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A.C. United Soccer Club


What age programs are available?
AC United starts at U11 and goes through high school.  AC United will support any youth age level for which we have interest.  For U10 and younger we recommend either Ardsley North Hills Athletic Association or Roslyn Boys and Girls Club.  Both programs offer U6 through U10 and their players usually continue at AC United at U11.

Who is eligible?
Any interested player is eligible to participate on a travel team. You do not have to live within certain geographic boundaries.

What are the age divisions?
Age ranges are based on birth year.  See the EPYSA web site for a breakdown of age ranges.

When is registration and evaluations?
The season starts in late summer/fall.  Registration and evaluation sessions for a fall season are held in April.

How are evaluations conducted?
Players are typically evaluated on technical, tactical and psycho-social soccer criteria and placed on teams that will best match their abilities and skill level. In order to provide an objective assessment of each player, the club has independent evaluators at each session. Additionally, the coach(es) of the player's team may assist the evaluators.  While no evaluation system is perfect, A.C. United believes this is the best way to objectively select teams for the club.

What is the expected commitment level once placed on a team?

Travel soccer is a competitive sporting environment. Players are expected to attend all games and practices. During the fall season, there will generally be two (2) practices per week and a game on Saturday or Sunday, as well as potential participation in the local Jack Welsh Memorial tournament over Columbus Day weekend.   Practices for the fall season generally start in August.  Games start in September and run through end of November.

Additionally many teams extend the season with additional tournaments, indoor winter leagues, and a Sunday spring league.  While this additional participation is optional and depends on the coach and team, it is highly encouraged.  Fees for any tournaments and leagues outside the normal fall league must be covered by the team and its families.  You will find coaches more than willing to work with players to avoid conflicts, but the same cooperation is expected from the players and parents as well.

How far will we have to travel?
Most of our teams play in ICSL, which has teams from Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia.    ICSL creates divisions based on geographic areas but more importantly based on skill .  You could be playing in Glenside and Horsham but may also play teams from Quakertown or Northeast Philadelphia.  Most games are within a half hour, but there could be occasional games at further distances depending on the division.