Intramural provides an opportunity for kids to play soccer where other priorities take precedent. Intramural focuses on providing each child with a well-rounded soccer experience. The goal is to develop skill at all player positions and assist each child reach their best potential. This program is not about winning and losing games. Our purpose is for the children to have recreation, develop new friendships and to have FUN. Sportsmanship and learning the game are important.
The UMSC Soccer Travel Program includes teams for ages U9-U18 depending on the number of players interested and the availability of coaches. Some age groups may have both an A and a B team. Players are selected for teams based on tryouts. UMSC Travel teams play in Inter-County Soccer League (ICSL). All Teams play a fall schedule (some teams may play in multiple leagues in the fall season). Teams may play winter indoor or spring soccer at the discretion of the coach. Many teams also participate in both indoor and spring EPYSA state cup tournaments. All UMSC Travel teams are affiliated with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA). Age group classifications specify that birth dates range from January 1 through December 31 of the birth year. Players are encouraged to play in their age appropriate group. Per EPYSA regulations, all players must submit a copy of their birth certificate to show their proper age.
UMSC and other local clubs usually do not have enough players in age groups U18 and above to have a complete intramural season, so we have joined together to create the Joint Intramural League. UMSC teams will play intramural teams from other participating clubs during the season. Games may be held at UMSC locations or may require travel to the other clubs’ fields. Games may be held on Friday evening, Saturday, or Sunday. Teams may occasionally play 2 games in one weekend. While the Joint Intramural League may involve travel to other clubs, it is still considered an intramural league – not a travel league.