Affiliate & Partners: US Youth Soccer and Delaware Youth Soccer Association

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Leagues & Affiliations

US Youth Soccer

US Youth Soccer is non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and  development of America's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. Our job is also to make it fun, and instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.

US Youth Soccer is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer is a nationwide body of over 600,000 volunteers and administrators, and over 300,000 dedicated coaches, most of who also are volunteers. US Youth Soccer registers over 3,000,000 youth players between the ages of five and nineteen. US Youth Soccer is made up of 55 member State Associations; one in each state, and two in California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.


Delaware Youth Soccer Association

The Delaware Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (DYSA). Is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and United States Youth Soccer (USYS). It is also subject to the authority of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). DYSA membership is open to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials in the State Of Delaware.

The goal of DYSA is to provide a governing body at the state level to function as an administrator of the policies and procedures set forth by the National and International organizations. Our philosophies mirror those of these organizations in supporting the concept of Fair Play, while providing a safe and organized playing environment for our youth soccer players.


Philadelphia Union

philaunionPhiladelphia was awarded Major League Soccer's 16th team on February 28, 2008. Led by the ownership group of Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, the club operated under the name MLS Philadelphia 2010 for most of 2008 and the early portion of 2009.

The combination of extensive grassroots support spearheaded by the Sons of Ben and a public/private partnership between Philadelphia Union, the State of Pennsylvania, Delaware County and the City of Chester enabled the construction of a state-of-the-art soccer stadium and convinced MLS that the Philadelphia region deserved a soccer team.


Region 1 Champions League

The RI Champions League is managed by a league administrator and supervised by the Region I Commission. Members of the Region I Commission include: (a) the Commission Chairperson who shall also be the US Youth Soccer Region I Representative/Chair; (b) three (3) Region I member State Association Directors of Coaching to represent the teams interest (c) three at large members presenting player interests; and (d) the League Administrator and Division Commissioners.

The Region I Commission has the authority, to promulgate all league rules, policies and procedures reasonable and necessary for the administration and growth of the league



Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer is the largest girls soccer league in the Mid-Atlantic area.  PAGS is comprised of more than 100 Clubs, with over 650 teams, and in excess of 11,000 players.  The caliber of competition in the League regularly attracts teams from Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.  PAGS teams regularly win State, Regional, and National Championships.


Delco League

Delco Soccer League is centered in the southeast corner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Delco extends its services to any neighboring community, which desires quality amateur soccer competition.

The purposes of the Delco Soccer League are to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer on the amateur level, and to provide competition for teams from member clubs to play the game in accordance with high standards of good sportsmanship and fair play.

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