Building Winners for Life
Spring Registration is the entire month of January!
Fall Registration is the entire month of June!
We have several age groups from ages 3 – 11, we may have a U15 team if we have enough to make a team!!!
The YMCA program is affiliated with the U.S. Youth Soccer Association, and follows their recommendations on field size and rosters. The current trend in soccer nationwide is toward smaller sided games with less specialization of players into set positions. There is less emphasis on competition and league standings and more emphasis on individual development and creativity. We want to create well-rounded players who love to play the game, hopefully lifelong. We teach children good sportsmanship and to be gracious winners and graceful losers. “It’s not whether you win or lose – it’s how you play the game.”
Practices will begin early August for U-10, U-12, and U-15 and will generally be 2 nights a week with games on Saturday; your coach will contact you regarding the schedule. Most coaches want players at the field 30 minutes before a game for warm ups and strategy sessions. Practices and games will begin for U8 and U6 around Mid to Late August in the Fall and Mid to March in the Spring. Practices and games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for U6 and Mondays and Wednesdays for U8 from 6:00 – 7:00 at the YMCA, your coach will contact you. In case of bad weather the coach will determine if practice is to be held- the coach or team parent will try to contact you at home. Please give an alternate number if you want to be called elsewhere. Game cancellations are made by the Home Field Coordinator, who contacts the home coaches, who contact the teams, also you may go to http://www.cvrsa.org to see if the fields you are playing on are open for U-10 and above. Schedules and directions to the fields are also provided on the website.
Each team needs a team parent to help the coach with communication and socialization. Please volunteer! It’s not hard, and it helps so much! Duties: 1) distribute notices, 2) help with phone calls in case of practice or game changes or cancellations, 3) make a schedule for juice or snacks, and finally 4) contact parents about items for the end of season celebration.
The YMCA will provide the players with medals at the end of the season. It is up to individual teams to decide whether or not to have an end of season “get-together”. Get with your coach and team parent to decide what you would like to do. If you would like to use any of the Y’s facilities (pavilion, ropes course, climbing wall, pool, gym) please contact Dwayne at the Y. These must be reserved and excluding the pavilion, carry standard fees.
LET’S HAVE A GREAT SEASON!
Dwayne Abbott, Bedford YMCA Sports Director: 540.586.3483 or email at email@example.com
Youth Indoor Soccer registration will begin in October and November. The program will take place in January and February, on Tuesday and Thursday nights, Ages 7 -10 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Ages 11 –14 6:30pm – 7:30pm. This is a great way for kids to keep their “touch,” and skills. There will be a 20 – 30 minute practice session followed by a scrimmage.