Youth Sports

Recreational Soccer

Program Description

The YMCA's Youth Soccer program strives to create an environment that encourages participation, having fun, and learning the basics of game skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. Our volunteer coaches prioritize teaching our kids good sportsmanship, so they can learn to respect their opponents and the game itself. Our goal is to help our kids develop a passion for the sport and have a great time while doing it!

Ages

The YMCA's recreational youth soccer program is for kids aged 3-10.

  • 3 to 4 age division

  • 5 to 6 age division

  • 7 to 8 age division

  • 9 to 10 age division

2024 Season Dates

Indoor Season: January 13 - February 24, 2024
Spring Season: March 23 - May 18, 2024
Fall Season: August 24 - October 12, 2024

Cost

YMCA Member: $40 (Become a Member)
Community: $57

*$5 late fee after community registration is closed

Youth Soccer Registration

Online registration is open for Y members and community participants during the listed registration dates. During late registration please call or email us about availability.

Winter Indoor

Season Dates:
January 13 - February 24, 2024

Registration Dates

  • Coach Registration: November 21
  • Y Member: November 27 - December 18
  • Community Participant: December 4 - 18

Spring Outdoor

Season Dates:
March 23 - May 18, 2024

Registration Dates

  • Coach Registration: February 5
  • Y Member: February 12 - March 1
  • Community Participant: February 19 - March 1

Fall Outdoor

Season Dates:
August 24 - October 12, 2024

Registration Dates

  • Coach Registration: July 1
  • Y Member: July 8 - 28
  • Community Participant: July 15 - 28

League Information

  • 6 games per season.
  • Games held on Saturdays. Game times vary.
  • Volunteer Coaches
  • Focuses on fundamentals and new skill development
  • All players play a minimum 1/2 of each game
  • Weekly practices will be scheduled at the discretion of the volunteer coach.
  • Individual team schedules and picture schedules can be located by logging into your
    Playerspace account.

Resources to Download

PlayerSpace Information

We are pleased to announce that The YMCA Of The Greater Tri-Cities has partnered with PlayerSpace for electronic communication and league management.

After you register for your sports programs with the YMCA, your Sports Director will be using PlayerSpace to:

  • Assign players to their teams
  • Create and share game schedules and one-time events, like picture day
  • Communicate with you throughout the entire process

PlayerSpace FAQs For Parents

PlayerSpace FAQs For Coaches

Volunteer to Coach

Please Read Thoroughly

Volunteer Coach Sign-ups and Requirement

The safety of our volunteer coaches, participants and families is our top priority and that is why we are updating the volunteer coach application to include a national background check and child abuse prevention training. Please see below the steps you need to take to be eligible to coach.

How to Register to Coach

If you have coached in the past and have completed the requirements in PlayerSpace

  • Email kim@ymcatricities.org to be added to the season in playerspace. Please indicate your first and last name and the sport you are wanting to volunteer for in your email.
  • Once you have been added to the season, log in to your PlayerSpace account and go to "participation requirements." There you will be able to complete the volunteer form and renew any expired requirements.

If you are new to coaching at the YMCA of The Greater Tri-Cities:

  • Continue reading and then click on the "BECOME A YMCA COACH" button below.
  • Select the sport you wish to volunteer for and complete the following.
    • Criminal Background Check
    • Heads Up Concussion Video
    • Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers
    • Sport-specific volunteer form (the sport you select in your background application will indicate which volunteer form is needed.  Be sure to select the correct sport and season)

The Heads up concussion video, abuse risk management, and volunteer form can be found by going to participation requirements under your PlayerSpace profile.

  • The volunteer requirements must be completed within 2 weeks of registering as a volunteer.  You will not be assigned to a team until they are completed.
  • If you need help or access to a computer, the YMCA can help.  Please call to set up a time to come in to complete the volunteer requirements.
  • Once you have completed the above tasks and your background check has been approved, you are eligible for 2 years to coach YMCA youth sports.  If you are continuing to coach multiple sports, email kim@ymcatricities.org to be added to the season in PlayerSpace. Once you have been added to the season, login to your PlayerSpace account and go to "participation requirements." There you will be able to complete the volunteer form specific to the sport you are coaching and renew any expired requirements.
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Reporting Suspected Abuse

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