Progressive Youth Soccer Club (PYSC) is Brooklyn’s premier team located in the Eastern section of the borough near all major arteries with easy access to Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island. PYSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in April 2005, providing both a developmental (intramural) and travel team program in this thriving community. Our mission is to influence the lives of the youths by providing a healthy outlet to foster continued growth on and off the pitch. This will serve as a way to help strengthen our community and further the game of soccer by helping kids build self-esteem and develop a keen love for the game. Our focus on teamwork, goal setting, cultural diffusion, discipline, and structure give our players the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.
PYSC at Linden Park in the heart of Brooklyn, NY
PYSC is proud to provide year-round soccer training programs designed to help players realize their potentials. Providing countless opportunities for young people to mature and develop while teaching them the importance of giving back to the community. The focus is placed on quality instruction with an enthusiastic and experienced staff; while exposing players to the highest levels of competition to help showcase their abilities.
Progressive Youths take part in tournaments, showcases, and premier league challenges of the highest qualifying levels to help engage our competitive players. PYSC form teams in each age group, Under 7- through Under 19, that compete in elite-level play locally, nationwide, and internationally. Our travel teams have participated in the New York Club Soccer League for the last 6 years and a few teams were crowned division champions in 2014, 2015, and 2016. U11 emerged as champions in the 23rd Annual Bob Schrager Memorial Long Island Cup and 2nd place winners in the 2016 Columbus Cup. We captured the Disney Cup (Orlando, FL) title in July 2018 and were champions at the EDP Fall Showcase (Hammonton, NJ) in September 2018. Winners at the Memorial Day Pocono Cup (Brodheadsville, PA) and Southampton Cup (Southampton, NY) in 2019. The team also traveled abroad to take part in the Limerick Cup (Limerick, Ireland) in July 2019, among many other achievements. Our U14 team joined the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League in 2019 and is currently spotting a winning record in the EDP League. We currently have 7 players selected for this year’s Olympic Development Program playing for the Eastern New York State Team some of which are making repeat appearances. PYSC is a rare gem that evokes pride, determination, and perseverance from our players at a very early age with the understanding that this will ultimately guide them to glory.
Progressive Youth Soccer Club staff work diligently with community leaders to provide our college-bound players with various opportunities. Throughout the year they attend college showcases and ID camps across the country while keeping academics at the forefront. College scouts are usually impressed with the balance between community volunteerism, the talent on the pitch, leadership qualities, and strong academic scores displayed by PYSC players as the norm. This goes back to the foundation and culture which is set from their 1st day starting at the intramural level and nurtured as players continue to evolve. Our executive director, Mr. Kevin Blackstock is also an advisor to the Community Board 5- Youth Services Division in this community and has instilled the importance of thinking outside the box and placing zero limits while setting goals in all of our players. The PYSC family continues to see rapid growth as our orange and black uniforms and beautiful team banners have become a focal point of this energetic community. With the support of the City of New York Linden Park is beautiful, clean, properly maintained, and adequately lit to ensure the PYSC vision is successful.