Scranton Youth Soccer

About our League

League Administration

Playing Age and Divisions

Directions to the fields

The primary purpose is for children to learn the fundamentals of soccer and to participate in a team sport, in a recreational league setting. It is to provide each child with a learning and growing experience in the development of soccer skills and sportsmanship.

This purpose is best served through experiences of participation. Concern and emphasis on winning is secondary to the enjoyment of the game. Pressuring players to win solely for the sake of winning is not tolerated.

Every child plays! The participation of every child is equally important and no child shall have his or her opportunity to participate fully in practices and games limited in any way. Children are encouraged to participate regardless their level or skill. Each child will play approximately half the game.


Playing Age and Divisions

The playing age is calculated on the child's age as of July 31 of the current year. Using 2007 as an example, if your child was born in 2002 and their birthday falls on or before July 31, their playing age is 5. If their birthday falls after July 31, their playing age is 4.

The program is divided into divisions by years based on the playing age as determined above.

Division

Playing
Ages

Coed

All
Girls*

U-6

4 & 5

Yes

U-8

6 & 7

Yes

U-10

8 & 9

Yes

U-12

10 & 11

Yes

Yes

U-14

12 & 13

Yes

Yes

U-16

14 & 15

Yes

Yes

Four (4) and five (5) year olds are not permitted on regular teams [except for (5) five-year olds who will become six (6) in August or September and who will be entering first grade].

A player may play in the next older Age-Division, if and only if: (1) A Parent requests, in writing, prior to the player's team assignment that his/her child play in the next older Age-Division, AND (2) such a player assignment is made with the written approval of the District Representative.

*Girls are permitted to play on both all girl teams and coed teams for no additional fee. However, if both their coed and girls teams are entered in the NEPSAY tournament, they will only be eligible to play for one team. If there is a game conflict between the two teams, we ask that the girl's team gets priority.

Complete rules and regulations regarding ages and team placement can be found in the Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) Rulebook which can be found at http://saysoccer.us/modules/icontent/index.php?page=67


Field Directions

Scranton - Weston Field
From the NORTH:

- Take I-81S to the Central Scranton Expressway (RT 307)
- Take the 7TH AVENUE exit towards PROVIDENCE RD
- Turn LEFT onto N 7TH AVE.
- N 7TH AVE becomes PROVIDENCE RD
- Past 2 traffic signals, the fields will be on the RIGHT

From the SOUTH:

- Take I-81N to the Central Scranton Expressway (RT 307)
- Continue to Jefferson Ave. (bear right at the traffic signal)
- Turn LEFT at the 2nd traffic signal onto Mulberry St.
- Proceed through 6 traffic signals.
- Take the 7TH AVENUE exit towards PROVIDENCE RD.
- Turn LEFT onto N 7TH AVE.
- N 7TH AVE becomes PROVIDENCE RD.
- Past 2 traffic lights, the fields will be on the RIGHT.

Get Map to Scranton - Weston Field 982 Providence Road
Scranton, Pennsylvania
18508

Scranton - East Scranton Field
- Take I-81 to Exit 188 Dunmore/Throop (old Exit 55).
- Proceed on 347 South (turns into S. Blakely St.)
- Go straight on S. Blakely St. until you come to an Army Tank War Memorial.
- Bear to the left, and go up the street to the stop sign.
- Make a right and go up the hill to the traffic light, and make a left onto Ash St.
- Follow Ash Street to the bottom of the hill, and the Sports Complex will be on right (Richter Ave.)

Get Map to Scranton - East Scranton Field 917 Richter Avenue
Scranton, Pennsylvania
18510