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Youth Soccer

YMCA youth soccer is designed to introduce players of all skill levels to the world's most popular sport. The goal is to teach skills, encourage teamwork, and build confidence in all of our players.

 

Youth Soccer

Soccer Intro

At the Y, we offer spring and fall outdoor soccer leagues for boys and girls ages 3-14 at locations across the Greater Louisville and southern Indiana area. We work on skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and character building in a fun, safe environment that allows all players to grow in self-confidence and thrive.

We also offer adaptive soccer leagues in the spring and fall that are specifically designed so that youth with special needs can experience building skills, confidence and friendships through sports.

Indoor soccer leagues are offered in the summer, fall, and winter at the Oldham County Family YMCA Indoor Arena. 

Looking for specific information? Use the links below to find what you're looking for.

Why the Y

  • SKILL DEVELOPMENT

    Our sports programs are progressive with multiple age levels. Your child will continue to build upon their skills year after year.

  • TEAMWORK

    Everyone wins when we work as a team! Children learn the value of working together toward a common goal regardless of the outcome.

  • FUN

    With leagues designed to maximize playing time and touches on the ball along with enthusiastic staff and dedicated volunteers, we guarantee FUN for every child.

  • VOLUNTEER

    Get in the game as a volunteer coach! Volunteer coaches are needed for all YMCA sports. If you’re committed to giving a couple hours a week and want to impact a child’s life, learn more about becoming a volunteer coach.

Schedule

Registration for spring soccer typically opens in January and fall soccer in June. The spring soccer season typically runs from March-May and outdoor soccer from August-October.

Practice schedules are determined by requests, coach availability, venue availability and more.

Starting Price

Starting at $90 for YMCA facility members and $115 for program members. Prices vary by age division.

Ages

3-14 years

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

Kid playing with soccer ball

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

Safety First!

Safety is our top priority. We follow all CDC guidelines, along with those from state and local officials, to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible.

At a Glance

YMCA youth soccer is about much more than winning. Players experience camaraderie, gain essential life skills, build confidence and learn teamwork as they grow.

The field size, ball size and number of players on the field are age appropriate. Teams are coached by YMCA volunteer coaches. Registration includes a jersey and socks. Shin guards are required for all age groups and cleats are recommended for ages 9 and up.

Teams practice once a week on weeknights for an hour. Most games are played on Saturdays, but there may be a few weeknight games to accommodate holidays, school breaks, and make up games. Players are assigned to teams based on practice availability, requests, skill level and age in order to best balance teams

Program Levels

  • Ages 3-4 Co-ed

    This is an introduction to the sport with a focus on social growth, teamwork and basic concepts and skills of the sport. This division will play six practices and games.

  • Ages 5-6 Co-ed

    This division focuses on teamwork, skill development, positioning and fun. Teams are guaranteed to play seven games over the course of the season. A size 3 ball is used.

  • Ages 7-8 Boys/7-8 Girls

    These divisions emphasize skill development, strategic concepts of the game, positioning, teamwork, character development and fun. Teams are guaranteed to play seven games over the course of the season. Teams in these divisions travel to play other teams in the same age division at other Y sites across the greater Louisville area. A size 4 ball is used.

  • Ages 9-11 Boys/9-11 Girls

    These divisions emphasize skill development, strategic concepts of the game, positioning, teamwork, character development and fun. Teams are guaranteed to play seven games over the course of the season. Teams in this division travel to play other teams in the same age division at other Y sites set up across the greater Louisville area. There will be an end-of-season tournament for this age group. A size 4 ball is used.

  • Ages 12-14 Boys/12-14 Girls

    These divisions will emphasize skill development, strategic concepts of the game, positioning, teamwork, character development and fun. Teams are guaranteed to play seven games over the course of the season. Teams in these divisions will travel to play other other teams in the same age division at other YMCA sites across the greater Louisville area. There will be an end-of-season tournament for this age group. A size 5 ball is used.

Ready To Register?

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration.

Register online with promo code FS2022 by July 11, 2022 to save on fall soccer registration fees.

If no sessions are available for registration, please contact the branch to learn when the next session is scheduled.

Child getting ready to throw soccer ball into play

Coed Adaptive Youth Soccer

YMCA Adaptive Sports programs are designed so that youth with special needs can experience building skills, confidence and friendships through sports. Sessions include practice and games, which are adapted to encourage maximum participation and progress for every child. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child during the drills and skills portions of the program.

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration. Registration for spring adaptive soccer typically opens in January and fall adaptive soccer in June.

If no sessions are available for registration, please contact the branch to learn when the next session is scheduled.

Boys in soccer jerseys getting ready to play indoor soccer

Indoor Youth Soccer

Whether your child is new to soccer or wants to maintain the skills they've developed, our Indoor soccer program is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun with their teammates. Indoor soccer is offered at the Oldham County Family YMCA's Indoor Arena with summer, fall, and winter leagues.

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration. Registration for summer indoor soccer typically opens in March, fall indoor soccer typically opens in June, and winter indoor soccer typically opens in November.

If no sessions are available for registration, please contact the branch to learn when the next session is scheduled.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What YMCA locations offer youth soccer?

What YMCA locations offer youth soccer?

Youth soccer is offered by the following YMCAs:

  • Bullitt County YMCA
  • Clark County Family YMCA
  • Floyd County Family YMCA
  • Northeast Family YMCA
  • Oldham County Family YMCA
  • Republic Bank Foundation YMCA
  • Southeast Family YMCA
  • Southwest Family YMCA
  • YMCA at Norton Commons

Practices and games may take place at locations other than the YMCA.

The Oldham County Family YMCA also offers Indoor Soccer at the Oldham County Family YMCA Indoor Arena.

 

When does soccer registration open?

When does soccer registration open?

Registration for spring outdoor soccer typically opens in January and fall outdoor soccer typically opens in June.

Registration for summer indoor soccer typically opens in March, fall indoor soccer typically opens in June, and winter indoor soccer typically opens in November.

When is the soccer season?

When is the soccer season?

The spring outdoor soccer season typically runs March-May. The fall outdoor soccer season typically runs August-October.

The summer indoor soccer season typically runs June-August. The fall indoor soccer season typically runs August-October. The winter indoor soccer season typically runs January-March.

How do I become a coach?

How do I become a coach?

The Y wouldn't be the same without our volunteers, and youth sports is no exception. Coaching at the Y allows you to make a difference in your community and in the lives of many children. We value your involvement in the youth sports program and your impact in influencing positive growth and development for young people. Find out more about volunteer opportunities here.

Still Need Help?

Please feel free to contact our Youth Sports team at [email protected].

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