Who we are
The Tuscarora Youth Soccer Club (TYSC) is a competitive travel soccer club serving locations in and around the Tuscarora School District,Franklin County, PA and the Tuscarora Mountain including, but not limited to, Mercersburg, Greencastle, Chambersburg, Waynesboro, Fort Loudon, Saint Thomas, and McConnellsburg. At TYSC, we promote participation in the game of soccer while teaching the principles of soccer excellence, sportsmanship, athletic skills, team spirit, character and social interaction. The ideals of enjoyment, fair play, safety, integrity and honesty will be emphasized and will be an integral part of soccer play organized by TYSC and by members participating on TYSC teams. We provide age and ability appropriate competition as well as soccer educational opportunities to enable every member of TYSC to achieve their personal goals in their selected recreation.
The first Revolution 3v3 was held in May of 2012. The goal behind the tournament was to allow players from our area to have fun and compete without the heavy entry fees and cost of transportation. With the help from many gracious volunteers, the tournament was a hit with local clubs. In 2013, the tournament added what is known as 'Keeper Wars.' Keeper Wars, though not popular at registration time, was a hit with spectators on tournament day. The Tournament has returned for 2014 - All information can be found at TYSCSoccer.org/3v3.
What is Juggling a soccer ball?
Very simply, Juggling is using all soccer-legal parts of the body to keep the ball from reaching the ground.
Why do we encourage our players to juggle? They don't juggle in the game, so why are they juggling at practice?
John Moores University in Liverpool, England set out to discover if juggling a ball with your feet only will have any effect on the ability to juggle with your knees or the ability to control a ball in a game-like situation. The study (to which more information can be found at http://www.footballtricks.com/ViewContent.aspx?nID=319) found that "In 4 weeks with only 10 minutes juggling per day an 8.4% improvement in their stronger foot and 6.8% in their weaker foot was shown in the ability to control a ball propelled at the players. This suggests that the skills learnt in ball juggling can be transferred to ball control in a game situation."
It is true that our players will likely never directly juggle in their weekend matches, but the benefits of teaching balance, first touch, focus, aerial control, and commitment, are all very valuable to our sport.
In order to promote juggling in our club, TYSC offers juggling tags to our players. Juggling tags are hard plastic tags that the player can attach to their soccer bag and keep track of their progress. All players at TYSC who reach the first benchmark of 5 juggles is eligible to receive a juggling tag – Just ask your coach!Back to top