Youth Soccer

2nd Year!!!! Youth Outdoor Fall Soccer! (Aug 25 - Oct 5, 2019)

The Y is very excited to follow in the footsteps of UYS and continue the legacy of REC SPORTS in Urbana. We look forward to offering a great experience for the youth in our community in our 2nd year.

Practice and Game Information

  • Practices will be at the coaches discrection starting the week of Aug 12th. Weeknights and Saturday mornings are available.
  • Games will be scheduled for all age groups on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 PM (may go earlier as darkness becomes earlier). Other than Opening Day August 12th, Saturdays will be used stricly as rain-out dates or open practice slots for teams that choose.
  • Teams will be scheduled for a miniumum of 10 games during the season, plus a single elimination tournament for U8 and above.
  • U5 Boys and Girls league will play modified/shortened games, but focus at the beginning of every game will be practing skills and fundamentals on their side of the field with their own coach. Official Rules will be posted soon, but games will consist of 3 vs 3 with NO GOALIE.

Age as of July 1, 2019

U5 Girls (3 and 4 year olds)

U5 Boys (3 and 4 year olds)

U8 Girls (5-7 year olds)

U8 Boys (5-7 year olds)

U11 Co-ed (8-10 year olds)

U14 Co-ed (11-13 year olds)

Past Season

2019 "Bitty" Indoor Soccer for ages 3-6

Registration: Jan - Feb

Session: Feb - Mar

Coaches Meeting: Tentatively February

3&4 YRS OLDS: Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 12th, we will be focusing on FUNdamentals of soccer: footwork, handling, dribbling, shooting, and passing.We will keep the focus on fun and learning and pepper each practice with life lessons such as listening, sharing and team-work. This “Little Dribblers” league will not be having actual games, but many opportunities to get your little ones comfortable with sports. Practices will be held:

Tuesdays 5-5:50 PM
Saturdays 10-10:50 AM

Players are encouraged to do as many practice sessions as they'd like, but are not required to do all. Volunteer parent coaches are definitely still needed and will be assisting!

5&6 YRS OLDS: Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 12th or Thursday, Feb. 14th, players will practice with their own team on Tuesdays at 6:00 PM or Thursdays at 5:00 PM or 6:00 PM. Games will be Saturday mornings starting Feb. 16th at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, or Noon.

$25 Champaign Family Y Member

$40 Program Member


Picture day is tentatively scheduled for

Past Season

2019 Youth Indoor Soccer (Early Spring) for ages 7-12

Youth Indoor Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. All games are played indoors using the entire gym, including walls.

Registration open Feb - Mar



PICTURE DAY - Tentatively set for

Kids will be split into 7-9 year olds and 10-12 year olds (age groups may change based on registration numbers).
All teams will be co-ed.

*Final game of the season will be played outdoors at Urbana University in late April;
awards will be handed out after each game at the Grimes Center during Healthy Kids Day!*