The YMCA Youth Soccer Program helps kids become not only better players, but better people as well. It’s a progressive program, with multiple age/gender-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting, and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.
How are the coaches picked? GREAT QUESTION!! All of our coaches are volunteers. Some of them are Y staff, some are parents helping coach their kids, while others are folks from the community who share the same Y values. ALL of our coaches go through a background check. Your child’s safety is our #1 priority.
How often is practice? Typically our teams practice once a week. We know your life is busy so most of those practices will last around 1 hour. We want to honor your time so we provide resources to the coaches to help make your season the best it can be.
Can I stay and watch practice? Absolutely! We encourage it! As a matter of fact, our teams are always looking for Assistant Coaches if you’re interested in helping. We just ask that you maintain social distancing while watching your child’s practices or games.
What equipment will my child need? Each child will need shin guards, soccer cleats, and a water bottle.
When are evaluations and why are they needed? Evaluations will be held Saturday, August 14th behind the YMCA. Please check back for your child’s evaluation time. Evaluations are a great opportunity for our coaches to evaluate your child for even team placement. Any division that we keep score, we have a draft for that division. This is to ensure teams are balanced and competitive. Your child will need the same equipment for evaluations as they will need for games and practices.