Skills for the Field and Beyond: YMCA Youth Soccer

soccer fbThe Y is the starting point for many kids to learn about becoming and staying active, as well as developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. Lake County YMCA Youth Soccer League not only helps children gain confidence by learning to pass or kick, but it builds positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork.

“The coaches/parents and referees/teens that volunteer to lead these children on the field are incredible. Not only do they teach the basics of soccer, but also they inspire. We have seen shy children become confident and outgoing players,” said Michele Kuester, executive director at the Lake County Y Outdoor Family Center.

Children ages 4-5 can discover their personal best, have fun and be part of a team on the field during the preschool soccer league. As young athletes, our coaches encourage more skill development though games that teach techniques and build confidence. These new improvements to the preschool program also create more opportunity for game exposure.

Soccer at the Y is family friendly because of flexible scheduling, and all games and practices are on Saturdays at the Outdoor Y, 4540 River Road in Perry.

Spring Youth Soccer League registration deadline is Saturday, March 13. Games will be held on Saturdays beginning April 16 thru May 28.

Program fees for children ages 4-18 are $50 Y-members and $60 for program members.

Register in person at the Lake County Outdoor Y or online here.

We also encourage parents and teens to volunteer as coaches and referees respectively. Contact Robb Frisby at 440-259-2724 or if interested in volunteering.


Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold