Programs

Understanding Our Different Programs

Intramural

What is Intramural?

The SLS Intramural Program is geared to introducing soccer to young children in a fun and age-appropriate environment.   Games and practices are designed to fit the children's strengths instead of trying to make the children fit the program. Our goal is to provide an environment where children learn to love the game of soccer and to continue to play the game no matter what level they choose as they grow.

 

Age groups- 

U5-U6-U7 co-ed

(Please see link to soccer age grouping below)

 

Competition level- 

Not competitive

 

Practice Schedule-  

Typically 1 hour 1-2 times a week

 

Practice location-

All practices will take place within the Southern Lehigh School District boundaries (Upper Saucon, Hopewell, Lower Milford).

 

Games-

U7 intramural will participate in in-house games against other SLS U7 teams. U5/U6 will participate in fun scrimmages. *Within SL boundaries.

 

Helpful Links-

Age chart

https://www.soccerwire.com/news/youth-soccer-age-groups/

SLS Intramural

https://www.southernlehighsoccer.com/intramural/

US Youth Soccer

https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/

*Practice schedules for all programs are TBD based on field and coach availability. Schedules will be posted after registration closes and teams have been created. Info in this chart is subject to change. Please reach out with questions.

 

For Intramural Program Questions: intramural@southernlehighsoccer.com

Recreation

What is Recreation?

The Southern Lehigh Soccer (SLS) Recreation program is designed to provide a fun, stress-free environment that promotes player growth.  For some players, it is a continuation of their development from the Intramural program.  For others, it is an entry level program.  For all players, the program will focus on developing players’ individual ball skills through both practice and match play.  In addition to individual skill development, players will develop an increased understanding of the game as the rules, tactics and strategies of the game are introduced and learned.

 

Age groups- 

U8 co-ed  & U10-U19 boys and girls  

(Please see link to soccer age grouping below)

 

Competition level- 

Intermediate

 

Practice Schedule-

Typically 1-1.5  hours twice a week

 

Practice location?

Most practices will take place within the Southern Lehigh School District boundaries (Upper Saucon, Hopewell, Lower Milford).

 

Games- 

Recreation teams participate in NVYSL. Games will be held on weekends at various locations around the Lehigh Valley.

 

Helpful Links-

Age chart

https://www.soccerwire.com/news/youth-soccer-age-groups/

SLS Recreation

https://www.southernlehighsoccer.com/recreation/

US Youth Soccer

https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/

Northern Valley Youth Soccer League

http://www.nvysl.com/

 

For Recreational Program Questions: recreation@southernlehighsoccer.com

Travel

What is Travel?

The goal of the SLS Travel soccer program is to provide the best possible soccer experience for all our players and to do this in an environment that will allow the players to reach their maximum potential. To attain this objective, the program aims to teach and develop within our players, the techniques, tactics, fitness, and psychology necessary to be quality soccer players. The Travel program is an elevated level of competition from the league managed Intramural program, and should give the players with advanced skill the opportunity to compete against players of equal or better skills and the opportunity to have better coaching and training available.

 

Age groups- 

U9-U19 boys and girls

(Please see link to soccer age chart below)

 

Competition level- 

Competitive

 

Practice Schedule-

Typically 1.5 hours twice a week

 

Practice Location?

Most  practices will take place within the Southern Lehigh School District boundaries (Upper Saucon, Hopewell, Lower Milford).

 

Games- 

Travel plays games on the weekends within an hour and a half of the Lehigh Valley.

 

Helpful Links-

Age chart

https://www.soccerwire.com/news/youth-soccer-age-groups/

SLS Travel

https://www.southernlehighsoccer.com/travel/

US Youth Soccer

https://www.usyouthsoccer.org/

Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League (LVYSL)

DELCO Soccer League (DELCO)

Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer (PAGS)

Inter-County Soccer League (ICSL)

Council Rock Spring League (CRSL)

EPYS State Cup

https://www.edpsoccer.com/

 

For Travel Program Questions: travel@southernlehighsoccer.com