Youth Soccer

Youth Soccer

 

 

Baxter Close (Ages 3&4)

Baxter Close YMCA
2/27/24 - 4/30/24
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The Baxter Close YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This program is a youth recreational league that allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasizes soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024

Practices and Games

3&4 age division will do a “practice/play”. They have a 20-minute practice then a game directly after the practice.

UNIFORM INFORMATION

The multi-sport reversible jersey must be ordered before the  first game. Please use this link to order your jersey. 

Apparel Ordering with Augusta Sportswear (tuosystems.com)

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If you child is showing any flu like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

What to Expect for this age group:

  1. Introduction to Passing
  2. Introduction to Positioning
  3. Introduction to Dribbling
  4. Basic Shooting Form

Contact Information: Justine Blue, Program Director

E   [email protected]

 


Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/27/24 - 04/30/24
Tu - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024

Baxter Close (Ages 5&6)

Baxter Close YMCA
2/26/24 - 5/2/24
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The Baxter Close YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This program is a youth recreational league that allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasizes soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

UNIFORM INFORMATION

The multi-sport reversible jersey must be ordered before the  first game. Please use this link to order your jersey. 

Apparel Ordering with Augusta Sportswear (tuosystems.com)

Practices and Games

Ages 5 & 6 will use our “practice/play model”, which means they will have a 20-minute practice, followed by a game.

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If you child is showing any flu like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

 

What to Expect for this age group:

  1. Introduction to Passing
  2. Introduction to Positioning
  3. Introduction to Dribbling
  4. Basic Shooting Form

Contact Information: Justine Blue, Program Director

E   [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/26/24 - 04/29/24
Mo - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024
02/28/24 - 05/01/24
We - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024
02/29/24 - 05/02/24
Th - 5:30 pm - 1 hr
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024

Baxter Close (Ages 7-9)

Baxter Close YMCA
2/26/24 - 5/4/24
VIEW

The Baxter Close YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This program is a youth recreational league that allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasizes soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

One hour practices are scheduled Monday-Thursday between 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Game times can range from, but not limited to, 6:00pm-8:00pm Fridays nights or 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturdays.

UNIFORM INFORMATION

The multi-sport reversible jersey must be ordered before the  first game. Please use this link to order your jersey. 

Apparel Ordering with Augusta Sportswear (tuosystems.com)

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If you child is showing any flu like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

What to Expect for this age group:

  1. Introduction to Passing
  2. Introduction to Positioning
  3. Introduction to Dribbling
  4. Basic Shooting Form

Contact Information: Justine Blue, Program Director

E   [email protected]

 


Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Boys
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Girls
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024

Baxter Close (Ages 10-12)

Baxter Close YMCA
2/26/24 - 5/4/24
VIEW

The Baxter Close YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This program is a youth recreational league that allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasizes soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

One hour practices are scheduled Monday-Thursday between 5:30pm-8:00pm.

Game times can range from, but not limited to, 6:00pm-8:00pm Fridays nights or 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturdays.

UNIFORM INFORMATION

The multi-sport reversible jersey must be ordered before the  first game. Please use this link to order your jersey. 

Apparel Ordering with Augusta Sportswear (tuosystems.com)

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If you child is showing any flu like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

What to Expect for this age group:

  1. Introduction to Passing
  2. Introduction to Positioning
  3. Introduction to Dribbling
  4. Basic Shooting Form

Contact Information: Justine Blue, Program Director

E   [email protected]

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
12/18/23 12/31/24 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 150.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Boys
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Girls
Registration
Closed on
02/12/2024

Indian Land 3 & 4 year old

Indian Land YMCA
3/9/24 - 10/19/24
VIEW

The Indian Land YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This youth recreational league program allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasize soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

Ages 3 & 4 will use our “practice/play model”, which means they will have a 20-minute practice, followed by a game on Saturdays.

Practice/Play game times can range anywhere from 8:00 am – 10:00 am on Saturday mornings depending on the number of teams and players signed up.

YMCA-PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All participants must order their jerseys prior to the season beginning. Use this link to place your order.

https://augustasportswear.tuosystems.com/stores/ymcaofupperpalmetto

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If your child is showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

Weather Policy: Games and Practices are subject to being canceled due to weather. Games and practices may not be made up and no refunds will be given due to weather.

What to expect for this age group:

  1. Introduction to Toe-touches and stopping the ball
  2. Introduction to Shooting
  3. Introduction to Defense
  4. Introduction to Goalkeeping

Expect to see staff and coaches having fun and trying to herd cats. The goal is to create a fun experience for the child to continue to play the sport. Ifs it’s not fun, kids will lose interest at this age.

Contact Information: Troy Love, Program Director

E   [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s)
03/09/24 - 05/04/24
Sa
Waiting List  
09/07/24 - 10/19/24
Sa
Registration
will open on
06/18/2024

Indian Land 5 & 6 year old

Indian Land YMCA
3/9/24 - 10/19/24
VIEW

The Indian Land YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This youth recreational league program allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasize soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

Ages 5 & 6 will use our “practice/play model”, which means they will have a 20-minute practice, followed by a game on Saturdays.

Practice/Play game times can range anywhere from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on Saturday mornings depending on the number of teams and players signed up.

Jerseys

Jerseys and Shorts must be ordered before the first game. Please use this link to order your jersey.

https://augustasportswear.tuosystems.com/stores/ymcaofupperpalmetto

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If your child is showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

Weather Policy: Games and Practices are subject to being canceled due to weather. Games and practices may not be made up and no refunds will be given due to weather.

What to Expect for this age group:

  1. Introduction to Passing
  2. Introduction to Positioning
  3. Introduction to Dribbling
  4. Basic Shooting Form

Kids will start to learn fundamentals at this age level. The importance of this age is to learn. Coaches are looking to introduce all aspects of offense while promoting growth on and off the field.

Contact Information: Troy Love, Program Director
E:   [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s)
03/09/24 - 05/04/24
Waiting List  
09/07/24 - 10/19/24
Registration
will open on
06/18/2024

Indian Land 7 & 8 year old

Indian Land YMCA
2/26/24 - 10/19/24
VIEW

The Indian Land YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This youth recreational league program allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasize soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

One-hour practices are scheduled Monday-Thursday between 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. All age groups will play games on Saturdays.

Game times can range from, but are not limited to, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

Jerseys

Jerseys and Shorts must be ordered before the first game. Please use this link to order your jersey.

https://augustasportswear.tuosystems.com/stores/ymcaofupperpalmetto

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If your child is showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

Weather Policy: Games and Practices are subject to being canceled due to weather. Games and practices may not be made up and no refunds will be given due to weather.

What to Expect for this age group:

  1. Proper Passing Techniques
  2. Development of Positions
  3. Introduction to One-on-One Defense
  4. Ball Control & Dribbling

The U8 program encourages movement through soccer-related children’s games. A young player’s soccer experience should be a positive and fun one. Competitive pressures should be discouraged and players should be focused on the “everyone wins” theory. U8 players will be expected to be able to dribble with both feet, develop a soft first touch, and be comfortable shooting and passing. More importantly, they will have fun and develop a love for the game.

Contact Information: Troy Love, Program Director
E:   [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Waiting List  
08/26/24 - 10/19/24
Registration
will open on
06/18/2024

Indian Land 9 & 10 years old

Indian Land YMCA
2/26/24 - 10/19/24
VIEW

The Indian Land YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This youth recreational league program allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasize soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

One-hour practices are scheduled Monday-Thursday between 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. All age groups will play games on Saturdays.

Game times can range from, but are not limited to, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

YMCA-PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All participants must order their jerseys prior to the season beginning. Use this link to place your order.

https://augustasportswear.tuosystems.com/stores/ymcaofupperpalmetto

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If your child is showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

Weather Policy: Games and Practices are subject to being canceled due to weather. Games and practices may not be made up and no refunds will be given due to weather.

What to Expect in this age group:

  1. Introduction to Formations
  2. Passing & Movement
  3. Finishing & Shooting
  4. Proper Goalkeeping Technique

This is where motor skills are more refined. Children now can think in advance and begin to anticipate where the ball will be, as well as have the ability to stay at tasks longer. Children can identify with a team and begin to make friends. Socialization becomes very important. This is where “traditional” soccer is beginning as we transition to the 8v8 format with the addition of a Goalkeeper. Repetition of skills becomes very important.

Contact Information: Troy Love, Program Director
E:   [email protected]


Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Waiting List  
08/26/24 - 10/19/24
Registration
will open on
06/18/2024

Indian Land 11 & 12 years old

Indian Land YMCA
2/26/24 - 10/19/24
VIEW

The Indian Land YMCA Youth Soccer League is for ages 3-12. This youth recreational league program allows participants of all levels a chance to play. At the Y, every child plays at least half of every game. The leagues will emphasize soccer skill development, good sportsmanship, character development, teamwork, and most importantly: FUN!

Age Divisions

Age determination is based on the age of the participant on or before May 4, 2024.

Practices and Games

One-hour practices are scheduled Monday-Thursday between 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. All age groups will play games on Saturdays.

Game times can range from, but are not limited to, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturdays.

YMCA-PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

All participants must order their jerseys prior to the season beginning. Use this link to place your order.

https://augustasportswear.tuosystems.com/stores/ymcaofupperpalmetto

REGISTRATION FEE

Members: $75 Non-Member: $150

Additional Information

Team/Coach info will be EMAILED on February 21st.

Coaches Meeting: Tuesday, February 20th @ 6:00pm

Other Equipment Required: Shin Guards & Cleats

We will break from March 25th-April 6th due to Easter Weekend and Spring Break. This means there will be NO GAMES OR PRACTICES during those two weeks.

Other Information

Sick Policy: If your child is showing flu-like symptoms, please do not attend practice or games. Your child may return to practice and games when there are no symptoms.

  • If the YMCA has to cancel any programming due to government mandate in the State of South Carolina or if the YMCA chooses to cancel due to rising cases or exposure within the program, then we would offer participants the option to have an online credit placed on their account or for a full refund back to their original payment method.
  • If the parent or player cannot participate because they have been asked to quarantine or are sick, then a refund would not be given.

Weather Policy: Games and Practices are subject to being canceled due to weather. Games and practices may not be made up and no refunds will be given due to weather.

What to Expect in this age group:

  1. Introduction to Formations
  2. Passing & Movement
  3. Finishing & Shooting
  4. Proper Goalkeeping Technique

This is where motor skills are more refined. Children now can think in advance and begin to anticipate where the ball will be, as well as have the ability to stay at tasks longer. Children can identify with a team and begin to make friends. Socialization becomes very important. This is where “traditional” soccer is beginning as we transition to the 8v8 format with the addition of a Goalkeeper. Repetition of skills becomes very important.

Contact Information: Troy Love, Program Director
E:   [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/13/23 11/14/27 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 150.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
02/26/24 - 05/04/24
Waiting List  
08/26/24 - 10/19/24
Registration
will open on
06/18/2024

 

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

Meet Antoinette Johnson, the inspiring culinary star of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” Hailing from Lexington, KY, she transforms simple, humble ingredients into extraordinary dishes, all while championing the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce. Through her triumph on “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” Antoinette’s unwavering perseverance catapulted her career, proving that with passion and determination, anything is possible. With a heart dedicated to community and a love for supporting local farmers, Antoinette’s journey is a testament to embracing change, fostering growth, and inspiring others to follow their culinary dreams.

Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.