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).

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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

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Spring 2018 Futures Program

REGISTRATION DATES

Registration Start Date: January 1, 2018
Registration End Date for Future 6, 7 & 8’s: March 15, 2018
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

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

 

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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:

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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

Topics:
Jan 20th - DRIBBLING
Jan 27th - PASSING AND RECEIVING
Feb 3rd - SHOOTING AND FINISHING
Feb 10th - DRIBBLING II
Feb 17th - PASSING AND RECEIVING II
Feb 24th - SHOOTING AND FINISHING II

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.

ABOUT ANTHONY FONTANA

- PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE -

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.

- INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE -

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.

- YOUTH EXPERIENCE -

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

- ACQUIRED -

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

- PERSONAL -

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.

50/50 Raffle this Weekend

Be part of Penn Legacy's 50/50 Raffle this weekend! Tickets are sold at the following Hempfield Adidas Fall Classic Venues: Landisville Middle School (LV), Manor Middle School (MM) & East Petersburg Elementary (EP). View Maps/Directions HERE>

The Drawing will take place at 5pm on Saturday, November 18th. The raffle will support the Penn Legacy U14 boys team and part of the proceeds benefit Penn State Health Children's Hospital and Four Diamonds Fund. Buy your tickets on Saturday for a chance to win!

2017 Rec Indoor Soccer

PENN LEGACY REC INDOOR LEAGUE

This is a great opportunity to keep your children active and having fun over the winter months.  

Winter Program for Rec Players born in 2003 to 2009.

Note: Starting in the fall of 2016 the Penn Legacy Soccer Club is following the new US Youth Soccer Guidelines for grouping players by year of birth, rather than school year. This is new for ALL soccer clubs across the USA.

Games only, no practices.
Rec players only! No travel players.
Registration fee: $80

Preliminary* Game Dates & Times:
Saturdays, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (Jan 6 only: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Jan 6, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3 (No games Jan 13, 2018)
Fields 2 & 3

U10 (YOB 2008 & 2009), U12 (YOB 2006 & 2007) & U15 (YOB 2003, 2004, & 2005)

* Specific Rec League game times will be provided after teams are finalized and schedules are available.
(approximately 12/15-12/20, and will be linked at the top of this page)

Winter Rec League Rules


WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
- Withdrawals made by November 15, 2017 will be refunded 100% (less a $5 processing fee).
- Withdrawals made by December 1, 2017 will result in refund of 50% of registration fee.
- Withdrawals made after December 1, 2017 will NOT be refunded.

EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS
Please check your junk email for communications from your coach or the club if you have a spam filter.
Be sure to allow emails from the following addresses, or you might not receive important messages:

Required Risk Management and Background Checks/Clearances and Documentation to Submit to Penn Legacy

  • Required Risk Management and Background Checks/Clearances and Documentation to Submit to Penn Legacy
    Beginning July 1, 2015, an adult applying for an unpaid position as a volunteer responsible for the welfare of a child or having direct contact with children will need background clearances.
    Click here for information about this recent change in the state law.

  • You must also submit a Risk Management application through EPYSA. Please be sure to select Penn Legacy as the club. 
    Click here to open the 2017-18 EPYSA Risk Management Application.


Winter Programs for Futures Players born in 2010 - 2013 is also available.  Please click here for more information.