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YMCA Soccer

Fall Registration is Now Open - August 8th

YMCA Soccer emphasizes fun, family involvement, skill development, and teamwork. The YMCA pairs soccer along with character development, providing the best environment for young athletes to grow and dream big!

Ages: PreK - 6th Grade


LEAGUE INFORMATION:

  • Welcome to the YMCA Soccer page! We are excited to have you as a part of our soccer family! YMCA Soccer is a Decatur Family YMCA Youth Sport Program.
  • All games will be played on Saturday mornings/ early afternoons (unless otherwise noted). YMCA Soccer is home to the Historic YMCA Sports Park located at 2121 S. Imboden Ct. in Decatur (previously the Borg Warner Sports Complex). Our sports park is located directly behind Huff Lumber on US Hwy 51 in Decatur.
  • Teams are created based on requests, similar schools, grades, and roster completions. Once finalized, game schedules will be available on this page. Game schedules will not be finalized until August 12th. Your child's coach will also provide you with your teams game schedule.
  • We encourage you to follow our YMCA Facebook Page for important information, weather related updates/cancellations, schedules and other notifications.


PLAYER DRESS CODE:

Players will receive 2 game jerseys. Shorts or pants are players preference for practices and games. Please be weather conscious when dressing your athlete.

All players are required to have & wear shin guards in order to play - no exceptions. If player has a soccer ball, he/she should bring it to all practices along with their own water bottle. Player may wear non-metal soccer cleats or they may also wear regular tennis shoes.


PRACTICE INFORMATION & CONTACT BY COACHES:

  • Pre-K & K players practice for 30-minutes on Saturday mornings immediately before their game. They do not practice during the week.
  • 1st - 6th Grade players will practice during the week at the Y Sports Park. Weekly practice day & time are determined by our volunteer coaches. Coaches will contact players no later than August 22nd. Coaches will provide practice info, game schedules, and other important season information.
  • Practices begin the week of August 23rd for 1st-6th grade. PreK - K will have the opportunity to practice for 2 weeks before their first game, then will begin their pre-game, 30-minute practices for the remainder of the season.


WAYS TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD:


WE CAN HELP!

Income based registration rates are available through our Financial Assistance Program. The program assistance for is placed below. Please fill out this 1-page form and turn in and email it to ymca@decaturymca.org. You will be contacted with your potential reduced registration fee if you qualify.

YMCA Youth Soccer Financial Assistance Form  

Volunteer as a coach & your child plays for FREE!

Coaching your child's team is a great way to spend extra time with you child! You are also a role model for other young athletes and impact your community in a positive way. Coach with a friend, family member or with another parent. Either way, we hope you consider becoming a coach this season.


Responsibilities of a coach:

  • Successfully complete and pass a background check
  • Coach practices & games throughout the season
  • Communicate with parents regarding season & team information, games, practices, team pictures, schedules, cancellations, etc. Communication with parents on a weekly basis is a vital component of being a coach
  • Communicate with the Sports Director as needed
  • Consistently implement the YMCA core values & mission

All interested coaches should attend one of the scheduled pre-season coaches meetings. If coaches are unable to attend a meeting, then a one-on-one meeting can be setup with the Sports Coordinator at an alternate date.

Please contact Matt Laws if interested in coaching. Coaching priority will be given to returning volunteer coaches, then on a first come first serve basis.

MULTI-FAMILY DISCOUNT

Have more than one child you need to register? Take advantage of our multi-family discount. 1st child registered is full-price. Any additional children registered receive $10 off each! To register for a multi-family discount, please contact Debra Clark at debra.clark@decaturymca.org or call 217-872-9622 ext. 129

Those registering for multi-family will not be able to register online. Please contact Debra to register.

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

We are currently accepting personal or corporate sponsors for our soccer league. Please contact the Sports Coordinator, Matt Laws at ymca.sports@decaturymca.org if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or for more information.


YMCA Soccer Fall Season Information

Registration Dates: July 6 - August 8th

Season Dates: August 28th - October 9th

Practices: Begin in August

For more information about our Youth Sports programs, contact the YMCA at (217) 872-9622

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