Background on Nether Travel
Nether United has been the largest, most successful soccer program in Delaware County for more than 60 years. Evolving to in 2016 to only focus on the youngest age group, where Nether United offers:
- Fun, Challenging experience focused on developing young soccer players
- Development for each individual player as well as a true team experience
- Leadership who has coached, played and led youth soccer teams and programs at the national, regoinal and local level for 20+ years leading to hundreds of Nether players getting the chance to play in college and dozens professionally
- Smartly organized 9-10 months annually of professionally coached and directed soccer programming that allows children to play multiple sports/actiivites and develop at an age appropriate pace.
Read on to learn more about the largest, most successful club in Delaware County!
Nether is the ONLY club in Delaware County that has a complete player development pathway for the highest level and the still-developing youth players. It is the only professionally run soccer club with a full-time Director of Coaching and a Technical Committee that is comprised of nationally licensed members who make decisions on curriculum, coaching, as well as training and competition calendars for each age group.
How are Nether teams organized?
Each year, Nether fields up to 4 teams in each age group from Under 8 through Under 12. For the current season, Nether United Soccer Club fielded 20 travel teams. While tryouts are held in the spring, the actual travel team season starts in the late Summer with training starting in early August for the Fall season. Most teams compete in a tournamentt in late August and league play starts right after Labor Day Weekend. The Fall season runs through early November. Starting up again in late March, teams also compete and train through Memorial Day weekend for the Spring season. Nether is one of the few Delaware County programs that offer players the chance to compete in both fall and spring seasons for the same registration fee. Please see this page to learn how are Nether's travel teams arranged.
Where does Nether Compete?
Nether teams compete in either the Delco Soccer League (Boys), PAGS Soccer League, (Girls), Central League and the Eastern Development Program (EDP) leagues as well EPYSA/USYS State Cups. All Nether travel teams are affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation.
Why Nether only offers teams from U8-12?
Beginning in 2016 and due to our continued focus on developing the younger travel age players, Nether focuses solely on the Zone 1 player. Zone 1 is the under 8 through under 12 player. This zone is focusing on developing individual soccer skills that will carry a player to higher levels of play as they get into the middle school, high school and collegiate levels. Nether combines a top-notch, fully licensed coaching staff, professional organization and modern player development structure and the best maintained fields & facilities in the area to provide a great soccer environment for our players to develop in.