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A pathway defined by the player

There is no one way to get to a destination and everyone at Hershey Soccer believes having options in front of you helps you relax and enjoy the ride.

Hershey Soccer Club is focused on four key pathways that our programming is based around Community soccer (Recreational), Competitive soccer (Travel), Collegiate and Semi-Pro. Each pathway is supplemented with additional programs such as trailblazers, Elite technical training, Futsal and Player360 (coming soon)

Each path will present itself in different ways dependent on your child's age and also also level of experience.

Player Pathways



CPYSL is the first stop for majority of teams within central PA and offers the core foundation and playing environment for new players.

CPYSL offers an environment for our teams to not only develop their on field skills and team work but grow a passion for the game.

Our 8U through to 12U teams all compete within the CPYSL.


The Atlantic Premier League (APL) and PAGS provides a quality US Youth Soccer (EPYS/NJYS/MYSA) Cup Qualifying league from U9 through U19.


It offers multiple levels of play for boys and girls in a cost effective model.

For the 2023/24 season APL will host the USSF League championship division which will offer a elite level pathway to the National series.

APL will host all our U15-U19 teams.


EDP enables soccer players to reach their full potential on and off the field, with an emphasis on going to college, by providing a full range of the highest quality soccer-related experiences and empowering each player to select the pathway best suited to their goals.

We work closely with member clubs to develop a positive, fair, and competitive environment based on cooperation and communication. We continually strive to be an extraordinary place to work and develop as professionals.

Team Levels

Elite (Highest competitive level)

Our elite team environment is focused on providing high level of support to  enable our teams to compete at the highest level. 


League: USYF League Championship & USYF National Series, EDP League

Tournaments: Regional, State  and Premier Showcase events

Training: Three nights in season, Two in Winter


Orange (Medium competitive level)

Orange provides in depth coaching with a low level of additional performance and analytical support.


League: CPYSL, APL & EDP League                    Tournaments: State competitions.

Moderate competitive rating.                               Training: Two nights in season, One in Winter


Blue (Development level)

Blue is our development level for players looking to further develop their soccer skillset and progress into the Orange/Elite environment.


League: CPYSL    Tournaments: local competitions. Low competitive rating.

Training: Two nights in season, One in Winter


Juniors (U8-U10 7v7)

Teams are balanced and designed to introduce players to more in depth soccer skill set. Teams are named after Hershey Park attractions :)


League: CPYSL    Tournaments: Local & Regional

Training: Two nights in season (1 age group training), One in Winter

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