The YMCA Youth Soccer program is designed to meet each player at their current level of play and provide opportunities to increase their individual skills. The goal is that these opportunities lead to an overall enjoyment of the game for years to come. Through participation in practices and games, players learn sportsmanship, how to work as a team and also build quality relationships with players and coaches in the program.
The YMCA Soccer Program is for boys and girls 3 to 12 years of age, who wish to play recreational level soccer. Teams are coached by volunteer parent coaches. They will have official practices before the season begins and play an 8 game schedule. Players in our 3-4 year old league will practice two weeks before games then have 15 minute practice and 30 minute game each Saturday.
Registration Starts: July 1
Registration Ends: August 15
Coaches Meeting: TBA
Parents Meeting: TBA
First week of practice: August 24
First Game: September 12
Last Game: October 31
3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12
**Age is as of August 1, 2015. Players are welcome to play up an age group but NEVER down.
PRACTICE AND GAME LOCATIONS
Ages 3-10 will practice at the Alabaster YMCA. Ages 11-12 will practice at the Alabaster Church of God. Ages 3-6 will play games at the Alabaster YMCA. Ages 7-12 will play games at the Alabaster YMCA, Alabaster Church of God, Pelham YMCA, or Calera Soccer Complex.
Each player will need to bring a ball and shin guards to each practice. Players can wear any type of athletic shoes or cleats with no metal spikes. Players must also wear shin guards at every game. For a list of ball sizes for each age group please look below.
Ages 3-8: Size 3
Ages 9-10: Size 4
Ages 11 and up: Size 5
Our program depends on volunteer coaches, assistant coaches and team parents. For more information, contact
How to register:
You may register online or at the YMCA Front Desk. Parents are able to choose practice day and time at registration. Payment is due at time of registration. Financial Assistance is available.
For questions or more information please contact Chris Honeycutt at email@example.com
Picture day information
Picture day is September 19. Click here for the schedule. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
GAME SCHEDULES & Rules of the game
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3-4 years old
5-6 years old
7-8 years old
9-10 years old