Hans Peters founded the Inter-County Soccer League (ICSL) in the summer of 1960. Initially, six clubs made up the entire league and there was only a single age group: U-13 boys. Girls’ soccer was introduced to league play in the spring of 1973 with a single 12-team division. At that time, age brackets typically covered two age groups.
Since those early days, the ICSL has grown to be the largest travel soccer league in Southeastern Pennsylvania. There are currently 70 active member clubs. Of the six founding clubs, only one is still active: Lower Southampton.
The ICSL fields over 750 teams, totaling approximately 11,000 players, who participate in four groups: Youth (U-8 to U-19), Juniors (U-15 to U-19), U23 and our Seniors who are divided into 4 leagues. (Ultra, Premier, Over 30 and Over 40). League play for our Youth and Junior League’s are primarily during the Fall, early Winter and Spring seasons. U23 is our Summer league and our Senior league is during the Fall and Spring seasons.
The main territorial draw for the ICSL is still Bucks and Montgomery counties, along with Northeast & Northwest Philadelphia. However, there is representation from as far as Berks, Chester, Lancaster and Delaware counties.
ICSL is affiliated with Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer (EPYS) and Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association (EPSA).