Athletes for the Cross offers AFC United, a faith-based soccer program for children of all ages and all skill levels. We have programs in the Allentown, Bethlehem, and Lancaster areas, for kids age 3 through 18.
Our developmental program is designed for children born from 2010 through 2014. These youngsters enjoy learning the game in a fun environment. Players may choose to play during the fall season, the spring season, or both.
Our recreational program is designed for children born from 1999 through 2009. Players may choose to play during the fall season, the spring season, or both. Players of all skill levels (including beginners) are encouraged to join this program. Our teams play in local recreational soccer leagues.
Our travel program is designed for children born from 2001 through 2009, with the experience, desire, and commitment for travel soccer. Players play throughout the year, from August to June. Our teams currently play in the Reading-Berks Junior Soccer League.
Athletes for the Cross is all about:
- We strive to be a Christian program. Our players play for Jesus Christ, and our coaches coach for Jesus Christ. The spiritual growth of our players, families, and coaches is paramount.
- We strive to be a family-first program. We work with our families to accommodate their (and their players') individual needs wherever and however we can. We just want our kids to play.
- Player development drives our coaching philosophy -- not wins and losses. We want each of our players to learn, improve, and enjoy competing. Our players gain confidence when they win, and they learn how to improve when we lose. We want our players to have a fun, memorable, and exciting experience -- an experience they'll look back on fondly when they're all grown up.
Esther 4:14 - "For such a time as this"