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YMCA Youth Soccer League builds athletic, social and interpersonal skills

Aug 13, 2016 03:14PM ● By Today's Family
The 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.

“Our soccer has grown so much over the past few years. Mainly because 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.

Fall Youth Soccer League registration deadline is Monday, August 22. Games will be held on Saturdays beginning September 17 thru October 29.  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:
We also encourage parents and teens to volunteer as coaches and referees respectively. Contact Liann Cox at 440-259-2724 or [email protected] if interested in volunteering.