Chester Upland Youth Soccer's primary programmatic focus builds upon the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success Four Pillars detailed below. We host two season of after-school programming each fall and spring semester during the academic year. We currently are serving at nine sites in the Chester-Upland community lead by eight site directors and employing 28 coach-mentors.
We are also in our 2nd year of leading Chester's first Middle School Soccer Team-- Chester Clippers, which competes against other local area schools. Last year's record was . Stay tuned on our social media pages to find out how the Clippers are doing this year!
During Saturdays in the fall and spring we host Soccer Saturdays as a chance for students from the nine different sites to come together to practice & play. This is also a great chance for our families and supporters to come out and watch their kids and be part of the community of soccer!
FOUR PILLARS OF THE SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM
Physical Activity – Meeting for 90 minutes at least three days a week, children exercise in a cooperative and supportive environment, where they are given the attention and guidance they need to develop into healthy and successful young adults.
Nutrition – Staff deliver relevant educational activities focusing on the basics of nutrition, the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices, and the benefits of maintaining healthy eating habits.
Mentorship – Coaches/mentors lead activities that emphasize the importance of leadership, teamwork, respect, dedication and hard work. Participants are encouraged to do their best in school and to avoid negative influences such as drugs, alcohol, crime, and violence.
Family Engagement – Each year we host different family engagement events. During the Sweet Potato Dinner, the Fall Jamboree and our Spring Play Day we are able to provide healthy meals and snacks, gift certificates to local vendors along with free health and nutrition education to participants and family members.