Youth Soccer

Sports
Ages and 4 - 11

The Y 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.

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

Register

  • Ages 4-11
  • Financial assistance available

Find coach contact info, game times and practice schedules here.

Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators. In fact, parents are crucial to a successful sports season by contributing their time as volunteer coaches - as well as being their kid’s greatest fan. Learn more about volunteering as a youth sports coach here.

FALL REGISTRATION DATES:

  • Discount Registration: June 24th - July 10th 
  • Regular Registration: July 11th - August 8th
  • Late registration:  August 9th - 20th  (+ $20 Late fee„ limited spots)

FALL SEASON DATES:

  • Soccer 4&5 Year Olds: Saturdays, September 17 - October 22 (6 weeks)
    • No Practices
  • Soccer 6-14 Year Olds: Saturdays, September 10 - October 29 (8 weeks)
    • Weekly one-hour practices

Practices are guaranteed to occur at or near your home location, but games are played at YMCAs throughout the YMCA of Austin Association based on registration numbers. YMCA leagues and divisions may be combined with those from other Ys to ensure participation for all.

*10/11 divisions may travel for games*

The YMCA of Austin has a responsibility to our community to serve youth and their families through positive experiences that teach them the value of community togetherness. 

YMCA of Austin youth sports will focus on the development of the whole child through age-appropriate & character-based curriculum, delivered in a judgement-free environment that allows participants to learn, develop, and be filled with joy. 

These recreational youth development programs will produce memorable game-day experiences.

Through purposeful training of staff and volunteers, targeted marketing, and clear communication, the YMCA of Austin can fill the gap in our community and provide non-competitive youth sports leagues, so that young people may:

  • Develop youth sports skills & grow into well-rounded athletes and people;
  • Realize their potential as active, engaged, and thriving global thinkers; 
  • Participate in YMCA youth sports for three or more seasons and who will enroll in other Y youth programs.
  • Kinder Soccer does not practice during the week. 
  • Soccer (ages 6+) will practice for one-hour each week. 
  • All leagues are co-ed.
  • 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
  • Coaches are encouraged to wear masks when not able to social distance (at least 6 ft apart)
  • Coaches, players and spectators must bring their own water. 
  • Good game handshake lines are permitted 

YMCA of Austin Concussion Guide

Volunteers are crucial to the success of our program. Thank you very much for volunteering your time and talent to serve as Y youth sports volunteer coach.

Resources:

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).

Please contact your local YMCA for Youth Sports Inquiries

Northwest Family YMCA - 512.335.9622

East Communities YMCA - 512.933.9622

TownLake YMCA - 512.542.9622

Southwest Family YMCA - 512.891.9622

Hays Communities YMCA - 512.523.0099

Springs Family YMCA - 512.894.3309

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