Youth Soccer



​The Decatur Family YMCA Youth Soccer Program

Bringing families together for over 35 years.

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.

PRE-K - 8th Grade

Dates to Know:

August 11th (Game Schedules Go LIVE online)

  • Game Schedules can be found at: SITE TBA from playerspace
  • Click “Schedules” in the menu bar
  • Select age division for your child (even search by team name)
  • There you go!


    • 2191 Imboden Court, Decatur, IL 62521 (off of South 51 across from Maranatha/ Richland Insurance on Imboden) Coaches need to pick their team jerseys, parent shirts, and parent packets up from the concession stand. There are two sides. Right side is food, left side is pick up!
    • Parents do not pick up jerseys. The coaches are expected to do so.
    • COACH TRAINING… Date TBA and (Will be before season in August). If interested in coaching, please call 217-872-9622 X 132 or ( or X146) or email 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... Date TBA (Will be before season in August). If interested in becoming a seasonal soccer referee, please call 217-872-9622 X 146 or email and answer the following questions:
      • Name
      • Age
      • Preferred Age Division
      • Contact Info: Phone number & Email
      • Shirt Size

    Q & A

    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.

    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?
    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

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