be made available. In order to accomplish our philosophy, the club has placed great emphasis on the following:
Long term development of all players on and off the field
Providing an opportunity for our players to participate at all levels of play including, local, and regional.
Conducting age appropriate training sessions during the course of the year directed by certified & licensed coaches
Offering a year round program for both fall and spring seasons and winter training for all players under the direction of licensed coaches
Encouraging our coaching staff to further their soccer education