Neil Cooper

Neil Cooper

Director of Rec

OVERVIEW - CHLD

The CHLD league allows players born between 2001 and 2007 to continue to play intramural soccer. This program is being conducted in cooperation with CASA, Hershey, and LDSA. The program is designed as an alternative to the travel programs for players who are involved in other activities and do not have the time or desire to play travel soccer. 

This recreational program is for players enrolled in grades 7 through 12.

The program generally plays 8v8 or 9v9 soccer on reduced sized fields (generally 60x80 yards).

The league is divided into 4 divisions:

  • Girls Junior division- All Middle School Grades
  • Boys Junior division- All Middle School Grades
  • Girls Senior division- All High School Grades
  • Boys Senior division -All High School Grades


To qualify for play in one of these divisions a player must meet the following requirements:

  • Meet birth year/age requirement. 
  • Must not be actively playing on a Division I or Division II travel team.  (league is for rec caliber players). 
  • Must be registered with EPYSA through a local soccer program and be covered by that local program's normal insurance policies.


Any local program wishing to field a team or teams in the league is asked to submit player rosters with a minimum of 10 players on each team to the CHLD program coordinators by August 1st of that year. It is the responsibility of the program fielding the team to provide coaches, uniforms, a home field or fields, practice fields, and referees for home games.

The main objective of the Recreation League (CHLD) is to give the participants a chance to play soccer and have fun, while learning soccer skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. In support of this goal, League standings are not posted or kept.

All players should receive approximately equal playing time.