soccer for youth
Soccer is a super-fun sport to play and the benefits of playing are many – fresh air, newly-mowed fields, lawn chairs lining the sidelines, meeting up with your teammates, people cheering you on, running, kicking, attacking the goal, a game well-played. Playing soccer builds endurance and coordination, increases muscle tone and bone strength, reduces stress, promotes heart health, and helps develop a team-player attitude.
The Y offers a variety of opportunities to play soccer. The following programs are not held at all YMCA locations; contact your local Y to find about soccer.
Kids gain such self-confidence on the soccer field and, for many, the best part is having their parents and neighbors there cheering them on. It builds family bonds and adds to their sense of security and esteem.
Parents participate with their children in this introductory program to basic soccer skills – taught of course with an emphasis on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Fun, fair play, teamwork, participation, fundamentals, and family involvement. Taught indoors in the winter and outdoors in the fall.
Tiny Tots Soccer
Instructional class focuses on the basic skills of dribbling, shooting, and goal tending for the sport of soccer while working with a YMCA instructor and other children in a structured class setting. This coed class provides a foundation for growth and the opportunity to further the enjoyment of soccer. This class is for children ages 3-5 years old.
Youth Super Sports Soccer
Youth Super Sports trained coaches introduce the basic skills and rules of soccer. Dribbling, passing, marking, and shooting at the goal are explored. Good sportsmanship and character development are emphasized. Fitness concepts include fitness for the heart, lungs, and muscles, safe play, flexibility, and healthy eating. Skills taught advance with each level.
- Rookies Level I (Ages 3-5)
- Rookies Level II (Ages 6-8)
- Winners Level I (Ages 9-11)
- Winners Level II (Ages 12-15
Coaches introduce the basic skills and rules of soccer. Dribbling, passing, marking, and shooting at the goal are explored. Good sportsmanship and character development are emphasized. Fitness concepts include fitness for the heart, lungs, and muscles, safe play, flexibility, and healthy eating.
- Level 1 (Ages 5-7)
- Level 2 (Ages 8-9)
- Level 3 (Ages 19-12)
Indoor Soccer League
Dribble – Pass – Shoot – Score! Our co-ed soccer league focuses on the basic skills of soccer taught through practices and games. Y staff organizes teams by age group. Also includes a skills clinic. For ages 3 – 18, grouped appropriately by age.
Futsal Soccer – Indoor Soccer Club
Play the sport you love indoors in this competitive co-ed league. Futsal is an up and coming form of 5 vs. 5 indoor soccer. League focus remains on YMCA core values and producing good sportsmanship.
Travel Soccer Tournament
Throughout the year a series of camps and clinics are offered to help youths and teens learn and sharpen skills utilized in a variety of traditional sports. Program and ages vary at participating branches.
Beginner, Intermediate or Expert, come out and show your soccer skills at our weekend clinic. Soccer experts lead a skills clinic to gain knowledge on dribbling, passing, kicking, scoring and much more! All participants are required to wear indoor athletic shoes, no cleats.
Programs are offered seasonally and may not be available at all locations. Use our Program Search feature or call your local Y for information.