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General Information

Hillcrest Lakers Soccer is a year round program.  We offer several different programs to fit the needs of our community.  If you are just beginning your soccer career or you are ready to play at a high level we have the program for you.  We partner with the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) to offer world class coaching and player development.  We play in the AYSO and WYSL leagues.  We are the most affordable soccer club in New York.


We are excited to announce that we are a New York City Football Club "Youth Soccer Partner" for the 2023 Season.  Through this relationship our community will have access to matchday ticketing discounts, gameday experiences, Youth Partner specific talent ID events, coaching education opportunities and much more.  We look forward to working with NYCFC to provide our community the best possible soccer experience.


Our Programs


Little Crushers (Pre-K & Kindergarten):

Instructional Soccer is now called Little Crushers and is only for ages Pre-K (or entering Pre-K this fall) and Kindergarten. Practice will be held on Saturday mornings within Yonkers. We typically have sessions held at Tibbetts or Saunders.  More details can be found here: Little Crushers Information 




Core - Fundamental (1st & 2nd) and Primary (3rd - 8th):

Recreational soccer has been changed to Core and will be divided up into two divisions:

  • Core - Fundamentals is for our 1st and 2nd grade athletes.  This program will participate in our New York City Football Club (NYCFC) professional coaching experience.  Practices will be once a week and games will be on Saturdays. Teams and practices will be coed and games will be interleague.  For more information regarding our Core- Fundamental program click here: Core - Fundamentals Information 


  • Core - Primary is our more advanced program and is for grades 3 - 8.  Core - Primary is geared towards children who are not ready to advance to our Travel program, but are still looking for a fun competitive environment.  Practices are once per week and are run by the NYCFC professional coaching staff. We participate in the AYSO league and games are on Sundays typically after 12pm.  For more information about this program and practice times click here: Core - Primary Information 




Travel (Born 2009-2016):

Travel soccer tryouts for the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 are now open.  All children born between 2009 and 2016 are eligible to try out.  Travel participates in the WYSL soccer league.  All kids that want to play travel must try out.  If you are currently on a travel team you must attend tryouts.  Travel players receive two practices per week from NYCFC and games are on Sundays.  Joining the travel program is a full year commitment (fall and spring).  For more information click here: Travel Soccer Information 


No cost to register for tryouts.  Last day to register is 5/12/23.