At YSC, the goal is not just the net. It’s about giving back to further the game we love by creating an inspirational environment, which fosters a love of sport while emphasizing an ethos of dedication, teamwork and excellence in players of all ages. Our state-of-the-art facility features two indoor soccer halls, lighted outdoor soccer fields, an innovative fitness training area, and multiple coaching and sports science training rooms. YSC is the Official Training Center of the Philadelphia Union Academy.
Youth soccer development is at the core of our mission, raising young talent for the future of Philadelphia soccer. YSC is committed to youth development and our soccer-philanthropic business model is designed to support Philadelphia’s future players. YSC reinvests 100% of its profits to fund YSC Academy, the first of it's kind, soccer specific high school for passionate student-athletes in grades 8-12.
Above all else, YSC Sports cultivates a culture where character counts. Located in Wayne, PA, we develop athletes through fitness, academics and community involvement all unified under one roof.
Whether you are seeking to participate in a league, rent field time to conduct a practice or enroll your son or daughter in YSC's top-level soccer education programs, YSC is the location to meet all your soccer needs!
PHILOSOPHY & APPROACH
YSC's coaching curriculum (the "YSC Method") is based on extensive research in youth development and sport sciences, as well as direct observation of leading professional soccer academies in Europe and South America. At the core of the YSC Method is the belief that children can be taught to acquire both physical (technical) and mental (attitude or behavioral) skills to help them excel both on and off the field of play.
The YSC Method is embodied in our tag-line line phrase "dream...perform...excel", and has been incorporated into curriculum structure to ensure continuity in coaching delivery by our staff:
- YSC seeks to create a fun and inspirational learning environment where kids are encouraged to discover a love for the game.
- YSC's teaching approach emphasizes core values of effort, respect, and pride. These values serve as a guideline for teaching our young participants' how to develop a mindset that will serve them well both on and off the field of play.
- YSC emphasizes development of skills and soccer creativity technical skills are the foundation of ALL great players and serve as the building blocks of positive self-esteem
- We believe the USA is a future global powerhouse of the game of soccer, and like thousands of youth programs across the country; YSC is committed to playing our part in developing American soccer.
- We believe in the rich talent pool of youth players in our greater Philadelphia region and want to give our next generation every opportunity to become the best they can be both on and off the field of play.
- We are fans and passionate supporters of Major League Soccer and the secondary professional leagues in this country because we believe pro soccer is a critical ingredient required for producing a FIFA World Cup Finals champion.
- We stand for Philadelphia Union as they are our hometown team, they represent Philadelphia’s voice in the American soccer story, they are our inspiration, and our contribution to the inevitable growth in the American game.