Teamwork & Fun.

Youth Soccer

Youth SOccer

When your child plays soccer at the YMCA, they learn more than just skills on the field. They will learn about teamwork and have lots of fun

All age groups are coed. This is a recreational league: playing time is mandatory (two quarters) except for disciplinary actions (yellow or red cards).

Registration: Now – February 29th             Applications received after will be charged an extra $10 late fee.

Ages: Any child with a birthdate between 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2020.

Coaches will contact players no later than March 18th regarding practice times for the following week. Practices will be held one evening a week at the Kennedy Center. Games are held on Saturdays at the YMCA Kennedy Center (5800 Ohio River Road) starting April 6th.

The YMCA works to try to accommodate all requests but are not guaranteed. Please list any requests on your application. We can not take any requests after March 1st.

To receive the member rate, your child must be a member at either of the following locations:

  • Y Family Membership (10th Avenue | 525.8127)
  • OR Youth Facility Membership (917 9th Street |  697-7113)

Youth Facility Membership costs $48.00 annually.

For more information, contact Nick Johnson at or 304.697.7113.


Answers to common questions


Jersey and matching socks will be provided by the Y for game matches.

All practices at the Kennedy Center

Parents must provide: Shinguards (required) and soccer ball. Ball size 3 for U8 and younger, ball size 4 for U9 through U11, and ball size 5 for U12 and up.

Cleats are optional tennis shoes are fine – this is especially true in the younger ages where planting the foot and making sharp cuts is uncommon. Practice shorts can be whatever you own. Players will also need practice clothing. Visit the concession stand “swap section” for cleats, shinguards, goalie gloves, balls that have been outgrown or donated.

Requests: We will do our best to work with you on getting your child a practice night when they are available to practice.

Misc: Jewelry may not be worn during games or practice (including newly pierced ears). Shinguards MUST be worn. CASTS are NOT permitted. DOGS are not permitted.

For more information, contact the Huntington Y at 304.697.7113.