The Northwestern Recreational League program participates in the Northern Valley Youth Soccer League. At the core of this program is the NVYSL Recreational format. No team scores or league standings are tracked. Removing these two metrics from the league allows the entire focus of the program to shift from “team performance” over to individual player achievement and advancement. Each coach is expected to strive for equal playing time for all players independent of skill level.
Advanced players participating in this program will be expected to improve their individual abilities with the ball, and develop their leadership skills on the field.
The “equal playing time” goal provides less experienced players the opportunity to maximize their playing time, giving them the best opportunity to turn “techniques” learned on the practice field into “skills” applied in a live game environment.
Home matches are played on Northwestern soccer fields and teams travel to away matches against other clubs in the Lehigh Valley.
Teams are formed beginning at U8, and are available at even age groups which warrant a team.
There are no tryouts for the Northwestern Soccer Recreational Teams.
Soccer Age Chart - Click here to see the US Soccer Age Grouping Matrix for soccer age groups. Please note that at the U9 level your child is eligible to participate in one of two programs, Recreational or Travel. The program chosen will depend on your childs skill level and the desired level of competition. If you have any questions about this or anything else please contact the Northwestern Soccer director at