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Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association

Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association

Leagues/Programs

Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association (WHYSA) is happy to offer a recreational ("in-house") and competitive travel soccer programs for children in U6 (under six years of age), U8 (under eight), U10, U12, U14, and U18 age groups. All of our leagues provide players with the opportunity to get outside, make some friends, and burn off some energy--all while experiencing everything that the beautiful game has to offer.

We play two separate seasons; one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Rules for each age classification are below along with information to help you determine what age group your child belongs in. For additional help, see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at: [email protected].

Under 6 Co-ed

All U-6 games are played on Saturday mornings at Forest Hills Park. There is no additional practice during the week for the U-6 Division. “Games” consist of 30 minutes of practice followed by a 30-minute game.

Most games are 4v4 (no goalies) which gives each child an opportunity to participate, contribute, and become an integral part of their team. U-6 schedule is nine weeks in the Fall and nine weeks in the Spring. 

Requirements:

  • Shin guards – For safety reasons, children can’t play if they don’t have shin guards.
  • Size 3 soccer ball
  • Soccer cleats – Soccer cleats are not required but are recommended. Baseball shoes are not allowed since they have a toe cleat that can seriously injure other players.
  • Water
  • Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association uniform – Most uniforms can be purchased once and worn for multiple seasons.

Under 8 Co-ed

All U-8 games are played on Saturday mornings at Forest Hills Park. There is an additional practice during the week for the U-8 Division. U-8 schedule is nine weeks in the Fall and nine weeks in the Spring.

Requirements are the same as the U-6 requirements above.

Under 10 Boys

All U-10 Boys games are played on Saturday mornings at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy in Wilkins Township. There is additional practice during the week (generally two practice sessions lasting 90 minutes to two hours each).

Games are played against neighboring communities at fields in Monroeville, Murrysville, and Plum. U-10 Boys schedule is nine weeks in the Fall and nine weeks in the Spring. 

Requirements: 

  • Shin guards – For safety reasons, children can’t play if they don’t have shin guards.
  • Size 4 soccer ball
  • Soccer cleats – Soccer cleats are not required but are recommended. Baseball shoes are not allowed since they have a toe cleat that can seriously injure other players.
  • Water
  • Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association uniform – Uniforms are included as part of registration.

Under 10 Girls

All U-10 Girls games are played on Saturday mornings at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy in Wilkins Township against neighboring communities such as Monroeville, Murrysville, and Plum. There is additional practice during the week (generally two practice sessions lasting 90 minutes to two hours each). U-10 Girls schedule is nine weeks in the Fall and nine weeks in the Spring. 

Requirements are the same as the U-10 Boys requirements above.

Under 12 Boys

U-12 Boys play games on Sunday afternoons against teams from clubs within about an hour of the eastern part of Pittsburgh. Home games and practices are at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy in Wilkins Township. Away games may be against relatively nearby clubs such as Monroeville, Murrysville, or Plum, but may include games against teams as far away as Connellsville or Indiana, PA.

The U-12 league is competitive travel soccer; we do keep scores and standings. Uniforms (shirts, shorts, and socks) are provided as part of the registration fee.

UNDER 12 GIRLS

U-12 Girls play games on Sunday afternoons against teams from clubs within about an hour of the eastern part of Pittsburgh. Home games and practices are at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy in Wilkins Township. Away games may be against relatively nearby clubs such as Monroeville, Murrysville, or Plum, but may include games against teams as far away as Connellsville or Indiana, PA.

The U-12 league is competitive travel soccer; we do keep scores and standings. Uniforms (shirts, shorts, and socks) are provided as part of the registration fee.

Under 14 or Under 15 Travel

This is a competitive option and offers a bigger challenge to those players who desire one. Games are on Sunday afternoons, scores and standings are kept, and various levels of competition (Divisions 4, 5, and 6) are provided by PA West Soccer

Teams practice two times per week at Woodland Hills Junior / Senior High School (Tue and Thu) and also play home games there. The travel radius is about a one-hour drive. Away games may include nearby clubs such as Monroeville, Murrysville, or Plum, but may include games against teams as far away as Kiski, Connellsville, Somerset, or Indiana, PA. Teams play a seven or eight-game schedule in the Fall and Spring.  

Travel teams have the option of participating in the PA West Soccer Open Tournament hosted on a weekend in June at Edinboro University.

Under 19 Boys and Under 19 Girls (Spring only)

This is a competitive option and offers a bigger challenge to those players who desire one. Offered in the Spring only so as not to interfere with Fall high school soccer.

Under 12 and Under 14 Recreational (Limited Travel)

These are recreational U-12 and U-14 teams that are more instructional in nature and geared towards the less competitive player, with few (if any) travel players on the teams. The league is technically co-ed and can be considered a natural extension of how U-10 is organized. At WHYSA we sometimes refer to these teams as the "Eagles".

Players practice two times per week at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy in Wilkins Township and also play their home games there on Saturday afternoons. They play an eight-game schedule in the Fall and Spring against teams from neighboring communities like Plum, Monroeville, and Jeannette. Standings are not kept, and scores are not remembered. Teams play small-sided games (6v6) on a U-10-sized field.

Contact

Woodland Hills Youth Soccer Association
10 Sylvan Road 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1522

Email: [email protected]

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