Spring Soccer

WHERE CLASSMATES BECOME TEAMMATES...AND TEAMMATES BECOME FAMILY

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​The Decatur Family YMCA Youth Soccer Program

Season opening day is April 28th.

Strengthening the foundation of the community as a leading provider of soccer for kids and promoting volunteerism. We offer outstanding opportunities for the entire family to be involved; learning new skills, making new friends and beginning a lifetime of physical activity that promotes health and well-being. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches or in many other roles under the guidance of Y staff.

YOUTH SPRING SOCCER LEAGUE

A few spots are still open for players in 3rd-8th grade. If you register your child by April 8th at our front desk, the fee is $67.

Season starts April 28, 2018.

  • PRE-K - 8th Grade
      • U5/U6 - 6 weeks (Pre K/Kindergarten)
      • U7/U8 - 7 weeks (1st/2nd grade)
    • U10/U14 - 8 weeks (U10 3rd/4th grade boys; 3rd/4th grade girls.) and (U14 5th-8th grade boys and 5th-8th grade girls)
  • 2191 Imboden Court, Decatur, IL 62521 (off of South 51 across from Maranatha/ Richland Insurance on Imboden)
  • COACH TRAINING… 1 p.m., April 15th at the YMCA. If interested in coaching, please call 217-872-9622 X 132 or ( or X146) or email Kaytlynd.spangler@decaturymca.org and answer the following questions:
    • Name, Age division coaching
    • Contact Info: Phone number& Email
    • Preferred practice location, day, time (may need to change based on team needs)
    • Coach Shirt Size
  • REFEREE TRAINING...7 p.m., April 25 at the YMCA. If interested in becoming a seasonal soccer referee, please call 217-872-9622 X 146 or email kaytlynd.spangler@decaturymca.org and answer the following questions:
    • Name
    • Age
    • Preferred Age Division
    • Contact Info: Phone number & Email
    • Shirt Size

Q & A

When will I hear from my team's coach: Coaches will contact their teams by April 10th.

When and where are games played?
Games are played every Saturday at YMCA Soccer Fields located off Imboden Drive in Decatur, Illinois just on Route 51(Veteran’s Pkwy) at Borg Warner Field.

When and where are practices?
Teams practice one or two times a week, depending on the age level, during weekday evenings. Practices kick off the week of April 16th.

Can my child play with another child in the program?
You will conveniently be placed on a team based on your location and request (requests are not guaranteed).

What do I need for the program?
Everyone needs: Shin guards, long socks over the shin guards, cleats are recommended and water bottles.

The YMCA will provide the jersey. Kids will need a ball for soccer practice and shin guards. Game Days: Team jersey with BLACK SHORTS and shin guards are to be worn on game days. Shin guards must be worn inside soccer socks. Cleats are not required for play, but are recommended. Team shirt and picture information will be handed out at the first game.

Practices: A proper size soccer ball (U5-U8 uses size 3, U10 uses size 4, and U14 uses size 5) and a water bottle should be brought to practice. Shin guards also need to be worn at practice.
Note to parents: Wearing of jewelry is not permitted during YMCA sports. Your child will be required to be remove all jewelry for all practices and games.

For more information on Decatur Family YMCA soccer for kids contact Kaytlynd Spangler at 872-3835 ext 132 or kaytlynd.spangler@decaturymca.org


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