Youth Soccer

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Kick It Into Gear With Soccer!

Our Fundamental Soccer programs are for 4-7 year olds and our Recreational Soccer programs are for 1st-3rd graders. See below for detailed information about our youth soccer programs.

See our Youth Sports Overview & Guide for program details and for times and locations of our youth soccer classes. For other types of programs for YMCA youth such as Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming Classes, see our current Program Guide.

Youth Sports Overview & Guide    Program Guide

Youth Sports Soccer Programs


Fundamental Soccer

In Fundamental Soccer we teach the basic fundamental skills on a smaller field with fewer players while developing values of good sportsmanship, teamwork and self esteem. We will incorporate modified games during the session.

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Program offered to: Ages 4-7

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes or rubber cleats

Locations may include: Broadview YMCA, East Side YMCA, West Side YMCA


Recreational Soccer

In Recreational Soccer for 1st-3rd graders we continue to work on fundamental skills and apply these skills in a game where score will be introduced but not putting emphasis on it. This league will run 1 ¼ hours each week. Week 1 is a team practice. Weeks 2-7 begin with a 30 minute practice followed by a 45 minute game. Here we introduce more game play (unlike Fundamental Sports where we emphasis more on skills and drills with modified games). We may incorporate soft referees in the 3rd week of game play.

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Program offered to: Grades 1-3

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes or rubber cleats
  • Shin guards are recommended but not necessary

Locations may include: Broadview YMCA, East Side YMCA, West Side YMCA