Cost: $105.00 for all divisions. We accept major credit cards (no Discover card), checks or cash.
If you are new to the league, please bring proof of birthday (birth certificate or passport) for age verification. Please complete 1 copy of the registration form for each player and 1 copy of the parent agreement for each family. Both forms are available HERE.
Since registrations are being taken at someone's house, there is limited space. We would greatly appreciate it if you limit the number of people you bring to the registration sessions. For further information, please call Kim Schenk at (661) 965-6634.
Dear coaches, parents and players
Hello coaches, parents and players,
Several coaches from PYSL have decided to take their teams and form their own league or join other leagues. I just want to take the opportunity to share some information with you so you can make informed decisions.
Palmdale Youth Soccer League (PYSL) is a registered California Non-Profit organization. People working in the league do not receive salaries nor do they receive any monetary compensation. Board members, coaches, assistant coaches, team administrators and assistant referees are all volunteers. These people spend their own time in order to provide a learning experience for children who are just starting to play and players who have been playing for a few years.
PYSL is recreational league affiliated and registered with CalSouth, the official Youth and Adult State Soccer Association for Sothern California. This is an important distinction which I will explain later.
Recreational league is the stepping stone for any soccer player; this is where players learn the basics about the game, skills, team work and build their foundations. If players want to improve their skills, the natural progression is for them to join competitive leagues (clubs) where game play is taken to the next level.
We at PYSL certainly understand some players would naturally move on to the next level and we will not stop them from doing so. However, before you make the jump to competitive play; there are some questions you should find out from these new “leagues.”
1. Other than the registration fee, are there other costs? What about costs for uniforms, referees, field fee and how much do I need to pay the coaches?
2. What training have the coaches received to qualify them to be competitive coaches? Keep in mind that some of these coaches came from PYSL, what additional training or education have they received to qualify them to be competitive coaches? Ask these coaches to show you their plans to develop your children both in game play and physical training.
3. Now I will circle back to my point about our association with CalSouth and why this is important? Thinking about the progression of the players, you can only get better when you play a better team with better players. CalSouth can provide that by hosting many tournaments and the only teams that can participate are teams registered with CalSouth. If you select a league who is not affiliated with anyone, then what teams do you think you would be playing against? What tournaments will you be able to join and improve your skills? The answer is none. These leagues will play pickup games with other leagues and there is very little organization within them. They can call themselves club leagues but what progression can they offer? If you have a son or a daughter who wants to play high school or college soccer, I think you need to spend some time and ask some questions about the league(s) you are planning to join. What do they have to offer? We are not talking about nice uniforms or trophies; we are talking about advanced soccer skills, formation, set plays, and strategies. Can these leagues really provide the necessary education to improve your children? That’s the purpose of joining a competitive league, isn’t it?
We at PYSL want to remain a recreational league because that’s what we do best. We will do everything we can to cultivate players and some of you will have the skills and drive to go competitive. When that time comes, we will not do anything to stop you and we will be very happy for you. If you are able to move to competitive soccer, then we have done our jobs properly.
But please, be very diligent and selective in finding a suitable league because only a few coaches in the Antelope Valley have the skill, knowledge and experience to develop your children properly. If your new league/coach doesn’t have the necessary experience to properly develop your children, then you are just wasting time and money.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to talk to us.