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Old 04-16-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Hi. Looking for information and opinions about youth soccer clubs in Westchester County. We are planning to relocate and have two boys (U13 and U10) that play competive "travel" or "club" soccer. Currently in midwest with relatively few options for soccer clubs in our area, at least compared to Westchester County. I found the Westchester Youth Soccer League website and that lists many participating clubs/teams... most, not all seem to be town based and there is no obvious way to evaluate rankings etc and I know not all clubs are equal in terms of organization, level of play, expectations, etc. Sooo...

Any recommendations out there from other soccer parents?

Also, are there town residency requirements for town teams?

We are looking at towns north of Scarsdale and up to but not north of Chappaqua.

One more specific question: on the WYSL website under Schedules there are several brackets listed per age division. For example, U13 boys have B13-1 through B13-5. Are these brackets organized by level of play? For example B13-1 has higher level of play than B13-5?

Thank you!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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Go here and ask: NJ.com Youth Soccer Forum

Many NJ clubs may have experience with Westchester.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:00 PM
 
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As far as I can tell (we are in Chappaqua), other than AYSO for younger age groups, all competitive "travel" soccer is grouped by town/school district. Unlike in perhaps other parts of the country, travel soccer here starts around 3rd grade and requires a 3 day per week commitment (including both weekend days).
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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So here's an update: just talked to super-friendly/informative person at WYSL about youth soccer in Westchester County.

Yes - many/most of the soccer clubs are "town based" but may have teams that occasionally take players from outside town boundaries, especially at upper ages, if needed to complete a roster.

There are other clubs that are part of WYSL that cater to higher level players etc. These include (at least for boys) New York Soccer Club and FC Westchester.

For U11 to U15... The bracketing is indicative of level-of-play, so U13-1 would be a more competitive bracket than U13-5 etc...

I would still welcome any other advice/opinons about youth soccer in the area in anticipation of our move. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Side note for you - Armonk (Byram Hills School District) is a great place to live if you have really talented soccer boys. Their program youth through Varsity is top notch.

You may also enjoy browsing through the local newspaper blog about high school soccer The LoHud Boys Soccer Blog
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Default Westchester Soccer Questions Follow up

If you are still looking for information on various soccer options in Westchester NY feel free to email me at [email]registrar@scarsdalesoccer.org[/email]
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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Hi. Looking for information and opinions about youth soccer clubs in Westchester County. We are planning to relocate and have two boys (U13 and U10) that play competive "travel" or "club" soccer. Currently in midwest with relatively few options for soccer clubs in our area, at least compared to Westchester County. I found the Westchester Youth Soccer League website and that lists many participating clubs/teams... most, not all seem to be town based and there is no obvious way to evaluate rankings etc and I know not all clubs are equal in terms of organization, level of play, expectations, etc. Sooo...

Given your requirements, wouldn't you want them to attend one of those soccer academies. Maybe one affiliated with an MLS team?
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