Youth Soccer

Sports
Ages and 4 - 9

Our Youth Soccer program helps kids become not only better soccer players, but better people as well. It’s a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, teamwork, and family involvement.

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Y Youth Sports focuses on character, sportsmanship, participation and fun! Basic skills are developed through games and activities. Children are encouraged to play at least one half of every game. Every game starts with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a COVID-friendly, non-touch handshake. All children are rewarded for season participation.

  • Ages 4-11
  • Co-Ed
  • 60 minute weekly practice
  • Financial assistance available

SEASON DATES

  • Kinder Soccer: Saturdays - April 10th thru May 15th (6-weeks)
  • Soccer: Saturdays - March 27th - May 22nd (8-weeks). No games 4/3

REGISTRATION DATES:

  • Kinder Soccer: Registration closes 3/22
  • Soccer: Registration closes 3/15

Not seeing all the soccer registration options below? Click here for a full listing.

 

COVID Safety Protocols

  • All coaches and players will have their temperature taken
  • All coaches will be required to wear a mask
  • All spectators are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
  • All players will wear a mask on the sidelines and when not on the field of play
  • We encourage limited numbers of spectators (ie adults and dependents from the player’s household)
  • Areas will be marked around the field and spectators must maintain social distancing at all times
  • All coaches, spectators and athletes must bring their own water

GAME LOCATIONS

  • Buda Sportsplex, next to Hays Communities Y (for registrations under Hays Y, Springs Y, and Southwest Y)
  • East Communities YMCA (for registrations under Northwest Y, TownLake Y, and East Communities Y)

OTHER DETAILS

  • Kinder Soccer does not practice during the week. 
  • Soccer (ages 6+) will practice for one-hour each week. 
  • Games are played within a one-hour period. 
  • Teams are coached by volunteers - who must pass background check, complete child sexual abuse prevention training, and attend pre-season coaches training. 
  • Jerseys are provided for each participant prior. Players may wear shorts or pants of any color, may wear cleats, and must wear shinguards. Long socks over the shinguards are required during all practices and games. 
  • Soccer ball sizes: Ages 4-7, size 3 & Ages 8-11, size 4

Visit our volunteer training page for details and requirements to become a coach for YMCA of Austin sports leagues. 

Below are the inclement weather guidelines for YMCA of Austin youth soccer. These are relevant for games and practices.

1. If any outdoor field has standing water, then games will be cancelled.

2. YMCA game and practice lead staff will use the Weather Bug app to monitor inclement weather, including lightning in the area. In the event of a lightning/thunderstorm, procedures have been established for all outdoor youth sports and recreational activities to ensure the utmost safety for all of our participants. At the first sound of thunder, participants will be cleared from the playing field to a shelter or to their cars. The game will be suspended for thirty (30) minutes from the last sound of thunder before resuming play. Site supervisors and referees will notify all participants when it is safe to resume play or if the games have been cancelled for the day due to the weather.

3. Heat weather guidelines must be followed  Coaches should enforce this policy during practices and games. 

4. Parent Notifications for Cancelled Games:

  • If games start the second half before being cancelled, then the games result will stand as determined by the score at the time of cancellation. If the game is cancelled during the first half, then the game will be made up, if possible.
  • If games are cancelled, a notification will be displayed on the YMCA website, YMCA branch Facebook page, and an email will be sent to all coaches, via Playerspace, two hours prior (if possible).

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