Youth Soccer

THE GOAL IS SKILLS AND FUN

Our Youth Soccer program is for youth ages 4-12. The program is designed to teach each player the basics of the sport and game, as well as further develop and strengthen their soccer skills. This program is open to youth of all skill and ability levels.

Depending on age, practices and game times may vary.

LEAGUES

*ALL LEAGUES ARE UNI-SEX

LEAGUE 1 (ages 4-6)

  • This is considered an "instructional league" where our focus will be on mastering basic fundamentals & understanding of the game.

LEAGUE 2 (ages 7-9)

  • This league will focus on expanding fundamental knowledge & mastering skill.

  • Field playing size is increased to further develop an understanding of the game.

LEAGUE 3 (ages 10-12)

  • This league is will focus on mastering skill, footwork, dribbling & more advanced game techniques.

  • Field playing size is increased to further develop an understanding of the game.

MANDATORY PLAYER CLINIC

  • All players MUST attend our player clinic before participating in the upcoming season.

  • The purpose is to complete registration, organize teams, develop practice schedules, and meet coaches.

Please note: all skill levels & abilities are welcome, no child will be denied the opportunity to play.

PLAYERS

  • Players in 'LEAGUE 2' and older are required to wear shinguards during play. Cleats are highly recommended.

**The YMCA recommends ALL league players have and wear shinguards and cleats during play.

  • Each player will receive a jersey.

COST

LEAGUES 1-3

  • Members: $60.00

  • Non-Members: $75.00

REGISTRATION

  • Our Youth Soccer program has both a spring and a fall season.

  • Our leagues will meet/play at both the A.J. McClung and D.A. Turner YMCAs.

  • Practices are held on weekday evenings with games held on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

 

FALL 2020 SEASON

  • Registration is open August 3 - September 18, 2020

  • There will be OPEN REGISTRATION on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the D.A. Turner YMCA

    • League 1 (ages 4-6): 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

    • League 2 & 3 (ages 7-9; 10-12): 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • The season will run from September 26 - October 31, 2020

  • REGISTER YOUR CHILD HERE: https://bit.ly/2De3j4w 

COACHES

YMCA youth soccer recreational teams are led by volunteer coaches. All volunteer coaches undergo a background check and training. Opportunities are available for coaches and assistant coaches at all locations.

If you're interested in being a coach, please follow the link below & complete the form. A member of our Youth Sports department will be in contact with you soon.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our Director of Athletics and Recreation, Antonio Mathis 

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