Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is one of the best places to learn and play this worldwide game and have a lot of fun while doing it! YMCA soccer emphasizes fun, teamwork, sportsmanship and inclusion for all, while encouraging kids to be active – a benefit to them both physically and mentally, as active kids are not only healthier, but do better in school.

At the YMCA we offer both soccer leagues and classes/clinics. Soccer leagues are eight-week programs focusing on fun, while teaching team play and basic soccer skills. Soccer classes/clinics are directed toward specific groups to provide an introduction and more in-depth instruction on skills and strategies.

We're always looking for community support in running our soccer programs, if you're interested in becoming a youth soccer coach, please join us today.
 

 Fall Soccer Leagues

Registration opens Monday, July 25, 2022.

The fall season will run from August 29 through October 29, 2022


Spring Soccer Leagues

Registration opens Monday, February 20, 2023

The spring season will run from April 3 - June 10, 2023

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More Information about Soccer Leagues

What are the age requirements to participate in soccer leagues?

Soccer leagues are available for children ages 3 - 12. Children are split into leagues based on age (ages 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12). 

 

How much are YMCA Soccer Leagues?

$110 for YMCA members

$135 for nonmembers.

Each participant will receive a jersey.


Not a member? Learn more about membership and member benefits including discounted rates on programs. 

 

Which YMCA locations offer youth soccer?

Brandywine, Jennersville, Kennett Area, Lionville Community, Oscar Lasko and Upper Main Line YMCAs all offer youth soccer leagues.
 

How often and at what time is practice?

Practices are determined based on field/ gym availability, as well as the availability of the coaches. Schedules will be sent out at a later date.

During registration, families have the opportunity to note one day that does NOT work for their schedule. 

 

When are the games?

All games are held on Saturdays.

Will there be “away” games?

Yes, YMCA of Greater Brandywine soccer leagues may travel within the association. 
 

What equipment is required?

Shin guards are mandatory for all players. The YMCA does not provide these. 
 

Is there a uniform?

Each player will receive a jersey that we ask is worn at each game. In addition, all players must wear rubber cleats or sneakers. Jeans and sweatpants are prohibited as well as jewelry, watches, wristbands and barrettes. 
 

Will my child play in every game?

All players MUST play at least half of each game. No one player may play the entire game unless his/her team has only enough players to field one team.
 

Learn More

Approximately 70% of kids stop playing organized sports by the age of 13 because they say it’s not fun anymore. That’s why the YMCA works to keep fun in the game. 

 

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