2018 Graduating Seniors Scholarship Opportunity

Awarded to Graduating High School Seniors
The Club desires to recognize and honor selected Hempfield Soccer Club and Penn Legacy players who, through their efforts, have promoted and exemplified the spirit of soccer in the Hempfield community. The Club Scholarships were first awarded in 2003.
In 2018 the Club will award up to four, one-time $500 scholarships to Intramural players and up to four to Travel players (two to boys and two to girls in each category) graduating from high school during that year.
Applications for 2018 must be postmarked (not hand delivered) by Friday, April 27, 2018 and winners will be notified during June 2018. For more specific info and criterion please download the applications:
● Rec/Intramural Scholarship Application – application
● Travel Scholarship Application - application

The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award

The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award: Celebrating Kindness and Creativity

Two one time, $1,750.00 scholarships will be awarded as a memorial to Maria Fisher, a 2017 graduate of Hempfield High School, and 8-year Penn Legacy player, who passed away after being struck by a car, in October of 2017, while attending the University of Maryland as a freshman. In her years at Hempfield, and during her brief time at the University of Maryland, Maria made an effort each day to bring a smile to the faces of her friends and acquaintances. She was passionate about writing and performing music, playing soccer, as well as creative writing. She had written many short stories and poems, as well as a near -complete novel. She intended to pursue a career in Psychology or Criminology. Maria had a strong faith in God, and had a passion for serving others locally as well as through mission trips. It would be her wish to encourage others to follow those same passions. To that end, The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship Awards will be presented to two Penn Legacy players who meet the following requirements:
  • Current 2017/18 Penn Legacy player, that has played with Penn Legacy for a minimum of 4-years and will graduate in 2018
  • GPA: The student should have a non-weighted GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Plans to attend any post-secondary educational institution
  • Has written or performed music of any genre (submit an example of written or performed work)
  • Provide a written character reference from a coach, teacher, pastor, or employer
Applicants will be judged by family members of Maria. All applications must be postmarked by April 27, 2018 and should be mailed to The Maria Fisher Memorial Scholarship c/o Penn Legacy Soccer Club, 1525 Oregon Pike - Suite 1602, Lancaster, PA 17601

Pre-Travel Program - Spring 2018

Pre-Travel Program – Boys and Girls born in 2010

The Pre-Travel Program (PTP) offers another avenue of continued growth in the Futures Program. Players will be divided into ability based groups for training and game days. Players will become technically and tactically proficient from training twice per week in a travel-like environment. Games will be on Sundays against Penn Legacy teams or neighboring club teams.  Under the guidance of the Penn Legacy Director of Coaching & Player Development Seamus Donnelly, the coaching staff will be lead by Futures Technical Director Gary Ross. Additional Penn Legacy coaches, who have a vast knowledge at developing young soccer players, will also be part of this new and exciting program.

If you are a new player joining PTP for the Spring, the fee is $250.
Plus there is an additional approximate cost of $100 for uniform (1 short, 1 socks, 3 training t’shirts).


PL Rec League - Spring 2018

Penn Legacy - Rec U10-U19 - Spring 2018 Registration

  • Registration Start Date: January 1, 2018
  • Registration End Date: February 25, 2018 (or earlier as age groups reach capacity)
  • Late Registration Fee - $25 After February 12, 2018


Spring 2018 Futures Program


Registration Start Date: January 1, 2018
Registration End Date for Future 6, 7 & 8’s: March 15, 2018 or later if space allows. 
Registration End Date for Future 3, 4 & 5’s: April 1, 2018

All Futures programs are held at the Penn Legacy – Junction Center Campus fields off Junction Road in Manheim - See map

Below are Spring Season Details


Age groups are based on USYSA/EPYSA ranges for birthdays between the following dates:

Future 3’s – Boys & Girls

Future 4’s  - Boys & Girls

Future 5’s  - Boys & Girls

01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013

Future 6’s  - Boys & Girls

Future 7’s - Boys & Girls

Future 8’s  - Boys & Girls

01/01/2012 - 12/31/2012

01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011

01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010




2018 Futsal Free Play & Clinics

Free Play "Street Soccer" Program: this is a continuation of our futsal sessions from previous years. The big difference is that instead of Sunday afternoons, they will now be held on Monday & Tuesday evenings on the hardcourts at The Nook. Remember, these sessions are already included in your travel fees so there is no additional cost. The players can just show up and they will be placed on a team and will play under supervision, but no actual coaching takes place. In other words, "street soccer" format. The dates for these free play sessions are:

Mondays - January 8th, 22nd
Tuesdays - January 9th, 16th

PTP, u9, u10 - 6 to 7pm. Boys & Girls.
u11, u12, u13 - 7 to 8pm. Boys & Girls.
u14 and older - 8 to 9pm. Boys & Girls.

Futsal Clinics: On January 8th, 9th, 16th, and 22nd from 5 to 6pm we are offering a two-part clinic series on the game of futsal. Basically the player can choose which part I and which part II to attend. January 8th and 9th (Part I) will be identical sessions, as will January 16th and 22nd (Part II) and you can register here:

Register Now >

These sessions will be run by Rossi and Seamus and other members of the Penn Legacy coaching staff. They will include instruction, exercises, and small-sided futsal games. There will be a nominal charge of $25 per player to cover rental fees. The $25 will cover both sessions. Note: For the $25 fee, your child can attend one, two, three or all four of the clinics, just understand that the January 8 & 9 clinics will be the same, as will the January 16 & 22 clinics.




2017 Winter SoX Schedule

Back for its tenth straight year, this program is all about technical development through quality repetition. There will be a topic each week, players will be broken up into small groups, and our coaches will run them through stations. These are intense and demanding sessions (hence the use of the word Xcellence).

Where? Lanco Fieldhouse
When? Saturday mornings, 9-noon.
1st hour - PTP, u9 through u11
2nd hour - u12 through u15
3rd hour - u16 and older

Jan 20th - DRIBBLING

Used Soccer Ball Donation Request

Used Soccer Ball Donation Request
Two years ago, on a Christmas family vacation to the Las Terenas in the Dominican Republic, we took 25+ old soccer balls we had accumulated over the years with us. Our plan was to find some aspiring soccer players and see if they were interested in putting them to good use. The response was overwhelming. Within 5 minutes of arriving at a local playground, we had over 50 youngsters begging for balls. Our only regret was seeing the disappointment on the faces of the children who showed up after we had exhausted our supply of balls… We stayed for over 2 hours and played with some extremely excited players who now owned the first soccer ball of their lives.
This year we are returning to the same small fishing village on Dec 23rd. Our goal is to bring over 100 balls with us and redo the giveaway. We also plan to take any slightly used soccer shirts we can collect with us. Since Tim Bupp and I exhausted our supply of used balls during the last excursion, I need help in collecting balls and shirts and would appreciate any donations.
Thanks in advance for your consideration on this request.
-Mike O’Hearn (former board member at Penn Legacy)
Donations of gently used balls or old jerseys or uniform items may be dropped off at the Penn Legacy Office on the following dates and times:
Dec 6 - 12 pm to 5:30 pm
Dec 7 - 9 am to 5:30 pm
Dec 8 - 9 am to 4pm
Dec 11 - 9 am to 5:30 pm
Dec 12 - 9 am to 3 pm

3 Ways to Stay Connected this Weekend

The Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic is officially here and there is a ton of fun stuff you don't want to miss! Special Player Appearance, Contests, Prizes, Raffles, Coupons & Giveaways from our Sponsors to name a few. Here are three ways to stay connected this weekend:

1) Download the Fall Classic App to access your game schedule, standings, venue maps/directions, and more. Search for: Hempfield Fall Classic

2) Follow @FallClassicNews on Twitter for live updates

3) Follow @HempfieldFallClassic on Facebook and Instagram for news, shared photos, and more

Make sure to tag us in your photos this weekend and use #HAFC2017 - we are happy to re-post, retweet, and share!

Philadelphia Union's Anthony Fontana to Appear at HAFC

Philadelphia Union's Anthony Fontana will make a player appearance at the Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic Tournament from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 18th. During that time, tournament participants may attend for autographs and photos. Along with the Philadelphia Union Mobile Tour, their associate club Bethlehem Steel FC will set up at the East Petersburg (EP) Venue from 12-3pm.



2017 (Philadelphia/Bethlehem): Fontana officially signed with the Union on July 17, 2017, with his deal set to take effect January 1, 2018, at which point he will be added to the active roster ... he appeared for the Union First Team in the friendly against Swansea City (July 14), playing 14 minutes in a substitute's role ... additionally, Fontana made 11 appearances for Bethlehem Steel FC (seven starts) in 2017 ... he made substitute appearances at St. Louis FC (June 11) and at NYRB II (June 16) ... registered his first start of the year at Harrisburg (June 20) ... continued in the starting lineup vs. Richmond (July 1) and vs. NYRB II (July 9) ... made his fourth start of the season in the match at Richmond (July 22), his first appearance since being signed by the Union ... made additional Steel FC starts vs. Charlotte (July 29), at Ottawa (August 5) and at Charlotte (August 16) ... came on as a substitute vs. Louisville (August 20) and at Pittsburgh (August 26) ... was in the matchday 18 at Orlando (August 31).

2016 (Bethlehem): Prior to signing as a professional, Fontana made eight appearances for Steel FC in their inaugural 2016 campaign.


Fontana has been called into United States Youth National Team camps with the U-18s, most recently at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He has appeared in friendlies for the U.S. U-18s.


A Union Academy graduate, he also previously played for Penn Fusion, West Chester, and Kirkwood SC in his youth.


Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on July 17, 2017, with the signing effective January 1, 2018

Name: Anthony Fontana Position: Midfielder Height: 5’8”

Weight: 150

Born: October 14, 1999 in Newark, DE

Hometown: Newark, DE

Citizenship: United States

Acquired: Signed by Philadelphia Union as a Homegrown Player on July 17, 2017, with the signing effective January 1, 2018


Growing up, Fontana's soccer role model was Pavel Nedved, who he describes as a hard worker and great with both feet. Fontana's favorite food is pasta. He's wanted to be a professional soccer player since he was six. His favorite vacation is going to Disney World with his family. He is a huge Breaking Bad fan and also likes listening to rap music in his spare time.