InterCounty Youth Soccer League (Inter-County Youth Soccer League) is a not-for-profit, recreational soccer program. We are a semi-competitive recreational program with roughly 200 teams in divisions from U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18. The league is a federation of town soccer clubs based in Middlesex, Somerset, Union, Essex and some clubs from Monmouth County. Membership is limited to Central New Jersey to reduce the travel required for games.
The League was founded as a way to allow children to continue to play soccer when there were not enough players within individual towns to form viable programs. ICYSL gives kids that don't want to or can't play travel soccer the opportunity to play against teams from other towns and experience the true tournament atmosphere. Our objective is for the children to have fun, play the game, and always practice good sportsmanship. We sponsor a Keep-It-Positive (“KIP”) program to recognize players who demonstrate the ICYSL values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect for coaches, referees and teammates.
Intercounty Soccer organizes and administers two seasons of play in each August-July soccer year. Fall season starts in September and runs through mid-November; Spring season begins in early April and ends in mid-June. Depending on the calendar/holidays/school vacations, each season is approximately 9 games long - including divisional playoffs for U12 thru U16 (finalists play a 10th game as a reward for having a good season). The League hosts/organizes Finals Fest, a day in which back-to-back, first-place playoff games for each U12 thru U16 division are to be played. League also organizes Fun Fest for U10 division. No scores kept, just a fun filled day for our young players to come play and enjoy the day. U10 and U18 play a straight 9 game season.