DEVELOPING OUR YOUNG ATHLETES
YMCA sports nurture the potential of our kids by emphasizing fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment!
YMCA programs are made possible thanks to Volunteer Coaches:
Parents and Guardians are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches - as well as being their kid’s greatest fan.
The Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA gym hosts two age-appropriate weekend Indoor Soccer leagues every winter:
Kindergarten - 6th Grade
YOUTH REC INDOOR LEAGUE
Indoor soccer is a fast-paced game with lots of opportunities for young and experienced players. Learn about the game of soccer and have fun at the same time. Our recreational indoor league is divided into appropriate age groups with an emphasis on participation. Team size is limited to allow for the most playing time possible for each participant. This is a games-only league; teams won’t practice during the week.
Divisions: K – 6th-grade boys & girls (co-ed).
Registration Deadline: 02/08/2022
Program Dates: February 19th – March 26th, 2022
Location: YMCA Gym
Registration Fees: Y Member: $50 ($70 w/ jersey); Community: $75 ($95 w/ jersey)
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
PRESCHOOL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE
Introduce your kids to the game of soccer in this fun learning environment and a great family atmosphere. The league will feature team practice and game experience all incorporated into one hour each week. Volunteer coaches are always appreciated for this family activity.
Divisions: Preschool (ages 4 & 5) boys and girls (co-ed)
Registration Deadline: 02/08/2022
Program Dates: February 17th – March 24th, 2022
Location: YMCA Gym
Registration Fees: Y Family Member: $40 ($60 w/ jersey); Community: $55 ($75 w/ jersey)
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We are here to help!
- Contact our Sports & Recreation Director: Cailee Conlon-Trudo:
- Cailee Conlon-Trudo
Phone | 402-404-8439
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scroll down this page to see answers to our most commonly asked questions
What does this mean for you?
To make the transition as easy as possible:
- "Can I still use my old YMCA jersey?" If you have an old YMCA jersey, your child may still use that jersey until if/when you purchase a YMCA sports shirt.
- Home teams (listed 1st on the game schedules) will wear their black YMCA sports shirts OR their old YMCA jersey with the white side showing.
- Visiting teams (listed 2nd on the game schedules) will wear their black YMCA sports shirt with a red jersey over the top OR their old YMCA jersey with the red side showing.
- Red jerseys for visiting teams: Are provided at the first game of each sport. We ask that they are returned at the end of each game, or at the end of each season.
Where can I pick up my YMCA sports shirt?
- When you purchase your YMCA sports shirt, you may pick it up at the front desk of the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA anytime our facility is open. If you wait to purchase or obtain your shirt on the first day of games, we kindly suggest to arrive at least 20 minutes early before your schedule time.
Equipment required for each participant for indoor soccer:
- YMCA youth sports uniform = YMCA sports shirt. They can be purchased during the registration process and then picked up at the front desk at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA any time our facility is open.
- For safety reasons, we ask that no jewelry be worn during the games.
- Shoes: tennis shoes only - No cleats.
- Shin guards" are mandatory & must be covered by long socks or pants.
The YMCA will provide game nets, soccer balls, and the red jerseys to wear over the YMCA sports shirt for visiting teams.
My child doesn't have a volunteer coach yet for their team, what is being done about this?
Without volunteer coaches, we would not be able to offer our quality Youth Sports programs.
- The majority of our coaches are parents & guardians with a similar philosophy to the Y: sportsmanship and fun are primary goals; winning and losing are secondary. The responsibilities of a coach include promoting the Y philosophy to players, making sure all children get equal playing time and using yourself as a model of sportsmanship and fair play. All coaches must attend a coaches meeting prior to each season.
- If your child doesn't have a parent or guardian request that they coach a team: The Sports & Rec Director will email every parent and guardian asking if they would be willing to step up to the task.
- As long as you are willing to learn, we can help anyone become a great coach for their child's team! Your enthusiasm and free training resources provided to you by the YMCA are all you need to become a coach today!
- There are rare instances where we get volunteer coaches from the college athletes or coaches from Siouxland. If you, or anyone you know is interested in being a volunteer coach have them contact Sports & Recreation Director, Cailee Conlon-Trudo at 402-404-8439 or via email email@example.com.
To ensure quality and safety standards: All volunteer coaches are required to complete a background check and meet with the Sports & Recreation Director before they may begin coaching their team.
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